The 5 Best Android RPG Games
In the video game industry, role-playing games are known to have a cult following and considered to be a hardcore genre. Gamers like to kill enemies one after another, enhancing their skills or customizing their players in the process. What make RPGs popular are the highly imaginative worlds you have to explore and its immersive narrative gameplay. There are a number of RPGs in the Play Store which makes it hard to discover which ones are worth installing or buying. Hence, this week, we compile a list of five of the best Android RPG games.
Magicka, from Paradox Interactive, is an entertaining action-adventure, side-scroller RPG which was ported well to Android devices. The controls are smooth and the visuals are cartoony yet vibrant. It features cross-platform multiplayer which allows you to enjoy a game or two with your Apple buddies. Though the campaign is a little short, the stellar story play gives a remarkably rare experience on your tablet. Prepare to have fun with its humor and graphics that is unmatched in the Google Play Store. Read our Magicka review and see why we rated it a perfect 5 Woofs.
4. Nimble Quest
This Android game is probably one of the most entertaining games created by Nimblebit. It’s a mix of Snake and Secret of Mana where you send your character in a quest, fighting monsters in various arenas, gaining a following of some sort. Nimble Quest uses 16-bit artwork with a great music that complements the gameplay well. Protect your trail of fighters by paying attention to the location of your enemies. Don’t fret with the increasing difficulty when you faced knights and mages as there are power-ups that boost your power. Oh, did I mention that this RPG game is free? In-app purchase is available but you wouldn’t feel cheated if ever you made one. Read our review of Nimble Quest and why we gave a rating of 4.5 out of 5 Woofs.
When you have an awesome studio name (Butterscotch Shenanigans) you ought to have a cool sounding game as well. Enter Quadropus Rampage where you face off against fictional sea creatures. Players dive in to different platforms (levels) deep in the ocean to destroy the underlings of Pete the Evil Sea God. Roam around the ocean floor smashing your enemies with randomly dropped weapons. Use your four tentacles wisely as you start your mission with a tennis racket. With a story mode in place, this RPG doesn’t just become a useless and endless hack-and-slash. Monitor your rage meter too so you could perform a super smash attack. My colleague has been wrapped in this game’s tentacles thanks to its fun, fast-paced gameplay and cute visuals (read his Quadropus Rampage review here where he rated it 4.5 out of 5 Woofs). If destruction and violence is right up your alley, download it now. Not to mention, it has a consumer-friendly IAP system.
EightyEight Games’ 10000000 is a combination of a match-three puzzle and RPG where you fight foes in the dungeons. Use your resources wisely by upgrading your weapons and spells. You might wonder what the title is all about. Well, it’s basically your goal in this RPG puzzler as you have to reach 10,000,000 points. It is a fresh take on the genre though you may find yourself adjusting at first. Don’t judge it by its looks. You will be surprised with how much fun you would enjoy in this hybrid of an RPG and a puzzle game. Level up, improve your skills and complete mission objectives which give this title amazing replay value. Check out our 10000000 review where it received a near-flawless 4.5 Woofs.
Even the Pope wouldn’t forgive me if I miss a Final Fantasy game in the best Android RPG games list. This series is actually the main reason I got into RPGs. I got acquainted with this early in my childhood days and I got hooked like a big bass biting into its bait. It is one of the most successful RPGs of all time, second only to Pokemon in terms of sales. Final Fantasy titles are a must-add to every Android gamer’s collection. As far as the gameplay is concerned, it still has that old-school charm that will captivate any players. You play a character, together with your friends, and travel around the map by foot or by aircraft. Kill all the bad ones and protect the crystals from wicked forces. To my surprise, the conversion to 3D graphics works well. Difficulty is a bit high which will grind you for hours. I’m pretty sure this will bring back nostalgia for old-time gamers. Hopefully, it doesn’t put off some players, instead draw new ones in. Read our review of Final Fantasy III where it got 4 out of 5 Woofs. Btw, you might want to check the latest installment of Square Enix as they’ve released Final Fantasy IV this June.