Classic

These are classic RPGs, from old-school to modern. Lots of quests, enchanted equipment, interesting storylines and even moral challenges, and turn-based combat.

Paladin's Story: Fantasy RPG

Paladin’s Story: Fantasy RPG

[Review to come] Paladin's Story: Fantasy RPG is billed as a "classic RPG with a modern twist" which "offers old school roleplay experience, combined with snappy dialogue and timing-based combat".
Dragon Quest I-III

Dragon Quest I-III

These are the iOS ports of the original Dragon Quest game, so Dragon Quest I. The iOS icon is actually labelled "DQ1". I'm also adding Dragon Quest II and III
The Quest - Mithril Horde I & II

The Quest – Mithril Horde I & II

These are expansions for The Quest by Redshift, and they are all incredibly detailed, fully-featured classic role playing games. They can all be played as standalone games, but to play
Queen's Wish

Queen’s Wish

Queen's Wish is the first game by classic RPG devs Spiderweb Software to be released for iPhone as well as iPad. Like all Spiderweb games it's open world, with dozens
Wanderer of Lifetimes

Wanderer of Lifetimes

Wanderer of Lifetimes is a role playing game set in an "Eastern-inspired land" where the rules of life and death are governed by the cycle of karma. The player sets out
The Greater Good

The Greater Good

The Greater Good is a "stylised, throwback, turn-based RPG" featuring unique graphics and an original, explosive soundtrack (from electronic producer EnrightBeats). It's inspired by classic turn-based RPGs of the 16-bit era
Fateful Lore

Fateful Lore

Fateful Lore is a retro-inspired, 8-bit RPG with turn-based battles, inspired by classic JRPGs such as Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. There's a huge open world to explore, numerous optional
Doom & Destiny Advanced

Doom & Destiny Advanced

Doom & Destiny Advanced is an absolutely brilliant RPG - managing to be both classic and highly feature-rich and original. Four heroes - "a pastafarian cleric, a wizard, a barbarian
Castle of White Night

Castle of White Night

Castle of White Night is another retro-pixel graphic RPG from Game Stew (devs of the amazing Tower of Fortune series). This latest game isn't a hybrid but a true dungeon-crawler.
Wasco

Wasco

Wasco is a lovely little RPG - it's just a shame it's not longer. It's a deliberately ultra-retro style sci-fi themed JRPG, where you play as a robot that has
The Quest: Hero of Lukomorye I-V

The Quest: Hero of Lukomorye I-V

These are expansions for The Quest by Redshift, and they are all incredibly detailed, fully-featured classic role playing games. They can all be played as standalone games, but to play
The Quest - Basilisk's Eye

The Quest – Basilisk’s Eye

Basilisk's Eye is the latest HD expansion for The Quest. It features "an exotic world where basilisks, camels, elephants, tigers, scorpions, snakes and vicious roosters, as well as fabulous monsters
Siege of Dragonspear

Siege of Dragonspear

Siege of Dragonspear is an "an epic Baldur’s Gate tale, filled with with intrigue, magic, and monsters" with around 30-hours of gameplay. Amazingly, despite all the intricacies of the Baldur's
The Legend of Ipsae

The Legend of Ipsae

The Legend of Ipsae was originally called the Legend of Gaia. It's a JRPG with a lot of lore and backstory by Spectacled Bear Games. The graphics are really slick
Merchant RPG

Merchant RPG

Merchant RPG is a fun little game which is all about crafting and equipping various heroes who farm more materials for you. You also need to generate gold by selling
Devil Shard

Devil Shard

Devil Shard is an amazing match-3 RPG from Game Stew, the devs of the very popular Tower of Fortune series as well as Hell Raider. This time instead of a
Dragon Quest 5

Dragon Quest 5

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride is a beautifully polished iOS port of the 1992 Nintendo/SNES JRPG. It has a long, engaging and quite moving story. You also
Pixelot

Pixelot

Pixelot is a brilliant little game, and hopefully the first of many more RPGs by this talented indie dev. It's enormous fun and very slick, and I loved the fact
The Quest - Celtic trilogy

The Quest – Celtic trilogy

These are expansions for The Quest by Redshift, and they are all incredibly detailed, fully-featured classic role playing games. They can all be played as standalone games, but to play
Hell Raider - Wheel of Fate

Hell Raider – Wheel of Fate

Hell Raider - Wheel of Fate is a marvellous game from the Tower of Fortune devs. This time the mechanic is a wheel-of-fortune type device where you have to stop
The Quest: Caerworn Castle

