The best mobile
The best mobile roleplaying games offer wide-open worlds, lengthy and engrossing stories, characters with a high level of depth, and complex systems to learn.
Ever wished Dark Souls or Bloodborne was on mobile? Well, wish no longer as Pascal’s Wager is here to satisfy your dark fantasy urge.
With a lengthy 20 hour plot, multiple characters to recruit, and a wide variety of Lovecraftian-style horrors to beat, this Soulsborne absolutely justifies its lofty price tag.
Oceanhorn 2 expanded on the original in pretty much every single manner possible; think the jump between Zelda: A Link to the Past and Breath of the Wild and you’re along the right lines.
The visually stunning world is delivered in full 3D, the combat is far more action-packed, and there’s loads to see and do in this truly open-world adventure.
Dragon Quest VIII
Much like Final Fantasy, there are a load of Dragon Quests available on mobile. We settled on Dragon Quest VIII because it’s been updated for the latest iPhones.
It’s often regarded as one of the better entries in the franchise, and will tick all your JRPG boxes as you set out to defeat the wicked Dhoulmagus.
Star Wars: KOTOR
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is BioWare at its absolute best, and remains the definitive Star Wars game a whopping 17 years after its original release.
You play as a novice Jedi, tasked with saving the galaxy from the bloodthirsty Sith. Or, you can join the bad guys and help them take over. Few games give you this amount of choice, even today.
Final Fantasy VX: Pocket Edition
Most Final Fantasy games are available on mobile, and we had to pick just one for this list, which is virtually impossible.
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition was built from the ground up for the platform, and offers an excellent chibi version of the PC and console hit.
Battle Chasers: Nightwar
Drawing liberal inspiration from the likes of Final Fantasy VI, Chrono Trigger, and more, this JRPG revels in features that have fallen by the wayside in recent years.
Expect turn-based combat, a cliché-ridden story, and lots (and lots) of grinding; all wrapped up in some beautiful Saturday morning cartoon-style visuals.
In certain circles, Chrono Trigger is regarded as the pinnacle of JRPGs, so not including it on this list would be borderline sacrilegious.
It helps that the port is actually pretty solid; even including fullscreen support for the iPhone X.