Top 15 turn-based games for mobile devices

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Another Eden

Available on: iOS + android + Steam

Gender: Roleplay

Another Eden The Cat Beyond Time and Space follows the story of a young boy named Aldo on his adventure to rescue his sister Feinne from the Beast-King. When a space-time distortion occurred, Aldo found himself 800 years in the future. This turn-based mobile game primarily plays like a side-scrolling JRPG, and it involves traveling through the future, present, and past.

There are over 80 chapters and a variety of characters you can recruit through gacha mechanics to make your party stronger. Take a look at our tier list of the best characters in Another Eden if you decide to give it a try.

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2

Marvel Strike Force

Editor: FoxNext

Available on: iOS + android

Gender: Roleplay

Marvel Strike Force

In Marvel Strike Force 5, you can collect heroes and villains from across the Marvel Universe, build powerful teams, and take on Ultimus’ legions in turn-based battles.

There are different modes you can participate in such as Campaign, Blitz, Arena, Raids, Challenges, Alliance War and even Real-Time Arena if you like PvP. The combat mechanics are rather simple and easy to understand.

Even though it was released in 2018, a number of new characters are often released to keep things fresh.

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3

Legends of Runeterra

Available on: iOS + android

Gender: Card battler, Card/board game, Strategy

Legends of Runeterra

Legends of Runeterra is a collectible card game inspired by Magic: The Gathering where players face off in a battle against one. Both players start the match with the same number of life points, and the first to drop to zero loses.

All cards are inspired by the League of Legends universe, and many of the main characters from the popular MOBA are featured as Champion cards.

Everything about it is nice and polished, and the overall quality is just amazing. If you’re a fan of deck builders, Legends of Runeterra is a turn-based mobile game you’ll enjoy.

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4

Yu Gi Oh! Master Duel

Available on: iOS + android

Gender: card fighter

Yu Gi Oh!  Master Duel

Master Duel is the digital form of Yu-Gi-Oh! card game that has been going strong for over 20 years now. Build your own deck and compete against other players around the world. Win prizes by participating in special events and tournaments, or try to climb the competitive ladder in ranked duels. Of course, you can still play for fun against your friends or even against the AI. Try to find new strategies and combos that will give you the edge over your opponents and make you the number one duelist!

Discover the best meta decks to climb the ranks of the competition!

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5

Battle Chasers: Night War

Available on: iOS + android + Steam + To change

Gender: Roleplay

Battle Chasers: Night War

As we mentioned earlier, the category of turn-based games is broad and includes titles from different genres. Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a single-player J-RPG adventure featuring deep dungeon diving and a turn-based combat system. The story follows Gully’s quest to find her long-lost father, a famous hero named Aramus who suddenly disappeared one day. A group of five rather unlikely heroes, each with their own unique abilities and style, will aid Gully on his adventure.

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6

dungeon builder

Editor: Limited Rising Star Games

Available on: iOS + android + DS

Gender: Action, Strategy

dungeon builder

Dungeon Maker is a strategy game that mixes elements of tower defense, deck-builders and rogue-like.

Create your own dungeon and try to find unique strategies to survive against hordes of enemies. Carefully place the traps and monsters you have at your disposal and unlock more items as you survive.

Each turn, you can decide whether you want to rest, fight, or upgrade the dungeon by choosing fate cards. There are over 260 monsters and heroes and over 240 relics you can collect along the way and lots of special events.

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DC Worlds Collide

Available on: iOS + android

Gender: Roleplay

DC Worlds Collide

To the surprise of many, DC made a gacha game, and they actually did an amazing job.

Members of the Crime Syndicate have invaded Earth, and the only ones who can stand in their way are DC’s mightiest heroes and villains. Batman, Superman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Penguin and Bane are just a few of the names on a list that keeps growing with the constant addition of new characters.

Build teams with unique synergies and skill rotations as you try to find the perfect mix of characters to tackle different types of content.

Claim free prizes and find out who the best DC Worlds Collide characters are!

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8

Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle

Editor: bandai namco

Available on: iOS + android

Gender: Card/board game, Fighting, Puzzle

Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle

You don’t really have to be a Dragonball fan to enjoy Dokkan Battle. But if you are a fan of the legendary franchise and are looking for a turn-based game for mobile, then this title should be at the top of your list.

