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Best turn-based strategy games for android

1.Final Fantasy VII

Paid: $15.99

Final Fantasy VII is a turn-based strategy game developed and published by Square Enix. It was released for the PlayStation and will be included in the upcoming PlayStation Classic release.

  • Jason West

    by Jason West

    This is arguably the greatest turn-based game at the moment. It is only fitting I think because it was based on one of the best games in this genre du More

  • Kimberly Johnson

    by Kimberly Johnson

    I played Final Fantasy VII way back in the days on PlayStation and loved it. So I was eager to try it when I saw it was available to download on Andro More

  • Timothy Bailey

    by Timothy Bailey

    Luckily for every fan of turn-based strategy games, the greatest one ever created is now available on Android. I'm of course talking about Final Fanta More

2.The Walking Dead No Man's Land

With in-app purchases
The Walking Dead No Man's Land is a turn-based strategy game developed by Next Games. It is the official game of AMC's hit TV show The Walking Dead and players get to play the iconic characters from the show.
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  • Crystal Ruiz

    by Crystal Ruiz

    I love The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead. So naturally, when this came out, I immediately got hooked. It's fun playing this game especially s More

  • Richard McDonald

    by Richard McDonald

    The solution only directs to a single game on the Play Store. It does not list several strategy games for Android like the problem requires, so it is  More

  • Carolyn Brown

    by Carolyn Brown

    This game is turn based and is for android so it does fit that bill. However I don't really know if I wanted to go walking dead but overall a solid op More

  • Tiffany Dixon

    by Tiffany Dixon

    I needed some turn-based strategy games for Android. I found The Walking Dead No Man's Land and it has worked out great if you are a fan of the show.

3.Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions

Paid: $13.99

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is a tactical RPG developed by Square Enix. Players control a mercenary named Ramza who finds himself embroiled in a civil war and an ancient demonic evil that has begun to take over the world. 

  • Angela Qiao

    by Angela Qiao

    This game is very engaging and immersive. The animation is rich and really adds to the game. The main issue with the game is that it is a port and tha More

  • Larry Hansen

    by Larry Hansen

    I gotta say I was surprised to see how good this game is. The game is pleasing to the eye and you really gotta think your way through in a battle and  More

  • by Wu Han

    FF Tactics is a port of the original turn based games to the android platform. It has a steep price with quite a few bugs, though the gameplay is grea More

  • by Matthew Beck

    Final Fantasy is a classic in the genre of role playing games. FF Tactics: War of the Lions doesn't disappoint. I ran into a few technical problem on  More

4.Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf

Paid: $17.99 with in-app purchases
Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is a free-to-play squad-based turn-based strategy with upgradable characters and perks. Plus collectible cards representing the arsenal of weapons and abilities. 
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  • Martha Montgomery

    by Martha Montgomery

    Warhammer has been one of my favorite games and Space Wolf is my go-to mobile game when I want to unwind. I just like the medieval settings and the gr More

  • Randy Nelson

    by Randy Nelson

    I do not think it is a good idea to call Warhammer game as the BEST turn-based strategy games for Android. Right now, so many turn-based games are ava More

  • by Roy Bell

    This game has a nice challenging strategy about it. You can control many different units in a dungeon or medieval settings, it gives a great challenge More

  • Esteban Osorio

    by Esteban Osorio

    I'm not a big fan of card-based games so I thought Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf was a little boring. It's a turn-based strategy game for Android. If y More

  • by Ishan Sen

    Boring and expensive! I couldn't even play it very long without being bored.

5.King's Bounty: Legions

with in-app purchases
King's Bounty: Legions is a turn-based fantasy game developed by Nival, Inc. It is part of the King's Bounty game series and features a PvP mode, allows players to take part in tournaments, and has a platform for online chat.
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  • Angela Martin

    by Angela Martin

    The only good thing about this game are the graphics. The visuals are beautiful for an Android game. But, that doesn't make up for the horrid game pla More

  • Kathy Dean

    by Kathy Dean

    King's Bounty has a number of games under its wings and Legions is probably the best one in the series. The game has incredible graphics. While you ca More

  • Ayaan Sengupta

    by Ayaan Sengupta

    It's not close to being the best. I don't want to connect with Facebook. It is a cash grab. It sucks.

