Top 12 best MOBA games on iPhone and iPad

1

Vainglory

Developer: Super Evil Megacorp

Genre: Action, Multiplayer, MOBA


The daddy of mobile MOBAs, Vainglory has grown to be a fine experience with daunting layers of depth and plenty of updates. Its 3-on-3 combat has won the attention of streamers and pro players alike.

2

Arena of Valor

Publisher: Tencent Games

Genre: MOBA

Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor is one of the most fully featured MOBAs this side of Vainglory, with a massive roster of heroes and rich gameplay. It’s absolutely massive in China, and we can see why.

3

Clash Royale

Clash Royale

Supercell’s influential game takes the MOBA and funnels movement along two set paths, with a little Hearthstone card battling magic for good measure. The results are brilliant, an surprisingly intuitive.

4

Wild Beyond

Wild Beyond

Wild Beyond takes the core ingredients Clash Royale and then goes quite a bit deeper with the breadth and depth of its battles and the sheer presence of a single player campaign.

5

Paladins Strike

Publisher: Hi-Rez Studios

Genre: Multiplayer, Shooter, MOBA

Paladins Strike

At first glance, Paladins Strike looks just like a traditional MOBA, with a familiar blend of zoomed-out team tactics. But here you get the kind of direct control of your hero that gives you more of an action game vibe.

6

Battle Bay

Battle Bay

We almost forgot Battle Bay, not because it isn’t good, but because it’s very different to other games on this list. It feels like an online third person action game, but there’s definitely a MOBA vibe to its nautical manoeuvrings.

7

Stormbound: Kingdom Wars

Stormbound: Kingdom Wars

Stormbound: Kingdom Wars is a mobile MOBA that folds in elements of turn-based strategy and tower defence, further adding to this potent soup of a genre.

8

Little Lords of Twilight

Publisher: Seasun Games

Genre: Multiplayer, Strategy, MOBA

Little Lords of Twilight

Little Lords of Twilight is a highly strategic turn-based scrapper, but it weaves a little competitive MOBA magic into its fabric. The result is one of the cleverest games on this list.

9

The Machines

Publisher: Directive Games

Genre: Action, Multiplayer, MOBA

The Machines

The Machines applies in intriguing AR spin to the MOBA. Battles here take place on your living room floor, or some other flat area, and you by pan around with your phone to view the action

10

Badland Brawl

Publisher: Frogmind Games

Badland Brawl

Take the Clash Royale form of mobile MOBA, flip it to a side-on view, and introduce a little Angry Birds-esque catapult physics for an extra tactile twang. That’s Badland Brawl’s entertaining contribution to the genre.

11

Heroes of Order & Chaos

Developer: Gameloft

Publisher: Gameloft

Genre: Card battler, RPG

Heroes of Order & Chaos

You wouldn’t expect Gameloft to sit out the popular MOBA movement, but Heroes of Order & Chaos got in surprisingly early on mobile. It’s a very accomplished effort too, with plenty of fresh content since release.

12

Rumble Stars

Publisher: Frogmind Games

Genre: Sports, Strategy

Rumble Stars

Forget the sports angle – Rumble Stars Soccer is another intriguing spin on Clash Royale with a fascinating blend of units and tactics to bring into play. The fact that you’re scoring goals rather than destroying bases is by the by.

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