Top Real-time Strategy Game Apps of 2017

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 06-24-2017

Kingdoms at War: Hardcore PVP
11

Kingdoms at War: Hardcore PVP

Android
iOS

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

iOS
Kingdoms at War: Strategy Reborn

Kingdoms at War: Strategy Reborn

Free

Independence Day Battle Heroes
12

Independence Day Battle Heroes

Android

Seller: Zen Studios

40 4

The world has fallen into shambles and after a fierce battle in the first Independence day 20 years ago, they've returned with vegeance. Now, you must choose a side. Choose your path and create your destiny by playing this Real Time Strategy Game! Will you fight for humanity or command the unstoppable alien army? Make your breaks extra fun with this heart-stopping apocalyptic warfare!

Before you play the game, you start by choosing which army you'll fight for: Humans or Aliens. After choosing, you must build a base and fortify it with heavy artillery to fend off alien spies. Strengthen your forces by training them to inflitrate enemy bases!

▲ Infiltrate enemy grounds and attack them simultaneously!

▲ Fortify your base with dangerous laser artillery to avoid enemy invasion!

▲ Create alliances or join in one to ensure victory against enemies!

Recruit heroes from the Independence Day movies like President Whitmore, Jake Morrison, and a lot more. Train your forces and upgrade them for a powerful damage. Challenge other players online and climb the leaderboards! Create powerful alliances and share tactics to guarantee future wars. Complete missions and research for new technology that will help you in the battlefield!

Test your tactical and strategical skills through these challenging missions and online battles! Gain new friends and search new technology to defeat the enemies once and for all. Start your battle and follow your destiny as a hero rising in dire moments of the apocalypse!

Android
Independence Day Battle Heroes

Independence Day Battle Heroes

Free

Spartan Wars: Blood and Fire
13

Spartan Wars: Blood and Fire

Android
iOS

Seller: Tap4fun Corp., Ltd.

40 4

Sparta may have infinite potential for growth and an apparent abundance of resources, but it still needs a ruler for it to flourish. Now is your time to rule Sparta, and use everything in its disposal to become a world power! Take up arms and lead your warriors to gloriously epic wars, use the products of your raids for the expansion of your city, and train the armies for the ultimate battles in the Mist Caves.

Come up with your own detailed strategy for building Sparta. Invest in your people as much as you invest in training your armies to expand control and influence. Use the troop counter system to lead armies with just the right force in planned invasions. Ensure that the gods are on your side by offering them sacrifices, and level them up occasionally when you have enough pearls.

▲ The easiest way to collect more resources outside your kingdom is to raid nearby cities. Stay ahead of your enemies by conducting active raids.

▲ Start small with your kingdom - build the basics so it will stand with enough foundations, and then move on to more expansions as you make more progress.

▲ Gods that are constantly revered have a higher chance of blessing your raids and battles with more chances of winning. Don't forget to make your sacrifices!

Android
Spartan Wars: Blood and Fire

Spartan Wars: Blood and Fire

Free

iOS
Spartan Wars: MMO Battle Strategy Game

Spartan Wars: MMO Battle Strategy Game

Free

Total Conquest
14

Total Conquest

Android
iOS

Seller: Gameloft

40 4

The whole Roman empire crumbled together with Caesar's death. Neighboring countries wage war across the land for resources and glory. The time has come for you to create your own empire. Build walls and traps to ward off enemy invaders and maintain peace within your city. Become the mightiest governor and reign supreme over your opponents in this Roman combat strategy multiplayer game that will entice social war gamers!

Build and battle your way to glory in this Roman era. Everything is basically tap controlled, from constructing buildings to training units. Fill your Muster Ground with Legionarios and Praetorians and march forth to battle! Don't forget to put catapults and towers to sturdy your defenses!

▲ Pillage enemy villages for resources using praetorians and other mythical creatures

▲ With Caesar dead, Roman empire crumbles! How will you cope up with the chaos is in your hands?

▲ Boom your economy and enjoy creating an impenetrable empire! Bellona and Mars, heed our call.

Master the art of war as you battle Spurius and take over his empire in the campaign or embark on a skirmish against other players across the globe. Experience the pleasure of commanding troops, unleashing spells, and pillaging villages as you play over time!

Collect tokens to purchase immunity from raids and buy magical potions to gain advantage on the battlefield. Gather enough ambrosia and feel the excitement when you summon Mars or Bellona, as well as enlist powerful mythical creatures on your cause.

Feel the rush as you excitingly check the time on a regular basis to launch your next raid. Plus, a system that gives you control without sucking the life out of you, it's really impressive! Come, see and conquer, every time you've finished your assignment in Roman History or before going to sleep. Carpe Diem!... Seize the day and rule the ends of Rome!

Android
Total Conquest

Total Conquest

Free

R_owson
4

November 8, 2016

Top quality as expected from the developer, but have noticed quite a few bugs like server glitches and not being able to play PvP. Apart from that, great game.

iOS
Total Conquest - Online combat and strategy

Total Conquest - Online combat and strategy

Free

Castle Battles : Fast RTS
15

Castle Battles : Fast RTS

Android
iOS

Seller: Light Arc Studio

35 3.5

Play as the manliest of all the mustache-wearing males of time, Meatstachio, and sail the Icy Seas in the hopes of defeating the Clearly Evil Empire. Strategize your next move, fortify your position against all odds by carefully planning what base to construct and when you must strike. Gather important resources and prepare yourself for future attacks from the Clearly Evil Empire!

Tap to place or assign troops to a specific area in the grid and infiltrate the nearest enemy base to occupy it. Fight against powerful enemies in 40 levels of campaign stages and discover more of the story through challenging tasks to complete. Recruit more troops and experience the thrill of war and destruction in a superb artistic display!

▲ Dominate hexagon territories by sailing the world and defeating enemies!

▲ Gather more resources that your opponents and take them down with your resource management and fighting strategies!

Android
Castle Battles : Fast RTS

Castle Battles : Fast RTS

Free

iOS
Castle Battles : Strategy but FAST

Castle Battles : Strategy but FAST

Free