Top 25 best gacha games for Android phones and tablets
You won't find better gacha games for Android in 2022
In today’s list, we bring you the 25 best gacha games for Android. It contains free as well as paid titles and, of course, we have added only the best games by considering both their content and gameplay.
Gacha games’ main focus is new and evolving content along with decorated items that persuade the players to spend money on them to grab time-limited exclusives.
If you are new to the gacha genre then it is obvious that you will get confused while choosing the best one as there are tons of games out there on the app markets. Or if you are tired of trying or getting bored with your current one, worry not. We have a bunch of titles, so one will surely suit your preference. You've probably already seen some of them on our list of best RPG games for Android.
What are the best gacha games for Android?Any titles that follow the gacha mechanics are known as gacha games, obviously. So, what are those mechanics you might be asking? In simpler words, gacha is a word derived from the Japanese language that means a toy vending machine, where you put a certain amount of money to grab a toy.
Gacha games for Android also follow the same principle where you have to follow something similar in-game to buy a certain item by spending the games' currency. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 25 best Android gacha games that you can play in 2022.
Original list by Suchit Mohanty, updated by PocketGamer staff.
Genshin Impact needs no introduction. MiHoYo’s open-world title deals with elemental magic and is completely based on the gacha monetization concept. Although the game is considered similar to Breath of Wild, the developers have denied all the statements. Genshin Impact has also bagged numerous awards which include Google Play’s Best game of 2020 and lots more.
We have every Genshin Impact character ranked from the best to worst, in case you decide to see what the fuss about this game is all about. If you are a new player, you should really redeem the Genshin Impact codes, because they will give you a nice headstart!Download Genshin Impact
FFBE WAR OF THE VISIONS
If you are a fan of the Final Fantasy series, then Brave Exvius is a must-try for you. Basically, the game is a spin-off from the core series. Square Enix has done an excellent job in the spin-off by keeping the content, which ultimately retains the charm of the original series. It features all the Final Fantasy characters in a brand new visually impressive realm.
WotV tier list of best characters awaits for those who wish to pick the right ones to play from the very start. You don't want to get stuck, don't you?Download Ffbe War Of The Visions
Another turn-based RPG that completely relies on the Gacha monetization process has made its way into our list. The game is known for its ever-expanding roster of characters. Recently, the game celebrated the first anniversary of its global launch with tons of new content. So, it might be a good chance to try out Exos Heroes.Download Exos Heroes
Dragon Ball Legends
Ever wanted a game that’s based on Dragon Ball Z, the famous anime? Luckily, we have Bandai Namco’s Dragon Ball Legends, which lets you fulfil your wishes of playing and controlling Goku and other characters.
The live actions in the PvP mode with 3D animations are one of the popular features of the game. Witness the entire Dragon Ball universe in a single title.Download Dragon Ball Legends
Pokémon Masters EX
Pokémon Masters EX, based on the popular anime series is also one of the popular Android gacha games. Choose and train your favourite Pokémon and battle with competitors in the champions’ stadium.
Go on a new adventure by adding more members to your team to accompany you on your championship journey. Battle against other trainers to earn points and rewards.Download Pokemon Masters EX
Date A Live: Spirit Pledge
If the game is within the dating sim genre then the usage of gacha mechanics is pretty much confirmed. As we all know, dating simulation titles involve a lot of in-game purchases to ensure that gacha systems come into action.
Date A Live: Spirit Pledge is based on a romantic visual novel and has multiple stages with increasing difficulties. It features realistic Chibi battle graphics and renowned Japanese voice actors.Download Date A Live: Spirit Pledge
If global PvP matches, a well-managed guild system and tons of heroes roster are what you are searching for, then Seven Knights is a great fit. Currently, the game is celebrating its fifth launch anniversary that has brought new stuff into the fray, worth trying.Download Seven Knights
The Alchemist Code
Alchemist Code is a JRPG by Gumi, which involves elements of tactical gameplay. So, if you are fond of JRPG’s where you have to exercise your tactical skills then this is for you. While playing the game you get to know fifty-plus characters, their stories and a lot more. The in-game currency functions rely completely on gacha concepts.
