Download 2 D Action Games for Windows - Best Software & Apps

  • Terraria

    1.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    iPhone
    Android
    Web Apps

    Minecraft inspired 2D platform game

    7
    9241 votes
    • PROS: Like Minecraft but as a platform game, Only limited by your imagination, Randomly generated worlds
    • CONS: 2D graphics aren't great, May be tricky for those not familiar with Minecraft
  • Street Fighter V

    Street Fighter 5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The classic 2D fighter is more alive than ever

    8
    312 votes
    • PROS: Gameplay remains flawless, Both graphics and sound still amaze, The concept is excellent always online
    • CONS: Patches and server updates are needed NOW, Capcom's weird DLC policies
  • Dragon Ball Z

    MUGEN Edition 2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Freeware 2D combat game featuring characters from Dragon Ball Z

    8
    7648 votes
    • PROS: Great graphics, Fast gameplay, Excellent sound effects
    • CONS: Limited features, Can be problematic on newer operating systems
  • Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2

    1.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Cool Game for Shooter Fans

    9
    7 votes
    • PROS: Engaging 2D action, Multiplayer mode is fast and furious
    • CONS: A bit on the short side, Rather similar to the first game
  • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition

    Preview

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The definitive 2D fighting game?

    8
    75 votes
    • Mortal Kombat Project

      Beta 4.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The 2D fighting game classic returns in this free version

      8
      855 votes
      • Ori | The Will of Wisps

        1.0

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Indie 2D platformer sequel

        10
        6 votes
        • PROS: Gorgeous visuals, Tight controls
        • CONS: Short, Shallows story
      • Machinarium

        demo

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac
        iPhone
        Windows Phone
        Android

        Beautiful to look at, but hard to play

        8
        382 votes
        • PROS: Beautiful graphics, Challenging game play
        • CONS: Quite difficult at points, No way of replaying dialogues or advice
      • Hollow Knight

        1.0

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Classical and Engaging 2D Action-Adventure Game

        9
        4 votes
        • PROS: The level of detail associated with Hollow Knight is amazing, Players can develop their own unique strategies along the way
        • CONS: Access to all of the features of this game will require a purchase, Older operating systems will have trouble dealing with these HD graphics
      • 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
      • Ragdoll Masters

        3.1

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        2D beat 'em' up using "real" rag-doll physics

        8
        155 votes
        • PROS: Original game play, Easy controls, Fun
        • CONS: Not much variation, Very basic graphics
      • 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
      • Tasty Planet

        1.0.1

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Android
        Windows
        iPhone
        Mac

        Addictive 2D puzzle game

        7
        298 votes
        • PROS: Simple and addictive gameplay, Multiple game modes
        • CONS: Repetitive levels, Music can get irritating
      • Counter Strike 2D

        Beta 0.1.2.5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Play a different yet fun Counter Strike

        7
        1197 votes
        • Cortex Command

          Build 22

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Remote control robot mayhem

          7
          172 votes
          • PROS: Detailed 2D graphics, Great physics engine, Satisfying destruction
          • CONS: Slightly fiddly controls, In game music not great.
        • BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Arc System Works are blazing it up again with this fantastics fighter

          7
          11 votes
          • PROS: Stunning 2D visuals and combat, Modes to suit all fighting fans, Tutorials teach you all you need to know, Better connections lead to great online matches
          • CONS: Story mode drags painfully, Poor connections lead to awful online matches, Depending on when you play, finding players with a good connection can be tough
        • 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
        • 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
        • Modern Warfare 2D

          1.0.5

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Recreation of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

          5
          36 votes
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