RPG stands for “role-playing game.” In RPG games, players take on the roles of characters in a fictional setting. They make decisions that affect the storyline and the development of their characters. RPGs often involve exploring a virtual world, completing quests, and engaging in battles or other challenges. These games can be set in various genres, including fantasy, science fiction, and historical settings. Players may have the freedom to customize their characters’ abilities, appearance, and equipment, leading to a unique gaming experience. RPGs can be played on various platforms, including video game consoles, computers, and mobile devices.
This is a classic JRPG that many consider one of the best of all time, thanks to its fantastic story, accessible turn-based gameplay, and incredible pixel art. While Square Enix has been known to let its mobile offerings linger in broken states, over the last couple of years, the company has brought some significant updates to the game, like fullscreen support and gamepad compatibility.
This adds up to one of Square’s better ports on mobile, offering all the features you’d expect to go along with the fantastic gameplay. If you’ve yet to play this classic, now’s a great time to jump in on Android.
Sky: Children of the Light
Thatgamecompany is probably best known for games like Journey, Flower, and Flow, all titles that offer similar relaxed themes while offering casual gameplay. The studio took a chance to create a free-to-play game for mobile. Even though this game contains in-app purchases, they are only for cosmetics, leaving everyone free to enjoy the title unencumbered.
More or less, Sky: Children of the Light is similar to Journey, where you traverse 3D landscapes to piece together the game’s story while collecting items helpful for advancing. What’s unique about this release is that it’s online, and you can easily play with others as you explore fantastic worlds. Much like Genshin Impact, Sky: Children of the Light raised the bar as a highly-polished F2P game on mobile. Sky: Children of the Light has proven to be a great exploration game, so don’t miss out.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Available on Android
Star Wars: KOTOR is a classic RPG from BioWare, and this mobile port comes from Aspyr Media, a quality port house that knocked it out of the park with this release. This RPG is one of the best Star Wars games ever made, and it’s a solid RPG, even if you disregard the theme.
The graphics are dated, but the story is as good as ever. The controls are spot-on, too, especially since controller support is included. There’s a 30-hour campaign, and if you’re eager for more, Aspyr also released a port of the sequel.
ConcernedApe did the impossible and created a better version of Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons on his own, and the results speak for themselves. Stardew Valley is a phenomenon and a trendsetter, and for a good reason. It is one of the best farming and life sims ever made. Hundreds of hours of gameplay are included, the writing is top-notch, and the support is superb. Plus, you can easily resize the UI to fit whatever screen you play on, and there’s controller support out of the box.
The multiplayer content is still missing, but beyond this one issue, the Android port is fantastic. Hands down, Stardew Valley is the obvious choice if you’re looking for a friendly farming sim to dive into.
Titan Quest: Legendary Edition
Don’t confuse Titan Quest: Legendary Edition with the older Titan Quest listing, as this version contains all the DLC in a single package. It’s the complete game at a single price point. If you’re unfamiliar, this is a classic action RPG that still holds up. It’s the closest thing we have to a legit Diablo game, set in the ancient worlds of Greece, Egypt, Babylon, and China.
Controller support is included, plus the touch controls are good enough to get you through the game, which should last most players around 50+ hours to make it through the primary campaign. Since all the DLC is included, this title could easily stretch well past 100 hours.