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The Best Action Adventure Games

Like an action adventure movie, these games present grand scale adventures with deluxe storylines. The action comes in the gameplay with quick movement, combat, and puzzle sequences. The story progresses through action sequences. There's also an emphasis of flowing narrative as compared to a more methodical puzzle adventure or focused interactivity of a point and click adventure.

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Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Epic Battles
Oceanhorn ™

Oceanhorn ™

FDG Mobile Games GbR

Embark on an epic quest to find your father and unravel ancient secrets

You wake up and find a letter from your father. He is gone, and the only lead is his old notebook and a mysterious necklace. What happened? You'll explore a world filled with danger, puzzles, and secrets, while fighting monsters and learning to use magic to uncover ancient treasures to help you along your path.

Solve puzzles
forma.8 GO

forma.8 GO

Mixedbag Srl

With not many Metroidvania style games on the App Store, forma.8 GO stands out as a must-have on the App Store if you’re a fan of the genre.

If you're craving a Metroidvania type game on your iOS device, then forma.8 GO is a must.

Upgrade Grimbard
Runic Rampage

Runic Rampage

Crescent Moon Games

A hack 'n' slash RPG with over the top action combat.

Play as a dwarf and take out foes with your trusty hammer in this over-the-top action adventure game.

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Apps with average score

It's BB-8 time
LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens

The enormously popular film gets the LEGO treatment

LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens

LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens

Warner Bros.

It's time to experience the hit movie in LEGO version. In LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there are more than 200 collectible and customizable characters along with 80 vehicles and creatures. Gamers will be able to relive some of the most iconic moments from the film, you can play...

Full of Stars
Full of Stars
Full of Stars

Full of Stars

ArsThanea

*** WINNER OF POCKET GAMER BIG INDIE PITCH 2016! ***
Full of Stars is a story-driven space journey game about humanity's survival.
The journey will be a test of both your skill and your humanity.

When a galaxy-wide war destroys planet after planet, humanity finds itself on the brink of extinction. Scared refugees...

A big smasher
LEGO® Jurassic World™

Wreck havoc in the latest LEGO game.

LEGO® Jurassic World™

LEGO® Jurassic World™

Warner Bros.

Relive moments from “Jurassic Park,” “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” “Jurassic Park III,” and the smash hit “Jurassic World,” with a LEGO twist. You can also create your own customized dinosaurs along with Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna.

Seabeard
Seabeard
Seabeard

Seabeard

Backflip Studios

A WORLD OF ADVENTURE IN YOUR POCKET!

Follow in the footsteps of the great captain Seabeard and discover a giant ocean teeming with islands to explore!

Live life at your own pace and choose your own path - whether you have ambitions of being a world-famous chef, fearless archaeologist, or deadly...

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

505 Games (US), Inc.

**Supported Devices iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 or newer devices.**

Critically acclaimed, story-driven adventure game from award-winning Swedish film director, Josef Fares and originally developed by Starbreeze Studios.

10/10 - Joystiq “It’s rare for a game to forge a connection so strong.”
9/10 - Polygon “Moved me to...

Teamwork Puzzles
Tales From Deep Space

Fun and games from the wildest space station in the galaxy

Tales From Deep Space

Tales From Deep Space

AMZN Mobile LLC

Tales From Deep Space is a comedic adventure set on Big Moon, the wildest space station in the galaxy. Players help E, a traveling salesman, and his loyal luggage drone CASI escape when Big Moon’s security chief mistakes E as a threat to the station. E and CASI must work...

Lightseekers
Lightseekers
Lightseekers

Lightseekers

PlayFusion Ltd.

Lightseekers - next gen action adventure RPG connecting smart figures, trading cards and more!

Note: 1GB RAM and internet connection required for full experience. See lightseekers.com/devicecheck for more information.

Join the Lightseekers, save Tantos from the invading umbron and become a legend!
Explore beautiful and fantastic lands, meet colorful characters, battle feared...

Lili™
Lili™
Lili™

Lili™

BitMonster, Inc.

- AS SEEN ON STAGE AT APPLE KEYNOTE EVENT! -
*IMPORTANT* iPod Touch (4th generation) NOT SUPPORTED
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Lili is a quirky adventure RPG hybrid with stunning visuals, silky-smooth graphics and a cinematic storyline. Tuned for new devices, Lili is one of the most visually-stunning games available on iOS.

On the mysterious island of...

