The hype for gacha games does not seem to end as more and more games are released each year with new gameplays while keeping the core gatcha feature intact. These games have dominated the mobile market, bringing in more money that any console and pc games combined. In Asian countries, especially Japan, the market for gacha games is huge as a large number of the population plays them.
If you have ever played a gacha game, then you know how addictive it can be. However, they can be quite expensive to play, even though you can download them for free! So, whether you are an experienced gacha player, or you are new and wanted to try a gacha game without wasting too much money, here are the top 5 of our picks for the best F2P-Friendly gacha games.
5. Dragonball legends
Dragonball legends is an action game based on the famous dragonball series created by Akira Toriyama. The game is a true fan service for those who love the timeless series and are looking for more. It has its own original story, introducing a new character to the world of Goku and friends where they will fight to save the earth from being destroyed yet again.
Much like other gacha games, Dragonball Legends requires you to assemble your own teams of fighters from the franchise. Furthermore, the way to get the fighters is by summoning them using the chrono crystals. The action packed combat is excellent, you control three interchangeable characters to fight. However, the game does get a little bit p2w on the high tier pvp to the meta, but if you just want to experience a brand new dbz story and collect cool looking artworks of your favourite DBZ characters then this is definitely the game for you.
4. Fate Grand Order
The next one in our list is a game based on the infamous visual novel, the fate series which is a franchise by Type-Moon. Fate/Grand order is a role-playing mobile game that was developed by delightworks and published by Aniplex. For those of you who enjoy the fate series, this game will definitely be the one for you.
Unlike Dragonball legends, fate/grand order is a turn based tactical rpg. You will take the role as a master, commanding a group of familiars called servants. For those of you who are familiar with the series, the game stays true to the recruitment of literary, historical, and mythological figures from various other cultures. For those of you who don’t know what the series is all about, well basically you have a lot of cool looking waifus and husbandos to collect. The game is fairly free to play ,meaning there are no paywalls that you need to get through to reach meta. However, the gacha rates of this game is very low compared to others, so if you like your pulls to be lucky, this might not be your cup of tea.
Moving on to the next gacha game is Arknights. Arknights was developed by studio Montagne, Hypergryph. The first release was in china in 2019 with its global version later released on 16th January 2020. Arknights is pretty unique in its combat system, rather than having the traditional turn based rpg combat, the game took in a tower defense-like system. The game focuses on team building and emphasises on the strategies that each character has and how to incorporate them in the battlefield.
The game has an interesting story, you play as an amnesiac doctor that is also a commander for your organization. The game is also f2p friendly, you can easily farm the premium resource that is required to summon units through the game’s annihilation mode. It has a bit of a learning curve, since this game relies heavily on your squad’s positioning. Fortunately, there are a lot of guides that you can search for on the internet if you are stuck on a stage. Moreover, a higher tier unit is not a necessity for you to go through the whole main story, albeit it does make certain stages easier to complete. So if you like tower defense games then this is worth investing your time into.
2. Granblue fantasy
The runner up on this list is none other than the infamous Granblue Fantasy. Developed by Cygames for both ios and android, the game was released way back in 2014 and is also available for web browsers. One of the first f2p gacha games, it rewards those that are consistent with the game. You get free premium currency as you progress, enabling you to collect a considerable amount of characters. There is not much to be said about the game, but it has tons of stuff for you to do and does not lock your progress behind any paywall.
1. Dragalia lost
The game that took our first spot, is none other than Dragalia lost. If you have been living under a rock, then this game is one of the best gacha games on the market right now. The game has great graphics, great combat and the typical jrpg storyline that we all have come to enjoy for years.
Published by Nintendo in collaboration with Cygames, it is an action role playing game with a lot of things for you to do. It has tons of character customizations and crafting, one of the best music for a gacha game with excellent multiplayer content so you can enjoy them with your friends. Dragalia lost is a very generous game, with certain events giving free daily 10 pulls. The premium currency to summon units is also obtainable through events and grind which the game has no shortage of. It is a well polished game and is recommended to those that are interested in gacha games.