The Quest: Caerworn Castle

Caerworn Castle is the latest HD expansion for The Quest. Set in Wales in 1600, it contains 75 quests. Caerworn Castle is haunted by ghosts and demons and in desperate need
Amethlion

Amethlion

Amethlion is a wonderful game, a retro-style indie RPG where you can "explore, craft and survive". The story is about unravelling the mysteries of a lost race, but there are
The Quest: Macha's Curse

The Quest: Macha’s Curse

Macha's Curse is the latest HD expansion for The Quest. It features a rich story, based on Celtic mythology, where you'll need to explore, solve quests and kill plenty of
Pixel Dungeon

Pixel Dungeon

Pixel Dungeon is a feature-rich, retro rogue-like where you need to work your way down 25 randomly generated dungeon levels to find the Amulet of Yendor. The graphics are lovely
Baldur's Gate I & II

Baldur’s Gate I & II

Baldur's Gate and Baldur's GateII: Enhanced Edition are the remakes of the 1998 RPG Baldur's Gate and its 1999 expansion pack Tales of the Sword Coast, and the sequel Baldur's Gate
Tower of Fortune 3

Tower of Fortune 3

Tower of Fortune has gone full colour for the third instalment of the series, and it looks beautiful while keeping the overall retro style. There's still the tavern with its
Tower of Fortune 2

Tower of Fortune 2

Tower of Fortune 2, the sequel to Tower of Fortune, is a role playing game with combat mechanics drawn from slot machines. You’ll need to earn money to progress, by
Royal Bounty Remastered

Royal Bounty Remastered

Royal Bounty HD was crafted for the lovers of old adventure RPGs like King’s Bounty (1990). This game has a little bit of a patchy history, being removed (without reason)
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MazeQuest – An Adventure RPG

MazeQuest is a marvellous, retro-style game where you explore and loot your way through five different lands. Most lands are quite maze-like, but one of the best features are teleport
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Galaxy of Pen & Paper

A follow up to the hugely popular and innovative Knights of Pen & Paper, Galaxy of Pen & Paper is a turn-based, space-themed meta RPG about a group of players rolling
The Quest: Thor’s Hammer HD

The Quest: Thor’s Hammer HD

Thor’s Hammer is an entry level expansion for The Quest HD. This expansion has been designed for low-level players, and it’s recommended to start with a newly created party.The story is
Vay

Vay

This party-based RPG first came out in 1994 and is described as a cult classic. It's a linear story with no character customisation, but the graphics are very cute and
QuestLord

QuestLord

QuestLord is a retro-style RPG, billed as a dungeon crawler, but its wide gameworld, quests and single, overarching story make it much more of a fully-realised, classic RPG. You take
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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is the highly anticipated remake of the 1998 RPG Baldur's Gate and its 1999 expansion pack Tales of the Sword Coast. Baldur's Gate is a party-based
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Across Age HD

Across Age is a classic 2D action RPG in the style of Zelda. It claims to offer fifteen hours of gameplay, with cut scenes. It includes some puzzles, apparently you'll
RPG Quest - Minimæ

RPG Quest – Minimæ

RPG Quest - Minimæ or Minimae, in case people are googling that, is a "neo-retro" RPG in the tradition of classic 8-bit RPGs. It has a large world with open
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Monster RPG 2

Monster RPG 2 is a classic fantasy quest RPG that takes a "simple village" across continents and worlds. It's turn-based, and claims plenty of plot twists and secrets. There are
Dink Smallwood

Dink Smallwood

Dink Smallwood is an iOS port of the classic 1997 RPG. Surreal humour is one of its unique features. You play as Dink, a pig farmer, who is "thrust into
Doom II RPG

Doom II RPG

While Doom is traditionally considered a FPS/first person shooter, Doom II RPG has more of a focus on strategy and exploration. Combat is turn-based, and the game also features puzzles.
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7 Stories

7 Stories is a lovely little classic RPG with a nice slick feel and clear, bright graphics. You pick your main character from one of seven pre-designed characters: the original
Dawn of Magic

Dawn of Magic

Dawn of Magic is a wonderful old-school JRPG that is nicely balanced, it doesn't need too much grinding (except to get to a high enough level to use certain equipment).
Book of Heroes

Book of Heroes

Book of Heroes is an online but single player classic RPG. It has turn-based combat. You get a maximum of twelve "charges" which you use to do quests or to
Adventure Bar Story

