15 best RPGs for Android

by: Joe HindyFebruary 24, 2016

Final Fantasy IX best RPGs for android
RPGs have one of the most loyal followings of any gaming genre. Whether it’s Final Fantasy or World of Warcraft, people spend dozens of hours crafting characters, playing story lines, and enjoying themselves. RPGs were also one of the first genres to really hit it off on Android and there are a ton of them to choose from. Here are the best RPGs for Android. Please note that in this list, we’ll be tackling jRPGs and “standard” RPGs. Other types have been covered in other lists. Enjoy!

baldur's gate II best RPG games for androidBaldur’s Gate I and II

[Price: $9.99 with in-app purchases (each)]
Baldur’s Gate I and II for Android are RPG games that were ported from the original PC versions. They are both very long games with dramatic story lines and they both provide some of the most pure RPG experiences that we’ve seen on mobile. That said, this is definitely not for the casual gamer because these games are quite complex in terms of mechanics and story so this is not one you’ll want to play for a few minutes then put down. Each game has in-app purchases, but it’s for in-game content like voice packs that don’t really matter. We also recommend you pay this on larger screens.

Get it now on Google Play!

The Bard's Tale best RPGs for AndroidThe Bard’s Tale

[Price: $1.99 with in-app purchases]
The Bard’s Tale was one of the first really good RPG experiences on mobile and continues to be one of the best even now. It’s a remake of the classic game from the mid 1980’s that helped define the RPG genre as a whole. You’ll be going on quests, upgrading your character, and engaging in all kinds of delightful tomfoolery. The Bard’s Tale is known for its quirky humor and bluntness which delivers an overall pleasant experience. It also comes with Google Play Games achievements and cloud saving.

Get it now on Google Play!

choice of robots best RPGs for AndroidChoice of Robots

[Price: $4.99]
Choice of Robots is a text-based RPG and this is as old school as you can possibly get. It’s entirely text based with no graphics or sound effects. Just you, your imagination, and a story about a robot that you create and your choices in either instigating or preventing a robot uprising. It’s shockingly good, even for a text-based RPG and you’ll have complete control over the story, your robot’s decisions and feelings, and you can even get married in the game if you want. The developers have also done similar games with a variety of other subjects in case robots isn’t your thing.

Get it now on Google Play!

Dragon Quest best RPG games for AndroidDragon Quest (any of them)

[Price: Varies (no in-app purchases)]
Dragon Quest is a series of RPG titles that helped dominate the 1990’s and 2000’s. Square Enix has been working to bring many games from the series to mobile and over half a dozen of them are currently ported. Unlike most games, Dragon Quest is played in portrait mode with a control scheme to match which is a bit different from most RPGs. It features text menus, turn-based combat, and deep story lines that last for dozens of hours. You can currently pick up Dragon Quest I-VI along with Dragon Quest VIII. Click the button below to grab the first Dragon Quest, or each link below for other games in the series.
Download Dragon Quest II here!
Download Dragon Quest III here!
Download Dragon Quest IV here!
Download Dragon Quest V here!
Download Dragon Quest VI here!
Download Dragon Quest VIII here!

Get it now on Google Play!

dragon quest best RPGs for Android

doom and destiny best RPGs for AndroidDoom and Destiny Advanced

[Price: $2.99]
Doom and Destiny Advanced is the sequel, prequel, and reboot for the original Doom and Destiny which was on this list for a few years. The game features a lot of the same characters and premise as the original but in a completely different story line (and even dimension), according to the developers. It boasts 15 hours of content with free content being added, plenty of dungeons and secrets to find, tons of monsters, and even online co-op mode. It’s a lot of game to play and it’s perfect for retro fans.

Get it now on Google Play!

evoland best RPGs for AndroidEvoland

[Price: $4.99]
Evoland is a quirky and fun RPG that borrows from a ton of different games in a very unique way. It’s set up to have you play through the history of action-adventure games and includes both 2D and 3D environments. You’ll also get to do turn-based combat as well as hack-n-slash combat. As you progress, you’ll unlock new types of combat and new environments that literally take you through the ages of gaming. It’s a really neat concept with the only potential caveat is its shorter than average length.

Get it now on Google Play!