PREDATORS™
PREDATORS™
PREDATORS™

PREDATORS™

Fox Digital Entertainment, Inc.

NEW UPDATE, 67% off for a limited time!
Slice and dice human prey with razor sharp Retina display graphics! Defend yourself against 3 powerful and distinct Berserker Predators determined to exterminate your clan!

Play as the Predator in this officially licensed game based on the latest chapter of the hit franchise PREDATORS™!...

Costume Quest
Costume Quest
Costume Quest

Costume Quest

Double Fine Productions, Inc.

COMPATIBILITY NOTICE: This app will NOT be available on any device with iOS 11 or NEWER. It will still work on devices with iOS 10 or older but support will no longer be provided.

**Note: The music is currently broken in Costume Quest due to an issue with FMOD and the...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Capybara Games Inc.

****UNIVERSAL VERSION. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is an exploratory action adventure with an emphasis on audiovisual style. Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries. Co-operate with friends via Twitter, experience a videogame world that is affected by moon phases & help a wandering warrior monk complete her woeful errand.

CRITICAL RESPONSE

***** from thousands of players!
***** from TouchArcade.com
***** from The London Times
10/10 from Destructoid.com
9.5/10 from IGN.com

"Gworgeous" remarks Kotaku.com

"Swo Engrossing" enthuses Joystiq.com

"It's just walking!?" observes Baiyon.

"Achievement in Art" awarded by IGF Mobile 2010.

S:S&S EP features an album's worth of original music by noted composer Jim Guthrie as well as artwork & designs by Superbrothers Inc, crafted & engineered by videogame wizards at Capy in Toronto, Canada. For more details, feel free to stop by http://swordandsworcery.com

Listen to Jim Guthrie's Sword & Sworcery LP: The Ballad of the Space Babies, available April 2011 on iTunes, Bandcamp & limited edition vinyl.

Plunderland

Plunderland

GLITCHERS LTD

Plunderland - Play as Captain Peg Leg's ghostly spirit and help your wannabe pirates steal back his treasure from wicked sea tyrants! Hours of unique gameplay.

****

"This game is pretty damn special..." - IGN (8.9/10 & Editors Choice)

"Energetic pirating at your fingertips, a high seas adventure with charm and originality." - PocketGamer (Silver Award)

"If you've been looking for something to appeal to your sadistic pirate side, look no further than Plunderland." - TouchArcade

"When you set eyes on Plunderlands smooth graphics and adorable ragdoll physics, you'll be hooked. " - SlideToPlay

"Gizmodo app of the week" -- Gizmodo

****

Featured worldwide in Apple retail stores since iPad 2 launch!

#10 Top Paid App, iPhone App of the week, Hot New Games, Gorgeous Games, Game Starter Kit all over the globe!

****

Sail between ports plundering all the treasure you and your crew can find!

Intuitive tilt controls and a familiar aiming technique work together to make Plunderland's unique gameplay style come together.

****

Featuring

* 100% Physics and touch based gameplay
* Boat upgrades and shop
* Unlock special abilities with bowsprits
Universal for both iPhone and iPad
Retina display (high resolution graphics)
* GameCenter achievements, friends and scoring
Twitter integration (iOS 5.0 and above)

Any problems? Tweet us @johnnytwoshoes

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Micro

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Micro

Capybara Games Inc.

***MICRO EDITION - For iPhone & iPod Touch Only. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is an exploratory action adventure with an emphasis on audiovisual style. Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries. Communicate with friends via Twitter, experience a videogame world that is affected by moon phases & help a wandering warrior monk complete her woeful errand.

CRITICAL RESPONSE

***** from over 2000 reviewers!
***** from TouchArcade.com
***** from The London Times
10/10 from Destructoid.com
9.5/10 from IGN.com

"Gworgeous" remarks Kotaku.com

"Swo Engrossing" enthuses Joystiq.com

"It's just walking!?" observes Baiyon.

"Achievement in Art" awarded by IGF Mobile 2010.

S:S&S EP features an album's worth of original music by noted composer Jim Guthrie as well as artwork & designs by Superbrothers Inc, crafted & engineered by videogame wizards at Capy in Toronto, Canada. For more details, feel free to stop by http://swordandsworcery.com

Listen to Jim Guthrie's Sword & Sworcery LP: The Ballad of the Space Babies, available on iTunes here: http://goo.gl/UAoHx or on Bandcamp. Limited edition vinyl also available!