RPG has its own fanbase for all of its excitement. Personally, I think playing RPG is such an interesting and also time-consuming. We need to play for more than 20 hours just to finish the game; but that is what made this genre is lovable. If before we can only find it in consoles, now Android OS also has a lot of amazing RPG; some of the Android RPG are ported from the popular console games.
1. Chrono Trigger
Chrono Trigger is a legendary game from SNES which was developed initially in 1995. It has a good storyline, great battle system, and nice graphics that will pamper us RPG lovers. Although it is old enough, it still proves to exist in the modern platforms nowadays. Because of its popularity, Chrono Trigger is available in multiplatform, not only SNES but also PlayStation, DS, Android, iOS, and PC.
In this game, we will play as Crono, a swordsman from a small town who travels time to prevent the world from destruction caused by Lavos. A princess, a frog swordsman, a prehistoric blonde girl, and a robot will be your party members as you progress through the story. The battle system focuses on opening encounters, meaning that the enemies that we will fight can’t be seen in the field.
2. Arcane Quest 3
Arcane Quest 3 is a turn-based RPG published by Nex Game Studios for Android and iOS. This game is a mixture of strategy and adventure element along with an epic theme about revenge. We can customize our own character and choose from 10 available classes that will suit us best. We can also play in multiplayer mode to finish mission with harder challenge and greater rewards.
3. Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic
Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic or also known as KotOR is an action RPG based on the popular Star Wars series by George Lucas. The game was released initially in 2003 for Xbox and PC by LucasArts and since then has expanded into multiplatform including Android and iOS based devices. Since it is originally a big game, it will consume large smartphone storage, but it also offers you quality.
In Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic, we can choose from 9 different characters available, and travel across 8 planets using the dynamic-class freighter Ebon Hawk. We can also learn and develop our Force with more than 40 abilities. Last but not least, we can customize our own unique weapon of Star Wars series, Lightsaber into our own taste and liking.
4. Battle Chasers: Nightwar
Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a turn-based RPG developed by Airship Syndicate and published by THQ Nordic. It was released originially in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox, and PC, and in 2018 was released for Nintendo Switch and Linux then later for Android and iOS in 2019. This game has won a lot of achievement for its interesting plot, vast world, challenging dungeons, and persistant enemy bosses.
When the airship of the main character is shot down over a misterious land, they are forced to contend with the large group of monsters along with Destra, the evil sorceress whom trying to drain the mana energy from the island. To make things easier, there is the crafting system to create better armor and weapon while trying to develop our skills by fighting the enemies and gaining experience.
Crashlands is an action-adventure RPG developed and published by Butterscotch Shenanigans initially in 2016. The game was released multiplatform for Android, iOS, Switch, and PC. In this game we will play as Flux Dabes, a spacetruck driver who was forced to land on a foreign planet because of the alien Hewgodooko. This game is a survival game where we can build base, farm, and also tame monsters to aid us.
6. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King was originally made for PlayStation 2, and ported to 3DS with the same title. The Android and iOS version of the game was released in 2013 in Japan and worldwide in 2014. The trademark of this game is its artwork made by Akira Toriyama (known as the creator of Dragon Ball), and the cell-shading textures that was popular in PlayStation 2 before.
In this game, we will play as the silent hero (players can create a name for him) who is a royal guard of Trodain. One day, the villain boss Dhoulmagus cast a spell on the castle and turn everyone into animals and plants. It is the job of the hero and his companions to bring peace back to the world.
7. Dungeon Hunter V
Dungeon Hunter V is a hack-and-slash RPG created by Gameloft in 2015. As we all know, Gameloft has started makinga lot of good games for handhelds since long. Then in 2015, they began to reach modern mobile gaming once again by making Dungeon Hunter V. What is interesting about this game is, not only this game adapted the action-RPG gameplay, but it can also be played multiplayer.
With the big name of Gameloft, they can guarantee gamer that this game could offer you graphical beauty. Dungeon Hunter V will challenge players to choose between four characters for every battle. Player will need to choose one character before going to explore the dungeon. Since every character has specific abilities, players have to choose wisely before going into battles to make things easier.
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All seven of the games stated above are specially recommended by me. Each of it has its own value and quality, depending on your needs. And for me, I need a kind like Chrono Trigger, with all its nostalgic elements. But if I have to choose another one, I will go with Battle Chasers: Nightwar since it also used the turn-based battle system that I like most.
Which one is your favorite Android RPG? Please leave your comment below.