Final Fantasy IX best RPG games for androidFinal Fantasy (all of them)

[Price: Varies]
Along with Dragon Quest, Square Enix has been working very hard to bring all of the classic Final Fantasy games to mobile. To date, they have completed Final Fantasy I through VI along with Final Fantasy IX. All of these games have dozens of hours of story line, turn-based combat, excellent music, and tons of nostalgic value. Final Fantasy is arguably one of the best and most iconic RPG series ever and now most of them are on Android. To get Final Fantasy I, click the button below or click each link to check out each game.
Download Final Fantasy II here!
Download Final Fantasy III here!
Download Final Fantasy IV here!
Download Final Fantasy IV: The After Years here!
Download Final Fantasy V here!
Download Final Fantasy VI here!
Download Final Fantasy IX here!

Get it now on Google Play!

Icewind Dale best RPGs for AndroidIcewind Dale: Enhanced Edition

[Price: $9.99]
Icewind Dale is a port from the original game released on PC back in 2000. It’s based on the same kind of mechanics as games such as Baldur’s Gate where you earn experience by defeating bad guys and completing quests. The story line is long and the game as a whole is fairly complex so casual gamers may not enjoy this one all too much. This one also features online co-op modes and plenty of other content to upgrade and enjoy. It’s a large game, you won’t get done with it for a while.

Get it now on Google Play!

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inotia 4 best RPG games for AndroidInotia 4

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
The Inotia series has been a long time favorite for many mobile gamers and it was among the first to have better graphics and game play than something like card games or Angry Birds. The latest in the series is Inotia 4 which comes with six classes, 90 skills, and over 400 maps worth of locations for you to play through. There is the usual questing and party gathering along with subquests designed to help you make your character stronger. There is also an infinite dungeon for players who manage to clear the story.

Get it now on Google Play!

alphadia genesis 2 best RPGs for AndroidThe Kemco Collection

[Price: Varies]
Before Square Enix started launching ports of its classic jRPGs, there was only one really good jRPG developer on Android and that was Kemco. The studio specializes in RPGs and they currently have dozens of games in their repertoire. Some of their more popular options include Symphony or Origin, Machine Knight, Covenant of Solitude, the Alphadia saga, and many more. Most of the games cost under $5 and a few of them can be played for free. There really isn’t a bad game in the bunch. Click the button below to browse Kemco’s entire collection.

Get it now on Google Play!

knights of pen and paper best RPGs for AndroidKnights of Pen and Paper

[Price: $4.99 with in-app purchases]
Knights of Pen and Paper is a unique concept because it’s a little bit of a game inside of a game. You’ll be playing warriors of the pen and paper RPG world as they control their own characters and you’ll even get to play as the dungeon master. This gives you control over things like whether or not you want to fight a battle. It’s a unique premise with tons of content to enjoy. You can also spring extra for the +1 edition which adds more content.

Get it now on Google Play!

mage and minions best RPGs for AndroidMage and Minions

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Mage and Minions is a free to play RPG and one of the precious few that can be played offline. It has a variety of story lines and concepts and you’ll be battling robots, skeletons, beasts, demons, aliens, and many others. Of course, there are plenty of things for you to find and gather. It is a little bit more hack-and-slash than it is an RPG, but the elements are definitely there. It’s a fun little game and not bad for a free to play RPG.

Get it now on Google Play!

secret of mana best rpgs for androidSecret of Mana

[Price: $7.99]
Secret of Mana is a hack-and-slash RPG that was popular back in the early 1990s. It’s been revamped and re-released by Square Enix in all of its glory. The main story and content have remained untouched, although there are new on-screen controls that are actually very good. It comes packed with nostalgic value and is something a little bit different from the turn-based mechanics of other RPGs. You can find a variety of weapons and items and the game is pretty long as well. Square Enix has also ported Adventures of Mana, which you can download here!

Get it now on Google Play!

secret of mana best rpgs for android

Sorcery 3 best RPGs for AndroidThe Sorcery Trilogy

[Price: $5 each]
The Sorcery trilogy is a series of highly rated RPGs. They are pseudo-text based in nature and they have been compared to playing along with a graphic novel which is a fair assessment. It features an open world that you can explore as you see fit and you can even time travel if you want to. Much like classic RPGs, you’ll be asked to make decisions and those decisions will shape how the game plays out. There is a ton of stuff to do and it’s definitely one of the more unique experiences on mobile.

Get it now on Google Play!

