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.
City building strategy games
Megapolis offers the opportunity to build a metropolis according to your desire. Such freedom to design a metropolis from your imaginations places the game amongst the top of this category. You can put the different national monuments like the Eifel tower in your city. The game is free to play.
26. SimCity BuildIt
Build a big city with skyscrapers, stadiums and beautiful landmarks as the mayor in this fun building simulation game. Link up with other mayors and plan your city. You can also declare war against some cities to destroy them since other mayors might be plotting to destroy your city too. You must make efforts to be fully prepared to protect your city. Providing infrastructures and growing your city’s population are just some of the fun things you can do in this game.
27. Virtual City Playground
In this building simulation and strategy game, you can build your city and run it the way you want. Build residences, industries and produce goods that will be distributed to stores. You can also go green by planting trees and recycling wastes. There are so many things to do in this game.
28. Pocket City
Pocket city is a great building simulation game available in both free and paid versions. Build residences, industries, skyscrapers, parks, recreational centers in your city and watch it blossom into an economic superpower.
29. Bloons Monkey City
This game is a mixture of both city building and tower defense. In this game, you fight to secure your territory from bloons and build it up into a bubbling city. You can also add more territories to your city as you recover them from the invaders. The game is fun to play and contains ads and in-app purchases. You can also connect with your friends online and on facebook to see their cities and strategies.
30. Fallout Shelter
Fallout shelter is a game about building vaults and transforming an excavation site into livable rooms. Get to know your dwellers, make them happy while also protecting the vault.
31. City Island 4
City island 4 is a city building simulation game that can be played offline. You have to transform a small village on an island into a nice city, managing transportation and other sectors directly concerning the citizens. Also, discover more islands and add them to your city.
Economic strategy games
32. Business Inc. 3D
This is a new game that simulates the business world perfectly. Players can control everything that happens in their office. You must complete projects and manage your employees. Hone your strategy and make enough profit to develop your startup. The game is free to download and play.
33. RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch
Build your own theme park in this simulation game. Manage the business and upgrade your theme park to compete with other theme parks in your city. Add shops and restaurants to your park and make it stand out. You can also visit your friends’ park while playing with them online.
34. Business Tycoon
Become a business tycoon in this business simulation game. Build a strong business enterprise from a small startup and show the world your business and economic prowess. Invest in many businesses in different sectors from around the world to grow your business empire. You can decide to merge into a strong empire with your friends or become rivals and see how things play out.
35. Bid Wars
Play the role of a budding auction tycoon and work your way to the top. Become a millionaire auction expert in this bidding game. The risks alone are not enough of course; you have to master the strategy of outbidding your opponents. Get ready to become a gambling expert in this auction simulation game while you churn the numbers in your favor.
36. Modern Age–President Simulator
For those who are prepared to be the president of their nation, this strategy games allow players to do just that. Make decisions that will influence the different sectors like economy, military and politics. Go to war with countries and make laws to govern the citizens. Set your tax rate, manage the economy while maintaining diplomatic relationship with some other countries of the world.
37. Top Eleven 2020
Manage your own football club in this football manager simulator. You are in charge of makings all the decisions you think your team and the coaching staff should make to lead your team to victory. You can compete in all the available leagues and make your way to the top. You can also connect with friends and play against each other. Believe it or not, professional sports are one of the biggest contributing factors in an economy.
38. Supermarket Mania Journey
Manage your own grocery store and contribute to the city’s economy. As such, you engage and sell groceries to people and visit the bank daily to make transactions. Remember that customer service is important in supermarket business. Open new supermarkets across the city and stock them with goods.
Space strategy games
Astrokings is a real time strategy space game. After the demise of the emperor, the world has been invaded by aliens and now lies in ruins. You have been given the assignment to rebuild the world and make history for yourself. Build strong spaceships, weapons and battle it out against enemies. You can also summon heroes and join forces with other members online.
40. First Strike: Final Hour (PAID)
As the commander of the strike force, you have to take it out with the enemies and ensure that your people are safe. Drop big nuclear weapons on enemy states and ensure it does not go out of control because you can’t afford a full-blown nuclear war. Master your strategy and control the world with your nuclear power.
41. Battlevoid: First Contact
In this real time strategy game, you are in control of the space station and orders are taken from you. Many people look up to you to save their country from impending dangers. Upgrade your weapons, research new technologies and defend the human race. It is a free game that you can download and play without a cost.
