Android hasn’t been too kind to high quality games, but that was quite a while ago and it was because the OS was new and the drivers were lacking. Nowadays, there are a lot of great and even amazing games with graphic rivaling those of console video games. 2010 has seen the release of over a dozen great games and hundreds smaller ones from beginner developers.
The RPG genre has been growing in popularity, and as of late, there are tons of great RPG games for the iPhone. Android isn’t too far behind, though. There are a lot of great RPG games available for your Android phone or tablet right now. Here are some of the best:
This is a great Japanese style RPG which has an amazing story line and characters. You play as a young boy who goes out on a legendary quest trying to figure out just what happened to the world (the virtual one) in the past. The epic story takes you to many places and pits you against many interesting foes. You can spend hours playing it, and the replay value is certainly great. The controls are pretty good, nothing out of the ordinary, but good enough to enjoy the game play.
Path of a Warrior – Imperial Blood
This is a RPG/RTS and massively multiplayer online game that is also one of the most popular games for Android. There are a lot of quests to accomplish and a lot of foes to defeat, plus you can continue playing after the main story line online with other people around the world. If you played Fallout 2 and other similar games, well Path of a Warrior is much like them, and it’s very interesting.
OK, this isn’t really a game, but it lets you play a lot of good ones, so it sort of fits here. If you haven’t heard of it, fear not, neither did I ! It’s a Gameboy Advance emulator and to be fair, this is one of the best apps you can get for your Android phone if you like games. There are a lot of amazing games for Gameboy in all genres (a couple are listed below in this article), and most of them are still very playable even though the graphics are pretty old. You can also find similar emulators for Super Nintendo Entertainment System and other Nintendo consoles. If you grew up with one those consoles, you’ll certainly like replaying all the good stuff again, on a more modern device.
This is one of the best Gameboy Advance RPG games ever! The story line follows a few mages that are sent to prevent an outbreak of alchemy destruction from being released, and the game has a lot of unique game play features, which make it an excellent choice even nowadays. If you want to play a very good retro RPG and have an Android phone, you should definitely get the GameBoid emulator app and the Golden Sun game (or even the whole series of games .
This game requires the SNESoid app (SNES emulator, which has a free version) to be installed, but it’s absolutely worth it. Chrono trigger is one of the best SNES RPG games, and you will definitely like replaying it on your Android phone. The game’s graphics look simple, but once you get into it and start battling various foes, you’ll think it’s the best game in the world (at least for a mobile device . It’s definitely worth having, and you can find a ROM for absolutely free if you want to.
Final Fantasy (1 and 2)
Yet another amazing game for the GameBoid emulator, Final Fantasy is one of the best RPGs ever, for any platform. It has spanned a huge franchise and you’ve probably already heard about it or one of the movies. You might also remember the whole commotion about the Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 if you’ve been using YouTube and Google long enough. All in all, these 2 games are definitely worth having, an they’re much better in terms of story line and player engagement that any other iPhone or Android game on the market.
This is another MMORPG game, with a twist: it uses the players’ real world GPS data to position them on the map, so you can fight with them in the virtual world while going to a pizza place or pub in the real world .
The list of games for Android is constantly expanding, and I believe we’ll see even more and better titles by the end of the year. But you can certainly already enjoy some very good games for Android right now, and if you’re a fan of the RPG genre, you should definitely give the above listed games a try – I’m sure you’ll like them!
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