Action

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

Swag and Sorcery

Swag and Sorcery

Swag and Sorcery is a new "streamlined RPG" from the creators of Graveyard Keeper. It involves hiring heroes and sending them out to different areas to kill monsters and come
Aralon: Forge and Flame

Aralon: Forge and Flame

The sequel to the no-longer-available Aralon: Sword and Shadow, Aralon: Forge and Flame is another high-end 3D open world RPG with plenty of exploration, quests, items and weapons. You can
Pascal's Wager

Pascal’s Wager

Pascal's Wager is a dark fantasy 3D action RPG with incredibly high end graphics. It's fully 3D and you play as different characters throughout, each with different weapon styles. The
Moonshades

Moonshades

Moonshades is a stunning indie dungeon crawler RPG that's made by someone who's a clear fan of the genre. It has everything you could want, with loads of loot and
Legend of Grimrock

Legend of Grimrock

A super fun old-style dungeon crawler with the sophisticated enhancements that modern graphics technology enables - "an oldschool heart but a modern execution" - Legend of Grimrock is a beautifully
The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands

The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands

The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands is an achingly beautiful game. It's set in a desolate yet beautiful looking world, and the change of light as the sun moves across the world
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
Secret of Mana

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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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
Space Miner: Platinum Edition

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
Fairune

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
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

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
Lowlander

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
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