42. Space Trader
Become a trader in space, buying and selling in different planets in this epic old game. You can choose between an honest man and be wary of pirates. In contrast, you can become a pirate yourself. But be careful, lest you are arrested by the police.
43. Star Trek-Fleet Command
Star Trek-fleet command is yet another cool strategy space game. Player grows a fleet to fight with your enemies to dominate the space. You can also join forces with your friends online and raid your enemies together. Pleasers can summon favorite star trek characters and recruit them. You can also upgrade your base to become the most powerful commander.
44. Ark of War – The War of Universe
We are given the chance to become the leader of the universe in this massive multiplayer online strategy game. After building your space ark (a massive destroyer warship), you can take it out with aliens and enemies in the space. Upgrade your ark and weapons to stand better chances. Players join up in real time war online with many other arks.
45. Space Arena: Build & Fight
Set around 2000 years into the future, you have to show your spaceship building skills while building durable spaceships that will guarantee victory in battles.
46. A Planet of Mine
A planet of mine is a space simulation game. The game allows players to explore the space and develop their territory. Use your best strategy to complete challenges.
47. Galaxy Reavers
A real time space war strategy game where your main aim is to become the leader of the galaxy. Galaxy Reavers has three interesting combat modes which are the survival mode, rescue mode and escort mode. Great graphics and highly customizable characters are just some of the few things that make this game stand out.
48. Hades’ Star
Hades’ star is an online space strategy game, where players build up an empire from a single planet. Over time you will conquer other planets and build a large empire while ranking high in the leader board. The game is free to play with in-app purchases.
Military/War strategy games
49. Art of War 3
In this real time online strategy game, you are the commander and you have to fight in player versus player battles online. Being the general that you are, challenge anybody anywhere online and show what you are capable of. Also, you can participate in the global conflict by joining forces with a faction and fighting side by side with other commanders against a common enemy.
50. Rebel Inc.
Set in a post war period, your duty is to stabilize the war-torn regions. To take on such responsibility you will need to strike a balance between military and civilian duties while protecting your people. The game is modeled after the behaviors of leaders and journalists from around the world while remaining uniquely in the realm of science fiction.
51. Call of War
Call of War is involved with world war II. Players command naval battles, air strikes and tank clashes. You can choose to play as one of the big nations while attempting to conquer the world. Players also battle it out with real time opponents as you gradually become the leader.
52. Total Domination
Total domination is a massive online multiplayer strategy game where players have the duty of building a country from ruins after some catastrophic event. You must defend your territory against forces bent on wiping out the human race and all its history.
53. War Troops
Another war strategy game. This is minimalistic game with plenty of character. Your duty is to conquer trenches. Players can unlock new and interesting weapons while progressing through the game. Difficulty also increases with progress.
54. Metal Slug Attack
A new entry in the game series, metal slug attack is an evolution of metal slug defense. Players are encouraged to employ their best strategy in this game to become the best. Upgrade your battle units and participate in real time battle with 3 other players online. You can also join forces with friends.
55. War Planet Online
This exciting MMO strategy game is developed by Gameloft SE and promises to be worthy of your time. Players develop a base and gather weapons to survive to become the best in this online game. You can acquire large troops, helicopters and tanks which can be use in real time wars.
56. Battle for the Galaxy
Battle for the galaxy is a free online strategy and tower defense game. Build your formidable army and take out enemies in player versus player combats, real time battles. Earn rewards for your victories and have fun.
57. Age of Conquest IV
In this turn-based strategy game, war against computer and win rewards. You can also challenge friends in multiplayer mode. Players may choose to build a strong army in one of the strongest regions in the world like china, Russia, and even regions from the medieval era.
58. Empires and Allies
Tackle terrorists in this modern warfare game. Use tanks, drones, helicopters and other modern military equipments to destroy terrorist organizations. Build your troops and employ your best strategy to become the.
59. World Conqueror 3
World conqueror 3 is a strategy game with three difficulty levels so you can play at different levels of engagement. The aim is to conquer the world with your generals and troops. You do that by promoting your generals and using the best strategy to win.
60. Dawn of Titans
Players can build a great army, upgrade their abilities and conquer the titans in this strategy game. The battles in Dawn of Titans are of epic proportion. You can control the titans in your effort to acquire territories. The game also allows you to form alliance with your friends online and develop strategies together. The goal is to build a large kingdom while you climb your way to the top of the leader board.
