ARPGs, or action role-playing games, seem to be pretty omnipresent on other gaming platforms. Not so on mobile, thanks to the limited control systems and short-play times that the platform offers. But there are some really great examples of the genre on the App Store, you just need to know where to look. And that's where this list comes in.
We've scoured iTunes to discover what we think are the finest ARPG experiences that you can currently have on mobile. There's something for everyone here, whether you're after a more old-fashioned game, one with a bewitching story, or a game that's going to delight in killing you over and over.
Obviously this is a pretty short list, so there's a chance we've missed out on one of your favourites. If that's the case, make sure you let us know in the comments section down at the bottom of the article; we love to find out about games just as much as you do.
It might seem like every time we do a list on AppSpy we find a way to make it about cats. So sue us, we like cats. That said, this one is a brilliant ARPG, which would be equally brilliant if it had dogs or fish or even humans as the main characters. There's a brightness to the game that's almost intoxicating, and a massive world of kitties, dragons, and monsters to go out and explore.
This one's a little older, but it's still one of the best indie ARPGs we've played. A lot of that is down to the excellent story that threads through the experience. It might not be the longest game in the world, but there are still a good few hours of deep fun to be had here. Throw in a gorgeous watercolour art style and you've got one of the best and most recognisable ARPGs on the App Store.
It felt like a while since we told you how good Wayward Souls is, so here we are, telling you once again that it's one of the finest games on mobile or any other platform. It's a super tough ARPG with deep roguelike elements and some of the best design we've ever seen anywhere ever. Honestly, if you've not played this one yet we're starting to worry there might be something wrong with you.