What is the best mobile MMORPG? 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 mobile MMORPG is concerned too, with exclusives, ports, and cross-platform options to pick from.
Picking just one best mobile MMORPG 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 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, and is, therefore, not worth mentioning.
Here are the best mobile MMORPGs:
Adventure Quest 3D is basically a 3D version of Adventure Quest Worlds, the long-running browser MMORPG. It’s chock-full of charm, humour, 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.
Much like Adventure Quest 3D, Arcane Legends allows you to play across mobile and PC. It’s basically the Diablo of mobile MMORPGs, with three different classes to play as, and an absolute ton of loot to collect.
If you’ve played the PC version, Black Desert Mobile is all the more impressive. How it manages to cram pretty much the whole experience onto your phone is impressive on its own, and that’s without mentioning the bevvy of additional improvements that allow it to play more comfortably on the small screen.
Celtic Heroes is one of the longest-running mobile MMORPGs, with a ridiculous amount of content on offer as a result. It was one of the first to attempt to bring a World of Warcraft-like experience to mobile, and it pretty much nails it.
Dofus Touch is the portable version of the hit PC MMORPG that features Fire Emblem-like turn-based combat, over 15 character classes to play as, and a massive world to explore. If you’ve got time on your hands, Dofus Touch is the MMORPG for you.
Lineage 2: Revolution was one of the first mobile MMORPGs to introduce auto-play mechanics to the genre, and it remains one of the best iterations of the feature to date. If you like leaving your adventurer to go about its business while you simply manage, this is one of the best examples of that on mobile.
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.
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.
Order and Chaos 2 is a solid example of the MMORPG genre on mobile, and is arguably as close as you can get to World of Warcraft on the go. Visually, it holds up really well, and there’s plenty of content to keep you coming back for more.
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.
If you fancy something completely different, you should give Rangers of Oblivion a whirl. This MMORPG shares more in common with Monster Hunter than World of Warcraft, with you hunting giant monsters and crafting equipment out of their remains.
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.
Sharing cross-play with the likes of Adventure Quest 3D and Runescape, Villagers and Heroes is something of a hybrid MMORPG. It’s got something for everyone, with World of Warcraft’s combat system, Runescape’s crafting and skills, and the humour of Adventure Quest.
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.