Since its release in 2015, Dokkan Battle has created a huge online community that is still going strong to this day, with over 350 million downloads and over $3 billion in revenue worldwide.

Its unique gameplay mixes elements of cards, board games, and even tile matching. There are hundreds and hundreds of cards featuring all of the fan-favorite characters from the Dragonball universe, as well as some less popular ones. To keep things fresh, new maps and events are added all the time.

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9

The Battle of Polytopia

Available on: iOS + android

Gender: Strategy

The Battle of Polytopia

4X are among the best turn-based strategy games for mobile devices. The four Xs are actually an abbreviation for eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate, all key gameplay elements of this genre.

In The Battle of Polytopia you can select one of the available tribes and develop it into an empire that will rule the world. Of course, it won’t be that easy! It takes a lot of strategy and planning. Fight enemy tribes, discover new technologies and explore new lands. The auto-generated maps feature makes every game a unique experience. It can be played in single or multiplayer mode.

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Hoplite

Developer: Magma Fortress

Editor: Magma Fortress

Available on: iOS + android

Gender: RPG, Strategy

Hoplite

If you’re looking for something different, Hoplite is an old-school single-player roguelike dungeon crawler that was released in 2013. Yet after all these years, it’s still unique and genuinely enjoyable.

The gameplay of Hoplite is very simple and easy to understand but at the same time very challenging. It requires strategic thinking and planning ahead, almost like a game of chess, because every decision you make matters.

The first levels are easy enough to give you the time and experience to understand the mechanics of the game, but as you progress the challenges will become much more difficult.

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11

Rakshasa Street

Available on: android

Gender: Roleplay

Rakshasa Street

After an anime series and a live-action drama adaptation, now comes a new RPG based on Xu Chen’s famous manhua, Rakshasa Street. The place where spirits go and evil spirits are kept in check. Only a privileged few can enter this place, the spiritual masters and their guardian spirits. The game features a turn-based combat system where you must mix and match skills and different Guardian classes to create a powerful team. There’s a ton of content based on the official anime and even real-time PvP where you can compete against players from all over the world.

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12

Throughout the ages

Editor: Czech Games Edition

Available on: iOS + android

Throughout the ages

When one of the best board games ever made is given a quality, polished digital release, the results are nothing short of amazing. This is a great adaptation of Vlaada Chvátil’s strategy classic, with massive replay value as each round plays out differently, even against the AI. If you are a fan of Civilization type games, you will definitely enjoy this one.

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13

Alchemy Stars

Developer: Tencent

Editor: Tencent

Available on: iOS + android

Gender: Card battler, RPG, Strategy

Alchemy Stars

Alchemy Stars is a strategy RPG with innovative gameplay. As the Navigator, you lead a team of powerful Aurorans as you move across a board by connecting tiles of the same color. Everything about Alchemy Stars is top notch. The storyline is gripping and the art style and graphics are beautiful. There are a plethora of Aurorans with various skills and abilities that you can use to create the strongest teams. Unlike other gacha games, there is no “power flow” in Alchemy Star. The game doesn’t really force players to invest in new units, with old ones remaining very competitive

Find out what are the best formations you can use! Also, make sure you don’t miss any free play rewards!

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14

The Alchemist’s Code

Developer: Gumi inc.

Available on: iOS + android

Gender: Strategy

The Alchemist's Code

From its release in 2017 to date, The Alchemist Code has created a huge online community around the world. It’s one of the best tactical RPGs you can play on mobile. Its turn-based combat system, 3D isometric view, and overall gameplay borrow elements from titles such as Final Fantasy and Tactics Ogre. Check out our Alchemist Code tier list and create the best possible team to start your adventure!

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15

kill the arrow

Editor: Humble package

Available on: iOS + android + Steam

Gender: card fighter

kill the arrow

Slay the Spire brings together two seemingly entirely different game genres as it mixes elements of roguelikes and deckbuilders. The result is a very fun and addictive gaming experience. The gameplay is simple enough for anyone to grasp, but at the same time it requires strategic thinking. You feel that every decision counts. Collect hundreds of cards and build powerful combos as you climb the spire! Overall, Slay the Spire is a turn-based mobile game like no other that will keep you entertained for a long time!

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