8 of the best MMO games for iOS and Android (2019)
MMO games for mobile devices have become increasingly attractive over the last few years. A big reason for this popularity spike is the fact that nowadays, developers can create much larger and immersive projects due to the advanced hardware present in modern phones and tablets.
Not sure what "MMO" games are? Well, let us explain. MMO is an acronym for "Massively Multiplayer Online", meaning that these titles always put you in an environment where you have to interact with many other players. You can gather up in parties and guilds, go raid a dungeon, complete quests, slay bosses, or face off against other players in glorious PvP combat.
Sounds good? If yes, feel free to check out our recommendations below. The list contains some of the finest MMO games currently available for iOS and Android, and we're sure that you'll find something that you like.
Lineage 2: Revolution
Price: Free (with IAP)
Lineage 2: Revolution is the definition of a proper mobile MMORPG game. Based on the PC MMO Lineage 2, The sheer scale of this title truly makes it stand out. Open-world combat allows up to 200 players to fight in real-time on a single screen, while there are also 20vs20 and 50vs50 competitive gaming modes.
Players can also gather in big parties to raid bosses while exploring the huge world. If you're playing with your friends or find anyone that you like online, you can create clans and guilds in order to make grouping and raiding easier.
You can pick from several different character classes and races such as Human, Elf, and Dwarf. This game is also powered by Unreal Engine 4, so if you love pretty visuals, you won't be disappointed.
If you're looking for an MMORPG that you can enjoy with all of your friends, then definitely give AdventureQuest 3D a try. This game offers cross-platform support between Android, iOS, and PC, meaning that you can team up with people on phones, tablets, and computers while you're playing.
Funnily enough, AdventureQuest 3D actually started out as a 2D Flash web game, but this new take on the classic title reimagines it in 3D. The graphics remind us a bit of World of Warcraft, but with a cartoonish tilt. The title features everything you'd expect to find in a proper MMO - quests, raids, social features, PvP battles, and so on.
Old School RuneScape
This wouldn't be a proper MMO game selection without us mentioning RuneScape. The old-school version of this all-time classic has only recently been released on Android and iOS. What's even better is the fact that you can play cross-platform. Whether you play on mobile or desktop, you’ll be playing on the same account on the same game worlds.
As is the trend with most mobile titles, RuneScape is a free-to-play game, but there's also a subscription plan that nets you a bigger world map, eight extra skills, more quests, and other bells and whistles not available in the free tier.
HIT: Heroes of Incredible Tales
Heroes of Incredible Tales - usually referred to as HIT - is an incredibly polished hack-and-slash RPG that also features MMO elements. The game is powered by the Unreal Engine 4, meaning that anyone who plays the title will get treated with some spectacular 3D graphics.
You can participate in real-time raids and enter the arena to challenge other heroes or go on quests to explore the realm and become the hero of your own tale. There are four classes to choose from, tons of equipment and weapon enhancements as well a plethora of skins to adorn your character with.
HIT has simple controls for massive combos which include aerial attacks, throws, and knockdowns – all with just one tap. The combat system is further supplemented by defensive movements like blocking and dodging. All in all, Heroes of Incredible Tales is a really solid game that is suitable for newcomers and veterans alike.
Order & Chaos 2
Price: Free (with IAP)
Gameloft's Order & Chaos series are some of the most popular MMO games on both mobile platforms and for a good reason. The first game has served as an example of how to make mobile MMOs since its release, and its successor manages to take everything the first did well, and build on top of it.
The game features an extremely large and immersive world in addition to beautifully designed graphics, 5 races and 5 different classes to choose from, and all the necessities for a full fantasy MMO experience. If you're going to play one MMO on your smartphone, Order & Chaos 2 is definitely worth considering.
Dungeon Hunter 5
Price: Free (with IAP)
The Dungeon Hunter franchise is pretty popular in the mobile gaming world. However, in case you haven't heard of it, let us introduce you to one of the most popular hack'n'slash titles to ever hit smartphones.
Dungeon Hunter 5 is not an MMO game in the classic sense of the word. Instead, it relies on co-op and asynchronous multiplayer, akin to other mobile titles such as Clash of Clans. During the singleplayer campaign, you acquire different assets to place in your own dungeon for other players to raid. Your dungeon also includes an AI-controlled version of your own character, so if you've developed your base and character well enough, you might just fend off other players and protect your gold.
Other than that, the Dungeon Hunger 5 plays a lot like a classic hack'n'slash with polished graphics and pretty entertaining gameplay mechanics.
If you're into anime, Toram Online will definitely not disappoint. The different art style is far from the only thing that sets this game apart from the typical mobile MMO. First off, we have to say that Toram Online offers an incredible a mount of customization options, so if you're the type of person that loves to have a unique character, you'll definitely appreciate all the cosmetic stuff crammed into this title.
The flexibility of Toram Online doesn't end there - the game features a classless system where you can create your own custom build and style of play by combining different skills, stat attributes, and weapon types. Last but not least, the storyline is filled with cutscenes and interesting dialogue, making it quite immersive.
Price: Free (with IAP)
Last off, we have an interesting indie proposition. Rucoy Online might not feature the stunning graphics of HIT or Lineage 2, but it can definitely be charming for nostalgia buffs that yearn for playing something like the SNES version of Legend of Zelda. The combat mechanic is pretty straightforward - you just tap on anything that you want to kill or interact with. In addition to that, you have your standard leveling, skill, and loot systems. What's interesting about this game is that you can instantly switch between the three available classes - Knight, Archer, and Mage. Sadly, Rucoy Online isn't available on iOS at the moment.