[Top 15] Best Gacha Games that are Wildly Popular

15 Best Gacha Games
Some of the most addicting gacha games!

Gacha games have taken the mobile gaming world by storm, offering players the unique and addictive experience of Gacha from the comfort of their mobile devices. From epic battles to captivating storylines, these games have captured the hearts of millions of players around the world. In this article, we'll explore some of the most popular gacha games that are sure to keep you hooked for hours on end! 

15. Tales eof Erin

  • Set in a fantasy world, Tales of Erin features a fascinating storyline, diverse characters, and strategic gameplay. Throughout the game, players collect and power up characters through a gacha-style system to build their ultimate team of heroes, where the higher the rarity of your pull determines the strength of your character.
  • The setting of the game is very unique in the  a sense that it leans more towards historical fiction, given that it takes place during a Cold War. However, the fantasy aspects come from this war not being your typical human vs. human storyline but rather mankind vs. the divine. Who would have thought that a Cold War could be so spicy? 
  • What also makes Tales of Erin unique is that it includes various PvE (Player vs Environment) and PvP (Player vs Payer) modes, where players can battle opponents and engage in co-op gameplay. Unfortunately, in 2022 the game ceased operations after the contracts ended with its Devs, but the gaming experience was quite the memorable one.

Definitely not the ending players expected, but it was fun while it lasted! 


14. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

  • Just like the original tabletop game, in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, players engage in card-based duels using a deck of monster, spell, and trap cards. The game follows the basic rules of the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game, but with some modifications to suit the mobile platform. Each player starts with a set amount of Life Points and takes turns summoning monsters, activating spells and traps, and attacking their opponent's monsters or life points. 
  • What makes duel links unique as far as the rules of the game is that it features simplified mechanics, a smaller deck size, and a "speed duel" format to ensure faster-paced gameplay. Players can also unlock and collect new cards, build, and customize their decks, and participate in both single-player and multiplayer duels.
  • A unique feature in Duel Links is how it still stays true to the card game. The Gacha system is split into two categories, the "Card Trader" and "Booster Packs." The Card Trader allows players to exchange various items, including cards for trader coins, which can be used to acquire specific cards from the trader's inventory. On the other hand, Booster Packs are similar to traditional Gacha systems, where players use in-game currency or real money to purchase packs of cards.
  •  These packs contain a random assortment of cards, including rare and powerful ones, which can enhance a player's deck and strategy. Think of it as a gift from a mysterious vendor - you never know if you'll strike a goldmine or end up with a deck full of slightly irritated chickens, ready to peck your opponents into submission! Additionally, the game often features limited-time or themed sets of cards within these packs.

Both the original main character, Yugi Mutou, and the new character, Yuga Ohdo, are ready to duel side-by-side!


13. Princess Connect! Re Dive

  • The storyline of Princess Connect! Re: Dive follows the protagonist, who wakes up in the fantasy world of Astraea with no memory of their past. As they explore this world, they form bonds with various characters and unravel the mysteries surrounding their own existence and the land of Astraea itself adding an element of mystery.
  • The narrative unfolds through interactions with other characters, engaging in quests, and encountering formidable adversaries. Throughout the game, players gradually uncover the protagonist's past and the secrets hidden within the world. Players can form a party of characters, each with unique abilities, and engage in strategic, real-time battles against various enemies and bosses. Outside of battles, players can develop their characters, build relationships, and unlock new abilities to strengthen their party. 
  • In Princess Connect! Re: Dive, the Gacha element allows players to acquire new characters, weapons, and items through a randomized draw system. The game often features limited-time Gacha events that introduce exclusive or themed characters, encouraging players to participate during these periods. With regular updates, events, and multiplayer modes, the game offers a diverse and unique gaming experience. 

    A strong alliance preparing to defeat formidable foes with incredible magic! 

12. Arknights

  • Arknights stands out in the mobile Gacha game landscape due to its blend of tower defense and traditional RPG elements. This tower defense game has gained popularity due to its unique gameplay mechanics and engaging strategy elements where players deploy characters with unique abilities to fend off enemies. 
  • Arknights is also praised for its high-quality art style, world-building, and storytelling, with a focus on a dystopian, post-apocalyptic setting. Additionally, the game places a strong emphasis on character development, allowing players to upgrade and customize their operators. The gacha element  implements a unique recruitment system, which adds an element of unpredictability and excitement when unlocking new characters.
  • Overall, Arknights' combination of strategic gameplay, engaging story, and breathtakingly beautiful art style sets it apart within the Gacha game genre, appealing to players who enjoy both tactical challenges and character collection.

    An intense battle commences between mini, but mighty alliances.

11. Another Eden The Cat between Time & Space

10. Love Live! School Idol Festival

The idols are in the midst of singing their hearts out during their classroom performance.

9. Uta no Prince Sama Shining Live 

  • Just like Love Live!, Uta no Prince Sama: Shining Live is unique due to its blend of rhythm game mechanics, however with Uta no Prince Sama, there is more of focus on nurturing relationships with the characters. There are also different settings during the various performances. From talk shows to even personal videos the characters film.
  • Players not only enjoy the music and rhythm gameplay, but can also interact with and deepen their connections to the various characters as well. Each day they can talk to their character to build and bond and even receive in-game gifts by doing so.
  • Another unique feature is that the Gacha system functions as a way for players to obtain new cards that are used to power up the player's musical group that they put together themselves. Through the Gacha, players can receive a random card or a powerful one that can help obtain higher points. 

