Best Tactical RPG Apps

Tactical card RPG games are found in this category. These games involve collecting and using character cards to use in battle. Types include fantasy, scifi, and war-based tactical card RPG games. Tactical card RPG games are great for those who enjoy the thrill of RPGs and the challenge of collecting and upgrading cards.

Last updated 04-24-2017

Fire Emblem Heroes
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Fire Emblem Heroes

Android
iOS

Seller: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

45 4.5

The power-hungry Emblian Empire is out to take total control of all worlds, and it is up to the brave Order of Heroes from the Askran Kingdom to put an end to their evil deeds. Team up with dozens of favorites from across the “Fire Emblem” series – as well as a few new faces – and call upon your skills of strategy and critical thinking in order to succeed!

In battle, tap and drag a character to any of the blue highlighted squares to move. If a hero’s equipped weapon is in range of an opponent, tap and drag them onto the enemy until the double sword icon appears to unleash an attack. The turn ends once all of the party have performed an action, whereupon the opposing party makes their move. End the battle by eliminating all adversaries!

▲ Tap “Danger Area” for hints of where not to move to, and “End Turn” to finish a turn early.

▲ After a certain number of turns are completed, special skills are automatically activated that dish out extra damage!

▲ Equipped characters appear on the home screen, who can be chatted to with a tap. Tapping the owl takes you to the mail screen, where you can collect gifts.

From the main menu, tap into “Battle” to view the different modes available, including the narrative-driven “Story Maps,” practice focused “Training Tower,” and online multiplayer “Arena Duels.” Battles across all modes earn you rewards and experience that can be used to level up characters and unlock new skills.

Call upon new heroes by tapping into “Summon” and using Orbs to unseal allies, from the charismatic “Odin” to the brooding “Raigh.” Each character comes with their own strengths and weaknesses, and can be organized into teams by tapping into the “Allies” screen. Mix and match heroes into up to five separate parties to help balance their abilities, and work to save the Askran Kingdom once and for all!

Android
Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes

Free

iOS
Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes

Free

Hearthstone
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Hearthstone

Android
iOS

Seller: Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

45 4.5

Come, bring yourself to the Inn, and draw up a chair as the battles are about to begin! Choose your Hero, carefully decide what minions will serve you, and save those powerful spells for your worst enemies!

Blizzard has brought Warcraft to your digital device, releasing mages, hunters, paladins, and more to battle in the Inn, via cards. Beautifully detailed pictures, paired with witty dialogue on an easy interface has created a game so enthralling and charming that you may want to stock up on Tremor Totems!

▲ Each turn restores more of your mana, which lets you play more cards!

▲ Find the best combinations of spells, minions, and powers to bring your opponents to their knees!

▲ Nine heroes to choose from, each with unique power. Blue cards are rare, and orange are legendary.

With the number of people playing, and the variety of cards that you can choose to use, you may never know what to expect during battle. The good thing is, that no matter what deck of cards you are facing, you will be paired with someone who matches your skill level. This allows for a fairer chance to complete your Quests, while netting gold after each victory to buy new cards!

Design unique card decks, decide how you want to play (heavy hitter, spell-slinger, or even zany cards only) and prove your might! The battlefield might be one of ale quaffing and crackling fires, but you will need lightening fast reflexes and a steady strategic mind to reign here!

Android
Hearthstone

Hearthstone

Free

iOS
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Free

STAR WARS™: FORCE COLLECTION
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STAR WARS™: FORCE COLLECTION

Android
iOS

Seller: KONAMI

40 4

Recruit heroes and venture into the galaxy far, far away. In this Star Wars card game, players collect different cards and create teams for battle. Play through classic Star Wars films starting from A New Hope to Return of the Jedi. Some in-game events are even based on moments of the famous series!

Collect various cards from known characters such as Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Master Yoda to some of the supporting cast. Each card has different special abilities that can be used during battle, with rare cards having better abilities than common ones.

Selection and battle controls are simple taps and swipes. PVP battles hardly require any player intervention, aside from the formations of your units. With a lot of classic and new characters, this is definite must play for avid Star Wars fans. When players enjoy this app, it is definitely not because of a Jedi Mind trick!

Android
STAR WARS™: FORCE COLLECTION

STAR WARS™: FORCE COLLECTION

Free

iOS
STAR WARS FORCE COLLECTION

STAR WARS FORCE COLLECTION

Free

DC Legends
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DC Legends

Android
iOS

Seller: Warner Bros. International Enterprises

40 4

A dark entity has cast a deadly shadow across the DC Universe, throwing the worlds into utter turmoil. The only option is to form teams of unlikely allies of heroes and villains – from Batman and the Joker to Superman and Lex Luthor – and destroy the vicious Manhunters and nefarious Nekron once and for all!

From the home screen, tap ‘Story Campaign’ to follow each stage of the storyline. Tap on ‘Battle’ to enter the battle preparation screen, where you can select up to four heroes to take into combat each turn. On the battle screen, the currently selected hero is shown with a blue ring underneath them. Tap on an enemy to attack, or tap the ‘Auto’ option on the top left to toggle the auto battle option on or off to speed up the gameplay.

▲ Each character and enemy has an affinity, shown in the icon above them. Refer to the diagram on the upper-right to see the correlations of strengths and weaknesses between affinities.

▲ Battle across familiar backdrops from the DC Universe as cinematic cutscenes take your battles to new heights!

▲ Collect ‘Hero Fragments’ as you play to gradually increase a hero to 5-star ‘Legendary Status’, which changes their appearance and unlocks new abilities.

After each victory, you can earn a variety of rewards, from experience points to new playable characters. Rewarded heroes can be unlocked by tapping into ‘Heroes’ from the home screen and tapping on their portrait. From this screen, owned heroes can also be leveled up, as well as have new super powers unlocked and upgraded.

Looking to duke it out against friends? Unlock the ‘Wraith Arena’ to access PVP gameplay, which pits your teams against others online. Earn rewards and rise through the ranks of 14 unique Leagues in a fight to the top! You can also take part in daily or weekly missions to unlock rewards to help level up your heroes to Legendary status, and take back the DC Universe once and for all!

Android
DC Legends

DC Legends

Free

themilddiva
5

November 5, 2016

Sooo much fun! And pairing up random characters from the DC universe is great. Easy to play and has really great graphics and animations!

iOS
DC Legends

DC Legends

Free

Star Conflict Heroes
5

Star Conflict Heroes

Android
iOS

Seller: Gaijin Distribution

35 3.5

Prepare yourself for an epic adventure across the stars in this immersive space ship RPG! In a galaxy full of marauders and warring factions, you play the role of an ambitious space captain who works to survive (and turn a profit). Guide your main battlecruiser through the cosmos in a search for resources and deploy your ships in the face of enemy attack.

Combat in this game is an intense mix of turn-based and real-time action. Wait for your main weapons to charge up and launch them quick to gain the upper hand. Obtain parts for upgrading your armada and even blueprints for unlocking more ships to expand the fleet!

From the powerhouse “Dragon” frigate to the disruptive “Lynx” interceptor, you will need as many ships at your disposal to tackle the galaxy’s biggest threats. A tale of war and intrigue awaits as you do business with all those in the cosmic power struggle. See to it that your crew rises from it all and keep sailing across the stars!

▲ Destroy waves of marauding spacecraft by making the most of your fleet’s primary weapons.

▲ Gather blueprints and parts to gain new ships and expand your armada.

▲ Explore entire solar systems to acquire resources and fulfill campaign missions.

Android
Star Conflict Heroes

Star Conflict Heroes

Free

iOS
Star Conflict Heroes

Star Conflict Heroes

Free