10. Inotia 4
Com2us has had some great games on android and they’ve been around since the days of the original mytouch with the side scrolling Action-RPG Caligo Chaser. When it comes to their RPG line up though nothing beats Inotia 4. You play as the games hero Kaiyan, and with the help of Eara the channel of light, you will embark on an epic fantasy adventure revolving around the contradictory battle between the shadow assassin and his struggle to fight the darkness. Inotia 4 not only gives you a phenomenal storyline, but immersive content. You can choose to play one of six different classes(Black knight, Assassin, Warlock, Ranger, Priest & Warrior) with over 90 skills between them all. That’s heaps of gameplay variety to give you more replay value than you can shake a stick at. Once you’re done with the story there’s even an infinite dungeon mode for hardcore players of the game where you’ll encounter and have to fight off Quote/unquote, villains that are even more vicious and smellier than the main story. Not quite sure what means exactly, I assure you though this is one RPG to check out.
9. Zenonia 5
Thanks to gamevil, during androids early days there was plenty to keep lovers of the RPG genre busy during those times when you just had to get your RPG on. The Zenonia series which has long been popular for mobile devices for years culminates with Zenonia 5, offering up the best graphics of the series and a whole new story laden with quests, epic adventures, powerful spells and attacks and plenty of enemies to dispose of. Zenonia alone is known for the fantastic storytelling action and intense hack n slash action/rpg content. Zenonia 5 boosts all the great things about the series and adds more to love with new character class choices for a nice refresher. You’ll have tons of side quests to complete, and global PvP to compete in to see who has the best hero in all of Zenonia 5. Its easy to fall in love with the anime inspired art and funny commentary within the game, add to that plenty of action and compelling dialogue, and you have yourself one great RPG. And its FREE!
8. Final Fantasy III
Its a no brainer that a Final Fantasy game would make it onto this list, and it should also come as no surprise that the third installment in the series was one of them. FF III is definitely one of the better games in the series and had some monumental innovative additions to the series of games that would shape features for upcoming titles in the franchise. The ability to change job classes at any time and the power to summon creatures such as bahmut made the game so popular it was the first Final Fantasy to sell over a million copies. The classic story of light VS dark, and crystals that lead to untold power rounds out the remake of this memorable RPG from my childhood. Wonderfully redone 3D visuals really do a great job at transforming the experience of the original game and turn it into somewhat of new game to cherish all over again. It will run you about $10 bucks which seems a bit steep to some, but all the stuff that you get makes it worth it for this beloved RPG.
7. The Bards Tale
The Bards Tale is an epic adventure filled with monsters and beasties, powerful spells, hilarious comedy, a lively protagonist, and plenty of busty women. This is a full scale 3D RPG filled with sharp wit and massive adventure. Travel across many different lands and summon 16 different creatures to help you dispose of the monsters you will come across in your journey. Enjoy 14 hours of high quality voice acting from Hollywood actors. 50 enemy types and over a dozen bosses, and more weapons than you will know what to do with. For all its glory The bards tale is still a massive game in size as well quality. So make sure you have the space to download the game assets. You’ll need at least 1.7GB for the regular version and 3.5GB if you want to download the HD assets. You can play with the games easy to use on screen virtual controls or if you have one of the many gamepads it supports you can play it like a console game. It even comes with the original Classic Bards Tale games 1, 2, and 3. Even if you don’t remember the originals, you won’t be disappointed with this first time play through.
6. Chaos Rings II
The wildly popular Chaos Rings II is one of the better RPG titles from Square Enix to date. It’s complete with a storyline that is molded by the players choices, and has a uniquely wonderful battle system set up. It is unlike any other RPG you will play and yet like them in so many ways. The story is great, the graphics are even better and the gameplay is just as fun as anything else you could spend your time with. You must make a hard choice, sacrifice the one you love to save the world from The Destroyer, or save the one you love and let the world die. Because the game is a completely new story, you don’t have to have played Chaos Rings and Chaos Rings Omega. The games multiple hidden bosses and endings will surely have you playing this game through to the end on more than one occasion just to see all the alternate ways the game could turn out. The game needs about 1GB of space and is better suited on higher end devices. Check the supported device list from the games page before you buy. Square Enix is well known for their amazing games and even better known for their RPG’s so don’t hesitate to give this one a shot.
