Best role-playing games (RPG) for Android

June 12, 2012
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    As kids, we had huge and vivid imaginations. We thought of having supernatural powers, or being the greatest hero that saved the day. You can relive that moment by playing role-playing games (RPG) games right on your Android device.

    This type of game lets you visit a fantasy world and transforms you into anything you want to be. You can be a rich and powerful sorcerer, a brave and mighty warrior, the legendary pirate of the seven seas, or the sharp-shooting archer.

    With hundreds of thousands of Android apps, you might have a hard time looking for the best RPG games for Android. Worry no more, for we have compiled a list of the best RPG games that can be played on your Android device. Take note that the following apps don’t follow a particular order.

    Kingdoms Live

    Ready your battle weapons and make your way to the top with Kingdoms Live. This app is a text-based massive multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) for your Android device. This game is perfect for those hungry for adventure and want to read at the same time.

    You start off as a peasant in this game. As you go along, you will receive quests and special items to build your character. If you’re lucky, you might even get the chance to rule your own kingdom. But reaching the top is not as easy as you think. You have to accomplish special quests, collect rare items, build your army, and battle other players online.

    The app allows you to choose from 3 different races: Human, Orc, or Elf. From each race, you can also choose one of the three classes: Warrior, Mage, or Rogue. You can also invite your friends to join and expand your army. Increase your territory by acquiring new lands. Take note that this game is an online game and needs an active Internet connection for you to play it.

    Be the master of your own virtual kingdom with Kingdoms Live.

    Zenonia 4

    As evil arises, grab your Android device and prepare to fight wild monsters with Zenonia 4. If you have played the previous Zenonia series and loved its RPG action, then you will surely love this game. Zenonia 4 lets you play the role of Regret as he fights off evil monsters that disrupt peace on earth. But this time, his adventure is now in high-definition, bringing more adrenaline-pumping actions to your Android device.

    If you are an avid fan of RPG games and an anime lover, this game is perfect for you. The game lets you enjoy an anime-filled, action-packed game on your Android device. Follow the story of Regret and friends as they ward off evil monsters. As you defeat monsters, you will also gain experience to level-up your character.

    You can also personalize your character by distributing stat points and choosing which skills to learn. Along the way, you will also find items to customize and make your hero stronger. And, if you think you’ve got what it takes to be called an RPG master, use your hero to fight other players with Zenonia’s online player-versus-player (PVP) feature.

    Kill monsters and become a hero with Zenonia 4.

    Order & Chaos Online

    I used to play the MMORPG Ragnarok on our computer. During that time, I could be a powerful wizard and cast magic on helpless monsters. I could also be the holy priest and heal my party members. If you like playing this type of game but don’t want to sit down in front of the computer, you can do that on your Android device with the Order & Chaos Online app. This app features a full 3D online RPG game experience within the reach of your Android device.

    The game lets you choose up to 4 races: the Humans and the Elves who fight for order, and the Orc and the Undead for chaos. You can also customize your character by selecting the gender, class, appearance, skills, and much more. In its vast fantasy world, you can do anything that you want. Explore dark and creepy forests. Interact with players and trade rare items. Show off your skills and battle other players online.

    Your first log-in entitles you to a free 3 month subscription. You can then extend your subscription for US$0.99 per month, US$1.99 for 3 months, and US$2.99 for 6 months. You will also need an active Internet connection and a Gameloft LIVE! account to play this game.

    Choose your side now and play Order & Chaos Online.

    Inotia3: Children of Carnia

    Carnia needs a hero to regain peace and order. Be the hero and the bringer of peace in Inotia3: Children of Carnia. If you have played the previous versions of this app, you will sure love the new and updated features of Inotia3.

    The story begins with Lucio and Ameli acquiring gauntlets that lead them to an unimaginable feat to protect their village. Join them and follow their story as they become heroes of Carnia.

    The game lets you play in an organized battle party system. You can mix and match your party to suit your battle needs. The game lets you choose up to 6 different classes. You can also hire mercenaries to help you on your quest. You can customize character by equipping them with various weapons, armors, and accessories.

    Follow the story of Lucio and Ameli as they protect their village of Carnia in the Android game Inotia3: Children of Carnia.

    Battleheart

    If your heart is longing for pure fun and battle-filled action, you might want to play the Battleheart game app on your Android device. Basically, you play the commander of your party in a war against monsters in your kingdom.

