MMORPGs are one of the most popular video game genres of all time – and for good reason. They offer the open world exploration, character building, and strategic combat of an RPG but entirely online with hundreds, if not thousands, of players questing away concurrently.
The genre has a huge selection of options on mobile like ports of classics, cross-platform MMORPGs, persistent Diablo-likes, online survival games, and autoplay P2W-fests. Different games suit different tastes, and we want to cater to all of them in this list.
So that’s exactly what we’ve done. Read on for what we consider to be the 25 best MMORPGs on iOS and Android.
Old School RuneScape
If you had to pick just one MMORPG to play on your phone, make sure it’s Old School RuneScape. This is the very same MMO that you played on your browser as a kid during the late nineties and noughties with a revamped UI for mobile.
You’ll grind away to level up a vast variety of skills like combat, mining, crafting, fishing, and more, take on hundreds of quests, and explore a wide world full of achievements, NPCs, and open world PvP. It’s got everything and it does it all better than anyone else.
Villagers & Heroes
If you don’t get on with OSRS, which is sort of understandable given its age and hardcore nature, Villagers & Heroes is an admirable second option. It offers much the same gameplay as RuneScape but in an updated setting that sort of reminds us of Fable.
You’ll take on quests, battle enemies, grow in power thanks to new skills and equipment, and hunt powerful monsters out in the open world. There’s also plenty of crafting and side activities if you’d like to live the life of an NPC instead.
Lineage 2: Revolution
Lineage 2: Revolution is the king of autoplay MMORPGs. It’s the best looking, contains the most features, and the action-packed combat puts even Diablo III to shame. It’s got huge open world PvP for those that like that sort of thing too.
If you’re not a fan of autoplay or P2W, look away right away. This isn’t the game for you. But if you don’t mind having the AI do most of the legwork for you and aren’t averse to spending a penny or two, it’s well worth a look-in.
Adventure Quest 3D
Adventure Quest 3D is a new contender in the world of MMORPGs, and it has some ways to go before it can take on the champions. There’s plenty of content though, and it gets weekly updates which is mighty impressive. It’s just held back a bit by lifeless combat and ugly visuals.
Order & Chaos Online
Order & Chaos Online is the closest you can get to World of Warcraft on mobile, so if that’s your favourite MMORPG this should be your first stop. Just bear in mind that Gameloft no longer supports it – or its recent sequel for that matter.
Crusaders of Light
Crusaders of Light is Netease’s mobile MMORPG offerings, and it’s one of the better autoplay options. The visuals really stand out for this one and there’s a wide range of classes to play as. It’s also the game that Diablo: Immortal is closely modelled after, so if you’d like an early taste of what to expect from that, check this one out.
Asobimo is a prolific developer of MMORPGs for mobile, and Toram Online is arguably its best one yet. There are no classes so you can develop your character to your own liking and there’s a heck of a lot of customisation options.
AxE: Alliance vs Empire
AxE: Alliance vs Empire is very similar to Lineage 2: Revolution, so if for whatever reason that doesn’t do it for you but you still fancy an autoplay MMORPG, AxE might scratch that itch.
Celtic Heroes was one of the very first mobile MMORPGs and, as such, it’s beginning to show its age. It gets regular updates from its passionate team of developers though, and the community is very friendly.
Tales of Wind (Laplace M)
Tales of Wind is the western release of Laplace M, and if you fancy an autoplay MMORPG but don’t like the dark fantasy stylings of Lineage 2 or AxE, Tales of Wind is the one for you.
Rangers of Oblivion
Rangers of Oblivion is basically Monster Hunter Online. You’ll battle huge monsters with enormous weapons and craft gear out of their corpses.
Arcane Legends is the successor to Pocket Legends, one of the earliest mobile MMORPGs. It’s isometric, features action combat, and there’s loads of loot to find for those who like that sort of thing.
Era of Legends
Era of Legends is one of the latest autoplay MMORPGs to hit mobile, and it offers something a little different. You can’t autoplay in dungeons, which actually require you to take over and play, and there’s less of a focus on P2W thanks to most of the purchases being cosmetic.
MapleStory M is the classic 2D MMORPG on your phone, and it plays like it was always designed to be a mobile game. It’s basically a 2D platformer MMORPG so offers something remarkably different.
Durango: Wild Lands
Durango: Wild Lands hasn’t even launched in all territories yet, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming one of the more popular mobile MMORPGs for those who can play it. It’s basically a survival game meets MMO, with items to craft, buildings to build, and dinosaurs to tame.
Grow Stone Online
Grow Stone Online is like a clicker meets an MMORPG. You’ll endlessly mine for resources that you can use to craft new equipment, then you’ll head off into battle through dungeons and PvP.
Rucoy Online is very minimalistic but it’s an excellent choice for those that need an MMORPG fix but can’t download a huge file.
Get it on Google Play.
Albion Online is like a jazzed up RuneScape. While it’s best played on PC, you can actually grab it on Android if you fancy playing while on the go. Just maybe avoid participating in any PvP.
Get it on Android.
Teon describes itself as a completely fair hardcore ARPG. There’s no autoplay, P2W, or anything nasty like that and it gives you a lot of options in terms of how you build your character.
Dofus Touch is the classic PC MMORPG just on your mobile. It’s a great choice for those that prefer SRPGs, as it’s got a turn-based battling system that plays out on a grid.
MU Origin is a reimagining of the classic PC MMORPG on mobile. It was one of the first to adopt the autoplay mechanics we now see in every mobile MMORPG and it’s very P2W thanks to its VIP system. Avoid it if you don’t like those things.
Ragnarok M is a mobile remake of the PC MMORPG of the same name. It features brand new 3D visuals, autoplay, and a brand new UI for mobile but is the same game other than that.
Warspear Online is what an MMORPG would look like if it launched on the SNES. It features open PvP, four races, 10 classes, and enormous amounts of character customisation. You can also take on crafting professions to create your own equipment.
Dragon Nest M
Dragon Nest M is yet another mobile reimagining of a classic PC MMORPG. This one focuses on battling through dungeons with an incredibly action-packed combat system.
Tibi is old school and has been on mobile for an absolute age. It’s one of those rare games that feels reminiscent of a simpler time, so will appeal to those who enjoyed MMORPGs back when they first started to appear.