  • Omar Granados

    by Omar Granados

    I like playing strategy games to spend some downtime while at work or waiting for a bus. King's Bounty: Legions is the game for Android I was waiting  More

  • Eugene Owens

    by Eugene Owens

    King's Bounty: Legions is a mobile strategy game set in a medieval time period. Battle knights and warlocks and compete with friends in epic PVP clash More

6.The Battle of Polytopia

with in-app purchases

The Battle of Polytopia is a turn-based strategic adventure game developed by Midjiwan AB. Users can pick and choose among different tribes and wander and explore the sark cold forests of Barduria.

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  • Jesse Hughes

    by Jesse Hughes

    I am hooked to this game. Needless to say that I spend hours upon hours playing Polytopia. The game runs perfectly. The user-interface is top-notch. And best of all, it is free and can be played offline!

7.Civilization Revolution 2

Paid: $9.99

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 is a 4X turn-based strategy video game for mobile devices. The Declaration of Independence has been signed and the Revolutionary War has just began: liberate America from the British empire. 

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  • Jacob Walters

    by Jacob Walters

    One of the best known strategy games for Android devices. Civilization Revolution 2 builds on the original game to make building an empire even more a More

  • Emma Wu

    by Emma Wu

    I've heard of this game from a friend and told me it was a good game that you don't have to spend a lot of time with. Safe to say that he was right. B More

  • Kevin Barnett

    by Kevin Barnett

    Civilization is probably the gold standard ideal of turn based strategy games. Civilization Revolution 2 for Android follows right in the footsteps of More

  • Katherine Hudson

    by Katherine Hudson

    For those us who want to rule the world in a positive way, Civilization Revolution 2 is the game to play. Build a country, civilization, state of the  More

8.The Banner Saga 2

Paid: $24.99 with in-app purchases
The Banner Saga 2 is an epic, story-based and tactical role-playing video game developed by Stoic and published by Versus Evil. It is the sequel to The Banner Saga, which took the indie gaming world by storm. 
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  • Angela Wells

    by Angela Wells

    I love playing games with sequels. I also like the first Bannar Saga game and so far, I have not regretted getting this game. The cut-scenes are very  More

  • by Gregory Stone

    I'm confused... If the problem is regarding a type of game for Android, how does a game that's available on Steam for Windows and Mac solve the proble More

  • Humberto Domínguez

    by Humberto Domínguez

    The Banner Saga 2 is fantastic 2D style game with a story driven role-playing narrative. Making decisions that impact your heroes and leading the grou More

  • Jack Sanders

    by Jack Sanders

    The Banner is a great choice if you're looking for a quality game on Android. The graphics are out of this world. I think it's an awesome game to play More

  • Richard Warren

    by Richard Warren

    The Banner Saga 2 is a pretty cool turn based strategy game for Android. The gameplay is pretty smooth and the story is good.

9.The Banner Saga

Paid: $9.99
The Banner Saga is a viking-themed tactical RPG in which every choice matters. Start your journey in a beautiful 2D immersive animation with more than 25 playable characters with unique personalities.
  • Justin Mason

    by Justin Mason

    The Banner Saga is a simple-looking but surprisingly-deep strategy RPG for Android and also for PC. Gathering a large host of vikings, players will tr More

  • Judith Stevens

    by Judith Stevens

    Then Banner Saga is a great game for people that love viking video games. This is one of my favorites. it is fun, compelling and addicting.

  • John Burke

    by John Burke

    This is one of the best turn based strategy games i have played in a long time. It will keep you occupied forever

10.Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

Paid: $14.99

Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville is a strategy and simulation video game developed by Northway Games, released on May 30, 2015. This survival game is set in a post-apocalyptic theme where survivors scavenge for food and resources.

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  • Patricia Arnold

    by Patricia Arnold

    Available on multiple platforms, this is a huge plus for people like me. The original game was one of my favorite games and it only took me a few seco More

  • Angela Chavez

    by Angela Chavez

    The original two rebuilds were awesome, and thankfully the third installment is too! Lots of great content to build up from the first two in the serie More

  • Michelle Wells

    by Michelle Wells

    This game looks like fun, but I was looking for a turn-based strategy game specifically for Android, and this is on Steam -- which I believe is only f More

  • Xiang Yang

    by Xiang Yang

    I think Rebuild3: Gangs of Deadsville is a great turn-based strategy game for Android. I think the game makes you use strategies to help manage surviv More

