Download Free 2 D Action Games - Best Software & Apps

  • Dragon Ball Z

    MUGEN Edition 2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Freeware 2D combat game featuring characters from Dragon Ball Z

    8
    7644 votes
    • PROS: Great graphics, Fast gameplay, Excellent sound effects
    • CONS: Limited features, Can be problematic on newer operating systems
  • Sonic Runners

    1.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Pull on your super-sonic sneakers

    8
    51 votes
    • PROS: Sonic perfectly blended with endless, Great 2D look , Responsive action
    • CONS: Story slows the pace, Lives slow the pace, Constant connection loads and ads slow the pace
  • Mortal Kombat Project

    Beta 4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The 2D fighting game classic returns in this free version

    8
    853 votes
    • Halo Zero

      Final 1.8.6.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free, multiplayer, 2D version of Halo

      8
      298 votes
      • PROS: Great sound, Configurable controls
      • CONS: Multiplayer is a ghost town, Alien attacks hard to see
    • Team Fortress Arcade

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A 2D retro homage to Valve's Team Fortress

      7
      86 votes
      • PROS: Fun homage to the Team Fortress world, Fun gameplay, Four players on one PC!
      • CONS: Controls not configurable, Boss Battles can seem unfair
    • Counter Strike 2D

      Beta 0.1.2.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Play a different yet fun Counter Strike

      7
      1197 votes
      • Teeworlds

        0.5.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Excellent free Worms style game in 2D

        9
        294 votes
        • PROS: Free to play, Can be played against friends over the net
        • CONS: Still under development, Setting up server is difficult
      • Frogatto

        1.1.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        2D platform fun with frogs

        8
        41 votes
        • PROS: Cool retro graphics, Lots of different levels and enemies, Plot driven storyline, End of level bosses
        • CONS: Pumping soundtrack soon gets boring, Level editor limited
      • Slenderman

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free Slender themed horror game predating Slender

        7
        884 votes
        • PROS: Based on the Slenderman myth, Features Slenderman's kids, Allows you to kill Slenderman, Objects to find along the way
        • CONS: Poor graphics, Not as scary as Slender
      • Naruto: Ultimate Battle

        License
        free
        Platform
        Web Apps

        Fight Naruto characters in this 2D beat 'em up

        8
        50 votes
        • PROS: Play Naruto characters, Simple Controls, Local two player mode, Unique special moves, Four difficulty levels
        • CONS: Tiny fighters, Too easy in one player mode, No online fighting
      • Modern Warfare 2D

        1.0.5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Recreation of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

        5
        36 votes
        • Helicopter Flying Desert

          1.2

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          Helicopter Flying Desert is a 2D side-scrolling game, with endless gameplay.

          10
          2 votes
          • Halo: Hell on Earth Trilogy

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Rescue the Masterchief in this 2D Halo recreation

            7
            95 votes
            • PROS: Features same guns and baddies as the original, Lots of challenging levels, Cool power-ups
            • CONS: Not as much fun as its first-person forefather
          • Altitude

            0.0.1

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            2D multiplayer aerial arcade action!

            7
            15 votes
            • PROS: Easy to learn, Competitive, Fun
            • CONS: Some game modes are too long
          • Broken in the Balance Reloaded

            Download FIx

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Experience 2d combat in a brand new way with various characters from different franchises.

            7
            13 votes
            • Soul Knight (Unreleased)

              2.0.5

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Android

              Fun and exciting top-down shooter game for smartphones

              -
              No votes yet
              • PROS: A fun and highly engaging top-down shooter, Soul Knight relies upon advanced AI and highly detailed 2D graphics
              • CONS: An external storage device is required to use the screen recording option, In-app products will need to be purchased during the game
            • Terraworld Online

              1

              License
              free
              Platform
              Web Apps

              A 2D MMO Game that’s Both Entertaining and Enlightening

              -
              No votes yet
              • PROS: Excellent graphics, More than 30 skills to learn and master
              • CONS: Not for action game lovers, Gameplay could be too simple for some
            • Ultraviolet Dawn

              1.11

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              iPhone

              2D space trading and shooting

              -
              No votes yet
              • PROS: Randomly created universes, Lots to explore
              • CONS: Dying can lose you hours of play!
            • Action DooM 2: Urban Brawl

              2.2.0.748

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              2D action in 3D!

              8
              24 votes
              • PROS: Great comic style, Humorous, Fast action
              • CONS: Simple combat, Only one difficulty level
            • Hydorah

              1.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Excellent 2D shoot 'em up tribute

              9
              18 votes
              • PROS: Classic 2D action, Genuinely challenging, Many power ups, Lots of levels
              • CONS: No save game, Only one difficulty level
            Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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            1Beta 4.18537.8Windows
            2Final 1.8.6.32987.8Windows
            3MUGEN Edition 276447.7Windows
            4Beta 0.1.2.511977.3Windows
            58846.8Windows
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