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Best Mobile RPG Games 2016

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

A guide to the top 10 mobile RPGs to be found nestling in the Android and iOS app stores

If there's one thing mobile gaming advocates will tell you time and again it's that the devices we house snugly in our pockets are perfect for quick fixes – games you pick up and play in a matter of minutes, before putting back down again.

It's perhaps curious, then, that RPGs – the kind of game many a gamer will voluntarily devote large chunks of their lives to – have found an audience on iOS, and a fairly sizeable one at that. But, as with any successful genre, when the App Store becomes flooded with games all purporting to the best thing since sliced bread, how do you sort the wheat from the chaff?

As ever, we're on hand to give you a guide to the prime picks on the App Store, this time singling out the top RPGs you can hope to pick up. The following ten games are by no means the only games worth checking out if you're manic for mana and have a hunger for all things HP, but they all serve as a more than adequate starting point.

Use our quick links to read more about a specific game:

Oceanhorn by Cornfox and Bros

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic by Aspyr Media

Chaos Ring II by Square Enix

Bastion by Supergiant Games

3D MMO Celtic Heroes by One Thumb Mobile

Final Fantasy VI by Square Enix

The World Ends with You: Solo Remix by Square Enix

Dungeon Hunter 4 by Gameloft

Chrono Trigger by Square Enix

Phantasy Star II by Sega

See also:

Best Android games 2014

Best iPhone games 2014

Best iPad games 2014

Cupcake

April 29, 2015, 10:02 am

it was probably a typo.

rmonster

April 29, 2015, 3:14 pm

The description of the game (rebels throwing off a dictatorship) is the plot of FFVI. And while the text says that it's not a 3D remake, the screenshot is clearly a 3D remake. So really, the screenshot is the typo. :)

Mattwo

April 23, 2016, 7:02 am

Isn't that the plot of FFII? It says IMPERIAL dictatorship and the main villain of FFII is the emperor (who in spite of going completely nameless in the games has a weapon in Dissdia with his name from a Japanese-only novel, Mateus on it).

They also put PSO2 instead of Phantasy Star 2.

It's not even PSO2es...

Mattwo

April 23, 2016, 7:09 am

Clearly you have never played a Final Fantasy game in your life, let
alone the one you mentioned here. You say the game is FFVI, you describe
it like FFII and the screenshot is of the FFIV remake.

Also that's PSO2, not PSII. That's not even PSO2es. Mistakes like these make the legitimacy of the whole article come into question. Joke's on you though: I use adblock!

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