5. Chrono Trigger
If you grew up during the era of the SNES, this was the RPG everyone was talking about, or perhaps it just seemed that way because my brother played it religiously and it is still his favorite RPG of all time to this day. When you take the creator of Dragon Ball, the creator of Dragon Quest, and the creators of Final Fantasy and mash them together to develop an RPG so epic that it will still be talked about almost two decades later, can you expect anything less than perfection? The story revolves around the time traveling hero Crono who must save the worlds future from certain destruction. The Android version has special optimized graphics, support for multiple languages, and the two additional areas from the DS version of the game; The Lost Sanctum, and The Dimensional Vortex. I still personally have never played this game all the way through, even now almost 20 years after its release. I have however spent a staggering amount of time playing it and it captivates me every time I pick it back up. The game will set you back $9.99, and if you fondly remember the days of playing this on the SNES you will enjoy being able to have this epic adventure available on the go.
Truly a completely unique RPG experience unlike any other you have ever played, and specifically developed for use on mobile devices with an original control system, Drakerider is a fantastic RPG title that any lover of the genre needs to experience. The graphics are amazing and even better during the cut scenes, but the best parts is the way the battle system is set up, allowing the player to utilize the touch screen attack and defend in a way like never before. Dragons are an immense power in the world of Drakerider, and only one has the power to control it. You’ll hold the chains that restrain your dragon, and you must tighten or loosen them to direct how the dragon attacks for you in battle. Through completing battles you can earn CP which you use to upgrade and learn new powerful abilities for your dragon. Turn the tides and save the world. What I found so intriguing about this game was that it was developed and created from the ground up for smartphones and tablets. Classics and remakes are great, but a compelling, beautiful and completely original game is always something to look forward to. Like all Square Enix games, expect to shell out some coin for this title but its well worth the money you’ll spend for the hours of entertainment.
3. Final Fantasy V
In the world of Final Fantasy, few were as popular as the 5th installment in the series. It marked a couple firsts for the franchise with more detailed and expressive 2D graphics and character models, allowing the player to immerse themselves even deeper in the awesome FF universe, and it was the first in franchise to sell over two million copies. FF V took the popular job change system used in FF III and built upon it by creating a totally job change system and refining and fine tuning it with some of the elements of the old one. Just like all Final Fantasy games, this one is a classic tale of crystals, and the battle between light and dark. The engaging story focuses on the hero Bartz with three other unlikely heroes(Princess lenna of Castle Tycoon, the mysterious Gluf, and the pirate captain Faris) all brought together by their entwined fates. Numerous job change and class abilities, epic adventure and a story for the ages awaits in Final Fantasy V. It just so happens the game also just launched yesterday, so for those that have been waiting on this game for quite some time since its mention last year, now’s your chance to pick it up. Set aside $16 and relive the magic.
2. Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy IV is hailed by many as their absolute favorite in the series, and Its easy to understand why. The characters were uniquely created and the storyline was intensely dramatic which allowed for the gamers to become emotionally attached to the characters and really plunge into a world of fantasy and epic adventure. The popular ATB system (active time battle) and augment system were franchise firsts and helped make this a fan favorite. Together with the voice acting during the game’s even scenes really bring this version of the game to life and take it a few steps further as an unequaled FF title. The original was great, but the beautiful 3D graphics and new mapping system(starts the player with a completely blank dungeon map to mix things up) really bring the Android version(also the DS port) to life and make this a truly great game that must be played by all who love RPG titles. The game is currently on sale for 30% off so if you haven’t already grabbed this wonderful installment in the Final Fantasy series, now is definitely the time.
1. Ravensword: Shadowlands
What can I say about Ravensword: Shadowlands except that it’s… well, so goddamn epic that it easily trumped the rest of the games in this list. Crescent moon games hit a home run here. First off, the game has support for MOGA, and HID bluetooth gamepads, as well as usb versions of the the ps3 and Xbox 360 controllers, so there’s a huge plus for a game of this nature. The game offers up an enormous and vastly unprecedented open 3D world to explore that is just insane to see available for a mobile device. Beautiful 3D rendered graphics and character models, realistic scenery and ragdoll physics are just a few of the awesome features to name. You can play the game in first or third person views, allowing you to choose and switch up how you see the world around you. you’ll experience many, many adventures and quests to take up, tons of loot, mounts, armor and weapon upgrades, mounted combat, and honestly just too many other things to name that make Ravensword: Shadowlands the amazing RPG that it is. Think Skyrim for android. You can create and customize your character(to a certain degree of course and certainly not as much as in Skyrim or other games that are similar) and embark on probably the most epic adventure you’ll find in an RPG on android thus far. If you want an amazing RPG to play Ravensword: Shadowlands is the game for you. Just make sure you have enough time to dedicate, because this ones massive.