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 08-19-2017

Trenches of War
216

Trenches of War

Android

Seller: Vashta Entertainment

20 2

Not many RTS games capture the true grit of trench warfare, especially those that attempt to capture the look and feel of both world wars. A rare exception is this side-scrolling strategy game!

The war campaign is divided into levels. Players start by using their limited funds to send out infantry and capture the trenches. Unlike regular RTS games, players need only to order their troops with “Halt” or “Advance” to clash with enemy forces. The level is cleared upon capturing the enemy base!

▲ Tap the icons at the bottom to expend funds, then send units straight into the trenches!

▲ Order them to “Advance” to capture more places, and eventually seize the enemy camp!

▲ Unlock tanks and artillery to provide cover for your troops.

Commanding the troops is simple, but requires a good sense of timing and resource management in order to send the right units to the battlefield.

Much like in the real world wars, the enemy always has something up their sleeve. There are also ways that the battlefield can be used for tactical advantage. Hide troops within tall grass, or hold the line in the trenches by fortifying them with barbed wire. Higher levels also feature access to biplane support and flamethrowers! Levels can be adjusted in terms of difficulty should you ever desire a bigger challenge .

Would you prefer a battle of attrition with snipers? Perhaps it would be better to man each trench with a battalion of five. One will certainly need the cunning of a commanding officer to proceed and ultimately win this war. Relive the grit and glory of fighting in the trenches!

Android
Trenches of War

Trenches of War

Free

War Ages - Legend of Kings
217

War Ages - Legend of Kings

Android

Seller: Shenzhen Leyi Network Co.,Ltd.

20 2

Lead your people through the course of human history and establish a kingdom that will last until the end of days. Start with the stone age and make you way through the wood and medieval ages, and build a kingdom that will last for all time.

Tap the onscreen icons and structures to interact and explore your options. Gather resources to construct buildings and assemble an army. Protect your kingdom from invaders and launch attacks against other cities.

▲Explore your city building options.

▲Erect structures and complete quests.

▲Create alliances with kingdoms from all ages.

Use your charisma to inspire your people to procure resources, construct massive infrastructure, and manufacture weapons. Train an army to both repel invaders, and crush your opponents. Use diplomacy to build alliances with like-minded monarchs.

The people have sworn fealty to you, O great king! Their hearts and lives are yours to command. Now you must take up the sword and crown as you lead your people to an immortal empire. Can you build a kingdom that will stand the test of time?

Android
War Ages - Legend of Kings

War Ages - Legend of Kings

Free

Age of Crowns
218

Age of Crowns

Android

Seller: finger-fun

20 2

Have you ever wanted to rule an empire? With this real-time strategy game, you can develop your own empire! Start by recruiting the most invincible heroes out there, then attack an army of enemies and monsters!

Pick your best towers and troops with simple scrolling and tapping controls. Set up your battle strategy and watch your troops attack until every single enemy is eliminated. Travel to the ancient ruins to purchase powerful relics for future battle,and rule your empire with wise tactics!

Android
Age of Crowns

Age of Crowns

Free

Clash Of Orcs & Tower Defense
219

Clash Of Orcs & Tower Defense

Android

Seller: Evolution Vault

15 1.5

Tired of switching from one game to another? Have one diverse game with all of your favorite genres!

In this versatile app, you can experience the multi-tasking mechanics of tower defense and the pleasure of a real-time strategy game! Upgrade your tribe into a fortified base, and watch as waves of enemies try to destroy your camp. When defending is not your strong suit, train a legion of warriors and mythical creatures to do your bidding.

Turn your free time into an exciting struggle to beat the odds and survive in this intense game. Fight off waves of skilled opponents while planning to take down enemy tribes. Experience a game with flexible mechanics!

Android
Clash Of Orcs & Tower Defense

Clash Of Orcs & Tower Defense

Free

Iron Dust
220

Iron Dust

Android

Seller: GameCube App

15 1.5

It’s 2414 and Earth is dying. Mankind has no choice but to migrate into space and make a home on an alien planet. Everyone is dreaming of peace in this new home, but it is better to be safe than sorry! Is it doomsday or the dawn of mankind?

Build your base on the planet called “Iron Dust.” Set up your defenses and invest in technological research. Build up your "mechas" and prepare to defend your territory. Rain missiles down on your foes and expand your base.

▲ Build structures and units faster when you become a VIP.

▲ Build beautifully 3D rendered units including mecha warriors!

Annihilate everything in sight with “Thor’s” rain of missiles! This action-packed and sci-fi themed base building game will dazzle gamers who are fans of strategy and RPG games. With easy to learn game controls, users can command units in no time. Get your spacesuits on and protect your new home!

Android
Iron Dust

Iron Dust

Free