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic best RPGs for androidStar Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

[Price: $9.99]
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (stylized as KOTOR) is an adventure RPG that takes place long before the events of the original Star Wars Trilogy. You’ll play as a young Jedi as you advance through the story and make decisions that ultimately affect whether or not you remain a Jedi or become a Sith Lord. There are over 40 powers, tons of items to craft, and plenty of things to do. It shares a lot of game play elements with RPG epics like Fallout so a lot of players should feel right at home.

Get it now on Google Play!

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic best rpgs for android

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  • FRGuzman

    All the love SquareEnix is giving to Android is awesome! Waiting for FF4 and 5! And hey, maybe 6? That would be great!

    • JosephHindy

      My dream is that they do 6 and give it improved graphics like they gave 3. I would love FF6 in better graphics.

      • FRGuzman

        Well, I don’t know about that, 3 needed a revamp because of course it was very aged (actually the Android version is a port of the Nintendo DS remake), but FFVI’s 16bit graphics have a different charm. I wouldn’t want them to ruin it. :P

    • kelvin

      The only FF worth waiting is FF7 Remake with HD graphics. That would be epic, masterpiece.

      I’ve played FF 1 – 6 on various platform, all were good.
      Now if square can start making FF 7 – 13 for mobile…

      • JosephHindy

        FF7 has already been re-released, has a movie, and a thousand other media extensions. Sorry bud, but a lot of people are burned out on FF7 and the classics are making a comeback.

      • smokebomb

        If FF7 is ever given an HD remake, they need to make the character you’re controlling RUN by DEFAULT. None of this hold X to run crap.

  • i have played most of these games …

  • Vein

    The Inotia series esp. the 2 latest intallments are pretty good rpg games too.

    • JosephHindy

      We actually covered Inotia in our first rendition of this list :) so no worries, Inotia got the recognition it definitely deserves :)

  • Korl

    The Inotia series are pretty good in terms of story and gameplay. Zenonia has a good story but feels disjointed if you jump straight into 5 without going through 1-4. But I think the best in terms of graphics and story is Aralon: Sword and Shadow. Reminds me a lot of Skyrim, actually.

    • mrband

      +1 to Aralon

      Other good RPGs (western style) in no particular order:

      -Pocket RPG (action-killer),
      -Cardinal Quest (a Rogue clon, simple but ultra-addicting),
      -Dungeon Hunter 2 (yes, 2; the third part is freemium crap),
      -9th Dawn,
      -Avadon, the Black Fortress (only for tablets),
      -Wild Blood (well, more Action than RPG actually),
      -Horn (only for Tegra 3, impressive graphics),
      -Bard’s Tale (a classic!),
      -Earth and legend (similar to Aralon),
      -Pixel Dungeon,
      -Mighty Dungeons (totally old school),

      and soon… Baldur’s Gate enhanced edition!!!

      • JosephHindy

        Excellent list! I really could’ve gone through like 90 RPGs for this video but regrettably I had to make sure the video length was under “one lifetime”.

        • Jay Chou

          For the next list, you should try Avabel. The graphic is among the best. The gameplay is subjected to debate though. You should give it a try.

      • Dirk

        Since you mentioned Avadon, the IMO far superior Avernum is now out for Android.

      • Jonathon Rios

        where can i get dungeon hunter 2? all i came across was a kindle edition.

    • ragnite

      For me, the only worthed native RPG on Android are:
      – Ravensword Shadowland (3D open world, skyrim-like).
      – Iesabel (party-based, can summon familiar & npc to fight along).
      – Doom & Destiny (lot of parodies).
      – 9th Dawn RPG, and Cyber Knight RPG (old-school).

      Final Fantasy III & IV prefer NDS version, while for Final Fantasy I, II, V, VI prefer GBA version.

      Keep in mind that RPG designed for console/TV screen (PSX, SNES, N64 etc) usually not comfort when played on smartphone. Text too small etc.
      If you use emulator on phone, pick RPG that designed for handheld such as NDS, PSP, GBA etc.

      • Carlos Luis Barón Carrero

        Except from ankward controls on Android’s Final Fantasy VI, I liked it because I found character “redesign” somehow pretty, too bad it hadn’t the opening video from PSOne version. About text too small, is true, with bigger screens (like 5.X inches) it gets better…

    • Gigga663

      I like the Inotia series in general better than the Zenonia…

  • Ragnaroth RPG Fan :D

    If you like pretty basic but yet inovative rpg, try Ragnaroth RPG, i think it is one of the best rpg-s i played , even better then 50 % of those i played on pc or other gaming console, search it up in Market, you have a free version and the paid version :) enjoy :D

  • Arcane legends xD

  • Grman Rodriguez

    Can I suggest making the best fighting games for Android? I’ve been looking for good fighting games on the Play Store but other than the original Smash with a 64 emulator I can’t find them. Would you please?

