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.

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
Dragon Quest 1 & 2

Dragon Quest 1 & 2

This is the iOS port of the original Dragon Quest game, so Dragon Quest 1. The iOS icon i is actually labelled "DQ1". I'm also adding Dragon Quest 2 to
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
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
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
xploquest

Xploquest 2

Xploquest 2 is the sequel to the wonderful retro RPG Xploquest. Once again you travel across the world fighting monsters and building up your stats and gold. The aim is
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
Xploquest

Xploquest

Xploquest is a wonderfully fun and well developed retro RPG where you travel across the land finding 10 keys to unlock the tower levels. The focus is on exploring and
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
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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
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Undercroft

This is a brilliant game, it's probably one of the best RPGs out there. It's similar to The Quest, but with slightly more colourful graphics, and is party-based rather than
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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
Yipe 5: Lite RPG - Attack of Idle Hands

Yipe 5: Lite RPG – Attack of Idle Hands

Yipe 5 is a wonderfully slick, retro-style RPG that continues on from the old Yipe quest games for Mac OS. It's great fun, quite challenging, with plenty of items to
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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
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Find the Treasure

Find the Treasure is a retro-style RPG that you can download for free, and later pay to unlock the full game. The graphics are cute and colourful, and the movement
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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
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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
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Ash

Ash is a classic JRPG or Japanese RPG which has enjoyed rave reviews. As with most JRPGs, you take on the role of pre-defined characters, rather than creating your own
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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
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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).
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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
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Silversword

Silversword is a party-based classic D&D-style RPG. It has been compared to The Bard's Tale and Wizardry. You can create a party of up to seven characters: six are pre-generated
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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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Sid Meier’s Pirates!

Sid Meier's Pirates! is an iOS port of the 1987 game, and it plays amazingly well on the iPhone. You are a pirate sailing around the Carribean, capturing ships and
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Symphony of Eternity

*This app does not support iOS 11, and unfortunately, there is no plan for it to be updated. So you can only use it on devices with iOS 10 or older.*
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Sage Fusion

Sage Fusion is described as a graphic novel adventure JRPG hybrid. The battles are RPG-like, though there's no level progression. It contains over 70 hand-drawn backgrounds and illustrations, with a
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Pixel Quest RPG

Pixel Quest RPG is described as a retro RPG game mixed with modern sandbox gameplay experience. The graphics are super cute, and the isometric world-view map is particularly neat. Essentially
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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
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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
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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
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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
9th Dawn

9th Dawn

9th Dawn is a huge, old-school style RPG - they compare it to Ultima - set in a vast game world. You play as a single play character, knight, archer
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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