The 8 best action games to play right now

If you're looking for high-octane action games, here are our very favorites

Buckle up for excitement: here are the most exciting action games you can play in 2022...

8. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

A rare action game with real heart. Guardians' combat may not be stellar, but its story and brilliant characters certainly are. Oh, and it's genuinely funny. Like, 'laugh out loud' funny.

Platforms: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch

7. Control

An action game that isn't afraid to embrace a dizzying supernatural setting. Whether you're blasting Hiss agents or navigating ever-shifting combat spaces, Control feels both fresh and fierce. 

Platforms: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One

6. The Last of Us 2

Naughty Dog delivers a 25-hour gut punch. Part adventure-game, part-action experience, Ellie's revenge quest features the most meticulously detailed shooting and stealth mechanics around. 

Platforms: PS4, PS5 (back compat)

5. Devil May Cry 5

DMC is the action genre incarnate. The latest entry is a pure adrenaline rush of climbing combos and suffocatingly tight combat mechanics; a heavy metal rhythm action game in all but name.

Platforms: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One

4. Bloodborne

This gothic spin on the Dark Souls formula succeeds on the carefully balanced cadence between attack and defense. A game of full-throated assaults and perfectly-timed retreats.

Platforms: PS4

3. Marvel's Spider-Man

Combining the best elements of both Ratchet & Clank and Sunset Overdrive, Insomniac delivers a truly heroic action experience. Swinging around NYC is a total joy. 

Platforms: PS5, PS4

2. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Nate couldn't have hoped for a better send-off. This Indy-inspired adventure offers cinematic action at its finest. Oh, and the recent PS5 remaster feels stunning to play at 60FPS.

Platforms: PS5, PS4

1. God of War

Kratos' soft reboot is a truly wondrous experience. It captures a sense of fluid motion and control in its combat that few games have ever achieved. The current GOAT of action games. 

Platform: PC, PS4, PS5 (back compat)
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