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Autosplit (Handout/TNS)

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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 10 titles below are all fun and action-packed, but they won’t force your kid to shoot anything or anyone.

— Cars: Lightning League

Get behind the wheel of fast-paced movie-based racer.

Recommended for ages 4 and older

Quality: 4 out of 5

Available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

— Clay Jam

Beautiful, fun action game kids and parents will love.

Recommended for ages 5 and older

Quality: 5 out of 5

Available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android

— CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars

Fun, accessible, amusing, yet passive fighting game.

Recommended for ages 8 and older

Quality: 4 out of 5

Available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android

— Chameleon Run

Cool, challenging platformer leaps above competition.

Recommended for ages 8 and older

Quality: 4 out of 5

Available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android

— Rayman Fiesta Run

Console hit continues to shine on mobile devices.

Recommended for ages 8 and older

Quality: 5 out of 5

Available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

— Smash Hit

Beautiful glass-breaking game simply mesmerizes.

Recommended for ages 5 and older

Quality: 5 out of 5

Available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android

— Canabalt

Moody game makes running for your life fun to do.

Recommended for ages 10 and older

Quality: 5 out of 5

Available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

— Autosplit

Silly action game tests reflexes, keeps players laughing.

Recommended for ages 12 and older

Quality: 4 out of 5

Available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

— KOF’98 UM OL

Retro brawler has simple controls, appealing team gameplay.

Recommended for ages 12 and older

Quality: 4 out of 5

Available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android

— Running With Friends

Popular game genre gets fun twist with social features.

Recommended for ages 14 and older

Quality: 4 out of 5

Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

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