    • ragnite

      I believe there are Samurai Showdown and KOF XIII port somewhere on Play Store. There also used to be Street Fighter IV (japan only) years ago.

      If you have dual core, you can always install ppsspp and play DB Shin Budokai or Soul Calibur Broken Destiny with decent speed.

  • mikegonzalez2k

    Eternal Legacy was a good Final Fantasy like clone. It’s too bad it doesn’t work with Android 4.0+


  • Brendon Brown

    Skyrim mobile? anyone? anyone?

    • UltimaDovahkiin

      Virtually impossible..skyrim’s world area is too vast for a portable device to handle..it would never profit much into making it mobile(like the elder scrolls oblivion mobile released before smartphone era, which was a huge failure)..i dont think bethesda would repeat that mistake..skyrim is best played on a gaming rig(a pc with mods, skyrim is one of the best because of mods anyway) period.

      • UltimaDovahkiin

        Re: it wasnt oblivion the mobile version was elderscrolls dawnstar..sorry for my mistake..

      • fragilepromise

        Razer is designing a tablet that in it’s prototype form played skyrim in ultra high setting. so this is very possible to do as it has been done. The tablet also has built in controllers on each side. Look it up.

        • Clint

          One problem with that: Razer is shit and the ceo is a gigantic douche(if you’ve ever read his tweets much you’d agree). People should stop supporting them. While they were the first to capitalize on the gamer peripheral market, their software/drivers is well and beyond any negative word I can possibly allocate to it, and the “clones” are often higher quality/better in general than what Razer poops out.

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  • Leonardo Rojas

    I’ve never played any of these games. Are they like MU Online? Where you can fight against people’s avatars? And follow (walking) and chat with de people in the online “world”?

    I’ve seen a movie of Final Fantasy, very nice graphics n.n

  • pierre

    wait, no mention of Ravensword Shadowlands ?

  • Yama

    Runescape coming for tabs and smartphones, will be pretty nice. Played it at it best years, 2006-2008.

    • Abi5m3ll

      i loved that game, would be awesome if it did come to android.

  • Dimitris Kanellopoulos

    Well if you haven’t played Iesabel (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.forever.iesabel) then sorry guys but this all games look old and childish. Go get a nice new RPG.

  • vIE888

    Aralon, Ravensword, Iesabel are the best.
    Bard’s Tale played once on PC back some time ago, nevertheless a good one too.

  • try REAPER!

  • smokebomb

    Use slideme marketplace and get all those emulators for free. There used to be an app called game hunter and another made by the same people called game hunter psx which have both been removed from the play store and I’ve had a hard time finding them anywhere else.

  • Alex

    There’s nothing for the playstation emulator? Just the SNES Please post the link for the playstation emulator!

  • Dusan

    Almost unrelated, but check https://www.humblebundle.com/ out. There are some amazing android games for <$6. One of the games is Bard's Tale.
    Totally worth it plus you're supporting charity.

  • Kristoffer_Feber

    Forgot to mention that ALL Squaresoft games have DRM that demands your device to be connected! No airplane or countryside for you! :(

  • Jose Roman

    Talking about emulator, specially psx, who can forget memorable games like xenogear, all Final Fantasy games, chrono cross, vagrant story, grandia, and suikoden? If I missed a classic, I invite you to comment

    • Ahmad Amin

      Xenogear is the best!!

    • Dorian Safore

      Parasite eve, Dark stone,xenosaga,chronotrigger,legend of legaia,legend of dragoon,lapucelle tactics,shining force,shining tears,star ocean,phantasy star,the tales series.Just to name a few lol

      • Carlos Luis Barón Carrero

        The Tales Series….. yummy, I love Tales of Phantasia and Destiny

    • Carlos Luis Barón Carrero

      Wild Arms 1 and 2 also, simple but beautiful games, Lunar The Silver Star Stories Super Robot Taisen Alpha and Alpha Gaiden, and all PSOne Remakes from SNES RPGs, also using PPSSPP you can play PSP’s Super Robot Taisen MX Portable, Masoukishin Super Robot Taisen OG Saga 1 and 2, Super Robot Taisen A Portable, Super Robot Taisen Z2 Hakai Hen and Sasei Hen (yeah I’M a fan of Super Robot Taisen games, even in japanese), I’M not sure about SRT Operation Extend, the same goes to GBA and NDS..

