Gun-Free Action Game Apps

Action game apps are exciting for kids who love to avoid obstacles and accomplish goals. They can also be great ways to unwind and relieve stress. But often, characters in action games use firearms. If you want an app that isn't fueled by gunpowder and ammunition, look no further. The titles below are all fun and action-packed, but they won't force your kid to shoot anything or anyone. Keep in mind that some of these games still pack a punch, so if you don't want any violence, check out our list of Nonviolent Video Games, and if you'd prefer peaceful movies, check out our list of Nonviolent Films.

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Clay Jam

age 5+

Beautiful, fun action game kids and parents will love.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2012)
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Dunkers

age 5+

Fast-paced slam-dunking fun with two-player option.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)
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Draw a Stickman: EPIC 3

age 6+

Creative adventure brings kids' art to life.

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android (2020)
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Frisbee Forever

age 6+

Fly through tough obstacle courses in a fun, colorful game.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2011)
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CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars

age 8+

Fun, accessible, amusing, yet passive fighting game.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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Chameleon Run

age 8+

Cool, challenging platformer leaps above competition.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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RogueJack: Roguelike BlackJack

age 8+

Clever, card-based action/adventure doubles down on fun.

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android (2020)
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Smash Hit

age 8+

Beautiful glass-breaking game simply mesmerizes.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2014)
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Flipping Legend

age 9+

Fun action game showcases strategy, some violence.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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Sick Bricks

age 9+

Fun action-adventure tied to collectible toys.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2015)
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Subway Surfers

age 9+

Bright, entertaining take on endless-runner genre.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2013)
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Temple Run 2

age 9+

Well-done sequel even better than original phenomenon.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2013)
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Canabalt

age 10+

Moody game makes running for your life fun to do.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2010)
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Chop Chop Ninja

age 10+

Fantastic action platformer; cartoony but heavy on fighting.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2011)
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Disc Drivin' 2

age 10+

Lots of twists and turns in high-speed competitive play.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2020)
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Super Fowlst 2

age 10+

Silly old-school arcade game provides fowl fun for all.

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android (2020)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run

age 10+

Turtles burst into endless-runner genre; lots of fighting.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2013)
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Autosplit

age 12+

Silly action game tests reflexes, keeps players laughing.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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KOF'98 UM OL

age 12+

Retro brawler has simple controls, appealing team gameplay.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition

age 13+

Solid arcade fighting game comes with challenging controls.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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