Top Real-time Strategy Game Apps of 2017 for iPhone / iPad

Find the best Real-time Strategy Games (RTS) for iPhone / iPad within this page. 96 Real-time Strategy Games (RTS) are reviewed and ranked based on originality, timeliness, and user-friendliness.

Last updated 06-23-2017

Throne Rush
1st

Throne Rush

iOS

Seller: NEXTERS

45 4.5

Boasting a global community of avid followers, this app has taken strategic mobile gaming to the next level. Your goal is to build up a mighty kingdom using loot collected from battling monstrous enemies. Carefully create sturdy defenses to protect yourself from unexpected invaders, or else your reign will quickly amount to little more than a distant myth. Prepare for the unexpected by constantly upgrading your structures and recruiting new soldiers to command in real-time strategic battles.

Mine gold, harvest bread, and set the scene for a prosperous empire to thrive. There are various tasks to complete, allowing you to unlock bonuses to help all aspects of the game. As you progress, your armies can increase in size and you can recruit new heroes, each possessing unique abilities such as raising the fallen into skeleton warriors! The ability to play online expands the gameplay possibilities even further! Will you rise up to the challenge and take the throne?

▲ Strategically build up a defensively sound kingdom, and monitor your game progress displayed in the numbered bars.

▲ Work your way through challenging levels by wiping out your enemies, picking up precious rewards on the way!

▲ Deploy your troops and cast powerful spells on your opponent's structures to reign victorious and bring prosperity to your people!

iOS
Throne Rush

Throne Rush

Free

Dragons of Atlantis: Heirs of the Dragon
2nd

Dragons of Atlantis: Heirs of the Dragon

iOS

Seller: Gaea Mobile Limited

40 4

Atlantis has become a lost continent and its dragons that were once so powerful have slowly been dying. Centuries later, warriors have come to discover that the age of dragons is not yet over. Destiny has chosen you to rebuild the city and raise the powerful creatures once again! Hatch your dragons and train them the same way as ancients did.

These creatures of dominance will become the defenders of your city. Summon them and discover the extraordinary skills they possess. Your goal is to complete quests that involve different tasks that may take time: constructing homes, vaults, and other buildings. Be patient and you will see your city and dragons grow to power against your enemies!

▲ Click on the empty spots and choose from homes, vaults, metalsmiths, and other buildings to recreate a city that has been lost.

▲ Hatch your dragon and raise it by feeding and training it well to unleash its powerful abilities.

iOS
Dragons of Atlantis: Heirs of the Dragon

Dragons of Atlantis: Heirs of the Dragon

Free

Modern War
3rd

Modern War

iOS

Seller: Funzio Games, Inc

40 4

War is not for the weak, and it certainly is not for the unfit to rule. If your expertise encompasses strategic power amidst all kinds of modern, worldly battles, then this quest for total global domination should sit well with you. With thousands of enemies and forces at your disposal, you can show the world that you are not a force to be reckoned with!

Take over countries by joining the modern war – run a command center where you can start building fortifications for your troops. Expand your control over to foreign territories by attacking and raiding. Actively participate in live domination events so you can get the chance to get elected as “defense leader.” Rank up your factions in the world map and stand out from the other alliances by creating the most powerful military stronghold!

▲ Analyze your rival's profile before you decide on attacking or raiding, but take note that both offenses can still reap awards.

▲ After acquiring enough resources, start building expansions for your troops. Use gold to finish construction jobs faster.

▲ Getting a higher ranking can be easily done by constantly engaging in warfare.

iOS
Modern War

Modern War

Free

Rival Kingdoms: Eye of Destruction
4

Rival Kingdoms: Eye of Destruction

iOS

Seller: Space Ape Games

40 4

Behold the world of “Estara,” an ancient realm torn by strife. Its only hope now lies with the Ancients - immortal entities who wield legendary powers. Harness their magic and use them to bolster entire armies in this fast-paced fantasy RTS!

The Ancients come in a variety of types, including Fire, Ice, and Chaos. Employ their vast repertoire of abilities as you lay siege to the Ruin’s settlements! Unlock and organize different infantry types, build Portals to send troops into battle, and start gathering mana to power up your Ancients' abilities. Strategically unleash devastating rains of fire, enhance the speed of your soldiers, and summon powerful elementals. Build up your strength, as only the most powerful stand a chance against the might of the dark forces. You can also challenge other players as you discover new Ancients; why not show them a masterclass on dishing out destruction while you are at it!

▲ Bolster your troops with your Ancient’s powerful spells and devastate your enemies defenses!

▲ Discover these mythic beings all across “Estara,” each with their own powerful magic abilities.

▲ With each victory, transform your small outpost into a mighty stronghold that can withstand a battering!

iOS
Rival Kingdoms: Eye of Destruction

Rival Kingdoms: Eye of Destruction

Free

Forge of Titans: Mech Wars
5

Forge of Titans: Mech Wars

iOS

Seller: WINKO games

40 4

Like all beginnings, Eden was a peaceful and flourishing planet. Yet evil forces in the form of the Dark Lords came and enslaved everything in their path. That was how and why the Resistance was formed – they are still bent on ridding the planet from the vile enemies but they will need all the help from you!

Fight in an elite group of titan-controlling fighters. Control your titan throughout the battlefield with as much careful strategy as you can muster. Tap on any section of the screen to make your robot move. Avoid all oncoming attacks by crushing enemies first – tap on any offensive unit to fight it. Win all the battles to unlock more damage potential and to finally save the world!

▲ Tap on the special skill at the lower right side of the screen to crush two or more enemies at once.

▲ The more effective progress you make, the more capable you will be of forming the most feared titan squad on the planet!

iOS
Forge of Titans: Mech Wars

Forge of Titans: Mech Wars

Free