What are the best MMORPGs for mobile devices? MMORPGs are one of the most common genres of video games of all time – and with good reason. They deliver open world exploring, character creation, and strategic RPG combat, but exclusively online, with hundreds, if not thousands, of players looking at the same time.
The genre has a wide variety of smartphone choices, including retro ports, cross-platform MMORPGs, persistent Diablo-likes, multiplayer survival games, and autoplay P2W-fests. Various games have different preferences, so we want to appeal to all of them in this article.
And that’s just what we did. Read on for what we find to be the top 25 MMORPGs on iOS and Android.
Black Desert Mobile
Black Desert Mobile is the newest smartphone MMORPG which delivers a fairly good version of the popular Desktop which console version for the smaller computer. Non-combat abilities are available, as are other classes and races. Most notably, though, the nice fighting mechanism is completely intact.
World of Kings
World of Kings is the nearest you can come to World of Warcraft on your cell phone.
It features an extremely complex structure of a class,
hundreds of dungeons and raids to conquer, and a stunning open world to discover.
Old School RuneScape
If you’ve just got to select one MMORPG to play on your computer, make sure it’s RuneScape Old Style. This is the same MMO that you played on your phone as a kid in the late nineties and nineties with a new handheld UI.
You’re going to work up a wide range of skills, such as combat, farming, cooking, fishing, and more, take hundreds of quests, and discover a wide world full of victories, NPCs, and the open world of PvP. It does it all, and it does it all differently than anybody else.
Regular RuneScape is now available on mobile too, though only on Android and in early access, and will launch on iOS later this year. Much like Old School RuneScape, there’s an absolute ton of content on offer in RuneScape Mobile, though it’s much easier to get into and a lot more forgiving.
If you’ve never played a RuneScape before and find OSRS intimidating, this is a great place to start.
Villagers & Heroes
If you don’t get on with OSRS, which is very understandable because of its age and gritty nature, Villagers & Heroes is a great second choice. It provides a lot of the same gameplay as RuneScape, but in an improved environment that kind of reminds us of Fable.
You’re going to take on missions, combat rivals, rise in strength with new abilities and weapons, and chase down powerful monsters in the open world. There’s a lot of gaming and side things, too, if you want to live the life of an NPC instead.
Lineage 2: Revolution
Lineage 2: Revolution is the MMORPG King of Autoplay. It’s the best looking, it has the most features, and the action-packed battle puts even Diablo III to shame. It’s got a wide-open PvP universe for people who do enjoy that kind of thing.
If you’re not a fan of autoplay or P2W, look straight up. It’s not a game for you. But if you don’t mind making the AI do much of the legwork for you and don’t mind saving a penny or two, it’s worth a look-in.
Adventure Quest 3D
Adventure Quest 3D is a recent challenger in the realm of MMORPGs, and it has a way to go before it can take on champions. There’s a lot of stuff, though, and weekly updates are coming, which is pretty good. It’s just pushed off a little by bland fighting and hideous graphics.
Order & Chaos
Order & Chaos Online is the nearest you can come to World of Warcraft on your cell phone, so if that’s your favorite MMORPG, that’s your first stop. Only keep in mind that Gameloft no longer supports it – or its latest successor to that matter.
Crusaders of Light
Crusaders of Light is Netease’s mobile MMORPG product, and it’s one of the best autoplay solutions. The graphics really stick out with this one, and there’s a wide variety of groups to enjoy as well. It’s also the game that Diablo: Eternal is closely modeled after, and if you’d like an early preview of what to expect from it, check out this one.
Asobimo is a prolific developer of MMORPGs for mobile devices, and Toram Online is potentially the best one yet. There are no classes and you can build your character to your own taste and there are a number of customization options available.