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Top 5 Role-Playing Hybrid Games on iPhone

Best divergent RPGs on iPhone

The role-playing game genre, or RPG as it's commonly known, has had a massive influence on pretty much all modern game design. Yep, even the ones you play on your iPhone.

Puzzle games, action games, strategy games - all of these genres now contain elements like character levelling and experience points that have their origins in the classic RPG.

With that in mind, we thought we'd assemble a list of the Top 5 role-playing hybrid games on iPhone.

It's fun to splice.

The world of Dofus has been well established in a popular free-to-play MMORPG. In this spin-off, though, Ankama throws in elements of tower defence and even a few spatial puzzler elements for good measure. All three strands entwine to perfection and make for a beautifully compelling iPhone game.
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In this brilliantly odd game, you move through a fantasy land engaging fearsome creatures in turn-based combat. The key twist is that the battle system is based on the game of poker, so powerful attacks are formed from straights and flushes. Somehow, it all works magnificently.
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8.6
Take a pretty typical dungeon-crawling RPG premise and stir in a dollop of classic Minesweeper. There you go. Exploring the world of Dungelot is a simple matter of tapping on obscured squares to uncover enemies, hidden entrances, and valuable loot. This means it's a far more accessible game than your average RPG.
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8.5
The Might & Magic name may be synonymous with traditional RPG values, but the creator of Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes dares to shake things up a bit. Like Puzzle Quest creator Namco, it turns to the match-three puzzler for inspiration; this time, though, it results in a far more strategic and nuanced end product.
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8.4
One of the most famous RPG hybrids of them all. Puzzle Quest 2's dev takes a traditional RPG universe and swaps out those dry turn-based battles for addictive match-three puzzler mechanics. The better your matching skills, the stronger your attacks. It's ingenious stuff that has been imitated many times, but never bettered.
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8.4
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