Best RPG Games For Android – December, 2022

Best RPG Games

The best RPG games are the ones that tell fantastic stories, have engaging character progression, and fun combat, and you can find plenty of that on Android. The thing is, there are so many RPG games on Android a lot of the best ones can get lost in the muck. And while our list of the 10 best RPG games on Android hardly covers all the titles worth your time, these are some great places to start.

RPG is also a fairly broad genre that now casts a pretty wide net. If you’ve never played an RPG before, you’re in for a real treat. Because there’s a lot to love about them. Some will get you invested in the character backstories. While others will let you explore vast worlds full of life.

Whatever the case, and RPG is all about playing a role. Hence the term, role playing game. Got a lot of time on your hands? An RPG is perfect for that. Even if you only have 10-15 minutes. There are RPGs which work for that too. If you’re looking for a good RPG to begin your journey, you can check out our picks below.

Best RPG games for Android

Game Download Cost In-app cost (per item)
Trials of Mana $23.99 $0
Ticket To Earth $4.99 (Free with Play Pass) $0
Punishing: Gray Raven Free $0.99-$99.99
Botworld Adventure Free $1.99 – $109.99
Chrono Trigger $9.99 $0
Battle Chasers: Nightwar $9.99 (Free with Play Pass) $0
Cyberika Free $0.99 – $99.99
Marvel Future Revolution Free $0.99 – $89.99
NieR Reincarnation Free $0.99 – $79.99
Genshin Impact Free $0.99 – $99.99

Trials of Mana

  • Download Cost: $23.99
  • In-app Cost: No
  • Size: 1.1GB
  • Google Play rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Trials  of Mana is a highly acclaimed action JRPG from Square Enix, having just launched in July of this year. It launched for consoles first, though. Unlike most JRPGs, Trials of Mana uses a unique dynamic battle system that has real-time combat. So you can dodge attacks, counter with your own and more.

Graphics are rendered in 3D for a whole new take on the beautiful world of Mana, complete with rich character stories, a full cast of voice actors, and it even has a new game+ mode if you want a bigger challenge after you beat it the first time.

While an excellent RPG on Android, and certainly one of the best, it’s also a massive game. It takes about 6.1GB of space, so make sure you have plenty of room to install it.

Ticket To Earth

  • Download Cost: $4.99 (Free with Play Pass)
  • In-app Cost: No
  • Size: 40MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Ticket To Earth is not only one of the best RPG games on Android right now, it’s also an RPG gem. All thanks to its joyful combination of tactical RPG combat, puzzle solving, and a story-driven narrative.

This is one of the few games on this list that offer a premium experience. So you buy it once and there are no in-app purchases or ads. And it’s all the more worth it because it’s actually very good. The game has over 120 different unique missions so it shouldn’t be over quickly. Meaning you’ll have a lot of game to play for the $4.99 you spend on it.

This is an RPG that is sort off the beaten path. Because it doesn’t come from a big studio and yet, it has the same quality. Definitely give this one some thought.

Punishing: Gray Raven

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-app Cost: Yes
  • Size: 82MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

Do you like action? What about super cool combat? Do you absolutely love games with an anime aesthetic? Punishing: Gray Raven has all of that and more. It’s one of the newer games on this list, having launched earlier this Summer. And is one of the best action RPG games on Android you could ever get your hands on.

It has a post-apocalyptic sci-fi theme to it. And the story sees you fighting to take back the planet from the invasion of a robotic army. Humans are nearly extinct and your character is one of the only people that has the power to fight back.

This is also a gacha game, so expect loads of different characters you can potentially pick up to fill out your team. There’s also a housing simulation feature where you can decorate your own dorm room with different stuff. So if you need to slow things down a bit, this part of the game is a great way to play something a little more casual and relaxed.

Botworld Adventure

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-app Cost: Yes
  • Size: 393MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Take your RPG gaming to a more lighthearted place with a game like Botworld, an open-world adventure RPG where you can collect all kinds of different robots and use them in combat. There are four playable races, including cats, dogs, lizards, and buffalos.

There’s less of a story-driven narrative here than some of the other RPG games, but it has a pretty big map to explore with a wide variety of different environments, which is a pretty cool when you think about it.

On top of that, each area will have a number of NPC people to meet who have their own stories to share with you. Pick up quests, fight against monsters, and upgrade and customize your favorite robots.

Chrono Trigger

  • Download Cost: $9.99
  • In-app Cost: No
  • Size: 14MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Those familiar with JRPGs and those who played them back in the days of the SNES will be familiar with Chrono Trigger. Hailed by many as one of if not the best RPGs of all time, Chrono Trigger on Android is (now that it’s the upgraded version with all of the fixes) is an amazing RPG experience worth playing.

