June 22, 2021: Updated the best RPGs for Android phones and tablets

PC and console gamers have been enjoying RPGs for decades, it's one of the foundational genres for the video game medium. Because of this RPGs have thrived in the mobile space, with both Android and iOS being hot-beds of innovation for the genre.

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 fulfills 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 Role-Playing Games' mechanics being adopted into other types of games. Hit points, levels, stats, character developments - all can be found in a casual time-waster near you. Just head to the Google Play Store, download the one you like from the list and prepare to sink a bunch of hours in there!

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