It’s not the first time we’ve talked about Android games on GoStart.Biz. We’ve previously discussed the best free games and the best games that don’t require an internet connection. However, we rarely focus on genre-specific games. Today, it’s time to remedy that.
We’re going to talk about RPGs for Android that you can’t miss. If you’re like me, you enjoy well-told stories that span many hours of gameplay. If that’s the case, then I invite you to follow this list that we’re going to share below.
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Baldur’s Gate
- Siege of Dragonspear
- The Banner Saga
- Chrono Trigger
- Planescape: Torment
- AnimA ARPG
- Battle Chasers: Nightwar
- Titan Quest
- Exiled Kingdoms
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Ah, the good old days of BioWare, when they were a reputable studio specializing in delivering epic adventures that were almost mandatory to play… We’re going to talk about those golden years. There was a lot of great material back then: Jade Empire, Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights, and the game we’re discussing now are prime examples.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is an RPG released by BioWare for PC and the original Xbox back in 2003, and it is one of the most enduring titles. The action takes place 4000 years before Episode IV of the saga, offering an adventure that will satisfy the most die-hard fans of the franchise. It’s a must-try, at the very least.
Buy Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic ($9.99)
Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition
Talking about Baldur’s Gate is talking about the royalty of classic RPGs. A legendary title in its own right, it was originally released for PC, and we’ve been able to enjoy it on Android for a few years now, just like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
This game offers an epic adventure that you shouldn’t hesitate to dive into. It’s one of the best-written stories ever, its immersion is excellent, and overall, anything we say would fall short in praising its many virtues.
Siege of Dragonspear
A few lines ago, we mentioned Baldur’s Gate. We said it belongs to the royalty of the genre on PCs, but not that it is one of the most influential titles in history, with a spiritual successor on personal computers and consoles in the form of the Pillars of Eternity series.
Well, Siege of Dragonspear takes place between the first and second parts of Baldur’s Gate. The game brings characters from that series to Android devices, offering an adventure of over 30 hours of gameplay for those who dare to venture into its world. It’s not an easy game, but it’s worth persevering. Totally recommended.
Buy Siege of Dragonspear ($10.99)
The Banner Saga
The Banner Saga is a turn-based RPG that borrows elements from Norse mythology. This game is part of a trilogy of the same name, which has received high praise from both critics and players.
It’s worth mentioning that The Banner Saga will put you to the test. The turn-based combat requires careful planning of strategy, movements, and abilities. It’s a challenging game, but it’s worth it. I speak from experience.
Eternium is a dungeon crawler in the style of Diablo or Torchlight. As a genre game, it’s designed with a simple control scheme that makes it easy to start progressing, with a strong emphasis on exploration and fast, agile combat.
This title is an unapologetic RPG capable of standing toe-to-toe with major titles for PCs and consoles. Moreover, it knows how to pace itself so as not to exhaust its best features right away, ensuring many hours of immersion.
Talking about Chrono Trigger is talking about a classic from the 16-bit era. This title originally appeared on the SNES in 1995, quickly becoming one of the most valued and remembered JRPGs of all time. It even had multiple different endings depending on how you chose to play it.
Chrono Trigger came to Android in 2010 with extra content, offering an adventure that can be as simple (or as complicated) as you decide; how much you choose to explore and invest time in squeezing the game to its fullest is up to you. It’s also true that all those endings won’t unlock themselves
Planescape: Torment: Enhanced
This RPG, released in 1999, is considered one of the best of all time in its genre. Planescape: Torment is legendary and influential for its story, characters, soundtrack, and gameplay. The Android version has been conveniently remastered and updated.
We are, once again, faced with a game that will push the player’s abilities. No, in the ’90s, we didn’t like things easy. It’s another experience worth having if you’ve never played it. It’s among my all-time favorites, and I can’t help but recommend it.
Buy Planescape: Torment ($10.99)
We return to Diablo-style dungeon crawlers with AnimA ARPG. This title emphasizes fast combat and offers many options for building the player character, but it has a small drawback compared to other titles like Eternium: it can become repetitive after a certain point (although this sin is committed by almost all dungeon crawlers sooner or later).
AnimA ARPG is aimed at those looking to jump into action without much preamble while also appealing to those eager for a challenge. However, it has enough difficulty modes for casual players to enjoy it as well.
Battle Chasers: Nightwar
If you like old-school JRPGs, such as early Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest, you’ll surely like Battle Chasers: Nightwar. This game offers replayable dungeons that help keep the game fresh and eliminate the feeling of “grinding” experience. How is this possible? Dungeons are procedurally generated, meaning they will be different every time you enter and exit them.
If you’re looking for a complex game that takes typical JRPG elements and modernizes them, then Battle Chasers: Nightwar is made for you.
Buy Battle Chasers: Nightwar ($9.99)
Titan Quest is another classic title ported to Android. It’s another dungeon crawler like the ones mentioned before, focused on fighting against famous mythological creatures (and some created for the occasion). In this game, players interact with recognizable monsters from ancient mythological pantheons while learning impressive combat skills.
If you’re looking for a long game that keeps you glued to the screen for a long time, Titan Quest has over 60 hours of gameplay waiting for you to get lost in.
We close our review with a nod to RPGs of the past. Exiled Kingdoms has been carefully designed to replicate late 20th-century PC role-playing games: an isometric perspective, flat health and mana bars, and NPCs that won’t offer more help than necessary. It’s a nod to veteran players; a love letter to a bygone era.
Even if you’re not familiar with those older titles we mentioned earlier (you know, Jade Empire, Baldur’s Gate, Planescape Torment, or Neverwinter Nights, to name a few), Exiled Kingdoms is a good game to have a great time with. Downloading it is free, but unlocking the full game requires a payment of $4.99.