The Elder Scrolls: Blades (iOS)
RPG 01 December 2018
An action role-playing game developed for mobile devices, set in the expansive The Elder Scrolls universe. You play as a secret agent of the Empire, who needs to rebuild a destroyed city by gathering resources, completing quests, and exploring randomly generated dungeons.
Durango: Wild Lands (iOS)
RPG December 2018
A MMORPG developed by Korean studio What!. The players, survivors of a worldwide cataclysm that destroyed the human population, enter a hostile world inhabited by prehistoric creatures such as dinosaurs or mammoths. We begin the game by creating our character – we can choose their sex, looks, and starting abilities. The action is seen from an isometric perspective. Living on one’s own is possible, albeit tough, considering numerous dangers and enemies that we may encounter - we can join one of growth-oriented player communities, living together in real time. Our goal is survival, which means searching for resources, growing food, creating necessary items, or even constructing various buildings. Moreover, groups of players can engage in big game hunting or PvP combat.
Stardew Valley (iOS)
RPG Wednesday, 24 October 2018
The debut production from the independent studio Concerned Ape. It is a sandbox RPG that focuses on the life of a farmer. Stardew Valley takes place in a fantasy realm filled with magic, where the player becomes a young farmer whose ambition is to transform his small field into a giant farm generating great profits. The main task of the player is to plant plants, gather the crops and expand the farm with new infrastructure and agricultural products. In order to be more interesting, the game also feature some RPG elements. One can also take active role in the life of the nearby village – make friendships and interact with the inhabitants of the settlement. This unlocks new challenges and earning opportunities for the player. As the game progress, the protagonist gains experience and learns new skills such as farming, mining, fishing, or animal feeding. One can also get married and have children in this randomly generated world.
Mad World (iOS)
A 2D MMORPG set in a post-apocalyptic world, released for mobile devices and PC windows, also in a web browser version. The game utilizes the popular F2P model with microtransactions and was developed for cross-platform gameplay.
Torchlight: The Legend Continues (iOS)
Developed by Fedeen Games, Torchlight Mobile is a spin-off to a popular hack-and-slash game series. The title was developed from scratch with mobile devices in mind, and thus it is not a simple conversion of any of the previous installments. Torchlight Mobile invites you into a classic fantasy universe, as it stands on the brink of destruction at the hands of servants of darkness. Obviously, the task of defeating the evil forces and saving the world falls down on the player. You can pick any of the four playable character classes: Berserker, Engineer, Outlander, and Embermage, each one representing a completely different profession and requiring different play style. In a typical action RPG manner, the gameplay boils down to fighting hordes of monsters, developing your character’s skills, and upgradeing their equipment, e.g. by combining several weaker items into one more powerful. Torchlight Mobile features slightly cartoonish artworks, characteristic of the core games in the series.
Old School RuneScape (iOS)
RPG 30 October 2018
A mobile conversion of the classic MMO role-playing game, allowing you to experience the production in its original form. The game was developed by Jagex.
Skylanders: Ring of Heroes (iOS)
A turn-based role-playing game developed for mobile platforms. The action of Skylanders: Ring of Heroes takes place in a very colorful fantasy world.
Battle Breakers (iOS)
RPG December 2018
A free-to-play tactical role playing game with microtransactions, developed by Epic Games, the award-winning authors known from numerous cult-classic AAA series. Battle Breakers introduces us to a universe mixing fantasy and science-fiction elements. This unique realm is invaded by bloodthirsty aliens – our job is to repel the invasion by leading a group of powerful heroes. The players can choose from a multitude of characters, including dinosaurs, robots, ninjas, mages, or melee fighters. During the game, the players explore the map and clear the subsequent regions from monsters and occasional bosses. The encounters are turn-based, and take place on a map divided into hexagonal fields. Our heroes often employ elemental spells, which include powerful tsunamis, earthquakes, or great fires. The game is definitely characteristic for its huge roster of heroes – we can choose from a few hundred characters, each armed with unique abilities and an exclusive skill tree. Moreover, the player can expand the tower that serves as the heroes’ dwelling in order to gain additional bonuses.
Duel Revolution (iOS)
A turn-based RPG game for mobile devices (Android/iOS), inspired on the popular Pokemon series. Duel Revolution employs a free-to-play distribution model with optional microtransactions. The game takes place in an alternative version of modern world which is filled with paranormal beings. Fantasy creatures are a regular thing there and they can be caught and tamed. It is the main objective of the player, who assumes the role of a monster trainer. He must train the creatures and then make them fight with creatures trained by his rivals. In Duel Revolution it is possible to freely explore a world filled with interesting characters and missions. Completing them, similarly as winning battles, is awarded with experience points. These can be used for developing the monsters, of which there are more than 100 types. An interesting addition is the possibility to combine several species into a one, powerful hybrid. In addition to solo mode the developers from Prodigious Works prepared a competitive multiplayer mode.
