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    Android: Top 10 Best RPG Games (as of 2014)

    The gender RPG always matched perfectly with mobile games. And in the age of Android it was no different. Check out the 10 best RPG games, released for Android until this year (2014). Don't be surprised by the large number of paid games, because in this list of "Best", we analyze the quality of the games as a whole, and especially the gameplay, something that in a freemium game, almost never goes well.

    None of the games need an internet connection!

    10th – Inotia 3: Children of Carnia (Free)

    Playing Inotia 3 in 2011 was a great experience. Android was starting to consolidate in the market, and Inotia emerged as a clear case of an action RPG with an anime look. The simple and straightforward gameplay captivates even today those who want to play without worrying about battery or internal space, since the game consumes a measly 25 MB. The story of Inotia 3 is not robust, but it has some twists, and death of characters that mark the narrative. However, what really stands out is the class system with many things to evolve in your character.

    Download game for Android – Inotia 3: Children of Carnia
    Android (2.2, 2.3, 4.0, 4.1 or higher) – Game in English

    9º – The Shadow Sun (R$ 11,49)

    The Shadow Sun is an RPG game with real-time combat. The game has a great presentation, very good graphics and an anti-climax story, which unfolds slowly but convincingly. The game was developed by producers who worked on projects like Neverwinter Nights, Baldur's Gate, and The Witcher. The dialogues aren't the game's strong point, but the 10-hour campaign with lots of action holds several surprises.

    Download game for Android – The Shadow Sun
    Android (4.0, 4.1 or higher) – Game in English

    8º – Knights of Pen and Paper (R$ 11,85)

    Making a list of RPG games on Android without mentioning the fun, and extremely competent, Knights of Pen and Paper is a tremendous “missplay”. The game produced by Spanish studio Behold Studios, is a fun parody of tabletop role-playing games. You will command people like a nerd and a motoboy in a very fun RPG table. The game is full of comic references that, thanks to the Spanish support, make the game inviting for anyone. The captivating pixel-art visual hides quality features, such as support for two types of views: portrait and landscape.

    Download game for Android – Knights of Pen and Paper
    Android (2.3, 4.0, 4.1 or higher) – Game in Spanish

    7th – Zenonia 4 (Free)

    As the first Zenonia is no longer available on Google Play, what remains is to check out Regret's latest adventure on mobile devices, Zenonia 4. In this "remake", you will play with the protagonist of the franchise in an adventure that looks very with the first game, but has improved visuals and slight plot changes. Zenonia is a must-have name on any mobile RPG list. The action role-playing game produced by Gamevil in 2008 for Korean mobile phones, arrived on Android in 2010. The fourth version may not be as beautiful as the fifth, but it brings the original protagonist on an offline adventure.

    Download game for Android – Zenonia 4
    Android (2.3, 4.0, 4.1 or higher) – Game in English

    6º – Ravensword: Shadowlands (R$ 17,80)

    If you're looking for an “Elderscrolls: Skyrim” style roleplaying game, Ravensword: Shadowlands is the ideal candidate. The game offers a rich and detailed world, where you control a character created by you, who will venture freely in a multitude of side quests. The controls, as well as the adventure, are very reminiscent of a console game, and you can even use the PS3 or Xbox360 controller on devices with OTA support.

    Download game for Android – Ravensword: Shadowlands
    Android (4.0, 4.1 or higher) – Game in English

    5º – Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition (R$ 22,30)

    Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is the remake of the classic Baldu's Gate, developed by Bioware in 1998. This RPG with an aerial view, seems silly to the less attentive eyes, but it unfolds in an adventure with more than 60 hours of duration. The game is set in the same universe as Dungeons & Dragons (Dragon Cave for the Most recommended for tablets, Baldur's Gate, has small print dialogs. In this totally honest port, the game supports bluetooth keyboards and multiplayer between Android and PC (Windows and Mac) versions.

    Download game for Android – Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
    Android (4.0, 4.1 or higher) – Game in Spanish

    4º – Shadowrun Returns (R$ 7,62)

    Shadowrun Returns is a turn-based role-playing game based on a tabletop RPG just called Shadowrun, published in 1989. This cyberpunk classic was revitalized in 2013 and got an Android version. In Shadowrun Returns, magic and technology merge into a single universe, with Street Samurais, Tech Elves, Hacker Druids and so on. The setting of the game is incredible, with a mixture of “Blade Runner” and “Matrix”. 12 hours of campaign await you in this classic remake. If you liked the theme, be sure to check out the sequel Shadowrun Dragonfall.

    Download game for Android – Shadowrun Returns
    Android (4.0, 4.1 or higher) – Game in English

    3º – Chaos Rings (R$ 17,76)

    Chaos Rings is a role-playing game released for Android in 2010, that's right, four years ago. The greatest warriors in the world are transported to a ship and must overcome various challenges to ensure the existence of their planet. Always in pairs, the story is told in a touching way, showing the relationship between the characters. With a beautiful look, Chaos Rings has a combat system that seems repetitive, but compensates the player with a mild difficulty and multiple endings. The drama of some scenes is very great, thanks in part to a soundtrack that will break anyone's heart. If you liked the first one, be sure to check out the sequels Omega and Chaos Rings 2.

    Download game for Android – Chaos rings
    Android (2.3, 4.0, 4.1 or higher) – Game in English

    2º – The Banner Saga (R$ 25,99)

    Developed by former employees of Bioware, the same company that created masterpieces such as Mass Effect, The Banner Saga is a strategy and role-playing game with a unique look and storyline that is totally outside the industry standards. The game chronicles the war between three races, Humans, Dredges and Varls. Inspired by Viking legends, The Banner Saga characters have a stylized look with clear similarities to Disney cartoons from the 50s. This earned the game several awards. The gameplay is within what many have known through games like Final Fantasy Tactics, with combats in scenarios that resemble boards. The game has excellent animation scenes and epic narrative. Indispensable for lovers of the RPG genre.

    Download game for Android – The Banner Saga
    Android (4.1 or higher) – Game in Spanish

    1º – Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (R$ 43,80)

    Dragon Quest VIII is a JRPG class in every way. Published by Square-Enix, but developed by the competent studio Level-5, Dragon Quest 8 is the ultimate masterpiece of the franchise, released for Playstation 2 in 2004. The Android version arrived in 2014, and has a slightly different interface, but that it has the same graphics and an extensive, very extensive campaign. In command of a young warrior, you must save a king and princess who have been cursed. The turn-based combats are far from easy and the weapon and skill system shines as one of the highlights of the game. The price is high, but Dragon Quest 8 is a game that easily yields 60 hours of gameplay or more if you are going to explore all the secrets of the game like collecting all the animals.

    Download game for Android – Dragon Quest VIII
    Android (4.0, 4.1 or higher) – Game in English

    – Honorable mention (Square-Enix ports)

    It would be a huge cowardice to put all of Square-Enix's game ports in this Top 10, so we decided to bring them together in this "honorable mention". If price is not your great ally when choosing one of these games, at least in terms of quality of gameplay, we know that all of them are essential masterpieces in any retro gamer's collection. They are faithful versions of consoles like Super Nintendo and Nintendo DS. Of these ports, the classics Final fantasy VI e Accumulate Trigger. Two great adaptations of Super Nintendo games for Android. In addition to them, we have remakes games like Final Fantasy III, which even has support for the Spanish language.


    [originally published December 15, 2014]

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