Best Turn-based Strategy Games Apps

Turn-based strategy games are found in this category. These games involve strategical thinking gameplay with a turn-based mechanic. Types include fantasy, military, and sci-fi turn-based strategy games. Turn-based strategy games are great for those who enjoy strategy games where they can take their time to make a plan of action.

Last updated 03-30-2017

Dungeon Rushers
1st

Dungeon Rushers

Android
iOS

Seller: Mi-Clos Studio

40 4

Step into the shoes of the thrill-seeking adventurer known as Zeal in a surprise-packed dungeon crawler. Not happy with the cards life dealt him, our brave teenage character embarks on a quest of magic and mystery to become a legend of the underground. Fight hordes of armed and ready for battle foes using strategy.

As you progress, your character can level up and unlock weapons mightier than the toilet brush he is armed with at the start. Unlock new heroes to fight by your side, you will no doubt need them as the battle intensity heightens. Select the attack you wish to carry out, and tap on the opponent you wish to deal your hefty blow to. You will encounter battles and treasure alike by tap-navigating your way into shady spaces around the grid-based map.

▲ Unlock and choose an attack command and enemy - options differ depending on your hero!

▲ Whether there is some lovely loot or a savage skeleton army waiting in the darkness is for you to find out.

▲ Upgrade your potions and weapons in the shop, and up your inventory to deal with enemies and traps you will come across along the way.

You never know what is lurking around the corner, so prepare yourself fittingly in the shop. Buy potions, spells, and handy tools using gold earned in battle and looted from treasure chests. These can help protect you against traps and foes alike.

Hop into the Tavern to add friends ready to engage in battle. Who will be the last one standing, and who will puff into thin air - that will depend on your commitment!

Android
Dungeon Rushers

Dungeon Rushers

$4.99

iOS
Dungeon Rushers

Dungeon Rushers

$4.99

BFG: Leviathan - Free
2nd

BFG: Leviathan - Free

Android

Seller: Grand Cauldron

35 3.5

Devastating fleets from the Imperial Navy and the stubborn, brutal Space Marines are the only real competition against the Tyranids – the primary force bent on destroying the human Imperium. To trample the efforts of the power-hungry space threats, you need to assume the role of an experienced, tactical commander.

Fight your way against unforgiving hordes of galactic threats in this impressively designed, feature-packed RPG! Showcase your strategy-making skills in the Shield of Baal Campaign, where you control warships throughout the Cryptus system, and annihilate impeding armies of the enemy. Position your units around your base by dragging them towards points. Tap on the command icon to assign fighting instructions.

For more turn-based challenges, compete with other players around the world!

Android
BFG: Leviathan - Free

BFG: Leviathan - Free

Free

BombSquad
3rd

BombSquad

Android

Seller: Eric Froemling

40 4

Invite your friends to a thrilling, strategic, explosives-infused tournament of Capture the Flag, Conquest, Assault, Elimination, Football, Hockey, and Race in this collection of action minigames. You have four skills: pick up, jump, punch, and bomb. The effects of these abilities are rendered in adorable ragdoll physics. Get rid of your enemies by tossing them off the map, incinerating them with your TNT, or knocking them out with your fists. Take advantage of the randomly appearing power-ups to turn the battle in your favor!

Gather your pals via LAN, internet, Google Play, or IP address. For a more comfortable flinging experience, you can use swipe, touch buttons, or controllers. Going solo? Play against AIs in the Co-op Onslaught, Ninja Fight, Meteor Shower, and Target Practice challenges. Save the tickets you have collected to unlock more maps and characters. Proud of your most recent match, or just want to reevaluate your strategy and spot some funny bloopers? Enjoy watching the video replays. Leaderboard rankings and 41 achievements await!

▲ Quick, someone is about to throw a bomb! Dodge attacks, collect power-ups, and eliminate foes with punches and explosions before they get you!

▲ Play against AIs or human players by choosing your mode and your favorite type of match!

