20 Best Mobile RPGs Of All Time (As Of Dec 2019)

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2019 is about to come to a close and we have quite an eclectic selection of games from all consoles. From ports of games from their original consoles to newer and better games that define a whole generation of games from the onset. The RPG game genre is one of the genres that have redefined gaming again and again over the past decade, and will continue to do so for the years to come due to how popular the genre is to millions of gamers. Combine that with the increasing popularity of mobile, and you have a recipe for innovation and opportunity for many people. Without further ado, here are 20 of the best Mobile RPGs of all time.

 

Best Mobile RPGs Of All Time (as of Dec 2019)

 

1. Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger
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App Store Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

A port from the old console ages, Chrono Trigger is one of the best RPGs ever created and some would say that the game damn near started the RPG genre and popularized it. But keep in mind that this IS one of the oldest of the RPG’s in this list.

Chrono Trigger’s port into the mobile comes with a few quality of life changes, one of which is that the controls are optimized for the touchscreen, and a few graphical touch-ups. But it’s still the OG Chrono Trigger that’s in the mobile. So, if you want to experience the adventure again, then go get this now.

Chrono Trigger is available for $9.70 on Google Play Store.

 

2. Honkai Impact 3rd

Honkai Impact 3rd
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App Store Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Considered to be one of the more… risque entries in this list, Honkai Impact 3rd is an RPG game with Gacha elements. You control Valkyries: women who fight against the Honkai (Aliens that invaded Earth) in order to defend Earth. Along the way, you get to meet and recruit other Valkyries that fight for you (you use the gacha for recruiting and you sometimes get new units in story), and woo them if you want. But the combat is where the game shines.

Combat takes inspiration from games like Devil May Cry in which your character can string combos in order to defeat enemies. Using this, plus your Valkyrie’s skills and masterful evasion can allow you to decimate your opponents. Graphics wise the game is awesome and the animations are crisp and flowing. If you want to play a game in mobile that looks like a console exclusive then Honkai Impact 3rd is for you.

Honkai Impact 3rd is available for free with IAP’s on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

 

3. Azur Lane

Azur Lane
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App Store Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

If you want to combine an RPG, Touhou Bullet Hell, and adorable shipgirls, then Azur Lane is your game. With loads of shipgirls to collect and thousands of fleet combinations, the game will keep you coming with the shipgirls personalities, the fact that you can marry your favorite shipgirl (for love or for stats), and the great story. All in all, Azur Lane is here to stay. And it’ll stay for quite a while.

Azur Lane is available for free with IAP’s on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

 

4. Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition
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App Store Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars

The Final Fantasy series has always been one of the most interesting and story driven series that ever came out in the past few decades. And to be honest, the series still kicks ass and take names even after all the other stuff that happened. With the arrival of the Android space however, Square Enix decided to take it up a notch by releasing the Pocket Edition of Final Fantasy 15. Of course an Android Phone can’t compare to a real legit PS4 Console so they… Chibified the characters a lot and changed the graphics to allow the game to work on lower RAM. But if you’re looking for a Final Fantasy experience on the go? Well, here’s a full game of it.

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is available for free with IAP’s on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

 

5. Girls Frontline

Girls Frontline
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App Store Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Girls Frontline is another tactical Gacha RPG like Azur Lane. With a few differences. One, there’s no bullet hell, only tactics where you direct your characters and lead them to victory. Two, you’re commanding Tactical Dolls or T-Dolls (They’re girl versions of guns. Bear with me) not Shipgirls, and formations are key in whether or not you live or die here. Much like Azur Lane you can choose to marry the T-Doll of your choice for increased stats and for devoting your life towards (in game life of course).

Girls’ Frontline is available for free with IAP’s on Google Play Store.

 

6. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
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App Store Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

The Star Wars series is one of the biggest staples when it comes to both film and games and for those who want to experience the best the series has to offer on the go, then this games for you. This is the full K.O.T.O.R. experience, so if you’re a Star Wars fan, this is definitely one to get. It’s a pretty big download, at 2.4GB, but you get all the force-wielding, lightsaber-swinging, Republic-saving goodness that the console games dazzled us with. Or if you’re a full Dark Side enthusiast well, that’s here too.

