10 Best Strategy Games for Android and iOS

Strategy games are a fun away to put our intellectual prowess to the test. Essentially, strategy games are leadership based games, that require decision making from the player. It a far cry from the regular action games as you won’t get combat combo keys. A typical strategy game will require you to build resources, build an empire, train an army, and then proceed to conquer other kingdoms.

The increasing fan base has lead to an influx of strategy games in both the Google Playstore and the Apple app store. So in summary, you have a plethora of strategy games to choose from. This article streamlines that list, by offering you a comprehensive list of 10 of the best strategy games for Android and iOS. These games are outlined below;

1. Tropico


The game Tropico places you in the position of a dictator leader, who is tasked with the responsibility of overseeing the affairs of an underdeveloped Caribbean, with untapped resources. As a player playing the role of the dictator El-Presidente, you are to make the most of the available resources, with the aim of making Tropico top notch.

In making the most of the available resources, you are expected to construct new roads, new buildings, train military personnel for security, build military bases, schools e.t.c. Managing Tropico also requires you to settle protests, that may lead to war against your government, as this may terminate your influence on the island.

As the role player, you will be provided with updates from your advisors, updates that inform you an the issues that need to be addressed, this also goes a long way in helping you manage Tropico.

Tropico is available on both the Apple app store and the google play store for downloads.

2. Mushroom War 2

Mushroom Wars 2 on Steam game

Get ready to lead an army of warrior mushrooms to victory. The Mushroom war 2 game is a strategy game based on domination by war. The task at hand is to guide the warriors around different territories on the map, build shelters, improve army strength, and then proceed to conquer the kingdom on the map. This whole process involves good resource management, which is pegged on

There is also a provision for enthusiasts to top up gameplay, buy going to an online mode. This way the battles become your kingdom versus theirs. The battle of who conquers more kingdoms. Mushroom war 2 is available for download on the Google Play store and the Apple App Store.

3. The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout

The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout

Remember the movie prison break? Here is your chance to play Michael Scofield in a virtual world. The Escapist 2: Pocket breakout is a strategy game based on a prison escape. The story here is pretty simple. You are required to apply the best decisions to escape prison.

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The monopoly of escape routes is ruled out here, as there are several ways to break out. However, what is constant in each method chosen, is the need to steal supplies to create items, bribing guards with money earned, facilitating prison riots, and lots more. Escapist 2 basically has 5 prisons, with different security levels, you can describe them as three different stages. Finally, escapist 2 is available on Android and iOS download.

4. Civilization Revolution 2

Civilization Revolution 2

Still on the topic of best strategy games for Android and iOS. Civilization 2 is yet another top-notch recommendation you should totally checkout. Its a sequel to the Sid Meier’s epic turn-based game. The story here is pretty much almost the same as the aforementioned.

Civilization 2 requires you to build an empire with all the segments well resourced. This encompasses building a formidable army, which will protect your empire from a Seige. Civilization Revolution 2 is available for download from the Google Playstore as well as the Apple App store, which means you can get the game on your iPhone.

5. XCOM: Enemy Within

XCOM: Enemy Within

Enough with trying to build empires. There is a new task at hand. Aliens are invading the earth and you have to stop them. Of course, you need to manage a team of highly trained soldiers who have the obligation to protect the earth from these foreigners who certainly don’t mean well. The quality of your decision, tells the wether the invasion will be successful or not.

Enter the game, you have a wide range of choice6. s to make, choices that include weapon selection, battle positions, and lots more. The XCOM: Enemy within the game is available for downloads from the Google Playstore and also the Apple App Store.

6. Pandemic: The Board Game

Pandemic: The Board Game

Get ready to save the world from a pandemic upsurge. The Pandemic Board game as its name may clearly imply, is a strategy game that tasks its players to employ the right strategies, managements towards curtailing four deadly diseases that threaten the existence of the human race.

This strategy game requires you to build a team of medical experts qualified enough for controlling these life-threatening diseases. Enter the game, you will have to a team to occupy the 7 different roles, you have five difficulty levels, a training mode with 4 challenges, and lots more. The Pandemic board game is available for download from the Google Playstore as well as the Apple App Store.

7. Star Command

Star Command

The graphics may not be top-notch, but the gameplay sure is. Star command takes you to space, making you a galactic guard, whose job is to put things in place in space. Much like other territory preservation games, you are charged with managing resources available, to build a formidable stronghold that can wade of attacks.

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Inside the game, you can build your own ship, select from a list of four distinct ship hulls, discover over 10 species, and lots more. Star command is available for download, from the Google Playstore, as well as the Apple App Store.

8. Bad North

Bad North

As a player of the bad north game, you are employed to protect the idyllic island kingdom from the same marauders that killed the king, which places you on the defensive and as such you need to build your military force, making them a formidable force that can withstand each wave of attack. This is achieved via top-notch strategic planning and application.

Bad  North is available on both the Google Playstore and the Apple App Store for downloads.

9. ROME: Total War

ROME: Total War

Becoming the leader of ROME is near impossible, but not in a virtual world like that of Rome Total war. Here you are offered the opportunity to make moves that leads the ROME to success in battles. How good are your leading skills? Do you have good acumen for leadership? Its time to put that to test in this virtual world.

Inside the game, we have 19 factions to choose from. Aside from battling, you also have to strategically oversee religious affairs, political economics, and lots more. Rome: Total war is available on the Google Playstore and also on the Apple App Store for downloads.

10. The Battle of Polytopia

The Battle of Polytopia

Last but certainly not least is yet another top-notch strategy game. The Battle of Polytopia falls in the same line as most of the aforementioned games. As the chief strategist, you are charged with the job of making sure your clan flourishes, you are to make the most of the available resources.

The game encompasses farming, mining, and lots more. This would help generate the required finances to erect structures, train warriors, and lots more. The Battle of Polytopia is available for download, from the Google Playstore and also the Apple App Store.

Wrapping up

There you have it – a comprehensive list of 10 of the best strategy games for Android and iOS. If you have any personal favorite or other recommendations, feel free to drop them in the comment below. We would love to hear from you.

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