▲ See how well you did in the game with a detailed summary, complete with best scores, achievements gained, and leaderboards!

Android
BombSquad

BombSquad

Free

Swap Cops
4

Swap Cops

Android

Seller: Chris Savory

40 4

Be on your guard and blast hooligans coming your way! Build a team of powerful cops and get ready to blow up your enemies in a turn-based game designed with simple tap controls and an endless list of missions.

Lined up in threes with one healer in front; tap each cop to fire at incoming rivals and to swap with the front-line healer to revive fallen heroes. Just repeat the process of tapping and swapping until you complete your mission and unlock more! Earn more points and get the chance to collect 12 unique cops for more difficult battles!

▲ Fire at an endless line of enemies. Don't forget to swap cops with the healer in order to continue!

▲ Complete missions to advance; earn coins depending on how well you do.

Android
Swap Cops

Swap Cops

Free

Pixel Soldiers: Gettysburg
5

Pixel Soldiers: Gettysburg

Android

Seller: Jolly Pixel

40 4

Are you fond of playing historical war games that will trigger you to use your strategic expertise? Engage in a tactical American Civil War battle that takes place in Gettysburg and choose which side you will take: the Confederates or the Union. Strategically deploy pixel soldiers and aim for a victorious win!

Each side has a victory location marked as a star that you must take and hold to win the game. Tap on your unit of pixel soldiers to move around the highlighted blue area and attack enemies that are highlighted red. But before you attack, tap and hold on your unit to check their stats like the range, morale, and more. Win skirmishes by tactically defending your zone and conquering your opponents!

▲ Position your pixel soldiers to attack the red highlighted opponents and to tactically defend your area!

▲ Choose among the two game modes for a thrilling battle between the Union and the Confederates.

▲ Appease your history-loving side by learning more about what happened during the Battle of Gettysburg.

There are eight scenarios included like McPherson's Ridge, Oak Hill, Barlow's Knoll, and many more. You can also enjoy skirmishes using the Sandbox mode. You can either battle alone or with a friend by picking out your own units of infantry, cavalry, and artillery. One of the great features of this game is how you can expand your knowledge about the history of the American Civil War while you play!

Whenever you feel bored and in a need of a mental exercise, jump into combat and delight in claiming victory as you make use of your strategic prowess. Which side will be triumphant? Will it be the Union, or the Confederates? Their success is in your hands!

Android
Pixel Soldiers: Gettysburg

Pixel Soldiers: Gettysburg

$2.49

Star Traders RPG Elite
6

Star Traders RPG Elite

Android

Seller: Cory Trese

40 4

Travel the deep space and control your fleet. In this turn-based strategy game, your goal is to dominate the entire galaxy to win. Use your strategic skills to come up with an effective tactical decision that will help you achieve victory.

You can also command various officers and hire a wide array of fighters. Follow a space adventure that tells a political story as you make progress.

Android
Star Traders RPG Elite

Star Traders RPG Elite

$2.99

Domination (risk & strategy)
7

Domination (risk & strategy)

Android

Seller: yura.net

35 3.5

Master the art of strategy in this turn-based game. Occupy countries and take over everything on the map using your armies. Bring out the strategist in you and let the enemies bite the dust.

Players are pitted against each other in a world domination tactical showdown. Protect countries and capitals, boot others from their territory, and face the unpredictable in random missions. Be brave and dare to conquer new lands!

▲ Think carefully when placing armies. Observe your enemies' moves, or be random.

▲ Trade cards to get more soldiers.

▲ Roll the dice to commence battle.

Maximize each turn by aiming to annihilate adjacent countries. Quickly move in to occupy territories with your own soldiers and don't neglect the defense. An element of luck is brought in through dice rolling during battles. Players may compete with other players online or they may square off against any number of AIs. The main goal is to employ well planned strategies and rely on luck to win. Create brave and daring solutions in the face of challenges, and dominate to rule the world!

