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Done with Genshin Impact? Here are the next best gacha games of 2021

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We've been obsessed with Genshin lately, but figured we should give these other top gacha games a try. Here's what we recommend!

Anton Mark Writer
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Done with Genshin Impact? Here are the next best gacha games of 2021

Introduction

Genshin Impact is no doubt a winner when it comes to gacha games. Obviously, the fun of these games is the "gacha" aspect of getting pulls for gems, weapons, and other items, and those in-app purchases can add up. We set out to test the best Genshin alternatives to see which are a good enough value to be your next game. Our pick, Dragalia Lost, is a slightly different vibe, but we feel it is worthy of the top spot for its quality and cost-effective play. Read on to find out why it comes first and who else we feel is worthy of a place in our top 3.

Our Pick

Top pick for a generous gacha game

  • Humans and dragons…pactbound once more.

    4.5 Ratings 165K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
    Free In-App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases

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Dragalia Lost is a fun game by good old game developer Nintendo that delivers high-quality gaming when you need it. It’s not quite as intense as some of the others that we tested, but we feel after immersing yourself in Genshin Impact, a game like this could be the perfect next step.

Why we chose Dragalia Lost:

  • Free to play and has quite a few daily freebies and promos for free wyrmite, diamantium, and summon vouchers
  • There is the option to make in-app purchases with some items costing up to $79.99, but the game is still fun and playable with the freebies alone.
  • Visually stunning graphics and animation make this game stand out
  • The controls are easy to use, and you can easily play one-handed.
  • Creative storyline keeps you interested in playing on and learning more
  • Over 10 chapters for you to enjoy
The game is easy to play control-wise and the perfect format for a mobile RPG. The graphics are great, the story is interesting, and it won’t take long for you to get hooked on this game without needed to break your bank.
Read Dragalia Lost's Full Review
Runner Up

Great choice for amazing graphics

  • Read on for a special note from the developers!

    4.4 Ratings 128K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
    Free In-App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases

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Lord of Heroes has a fantastic design and amazing graphics that capture your attention immediately. We loved the fun vibe you get from this game and the story is interesting too.

Why we chose Lord of Heroes:

  • Free to play game, with in-app purchases of up to $44.99
  • The incredible graphics and animation really bring this game to life.
  • Lord of Heroes is extremely easy to navigate.
  • Fun storylines and a good range of characters for you to meet
  • The game is in Japanese with English subtitles, giving you a more authentic feel.
Playing the game is fairly straightforward and you can even play one-handed as the game moves the characters for you. You just need to be ready to attach your enemies when the time is right.
Read Lord of Heroes's Full Review
Also Groovy

Best game for an immersive storyline

Dragon Raja is a fantastic game with an incredible story that will have you hooked. If you want to find a great game that you can lose yourself in, this is it. 

Why we chose Dragon Raja:

  • Free game, but there are lots of in-app purchases available to upgrade your character or advance in the game faster
  • Unbelievable graphics and animation that really comes to life during the dialogue scenes
  • Fantastic storyline that engages you in the game and makes you want to keep playing
  • Simple to play and straightforward controls, you won’t have trouble playing this game
  • Enjoy 17 chapters and over 15 hours of game time

Dragon Raja is a story-based game that gives you an element of control over how you play the game. You interact with other characters and very quickly find yourself in the middle of a crazy storyline. It’s a fun game with great graphics, and it won’t take long for you to fall in love.

Read Dragon Raja's Full Review

Everything We Recommend

  • Our Pick
    ■ An action RPG forged by humans and dragons
    Dragalia Lost is a swipe-controlled action RPG about the bonds shared between humans and dragons. Conquer your enemies using an array of powerful attacks and special skills and even by transforming into a dragon yourself!"

    ■ A tale of heroes, legends, and allies, together
    Over 60 voiced characters are ready and waiting to aid your quest!"

    ■ Music by DAOKO
    Dragalia Lost features music by the Japanese artist DAOKO.
    Her captivating musical score enhances the upbeat gaming experience!"

    * This application is free to download and offers some optional in-app purchases.
    * Internet connectivity required to play. Data charges may apply.
    * We permit our third-party partners to collect data from this app for analytical and marketing purposes. For more information about our ads, please see the “How we use your information” section of the Nintendo Privacy Policy.
    * May include advertising for Nintendo.
    * You must be at least 13 years old to play this game.
    *The game will request permission to access your location data when playing multiplayer mode with nearby users.
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    $0.99 - $79.99 per item
    $0.99 - $79.99 per item
  • Runner Up
    Hello!
    My name is Seong-kuk Yun, and I'm the director of Lord of Heroes.
    In addition to the screenshots, videos, and other details about the game that we've shared, I wanted to also give you a peek behind the curtain into our hopes and vision for the game.

    Our goal for Lord of Heroes was to capture the essence of what games are.