61. Army Men Strike
As the captain of the green army, you must fight to conquer the evil yellow army in this military strategy game. Players recruit troops, train them to overcome their enemies and bring victory.
Naval strategy games
62. Sea Port
In this strategy game, you manage the port and the ships at the sea. Build a large town or city in an island and be in charge of the port. Also, build warehouse for all the goods you will be trading in your port. Manage Ships of different sizes and even smaller boats using your best strategy. The game contains ads and offers in-app purchases. It is also free to download and play.
63. Ships of Battle
Ships of Battle is a strategy game where you can explore the world and fight battles along the way. Battle with other pirates, steal from merchant ships and win battles as you become the best in this game.
64. Sea Battle
Sea Battle is an online multiplayer game that you can play anytime. It is very similar to old school battleship board games. The game has a unique art style that may not be for high graphics gamers. Players battle with other players from around the world for various prizes. Stock up your arsenal with battleships, bombers, mines and other weapons. You can also play against a decent AI in a desired level of difficulty, as well as with friends over Bluetooth.
65. Oil Rush (PAID)
The earth has experienced a change after the nuclear war. You have to command an army to secure the last supplies of oil on the planet. This 3D naval strategy game has appealing graphics and easy controls as well as many missions that feature tower defense, survival, rescue and more.
66. 1942 Pacific Front
Pacific Front is a naval warfare game set in the 1942 World War 2 period. You serve as the leader of the army. You can use submarines, battleships, warplanes and so many other weapons available in the game.
67. Sea Game: Mega Carrier
A multiplayer real time strategy game with nice 3D graphics. Sea Game: Mega Carrier is set in the World War 2 era. You are in charge of a carrier at sea. It’s a good idea to form allies with other people so that together, you’ll have a better chance at competing at a high level.
Turn based strategy games
TacticsAge is a turn-based strategy role playing game. Be prepared to fight other monsters with your own monster. Yes, you are going to build and train a monster, then you will use your best tactics to outwit and destroy your opponent’s monsters.
Hoplite is the next turn-based strategy game. It requires the player to use the best strategy to coordinate movements within a small mapped area. Overcome the challenge to proceed to another level and play your way up to the top of the leader board.
70. Shattered Plane (PAID)
Use your best tactics to shape the future of Elear in this turn based strategy game. Lead an army of fantasy monsters to battle. There are presets strategies named after patrons, explore these strategies and master their application to become the best. You can also play with friends on multiplayer.
71. The Battle of Polytopia
You choose a tribe in this strategy game and transform your clan to a formidable kingdom. Players build and train powerful armies that can be use to conquer other clans and kingdoms. With some impressive tactics, you can expand your territories and grow your populations.
Strategy card games
This is a strategy card game. As in most card games, players gather powerful cards to gain an edge on their opponent. It can be played with friends and other players from around the world. Wining matches help to grow your collections. For those who play competitively, there’s an 8-player tournament where just one winner takes the prize.
If you have ever wanted to start a cult then you should play underhand. Here you are the leader of a cult group and you have to manage your cult’s resources. Underhand is a cultist card game that is entirely free to download and play. The game is going to keep you entertained for as long as you can spare with its great visuals and nice sounds.
74. Clash Royale
Clash Royale is another real time multiplayer game from the makers Clash of Clans. Battle players online and acquire their trophies. You can as well challenge members of your clan to a private duel.
Krosmaga, fondly labelled the card game of the gods, is an online card game where players can play as a god and challenge other players from around the world. The most notable feature of this games is that your card collection is linked to an account that you can always access even when you switch phones.
76. Stormbound: Kingdom Wars
Four kingdoms battle it out in stormbound. A strategy card game with tactical game play and real time battle online between players from all around the world.
77. Card Thief
You play as a thief stealing treasures. You then unlock equipment cards by spending the stuffs you have stolen. Employ best strategy to get high scores to become the best.
78. War Heroes
War Heroes is a real-time card strategy game where players can go head to head. Gather all the 25 different cards in the game and choose 8 that you will use in a combat.
79. The Elder Scrolls: Legends
This strategy card game is based on the Elder scroll series. The objective is to of course to collect as many cards as you can while dominating opponents. Players can battle against friends, family and other players around the world. There is also the gauntlet, an online weekend tournament.
