The weekend is nearing and we know you want to do something fun. You could go out and have a blast, but sometimes we all just feel like staying at home and spending some quality time playing games, right? I know I do, and I happen to be a big fan of RPGs (role-playing games).
In fact, I have a good list of my favorite RPG games for mobile devices (just in case you absolutely have to make it out your front door). I would say these are the best ones around – but of course, this is a subjective matter. We know some of you will like other games more, so please hit the comments and let us know which games you think should have made it into the list.
Without further ado, let’s get to the games!
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
This game has become a classic of MMORPGs. It was launched back in 2003 and it has reached multiple platforms since then. Now you can even play it on your smartphone or tablet! It is totally a must-play for Star Wars fans.
You get to create your own Jedi, go through iconic Star Wars locations and enjoy everything a good MMORPG has to offer. What is there not to like? I say it will be your best spent $9.99 in a while.
3D MMO Celtic Heroes
Don’t want to spend $10 bucks? After all, that is not a low price for a mobile game (whether it’s worth it or not). If you are a little tight on money, there is another awesome RPG game I like. 3D MMO Celtic Heroes is completely free and features a Gaelic theme. It’s more of an active RPG, but it’s fun nonetheless.
- Buy 3D MMO Celtic Heroes from the Apple App Store
- Buy 3D MMO Celtic Heroes from the Google Play Store
Order & Chaos Online
Of course, we can’t forget about what could be among the biggest mobile MMORPGs in existence. Order and Chaos has an infinite list of active players and is pure bliss for the MMORPG fan. It was among the first to offer a complete MMO experience for mobile users, and continues to be one of the most important ones.
Best part? It’s free to play and download! You can get it right now. They do have in-app purchases, though. You know, just in case you want to advance faster.
- Buy Order & Chaos Online from the Apple App Store
- Buy Order & Chaos Online from the Google Play Store
- Buy Order & Chaos Online from the Windows Phone Store
Chaos Rings series
You want a good RPG game? The Chaos Rings series (3 games) happen to be my among my very favorite mobile RPG games. Likely within my Top 3, actually. The story revolves around the Ark Arena, a place where couples (one male and one female) are chosen to combat other couples. I coudl tell you more about why, but I would ruin it for you.
As it goes with any Square Enix games, these titles are not cheap. I can say they are worth every penny, though. And guess what? Windows Phone has the first game available!
- Download Chaos Rings from the Apple App Store
- Download Chaos Rings from the Google Play Store
- Download Chaos Rings from the Windows Phone App Store
OK, so now that we are on the subject of Square Enix games, let’s get a couple more games out of the way. The first is Chrono Trigger, which is now considered one of the classics of RPG gaming. You go into the past, the future and even the end of times… all in order to save the world.
The game costs $9.99, but it is another one of those timeless RPG titles you can play over and over.
Final Fantasy 6
Although it may sound fanboyish, you shouldn’t trust any top list of RPG games that doesn’t include a Final Fantasy in it. It’s an unwritten rule all RPG fans are very well aware of. And yes, I am one of those who are deep in love with Final Fantasy VII. Sadly, that game is not available on mobile (officially), so I will direct you to my second favorite Final Fantasy.
This would be Final Fantasy VI. This game is amazing. It has very interesting and unique characters, an awesome story and a twist that makes the game even better. It’s $15.99, a pricey amount to pay for any mobile game. It’s also the best $16 bucks you could spend on a game, though.
Were you a fan of Battleheart? The second iteration is just as fun, but it’s a bit different. Betleheart Legacy centers around your very own character. You can travel the lands and forge your own destiny. Will you be good or bad? Will you use force or magic? All up to you!
This is a super fun game, and it costs only $4.99 from the Google Play Store ($1.99 on the Apple App Store).
Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf
Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf is a pleasure to play. The developer describes it as “half gamebook and half action RPG,” which really sums it all up. This is a non-linear action RPG that is bound to keep your neurons running. You can explore the lands and run across important decisions, which will shape the way your game develops.
Now, it’s only $0.99 from the Apple App Store and free from the Google Play Store, but you do have to purchase the episodes.