    Games can be merely something you enjoy when you're bored or have time to kill, but they can also inspire and influence you in ways that books, TV, online videos, and other media can't.
    When I say that, I speak from experience; I became a game developer thanks to the games that inspired me.
    The most beloved and highly revered games always find a way to show us something new amidst the familiar, which is exactly what we wanted to do with Lord of Heroes.

    Rather than have players step into the role of an unassuming hero who saves the world, we decided to have players take on the role of a monarch who revolutionizes a fallen world.
    When designing our characters, we wanted to avoid making them seem overly violent or sexual, and instead focus on diversity and individuality.
    As for the gameplay, we worked to design the game in a way that players could progress without having to spend a great amount of time playing.

    Some people might not like the game for not having suggestive or violent content, or for not requiring all of your time.
    However, we hope for the game to be one that you can easily introduce to your family and friends, and one that will be a natural part of—not an obstacle to—your everyday life.
    We are always open to suggestions and feedback, and will do all we can to improve and refine the game.

    We hope you'll join us on this journey.

    P.S. We've got social media channels you can follow to receive updates, news, and even special gifts! Our Facebook page is listed below.

    Sincerely,
    Seong-kuk Yun

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    Official Facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/LordofHeroes.Global/

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    ▶ App Permissions
    This app requests the following permissions in order to provide certain services.

    ▶ Optional Permissions
    Picture/Media/File Saving: Needed to save game execution files and videos, and to upload pictures and videos.
    Phone: Needed to access your phone number to send promotional text messages.
    Note: Granting these optional permissions is not required to play the game.

    ▶ Revoking Permissions
    1. Android OS 6.0 or higher: Go to Settings > Apps > Select an app > Permissions > Select which permissions to allow or deny
    2. Lower than Android OS 6.0: Upgrade the operating system to revoke permissions, or delete the game.
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    Also, under our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, you must be at least 13 years of age to play.
    Terms & Conditions of Service: https://cdn.clovergames.io/page/en/tos.html
    Privacy Policy: https://cdn.clovergames.io/page/en/privacypolicy.html
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    $0.99 - $44.99 per item
    $0.99 - $8.99 per item
  • Also Groovy
    The Most Anticipated Game award - Unreal Open Day 2019
    The Best Game For 5G - The 16th IMGA

    Time Train Series Activities
    Dragon Raja First Anniversary Celebration is well underway! Time Train is bringing everyone back into the precious memories, along with all kinds of gifts to thanks everyone for their support! Did you collect all the free gifts? And have you found out what is the anniversary anecdote? There’s more fun activities waiting for you!
    Get on the train and gather all kinds of gifts simply by logging in;
    Together let us explore the Anniversary Anecdote - Heart of Time;
    Treat yourself at Anniversary Voucher Shop;
    Make a Time Book to collect precious moments;

    STUNNING GRAPHICS
    Created with Unreal Engine 4, Dragon Raja is a next-generation open world mobile game that offers a gigantic, immersive world through the use of cutting-edge technology and stunning graphics. Dragon Raja also uses a simulated physical collision system and optical motion capture technology to deliver a “smart” in-game environment that maximizes players’ gaming experiences. Its fantastic graphics will gives you the feel of playing a PC game!

    NEW STORIES, NEW CHALLENGES
    From Tokyo to Siberia, countless scenic landmarks all over the world have been seamlessly integrated into the game’s open storyline. NPCs will also give separate quests or engage in different dialogue based on player choices, giving them the power to change the world. And now, players get to experience new stories, challenge more powerful world bosses and embark on a brand new journey!

    COMPREHENSIVE CHARACTER CUSTOMIZATION
    Dragon Raja features a comprehensive character customization system. You will be able to define their character’s personality through your responses to unforeseen events. In Dragon Raja, you can create unique characters and dress them however they choose—with endless choices. Casual, retro, street, and futuristic are just a few of the styles you could choose from when styling their characters with additional styles to come!

    STORY
    The Dragon Lord, once sealed away by a group of humans known as hybrids, has come back to life. The hybrids—humans gifted with superpowers—are gathering to prepare for the coming battle which is sure to be an epic showdown.

    To support high game quality and massive game contents, the file size of Dragon Raja is relatively large. Please note that the contents of 3 GB need to be downloaded after the first installation. And another 1.5 GB of art assets need to be downloaded after entering the game.

    Device Compatibility:

    System version: Android 5.0 or above
    RAM: 2GB or more
    Free space in the system: at least 6 GB
    CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 or higher

    social networks
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DragonRajaEN
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DragonRajaGame
    Discord: https://discord.gg/aVdWR5A
    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/DragonRajaMobile/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/dragonraja_design/
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dragonraja2019/
    VK: https://vk.com/dragonrajamobilegame
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    $0.99 - $99.99 per item
    $0.99 - $99.99 per item

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