  • raghava snapdeal

    Great awesome article. I love genesis more than any.



  • BigDinTX

    Shadowrun Returns is pretty good.

  • Here is a similar list but only for HD RPG lovers http://www.androidtoapple.com/2013/11/5-best-hd-rpg-games-for-android.html

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  • JJ2

    Ravensword 2 is a decent game and undoutedly has the best graphics of any rpg out there. Graphics and play are a bit more like Oblivion. However it is a fairly short and linear game. I would like to see them come out with more updates in the game.

  • Endrew

    They really need to create a Takes of game for Android. Tales of Symphonia was epic.

  • Jesus

    It’s impossible to catch Mew Two without a Master Ball, noob.

    • Jinjo_Bread

      Lol no it isn’t, you fucking idiot.

    • Phil

      I did it in the original series when I used my mater ball on Articuno. It is possible, just hard. You’re the noob apparently.

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  • Korvis

    Bullshit…. I just looked up Order & Chaos Online and its $6.99. Do your research before posting an article online for thousands of people to see. I got a better RPG list from the comments section.

  • paul

    Old school types, Andors trail and GurkII

  • Dorf

    Defender of Texel? What a friggin’ joke.

    • UltimaDovahkiin

      Yep there are better blood brothers and bloodbattalion are far better games made by the same studio..

  • UltimaDovahkiin

    Uhh blood brothers anyone??

  • Mr. Jester

    Thank you Random guy i found to help me find the rpg that i was looking for. No more endless load,play, and uninstall sessions to find my Holy Grail!


    eternity warriors, dark avengers and dungeon hunter is the best..

  • Adam Gallion

    Thanks for the list. I signed up to say one thing though… WILL PEOPLE PLEASE STOP SAYING “RPG GAME”?! You are saying Role-Playing Game Game! It’s just an RPG!

    • JosephHindy

      Sure thing, as soon as people stop saying ATM Machine and PIN Number, I’ll stop saying RPG Game :P (i’m being flippant, sorry!) lol.

      • SeanB

        I always use RPG when playing ArmA 3 .. :P

  • mikegonzalez2k
  • Mochammad Santaka

    Might wanna add Dragon Quest 8. Or is there another reason not to put it in the list? I haven’t played the Android version.

    • JPerry

      Seems new rpg like DQ 8 and DQ 4 didn’t included in list yet. Both played on portrait orientation.

      • JosephHindy

        The list only gets updated once a year :) I’d check again.

  • SaRPeR

    What if someone ports Skyrim to Android (Without bugs of course) ? It would be great.

    • JosephHindy

      Lol sure, it would be like 12GB in size and no one with 16GB of storage or less would be able to play it.

  • DarkDevelp

    Dunno I still prefers emulated one. My favorite RPG right now are Tales of Tempest and Ni no Kuni, played using DS emulator on my dual 1ghz phone. Can’t find any similar RPG on playstore or appstore.
    If only my phone a bit more powerful, I’d be playing Final Fantasy Type-0! :D

  • namesib

    Erm… no HyperDevbox in this list? Tactical RPGs are RPGs too…

    • JosephHindy

      tactical RPGs are getting their own list.

  • In my opinion here are the top RPGs on Android:

    10. Battleheart
    9. Heroes of Loot
    8. The Bard’s Tale
    7. Shadowrun Returns
    6. The Forest of Doom
    5. Sorcery! 2
    4. 9th Dawn
    3. Knights of Pen & Paper +1
    2. Final Fantasy VI
    1. The World Ends with You

    Hope it helps!

    Source: http://gamesreviewer.net/opinion/10-best-android-rpgs/

  • Mur

    Galaxy on Fire 2 is an amazing game and IMO counts as an RPG as well.

    • Amazing on iOS. A stinking pile of crap on Android because they switched to a HORRIBLE freemium model.

  • isms curmudgeon

    There’s only 15. No dimensions doesn’t count as 7.

    • JosephHindy

      There are 7 final fantasy games total. They’re all pretty good too.

