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

Griblers
16

Griblers

Android

Seller: Grumpy Games

35 3.5

Join and help mythical creatures find their way home in this turn-based, fantasy role-playing game. You will help them explore forests, lakes, and farmlands in search of different resources, like rocks, water, acorns, and wood to build and upgrade their homes and other structures.

Goods can also be traded for other resources. All you need to do is click on the market and trade your materials there. Once you have gathered the necessary resources, you can start building other structures in your land. In the workshop, you can craft tools using the ancient recipe book. You should also be careful in fighting with monsters you meet along the way. Keep on expanding your turf to finally reach home!

▲ Explore different parts of the land to find resources.

▲ Upgrade these structures to level up in the game.

Android
Griblers

Griblers

Free

Hustle Castle: Fantasy Kingdom
17

Hustle Castle: Fantasy Kingdom

Android

Seller: My.com B.V.

35 3.5

Be a wealthy and powerful lord of a medieval castle with subjects to answer to your every beck and call. You will rule a fortress that will give shelter, feed, and protect your people and land from invaders, like OM-NOM, Mighty Brainpan, and Abyss Lord.

You will need to build your castle from scratch, adding more rooms and upgrading them as you earn more gold and diamonds. You will also need to train your warriors to help you destroy the enemies. Be sure to upgrade your scribes’ skills to ensure success!

▲ Build and upgrade your castle to protect your kingdom from intruders.

▲ Oh no, invaders are coming! Train your subjects hard to fight the enemies.

Android
Hustle Castle: Fantasy Kingdom

Hustle Castle: Fantasy Kingdom

Free

Gladiator Heroes
18

Gladiator Heroes

Android

Seller: Genera Games

35 3.5

Unlock a diverse map as you build and defend your empire! This is the land of the gladiators where history is made in the battlefield. Being both a warrior and an emperor, you will have to build your gladiator academies, infirmaries, armour, and arenas. You have all the power to transform your lands – it is time to make them prosper.

Design and train your warriors and prepare them to face deadly battles. Challenge your friends to multiplayer combats and compete in rankings. Fight in a variety of arenas and take down your opponents strategically. Follow Lucilla’s tips carefully and learn how to become the famous lanista in the Empire!

▲ Start with building gladiator residences where you can hire and train your warriors.

▲ Fight battles in auto-combat and click on their skills at the lower left of the screen to defeat your opponents faster.

Android
Gladiator Heroes

Gladiator Heroes

Free

Blitz Brigade: Rival Tactics
19

Blitz Brigade: Rival Tactics

Android

Seller: Gameloft

35 3.5

Wars are not won with sheer strength. For the most part, the sides who were able to win were the sides that created the most effective strategies. In this mobile port's version of war, all proponents of battle possess tactic-devising powers that rival each other; thus outlasting each other in the battlefield is truly a challenge! However, with your expertise in the art of war, you might just be able to rise through the ranks and defeat all of your enemies.

To survive a battle, you must defend your base at all costs. Two defense units will be placed at either side of your base, and the rest of your offensive units you will have to send the battlefield. Don't be brash when it comes to deployment — as is essential to winning the war, you must deploy them tactically, or risk losing energy and troops to that of the enemy's!

▲ Weaken the enemy's defensive units by sending troops of your own.

▲ Upgrade your troops' dealing damage with coins so you can win battles faster.

▲ Join a private division with your friends and conquer the world together!

Android
Blitz Brigade: Rival Tactics

Blitz Brigade: Rival Tactics

Free

Tactics Crush RTS
20

Tactics Crush RTS

Android

Seller: Fun Wave, Inc.

35 3.5

Enemies are waiting for you in the field. Prepare your troops of heroes to deploy in a strategic combat with different tactics to apply. You get to decide how the formation of the squad will be. Select who attacks first and where troops are placed before you tap and complete your attack.

There are four modes to play in. Complete missions of different sets of challenges or engage in an open world battlefield for nonstop action. Take advantage of power ups that you can use to strengthen your forces. How long will you last in the battlefield.

▲ Tactical combats to engage in with special skill that advances you to victory.

▲ Form your squad with heroes of different levels as support in battle.

▲ Choose your path from the four action-filled modes.

Android
Tactics Crush RTS

Tactics Crush RTS

Free