Free games

This is a page to list free iOS RPGs. Zero IAP is as it sounds, absolutely no IAP at all. Good IAP refers to IAP that gets something decent/permanent, like unlocking a new character type or a really useful tool, but is not a requirement to play the game successfully. Demo IAP is when you can play the start of the game for free, but must pay to unlock the full-game.

Alternatively, for a list of premium games with zero IAP, click here for Macrobot.com, a search engine for “pay once” App Store games.

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All FREE games

Zero IAP

Good IAP

Untold RPG

Untold RPG

Text-based dark fantasy adventure with real-time combat
Orna: Turn based GPS RPG

Orna: Turn based GPS RPG

Geocaching monster-hunting & fighting RPG with 8-bit graphics
Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact

Huge, beautiful 3D open-world fantasy JRPG with spectacular graphics
Swarm of Destiny: Fantasy Idle

Swarm of Destiny: Fantasy Idle

Fun, fantasy-themed idle RPG with crystal mining and witches
Archlion Saga

Archlion Saga

Pocket-size retro-style JRPG with 2-4 hours gameplay
RPG Dragon Lapis

RPG Dragon Lapis

Retro-style JPRG with interesting growth plate job/stat system
Labyrinth Legen‪d‬

Labyrinth Legen‪d‬

Loot-focused action RPG with charming pixel-art graphics
Survival Island 1&‪2

Survival Island 1&‪2

Superbly-made island survival RPG with retro graphics
Quest Hunter

Quest Hunter

Wonderful isometric action RPG with treasure digging and secrets
Harvest Town - Pixel Sim RPG

Harvest Town – Pixel Sim RPG

Stardew Valley clone that adds features but also IAP
Survival RPG 3:Lost in time 2d

Survival RPG 3:Lost in time 2d

Retro RPG that combines foraging and crafting with exploration and fighting
Kingdom Adventures

Kingdom Adventures

Richly-featured Kairosoft SIM crippled by gacha & IAP
Path of Adventure

Path of Adventure

Gamebook-style RPG with procedurally generated dungeons
Survival RPG 2:Temple ruins 2d

Survival RPG 2:Temple ruins 2d

Retro RPG that combines foraging and crafting with exploration and fighting
Survival RPG: Lost treasure 2d

Survival RPG: Lost treasure 2d

Retro RPG with exploration, fighting, foraging and crafting
Paladin's Story: Fantasy RPG

Paladin’s Story: Fantasy RPG

Classic open world RPG with text-based story and 150+ quests
Soda Dungeon 2

Soda Dungeon 2

Dungeon-raiding RPG with extensive autoplay/idle features
OneBit Adventure

OneBit Adventure

Rogue-like 8-bit dungeon crawler with numerous classes
Wanderer of Lifetimes

Wanderer of Lifetimes

Eastern-inspired RPG combining text-adventure and 2D exploration
Raven's Path

Raven’s Path

Real-time tactical RPG featuring hand-drawn pixel art
Fateful Lore

Fateful Lore

Retro-inspired, 8-bit RPG with beautiful pixel art and nostalgic adventure
Moonshades

Moonshades

Stunning indie dungeon crawling RPG, feature rich and immersive
TAP! DIG! MY MUSEUM!

TAP! DIG! MY MUSEUM!

Great fun, unusual little RPG Sim set in a museum
Merchant RPG

Merchant RPG

Material farming, crafting and levelling RPG with tactical party selection
Quest Town Saga

Quest Town Saga

Kairosoft hybrid SIM-town builder-RPG with monster collecting
Beastie Bay

Beastie Bay

Brilliant Kairosoft monster catching RPG, island exploration and town sim
The Elder Scrolls: Blades

The Elder Scrolls: Blades

Flawless, HD graphics and lots of questing with the first Elders Scroll game for iOS
Amethlion

Amethlion

Superb indie retro-style RPG with crafting
Stories of Bethem - Full Moon

Stories of Bethem – Full Moon

Retro action RPG, huge gameworld but very tricky
Tiny Dice Dungeon

Tiny Dice Dungeon

Wonderfully original dice roll RPG with monster-catching feature
Good Knight Story