You get to choose your party from nine types of characters, travel to eight planets on the Ebon Hawk, and learn to use the Force, including over 40 powers. You also get to build your own lightsaber!

Knights of the Old Republic is the epitome of a classic Star Wars RPG and this port is totally worth the cash. This game even supports controllers if you prefer to play that way. As the Jedi’s last hope, you decide the fate of the galaxy as you battle your way to becoming a hero or falling to the temptation of the Dark Side.

Star Wars: KOTOR is available on Google Playstore for $9.99.

 

7. Postknight

Postknight
Photo by Krugames on YouTube

 

App Store Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Now if you’re gonna tell me in saying that Postknight is technically NOT an action RPG, hear me out first. The game’s mechanics are an RPG, with your role as the Postknight, you must deliver mail and materials all over it’s world while fighting enemies along the way.

All in all, this is one of the best mobile rpgs available and is a joy to play. Honestly, play this. You won’t regret it.

Postknight is available for free with IAP’s on Google Play Store and Apple Appstore.

 

8. Titan Quest

Titan Quest
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App Store Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Titan Quest is another PC port that manages to mesh well with the Smartphone. Gameplay wise, it doesn’t really depart from the PC version and still has the same premise but when it’s this good, what needs to be changed? Story wise, it’s still the same Titan Quest that you play on PC. and if you want to come back to nostalgia, then pick up this game. You won’t regret it.

Titan Quest is available for $8.38 on Google Play Store.

 

9. Cat Quest

Cat Quest
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App Store Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Yes, you read it right. Cat Quest is a game where you embark into an epic adventure as an anthropomorphic cat who wishes to save his kidnapped sister. It can’t get any simpler than that. Gameplay wise, it’s an open world RPG in the vein of Final Fantasy though combat is done in the open world. There’s a lot to explore and a lot to fight, and you can bet that you’ll enjoy yourself til the very end.

Cat Quest is available for $5 on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

 

10. A Girl Adrift

A Girl Adrift
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App Store Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

A Girl Adrift is a clicker RPG. And it’s a good one to boot. You’re a girl shipwrecked and cast adrift into the sea, and you have to survive by any means necessary. That means you have to learn how to fish, and fight the various sea monsters in order to survive. The graphics are pretty good for a clicker game and the boss fight music is on point, which adds to the charm. All in all, if you’re looking for something casual, then you can pick up this best mobile rpgs easy.

A Girl Adrift is available for free with IAP’s on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

 

11. Zenonia

Zenonia
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App Store Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Zenonia doesn’t really stray that much from the usual RPG formula, but what it and it’s sequels have is a rich and story driven adventure RPG that you can play on the go. Couple that with a huge customization for your characters and a rich series is born.

Zenonia 1-4 is available for free with IAP’s on Google Play Store.

 

12. The World Ends With You

The World Ends With You
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App Store Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

A Nintendo DS classic ported into mobile, The World Ends With You sends players into the historic and bustling Shibuya Station, playing a dangerous game with your very existence on the line. Use various skills and attacks given to you in the form of collectible pins to overwhelm and defeat your enemies, discover your lost memories, the reason why you are a participant in this game, and find a way to get yourself out. All in all, this beloved DS port is one of the best mobile RPGs for Android.

There IS one caveat though, there’s some in app purchases in game in addition to initially purchasing the game. Other than that though, you can expect a fun time with The World Ends With You.

The World Ends With You is available for $14.99 with IAP’s on Google Play Store and Apple Appstore. 

 

13. Evoland 1 and 2

Evoland 1 and 2
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App Store Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Evoland isn’t that original if you think about it. After all, it borrowed quite a bit from other ARPG’s to create a classic RPG adventure that might be a bit of a knock-off, but it’s a fun game, and there’s a damn-good reason for its pilfering of the classics.

This game is all about the evolution of video games, starting you off with monochrome graphics and a 2D character. As you progress, you unlock new technologies and new graphics until you reach the modern, 3D/HD age.

Your sort of meta-journey is punctuated by references to classic RPGs and movies, so keep a sharp eye out and enjoy the Easter eggs thrown in as you battle and loot and level up.

If you love best mobile RPGs, no matter when they were made, then Evoland and the sequel Evoland 2 which expands on the meta-narrative journey through video game history, will be something that you’ll enjoy.

