Updated February 1, 2021: Article wording revisited.


PC and console gamers have been enjoying RPGs for decades. It's one of the foundational genres for the video game medium.

The offer of escaping into another world and embarking on a grand adventure is a compelling one, now more than ever. And no other genre fulfils that brief quite like a good RPG.

Thankfully, we can now all get our RPG fix on our phones. The advance in smartphone processing power and screen technology means that it's technically simple to render these vast worlds on our pocket devices.

Meanwhile, the huge success of the genre has seen RPG mechanics being adopted into other types of the games. Hit points, levels, stats, character developments - all can be found in a casual time waster near you.

The following list reflects that diversity, we hope. Can't se your favourite RPG in there? Let us know in the comments below.