Good Knight Story

Slick match-3 fighter puzzle RPG with 125 levels
Cross  Fingers

Cross Fingers

Wonderful slide block puzzle that's like Twister for your fingers
Little Alchemy 2

Little Alchemy 2

Fun crafting game with hundreds of elements to discover and combine
The Battle of Polytopia

The Battle of Polytopia

Flawless fun, endlessly replayable exploration strategy game similar to Civilisation
Two Dots

Two Dots

Flawless puzzler with 1,300+ perfectly crafted levels and exquisite graphics
Cardinal Quest 2

Cardinal Quest 2

Cute little roguelike with lots of rich features
Postknight

Postknight

Fun button-mashing side-scrolling RPG with good depth
TacWars

TacWars

Spirited match-3 puzzle RPG with cartoon-style artwork
Exiled Kingdoms

Exiled Kingdoms

Huge, flawless, isometric RPG, among the best iOS games ever
Dawn of Crafting

Dawn of Crafting

Deep and slick crafting RPG with hours of gameplay
Sword of Fargoal

Sword of Fargoal

iOS port of classic 1982 dungeon crawler
iPhone Screenshot 3

Pocket Legends

3D MMORPG, very friendly, lively and well established
Choice of the Dragon

Choice of the Dragon

Interactive adventure, text RPG hybrid, satirical
iPhone Screenshot 1

Choice of Broadsides

nteractive adventure, text RPG hybrid, quite replayable
Dink Smallwood

Dink Smallwood

iOS port of classic 1997 RPG with surreal humour
Solomon's Boneyard

Solomon’s Boneyard

Dungeon crawler dual-stick shooter hybrid, endless survival
Aralon: Sword and Shadow

Aralon: Sword and Shadow

High-end 3D RPG with huge world, 30 hours gameplay
Galaxy on Fire 2

Galaxy on Fire 2

Superb space shooter RPG, trading system, original plot
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Mage Gauntlet

Original action RPG with quirky, arcade-style feel
Dawn of Magic

Dawn of Magic

Great old-school JRPG, with crisp colourful graphics
Book of Heroes

Book of Heroes

Online RPG, recharging turn-based combat
Space Miner: Platinum Edition

Space Miner: Platinum Edition

Wonderful 3D space-faring action RPG
Sorceria 1: The Mad Doctor

Sorceria 1: The Mad Doctor

Quirky original classic RPG, retro-style & randomised
King Cashing 2

King Cashing 2

Comic-book styled slots-based RPG with rich strategy
Fairune

Fairune

Slick action-puzzler RPG with retro 8-bit feel
Soda Dungeon

Soda Dungeon

Addictive & quirky dungeon leveller with fun features
High Sea Saga

High Sea Saga

Kairosoft exploration & conquer RPG with controversial IAP
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Bastion

Fast-paced action RPG, felt similar to Torchlight
Rogue Wizards

Rogue Wizards

Beautiful rogue-lite dungeon crawler with town buildling
Swarm of Destiny: Fantasy Idle

Swarm of Destiny: Fantasy Idle

Fun, fantasy-themed idle RPG with crystal mining and witches
Wanderer of Lifetimes

Wanderer of Lifetimes

Eastern-inspired RPG combining text-adventure and 2D exploration
Fateful Lore

Fateful Lore

Retro-inspired, 8-bit RPG with beautiful pixel art and nostalgic adventure
Amethlion

Amethlion

Superb indie retro-style RPG with crafting
TacWars

TacWars

Spirited match-3 puzzle RPG with cartoon-style artwork
Dink Smallwood

Dink Smallwood

iOS port of classic 1997 RPG with surreal humour
Sorceria 1: The Mad Doctor

Sorceria 1: The Mad Doctor

Quirky original classic RPG, retro-style & randomised
Fairune

Fairune

Slick action-puzzler RPG with retro 8-bit feel

Demo IAP

Untold RPG

Untold RPG

Text-based dark fantasy adventure with real-time combat
Path of Adventure

Path of Adventure

Gamebook-style RPG with procedurally generated dungeons
OneBit Adventure

OneBit Adventure

Rogue-like 8-bit dungeon crawler with numerous classes
Raven's Path

Raven’s Path

Real-time tactical RPG featuring hand-drawn pixel art
Stories of Bethem - Full Moon

