Role-Playing Games or more often called RPGs has always been connected to great console titles like Play Station, Xbox, and other Analog Machines that you need in order to play the game. Game devs also released PC and MAC versions due to popular demand. The most popular titles would be Final Fantasy or Fable.
Well, in this era, it’s time to welcome mobile gaming, a new platform for RPGs. Here are 10 best offline RPGs for Android and iOS.
1. CHAOS RINGS III
Chaos Rings III is another installment to the successful Chaos Rings series of games from Square Enix. The game series was really meant for portable devices so the game play will fit portable and handheld controls. If you haven’t played this game and judged it by its cover, one glance may remind you of another famous title and that’s probably Kingdom Hearts, less King Mickey of course.
When you start playing, you’ll immediately find that the story, visual quality, characters, missions, and sound scoring is immensely attractive. This is definitely the product of years of development and hard work. The game will make you feel the intensity and emotion which the main characters experience all throughout. Chaos Rings uses an open map so you’ll definitely spend hours and hours combing each level in order to get the most out of improving your characters which will lead up to an epic boss fight.
If you like RPG’s, this game is one of the newer titles which you can talk about with your friends. Chaos Rings III is only $19.99. Purchase and download it via the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store.
2. The World Ends With You
The World Ends With You is a mobile game app which was inspired by the game Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories that was released in Japan last July, 2007. Definitely there’s a different story versus Kingdom Hearts.
The colors, graphics, and story line for this game is really unique. You’ll find that it deviates from the usual medieval type of setup that RPGs will usually have. This only means you’re not going to be a swordsman or archer in this game.
You’ll start the game as the main character, Neku, who finds himself caught in the midst of a challenge which attempts to threaten his every existence. The settings of the game is quite modern with various pop culture art. If you’re looking for something fresh and different, this game is worth checking out.
3. Adventures of Mana
Adventures of Mana is an old game which was remastered to be playable for mobile devices. If you played Final Fantasy Adventue, then you may recognize this game from the very beginning. The controls, weapons, and magic is very straightforward but offers a good amount of variation so you’ll keep motivated in playing.
You’ll find that Adventures of Mana has a unique twist to a common prince saving the princess theme. Moreover, you’ll see a dark lord addicted to power which will have characters go up against each other, gladiator style. This is definitely a break for some of the softer story lines available through other game titles.
Adventures of Mana is only $13.99. Purchase and download it via the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store.
4. Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy is one of the longest running title in RPGs. It all started with the very first, and up until recent, Final Fantasy XV. However, you’ll see that the focus of this entry is Final Fantasy VII which helped the series transition to become one of the greatest hits in terms of animated gaming. FFVII was released for the Play Station and has be released for the PC and now, mobile devices.
This version has one of the best story lines, sound tracks, and the turning point of gameplay which allowed players to become more immersed in the character development of each playable character.
Big swords, magic, monsters, and a damsel in distress. Final Fantasy VII is one great game to play. One thing to remember is that the graphics was ground breaking for its time during its release in 1997. The app is also very large because FFVII has an extensive story line, complete with cinematics and awesome sound scoring. Get this iconic game for only $15.99 via the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store.
5. Zenonia 4: Return of the Legend
Zenonia 4 is one of the long time series of Zenonia games and is a major hit for the mobile gaming platform. This game is developed by Gamevil for Android and iOS users. The best thing about this game is that it has a similarity with Final Fantasy. One stark difference between the two is that Final Fantasy has amazingly beautiful 3D effects in-game. However, Zenonia doesn’t disappoint in terms of gameplay, class characteristics, storyline, and online PVP. You’ll find that this game will be interesting, fast-paced and highly addictive.
In the beginning, there are four classes or characters that you can choose from. These are: (1) Slayer, a fighter character who can get up close and personal to the enemies; (2) Blader, a character who has the same power with the Slayer but is equipped with quick attacks; (3) Ranger, utilizing space and distance to an advantage rather than melee encounters; and (4) Druid, a similar character with the Ranger but has projectile skills to attack near and far enemies. This game is free to download via the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store.
6. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
The force is strong in this one. If you played this game for the PC, then you’re in for a surprise because the game is exactly like its predecessor so you are going to get the full gaming experience on your mobile phone.
The game lets you choose the path of the Jedi or the Sith. You’ll find that each action in the game has corresponding effect to the side of which you’ll play.
You’ll also get to explore the galaxy through your very own starship. This game is really an epic journey for fans and gamers alike.
7. Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions
Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions is a great tactics RPG. Tactics RPG provide a different kind of gameplay in the sense that it requires you to maneuver your pieces towards victory. Sort of like chess. This title is similar to the Gameboy Final Fantasy Tactics Advance which has a similar look and feel. However, the difference between the two lies with the complexities of classes, skills, and strategy in order to overcome quests, monsters, and bosses.
The story line and the side missions are epic so this game is one for the books. You’ll find yourself spending hours and hours playing this game. Every minute playing is worth it. The game will set you back for only $11.99. Download the game via the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store now.
8. Legend of Grimrock
Legend of Grimrock provides a real cutthroat gaming experience. You’ll start off as a band of prisoners trying to escape a mountain filled with mazes, puzzles, and monstrous challenges. You may think that the game is a tad morbid so take this as a fair warning. This game isn’t only a problem solving game because you’ll feel the pressure and thrill when you face off with several dungeon mysteries.
Legend of Grimrock is exclusively available via the iTunes App Store for iOS devices. Get this game now for only $4.99.
9. Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition
Baldur’s Gate is a great title for those who want a different kind of challenge. This game is smartly made for the people who likes strategy games. You’ll need to think creatively in order to move forward through all the obstacles and challenges. Talk about classic Dungeons and Dragons game play.
If you compare this game with Legend of Grimrock, you’ll find that Baldur’s Gate requires more analytical skills and pattern identification. This game will only set you back for $9.99. Purchase and download via the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store.
Evoland is a great game and the name actually speaks for itself. No need to over think but the game really takes you on an evolving journey. You’ll notice that the graphics will change as your progress deeper in to the game. The app is actually inspired by The Legend of Zelda, Diablo, and Final Fantasy. For the record, this is the only RPG offline game that is a French made producer, maker, and developer.
You’ll find it amazing to see the changes of the graphics based on the other RPG games which it takes inspiration from. Moreover, the missions and character development is quite attractive.
This game will only set you back $4.99. Download this game via the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store.
You could be a seasoned veteran or a newbie gamer but one thing’s for sure. You’ll spend hours and hours of game time with the titles listed above. If you haven’t already tried them, click the app market links which will take you to the direct download page. Give them a shot and you may end up liking them for their appeal, gameplay, and overall storyline. The best games will really require you to be more strategic and creative in terms of decision making throughout the experience.
Pro Tip: You may find that some, or most, of the game titles listed here isn’t free. That’s completely okay because game developers require a significant amount of funding in order to create and develop games that will be for the complete enjoyment of the gaming public. If you’re not comfortable purchasing anything yet, check out some free apps, or read more app reviews found via the direct link to each corresponding app page for the respective app markets.
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