Games are the best escape routes from the everyday grind. Role-playing games are super fun if you know how to play. I’m a fan of FPS, but its touch controls could get finicky on huge touch screen devices. But the feeling of playing RPG on an iPad is inexplicable. There are many game genres but the fun you can have while playing a role-playing game is unparalleled.
10 Best RPG Games for iPad
I rummaged the App Store, where all the excellent RPGs were above a normal spending amount. So, I picked the best of both worlds. Some of them are free RPGs, while two are paid ones – you’ll know why I included them on this list of the best RPG games for iPad. So, let’s check them out!
1. Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is one of the best RPG games for iPad. It is easy and can be played by anyone. Get this fantastic gameplay in the palm of your hand. This is an abridged edition modified for touch control devices, and the graphics are improved. The first episode is available for free, and you can purchase the subsequent episodes.
2. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was my most awaited game and it’s also one of the best RPG games for iPad. Live as a Hogwarts student who’s on several missions. I love the sub-plots as they don’t deviate from the main plot. Don’t expect to meet Harry Potter since it’s set years before his plot kicks in. Face rivals and get romantic on the Hogwarts ground. It is a free game but there are some in-app purchases to buy clothing and energy.
3. Might and Magic RPG 2020
Might and Magic is a confident and remarkable role-playing game that lets you build teams of warriors to defend your empire. The battle sequences are beautifully rendered; I had my jaw dropped simply looking at them. This is a mid-core RPG, so don’t expect much out of it. You’ll surely get a kick out of the graphics.
4. Dragon Quest VIII ($19.99/₹1,471)
Dragon Quest VIII is expensive for a game but once you try it, you won’t tap on the refund button. This game is the first 3D title of the series. The touch controls are superb and there’s turn-based combat, that allows players to swiftly switch between one-handed and two-handed play. The combat can be simple or intricate, which you, as a player get to choose.
5. Star Wars™: KOTOR ($4.99/₹360)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is still considered one of the best RPG games for iPad. This story-driven adventure game lets you choose your own path since it’s set way before Leia, Luke, and Han Solo’s time. Developers opted for a remastered interface so that iPad users will get accustomed to the game without any hassle. Expect this game to blow your mind.
Combine isometric action with a role-playing game and what you’ll get is Basion. This is a port of the well-known game but it doesn’t feel like one. Its gameplay elements showcase something new so experience a myriad of enemies, mini-games, and levels. You’ll get a true feeling of RPG when you try Bastion.
7. MARVEL Strike Force: Squad RPG
MARVEL Strike Force: Squad is one of the best RPG games for iPad. Get ready to battle against arch-rival fighting as your favorite Marvel superheroes. Recruit Iron Man, Captain America, Loki, Venom, Dr. Strange, and others to fight against the super-villains. This game also lets you pair heroes and villains to fight common enemies. In the 5v5 battles, you battle the greatest villains of the MCU.
8. Pocket Legends MMORPG
Carry Pocket Legends wherever you go. This fantasy-based MMORPG has a massive multiplayer option right on your iPad. If you’ve played an MMORPG before, you’ll be comfortable. The frequent update could get annoying but the silver lining is it never gets dull.
9. Order and Chaos Online
One of the best RPG games for iPad, Gameloft’s Order and Chaos Online can be seen as a clone of World of Warcraft for iPad. And they have done a fabulous job. This doesn’t feel like a stale copy of a well-known game. You have to complete 500 quests and there’s the good-old multiplayer option, so join guilds, duel each other, and even trade your loots.
10. Mage Gauntlet – GameClub
Mage Gauntlet – GameClub is the last on our list of the best RPG games for iPad but don’t underestimate it just yet. This is a retro game that brings back the look and feel of the old-school Nintendo RPGs. There’s a humor element in this game, where it pokes fun at the classic RPG clichés. I like the plot of this game – pick up a weapon and destroy any hurdles that come your way. Dodging is the skill that’ll be tested in this game. You get to enjoy a retro RPG in a 16-bit format.
Which are the best RPG games for iPad?
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Might and Magic, Dragon Quest VII, Star Wars™: KOTOR are some of the best RPG games for iPad.
Is the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery game free?
Yes, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is free to download. You can purchase some in-game items with real money.
These are the best RPG games for iPad. Forget these crazy times we live in and have fun by being the character in a game you like. I’d certainly try MARVEL Strike Force since I’ve always wanted to be a superhero. I know it’s a cliché, but you can pick a game(s) of your choice.
Which is your favorite RPG game? Is it on this list? Names that you think are worthy of this list? Let us know in the comments below.