While the iPad is usually known for the games that are usually casual games that do not need much commitment, the iTunes store also has RPG (short for role playing games) that, much like other console RPG’s, need a lot of time to bump, grind and level up to perfection to finish.Hard core gamers, rejoice. The iPad is our mobile RPG console. Here are my picks for the best role playing games for the iPad.1. Infinity Blade 1 and 2 – Infinity Blade is very well known for its gorgeous graphics, but the game play never disappoints. Infinity Blade 1 had set the gold standard for action RPG’s while Infinity Blade 2 had beaten its predecessor with a much more intricate fighting styles and the addition of an online cooperative game called clashmob.
2. 100 Rouges – This games features a lot of classes with different skills trees and abilities and game play that are usually short, to be finished in one day, which usually ends in the player dying. While 100 Rouges games are usually short, this game needs the player to practice again and again in order to really kill the bad guy and finish the game. 100 Rouges is not repetitive, though, as each game gives you a randomly generated map, enemies and drops which keeps each game play fresh and challenging.3. Mage Gauntlet – Mage Gauntlet is a retro style RPG, much like Zelda, that features the smart-mouthed heroine, Lexi, an anti-mage that cannot produce magic, only store them on her gauntlet. Each level is very action packed, challenging and massive. The script is hilarious and you are guaranteed a laugh every time Lexi says something.4. Final Fantasy III – The Final Fantasy series are the pioneer RPG’s when the SNES was still the best console. It is now on the iPad with Final Fantasy III. It features the well loved job system, where each character can be assigned with a class with different abilities and characteristics. Examples are a black mage with weak physical attributes and devastating magic, the white mage which is the same with the first example, only with helpful magic or a knight with strong physical attributes and a large health pool. The job system makes the game extremely customizable, ensuring at least another replay.
5. Rimelands: Hammer of Thor – Rimelands is a turn based game with a great game mechanic twist – it uses special types of dice to determine damage and defense values each turn. The dice system is a little hard to explain but you are sure to get it after a few hours of play. Rimelands has an interesting plot setting that will keep you playing to uncover more of the story.There are more role playing games I can recommend, but these are already enough to keep you busy for almost a month. Download them now and have fun.