Best Character Action Game Games on Steam

Steam currently has 725 Character Action Game games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Character Action Game game rankings were last updated on 5/23/2024.

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1. ULTRAKILL

ULTRAKILL is a fast-paced ultraviolent retro FPS combining the skill-based style scoring from character action games with unadulterated carnage inspired by the best shooters of the '90s. Rip apart your foes with varied destructive weapons and shower in their blood to regain your health.

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ULTRAKILL holds the #1 spot for "best Character Action Game game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 113,707 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 111,341 positive reviews and 2,366 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 9/3/2020
Franchise New Blood Interactive
Developer Arsi "Hakita" Patala
Publisher New Blood Interactive
Steam App Id 1229490

2. Hi-Fi RUSH

Test your abilities in two new game modes, uncover new rewards and even a few secrets in the Arcade Challenge! Update! Feel the beat as wannabe rockstar Chai and his ragtag team fight against an evil megacorp in a world that syncs to the music.

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Hi-Fi RUSH has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Character Action Game games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 28,995 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 28,280 positive reviews and 715 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 1/25/2023
Franchise Bethesda
Developer Tango Gameworks
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Steam App Id 1817230

3. METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE

Developed by Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE takes the renowned METAL GEAR franchise into exciting new territory with an all-new action experience. The game seamlessly melds pure action and epic story-telling that surrounds Raiden – a child soldier transformed into a half-human, half-cyborg ninja who...

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METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Character Action Game games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 75,437 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 72,428 positive reviews and 3,009 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 1/9/2014
Developer PlatinumGames
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Steam App Id 235460

4. Devil May Cry 5

The ultimate Devil Hunter is back in style, in the game action fans have been waiting for.

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Devil May Cry 5 has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Character Action Game games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 123,293 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 117,997 positive reviews and 5,296 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 3/8/2019
Developer CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Publisher CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 601150

5. DmC: Devil May Cry

In this retelling of Dante's origin story which is set against a contemporary backdrop, DmC Devil May Cry™ retains the stylish action.

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DmC: Devil May Cry has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Character Action Game games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 27,579 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 25,697 positive reviews and 1,882 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 1/24/2013
Developer Ninja Theory
Publisher Capcom
Steam App Id 220440

6. Bayonetta

PlatinumGames’ universally acclaimed action masterpiece finally comes to PC. Experience the over-the-top stylish action in 60fps at unlocked HD resolutions. The definitive way to play: being bad never felt so good.

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Bayonetta has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Character Action Game games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 26,266 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 24,311 positive reviews and 1,955 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 4/11/2017
Franchise PlatinumGames
Developer PlatinumGames
Publisher SEGA
Steam App Id 460790

7. Pulling No Punches

A classic 2D arcade action game animated frame by frame. Survive a fictional pandemic in a city filled with madness and denial.

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Pulling No Punches has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Character Action Game games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 526 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 510 positive reviews and 16 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 8/10/2022
Developer BrainDead Broccoli
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Steam App Id 1425760

8. Half-Life: Alyx - Final Hours

THE FINAL HOURS OF HALF-LIFE: ALYX is an interactive storybook, written by Geoff Keighley, that takes fans inside Valve Software to chronicle the company’s past decade of game development, including the return of Half-Life.

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Half-Life: Alyx - Final Hours has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Character Action Game games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 843 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 805 positive reviews and 38 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Half-Life: Alyx - Final Hours on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $7.99
Release Date 7/9/2020
Developer Geoff Keighley
Publisher Geoff Keighley
Steam App Id 1361700

9. The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile

The followup to 2009's Dead Samurai, The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile is a combo-fueled, fast-paced, stylistic 2D action platformer that features the series' staple gritty, graphic novel-inspired art style, built on a new engine that allows for an even more visually gruesome experience.

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The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Character Action Game games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,300 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,229 positive reviews and 71 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 5/12/2017
Developer Ska Studios
Publisher Ska Studios
Steam App Id 268990

10. Devil May Cry HD Collection

The popular stylish action games Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2, and Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition return in one collection!

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Devil May Cry HD Collection has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Character Action Game games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 11,409 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 10,477 positive reviews and 932 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Devil May Cry HD Collection on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 3/13/2018
Developer CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Publisher CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 631510

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Pulling No Punches on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Half-Life: Alyx - Final Hours on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Devil May Cry HD Collection on Steam. Steam Store.

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