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The best mobile MMORPGs - top mobile MMOs on Android and iOS

The best mobile MMORPGs, MMOs, and more on iOS and Android from Raid: Shadow Legends, through to RuneScape Mobile, we've picked out some classics.

Best mobile MMORPGs: the traveler surveys the world of Genshin Impact

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.

Play Raid: Shadow Legends for free.

Genshin Impact

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.

Play Genshin Impact for free.

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.

Play Call of War: World War II for free.

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.

Play Conflict of Nations: World War III for free.

Best mobile MMORPGs: A3 Still Alive. Image shows a warrior about to fight a giant creature.

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.

Best mobile MMORPGs: Adventure Quest 3D. Image shows a mage about to battle a giant spider with a skull-like head.

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.

Best MMORPGs: Albion Online. Image shows a magical battle taking place on an alter-like structure.

Albion Online

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.

Best mobile MMORPGs: AXE: Alliance vs Empire. Image shows a character with a giant sword walking over a large, damaged bridge.

AXE: Alliance vs Empire

If you’re into autoplay, AxE: Alliance vs Empire is well worth checking out. The skill effects are flashy, the world wide open, and the number of activities to perform is vast.

Best mobile MMORPGs: Black Desert Mobile. Image shows a character dealing 225 damage in an attack on an enemy in the countryside.

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.

Best mobile MMORPGs: MapleStory M. Image shows a chaotic battle between cartoon-style characters in a 2D plain.

MapleStory M

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.

Best mobile MMORPGs: Old School RuneScape. Image shows a group of slightly polygonal characters on a path near some grass.

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.

Best mobile MMORPGs: Perfect World Mobile. Image shows a dragon flying past a fantastical structure.

Perfect World Mobile

If you’ve played a few MMORPGs on PC in your time, you’ll likely know all about Perfect World. In its day, it was unbeatable, and now it’s available on mobile in a brand new version.

Best mobile MMORPGs: Ragnarok M: Eternal Love. Image shows a bad wolf casting down a ball of fire onto a woman throwing a de-shelled egg.

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.

Best mobile MMORPGs: RuneScape Mobile. Image shows a part of four fighters doing battle with a giant ogre-like beast.

RuneScape Mobile

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.

Best mobile MMORPGs: Toram Online. Image shows an anime girl winking, with flowing dark hair behind her.

Toram Online

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.

Best mobile MMORPGs: Warhammer Odyssey. Image shows a Warrior Priest fighting off enemies with a hammer and shield.

Warhammer Odyssey

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.

Best mobile MMORPGs: World of Kings. Image shows a woman with a sword jumping to attack an armoured figure.

World of Kings

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.