11.Fire Emblem Heroes

with in-app purchases
Fire Emblem Heroes is a free-to-play strategy RPG game. Nintendo's hit series is now reimagined for smart devices. Fight battles customized for touch screens and on-the-go gameplay. Summon characters from across the Fire Emblem universe.
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  • Gregory Rodriguez

    by Gregory Rodriguez

    I am a big Fire Emblem fan so I may be appear a bit biased, but I really feel that even as a standalone mobile game Fire Emblem Heroes is terrific. I  More

  • Teresa Barnett

    by Teresa Barnett

    This is a great mobile game. The graphics are clear and it's addictive! You'll be playing everywhere

  • Madison Duncan

    by Madison Duncan

    This game is right up my alley. It's a turn-based strategy game for Android, which is what I was looking for, but it's also an RPG, which are my favor More

12.Heroes Tactics

With in-app purchases
Heroes Tactics is an interactive turn-based strategy game. Lead your heroes on a journey to save Princess Loralyn and slay the vicious Demon. Gather weapons, armors, and magical equipment to strengthen your attack and conquer new realms.
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  • Henry Ray

    by Henry Ray

    I am a sucker for PvP. There's just something about beating the hell out of your opponents. This is where I vent all my frustrations and anger. Can't  More

  • Christopher Rose

    by Christopher Rose

    This is a highly rated, very popular strategy game available on Android. It is player vs player and very challenging. Definitely a good fit for someon More

  • Francisco Salgado

    by Francisco Salgado

    I was pleasantly surprised by Heroes Tactics. It's not much to look at so my expectations were low. Nevertheless, this game succeeds on its own terms  More

13.Hoplite

Paid: $2.99 With in-app purchases.
Hoplite is a turn-based rogue-like strategy game that focuses on tactical grid-based movement, all on small single screen-sized maps. This game aims to make you think before you act. With procedurally generated levels give a new experience every play.
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  • George Ramirez

    by George Ramirez

    I'm pretty old school when it comes to taste in games. I just want a strategy game that's going to present puzzles to solve through increasingly diffi More

  •  José Angel Reséndiz

    by José Angel Reséndiz

    I found Hoplite after searching for a strategy game to play on my phone. I am amazed at how many hours I have gotten out of this one game.

  • by Roger Howard

    This is a fun turn-based game on Android. I have really enjoyed the challenge!!

14.Battle Worlds: Kronos

Paid: $16.99 Check price

Battle Worlds: Kronos is a classic turn-based strategy game in the tradition of Battle Isle, Advance Wars and Panzer General. 

  • Jason Peterson

    by Jason Peterson

    I was looking for a good turn based strategy game for my android phone I was tired of playing slots and farm games, I wanted something more challengin More

  • Carl Roberts

    by Carl Roberts

    Certainly meets the criteria of turn based strategy games available on Android. A long game with a great amount of content and good reviews from users More

  • Rosa Delgado

    by Rosa Delgado

    This is a perfect hit for me. It is a turn-based strategy game that is highly rated. I am excited that it is available for Android, and I plan to try  More

15.EMPIRE: Deck Building Strategy

Paid: $2.99
EMPIRE is a quick, easy-to-learn yet difficult to master strategy/tactics game. You can found a new empire and explore a dying land. Develop and expand your Empire till the end, where every battle is a unique tactical challenge. 
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  • Grace Powell

    by Grace Powell

    There are tons of deck games to choose from for mobile, and EMPIRE is definitely a solid option. There are thousands of different options for your han More

  • Nicholas Mendez

    by Nicholas Mendez

    I really love turn based strategy games and wanted one for my android. EMPIRE was the answer to my call. It's pretty hard and keeps me entertained on  More

16.Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

Paid: $4.99 with in-app purchases
Star Traders 4X Empires Elite is a 4x strategy game. Players take control through the strategic use of spies, economics, politics, technology and advanced weaponry in the most engaging, expansive and intense turn-based sci-fi title. 
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  • Ethan Ryan

    by Ethan Ryan

    Star Traders 4x Empries Elite is a 4x game built on the style of Civ games. It is available from the google play store for 4.99. It is ad free since i More

  • Alan Fields

    by Alan Fields

    Yeah, although the game looks really fun and exciting, it is a little bit expensive. I would recommend a game even with a free version first and then  More

  • Lawrence McCoy

    by Lawrence McCoy

    If you like space based RTS games then Star Traders 4X Empires Elite is one of the best. Available for almost all platforms and you a get a galaxy to  More

17.Casual Heroes

Free download

Casual Heroes is a multiplayer strategy game for all range of ages. Create your own island and protect it with a strong army build by yourself. You will be able to compete with other players in tournaments where you will have to show all the power of your army. 

