The 10 Most Popular Action Games of All Time

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Video games have come a long way from the days of bouncing back and forth on a screen between two white lines competing for points. Characters and storylines have development. Graphic capabilities have enhanced. And the levels of action have grown dramatically. With the enhancements in gaming power, the worlds have expanded to create bigger adventures offering more room for action.

Many games have stood out as the cream of the crop or revolutionary titles in the action game genre, but only a few can be the most popular within the genre. Though they may not have the highest reviews, the following games are undeniably the most popular. For the purposes of this list, only sales — as recorded by VGChartz – will count toward a games popularity. Also, though they have high-octane action, first-person shooters won’t be included, as they more or less stand in a category all their own.

So, without further ado:

10. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Drake’s Deception was the third game in the Uncharted series, which follows adventurer Nathan Drake as he explores foreign lands, hidden temples, and fights massive criminals organizations and the occasional supernatural creature. Drake’s Deception follows him from London to France, Syria, and Yemen. The action and adventure take place both high and low, as well as featuring game sections for both the grown-up Nathan and a young, teenage Nathan.

Without countless shootouts, wild quick-time fight sequences, and ample chasing, climbing, and fleeing sequences, the game delivers on action. As an added bonus, the game features multiplayer to thoroughly extend the action. With a worldwide total of 6.32 million game sales on the PlayStation 3, it ranks tenth on the list.