The dreamy boys of Starish serenading their princess. 


  • ​FINAL FANTASY: BRAVE EXVIUS has gained popularity due to its engaging storyline, nostalgic references, and strategic turn-based combat that stays true to traditional Final Fantasy gameplay. Set in the world of Lapis, a land containing diverse environments such as medieval-inspired towns, futuristic cities, and magical realms, this world is filled  with magic and technology allowing players explore various regions.
  • The game is free-to-play while also providing avenues for dedicated players to invest in the game through its Gacha system. Players will typically have the option to use in-game currency or premium currency to perform a summon. After selecting the type of summon and confirming, the game will then randomly generate the items or characters you receive.
  • What sets this game apart are the collaboration events with other franchises and continual updates that have helped maintain and grow its player base.

An ode to Final Fantasy's traditional turn-based gameplay. 


7. Love Nikki

  •  Known for its fashion and dress-up gameplay, it has taken pop culture by storm. It has gained attention due to its extensive wardrobe inspired by various cultures, historical periods, and pop culture references. The game's diverse range of clothing and accessories allows players to express their creativity, and its collaborative events often feature crossovers with popular franchises, further increasing its appeal.
  • Love Nikki is set in the fantasy world of Miraland, which consists of seven nations, each with its own distinct culture, style, and history. The game's storyline often involves the protagonist Nikki traveling through these nations, participating in styling competitions, and encountering various characters and challenges along the way adding a unique twist to your typical dress up game.
  • The gacha aspect of the game refers to the game's randomized reward system. Players can use in-game currency or real money to pull from a virtual "Gacha" machine that acts as an ode to the spirit of traditional Gacha gaming. Players have a chance to win new clothing items, accessories, or other in-game rewards. 

A fabulous fashionista sporting her outfit of the day.


6. Honkai Star Rail

  • Star Rail is a relatively new game that is rapidly gaining momentum. The setting of "Honkai Star Rail" takes place in a futuristic world where players take on the role of "Starchasers," who are tasked with exploring different dimensions and battling mysterious creatures known as "Nightmares." 
  • Unlike other gacha games, there is a chance to earn free powerful characters during certain banner events. This encourages players to play the game without worrying about burning a hole in their pockets for characters they’ve been dying to pull. 
  • The gacha system in "Honkai Star Rail" follows the general premise of other gacha-based games, where players spend resources to obtain randomized rewards, often with rare or powerful items being more difficult to obtain, but sometimes there are some epic freebies offered as well. Another special feature is also borrowing a friend’s character per battle to help you level up, something many gacha games do not offer. 

Heroes ready to transport through the rails of time and space 


5. Honkai Impact

Unleashing the fiery wings of magic, this fearless character soars to victory against their formidable foe!


4. Fire Emblem Heroes

3. Pokémon Go! 

  • Speaking of gotta catch ‘‘em all, no gacha list could ever be complete without Pokémon go. When the trailer was released, it took trainers both old and new by storm. What made it different from the other mobile games released both then and now is that it promoted being active.
  • Another unique characteristic of the game are the Pokémon Raids. In Pokémon Go, raids are special events where players can team up to battle and capture powerful Pokémon at a specific location, typically at Pokémon gyms. These raids range in difficulty and require a group of players to work together to defeat the Pokémon within a time limit, promoting going out and making new friends.
  • Upon successful completion, players have the opportunity to catch the raid boss Pokémon and earn rewards such as rare items and experience points. You can also earn Pokémon through a different type of gacha system.
  • "Lure Modules" and "Incense." These items attract Pokémon to a player's location for a limited time, allowing them to encounter and catch Pokémon they might not normally find in that area. While not a traditional gacha system, they provide a chance-based method for encountering and capturing Pokémon.

Pikachu is eagerly awaiting for you to take the journey and become the very best!


2. BLEACH Brave Souls

  • For those who are familiar with the popular anime BLEACH, the setting of the game will be all too familiar. It takes place in the world of Bleach, which is a mix of the human world and the Soul Society. There are various locations players can explore like Karakura Town, the Seireitei, and Hueco Mundo.
  • The gameplay consists of not only epic battles, but also storylines to explore. Each storyline is divided into chapters and along the way you can unlock characters and equipment through the game’s gacha system which are called summons. Like Tales of Erin, the rarer the character the more powerful.
  • A unique feature of the game is that it’s constantly being updated with new story arcs and new events that keeps both new and seasoned players engaged. Its 3D animations and graphics sets the bar for this generation’s mobile gaming scene.

Íchigo displays a face that means nothing but trouble. 


1. Genshin Impact

  • Known for its beautiful open world and engaging gameplay, Genshin Impact has gained immense popularity and critical acclaim since its release. The cross-platform play along with its vivid open world has captivated not only its players but other game developers who’ve taken notice of the franchise.
  • ​In Genshin Impact, the gacha system is done through "wishes," which are essentially randomized pulls. Players can earn wishes through gameplay or purchase them with real money. The rarity of the items obtained through wishes varies, with some being more difficult to acquire than others.
  • Genshin Impact stands out from other mobile games due to its expansive open world, real-time action combat, and a compelling storyline. The game offers cross-platform play, allowing players to enjoy the experience on various devices as well. Its emphasis on exploration, puzzle-solving, and elemental abilities has brought a sense of newness to a traditional game characteristic.

Current Genshin Impact App Store advertisement

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