Being able to enjoy a mobile game is still a possibility, even though you are enjoy your coffee (or tea), rocking a baby or holding on for your dear life. Being able to discover Android games, especially with RPG elements, that can be played with one hand? A lot harder than you think. We’re here to put an end to all of the endless searching. With STYLE.
Not only are we providing the list to end all lists but we’re also sorting it for you, so you can find the right game to play without much searching. Weather you’re looking for Premium Android Games, Free Android Games or Ad supported Android games, there’s something here for everyone.
And when I say STYLE I mean it. We’re not just dumping the list, but we’re doing what Best Smartphone Games set out to do – promote the great ones: those games made with love for gaming that don’t consider you a whale to be harpooned. And at the same time, we’re shunning those that indeed do.
Welcome to Best Smartphone Games’: 150 Android Games with RPG-elements that can be played one handed
We’ve disabled the site’s sidebar for this post in order to make the list more readable. However, on tall aspect ratios (like mobile phones in portrait mode) the names of the games are going to be hard to read. I recommend flipping the phone in landscape mode. Yes, we are aware of the irony of the situation when it comes to phones in portrait mode.
Also, some games are not traditional RPG’s but fall under the Role Playing category, at least as far as google considers it. If you find Masha & Bear coloring? Wellllll, yeah. Enjoy.
Premium Android RPG games that can be played in Portrait Mode, without In-App Purchases or Ads!
The list is dominated by games from the DRAGON QUEST series, by Square Enix, and they occupy both the highest and the lowest rated entries in the premium games list with no ads or in-app purchases! A great game to mention and feature here is Andor’s Trail – an open source RPG that runs on practically any android device. And it utterly, completely FREE.
List of FREE Android RPG games that can be played in Portrait Mode with In-App Purchases but without Ads!
Up next we have the FREE Android games with RPG elements – that can be played one handed, available for FREE with In-App Purchases. No ads to be seen in sight for these entries.
A great mention here is Cardinal Quest 2, by Ido Yehieli! A sequel to an even greater roguelike that sadly didn’t make the list as it’s landscape only. Still, CQ2 is one of the roguelikes that I played the most on my phone, second to that one time that I installed Adom in DOSBox. I can wholeheartedly recommend you give it a try.
We missed Elder Scroll Blades the first time around! Updating the article to add it here too. It’s FREE, with IAP’s, no ADS! And it’s gorgeous. If it’s your cup of tea – you can find it here.
List of FREE Android RPG games that can be played in Portrait Mode with Ads but with no In-App Purchases!
Don’t spend a DIME, spend your TIME. Or nerves. Watch the same ad over and over again and get that extra life, +1 potion or coin bonus that you need. We’re not judging, we’re just providing. The only problem is, we only have two entries for this chapter. Not a lot of people provide a free game with advertising and no IAP’s.
|Eternis Heroes – Pixel Roguelike RPG||https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.SMARTcreative.EternisHeroes||Free||No||Yes||4.3||No|
|Pocket Adventures of TDH (Tank, DPS, Healer)||https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.PrismaThunder.TDH||Free||No||Yes||4||No|
List of PAID Android RPG games that can be played in Portrait Mode with Ads AND In-App Purchases!
The Creme of the Crop, the best of the best – the games with RPG elements that decided to monetise on all fronts. They’ll take your money before you download them, after you download them AND even while you download them. These games take no chances – they want to climb to the top of the charts.
List of FREE Android RPG games that can be played in Portrait Mode with Ads AND In-App Purchases!
And last but not least – the biggest of the lists! You know them and you love to hate them: The mobile gaming industry in a nutshell – FREE games with both In-App Purchases and Advertisements.
Phew, we’ve got through them! And there we have it folks, a curated, sorted, properly categorized list of 150 Android Games with RPG-elements that can be played one handed.
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