In 2016, Lords Mobile won the Google Play Awards for "Best Competitive Game", in 2017 it was nominated for "Best Multiplayer Game" and called "Android Excellence Game" by Google.
The world is much changed after the first emperor's death. Driven by their ambition and greed, Lords seek power and shatter the peace that once reigned. The Land has been split into myriad clashing kingdoms, many declaring themselves the rightful heirs to the throne. Countless monsters have risen from the depths to wreak havoc across the battle-scarred lands. The endless king wars for glory and power have begun, and the time for a battle hero to rise up has come...
Lords Mobile combines open-space RPG, Real-time strategy, and world-building mechanics. Its gameplay consists of several game modes. the most notable of which are PVP-battles. Players should develop their own base and build an army in order to attack enemy bases, destroy them, seize resources, and capture enemy leaders. Usually, players can attack only enemies from their own kingdom, but during the Kingdom Clash (KvK), all servers (sometimes, only one selected by system) are opened for attacks (excluding new servers which protected by shields). Players can attack monsters and other world bosses that periodically appear on the kingdom map in order to claim resources from them. In addition to the usual attacks, players can participate in contests, the purpose of which is to capture a location on the map, earning bonuses to either his or her profile or the guild he or she is a part of:
- Wars for Wonders;
- Feudal Wars;
- Battle Royal.
View of battle field (attack of enemy's base)
The game also has several additional gameplay modes:
- Hero Stages - PvE-mode, the player fights through a series of challenges using unique Heroes. Completing the stages can earn the player new Heroes, Hero experience, and materials for Hero equipment.
- Colosseum - PvP-mode, the player, selects up to five Heroes and fights against another player’s preselected Heroes. Victories result in Hero experience and higher position on the Colosseum ranking. The game’s premium currency, Gems, is awarded to players based on their rank.
- The Labyrinth - PvE-mode, the player can challenge a boss in order to claim various resources and speed-up items. On occasion, players may earn a jackpot of Gems.
- Kingdom Tycoon - PvE-mode, the player uses luck token to roll a dice and moves forward till they reach the end of the map. The player gets different resources, items and even chests on the way and a gemming gremlin at the end where they have a chance to win the jackpot of Gems.
Attacks and defences in the game require developed tactical and strategic thinking. The player should not only know which heroes to take into battle, what equipment to wear, but also be able to make quick decisions that are correlated with the current situation. Capturing locations (f.e. Wonders ) requires in many respects the coordinated action of several players of one guild.
Players can join or create guilds in order to collaborate with other players regardless of location. Guildmates are able to assist their allies with build time and research time. They can also earn rewards for their allies by defeating world monsters and making in-game purchases. Each guild has a leader (R5) who can assign the ranking and positions of the guild members.
Lords Mobile features over 45 characters known as Heroes . They are divided into several classes: Intelligence , Strength , Agility . All Heroes are unique with different skills, attributes, designs, and backgrounds. The strategy of the game assumes the need to improve these characters. Some of the Heroes are only available through in-game purchase bundles, other are unlocked by completing Hero Stages .