On top of that, you can also discover beautiful places while carrying out numerous tasks. Never forget to enter the time-limited events, The Alchemist Code offers huge rewards during their event period and you might end up grabbing a nice and exclusive gift.Download The Alchemist's Code
Guardian Tales is all about classic adventure that’s filled with puzzles and dungeons. You go around carrying bombs and disposing of them. There's is also a competitive mode available for those who want to climb the ranks.
On top of that, you can own up to 50 monsters and summon them any time to help you battle your way out of a dangerous situation. You can also create your own guild and invite friends to join it and partner with them to remodel your castle.Download Guardian Tales
March onward and destroy the enemies with a fleet of 300 gigantic naval ships in Yostar’s naval warfare title, Azur Lane. All you have to do in this 2D side-scroller is to invade the enemies’ base and destroy it using your ships.
That might sound pretty easy, but you will have to curate a very sound strategy as the level of difficulty is not the same always. Play with your own tactics and create a superb fleet.
We are sure that our guide on Azur Lane's best ships will be of use to you in case you decide to get on it.Download Azur Lane
The MMORPG by Com2uS where players delve into the beautiful world of Sky Arena draws a lot from gacha mechanics. It is about assembling a team of powerful monsters as you battle for victory in order to conquer the Sky Arena.
The game is the perfect blend of strategy, collection action, raid and creative crafting. This Com2uS’s title is for those who want to enjoy multiple gacha elements put in one.Download Summoners War
Specially meant for anime lovers, Epic Seven is truly inspired by the anime content which is expertly transformed into an action RPG. Although the game runs in a 2D animated world, the PvP content it has to offer will never disappoint you.
Recently, the devs added the World Arena feature that lets you compete in a 3v3 mode with players from all around the globe in real-time. Even if you are not a fan of anime, just trawl through the content and play a few matches, eventually, you will fall in love with this title.
We know what the best units for each area in Epic Seven are, so don't forget to consult the guide if you are playing the game. For new players, we have Epic Seven codes you can redeem for some awesome rewards.Download Epic Seven
This time we have a tower defence game where you are tasked with fighting a deadly virus or disease as you are part of a pharmaceutical organization. Sound interesting? It is and to make it even more intriguing, Arknights has also put out a lot of new improvement updates and remarkably enhanced the existing content.Download Arknights
Marvel Strike Force
Fans of the Marvel universe, this game is rightly made for you. Marvel Strike Force involves strategic combat, teamwork and of course stunning visuals. Just like the Marvel cartoons and movies, the animations used in the game are equally polished.
It features Doctor Strange, Loki, Venom, Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, and more from the Marvel gang. Additionally, you can also watch some of the clips from the original movie during the intense clashes.Download Marvel Strike Force
From the house of Nintendo, Dragalia Lost is an action RPG, which uses the gacha concept to add characters. It is all about slaying bosses and developing relationships with Dragons and also grants you a chance to transform yourself into one of these winged-beasts.
The game focuses on characters development and story evolution. You will often end up in various scary but adventurous situations without any prior notice. In a recent report, Nintendo revealed that the game has collected a whopping $100 million from both platforms.Download Dragalia Lost
A card battler title that was initially released in 2015 with Japanese voice lines but later received an English version. Fate/Grand Order features an organization called Chaldea, which declares a possible human extinction by the end of 2019.
The story evolves when a mysterious town in Japan appears on the radar of the organization. To find out more, the team from Chaldea is deployed to Earth to investigate more by going back in time.Download Fate/Grand Order
Tales of Erin
Tales of Erin is an epic Japanese story that has been transformed into a JRPG. Players get to experience a Divinity battle system with stunning visuals and soundtracks. Use your skills and perfect timing to tackle the bosses.
