Strategy games are not only fun, they give the player the ability to exercise their brain(skills) in order to solve complex problems. But not all strategy games are created equal. In this article we are looking at the top 100+ strategy games on android by different categories.
- City building strategy games
- Economic strategy games
- Space strategy games
- Military/War strategy games
- Naval strategy games
- Turn based strategy games
- Medieval strategy games (like age of empire)
- Strategy card games
- Best zombie strategy games
1. Lapse: A Forgotten Future
In Lapse, you take the role of your country’s president and decide the fate of the nation. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic period. You are at the helm of affairs making decisions that have effects on nature, finances, military and your citizens. Your decisions will either buy you more play time when you show yourself capable of leading the nation or otherwise get you killed or dethroned.
2. Mini Metro
Help plan a big city’s rail network in Mini Metro. In this strategy game you will draw lines to indicate the routes so that the trains can start work immediately. Then you add more lines as the city grows and eventually you may have to change some routes. You can also compete with others in the daily challenge.
This puzzle game promise to get you hooked with trying to create unrealistic shapes based on the drawings of the famous graphic artist M.C Escher. With its minimalist design, it is easy to conclude that it is an easy game, but never mind that. The smooth graphics and sounds add a good level of flair while you try to overcome each level.
4. Smashing Four
Smashing four is a real time strategy game where you take on opponents in a fight one on one to earn rewards, win trophies and climb through the ranks. You can also join a clan of your choice or create a new one. It is a free game but contains in-app purchases. You can meet with other smashers from around the world, chat and challenge them.
5. Dream Hospital
This simulation game is a peculiar one where you act as the manager for the hospital coordinating all activities including diagnosing patients, managing the pharmacy, coordinating other staffs, dispatching ambulances, as well as managing the finances and compliance of the hospital. You can also compete with other hospitals in your imaginary city. This simulation is very detailed and requires internet connection for optimum experience.
6. Hitman GO
A mixture of puzzle and action, hitman go is a turn-based game where you have to avoid attacks from your enemies and also try to take them out all while moving pieces in a way similar to playing chess. As the level advances, you get pitched against deadlier enemies with distinct attacks.
7. Kingdom Rush
Kingdom rush is an action defense game. Just as the name would suggests, you have to defend the kingdom against orcs, trolls and other creatures. You can build towers and upgrade them when necessary at a cost. The game offers in-app purchases of the kingdom’s currency and other extras.
As real time strategy game that you are likely to get glued to all week, Subterfuge offers an unusual experience. Based on diplomacy, a strategy board game, the game requires you to master strategy and diplomacy to be a winner. When you make some purchases, you can play multiple games at the same time as well as play private games and enjoy other special privileges.
Feud (not family feud) is a turn-based strategy game developed from a board game. The pieces all have a distinct identity like in chess but on a 4 by 4 grid. Instead of moving these pieces, you swap them. Use the advantage of the pieces’ distinct features to win in Feud.
10. Boom Beach
This real time multiplayer strategy game is a combat game that is quite interesting. You have to engage in combat with the enemies using your resources and strategy while also setting some people free. In Boom beach, you can form a team with other players and attack enemy bases together. The game is free to download and play.
11. Brain It On!
Get in on the chase for the prize solving physics puzzles in this challenging and engaging game. Stars earned from a level are used to unlock the next levels. The game contains ads but you have a choice to either purchase the game completely or just simply remove the ads between each level. Purchasing the game completely gives you early access to the next levels and also removes the ads in the hints section.
12. Mushroom Wars 2
This one is a real time strategy game from the stables of Zillion Whales. Lead the mushroom tribes to defend the towers heavily against attacks using a master strategy. You can play with your friends or challenge them to a battle online.
13. Plague Inc
A unique game in which you have to attempt to wipe out humanity with a plague. Someone has been infected by your pathogen. You must use your master strategy to spread it and use it to end the world (No complaints here). Of course, you have to outwit all measures humanity will take to end your plague. Fair enough.
14. Auto Chess
Auto chess is an online multiplayer strategy game. You can challenge anybody from around the world in the ongoing tournaments. In a 8 player tournament, you have to devise strategy to beat 7 others and claim the prize. It can a very fun game and very competitive too.
15. Badland Brawl
Badland brawl is an online action strategy game. Players can choose any character from the badlands and engage in player versus player brawls with other members of the badland universe. Brawl your way to rank at the top of the leader board. The game is free to play but contains in-app purchases.
16. Cell Expansion Wars
In this strategy game, players get to demonstrate their love for their cells by protecting them from malicious cells. Also gain control of bad cells when you counterattack them. The game currently supports about 16 languages and is free to download and play.
17. Door Kickers(PAID)
Door kickers is about cops kicking down doors and taking names. Possibly the most fun way to play a cop in a game. It is a strategy game in which you are in charge of a SWAT team. You have to rescue hostages and capture bad guys. Its one of the few paid games on this list.
18. Plants vs. Zombies
In this strategy game, you have to use your zombie zapping plants to trap zombies. Use about 49 different types of plants including cherry bombs, pea shooters and walnuts.
19. Total Party Kill
Total party kill is a different strategy game where one must sacrifice their team members to solve some intelligent puzzles when your party got trapped in a dungeon. The game is free to download and play. Contains in-app purchases.
20. Brave Frontier
Call up legendary warriors and build a brave squad that can survive and lead you to victory. There are over 400 legendary characters and battle warriors that you can call to your squad. You can also combine your squads and play with friends to raid others.
21. Teamfight Tactics
In teamfight tactics, you build a team of warriors that can compete in battles. There are so many champions that you can draft into your team. The game is free to play and also offers in-app purchases.
22. Bomber Battle – Hero Return
In this classic game, you have to use bombs to trap your enemies and destroy them. You also break bricks to discover the doors to the next level. Difficulty progresses with each level and more fun is guaranteed.
Vainglory is a multiplayer online battle arena game that you can play with your friends on many compatible devices. It has about 48 heroes with distinct abilities that you can choose from. The game is free.
24. Terminator Genisys: Future War
Set in the post apocalyptic world of the movie Terminator Genisys, this multiplayer online strategy game is fun and free to play. As the commander, you are saddled with the duty of building the military, constructing buildings, strengthening the base, balance your supply of fuel, ammunitions, energy and other resources.