What are the best mobile MMORPGs? That’s a question that gets asked a surprising amount on the tiny platform, as there are a wide variety of options to choose from if you prefer your role-playing online alongside thousands of other players. There’s an embarrassment of riches where the best Android and iOS MMORPGs are concerned too, with exclusives, ports, and cross-platform options to pick from.
Picking just one out of all the best mobile MMORPGs is an impossible choice, is what we’re basically saying. So, we haven’t done that. Instead, we want to cater for the variety of different tastes among you and have, instead, put together a list of what we consider to be the best of the best. The cream of the crop, as you will.
So, whether you like your MMORPGs on Android and iOS just like World of Warcraft or like a modern example of the genre on mobile (read: auto-play) there’s something here for you. If you can’t find it on this list, it’s simply not one of the best mobile MMORPGs, or best mobile MMOs, and is, therefore, not worth mentioning.
The best mobile MMORPGs and best mobile MMOs are:
Raid: Shadow Legends
Idle MMORPGs prove very popular on mobile, as they provide all of the progression of MMOs without the need to actually do the grind yourself. Instead, you, effectively, play manager of a hero or, in Raid’s case, a team of them. There’s loads of multiplayer fun to be had too, as you can join a clan and battle bosses with your friends.
Look, I don’t want to get into it with you. I know that Genshin Impact isn’t ‘massively’ multiplayer, but it nonetheless houses loads of features that will appeal to the average MMORPG fan. There are daily quests, challenging dungeons, maps full of collectibles, gear to grind, and characters to unlock. If you’re a fan of the genre, it’s very much worth checking out.
Call of War: World War II
This one is a little different to any of the others on the list in that it is a grand strategy game. In Call of War: World War II, you are put in control of one of the major nations involved in the Second World War. You’ll be playing with a long list of other players and a game could last for weeks or even months – as you return to it day after day, it genuinely feels as though you’re watching a real conflict unfold.
There are ten playable nations in total, and each of them has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses. If you’re a history expert, you’ll appreciate the fact that each country has access to the resources and munitions that they would have actually had at that point in history. Each one of them is going to require a slightly different strategy, and the amount of time you’ll spend on a single game, it’s easy to pour countless hours into Call of War: World War II.
Conflict of Nations: World War III
Did you just read through our entry on Call of War: World War II above and find yourself wishing for a game that used the same formula, but which was based on modern warfare? Well, you’re in luck. Conflict of Nations: World War III is exactly that. Set in a world where the global tensions of our day have been exacerbated to such an extent that a third world war has broken out, you choose one of many nations and then you decide how to navigate through those dystopian times.
Perhaps you’ll want to lead the life of a warlord – conquering all the nations you come across and ruling with an iron fist, or perhaps you’ll work to be a responsible citizen of the world by forging alliances with others, boosting your economy, and working to advance technologies. There are so many options available to you, and with the countless players in control of the other nations also having countless options, the number of scenarios you may encounter across games is virtually endless.
A3: Still Alive
This combination of battle royale and MMORPG might not break the mold for either genre, but it’s perfectly competent at both of them. There’s also the Pokémon-esque Soul Linkers system, which will please those that love to collect ’em all.
Adventure Quest 3D
Adventure Quest 3D is basically a 3D version of Adventure Quest Worlds, the long-running browser MMORPG. It’s chock-full of charm, humor, and shiny cosmetics to track down, and you can do everything with your friends across mobile and PC.
Albion Online is a bit like a streamlined Runescape, with a player-driven economy and combat skills tied to gear, rather than classes. There’s a much greater focus on PvP in Albion though, with the large-scale warfare impressing in particular – easily one of the best online games on mobile.
AXE: Alliance vs Empire
Black Desert Mobile
A best mobile MMORPGs list wouldn’t be complete without Black Desert Mobile, the tiny version of the PC and console hit. Black Desert Mobile brings everything you liked from the core version and squeezes it onto mobile, and it works an absolute treat.
As the name suggests, MapleStory M is a mobile version of the classic 2D MMORPG we all played on PC as kids (guess we’re showing our age here). It features modern trimmings like auto-play to help it reach a new audience.
Old School Runescape
For our money, Old School Runescape is the best mobile MMORPG. The experience translates so well to touch, which makes sense given its reliance on mouse clicks over on PC. It’s fully cross-platform, so you can continue to play even when away from your PC, too.
Perfect World Mobile
Ragnarok M: Eternal Love
This is simply an enhanced port of Ragnarok, the massive PC MMORPG. It’s effectively the same experience, just with jazzed-up 3D visuals and a few modern touches, like the ability to fight automatically.
Regular Runescape also exists on mobile, though only in early access right now. If you own an Android device, you can check it out right away, though iOS users will have to wait until the beta is expanded. Play this if Old School Runescape is too grind-y for you.
Similar to Rangers of Oblivion, Toram Online has more in common with Monster Hunter than your average MMORPG. Still, if you fancy hunting giant monsters with groups of like-minded players, you really can’t go wrong here. Besides, not everyone likes the dark fantasy themes of Rangers of Oblivion.
By the makers of Celtic Heroes, who know how to make a mobile MMORPG, Warhammer Odyssey takes place in the eponymous universe. You play as one of six different classes and head out on an adventure that would feel at home on PC.
Last, but certainly not least, we have World of Kings, which is basically World of Warcraft with auto-play. If you really don’t like grinding in MMORPGs, and just want to get to the good content like dungeons and raids, World of Kings is a solid choice.
We hope our list helps you find lots of great mobile MMORPGs to play! If you want something a little more offline, why not also check out our list of the best mobile RPGs or most addictive games on mobile? Or, if you want to upgrade your on-the-go experience, check out our best portable gaming consoles guide for all the latest and greatest.