Adventure Bar Story

Adventure Bar Story is best described as a SIM RPG - you progress the story by running a restaurant and cooking different recipes for it. Each day you choose a
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Brigands and Barbarians

Brigands and Barbarians is an old-school adventure where you have to cleanse the map of monsters. You pick one of four classes: a Brigand, Barbarian, Archer or Sorceress, and stat
Tower of Fortune

Tower of Fortune

Tower of Fortune is a role playing game with combat mechanics drawn from slot machines. You'll need to earn money to progress, by microtransactions or fighting monsters. There are four
Sorceria 1: The Mad Doctor

Sorceria 1: The Mad Doctor

Sorceria is an original RPG from the developers of the innovative RPG name generator/RPG board game. The name generation is built into Sorceria, so while you can't choose your party
Knights of Pen & Paper

Knights of Pen & Paper

Knights of Pen & Paper has been described as "role playing in its purest form". It's a retro-style RPG where you get to control both players and dungeon master, and
Eve of the Genesis

Eve of the Genesis

Eve of the Genesis is a well done JRPG with the typical pre-defined characters and cut-scene combat, and very nice, bright graphics. The reflections of the team members in water
Final Fantasy I-V

Final Fantasy I-V

From Wikipedia: Final Fantasy is a science fiction and fantasy media franchise created by Hironobu Sakaguchi, and developed and owned by Square Enix (formerly Square). The franchise centers on a series
Nameless: the Hackers RPG

Nameless: the Hackers RPG

Nameless is a brilliant graphic novel/JRPG-style game that has been custom built for the touchscreen iPhone, so is very slick and responsive and perfect for playing with one hand. You
Gurk III - the 8-bit RPG

Gurk III – the 8-bit RPG

Gurk III is an ultra retro 1980s style RPG (Gurk I and Gurk II aren’t available for iOS). It’s a very big, long game with over 50 dungeon levels, 125
Avernum series

Avernum series

Spiderweb Software makes traditional role-playing games with hundreds of quests, and open world exploration. Combat is turn-based, but many encounters are unique and require careful strategy as enemies have different
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Avadon: The Black Fortress

Spiderweb Software's Avadon: The Black Fortress is a huge and detailed game that features extensive quests and moral choices. You start out by serving Redbeard, head of the Black Fortress,
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Avadon 2: The Corruption

Spiderweb Software's Avadon 2: The Corruption is a sequel to its amazing game Avadon: The Black Fortress. Like all Spiderweb games, it’s a huge and detailed classic RPG with zillions
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Avadon 3: The Warborn

Spiderweb Software’s Avadon 3: The Warborn is a sequel to its amazing game Avadon 2: The Corruption. Like all Spiderweb games, it’s a huge and detailed classic RPG with zillions
Dungeons of Chaos

Dungeons of Chaos

A retro RPG treat - an absolute must-play for fans of the genre. There’s a huge amount of item types and the opportunity to evolve your class. The devs are
Ackeron Darksun

Ackeron Darksun

An amazing sci-fi themed RPG, highly original with heaps to do and upgrade, and a truly engaging storyline. Progress is a bit fits-and-starts, this is a very hard game in
The Quest: Lost Archipelagos

The Quest: Lost Archipelagos

Lost Archipelagos is another expansion for the excellent The Quest game. As with all the expansions, you can also play it completely stand-alone, without needing to buy The Quest if
The Quest - Cursed Chess Set

The Quest – Cursed Chess Set

Cursed Chess Set is another expansion for the excellent The Quest game. As with all the expansions, you can also play it completely stand-alone, without needing to buy The Quest
The Quest - Asteroids trilogy

The Quest – Asteroids trilogy

These are expansions for The Quest by Redshift, and they are all incredibly detailed, fully-featured classic role playing games. They can all be played as standalone games, but to play
The Quest: Islands of Ice & Fire

The Quest: Islands of Ice & Fire

This is the first expansion for The Quest. It can be played stand-alone or installed into the original game. Importing your character from The Quest is a breeze. It's a
The Quest HD

The Quest HD

This 3D single-player RPG by Redshift came out for Palm OS and other devices some years ago. It's so great that even if you played it back then, it's worth
The Quest: Dragon Jade

The Quest: Dragon Jade

Dragon Jade is a medium level expansion for The Quest. It's officially recommended to be around Level 21 to play it. The story is set in mythical Ancient China, where
The Quest: Cursed Stone

The Quest: Cursed Stone

Cursed Stone is a low to medium level expansion for The Quest. It's officially recommended to be around Level 16 to play it. The story is set in a new