As we have been able to reiterate over and over again, sometimes explicitly sometimes less, that of MMORPGs is an incredibly vast world, which runs smoothly through dozens and dozens of different strands and which, depending on the circumstances, manages to adapt and to transform itself in a sometimes even particularly important way, though without ever betraying the roots of the genre that inevitably make the genre of belonging very definable.

Originally born on beaches only and strictly PC, the genre later opened, not without difficulty, to other platforms, arriving also on consoles and, finally, mobile devices. 
At each step there was no lack of different hybridizations and, although with mixed results, the tendency has always been to capitalize on the potential of the reference machine to make titles that fit fully with the hardware they were running on. 
Since the time is finally ripe, we, therefore, decided to create a brief article that, drawing a handful of games among the myriad available, could offer a good overview of the MMO titles available on Android devices.
Given the incredible vastness of the subject, some games are due to the force of things to stay out but we trust that, although not completely complete, this article will help you find a game to have fun on the go.

Enjoy the reading!

Teon

An old school MMORPG, of those like you don’t make any more!

Publisher: Lakoo

Economic Model: Monthly Subscription

Description: The one represented by Teon is a very particular case within the mobile landscape and that, in a certain sense, puts it almost like a title so classic and faithful to the stylistic features of the genre to make it a sort of “rebel”. 
Against all market logic, the developers have in fact thought of inserting into a MMORPG designed exclusively for the mobile market a mandatory monthly fee to be able to play, in spite of 90% of the competition that instead focuses on a free model stuffed however with microtransactions.
The result of this choice? An extremely refined game, balanced and without the shadow of that plague called pay-to-win, all with an aesthetic sector and a playability that gives a nod to the masterpieces of the past. Try it, at least for the 3 free days provided by the developer.

Albion Online

From PC to smartphone, Albion Online is always very valuable!

Publisher: Sandbox Interactive

Economic Model: Free to Play with optional monthly fee

Description: as you may already know, Albion Online is a game with a double face, since it is usable both in a more traditional desktop way (both on Windows and on Mac and on Linux) and through mobile devices. 
One of the best found of the game, possible just for this duality of use, is given by the complete support to cross play, regardless of the platform from which the game starts. 
The players are in fact “crammed” into a single master server, which makes it safely possible to start a game at home, in the comfort of your own bedroom, and then continue it away from home using our smartphone.
In addition to many features common to massive fantasy-based role-playing games, Albon Online also incorporates other more specific features, such as a totally player-driven economy and a decidedly in-depth housing system. 
While not lacking in defects, Albion Online is one of those games that we strongly advise you to try!

Dofus Touch

The world of twelve at your fingertips

Publisher: Ankama

Economic Model: Free to Play

Description: Adapted specifically for use via smartphone and tablet, Touch is the portable version of Dofus, MMO already dear to PC players who can now enjoy the title in a way that has remained unpublished for a long time. 
With the typical graphic style also adopted by the desktop version of the game, with which Dofus Touch shares almost all the contents, this very particular MMO allows players to create their own character by opting for one of the 15 available classes, to then explore the immense World of the Twelve defeating the threats to the sound of turn-based fights.
Equipped with an isometric view from above, Dofus Touch is surely configured as a very particular MMORPG, but able to incorporate all those who will appreciate mechanical and progression within its world.

Toram Online

Ready to customize your character to the extreme?

Publisher: Asobimo

Economic Model: Free to Play

Description: Just take a quick look at this game to realize how everything in its interior spur “orientality” from all the pores. 
The look adopted by the developers for the realization of this MMORPG, in fact, follows quite faithfully all the classic stylistic elements of Japanese anime and even when it comes to the real characteristics of the gameplay its nature appears very evident, with long grind sessions to do it from master.
In any case, Toram Online has several arrows to its bow, as boundless possibilities with regards to the personalization of one’s character, a game scheme disconnected from a real class system, which therefore allows a certain versatility of approach, and a visual compartment that, although outdated, still has its figure.

Adventurequest 3D

The 3D sequel to a historic 2D game

Publisher: Artix Entertainment

Economic Model: Free to Play

Description: Sequel of the previous Adventurequest, which due to its two-dimensional nature did not have the “3D” in the title as it happens for this sequel, also Adventurequest 3D follows quite faithfully the logic of the MMORPG cross-play, making itself available both on PC, via Steam, which on mobile platforms giving the user the possibility to keep his progress by switching from one version to another. 
Presenting itself with an exquisitely cartoon look, Adventurequest 3D yearns among its main features for the total lack of a well-defined class for its protagonist, who will then be free to switch at will his reference archetype, with the result of always keeping valid and versatile gameplay.

Lineage 2: Revolution

The revolution passes through the smartphone

Publisher: Netmarble Games

Economic Model: Free to Play

Description: As easily understood from the name of the game itself, Lineage 2: Revolution is an exclusive title for mobile platforms set in the same narrative universe as Lineage 2, a game that, despite the similarities, is available only for desktops. 
Compared to the main chapter, Revolution is configured as a prequel, being set 100 years before the events of the game released in 2003.
Fans of the series will certainly not find it difficult to recognize some key aspects of the title, although obviously Revolution has had to go through a “mobile-ization” process that has led it to adapt, in terms of mechanics, to the peculiarities of smartphones . Much of the progression is in fact automatic but the beating heart of the historic Lineage series is more alive than ever, all driven by the Unreal Engine 4.

Old School RuneScape

Has anyone said “old school”?

Publisher: Jagex

Economic Model: Free to Play

Description: Able to achieve incredible success on mobile platforms, the smartphone version of Old School RuneScape is the direct conversion of the eponymous title released for desktop environments in 2013, in turn a remake, then adequately improved, of the original RuneScape , milestone in the history of MMOs.
Never before in this case, the game is aimed at long-time players of the genus or those who intend to discover mechanics typically old school. Starting from the title, in fact, Old School RuneScape promises to bring back a game (and an epoch) now almost completely forgotten and, although it manages to do it in a completely successful way, the particular game mechanics could be a bit indigestible to those who are used to more modern experiences.

Villagers and Heroes

Welcome to this world of heroes and ordinary citizens

Publisher: Mad Otter Games

Economic Model: Free to Play

Description: By competing to outline a trend that is now very popular, Villagers and Heroes also found one of the strengths in the most radical cross-play, allowing players to play both traditionally via desktop and on the move via smartphone and / or tablet. 
Based on a typical sandbox game scheme, Villagers and Heroes presents a vaguely cartoon-like visual compartment, similar in some ways to that appreciated in World of Warcraft, with a fantasy setting. 
The game world is dashed with abundance and, among the main quests and numerous secondary activities, the things to be done will certainly not be missing, even though a real PvP sector is not currently present in the game.
Flawless optimization and gameplay perfectly suited to mobile gaming close the circle.

Special Guest: Pokémon GO

Niantic’s augmented reality title is healthier than ever!

Publisher: Niantic

Economic Model: Free to Play

Description: Inserting a Pokémon GO into a list dedicated to MMO titles is perhaps a bit risky, but considering the atypical nature of the title and the many features in common with the massive titles, it is quite clear how the creation of Niantic can coexist with the other titles present here. 
On the game itself, to be honest, there is little to say, given the widespread rate that led him to be known even by those who do not chew a lot of video games. 
In any case, three years after its release, the game is more alive than ever, constantly supported with new content by its developers and much improved in gameplay compared to the first version.
If you have always dreamed of being real Pokémon coaches, the game of Niantic is what comes closest to the basic philosophy of the historic series: wandering around the world, catching them all!