Stories of Bethem – Full Moon

Retro action RPG, huge gameworld but very tricky
Exiled Kingdoms

Exiled Kingdoms

Huge, flawless, isometric RPG, among the best iOS games ever
iPhone Screenshot 3

Bastion

Fast-paced action RPG, felt similar to Torchlight

Game Club

Sword of Fargoal

Sword of Fargoal

iOS port of classic 1982 dungeon crawler
Aralon: Sword and Shadow

Aralon: Sword and Shadow

High-end 3D RPG with huge world, 30 hours gameplay
iPhone Screenshot 4

Mage Gauntlet

Original action RPG with quirky, arcade-style feel
Space Miner: Platinum Edition

Space Miner: Platinum Edition

Wonderful 3D space-faring action RPG
King Cashing 2

King Cashing 2

Comic-book styled slots-based RPG with rich strategy
Orna: Turn based GPS RPG

Orna: Turn based GPS RPG

Geocaching monster-hunting & fighting RPG with 8-bit graphics
Archlion Saga

Archlion Saga

Pocket-size retro-style JRPG with 2-4 hours gameplay
RPG Dragon Lapis

RPG Dragon Lapis

Retro-style JPRG with interesting growth plate job/stat system
Labyrinth Legen‪d‬

Labyrinth Legen‪d‬

Loot-focused action RPG with charming pixel-art graphics
Survival Island 1&‪2

Survival Island 1&‪2

Superbly-made island survival RPG with retro graphics
Survival RPG 3:Lost in time 2d

Survival RPG 3:Lost in time 2d

Retro RPG that combines foraging and crafting with exploration and fighting
Survival RPG 2:Temple ruins 2d

Survival RPG 2:Temple ruins 2d

Retro RPG that combines foraging and crafting with exploration and fighting
Survival RPG: Lost treasure 2d

Survival RPG: Lost treasure 2d

Retro RPG with exploration, fighting, foraging and crafting
Paladin's Story: Fantasy RPG

Paladin’s Story: Fantasy RPG

Classic open world RPG with text-based story and 150+ quests
Soda Dungeon 2

Soda Dungeon 2

Dungeon-raiding RPG with extensive autoplay/idle features
Moonshades

Moonshades

Stunning indie dungeon crawling RPG, feature rich and immersive
TAP! DIG! MY MUSEUM!

TAP! DIG! MY MUSEUM!

Great fun, unusual little RPG Sim set in a museum
Merchant RPG

Merchant RPG

Material farming, crafting and levelling RPG with tactical party selection
Quest Town Saga

Quest Town Saga

Kairosoft hybrid SIM-town builder-RPG with monster collecting
Beastie Bay

Beastie Bay

Brilliant Kairosoft monster catching RPG, island exploration and town sim
Little Alchemy 2

Little Alchemy 2

Fun crafting game with hundreds of elements to discover and combine
The Battle of Polytopia

The Battle of Polytopia

Flawless fun, endlessly replayable exploration strategy game similar to Civilisation
Cardinal Quest 2

Cardinal Quest 2

Cute little roguelike with lots of rich features
Postknight

Postknight

Fun button-mashing side-scrolling RPG with good depth
Dawn of Crafting

Dawn of Crafting

Deep and slick crafting RPG with hours of gameplay
Choice of the Dragon

Choice of the Dragon

Interactive adventure, text RPG hybrid, satirical
iPhone Screenshot 1

Choice of Broadsides

nteractive adventure, text RPG hybrid, quite replayable
Solomon's Boneyard

Solomon’s Boneyard

Dungeon crawler dual-stick shooter hybrid, endless survival
Galaxy on Fire 2

Galaxy on Fire 2

Superb space shooter RPG, trading system, original plot
Soda Dungeon

Soda Dungeon

Addictive & quirky dungeon leveller with fun features
High Sea Saga

High Sea Saga

Kairosoft exploration & conquer RPG with controversial IAP