Action

These are action RPGs. They range from the in-depth to the hack’n’slash. Expect more grinding.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades

The Elder Scrolls: Blades

Long anticipated, the first iOS version of an Elder Scrolls game is finally here. The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a 3D dungeon crawler/town builder, where you do jobs and quests
Throne Quest

Throne Quest

Throne Quest is a "language-less, seamless open-world Action Role Playing Game (ARPG)": Delve into the adventurous world full of dungeons and forts, fighting 90 types of vicious monsters and search
Stories of Bethem - Full Moon

Stories of Bethem – Full Moon

Essentially a retro-style action RPG, Stories of Bethem has beautiful, bright graphics and there's a huge gameworld. The story is amusing and there's a huge variety of things to do,
evoland 2

Evoland 2

I wanted to love Evoland 2 because I adored the original instalment, Evoland, but unfortunately the sequel is as much of a platformer as an Action RPG - and it's
Oceanhorn

Oceanhorn

Oceanhorn: Monster of Unhcharted Seas is an enormously fun action adventure RPG, set in a colourful and sunny 3D world. The atmosphere of its gameworld really made the game for
Jade Empire

Jade Empire

Jade Empire is a game that I first played on Xbox, and greatly enjoyed. Set in ancient China, it's a 3D RPG with martial arts combat elements (fighting is realtime)
Cat Quest

Cat Quest

Cat Quest initially looked a bit "bouncy" for me, but it had such rave reviews that I gave it a go. Those reviews are well deserved - it's an amazingly
Postknight

Postknight

A side-scrolling button-mashing adventure, Postknight is a lot of fun with quite a bit of depth. There are four types of quests: story quests: these aren't too long, and unlock
9th Dawn II

9th Dawn II

Once again this is an absolutely superb, traditional RPG with hours and hours of gameplay. It is an amazing feat for a solo developer. That said, while it’s hugely enjoyable,
Exiled Kingdoms

Exiled Kingdoms

It’s hard to know where to start with a game like Exiled Kingdoms. Simply put: it’s the classic open-world Action RPG you’ve always dreamed of. It’s huge, and as an
Lowlander II: Lowerlander

Lowlander II: Lowerlander

Lowlander II: Lowerlander is the sequel to Lowlander, and is once more an absolutely wonderful retro RPG where you explore the (huge) world and save it from evil. There’s very
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Galaxy on Fire

Galaxy on Fire is a space-shooter RPG where you carry out different missions to earn credits to upgrade your ship and its weapons and shield. The graphics are very smooth,
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Rimelands: Hammer of Thor

Rimelands: Hammer of Thor is the first in a series of classic turn-based RPGs for the iPhone, with a beautiful open, "Oblivion-style" steampunk world. Hammer of Thor is set in
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Aralon: Sword and Shadow

Aralon: Sword and Shadow is a high-end RPG with a massive world and at least thirty hours gameplay. It's rich in features such as lockpicking, herb gathering and crafting, acquiring
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Secret of Mana

An iPhone/iPad update of the original 1993 Japanese game Holy Sword Legend 2, Secret of Mana is an action RPG offering dozens of hours of playing time. Control is passed
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Galaxy on Fire 2

Galaxy on Fire is a space-shooter RPG where you carry out different missions to earn credits to upgrade your ship and its weapons and shield, avoiding the evil alien race
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Quexlor: Lands of Fate

Quexlor is an old-school action RPG, built by a community of developers using the iPhone Game Kit. They've compared it to Zelda or Diablo. The team deliberately used royalty-free graphics,
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Mage Gauntlet

Mage Gauntlet is a wonderful, original action RPG designed for iOS, that is inspiredby 90s action RPGs such as Legend of Zelda. It deliberately has no fetch quests so players
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Space Miner: Platinum Edition

Described as a "3D space-faring action/RPG", Space Miner contains far more RPG elements than many more conventional, fantasy-themed games. There is combat, there are sidequests, loot, gold, experience, different types
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The Bard’s Tale

The Bard's Tale is an iOS port of the 2004 action RPG, itself based on an 1985 PC game. It's one of the biggest RPGs to arrive on the iPhone/iPad,
Ravensword: Shadowlands

Ravensword: Shadowlands

Ravensword: Shadowlands, the sequel to The Fallen King, is an epic 3D action RPG with stunning graphics and an amazing flight feature, which really adds to the game. Graphics and
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Twin Swords: Blade of the Phoenix

Twin Swords is a highly original and interestingly made action adventure RPG, with arcade elements. You control two heroes, swapping between them (sometimes one will automatically follow the other, sometimes
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Fairune

Fairune is a cute little retro-style puzzle action adventure, where you control an 8-bit sprite to level up, solve puzzles (eg traps, buttons) and eventually save the world. Movement is
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Knights of the Old Republic, aka KOTOR, is one of the biggest RPGs to arrive for iOS, and really shows how powerful the platform is now. Originally a 2003 Xbox
The Shadow Sun

The Shadow Sun

The Shadow Sun is an absolutely astoundingly beautiful RPG set in a desert kingdom of golden cities, sand and palm trees, with actual camels. Described as a "dark, heroic fantasy
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Lowlander

Lowlander is an absolutely wonderful retro RPG where you explore the world and save it from evil. It’s quite a linear game with no real character customisation but the strength
Evoland

Evoland

Evoland is a fascinating and unique RPG that progresses you through different graphics styles: from monochrome to full 3D graphics. It’s actually worth buying for those early stages alone, it’s
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Omber

Omber is an original action RPG set in a beautiful 3D world. Made by Zarista Games, the developers of expansions for the (2D, not even isometric) The Quest series, it’s
Temple of the Abyssal Winds

Temple of the Abyssal Winds

Temple of the Abyssal games is a wonderful retro-style Indie RPG that will appeal to fans of games like Spiderweb Software’s Avernum and Avadon series. Only available for iPad, which
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Bastion

This is an amazing game for those that like the Action genre. I had thought it would be more of a traditional, questing experience, but it’s more rushing around. It