The 15 Best New Mobile MMORPGs to Play in 2020
I’ve actually been enjoying this genre a little more recently. I’ve come across some absolutely amazing MMOs and RPGs both – prompting me to go ahead and do a “top list” on the best Mobile MMORPGs currently available in 2020.
This is going to be completely based off of my own personal experience with going on over 100 games over the last year, and I know there’ll be various viewers that will no doubt disagree with some of the games I include but.. this is a list of games that I enjoyed enough to share.
If you think there’s an MMO that’s missing, an MMO you believe should definitely be included, then please, by all means, drop a comment and let me know.
I’m slowly working through as many games as I can and this list is purely based off of games that I’ve personally played, and I know there are a ton I haven’t but need to.
So go ahead and list some in the comment section below and I’ll do my best to play through them and include videos on them on the channel!
Rangers of Oblivion
Rangers of Oblivion is a 3D MMORPG from GTarcade. They’re the team behind Era of Celestials and League of Angels – both terrible games yet somehow Rangers of Oblivion defies the norm.
Not only does Rangers of Oblivion provide some of the best 3D character customization I’ve come across in a mobile title, but it’s also got some fantastic combat, an interesting class system, a focus on story and actually seems closer to a game like Monster Hunter than a traditional open-world MMO.
Since you run instances, from what I could tell over the course of what I played and that’s pretty different to the norm in terms of mobile MMOs.
Graphically, this might be one of the better MMOs currently available.
Alright, so I’m gonna go ahead and just refer to Sword Art Online: Integral Factor as “Integral Factor” so I don’t waste 10 seconds every time I mention the name of the game.
Integral Factor is an Anime MMORPG from Bandai Namco. If you don’t know who they are as a developer… then you’re not much of an RPG fan are you?
This is probably the closest thing you’ll get to a Sword Art MMO in all honesty, and is an incredibly accurate alternate retelling of the events of the Anime.
Not only does it look, visually like you’re actually existing within the world the Anime is set in, but it feels the same way. And don’t get me started on how much fun the character creator is – which for an Anime MMO is about as good as it gets.
Sword Art Online: Integral Factor
If you weren’t already aware.. Phantasy Star Online 2 currently has their very first closed beta running for Xbox One players. The beta began on February 7th and will continue through the weekend until February 8th.
PC players have been promised the game later through this year, and other platforms like the PS4 will also have a release.. at an undisclosed time.
The game will be fully voice acted in English with the option of swapping between English and Japanese languages, and interestingly, players will retain all of their progress through the beta test period when the game officially launches.
Finally, interestingly enough, the user manual for the game has confirmed that PSO2 will also be launching onto Steam, for players that would prefer to use Steam as the platform of their choice with which to play the game.
Much like Toram Online, Avabel Online is an older Anime MMORPG from Asobimo. Unlike Toram though, Avabel really doesn’t offer much – if any, really, customization over your character.
Avabel, though, provides quite a large selection of classes to choose between – and unlike Toram, is also a little more auto-play friendly. I know some of you are very against auto-play, much like I am and that’s why honestly I ended up preferring Toram over Avabel.
While there is a story within Avabel, it’s much less of a focal point than most other Asobimo titles I’ve played.
Dawn of Isles
I’m not traditionally a fan of Chinese MMOs – neither for PC nor for Mobile devices. Yet Dawn of Isles, an MMORPG from Netease Games is perhaps one of the best Mobile MMOs I’ve ever played.
Not only does the game have ridiculous character creation, but it combines both the MMO and survival genres together to create something truly remarkable.
This game actually has quite an incredibly detailed story, a beautiful graphical style that I haven’t really seen in other games, and honestly, I could probably go on about how good the game is.
If you have yet to try it out then you’re definitely missing out as you won’t find another experience like it.
Era of Legends
It’s rare to see an MMO released by a non-Asian company, but here we have Era of Legends – an MMO by 101XP LIMITED – a Russian publisher who also simultaneously publishes the Jade Dynasty Mobile game.
Era of Legends doesn’t look anything like your traditional South Korean or Chinese MMOs, instead, looking quite similar to World of Warcraft. Even the armor that NPCs have equipped is reminiscent of WoW.
And don’t even get me started on the classes. It’s obvious what they were going for when making the game and, I guess, if you’ve ever been interested in a mobile World of Warcraft this might be the closest thing you’ll ever get.
Dragon Raja is probably the best looking Mobile MMORPG I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing.
Not only does it have an incredibly extensive character creator, but it’s one of the few mobile MMOs that offers full flexibility when choosing your class.
Yup, no gender locked races, no gender locked classes. Dragon Raja is from the Archosaur Games team, responsible for World of Kings, which admittedly is nowhere near as good of a game.
Not only does Dragon Raja have some of the best graphics in the genre, but it also has some of the best combat – coupled with a futuristic fantasy setting and a deep story that provides you choices that alter how cutscenes play out.. I’m honestly surprised a game like this exists on mobile devices.
Alchemia Story is probably my favorite Asobimo MMORPG. Not only does it have my favorite graphical style out of any of their games, but much like their previous titles, it’s also absolutely packed with story.
