Android massively-multiplayer role-playing games (MMORPGs) have had a rough history. Many games claim to be MMOs but fail to deliver on the ‘massively’ part, while others are too reliant on auto combat and questing. MMORPGs are not easy to get right, especially on mobile, but here are the 3 of the best Android MMORPGs:
Aiming Inc’s Logres is a mix of old-school traditional JRPGs and MMORPGs. The lack of crafting and ability for players to trade is a bit of a downer, but it’s pretty clear the game focuses on combat from the start. Logres has a focus on multiplayer, allowing for battles that have up to 8 players facing off against fearsome creatures, and ax-wielding teddy bears. The game’s flexible class system and drop-in&out approach to multiplayer effectively set it apart from everything else on the market, making it one of the best Androud MMORPGs around.
3D MMO Villagers & Heroes
Villagers & Heroes might have a name that makes it look like a cheap attempt at getting clicks, but it’s one of the better MMOs on mobile. This game aspires to be World of Warcraft, and as far as mobile games go, it’s the closest thing we have. You have actual quest dialog, trade skills, gathering, different races and classes that have customization options, and just about everything you might expect from an MMORPG. While the controls don’t translate perfectly to mobile, and the game is rough around the edges, it’s a must try for MMORPG fans that want a game on the go.
Crusaders of Light from NetEase game is an excellent example of what more MMOs on mobile should strive for. It has an auto-mode that can be used on easy content and grinding, but it won’t help you clear some of the game’s tougher dungeons. There are large scale PVP events, guild versus guild battles, large boss fights where strategy matters, and much more of what you would expect from a traditional MMORPG. It does set limits on just how much you can do in one day and get rewarded for it, making constant grinding useless, but also making leveling up a bit more difficult after a while.