August 17, 2021:Updated thelistIf you enjoy spending some quality time levelling up, evolving your character and being sucked into other fantasy worlds, then our list of the top 25 best RPG games for Android is certainly a gold mine for you!
PC and console gamers have been enjoying RPGs for decades, it”s one of the foundational genres for the video game medium. Because of this RPGs have thrived in the mobile space, with both Android and iOS being hot-beds of innovation for the genre.
The offer of escaping into another world and embarking on a grand adventure is a compelling one, now more than ever. And no other genre fulfills that brief quite like a good RPG.
Thankfully, we can now all get our RPG fix on our phones. The advance in smartphone processing power and screen technology means that it”s technically simple to render these vast worlds on our pocket devices.
Meanwhile, the huge success of the genre has seen Role-Playing Games” mechanics being adopted into other types of games. Hitpoints, levels, stats, character developments – all can be found in a casual time-waster near you. Just head to the Google Play Store, download the one you like from the list and prepare to sink a bunch of hours in there!
The following list reflects that diversity, we hope. Can”t see your favouriteRPG games for Android in there? Let us know in the comments below.
Original list by Jon Mundy, updated by Pocket Gamer Staff.
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If turn-based is your thing, then you will have a blast trying out Exos Heroes. With a narrative that is compelling and an intense playstyle that will glue you to your phone for yours, it”s easy to see why this title is one of the first we”ll mention on our list (even if the games are in no particular order).
The epic graphics you”ll see in Exos Heroes will make you feel like you”re immersed in a cinematic rather than a game. The strategic elements are also spot on. To put it plainly, there might be RPG games for Android that look good but have no essence – this is not one of them. If you decide to pick this one, take a peek at our Exos Heroes tier list, to help you get a good headstart.
Download Exos Heroes from the Play Store.
Knights of the Old Republic is a true classic of the genre on any platform. It is a premium game, but even so, it deserves its spot on the list. The narrative is amazing, and if you”re a true Star Wars fans, you won”t want to miss out on it. You can create your own character with which you can influence the destiny of the world – will it be light? Or maybe dark?
No matter what you choose, there is one main reason why this game won a spot on our list. Which other Android RPG allows you to actually be a planet-hopping, force-choking, wookie-befriending Jedi Knight? That”s right – none.
You can also read our Knights of the Old Republic review if you”re curious to learn more about the experience playing this game!
Download Knights of the Old Republic from the Play Store.
Do the narrow range of settings and often juvenile plots put you off RPGs? Banner Saga 2 should set you straight with its downbeat Nordic setting and tough narrative decisions. It also features an engrossing tactical battle system which is enough to get us excited. Might not be the best RPG on Android, but it”s certainly one of them!
The graphics, however, are something else. There are no games that have truly left us in awe on that field until Banner Saga 2. The beautiful hand-drawn graphics made us give us a spot to the game in our best looking games for Android too – it”s just that good!
You didn”t buy in on the hype yet? Then you better read the Banner Saga 2 review – you”ll definitely love this game as much as we do!
You still can”t download the Banner Saga 3, but we will update our list of Best RPGs on Android as soon as it releases!
Download Banner Saga 2 from the Play Store.
When it comes to choosing just one Final Fantasy game it”s pretty tough. Depending on who you ask, some might say that Final Fantasy VIII is the best – others pick FFVII. However, we”ll bet our money on War of the Visions. This game stands up better today for a multitude of elements, from graphics, to play style and narrative.
It”s a great game that will deliver on a true Final Fantasy experience and will keep you busy for hours on end. We have ranked the best characters in our War of the Visions tier list, if you decide this is a game you”d like to test out, don”t miss out on checking it.
Download War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius from the Play Store.
The World Ends With You was built for the touchscreen of the Nintendo DS, and it makes the switch to mobile effortlessly. It”s a strikingly fresh JRPG set in an alternative version of Tokyo”s Shibuya district, where fashion determines your combat skills and attacks are initiated through various swipes and taps.
The graphics and playstyle feel light, and that”s not easy to say for many RPG games out there who are overly cluttered and require some rocket scientists to figure out. Don”t forget to read The World Ends with You: Solo Remix review.