  • Ted

    Ravensword: Shadowland 3D RPG
    ^played this game and most above on iPad. Ravensword is truely a cut about the rest in storyline and graphics….worth the price.

  • Argentus

    It’s amazing what people call RPGs, these days. If the player doesn’t make choices that majorly influence game play, it can’t be called a “role-playing” game. That was tough to do, back when I was a kid, playing the *real* Bard’s Tale, on a Commodore 64 computer. The newer version should have been a true rpg. It wasn’t, though. It was funny, bawdy, and brash, but it wasn’t a role-playing game. It was just an adventure. In the old days, you got to choose the makeup of your party – the classes of your characters, their skills, etc. That was about as good as you could get. It still involved more thinking than the new Bard’s Tale.

    The new generation of *real* role-playing games is often based on a single character, but has reputation systems for multiple factions and for individual interactions, too. Fallout and its progeny are a great example of this. Skyrim is another excellent example. You choose sides, NPC’s may realize this, and will treat you accordingly. Other actions may mitigate or exacerbate their reactions. That is true role-playing. It’s not enough to wander around a big world and worry about hanging onto your hit points.

    • JosephHindy

      Oh please don’t go all snob. If studios couldn’t release games unless they followed such strict rules, we’ have exactly 5 video games. RPGs, jRPGs, strategy RPGs, all of them are welcome on my lists. Not including something because it doesn’t fit the truest definition of the term is how we get things like “you can only be a nerd if you watched every episode of star trek” or “you can only be a gamer if you have a 3-1 KD spread in Halo”.

      There is no such thing as “it can only be a *blank* if *blank*” when it comes to abstract ideas.

      • Argentus

        Maybe you didn’t read. I enjoy other games, but the label of RPG is incorrect. …Or maybe you don’t know what it means to “play a role”.

        • JosephHindy

          It’s not up to me to define things like that. The entire world considers jRPG a legitimate genre (japanese RPG), same for strategy RPGs, tactical RPGs, Action RPGs, and MMORPGs. These are not terms I’m inventing here and to make everyone happy (which is, technically, my job), I wanted to put as many as possible.

          Also, it was snobby. Especially since it’s easy to refute that claim with “well, aren’t you playing the “role” of the main character in every video game?” which is totally true. Even tabletop gaming, there’s a story you follow. Just because you don’t always have control over every little bit of it doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of being an RPG.

          • Argentus

            Ohhh, you’re the author. No wonder you are so defensive.

            It wasn’t snobby. Just a fact. “The entire world” (your exaggeration) considers Justin Bieber to be a legitimate musician, too. Doesn’t mean they are correct.

          • JosephHindy

            That’s the problem with things like “definitions of words”, if most people believe something to be true…that pretty much makes it true. I’m sure there were people who were like “why would we call it a spoon when it’s technically a ‘handheld mini bowl for your face'”…everyone called it a spoon and thus, it became a spoon even if, at the time, they were considered technically wrong.

          • Argentus

            Cute, except nobody ever called a spoon that. Your logic is backward. I am the one calling a spoon a spoon, and not trying to re-categorize forks, knives, shovels, and front-end loaders all to be spoons.

          • JosephHindy

            Just saying things like “your logic is backwards” without an explanation or a reason shows that you don’t have sufficient proof to back up your claims. The next thing you said can be classified as reductio ad absurdum and I have no interest in jumping down the logical fallacy hole with you.

            They’re RPGs whether you like it or not.

          • Argentus

            I *DID* explain it. Holy cow. You are brainless, whether you like it or not. I’m not wasting my time anymore. Can’t be bothered to have a proverbial “battle of wits” with an unarmed man.

          • JosephHindy

            It’s not a battle of wits when all you’re doing is throwing around insults instead of explaining your point. It’s called “ad hominem” where you can’t argue my point directly so you attack me instead to make me (and by extension, my point) look bad.

            Your last two comments are nothing more than mudslinging insults and you want to try to define that as “a battle of wits”? Maybe in a Call of Duty lobby, but not here. Please just stop.

          • Argentus


          • josh

            Argentus=gave up

          • Argentus

            Yeah, no. Argentus got sick of arguing with someone that can never admit they might be able to learn something from someone else.

          • JosephHindy

            Ironically, that logic can be turned around and applied to you as well.

          • Argentus

            I think you can’t really make that claim until you start using logic, instead of opinion (both your own subjective one, and the popular opinion that you seem to value so much to explain the illogical).

