Top 10 Steam Action Games 

Action has always been a fan-favorite genre of most video games ever since the history of gaming. On days when you feel like letting go and unleashing all that wrath on your opponents, you wouldn’t want to get stuck with boring old games that just don’t get you going! Fret not! Here is a list of the Top 10 Steam Action Games to play if you’re an Action Game enthusiast! 

Top 10 Steam Action Games

Steam boasts a vast library of action-packed games, each offering its unique blend of excitement and thrills. So here we are with some of the best Steam Action Games to level up your gaming experience. Buckle up and prepare to dive into the top 10 Steam Action Games that will keep you on the edge of your seat and returning for more!

S. No.Game NameMetacritic Rating
10.Katana Zero83
9.Vanquish84
8.Doom Eternal88
7.Bayonetta90
6.Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice90
5.Hades93
4.Devil May Cry94
3.Batman Arkham City94
2.Resident Evil 4 96
1.Elden Ring96

10. Katana Zero

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Metacritic Rating: 83

There’s no shortage of action in this neon, cyberpunk world where you battle with one of the oldest yet most revered weapons of all time- Katana. As a katana-wielding assassin, navigate through meticulously crafted levels, slicing through enemies with precise and satisfying gameplay. With seamless and fluid controls, mesmerising visuals, and an engaging combat system, each death makes you better as a player instead of evoking frustration, and that, we truly feel, is a unique essence of Katana Zero. Deflect bullets, dodge attacks, and utilise bombs and traps to overcome adversaries as you play through this expansive world and complete your missions in Katana Zero

9. Vanquish

Metacritic Rating: 84

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Don’t mistake this for any other good old sci-fi shooter game, for you’d deeply undermine the potential of this classic. Developed by PlatinumGames, it offers more than the usual sci-fi shooter by focusing on dynamic movement and combat. The game’s hallmark is its high-speed slides, allowing players to navigate its futuristic settings and engage enemies with agility and flair. Confusing it for a simple shooter will land you in trouble, for its unique motion mechanics will allow you to outmanoeuvre your opponents. 

You may commence cautious with Vanquish but this game develops your gameplay into a conscious and fast-paced shooter, thus making it a classic for all those who enjoy shooter games. 

8. Doom Eternal

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Metacritic Rating: 88

Users have defined it as “Undeniably the greatest FPS campaign experience in history!” and we could not agree more. 

In DOOM Eternal, Earth has been overtaken by hell’s armies, and players step into the shoes of the Slayer in a quest to save humanity through a single-player campaign that spans dimensions. This version upgrades first-person combat by blending exceptional speed and power, enhancing the Slayer’s arsenal with a shoulder-mounted flamethrower, a retractable wrist blade, and advanced weaponry and abilities. There’s an action that is hot in hell- quite literally- in DOOM to keep you going! 

7. Bayonetta

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Metacritic Rating: 90 

Step into the shoes of your favourite, good old witch! 

Hideki Kamiya created the stylish action game genre with Devil May Cry. And let’s just say that he took it a step further with the team at PlatinumGames as he developed Bayonetta. Here, you play as a bold witch who fights angels using attacks made from her hair. Despite the unconventional tone of the game, it has a complex and extensive combat system that you need to learn well to succeed (and to look cool while you’re at it).

6. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

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Metacritic Rating: 90 

For those who crave action to the very core of a game, this should be your pick! Sekiro shares the unforgiving nature of Dark Souls, yet with a more aggressive approach to combat style, so much so that it must be reflexive! Timing is of utmost importance when it comes to Sekiro, as the attacking power and unpredictability increase exponentially with each boss. These boss battles, central to any FromSoftware title, are among the most creatively designed in Sekiro, offering intense tests of skill. And each conquest offers a reward with immeasurable satisfaction (without giving you any spoilers)! 

5. Hades

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Metacritic Rating: 93

Why compromise when you can get the best of top-down action games with a roguelike adventure experience- through the underworld? Each run is distinct, with gods like Aphrodite, Dionysus, and Zeus offering buffs that change your strategy, making for endless replayability from five starting weapons. In addition to the brilliantly engaging gameplay, Supergiant Games has peppered Hades with witty dialogues, making it action-packed and equally entertaining. 

Sear through the underworld like a boss as you test your mettle, not only in action but in adventure and planning equally. 

4. Devil May Cry

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Metacritic Rating: 94

Another one of Capcom’s classics in the action series is the Devil May Cry series! This thrilling action-adventure hack-and-slash game revolves around Dante, the demon-hunting Son of Sparda, who is notable for his humorous attitude and tendency to charge for his demon-slaying services. Set up in the contemporary world and coupled with a gothic flair, the series encourages people to explore this netherworldly setting crawling with demons and packed with action! Combining the best of his half-demonic abilities and a killer roster of weapons, battle as Dante makes his way through the series!

The Devil May Cry franchise occasionally allows players to explore other characters, such as Dante’s twin brother Vergil in Devil May Cry 3 and Nero, a new demon slayer introduced in Devil May Cry 4

You’re in for a treat filled with unconventional action and aesthetics throughout the Devil May Cry series! 

3. Batman Arkham City

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Metacritic Rating: 94 

Amidst Rocksteady’s Batman Trilogy, this edition curates the perfect blend of intricate level design and action in Gotham City’s heart! Play the role of your favorite caped hero, Batman as you come across your favourite villains- Mr. Freeze, Hugo Strange, and the League of Shadows. Batman Arkham City‘s innovative fighting system makes it really fun to battle through groups of ordinary thugs and villains’ followers.

2. Resident Evil 4 (2005)

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Metacritic Rating: 96

There’s a reason why the Resident Evil series has been a fan-favourite classic for over a decade. Join the thrilling conquest of Leon S. Kennedy, the optimistic young police officer from Resident Evil 2 and a survivor of the Raccoon City disaster. Join his conquest in looking for the president’s lost daughter as the journey leads to a mysterious little village in Europe. The action unfolds in the most grotesque ways you could imagine for normalcy, which is far from what Kennedy experiences in that little village. Don’t succumb to the evils of the city as you make it your mission to survive and track the president’s daughter. 

Our advice? Look out for the jumpscares! 

1. Elden Ring

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Metacritic Rating: 96

Don’t go by the RPG nature of this action-packed wonder by FromSoftware! Elden Ring may not seem like a conventional action game, yet we believe that it has thrilling moments to keep you gripped for hours. Set in a stunning yet perilous world teeming with secrets, it follows the trademark style of Miyazaki’s creations, blending intense combat with deep exploration. The game sets up a challenge for you right from the beginning as you’re thrown amidst formidable bosses to battle against. The combat may commence slowly, but it has its exciting elements, such as mounted battles against dragons, demi-gods, and so much more! Elden Ring also weaves a complex and engaging narrative, echoing the enigmatic storytelling found in the Dark Souls series.

We believe this list of top Action Games on Steam should be ideal for a day when you’re just in the mood for action. Be it Elden Ring adventures or the jumpscares with Resident Evil 4, there’s something for everyone! 

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