80. Warhammer Combat Cards
Warhammer is a collectible card game which gives players a chance to combat other players in card games. Grow your card collection and upgrade them from the Warhammer universe.
81. Dungeon Faster
Dungeon faster is another turn based strategy card game. Try to max out your attacks. Be cautious while exploring dungeons for treasures. Keep that in mind and you’ll be just fine.
82. Eternal Card Game
A strategy card game for building decks from a vast collection of cards. Players also engage in battles. Eternal card game is free to play with in-app purchases.
83. Fire Emblem Heroes
Fire emblem heroes is from the fire emblem series. This tactical roleplaying strategy game is based on an existing story with many characters from the series. Players can upgrade their skills, weapons and engage in turn-based battles. New characters have also been introduced in the game.
84. Cards and Castles
Gather collection of cards to battle against players from around the world. If your deck is reasonable and you play your cards right, you may rank among the top players. Cards and Castles is free to play.
Medieval strategy games (like age of empire)
85. Grow Empire: Rome
This game takes us back to 27BC ancient Rome. You lead the roman armies as the almighty Caesar. And thrash out every other civilization in Europe that is threatening your empire. Grow Empire: Rome is a combination of tower defense, strategy and role-playing game.
86. Stormfall: Rise of Balur
As a warlord in Stormfall, you are to protect the land of Darkshine. You are to lead the army into battle to defeat your enemies and defend your territory. You can also become allies with friends online to raid enemies together.
87. Ace of Empires II
Build empires and resist attacks in the Ace of empires 2. Make friends with dragons and use them to achieve your victory. Be king, nothing should stop you.
88. Viking Village
Viking village is a fun real time strategy game with many heroes, features and even pets. Defend your village and attack enemy villages. You can also play with others in multiplayer mode.
89. Lords & Knights
Become the most powerful ruler of the medieval era. Lords and knights is a strategy game. You oversee a castle and its knights. It is left to you to expand into an empire using the right tactics
90. Rise of Kingdoms
Design the civilization for your clan in this one. Engage other players around the world in real time battles. Use historical figures like Caesar as your commander in battles and overcome the kingdoms around you.
91. War of Empire Conquest
War of Empires lets players build their medieval empire. Players must gather resources, grow and train troops to defend the empire. The strongest nation survives in this case. Isolating yourself without a strong offense against neighboring kingdoms will eventually cause your defeat.
92. Age of Ottoman
You play as the commander of byzantine or Turkish soldiers. Win battles to advance your nation while you become a leader in the game. You can also play with friends in local area network player versus player mode.
93. Game of Warriors
In this strategy tower defense game, you are saddled with the responsibility of saving human civilization. Upgrade your defenses and train your soldiers so you can wipe out the enemy.
94. Age of Strategy
Age of strategy is a free turn-based strategy game. Players experience historical battles like the battle of troy. You can play against the computer or other players around the world.
95. Conquerors: Golden Age
Play out the history of the Arab caliphate and how they came to be in power in this strategy game. As the sultan, you should train your troops, protect your city and fight battles to conquer more territories.
Best zombie strategy games
96. Zombie Defense
Zombie defense combines both real time strategy and tower defense attributes in this fun and addictive game. As the commander, you recruit soldiers and position them to fight hostile zombies. The game boasts of many modern weapons to choose from.
97. Age of Z
Age of Z is a modern zombie infestation. There is a lot going in this game. Effectively, you must help the world overcome swarm of zombies crawling everywhere. The player recruit soldiers and equip them with modern weapons while attempting to restore human civilization.
98. The Walking Dead No Man’s Land
Set in the post-apocalyptic universe of The Walking Dead, the player must fight off blood thirsty zombies to keep alive. You can play this game alone or play against others in a player versus player mode.
99. Zombie Anarchy
Zombie anarchy is an action strategy game by Gameloft SE. Find survivors like you and rescue them in the new world where zombies are lurking everywhere. Your job is to wipe out the army of the dead and defend the living. Zombie anarchy is free to download and play.
100. Last Empire – War Z
The empire has been overrun by an army of zombies. Your duty is to protect the empire with all its resources. The is a tactical base defense game that requires a great deal of strategy.
101. State of Survival
In this ongoing zombie apocalypse, you have to protect yourself and other survivors. Rebuild the city and rescue other survivors. Make allies with other players, fight battles and defend the human race together.