Final Fantasy Type-0 Online (iOS)
Co-developed by Square Enix and Perfect World, a multiplayer jRPG title. The action of Final Fantasy Type-0 Online is set in a technologically-advanced fantasy world called Orience where four powerful nations wage war against each other. The players control a group of teenagers from an elite military school specialized in training young students in magic and military operations. The title draws inspiration from mechanics of the multiplayer mode of Final Fantasy Type-0 and improves them. Therefore, this is a multiplayer action RPG game, in which small groups of players explore maps filled with creatures and powerful bosses, and the gameplay focuses primarily on battles that make use of an arcade combat system. Warriors rest in the school between the expeditions, where they can form bonds and, by taking classes and playing mini games, learn new skills.
Yakuza Online (iOS)
RPG December 2018
Yakuza Online is a role-playing game. It enables the players to assume the role of a Japanese gangster who is trying to take control over one of the Tokyo districts. The game revolves around collecting companions, completing tasks, and participating in turn-based battles.
The Legend of Bum-Bo (iOS)
RPG December 2018
The game mixes elements of turn-based RPGs with mechanics borrowed from match-3 titles. The player takes on the role of the titular character (appeared already in The Binding of Isaac) and the action takes place in cardboard boxes. The protagonist fights enemies and takes their money away. The game was presented using a grotesque graphic style and the experience is complemented by a portion of unusual black humor.
Avernum 3: Ruined World (iOS)
RPG December 2018
The second attempt at refreshing 1996 title Exile III: Ruined World (after 2002 Avernum 3). Avernum 3: Ruined World takes the player to a fantasy world which is currently at the brink of a disaster. The player controls a group of daredevils that manage to escape the underground prison after a long fight against the forces of an evil Empire. Having reached the surface, the characters discover that their world has been invaded by monsters. It soon turns out that they have to cooperate with their enemy, the Empire, in order to put an end to the threat posed by the monsters. Mechanics-wise, Avernum 3 is an old-school RPG with a turn-based combat system. The player creates a team of four characters and develops their skills to one's liking alongside progression. Dozens of towns and dungeons are waiting for the player - their fate depends both on the player's actions and attacks of the monsters. Avernum 3: Ruined World offers a minimalistic graphic style patterned after isometric RPGs from the last century.
A mobile RPG game based on the free-to-play business model. Netrunner takes us to the cyberpunk universe of the tabletop game Android: Netrunner. Players act as hackers, who steal the classified data of powerful companies. This takes place in virtual reality that is so closely connected to users’ brains that the most effective defense systems can turn an unfortunate hacker into vegetable. The game greatly focuses on plot, created under the lead of Meg Jayanth, known as the creator of the story for the adventure game 80 Days. As we take part in hacking missions, we also explore real world – both planes are shown from isometric view, but offer different style and challenges. Fights take place in real time and resemble those from arcade action RPG titles. In cyberspace, there are strategic features, due to the necessity of selecting proper programs. We also gather experience used to develop our hero.
Yo-kai Watch (iOS)
RPG December 2018
A turn-based RPG developed by the experienced Japanese studio Level 5. The game was inspired by the popular series of Pokemon games. In Yo-Kai Watch the player assumes the role of a young boy who receives a magic watch from a mysterious creature. The watch allows him to see the title yokai, sympathetic ghosts that live in the world. The protagonist is tasked with helping various people, but other, less friendly yokai are trying to prevent him from doing that. Whenever he encounters one of them, he must fight with the ghost. If he wins, he can befriend the creature and use his special abilities later in the game. The game utilizes the special features of 3DS console. While exploring the world and fighting many actions are performed by drawing specific gestures on the touch screen.
Dragon Fin Soup: Extra Chunky (iOS)
A debut project from Grim Bros studio. Dragon Fin Soup is a turn-based RPG influenced by the Japanese variations of the genre. The plot takes place in a fantasy world, located on top of an enormous turtle-dragon called Asura. During the gameplay, we assume the role of an alcohol-adoring heroine named Robin, who is a twisted and adult version of Red Riding Hood. The protagonist had lost her memory a year earlier, with the players helping her retrieve her lost memories. Dragon Fin Soup offers two game modes: story campaign and survival, in the latter we begin the game in the middle of the woods, and our goal is to break through consecutive, increasingly difficult locations and dungeons. The game incorporates a turn-based combat system with a lot of tactical depth, including, among others, different types of damage dealt by different weapons and spells. The gameplay is diversified by logic puzzles and arcade mini-games.
Nowhere Prophet (iOS)
A two-dimensional, post-apocalyptic roguelike that features a turn-based combat system inspired by card games. In the game, the player leads a group of wanderers who are traveling through a destroyed world in search of the mythical Crypt – the last save haven that is also an enclave of technological advancement.
The Snack World: Trejarers (iOS)
A role-playing game by Level 5 for mobile devices and Nintendo 3DS. Snack World is set in a fantasy realm, and you play as a young boy called Chup, who wants to exact revenge on the invaders that burned his family village to the ground. Fortunately, Chup is not alone — he is accompanied by his friends, Mayone and Pepperon. The game utilizes an isometric view and the gameplay focuses on exploration and collecting various items. Interestingly, your equipment is grouped by brand — it concerns blade weapons, shields, clothes, and jewelry, which are marked by fictional brand logos, such as Detton, Qloris or Fairy Electroncis. Moreover, they can be bought in the real world and then transferred to the in-game universe by NFC. Snack World features high-quality cartoonish visuals, clearly inspired by manga and anime.