          • PegasusOrgans

            While it does annoy me that the RPG genre has been so watered down and stretched to a point of being unrecognizable, you have been acting quite infantile.

          • Jordan Lauterbach

            Argentus, your an idiot

          • Clint

            Says the guy who can’t spell “you’re”. :rolleyes: Argentus is right and he’s smarter than you are.

          • PegasusOrgans

            Well, it depends on your definition of ‘legitimate’, but if you are going by the dictionary, then yes, bieber is very much a legitimate musician. Do I like him? No I think his music is formulaic, paint by numbers pandering for the large female tween demographic, but that does not change how bieber is perceived by the music industry. In fact, he has more credibility than most of the bands you listen to, as he has technically won awards and has a ready and willing fan base.

        • Clint

          While I agree that most “RPGs” should have a different and more appropriate genre allocated for them, I find it odd that nobody ever argues about what an MMO/MMORPG is.. while at least 80% of games titled as MMO aren’t actually MMO, and idiots go around saying say that MMO means “a lot of people play it” lol.

          • Argentus

            Indeed. “Massively multiplayer” involved thousands of people playing, often at the same time, and “rpg” should be self explanatory, but, apparently, it’s not, given the above debate.

      • PegasusOrgans

        Btw Bioware developed Baldurs Gate and kotor 1 while black isle developed Icewind Dale, and by the late 90’s rpgs had long been a respected genre.

        • JosephHindy

          The late 90s was the climax of RPG popularity. Baldur’s Gate and KOTOR were definitely kings of the PC RPG space, but Final Fantasy 7 on PlayStation was released around then as well which probably did a bit more to bring it to mainstream. Icewind Dale, KOTOR, and Baldur’s Gate are really involved, deep, and (frankly) slow as hell games lol, not the kinda stuff you get a CoD person to play yknow? Even Skyrim is much faster than they are.

    • Analogfrog

      Too true. “Choose your own adventure” styled. Everything else IS adventure. After mass effect 2 (three was shit) i been hungry for more…. if anyone understands what i mean and know of something that can complete me like ME did, (good graphics+good writing+playability=good art) please let me know.

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  • umataro42

    A few other suggestions I’ve enjoyed over the years.

    Andor’s Trail (free and ad free, still on my phone)
    Knight’s of Pen and Paper +1
    Legends Arcana
    Tales of Illyria (Fallen Knight & Beyond the Iron Wall)
    Gurk (1, 2 & 3)
    Vampire’s Fall
    Cthulu Saves the World
    Minute Quest

  • Dinesh Chauhan

    E.R.P. Manager

  • nishantsirohi123

    Soulcraft, wasnt that a tegra zone exclusive title ?

  • Jay Chou

    Zenonia 5:
    “It’s perfect for those who don’t want the tedious dialogue associated with in depth story lines or level grinding.”

    LOL this is only true if you pay a lot to play this game. I meant A LOT. Since I’m not a cheapskate and actually pay for games but I saw myself had to pay more than I intended just to progress in Zenonia 5. The game mobs got stronger faster than you leveling up. So if you enter an area without preparing you will die in a blink of an eye and you need to pay 25 zen (bought by real money) just to revive. The only way to not spending money is grinding level real hard. I still finished this game though.

    • I find it hard to take any review that considers Zenonia 5 a great game seriously. I mean it’s hard to overstate how much the freemium model completely and utterly ruins this game, and many other ARPGs as well. It’s one thing to be able to buy vanity items, but anytime you start tweaking the game balance to account for IAP, you just destroyed the game. Even if Im not a cheapskate, I want to play and win based on my skills and strategy, not how much real life money I can throw at the game. It’s the same thing that happened to the EXCELLENT Galaxy on Fire 2 for iOS when it came over to Android. A GREAT game ended up sucking badly.

      I’d rather pay $20 up front for a mobile game and then play with no toll booths than play a “free” game with $20 worth of IAP to advance.

      • JosephHindy

        Just because you don’t like it doesn’t make it bad. Tons of people enjoy those types of games and are patient enough to wait out the “toll booths” and get by on their own accord. If you have to pay to advance, I would sooner question your abilities as a gamer rather than the game.

