Updated November 30, 2020: New entries added

Mobile gaming is synonymous with match-three puzzlers and simple tappy time wasters. But it's also home to some outstanding action games.

Now, we're quite aware that 'action' isn't really a genre in and of itself. Rather, it signifies a certain focus on kinetic, pacy mayhem.

An action game can have you shooting, slashing or bashing. It doesn't really matter how you're laying the smack down in an action game, so long as it's aggressive and thrilling.

Continuing the theme, an action game can come in a wide variety of forms: third person, first person, top-down 2D, 3D.

The following list, then, has all sorts of games in it. The only thing they all share is a commitment to rambunctious action.