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The 11 best MOBA games on iPhone and iPad

Which is the fairest mobile Multiplayer Online Battle Arena of them all?
Product: Best iPhone games | Publisher: Steel Media Ltd | Format: iPhone, iPad
   
MOBAs have taken over a huge slice of the online multiplayer space, especially on mobile.

Back up a second. What exactly is a MOBA? We can tell you that it stands for Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, and that it typically combines competitive real time strategy gameplay with a more honed, action-focused tone.

Other than that, developers have take the MOBA is so many directions, it's hard to pin down exactly what one constitutes.

Among this list of top mobile MOBAs, you'll find elements of card battling, some turn-based tactics, and even a little platforming. The MOBA genre is basically wide open to interpretation, which makes it a pretty exciting place to be.
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#1 Vainglory

Product: VaingloryFormats: Android, iPhone, iPadDeveloper: Super Evil MegacorpGenres: Action, Multiplayer, MOBA

Vainglory
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 Clash Royale

Product: Clash RoyaleFormats: Android, iPhone, iPadPublisher: Supercell

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.

#3 Titanfall: Assault

Product: Titanfall: AssaultFormats: Android, iPhone, iPadPublisher: NexonGenres: Strategy, MOBA

Titanfall: Assault
There have been a lot of Clash Royale clones over the last few years, but Titanfall: Assault actually offers something new and meaningful to the template - giant stomping mechs and a little more strategic depth.

#4 Battle Bay

Product: Battle BayFormats: Android, iPhone, iPadPublisher: Rovio

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.

#5 Stormbound: Kingdom Wars

Product: Stormbound: Kingdom WarsFormats: Android, iPhone, iPadPublisher: Kongregate

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.

#6 Little Lords of Twilight

Product: Little Lords of TwilightFormats: Android, iPhone, iPadPublisher: Genres: 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.

#7 The Machines

Product: The MachinesFormats: iPhone, iPadPublisher: Directive GamesGenres: 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

#8 Titan Brawl

Product: Titan BrawlFormats: iPhonePublisher: OmnidroneGenres: MOBA

Titan Brawl
Titan Brawl bears a certain resemblance to Clash Royale, but it's far more explicitly in depth to MOBAs, from its familiar hero-based gameplay to its side-on perspective.

#9 Heroes of Order & Chaos

Product: Heroes of Order & ChaosFormats: Android, iPhone, iPadDeveloper: GameloftPublisher: GameloftGenres: 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.

#10 Star Wars: Force Arena

Product: Star Wars: Force ArenaFormats: iPhone, iPadPublisher: Netmarble

Star Wars: Force Arena
A Star Wars MOBA was always likely to be a license to print money, but Star Wars: Force Arena is actually a decent effort in its own right. Striding towards the enemy's base as Darth Vader is undeniably cool.

#11 Mayhem

Product: MayhemFormats: iPhone, iPadPublisher: ChobolabsGenres: Multiplayer, Shooter, MOBA

Mayhem
Mayhem takes the MOBA essentials and applies them to a 2D action platformer. All the competitive jumping and blasting gives it a flavour of Smash Bros, but with a more strategic angle.

 

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Jon Mundy 2 February 2018
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