There are an absolute ton of gacha games on mobile. In fact, it might well be the biggest genre on iOS and Android, with games featuring enormous franchises from Marvel, Disney, Star Wars, and more. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start; particularly for those that haven’t played a gacha game before.
But that’s where we come in, with this list of the best gacha games mobile has to offer. We’re something of an expert on the genre, with many tier lists, reviews, and guides on the biggest gacha games, so our list is pretty definitive. We’ll continue adding to it as more games join the gang, so we recommend bookmarking this page and checking back often.
If it’s more lists you’re looking for, we’ve put together the best mobile has to offer in our best iOS games and best Android games lists. We’ve also got a few genre lists, including best mobile strategy games and best mobile roguelikes.
Now, let’s take a look at the best gacha games on iOS and Android.
The best gacha games:
Raid: Shadow Legends
What best gacha games list would be complete without arguably the biggest of them all, Raid: Shadow Legends? This visually-stunning RPG works across PC and mobile, and features a wide variety of heroes to collect and content to battle through.
It might look like Breath of the Wild, but don’t let that put you off. Genshin Impact is a visually-stunning gacha game that challenges you to explore a wide open world, battle through dungeons, and collect the game’s numerous characters.
Take a look at our Genshin Impact tier list to find out more about the playable characters.
The art style is the main appeal of Epic Seven, which draws its influence from anime. There’s a ton of gameplay options too, from the labyrinth, to PvP battles, to a world boss mode.
AFK Arena has established itself as one of the finest mobile gacha games thanks to, primarily, its fairness to those who play for free. It features a large cast of original characters, alongside special guest stars like Assassin’s Creed’s Ezio Auditore.
Developed by classic JRPG talent who worked on the likes of Chrono Trigger, Another Eden is the closest you’ll get to a AAA mobile-exclusive JRPG. Much like AFK Arena, it also features gameplay that’s very fair to those who play for free.
Mixing traditional gacha mechanics with tower defence gameplay, Arknights brings something a little different to the mix. It’s one of the most strategic options on this list, so relies a lot less on autoplay.
Check out our Arknights tier list before you get started.
Blending together RPG, bullet hell, and naval warfare, Azur Lane is certainly one of the more unique entries on this list. Rather than collect characters, you collect ships, each of which has its own stats and skills.
Want to know which character is best? Take a look at our Azur Lane tier list.
Bleach Brave Souls
Build a party out of your favourite Bleach characters in this hit action RPG. The story takes place alongside the anime, and there’s PvP for those that like to compete with others.
Date a Live: Spirit Pledge
Hitting the mobile gaming scene in 2020, Date a Live: Spirit Pledge is also based on a hit anime series. We’ve put together a Date a Live: Spirit Pledge guide, Date a Live: Spirit Pledge tier list, and Date a Live: Spirit Pledge codes list for those who want to get started.
Dragon Ball Legends
Despite pinning the yarn of new character, erm, Shallot, Dragon Ball Legends nonetheless allows you to create a powerful party of your favourite characters from the franchise’s history.
We’ve created a handy Dragon Ball Legends tier list to help you work out which character is best.
One of the more visually-appealing gacha games is Exos Heroes, which wouldn’t look out of place on a console or PC. It also features a wide-open world to explore, which is rather unique for the genre.
Fire Emblem Heroes
Yet another mobile gacha RPG by Nintendo, Fire Emblem Heroes brings together your favourite characters from the long-running strategy RPG franchise.
This gacha game plays like it’s 1991, drawing liberal inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Explore dungeons, solve puzzles, and recruit characters to join your party. We’ve put together a Guardian Tales tier list, Guardian Tales update tracker, and Guardian Tales guide for those just getting started in Guardian Tales.
Marvel Strike Force
One of the best gacha games on Android and iOS has to be Marvel Strike Force, which allows you to recruit your favourite superheroes like Spider-Man, The Hulk, and Iron Man, and create the ultimate team out of them.
Yes, there is an official Pokémon gacha game on mobile. Pokémon Masters has you collecting sync pairs, which are combinations of your favourite trainers and Pokémon from the franchise’s history. We’ve got a Pokémon Masters guide, Pokémon Masters tier list, and Pokémon Masters update tracker to make your time with the game much easier.
No best gacha games list would be complete without the game that arguably started it all, Summoners War. Though it shows its age now, Summoners War laid the groundwork for many of the games on this list.
Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad
Taking popular characters from Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, Splinter Cell, and The Division, Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad is certainly one of the more interesting options. It also features an interesting spin on autoplay. Get started with our Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad tier list, Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad guide, and Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad review.
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
There are a few Final Fantasy gacha games out on mobile, but Brave Exvius is one of the very best. With loads of recognisable faces from previous Final Fantasy titles, fun turn-based combat, and loads of special events, you’ll never run out of things to do.
War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
This gacha game draws inspiration from the Final Fantasy Tactics series. It features grid-based combat and hosts a huge roster of units, including some familiar faces from other Final Fantasy games.
Take a look at our WOTV tier list before you get started.
This turn-based strategy game is set in a gorgeous, vibrant world full of futuristic technology and even a little bit of magic. Much like any other great gacha game, it includes a huge roster of unique characters with different skills and personalities.
Upcoming gacha games
Honkai Star Rail
This upcoming gacha game from Hoyoverse has gorgeous characters, an enthralling story, and unique turn-based combat. For more information, take a look at our Honkai Star Rail release date guide, Honkai Star Rail characters, and Honkai Star Rail tier list.
Zenless Zone Zero
Another upcoming game from Hoyoverse, we don’t know too much about Zenless Zone Zero just yet, but if Genshin Impact is anything to go by, we’re very excited to give this title a try. For more details, head on over to our Zenless Zone Zero characters and Zenless Zone Zero release date guides.
If you’ve played all the best gacha games out there and need something new to play, take a look at our list of the best mobile RPGs.