Big in South Korea: Our 6 Favorite Korean Games
The world’s got its eye on South Korea right now — and not just for games of the winter sport variety. Here are some of the biggest mobile games made in Korea, and we think that you’ll like them, too.
An unlikely intersection of online fantasy RPG and idle clicker, Lineage 2 lets you auto-battle, auto-equip gear, and even auto-quest — so you can focus instead on the “massively multiplayer” part of “MMORPG.” Participate in 50v50 fortress sieges or open-world battles of up to 200 people, or form more intimately sized parties for raid dungeons.More Info
Summoners War combines monster-collecting, turn-based battles, and social play in a hard-to-put-down package. Form a party from over 1,000 adorable monsters and head into battle — be it against one other summoner or in a large-scale guild fight of up to 25 players. We’re particularly fond of the flashy cutscenes that occur when your monsters make critical hits.More Info
Become an unstoppable force for good in this hack-and-slash RPG: Choose a character from a range of classes, battle formidable foes, and unlock powerful new equipment and abilities. Missions are quick, action-packed, and yield ample rewards, so you can get your fix no matter how little time you have to play.More Info
Pokémon fans will dig this game, with over 550 “Astromons” to collect (by capturing them in the wild or hatching eggs). Astromons live with you on your airship, where you can care for them and help them evolve into powerful new creatures. Battle against other players, or if you’re more of the PvE type, check out the daily dungeons for rewards.More Info
This chat room-style dating sim’s bizarre plot perfectly embodies the absurdities of the “otome” genre. Choose between five romanceable characters, each of whom has a distinct personality (with emoticons, typos, and all). You’ll want to keep a watchful eye on your phone as the story unfolds over 11 days — with chat sessions, texts, and even phone calls happening in real time.More Info
Help people-shaped cookies escape an oven in this lighthearted endless runner, featuring a variety of different playable baked goods (from classic gingerbread to costumed cookies like pirates and ninjas). Unearth cookies’ backstories, compete with players around the world in the Champions League, or race a friend one-on-one to determine which of you is the toughest cookie.More Info