Top 5 MMOs for Android!

1. Battle Camp — FREE


Equipped with an ever expanding array of adorable and evolvable monsters, Battle Camp shocks players with its depth and breadth. From the get-go players can become a unique member of the community via a fully customizable avatar. Together with 5 meticulously chosen monsters, players crawl through dungeons capturing new monsters and face a limitless supply of bosses. Combat is always a blast. To attack, players play a little bit of augmented match-three in an attempt to string up combos for maximum damage. A welcome change in the genre considering the dull nature of tap to attack. A little finger dexterity and classic match-three strategy is necessary in every encounter, making Battle Camp gripping even when you're grinding. Beyond all the mechanics, the multiplayer is truly the gold standard, and that's the most important thing to consider when it comes to an MMO. The PvP is glorious. Connectivity is never an issue, and the exchanges are always thrilling. But it's the cooperative efforts and events that truly make Battle Camp astounding. Battle Camp's community is surprisingly friendly for a multiplayer game as big as it is (though not so surprising given the cutesy aesthetic of the game), and between troop wars and raids, Battle Camp generates a heartwarming amount of loyalty and fraternity within troops and between friends.

2. Order & Chaos Online — $0.99


For those of you that have played World of Warcraft (and I suspect many of you visiting this list have), you would be happily and blatantly pandered to by Order & Chaos Online. Gameloft has unmistakably produced a knock-off, but that's not a bad thing. World of Warcraft is great, and Order & Chaos does the original much justice. From the human and orc races to the artistic feel, all creativity was spared to allow mobile players forget that they're playing a clone. That being said, opting for similarity in place of originality, Gameloft produces shoddy gameplay. In staying true to the PC original, design decisions fall by the wayside causing clutter and frustration for Android tablet players (I can't even imagine the hell that is Order & Chaos Online on mobile). Still, as one of the most populated MMORPGs for the Android, and drawing heavily from the game now synonymous with MMORPG, Order & Chaos Online has well earned it's number 2 spot on this Top 5.

3. Empire of the Eclipse — N/A

This game is extremely hard to pick up. The learning curve is very slow and the video tutorials are boring long and mostly terrible. but, if you get through all of that, you have an extremely addicting game that will have you checking your phone all hours of the day. Basically, you are trying to take over a universe against other players online in week long sessions. It plays like a very slow RTS where you send troops or probes to other planets to initiate an attack or survey the area. All these things take time and the game is really meant to be played in short bursts. You get to explore numerous technologies and skill trees in the course of a game to assemble your own strategy to take over the universe.

Unfortunately this game is no longer available, but it was great while it lasted.

4. Please Stay Calm — FREE


Please Stay Calm is a lot like Mafia Wars mixed with zombies and Foursquare. The game is location based and set in your own neighborhood, but in the zombie apocalypse. Like Mafia Wars, everything is mostly UI based, with a collection of fun little mini games for what would be regular post-apocalypse activities like scavenging or zombie hunting. You get to build your own stronghold with friends (if you have them) and upgrade it with supplies. Your battle stats are also affected by the strength of the safehouse, so the larger your group of friends, the better your stats. While very social and happily casual, the minigames do still get quite tired, but the game isn't really meant to grip you for hours on end. It's more of an entertaining social activity.

5. IMO: The World of Magic — FREE


Between the base warriors, mages, and archers, The World of Magic allows for a surprising amount of depth considering customization in true MMO fashion. Skill trees, weapons, and armors galore the classic MMO mold is further enhanced by PvP battlegrounds scattered through the region. For the social, this would be a great game, but if you're the quieter type the game is quite difficult to ramp up to. The tutorials are few and far between, so if you're afraid of being that 'noob' asking veterans how to play the game, there may be some frustration ahead of you.