Updated February 1, 2021: New entries added

As far as mobile gaming has come over the past decade, we still don't naturally associated the role playing game genre with portable play.

RPGs, as they're more commonly known, are typically seen as the preserve of console and PC gamers. And with 100-hour run times and labyrinthine combat systems, it's not hard to see why.

But there are a couple of factors in the mobile RPG boom. One thing is simply the capabilities of modern smartphones. With laptop-level processing power and larger, sharper displays, your modern flagship phone can accommodate these complex worlds with ease.

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For another thing, RPGs have become way more diverse than before. Yes, there are plenty of straight RPG ports on iOS, but RPG mechanics now find their way into all sorts of unexpected places.

We've sought to reflect this diversity in the following list. You'll see that plenty of classic RPGs, JRPGs, and tactical RPGs have made the cut. But there are plenty of original mobile-focused experiences too.

We're all RPG players these days, whether we realise it or not.

What's that? You don't see your favourite mobile RPG on the list? Sorry about that. But while 25 sounds like a pretty long list, we know for a fact we've left a whole bunch of stone-cold RPG greats off. Let us know about your own mobile RPG favourites in the comments below.