MMORPGs are funny things. They have the ability to put you in a vast world filled with thousands of other people and you can play them almost infinitely without reaching the end. Their following is huge and vastly loyal. The experiences vary between Android MMORPGs quite a bit. Additionally, it can take some time before good MMORPGs really show their true colors. Thus, it also makes it somewhat difficult to stay up on the latest good ones. In any case, here are the best MMORPGs for Android! Please note, all of these use a freemium model for customizations, weapons, etc. There aren’t any good MMORPGs with a subscription model similar to World of Warcraft that we’re aware of.
AdventureQuest 3D is a rapidly growing MMORPG. It features a lot of the same stuff that most MMORPGs have. You’ll be able to quest a whole bunch, raid dungeons, create a character and more. Where AdventureQuest 3D really shines is its cross-platform support. You can play on mobile or PC in the same world with the same players. There is also support for multi-classing your characters, chat and other social engagement, and more. There are bugs present like most. However, they don't seem to be as egregious as other games.
Arcane Legends has been around for a long time. Its longevity has made it one of the most successful MMORPGs out there. The game is pretty standard at its core. You’ll have three classes to choose from, each with their own unique set of skills and abilities. There is co-op play as well as PvP modes so you can play and engage with other players. It also includes various PvP formats to keep things interesting. The developers have done a good job of updating the game to keep content fresh. There are tons of things to do. It can get a little repetitive, though.
Aurcus Online has flown under the radar for most of its time in the Play Store. It strikes the usual chords as you can create your character, go questing, raid bosses with your friends, and even engage in PvP combat. Where this game really shines is the combat controls. You’ll use simple, one-tap attacks and skill releases that culminate in some fun, acrobatic attacks. The animations add a bit more eye candy to the mix. Most of the complaints around this one come from balance issues and pay to win mechanics in PvP. The rest of it seems to be pretty good.
Celtic Heroes one of the less popular MMORPGs. The game has a Celtic theme to it. That provides a bit of a different flair in a predominately fantasy genre. It has a lot of familiar elements, including a campaign mode, quests, guilds (clans), tons of skills to learn and loot to gain, and the all-important PvP. It also has five character classes to choose from. You'll be able to trade equipment to other players, a feature that you don't see very often in MMORPGs. It has its issues, but they're generally not very bad.
Crusaders of Light is one of the newer MMORPGs. It features most basic MMORPG elements. That includes 40-person guilds, 300 hours of game play via quests, tons of gear to collect, various social elements, and more. It also features one vs one, three vs three, and five vs five PvP modes. It's a young game. Thus, we're not sure if it'll end up being great or super huge and bloated like many older titles. We'd recommend it. At least for right now.
Dungeon Hunter 5 is the latest in one of mobile's most successful MMORPG franchises. It follows in the footsteps of its predecessors. The game includes a large campaign mode, plenty of quests to complete, a co-op mode with up to three players, and just under 1000 different items. There is also daily and weekly events to keep things fresh. Its biggest pitfall is the freemium strategy. Gameloft really pushes hard with their in-app purchases. It's bad enough to irritate more than a few of its players. Otherwise, it's an engaging title.
HIT is one of the more successful MMORPGs. Like most MMORPGs, you’ll be able to create a character and engage with a huge world along with other players. It boasts a ridiculously huge gear system, simple controls, raids, quests, and graphics powered by Unreal Engine 4. The developers have done a good job keeping the game updated with new content. The recommended specs are fairly reasonable. You should be able to play this on most devices. Its biggest issue is the balancing of PvP combat. It's not a deal breaker, but something to keep in mind.
Izanagi Online has been bouncing on and off of this list for years. The latest string of updates seemed to have fixed enough issues to warrant its return for now. In this MMORPG, you’ll create your very own ninja. The game features four different varieties of ninja so you can take your pick. After that, there is a 100+ quest campaign for you to play through. You can also build guilds, go on side-quests, and more. It's not quite as social as other MMORPGs, but it's still pretty good.
Lineage 2: Revolution is one of the newer MMORPGs on mobile. It features some decent graphics, tons of content, and the usual array of mobile MMORPG stuff. It does have some unique stuff, though. That includes a 50-vs-50 Fortress Siege mode that is actually pretty epic when it works right. You can do the usual stuff like questing, joining guilds and clans, and more. It's a freemium game. Thus, it has a lot of the same issues as all of these other ones. However, it's not too bad for a few dozen hours of fun.
Order and Chaos Online 2 is one of the most popular and successful MMORPGs out there. It features five races and five character classes to choose from. That's more customization that you normally see. It also has tons of quests, co-op mode, and the usual PvP mode. It also includes a trade system via an auction house. It's one of the more complete MMORPG experiences out there. It does have its problems, though. There is a strict energy system that contrasts poorly with any open world concept. Additionally, the UI is a bit cluttered.
Rucoy Online is another one of those unique Android MMORPGs. You play as a 2D sprite. The game also takes place on a 2D map. It features three character classes that you can switch between at will. You'll also get an open world to explore, tons of quests, and more. The game offers a full range of multiplayer options, including PvP and co-op modes. It’s a lighter, slightly refreshing take on the MMORPG genre. However, on the other side of that coin, this game isn't as deep as other MMORPGs.
Imagine a world where bullying was okay and school yard fighting was encouraged. That’s essentially School of Chaos Online. It combines the hectic social life of high school with the atmospheric tension of a prison and you can play it with a ton of people. It has a ton of stuff to do. However, unlike most MMORPGs, you can actually make your own quests. You’ll have a customizable character, various fighting moves to learn, and you can join clans to engage in clan wars. It's very different from other games in the genre. However, if you're looking for something along those lines, this game isn't for you.
Toram Online is a favorite of our readership. There isn’t a class system. Everyone is given skill trees that they can fill out as they see fit. You also have the ability to customize weapons and change their abilities. It adds up to being one of the more customizable MMORPGs that we've seen. The graphics and game play give it a Final Fantasy (jRPG) feeling. There is also a campaign mode with an option to play co-op. You won't find an MMORPG like this very often. It does have the occasional bug and connection issue, though. Just something to be aware of.
Warspear Online is one of those MMORPGs that have been around for a long time. As such, it's had a chance to expand its universe a lot. It currently comes with over 1500 quests, 150 achievements, PvP with up to five vs five combat, eight environments, and more. The character creation is also fairly expansive. You'll be able to choose between four classes, two alliances, and 12 character classes. You can even take up crafting to make your own gear. The in-app purchase strategy is also fairly aggressive in this title.
World of Prandis isn't a new MMORPG. It's actually vastly popular on other platforms. Its mobile version is rather new, though. The game features simple 3D graphics, two regions to play through, PvP, raids, guilds, parties, and even a lover system. The game uses tribes instead of races, but they do include three. There are also six total classes. We're calling our shot with this one. Its popularity on other platforms should help keep mobile developer going. Here's hoping this one turns out to be as good as we think it will be.
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