The 5 best mobile RPG games for iOS

By , on August 14, 2018
Last modified 5 years, 6 months ago

RPGs are the bread and butter of a lot of gamers. They're huge, engaging experiences, and getting stuck into one of them can mean a huge investment of time. But since there are so many of them on the App Store, it can sometimes be difficult to choose which one you should be handing over that chunk of your life too.

Which is where we come in. We've scoured the App Store and chosen what we think are the very best RPGs you can grab for your iPad or iPhone right now. There's something here for everyone, whether you're looking for something midcore, hardcore, or somewhere in between.

Now, if you disagree with our choices, that's all well and fine, but you should definitely let us know about it in the comments at the bottom of the article. And if you agree, well that's lovely, let us know that too. We love praise just as much as we love scorn here at AppSpy.

Darkest Dungeon - download for iOS

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Let's start off with something utterly miserable. Darkest Dungeon is a game where your characters can, and indeed will, go mad. It's unrelentingly grim, but in the best possible way, and managing to get to the end feels like a real achievement. If you like your fantasy as dark as wet blood in a pitch black room, this is definitely the one for you.

Might and Magic: Elemental Guardians - download for iOS

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At the other end of the RPG scale sits Elemental Guardians. It's about as far away in tone from Darkest Dungeon as it's possible to get. But while it's definitely not as macabre, it's every bit as engaging. Build up a team of monsters and use them to fight bad guys and dragons in this really interesting re-working of the classic franchise.

Sproggiwood - download for iOS

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This one takes its cues from the likes of Zelda. It's a sweet little adventure that's filled to the brim with neat ideas. Throw in some lovely nods to Finnish mythology, and an art style that's going to melt your heart, and you're left with an experience that's equal parts exciting and heart-warming. Just what you need.

Galaxy of Pen and Paper - download for iOS

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A game within a game that messes about with the concept of the tabletop RPG. You're playing the people who are playing the characters in the pen and paper game. But digitally. It sounds confusing, but it's really not, and it's clearly been put together by a team that has a deep respect for sitting down with your friends and trying to kill some aliens with dice.

Cat Quest - download for iOS

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If it was up to us, every genre on the App Store would have a game that was brilliant and chock full of adorable kitties. Don't let the fuzzy friends fool you though, there's a meaty game here as well. It's reminiscent of the 16bit RPGs of old, but with plenty of modern twists and a fresh lick of paint. Oh, and it's got loads of furry nice kitty cats in nit.