        • Carl D

          Ya, it is bad, because it is dishonest. It has nothing to do with your ability as a gamer and more to do with your ability to pay…Also, grinding has little to do with gameplayer ability and everything to do with boring. Ron is correct, I have beaten nearly every snes, genesis and psx rpg including those translated by aeon genesis and dynamic designs..add to that the dozens of android ones I have beaten so ability does not come into the equation for me but zenonia 5 is on an entirely different level in regards to grinding as it is obnoxious just how much is needed to beat the game. I had to stop, it was a snooze fest. Terranigma, Secret of Mana, Illusion of Gaia, Alundra, Beyond Oasis and even Seed for the andriod are examples of game balance done correctly. Zenonia…not so much.

          • JosephHindy

            Again, that’s your opinion. I’m not disagreeing with you having an opinion, I’m stating outright that you can beat every game in the universe but that makes your opinion still an opinion. Some people like to grind. Their opinions matter just as much as yours do. Neither of them are factually accurate, because it’s subjective by nature and you can’t be factually accurate about a subjective thing like enjoyment.

          • Carl D

            Yes, I am sure soooo many people love to grind forever…

          • JosephHindy

            Yes, because everyone is just like you right?

          • Carl D

            I never said that. But go now, enjoy your endless grinding!

          • JosephHindy

            So your comeback is to mock the way that I (and some other people too) have fun? This is why your argument is fundamentally flawed. It’s an opinion and while i’m willing to listen to opinions that differ from me, you are not and that’s what I’m disagreeing with here.

            I mean you really gotta dive down into the rabbit hole to mock people because they have fun differently from you.

          • Carl D

            Keep grinding! I do not care. My comeback is I do not like endless grinding! Now go grind!

  • Carl D

    I agree for the most part. But 1. Eve of Genesis is super short. I beat it in a little over 6 hours with no issues. It is not bad but Kemco has done better. 2. Zenonia 5 is garbage. There is a reason it is free, I would never pay for it. It is mostly a bunch of fetch quests and you have to grind like crazy. By the time you get to those two bosses you have to fight at the same time, it is nearly impossible, and you get to the point where you gain levels so slowly, the grinding just wears on you. The challenge is incredible by this point in the game, especially if you don’t perfectly build your character with the stat and bonus points, which takes away from possible flexibilty. I am a seasoned rpg gamer, having beaten nearly ever snes, genesis, psx and turbo (and many other obscure systems and many android) both officially translated and fan translated and with that said, this game gets too hard.

  • nwsx

    Dungeon Journey!

  • reiza haragy

    Game tolol di jdiin game terbaik, apanya terbaik, tersuram yang ada

  • Cantide756

    Chrono Trigger

    • JosephHindy

      I wanted to put CT on here so badly but the google play game is just so jacked up most of the time that I couldn’t bring myself to do it :(

  • Tess

    Besides BG and KOTOR, what games are out there that let you create your own character, name them, choose gender and class, etc.? I know lots of folks like other kinds of RPGs, but having my own character is a big part of what I like.

    • JosephHindy

      Most MMORPGs let you do that. There aren’t a lot of “skyrim like” games on Android just yet, though. The Choice games let you create your own character, though!

  • Sankhadeep Barman

    I need RPGs which do not need to download extra data like Marvel Future Fight.

  • chopperj007

    Star wars kotor is free atm on Amazon!

  • zenonia 1 & inotia 2.
    anyone rememer those titles?

    i would add crashlands to that

    • JosephHindy

      I thought about adding Crashlands, but I’m unsure if it’s “RPG enough” to be on the list, if that makes sense lol. It’ll definitely hit the adventure games list though.

      We’re up to Zenonia 5 (compatible only with Android devices 4.4 and down) and Inotia 4 (which should be on the list).

  • seldomused

    No Chrono Trigger?

  • SupremeDaMC

    I enjoyed the Zenonia games….The first two at least. And Chaos Rings

  • mrjagger24

    I’m looking for an online mmo that’s not f2p where I can just buy it then it’s fair game!

  • Sikoreczek

    Exiled Kingdoms is a very good game. Much better than all those infantile manga crap.

  • jc77

    You definitely need to add “Chronic Trigger” to this list!

    • JosephHindy

      Well it’s implied with the Square Enix section being thoroughly represented. However, unless they’ve updated it since I last played, the Chrono Trigger port was a little underwhelming. I’ll check it out again though, just in case!

  • CrosslightCoder

    I think its pretty lame that almost all the “best” RPGs on this list are just republished old titles ported over. Its as bad as the movie industry.