In-game you can summon 5 types of legendary heroes which include Dark, Wind, Light, Fire and Water. Along with the epic story, you get to experience the traditional gacha system as well.Download Tales of Erin
Fire Emblem: Heroes
Another entry from Nintendo in this list is Fire Emblem Heroes, which was originally released almost 25 years ago. Yes, this old game is still popular as a gacha title and is also receiving the frequent content update as Nintendo plans to keep it alive.
The game started with a few stages initially and as of now, it has more than 1300 of them. All the stages are accessible and new records are also stored individually. In order to develop or enhance your character, you will have to buy items with in-game currency.
If you start playing the game, don't forget to check the FEH tier list we made, it will help you pick the right heroes for the journey!Download Fire Emblem Heroes
This Japanese RPG is taking the hearts and souls of mobile gacha game fans for years now. Unlike some other titles on the list, this one has a rather compelling story, and the soundtrack will simply take your breath away. It themes over 100 music pieces performed by the orchestra mostly, making it as epic as you can imagine.
Another Eden was made by a few people that worked on a few legendary JRPGs including Chrono Cross and Chrono Trigger. Older fans will certainly appreciate that bit. It also features quests with characters from Persona 5, a real little gem to fulfill the gacha appetites to even the most famished fans of the genre.Download Tom Clancy's Elite Squad
Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia
Here comes one more title based on the Final Fantasy series. Just like the other titles based on the series, Opera Omnia also draws the gacha concept. The developers have made this game very user friendly, so if you are new to the RPG world, worry not, you can start with Opera Omnia.Download Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia
Lord of Heroes
For players who like JRPG, Lord of Heroes is about creating a perfect team and executing flawless strategies. In-game, you play as the monarch where you are tasked to rule and revolutionize the world.
The most interesting part of Lord of Heroes is that it doesn't require you to grind it constantly. This Android gacha game is designed in such a way that it progresses with very little effort.Download Lord of Heroes
Honkai Impact 3rd
Another title from miHoYo, Honkai Impact uses gacha concepts extensively when you decided to buy any item which includes weapons, costumes and so forth. However, the title is a typical Android gacha game and a bit P2W. Yes, Honkai Impact takes ages to level up the characters and ultimately compels you to spend money on it. It is a good time to try out the game as the latest version brought new content updates. Of course, we have a tier list of the best valkyries in Honkai Impact if you decide to play it, give it a good check. It will help you out, especially if you're a starter.Download Honkai Impact 3rd
Bleach: Brave Souls
Based on the popular anime, Bleach, the game is about 3D action in two modes, PvP and PvE. The title is extremely popular among the fans of the anime, as Klab has officially licensed the usage of characters from the anime.
So, in this game, you can play with the characters from 13 Court Guard Squads, the Espada, Xcution and the Stern Ritter. Brave Souls lets you experience Bleach’s story in a new way.Download Bleach Brave Souls
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
EA’s Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is a hit RPG, that begins with a classic choice that fans of the franchise will be familiar with. Do you want to follow the light or dark side of the force?.
Your ultimate team will be made up of elite light or dark side which will include famous characters from the Star Wars universe. On your way to conquering the galaxy, participate in Squad Cantina Battles, PvP Squad Arena, and Squad Tournaments.Download Star War: Galaxy of Heroes
RAID: Shadow Legends
While it's not your typical cutesy gacha RPG, RAID: Shadow Legends probably has one of the biggest hero pools in the entire universe. This game is nothing but gacha and upgrading characters, but with a rather dark twist. It has realistic graphics and sounds, and more than just a couple of tasks to keep you busy throughout the day.
From permanent events to time-limited ones, the game has a multitude of features that will most certainly satisfy any hero collector's papillae. If you do decide to check it out, make sure to read our RAID: Shadow Legends tier list so you know exactly which heroes to aim for, as well as our list of RAID: Shadow Legends codes to get the latest freebies!Download RAID: Shadow Legends