There’s nothing better than diving into a rich, story-driven role-playing game. From PC classics like Fallout 2 or Baldur’s Gate, to modern masterpieces like The Witcher 3 or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, there’s no shortage of challenging, engaging stories being told in gaming. Of course, not everyone wants to head to their local Best Buy to pick up a Nintendo Switch or a PS4 for gaming. Consoles are expensive investments after all, especially if you find yourself without the time to consistently play new releases. The cost of spending up to $500 on new consoles and their corresponding games and accessories is pretty high, especially if all you’re looking for in a game is something to pick up and play on the subway headed to work, or when you’re laying in bed after a long day.
Fortunately, mobile gaming is perfect for those kinds of experiences. While many mobile RPGs might not always offer the same level of depth as their console counterparts, you can find plenty of fun to be had for a fraction of the cost. The Play Store is filled with RPGs promising action, adventure, and unique battle systems, but not every game deserves your time and attention. If you’re looking for some of the best RPGs Android has to offer, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve ranked ten of my favorite RPGs below in alphabetical order, so whether you’re looking for a fantasy epic, tactical battles, or ports of classic RPGs from yesteryear, you’ll find something to love in this roundup.
Updated in August 2019 with the release of Battle Chasers: Nightwar.