There’s no doubt that role-playing games (RPGs) are one of the best video games around. It is a genre of video game where player starts as a character and trains the character in different ways depending on how the game is made to be. Role-playing games (RPGs) is a popular genre on consoles and now you can play them on your smartphone or tablet.
For those who want to play RPGs on Android device, Google Play has an abundance of choices to choose from. However, not all of them are available for free. Few of them are paid one which are really awesome and totally worth of the price they ask you to pay for them. Here is our listing of 10 best-looking, and most immersive RPGs for Android.
- Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VI is highly regarded as one of the best RPG game in the series by most fans of the Final Fantasy franchise. It features fourteen playable characters, the largest cast of any game in the Final Fantasy series to date.
The characters can wield dozens of items, and every character has its own special abilities. The game uses a turn-based Active Time Battle system with clearly defined jobs for each character, a robust magic system, and special ‘relic’ items to equip for everyone.
The interface and controls have been tweaked to be more playable on a touchscreen, and the graphics have been carefully recreated to take advantage of the power of modern hardware without losing the classic style of Final Fantasy VI.
Like all Final Fantasy series, this games features a rich and deeply compelling story to follow with 80+ hours of gameplay. If you like JRPG style role-playing game, FFVI should be on your list of games to grab.
- Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest VIII is one of the best RPG games ever released on Android. It is a classic JRPG with 3D visuals and anime stylized graphics. Dragon Quest VIII features a beautifully constructed 3D environment for the player to explore, filled with many secrets, towns and side-quests. The environment has a daytime feature; when the player travels around the world in the day, they will encounter certain enemies with some fairly normal attack and defenses strengths, but when night falls, different, much stronger enemies will appear.
At one point in the game, the player will receive an alchemy pot. The pot is used to mix items to create new ones such as weapons and healing items. This item is very useful to create powerful weapons that go for very high prices at weapon shops.
The game also has a casino that contains some mini-games for the player to participate in to win prizes such as rare and powerful weapons.
- The Bard’s Tale – Xperia Edn
It is one of the most popular action RPG game. In this particular game, players need to control the pert bard who fiddles through all the classic heroic responsibilities which are maintained for joyous women and ale. This Android game features a huge world to explore with more than 50 enemies types , over 12 special bosses, 16 magical characters to discover, and over 150 unique items of weaponry, armor, instruments, tokens, and artifacts.
If you like an RPG with a good story and presentation, then you will like Bard’s tale. It is an excellent port that will give you hours of enjoyment, lots of humor and solid role-playing gameplay elements.
- Chaos Rings II
Chaos Rings II is the second release in the Chaos Rings series for Android. Chaos Rings II offers classic JRPG gameplay with new story and improved graphics for a fresh experience. In many ways, it surpasses the first game with a more fast paced and story-centered experience. There is also a fairly large cast of characters with real voice acting and stunning visuals.
The graphics are one of the standout qualities in Chaos Rings II. While the character models are largely the same as in the first game, but there has been a lot of detail put into each character from their clothes to each hairline.
Chaos Rings II also maintains a simple and straightforward control system that makes good use of the touch screen without overdoing it. If you haven’t played the original Chaos Rings then you should definitely give it a try.
- Zenonia 5
Zenonia 5 is the fifth installment in Gamevil’s action RPG game series. Like its predecessors, Zenonia 5 features tons of adventure, loot drops, and threatening enemies. In the beginning, you are obligated to choose your character. There are four different characters to choose from: Berserker, Mechanic, Wizard, and Paladin. Each of the characters has its own unique abilities and special moves.
Probably the most exciting part of this game is the deep and exciting story. Depending on your chosen character, you’ll get a different story with its own plot and missions.
Also, with the completion of a certain mission, you are awarded a certain amount of coins and experience. The more experience you have, the greater level you are. With the coins, you are able to buy upgrades for your character, supplies as well as new weapons.
In addition, Zenonia 5 also offers a multiplayer mode in a global PvP (Player-Versus-Player) environment, thus allowing players to fight against other players and gain experience more quickly.
- Brave Trials
Brave Trials is a best action RPG game developed by IGG.com and released on Android. It offers a slightly unique play style with a mashup of different gameplay elements. Combat is quite similar to what you might find in RPGs like the Zenonia series. There are 3 classes in Brave Trials: Rogue, Mage, and Fighter, with each having male and female version.
The best thing about this game is that it has a killer progression system, as the character levels up quite fast and you can immediately add new abilities to him. All in all, Brave Trials is a wonderful RPG experience filled with numerous quests and levels to make it worthwhile. We recommend you to give it a shot if you want a great skill based RPG game.
Evoland is an awesome little RPG game that starts with a very retro 2D side scrolling RPG action and evolves into a beautiful full 3D open world game.
At first, you are bound to a side scrolling movement in the game and after completing a level, you will unlock a more free movement world like classic Legend of Zelda games. The game keeps evolving the more you play. In the end, you can unlock a beautiful 3D world that feels like a console game on your Android smartphone. The game will take you down the memory lane and let you relive the classic days of RPG genre. You will find it very exciting to unlock different game modes and play through them.
There’s also tons of achievements and stars to collect, and a visual style that spans across the RPG’s of the ages from 2D to 3D and everything in between.
- RPG Symphony of the Origin
RPG Symphony of the Origin is a brand new RPG developed by Kemco, featuring gripping storyline and epic combats against the Evils of the Earth depth.
Like most classic RPGs, Symphony of the Origin is a turn-based game that rewards victory with experience to improve your character’s level and loot to customize their performance. The loot in Symphony of the Origin is even more important than most RPGs, because all parts of the weapon offer stat bonuses. Skills are also tied into weapons, only allowing a character to use a skill once they’ve mastered its specific weapon.
The interesting part about Symphony of the Origin is that it features smooth animation and dramatic voice effects during the battle which help make the battles seem more alive. The characters are voice acted so from time-to-time you will hear them saying things which is a nice touch and makes the experience a little more richer then the average 2D RPG.
- Chain Chronicle – RPG
Chain Chronicle is a Role Playing Game with a unique line defense twist. Players control up to five units as they have to defend their base from wave upon wave of foes.
Chain Chronicle is a free to play mobile game that mixes real-time RPGs with tower defense mechanics. In the game, you play as a lone hero and controls up to five units of Knights, Clerics, Archers, Soldiers, and Wizards to protect the world of Yggdra from the hordes. Throughout your adventures, you will meet allies with different skills. Over 150 allies are available to recruit in game, and as you bond with them, you will gain access to new locations and stories.
- Doom & Destiny
Doom & Destiny is a standard turn-based RPG where you take control of four characters in your party. Each of the four characters has their own classes. The four classes are Ninja, Warrior, Pirate, and Magus – each have their own stat proficiency. For example, Francis the Ninja has bonuses to DEXT, while Nigel the Magus has bonuses to CHAR, which is the stat that affects mana points and magic damage.
Apart from customizing character classes and battle roles by balancing attribute points, achieving certain levels with the attributes also gives characters power points. These are the points you spend to allocate spells and abilities.
Each hero has a limited pool of Power Points, and can equip and un-equip any spell they’ve purchased at any time. This is very useful and makes characters quite flexible to perform a variety of roles in battle.
Doom & Destiny has a variety of interesting and original elements that bring an enjoyable RPG experience. It is highly recommended for all RPG fans out there, especially gamers who prefer classic NES/SNES games of old.