The character creator is pretty extensive in terms of Anime MMO, and you’re given the option of not only creating your own character, but your companion as well. I recall Mrs Stix having a little too much fun with this.
Interestingly though – I haven’t really talked about combat in any of these games because they’re all either traditional tab-target or they’re free-aim action, but Alchemia Story is actually a turn-based combat MMO with battles actually taking place in a separate loading screen.
This is rare to do and makes it feel much more like a JRPG than an MMORPG but honestly, it isn’t unwelcome.
Iruna Online is yet another Anime MMO from Asobimo. Yes, I’m a fan of Asobimo MMOs but that’s because, despite South Korea developing better looking games, they’re all more or less copy>pasted soulless clones of one another.
Iruna Online is a much older MMO and while it does show its age a little bit, it also provides more customization over your character and your class than the majority of Asobimo’s other titles.
It does look and feel a little bit like an old PS1 game but PS1 RPGs are some of my favorite.
There doesn’t seem to be nearly as much story as some of their other titles, and honestly the game has a lot less hand holding than their more recent games as well but the difficulty just made the game more fun as it required you invest time into trying to learn the game.
Black Desert Mobile
Black Desert Mobile is perhaps one of the most popular MMORPGs on mobile devices, with over a quarter million rating of 4* or above on the Google Play Store alone. Obviously the game is from Pearl Abyss, the very same people behind Black Desert for PC.
While Black Desert Mobile definitely captures some of what made Black Desert so popular – its impressive combat system, it’s unparalleled character customization, it still feels more or less like any other mobile MMO.
Graphically, this game is gorgeous, but instead of being a large, mobile sandbox world with a focus on grinding like its parent game, it instead plays out much like any traditional mobile MMO. So while it does nothing to stand out from the genre of already established games, it’s still a solid title for what it is.
SoulWorker ZERO is a mobile iteration of the hub-based Anime MMO Soul Worker Online from Aprogen Games. I believe this is their very first and quite possibly only title.
Much like its parent game on the PC, instead of having a large, open world filled with content to partake of and areas to explore, instead you exist within a small hub and take missions, run instances and progress the story along which is the only way to actually unlock new content.
While the graphics are definitely pretty good for a mobile title and the combat tries its best to replicate the PC experience, it’s still a far cry from how beautiful Soul Worker played and looked. Nevertheless, this is probably one of the better games of its kind, honestly.
Aura Kingdom 2
Aura Kingdom 2 is actually a newly released Anime MMORPG from X-Legend Entertainment, the team behind… well, this is pretty much the only globally released mobile game from them.
Where mobile games are traditionally nowhere near as good looking as their PC predecessors, Aura Kingdom 2 actually looks significantly better than its PC iteration.
Both the world itself and the character creation especially look absolutely incredible considering the game this was based on. The only issue I found with the game was that it was very heavily auto-play, which is a commonly reoccurring theme with mobile MMOs.
Honestly, if you were – or are a fan of Aura Kingdom, then I can assure you this is definitely an improvement overall.
Aurcus Online is the final MMO from Asobimo, don’t worry. Unlike several of their other titles though, Aurcus isn’t an Anime themed game instead, taking more of an older Lineage-styled fantasy route.
I know that visually, Asobimo games, for the most part aren’t really much to look at – I do. But some of the most popular PC MMOs, RuneScape and World of Warcraft look nowhere near as good as games like Final Fantasy XIV or Guild Wars 2 yet still retain such a large population.
This is because while yes they’re graphically inferior, they’re such good games that they’re worth investing time into regardless of how they look, and the fact that Asobimo titles are still so popular should be a testament to that.
Perfect World Mobile
If you’re a fan of Perfect World then you’re going to love Perfect World Mobile. It’s a brand new MMORPG from Perfect World Games, the team behind… well, Perfect World Mobile and Dragonborn Knight, which I’ve actually never heard of.
But I’m a Perfect World International vet and spent over 2 years playing on the Sanctuary server, and let me tell you.. this game is gorgeous.
While Perfect World International is known to have one of the best creators in the MMO scene, Perfect World Mobile does its best to replicate that providing a solid tool with which to customize your character.
And while the PC iteration of the game is one of the largest games I’ve played in terms of actual world, the mobile port condenses that into a much smaller, much easier to navigate experience.
While at its core it doesn’t do much to innovate the mobile MMO genre, it’s one of the best mobile recreations of a PC title I’ve probably seen, even more faithful than the Black Desert, TERA, Blade & Soul or Aion mobile titles.
Sky: Children of Light
Sky: Children of Light is arguably one of the best Mobile MMORPGs on the device. It’s developed and published by the very same dev team that brought you Journey, and has gone down as being one of the highest rated MMOs currently available.
I can verbally express how much of an amazing experience this game is, with its unparalleled, gorgeous graphical style, its depth, its story, the sheer amount of exploration and content to get through.
This is a marvel to play through and if you haven’t played it, you’re doing the genre a disservice as you probably won’t find a better game like this out there.
Granted, if you’re a fan of combat this might turn you off as it’s a little lacking in terms of finding enemies to do battle with.
And there we have it. 15 Mobile MMORPGs I think you should definitely give a look if you’re looking for something to play with all that spare time you no doubt have.