Android
Domination (risk & strategy)

Domination (risk & strategy)

Free

Fantasy War Tactics
8

Fantasy War Tactics

Android

Seller: NEXON Company

40 4

You are a Lord on a mission to take back what's rightfully yours from forces far more powerful than you. Though gifted with tactical prowess, a regular army will not do for your ambitious quest. Only powerful heroes are worth to serve under your banner!

In this turn based tactics game, lead an army of heroes as you take back land from your enemies. This colorful tactics game brings a nostalgia to fans of grid based combat RPGs. Anime-style character designs with unique personalities make a good combination for this isometric game.

As your forces grow stronger in the campaign, show your army's strength to fellow players by beating dungeons or engaging in one of two PVP modes: a ladder style versus in Battle of Honor and a survival mode in Dimensional Breakthrough. Lead your army to victory milord and show the world that you are a tactical genius!

Android
Fantasy War Tactics

Fantasy War Tactics

Free

1941 Frozen Front
9

1941 Frozen Front

Android
iOS

Seller: HandyGames

35 3.5

The battle of the 1941 Eastern front was considered as the largest military clash in history. Rewriting history is now at your fingertips! Refine World War II and play as a Corporal of the two powerful nations (Soviet Army and German Forces) in this turn-based strategy military simulation game! Command infantries, position the tanks, and place the airships of Red or Blue.

Your key to win is to destroy all enemy's troops with your army. To begin your campaign; first, choose a side. Each unit has its unique number of moves. Strategically place your tanks, bomber wings, and supply carriers throughout the battlefield. Corner your rivals with a strategic battle offense and defense. Tap an enemy unit to attack!

▲ Strategically place your army to build a perfect offense.The hexagon shaped tiles indicate the moves.

▲ Feel free to select what side you want to be. Is it the Soviet or the German Army?

▲ Manipulate the number of gold in the Skirmish campaign. More tanks means more fun!

Using gold, you can repair your units by tapping the repair button. Hold your position and strengthen your front rows. Carefully consider perfect tactics of warfare against your rival in the battlefield. Test your level of competency. Go into battle against other aspiring players online in the play online or pass & play mode!

People who are looking for a new tactical game, who love history, or consider themselves a military buffs will find a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction with this game. Now, prepare for the greatest battle of history and surpass your rivals to earn stripes! "Corporal, mission accomplished!"

Android
1941 Frozen Front

1941 Frozen Front

Free

iOS
1941 Frozen Front

1941 Frozen Front

Free

Age of Conquest IV
10

Age of Conquest IV

Android

Seller: Noble Master Games

35 3.5

Set during the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, this is a strategy game that will delight tactical minds and military history buffs alike. Redefine one of the most significant eras in human history as you create an empire that will last for all eternity. Can you create a kingdom that will stand the test of time?

Choose the era in history you wish to play in, choices range from the birth of Rome to its fall. Adjust the various settings to suit your taste. Once in the "world map" area, select the nation you wish to play as. Everything else, like troop movements, is tap controlled. Master all the resources under your command to rule the world.

▲Master all the available options to defeat the brutal AI and rule the world.

▲Test your patience as you manage the in-game politics.

▲Learn the art of compromise by balancing military and civilian priorities.

Expand your territory by moving soldiers into unoccupied spaces, or by defeating foreign troops. Maintain a healthy balance between taxes and citizenry happiness to maintain army strength. Use gold to hold festivals, erect defensive structures or hire soldiers. Does doing all that sound tough? Well no one said that ruling the world was easy, did they?

Experience the thrill and hardship of commanding an empire. Manage even the most minute of details to claim absolute victory. The best part? You can play it anytime and anywhere! Whether you are riding the train home after work, or in the middle of coffee break, you are never far from your empire. It will not be easy, but once the dust settles and your nation is the last one standing, smile and know that it was all worth it.

Android
Age of Conquest IV

Age of Conquest IV

Free

imonaboat89
3

January 26, 2017

It's good, but the coin system can be pretty unbalanced. The game itself is high quality and a blast to play, but the coin system kills it at times!