The four best mobile RPGs to play on the go

By William Davis


Mar 8, 2022

Reading time: 4 min

RPGs are ever-popular and mobile game developers have not been shy about bringing them to the platform. 

In RPGs you take on the role of a character and progress through the story by making decisions, acquiring skills and weapons, fighting monsters, and exploring the world. While you can find RPGs on pretty much every platform, they’re perfectly suited to smartphones. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, mobile RPGs can be played in short bursts or in extended campaigns.

Mobile RPGs range in scope and style. You can play a casual game like Hay Day or a traditional one like classic Final Fantasy. There are also mobile casino RPGs.

Here are our favorite mobile RPGs you must check out right now!

1. The Witcher: Monster Slayer (Android, iOS)

The Witcher: Monster Slayer is an augmented reality game for mobile. In terms of gameplay, it’s similar to Pokémon GO. Players explore the real world and take down in-game monsters. Monster Slayer is a fun RPG available for both Android and iOS devices. 

It’s entirely free to play but does have some in-app purchases that cost real money if you want to acquire things like extra lives, new weapons, spells, or specific items that can help you out in the game. 

Unlike Pokemon GO, The Witcher: Monster Slayer isn’t just about capturing them. It’s about slaying them and getting loot for doing so. You also get to use skills to slay these monsters. Every monster has different strengths, weaknesses, and abilities so you need to plan your attacks accordingly. There are also power-ups, armor, and other items that can affect the outcome of the battle. This game has been downloaded over 100 million times worldwide since its launch.

If you’re interested in trying out this RPG on your smartphone, then you can download it from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

2. GWENT:  The Witcher Card Game

Arguably the best part of the ever-popular The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt received a standalone mobile release. GWENT: The Witcher Card Game is exactly what it sounds like. The trading card game from The Witcher 3 is available to play against your friends and others online.

Gwent is a deep TCG that includes characters and monsters from The Witcher series. Players need to play cards across three lanes, balancing infantry, ranged, and siege units. Some cards have special abilities that can steal enemy cards, freeze an entire lane, and more. Though it’s not technically an RPG itself, it’s worth checking out.

 3. CasinoRPG: Casino Tycoon Games & Vegas Slots World

CasinoRPG is a mobile casino game that combines the best elements of casino gaming with RPGs. It offers a real-time MMO experience with gorgeous graphics and a variety of social games.

In CasinoRPG, you can play poker, blackjack, roulette, and slots. Each casino has its unique style and theme. For example, the Poker Casino features an Art Deco design and is owned by a mafia boss character called Mr. D’Angelo. You can also build your own Vegas empire by hiring staff and decorating your hotel. The game offers a story mode where you can save Gold City from evil bosses.

It is a free-to-play game, developed by ColdFire Studios, that combines virtual casino-style gameplay with RPG elements. Players start with a small amount of money and must gamble to earn more. The game has a distinct art style and takes place in the fictional city of Pocket Vegas, which is constantly expanding as the player progresses through the game.

4. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is one of Square Enix’s most popular titles. The PlayStation 2 classic has been ported to Android and iOS and made the jump surprisingly well.

The game features top-notch graphics as well as a traditional turn-based combat system that is easy to pick up and play on mobile devices. It has an epic story and hours upon hours of gameplay,

Dragon Quest VIII has aged gracefully since its debut in 2005. All the charm remains intact from the original version including its memorable cast, exciting combat, and sprawling dungeons. Players take on the role of the silent hero, who begins his life as a humble castle guard. During an attack by an evil jester named Dhoulmagus, things go awry. 

The jester steals a powerful sceptre from the nearby kingdom of Trodain and uses it to transform King Trode, his daughter Medea, and everyone else in sight into various plants or animals. Only the hero escapes the curse unscathed. What follows is a lengthy journey across multiple continents as you seek out Dhoulmagus and look for a way to lift the  curse. 

Mobile gaming is all about discovery, and a great RPG can be your gateway to an entirely new world of fun. Mobile RPG games are some of the best out there, and tend to be more affordable than their console counterparts. 

They’re perfect for playing on the go, and they’re also great for when you don’t have time to sit down and devote hours to gaming. Our phones are always with us, so we can play them wherever we are. 


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