    The game features simple touch-based controls. Just tap and drag to attack monsters or heal your allies, and tap the skills button to perform powerful tricks. The game also lets you customize your party by letting you choose a variety of characters. You can select the warrior as the front liner, the cleric as the support, the minstrel to play the war notes, and the wizard to cast powerful spells.

    To keep your adrenaline pumping, the game also lets you enjoy epic boss battles. Use your wits and your team’s skills to defeat any monster in your way. Every 5 level ups, you can unlock a new spell and skill for each character. You can also test your strategic skills and let your party survive as long as you can in the battle arena.

    Swing your sword, cast a fireball spell, and play the battle tunes to ward off monsters in the Battleheart app.

    Monster Galaxy

    Do you remember the cartoon series Pokemon? I was one of the avid fans of Ash and Pikachu’s adventures. I even named my pet hamster Pikachu and I wish it could generate some electric sparks, too. If you liked watching Pokemon, why not make yourself a monster trainer with the Monster Galaxy app? Although it doesn’t have cute and cuddly Pokemons like Pikachu or Jigglypuff, the app follows the same concept of catching monsters and putting them into battle.

    Your main task is to catch monsters, which they call Mogas, and test their skills in battles. Travel and explore the world packed with 14 Zodiac-themed islands and collect monsters. There are about 125 monsters for you to collect. As you catch and collect Mogas, you also have to train your monsters as you make your way to defeat King Otho.

    Can you collect all 125 monsters and defeat King Otho? Be a Mogas trainer with the Monster Galaxy app.

    Six-Guns

    Experience the wild west with Buck Crosshaw and the Six-Guns app on your Android device. Buck is an outlaw that takes out naughty cowboys and robbers. You also get to face supernatural creatures such as vampires and mysterious monsters throughout the game.

    The app lets you control Buck and help him accomplish his missions. Using this app lets you explore the places of Arizona and Oregon right from your home couch. You can also customize your character by unlocking a variety of clothes and be a cowboy with a style.

    And, let’s not forget the horses and guns to make the set complete. The app allows you to choose from 8 different horses and 19 weapons. What’s more is that the game is available for free. You don’t have to pay anything to download Six-Guns and finish it through to the end.

    Saddle up, reload your guns, and wear your cowboy outfit as you journey to the Wild West with Six-Guns.

    Third Blade

    Want to play a monster-slashing, adrenaline-pumping RPG game on your mobile phone? Try playing the Third Blade app on your Android device. You control a hero in this game and on every level, you have to defeat a set of monsters. You also have to defeat tough bosses along the way.

    The game lets you choose 3 different kinds of weapons. Dual wields allows you to use two weapons in both hands. You can rapidly attack monsters and have a higher chance of inflicting damage to them, but dual wielding does little damage. Dual wields are also good to build up your combo counter. Combo gives you additional attack points and added critical rates.

    The single-handed sword is the safest weapon to use. It lets you do average damage and normal speed attack.  The single-handed sword is the heavier weapon. Using this weapon inflicts more damage but sacrifices your attack speed. This weapon is ideal for big and slow moving monsters.

    You can also buy new weapons and learn new skills that match the weapon you use. You have to mix and match the appropriate weapons and skills suitable to the monsters you face.

    What are your waiting for? Keep your adrenaline pumping with the Third Blade app on your Android device.

    Star Legends (3D MMO)

    Who doesn’t love the Star Wars saga? I love the movies’ futuristic settings, robotic characters, the space wars, and the light-saber slashing actions. If you love sci-fi settings and futuristic designs, why not play the online RPG Star Legends (3D MMO) on your Android device?  The game lets you travel into space with your friends right from your Android device.

    The game lets you choose 3 different characters. Commando specializes in handling heavy weapons. This type of character can deal a huge amount of damage to the enemy. The Operative is experienced in handling dual weapons. This character can be used to rapidly attack enemies, but with a lower attack rate than the Commando. The Engineer is the character that keeps the party going during missions. This character specializes in support skills and performing buffs on your team members.

    This is an online game so you will be needing an active Internet connection to play this game. The game is also played on one server so you can easily find your friends and get to meet new players online. Star Legends (3D MMO) can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. Buying in-game “Platinum” lets your purchase more items and unlock more equipment.

    Travel to outer space and finish your mission with your friends with Star Legends (3D MMO) on your Android device.

    Pocket Legends (3D MMO)

    After completing the thrilling missions in space, go back on Earth and visit the mystical world of Pocket Legends (3D MMO). This app is another 3D MMORPG from Spacetime Studios. This time you will have to use mythical creatures as your heroes to complete your missions with your friends.