Forge a path through time to save the planet with a huge and diverse cast of characters, and experience some of the best JRPG storytelling that the genre has to offer. Although this is a classic JRPG, it doesn’t feature turn-based combat. Instead it actually features the Active Time Battle version 2.

So during battles, time doesn’t stop and you can make your commands based on the situation. But only when the character’s gauge is full. That’s actually very similar to the way battles work in NieR Reincarnation, another game on this list.

Chrono Trigger also features auto save so you can worry less about not having saved your game at crucial moments. Although, you should still save as often as you can to avoid any unnecessary situations. The game also features the original soundtrack but it comes with higher resolution graphics.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar

  • Download Cost: $9.99 (Free with Play Pass)
  • In-app Cost: No
  • Size: 55MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Another one of the best RPG games on Android, Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG in the classic JRPG style. Which means turn-based battles and lots of character progression through leveling, skills, and upgraded gear and attributes.

Graphics have a sort of comic book style to them, which gives this game a unique and cool visual appeal. There is a pretty large open world to explore with lots of quests, and very engaging story to follow. The game also features randomly generated dungeons, puzzles and more.

And if you like crafting in your RPG games, there is a fairly deep crafting system included in this game as well. Overall it’s a wonderful JRPG-style game that has been a huge success on other platforms. And it’s great on Android too.

Plus, it’s one of the premium titles with no ads and no in-app purchases.


  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-app Cost: Yes
  • Size: 145MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Cyberika is as close as you’ll get to something like Cyberpunk 2077 on your mobile device. Though it doesn’t have the same style of camera angle view. Instead of first-person, it’s more of an isometric top-down style like in The Ascent, a game which just recently launched for Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X, and PC.

In Cyberika, you can do everything from race around the city to hacking into corporate businesses. With loads of weapons and special character upgrades, Some pretty awesome combat, and character customization, Cyberika is bound to entice you if you like games with a cyberpunk theme.

There’s also a feature where you can upgrade your home, allowing you to fix your cybernetic enhancements, upgrade your weapons and more.

Marvel Future Revolution

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-app Cost: Yes
  • Size: 1.6GB
  • Google Play rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars

Ok so this game isn’t out yet, but we’re adding it to the list anyway as we’ve been able to spend some time with a preview build of the game prior to its launch on August 25, and it’s great!

Marvel Future Revolution is an open-world action RPG where you play as some of your favorite Marvel super heroes. The story is based around the heroes trying to save earth from converging with other multiple alternate versions of itself.

You can play as 8 different heroes at launch, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Storm, Captain Marvel and more. Combat is similar to Marvel Future Fight, but the overall gameplay ends up being quite different since it’s open world and there’s more to do. There’s also various PvP modes, raids that require more players, and you can play online with friends.

If you’re a Marvel nut, you’re going to want to play this game when it comes out. Because this is console-quality gold and so far, playing it has been a ton of fun. If you haven’t already pre-registered, you can do so by clicking the button below. Or you can pre-register from the game’s landing page.

NieR Reincarnation

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-app Cost: Yes
  • Size: 109MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

In NieR Reincarnation you play as a girl who wakes up in a weird place called the Cage. You must traverse the different levels of the Cage while uncovering memories from different timelines. The further you get into the game, the more you learn about the stories of all the characters and about yourself.

When it comes to combat, it’s a lot like the battle system in Mobius Final Fantasy, if you ever had the chance to play that. This also has gacha mechanics, so there will be a lot of different characters to acquire through the Summon system.

Characters can be upgraded by Ascending, and you have a huge collection of weapons to acquire as well. Which can also be upgraded to increase your power and skill level in combat. This is one of the best RPG games on Android right now, and you’ll especially love it if you’re a fan of the NieR series.

Genshin Impact

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-app Cost: Yes
  • Size: 328MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Genshin Impact has taken the world by storm since it launched last year. And it’s only gotten better with each month following the release. Genshin Impact is an open-world action RPG with anime graphics, a neat story, and plenty of life and characters to meet throughout your journey.

You start the game by encountering a strong enemy with your sibling, who you inevitably lose track of as they’re captured. You then wake up in the world of Teyvat. A strange new land you’re unfamiliar with. As an RPG, this game has everything.

A huge, sprawling world filled with lively characters, multiple cities, powerful monsters, and plenty of mystery. You can follow the game’s main story, or take on any number of side quests from a variety if different NPCs.

The game also has cooking and crafting, excellent combat with gorgeous visuals, and some really challenging dungeons and raids. You can also take on world bosses. If you like mega-sized games with a seemingly endless amount of stuff to do, Genshin Impact is that game.

Plus, miHoYo, the game’s developers, have committed to at least four more years of patches and content updates with new content. So you’ll be able to play this game for a while.

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