Here is a list of the top 9 iOS role-playing games. Select the one you prefer as you continue reading.
The best mobile RPGs feature, at least in some capacity, common tropes that we can also see in their console and PC kin. Wide-open worlds, in-depth characters, protracted, captivating stories, and challenging systems to learn are what you can anticipate.
Today’s iOS platform is home to a ton of worthwhile mobile RPGs. Here are the top RPGs for iOS that are currently available if that’s what you’re looking for. From ports to iOS-only games, we cover it all.
Final Fantasy 7
Some people consider Final Fantasy 7 to be one of the all-time great video games. The pinnacle of the Final Fantasy series can be seen in its grand narrative, epic set-piece fights, and captivating environments. It’s amazing that it can even be played on iOS.
Surprisingly, this version’s touch controls function well. You can easily manage your party thanks to turn-based, menu-based combat, and using touch controls to explore the game’s relatively small environments is also a breeze.
The Banner Saga
A tactical role-playing game with a modern twist, The Banner Saga places a strong emphasis on player decision-making. The game follows your decisions as you lead your Viking tribe through war, famine, and almost dying in between battles. It is similar to a choose-your-own-adventure story.
Storytelling and immersion are the key concepts here. The Banner Saga purposefully shuns common RPG conventions like looting, buying, and selling. If you lose a battle, the game even forbids you from loading a save.
All of this is an attempt to draw you into the narrative of your tribe as a whole rather than focusing on a single member. The three-game Banner Saga series is incredibly underappreciated, and the first game is a great place to start.
Fate/Grand Order, one of the most successful mobile games ever, was developed by Sony (though PlayStation had nothing to do with it) and is based on the 2004-era Fate/Stay Night visual novel series. The game uses traditional turn-based turn-based combat and gacha rolls to obtain new characters and weapons, similar to other mobile RPGs.
What makes Fate/Grand Order stand out from other games on this list is that rather than playing a central protagonist or even controlling a party, you instead play the role of a “Master,” and must guide an entire group of adventurers – knights, magicians, mages, etc. – and who you take into battle and adventures is up to you.
A great turn-based role-playing game is beloved by all. It’s satisfying in just the right way to strategically plan your moves and then watch the EXP points accumulate.
In this free-to-play gacha game, you create your own team of heroes and work to improve them all so you can lead them through a series of battles and eventually advance through the main plot.
Its gorgeous anime art style, which works well for the animated cutscenes that advance the plot, contributes to the game’s particular intrigue. The characters you have on your team will really start to grow on you as you have a ton of opportunities to interact with them; the fact that the selection is random and thus more specific to you strengthens that bond.
9th Dawn III
Are you a fan of more traditional RPGs or do you yearn for the fun video games of the 1990s? 9th Dawn III may seem intimidating to the uninitiated, but for all the longstanding RPG enthusiasts, this is the ideal adventure for you.
Create your own character, then set out on a dungeon-crawling adventure while exploring a vast open world full of over 270 monsters, more than 1,400 rare items, and a 180-card original card game.
While exploring dreary dungeons and perilous swamps while leveling up your craft and discovering new spells and abilities, you won’t give the game’s dated mechanics a second thought.
While taking in the original orchestral soundtrack, you can modify your weapons and armor, go fishing, practice your cooking, and assist the townspeople with side quests that range from important to silly. Your investment will be $10, but that’s a small price to pay for this nostalgic treat.
We were impressed by Diablo Immortal on our first playthrough. In fact, we’d say it’s better than Diablo — and we said it was “a PC or quality console release on a small screen” in our review.
Bite-sized quests and activities make playing on the go enjoyable without compromising the full experience, which includes a challenging endgame, a protracted campaign, and full voice acting.
The game never feels too repetitive and will instantly feel familiar to PC game fans. Enjoy stunning maps from a top-down perspective, pick your class to suit your playstyle, slay mobs using your special skills, and collect a ton of loot.
Gameplay-wise we’d say it feels a lot like Diablo 3, though the fact you don’t need resources to use skills is different, with them instead operating on brief cooldowns, bringing more fast-paced combat to the fore.
There is a drawback, and that is the overabundance of microtransactions, which may turn some players off. Still, it’s worthwhile giving Diablo Immortal a go, particularly if you’re a fan of the existing franchise.
The only thing you need to know about Another Eden is that it’s one of the top RPGs for Android. Author of Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VII Masato Kato created the entire concept.
Shame on you if you haven’t already downloaded it.), it’s also darn good Stunning comic book graphics, a great turn-based combat system, and a ton of characters to collect make this a stand-alone JRPG. Just get it.
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition
Thanks to Beamdog, the definitive classic RPG made a triumphant return on mobile. This “Enhanced Edition” has brand-new content as well as an entirely new user interface and improved graphics.
Mobile users can also access the sequel Icewind Dale and a brand-new game that takes place between the first and second games. You spoil us, Beamdog.
Neverwinter Nights, a classic RPG that was successfully ported to iOS, is based on the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms campaign. The game’s enhanced edition, which includes a ton of free DLC and better graphics, is the version you’re playing right now.
Neverwinter Nights’ story is complex, possibly a little complex for new players because it is set in the D&D universe. Even if you aren’t a fan of fantasy settings, the game is worth a try because of its 100-hour campaign and emphasis on the extensive player choice that has significant consequences.