    This game allows you to choose 3 different characters. If you are into brute strength, you can choose the mighty and strong Ursa Warrior. If you have keen eyes and want to attack monsters from a distance, try the sharpshooter Avian Archer. Make the powerful Elven Enchantress your hero if you like to use the spell book and cast some spells. The game also lets you customize your characters by equipping weapons and attractive accessories. You can also learn and build your preferred skills.

    Pocket Legends (3D MMO) can be downloaded free from the Google Play Store. You can purchase “Platinum” within the game to unlock rare items and equipment.

    Travel the mythical world and face new adventures with Pocket Legends (3D MMO).

    Pack up your things and prepare for the biggest adventure on your Android device. What other RPG games are you playing on your Android device? Share them in a comment below.

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    • Isaac Hung Chiang

      nice…thank you so much for the list!

    • http://www.geeknik.com/ geeknik

      Wish I could play Six Guns on my Galaxy Tab 7.7…

      • Drem

        It works on my Galaxy Tab 7.7 perfectly.

        • http://www.geeknik.com/ geeknik

          Doesn’t show up in Google Play when I search from the tablet… The website shows it is installed, but it is most definitely not installed..

          • lol

            I have a GT-P6800 too!!

    • RampageDeluxe

      Battleheart is abandoned. The dev is too lazy for Android and doesn’t understand how to program for screen size.

      • Cog

        Mika abadoned Android because of mass piracy issues. It has nothing to do with being lazy you dumbfuck.

        • ononotthatguy

          They said themselves they didn’t want to program for multiple devices. Stop being a troll.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=724860594 Runar S. Glasø

          Calling people stupid for not knowing something you know, is infact stupidity. stop letting the anonymity of the internet corrupt your behaviour.

          • Jerzy

            Telling lies because you didn’t want to waste the time to check your facts isn’t “not knowing something”

            • fuk yuu

              how about, fuck you ?

            • Oláf

              How about, get back to school and get your education while you still have the chance.

            • Oláf

              This is an interesting conversation, please, continue.

        • barl

          kill yourself you piece of shit

      • paulleeee

        The best game for me is Rage of Bahamut, it’s not really a RPG but it’s way better than any app I ever played and it’s totally free. No need to purchase to advance stuff that ruins the fun. I suggest to give it a go and use my personal game referral code after the tutorial ” ELG94339 ” trust me the game boost it will give you is great a, RARE and 100k funds, write that down. Have fun and Enjoy!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/claire.phee Claire Phee

      great list of games! especially love zenonia 4 and inotia 3: children of carnia. i think seed 3 is really good too! the plot and graphics are very good. i found a lot of good games, especially good RPGs from Gamevil and Com2uS using this app called Applorer. it features the best free games on Google Play! download it and try it out. strongly recommended!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/aubreygomer.caasi Aubrey Gomer Caasi

        i really loved inotia 3 too.. and had already played zenonia saga for quite sometime.. i think this review is a thumbs up..

    • Mateusz

      Check out also Forgotten Tales

    • Anonymous

      Try Inotia 4 assassin of berkel

      • D M C

        i wish i could play inotia 4 but it is not compatible w/ my device ..i finished inotia 3 already and it was pretty fun .

    • Guest

      If you like Japanese tactical RPG, you can also take a look at Spectral Souls and Blazing Souls (that we just released) :)

    • http://twitter.com/Hyperdevbox Hyperdevbox

      If you like Japanese tactical RPG, you can also take a look at Spectral Souls and Blazing Souls (that we just released)! ;)

    • http://twitter.com/Cluckx3 目を開け

      What’s some good games for the Samsung Galaxy S2?

    • Starfallzone

      totally great list you have, ill be glad to have some of your recommendation. my first option is Third Blade. These kind of games which i really love to play. Thank and very cool…

    • Anzore

      If you like RPG card games, you should give try to this game: Legend of the Cryptids. It is free, easy to learn (takes around 5 minutes with the nice tutorial at the beginning), and gets more challenging as you advance. If you decide to try it, please use my referral id: “Anzore” when registering for the game, to earn a free dragon rare card and 10000 coins for each of us. Have fun! :)

    • Boris

      we @ sacracy do care about screen sizes ;) check it out!

    • Yudha Ardi Nugraha

      why network connection required when i open the game outside wi-fi range?

    • Catalin Radoi

      I believe Arcane Legends is the best.

    • sparkleberry

      iruna is a good one..takes a lil getting used to but its a good game

    • jesuswaswhite

      It obvious by the foul language and lack of brain activity-that you are all niggers, right?

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