Top Real-time Strategy Game Apps of 2017 for Android

The best real-time strategy games (RTS) are found in this category. These games involve strategic thinking to control areas or factions with a real-time gameplay mechanic. Types include medieval, sci-fi, and military real-time strategy games. Real-time strategy games are great for those who enjoy strategic thinking while being kept on their toes.

Last updated 08-20-2017

Modern War by GREE
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Modern War by GREE

Android

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.

Android
Modern War by GREE

Modern War by GREE

Free

Army Men Strike
7

Army Men Strike

Android

Seller: Lunanova

40 4

Ready your army and assemble your plastic soldiers to fight in the battlefield! Don’t let the enemies bring your army down – build a Command Center, continuously train your toy soldiers, and find more heroes of various capabilities to expand your army.

There is a lot of work to do to make your base stronger and plenty of opponents to fight out there. Be the captain who your soldiers look up to and make all the important decisions that can bring your army to victory. Travel back to your childhood and enjoy this nostalgic game of little plastic soldiers!

▲ Gather more soldiers and battle weapons to successfully bring down powerful opponents.

▲ Strength and power rely on the amount of training your soldiers have -- click to build and upgrade for an edge against your enemies.

Android
Army Men Strike

Army Men Strike

Free

Rival Kingdoms
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Rival Kingdoms

Android

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!

Android
Rival Kingdoms

Rival Kingdoms

Free

Forge of Titans: Mech Wars
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Forge of Titans: Mech Wars

Android

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!

Android
Forge of Titans: Mech Wars

Forge of Titans: Mech Wars

Free

Kingdoms at War: Hardcore PVP
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Kingdoms at War: Hardcore PVP

Android

Seller: A Thinking Ape Entertainment Ltd.

40 4

The sun shines down upon the barren lands, welcoming you to claim them as your own: it is up to you to forge a powerful kingdom and formidable army using your skills of wit, dexterity, and strategic planning!

From the home screen, tap “Battle” to go head-to-head against real players. Tap “Attack” from the list and select a method of assault – depending on your opponent’s strength, each action results in a different consequence! Victory comes with a payout of gold, which can be used to purchase new equipment and power-ups to help strengthen your forces.

▲ Different battle actions can earn you gold or lose you soldiers. Think tactfully before you strike!

▲ Tapping on darkened areas of the grid allows you to explore them, opening them up to be built upon.

▲ Each quest can be performed multiple times, raising the “Mastery Level” in the process. A higher level equates to more gold earned!

Tapping onto “Kingdom” brings you to the map, where you can tap on blank squares of the grid to build different structures that increase your attack or defense. Completing objectives in “Quests” can also bring you extra gold and rare items, at the expense of losing some soldiers in the process.

Team up with neighboring kingdoms in “Clans” to access clan events and group chat, as well as take on massive monsters together. You can also hire and be hired by other players from the “Allies” screen to give your kingdom a powerful boost, grab extra cash, and help to move you up the leaderboard while becoming an influentially dominant top player!

Android
Kingdoms at War: Hardcore PVP

Kingdoms at War: Hardcore PVP

Free