Evoland 1 and 2 is available for $0.99 and $5.99 respectively on Google Playstore.

 

14. Knights/Galaxy of Pen and Paper

Knights/Galaxy of Pen and Paper
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App Store Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

For those who want a “DnD” experience in their own phone, then the Pen and Paper series is right up their alley. The game simulates what a real DnD game feels by actually having a DnD game in a best mobile RPGs.  

The game is pretty meta when it comes to gameplay as it allows you to not only control the players, but the Dungeon Master as well, leading to some very interesting scenarios and battles. Due to this, each playthrough is both unique and challenging, with a sprinkling of surprises and maybe a pinch of head slamming as things can and WILL go wrong every once in a while. But then again, that’s the DnD experience in raw form.

Knights of Pen and Paper is available for free while Galaxy of Pen and Paper is $4.13 with IAP’s on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

 

15. AdventureQuest 3D

AdventureQuest 3D
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App Store Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

A follow up to the wildly popular Dragonfable and AdventureQuest/AdventureQuest Worlds browser game, AdventureQuest 3D brings you back on the world of Battleon, this time as a 3d character. Explore it and fight monsters alongside other players and memorable characters like Artix and others and fight for gold, epic loot, and honor! Mostly the first two and some of the third…

AdventureQuest 3D is available for free with IAP’s on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

 

16. GrandChase

GrandChase
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App Store Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

GrandChase was once an MMORPG for the PC, but has now been breathed new life and landed in mobile for their fans to enjoy. With a more streamlined system and quality of life changes, GrandChase is a joy to play and is considered as one of the best mobile RPGs out there. And with new content still pouring in, you can expect this game to keep on growing.

GrandChase is available for free with IAP’s on Google Playstore. 

 

17. Sdorica

Sdorica
Photo by Silphatos on YouTube

 

App Store Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Now Sdorica is from Rayark Games which if you remember is the studio that made the amazing Cytus and Deemo Rhythm Games that a lot of people enjoyed. Now some people might say that the studio making this has NO experience in making an RPG or a gacha game and they’ll be right. But somehow, Rayark Games managed to create an RPG experience that tickles the nostalgia factor. 

With gorgeous graphics and wonderful tunes coupled with memorable characters, Sdorica takes you on an adventure of a lifetime that you’ll never regret going into.

Sdorica is available for free with IAP’s on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

 

18. Fate/Grand Order

Fate/Grand Order
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App Store Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Fate/Grand Order may have started back in 2016 in Japan but it practically exploded in popularity in the ensuing years. To the point that there are now servers in Korea, China, and just recently, the rest of the world thanks in part to the dedicated fanbase of the Fate Series. All this led to FGO being one of the most successful mobile RPGs out there.

Gameplay-wise, it’s a tactical one. You field 6 units, 3 of those being backups in case the first 3 die, and you battle the enemies in waves of 3. Each of your units have different stats and skills, with even the lower rarity units having the capability of punching higher than their weight class thanks in part of the rock-paper-scissors gameplay, leveling, and the palingenesis mechanic. Also included are increasing the skill level of your units, and their raw HP and Attack stats, all of which are essential in tackling difficult endgame content. But if you’re looking for a challenging tactical RPG, then FGO’s for you.

Fate/Grand Order is available for free with IAP’s on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

 

19. Secret of Mana

Secret of Mana
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App Store Rating: 3.1 out of 5 stars

Yet another port for the Android and a golden classic, Secret of Mana is one of the best mobile rpgs that stood the test of time and is considered one of the best ARPG’s out there. It features a top down real time battle system akin to other action role playing games such as Legend of Zelda that at the time was a large shift from the turn based fare that Square created. Even today Square Enix does not foray too often into the action role playing genre, making for a unique experience when it comes to Square created titles.

Seriously, if you haven’t played it yet, consider picking it up for your smartphone.

Secret of Mana is available for $9.00 in Google Play Store.

 

20. Dawn of Isles

Dawn of Isles
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App Store Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars

Ever dreamed about creating your own tropical paradise island? Well, Dawn of Isles lets you live that fantasy on your mobile. With a near limitless customization and a lot of content, Dawn of Isles is one of the best mobile rpgs that you would want to play everyday.

Dawn of Isles is available for free with IAP’s on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

 

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