Top 12 Best Free Strategy Games For Android Phones And Tablets

1

The Battle of Polytopia

Available on: iOS + android

Kind: Strategy

Polytopia ticks all the boxes for the 4X strategy genre – explore, grow, exploit – while brilliantly distilling the formula for mobile.

2

Plague Inc.

Developer: Native creations

Available on: iOS + android + To smoke

Kind: Simulation, Strategy

Plague Inc.

Plague Inc. totally flips the usual heroic storyline of saving lives and instead asks you to wipe out vast swaths of humanity. It’s not a psycho-sim, but rather a dark and alluring tactical war room simulator of training and spreading viruses.

3

pocket town

Available on: iOS + android

Kind: Simulation

pocket town

An addictive city builder that captures that classic SimCity isometric magic, but with the speed and intuitiveness you expect in a mobile game.

4

Crush your enemies

Editor: Gambitious

Available on: iOS + android

Kind: Strategy

Crush your enemies

Crush Your Enemies simplifies RTS essentials almost to ugliness, with its garish two-tone battlefields. But the delicate push and pull of its territory-based gameplay is almost perfectly judged.

5

clash of clans

Developer: Supercell

Editor: Supercell

Available on: iOS + android

Kind: Strategy, Tower Defense

clash of clans

The very presence of Clash of Clans on this list can make hardcore strategy game fans vomit with rage. But his brand of laid-back city-building was hugely influential and rarely matched. We talked a lot about hacks in Clash of Clans, and if they are real. Players are really interested in how well they can get ahead of their opponents, so that’s only natural. If you have already tried the game and liked it, you really should check out the list of games like Clash of Clans.

6

Hoplite

Developer: Magma Fortress

Editor: Magma Fortress

Available on: iOS + android

Kind: RPG, Strategy

Hoplite

Guide a pint-sized Spartan warrior through gridded hex-based levels, outmaneuvering enemies with a small but diverse range of abilities. Hoplite is one of the purest strategy games on mobile.

7

clash royale

Editor: Supercell

Available on: iOS + android

Kind: Strategy

clash royale

Much like Clash of Clans, Clash Royale rarely gets the purist vote, but it was hugely influential. Part tower defense, part MOBA, part card shuffler – an entertaining strategy game.

Players interested in the game should take a look at the cards to collect first, so as not to waste precious resources. Our Clash Royale tier list will help you choose the right cards that match your style of play.

8

Battle Plans

Editor: C4M Productions

Available on: iOS

Kind: Strategy

Battle Plans

This fast, streamlined RTS mixes a bit of MOBA magic into the equation, along with an attractively clear art style. It’s not big or particularly clever, but Battleplans is certainly fun.

9

Star Trek: Fleet Command

Developer: Digital game studios

Editor: Completely

Available on: iOS + android

Kind: Strategy

Star Trek: Fleet Command

A mobile 4X strategy game without the extreme constraints of your time, Star Trek: Fleet Command brilliantly uses its sci-fi license for a deeply immersive tactical experience.

For Star Trek fans, this should be a no-brainer. They’ll find good use for our guide to the best Star Trek Fleet Command crew suits, so there’s no mistaking who owns the space!

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Langrisser Mobile

Editor: Zlongame

Available on: iOS + android

Kind: Roleplay

Langrisser Mobile

Blending tense Rock Paper Scissors with a polished JRPG universe and real-time PVP mode, Langrisser Mobile covers a number of bases. It is full of tactical content.

11

Head of Motorsport

Developer: Christian West

Editor: Christian West

Available on: iOS

Kind: Racing, Simulation

Head of Motorsport

The stakes can be relatively low on Motorsport Manager – you’re managing an F1 team, not conquering a country – but the strategic action is no less tense or cerebral for that.

12

Command & Conquer: Rivals

Editor: electronic arts

Available on: iOS + android

Kind: Strategy

Command & Conquer: Rivals

OK, so Command & Conquer: Rivals isn’t the epic RTS game you might remember from the brand. But it’s a finely honed version of the genre with a deceptive level of depth.

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