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  • Saúl González

    by Saúl González

    Funny how a rip-off of Heroes of Might and Magic can be successful while the game it was based on is struggling to find its niche that it once dominat More

  • Aleksandrov Sergey null

    by Aleksandrov Sergey null

    The game will suit fans of turn-based strategies with battles in the spirit of the "Heroes of Might and Magic", as well as to all lovers of economic s More

18.Metro 2033 Wars

with in-app purchases
Metro 2033 Wars is a story-driven turn-based strategy game developed by DSuppaStudios. It is based on the bestselling novel written by D. Glukhovsky, Metro2033. 
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  • Russell Williamson

    by Russell Williamson

    Metro 2033 Wars very enjoyable! I had a lot of fun playing it on the go and it was surprisingly in-depth and complex for an Android game. I find mysel More

  • by Samuel Larson

    Metro 2033 Wars is a choose your own adventure style strategy game. There are elements of action games mixed with an adventure you have to read. Its n More

  • by Melissa Cook

    For someone looking for turn-based strategy games on Android, this seemed like an entertaining game with a compelling story. I like the idea of mutant More

  • Henry Little

    by Henry Little

    Extremely poorly designed game and awful graphics without any real story to the game.

19.UniWar

With in-app purchases

UniWar HD is an online multiplayer turn-based strategy game that you can play online with friends. Developed by Spooky House Studio, players take turns in building their army and use that army to fight each other.

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  • Ivy Wang

    by Ivy Wang

    I found that this game is a bit addictive and highly fun to play. I enjoy being able to play online and interactive with friends. I think that the gam More

  • Gloria Schneider

    by Gloria Schneider

    UniWar is a turn-based strategic game for Android which you can play online. It's a really enjoyable game that can be played multiple times.

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    by Michael Rocha null

    Great game! Your strategy will lead you to victory, not unfair advantages like leveling up or in app purchases (there are in app purchases, but there  More

  • Abel Baltazar

    by Abel Baltazar

    UniWar is a pretty good turn-based game. However, I would have difficulty putting up there in the category of best.

20.Zombie Rogue

Paid: $1.99

Zombie Rogue is a roguelike turn-based survival and strategy game for Android devices. You have to survive in a world infected by a deadly plague virus, full of unkilled zombies. Be careful and trust only yourself.

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  • Ridhi Chattopadhyay

    by Ridhi Chattopadhyay

    I don't have an Android and can't provide any knowledge that this is the best strategy game for Android. It sounds like it would be interesting and zombies have a very strong following right now. I will guess this is a good solution.

21.Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy

Free download

Eclipse is a digital version of a board game of the same name. This features customizable star systems that can be played by up to 6 players. The players get to control an interstellar civilization. No worries because it has in-game tutorials.

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  • by Roger Howard

    Eclipse is a promising game but fails at what it's supposed to be good for--online play. Playing solo against the computer is acceptable (reasonably)  More

  •  José Angel Reséndiz

    by José Angel Reséndiz

    I had gotten a new Android phone and I was in the mood for a strategy game to play. I found Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy on the google play store  More

  • George Ramirez

    by George Ramirez

    The greatest aspect of this game is that lack of rules. You have more freedom than other strategy based games, and the graphics are out of this world. More

22.MiniCiv Alpha

Free download
MyCiv is a 4X turn-based strategy trying to bring the feel and deep gameplay of PC 4X games (such as Civilization) to tablets and large screen smartphones.

MiniCiv Alpha

MiniCiv Alpha

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  • by Rachel Stanley

    Are you tired of games like Clash of Clans and Age of Empire as I am and looking for something new? This game is perfect. There are tons of things you More

  • Luis Gómez

    by Luis Gómez

    The link isn't working. It is one of the best turn-based game before and it is sad that it seems to have run its course. But fret not, I actually hear More

  • Andrea Morris

    by Andrea Morris

    Every title for this game in this solution is wrong. In the solution title it states it is "MiniCiv Alpha", in the description it calls it "MyCiv" and More

  • Crystal Williamson

    by Crystal Williamson

    Civilization was one of the best 4x games I played growing up, and most mobile versions just aren't as expansive. MiniCiv, however, works perfectly on More

23.Smashing Four

with in-app purchases

Smashing Four is a real-time turn-based strategy mobile game application where you will have to fight real-time battles against players from around the world to earn rewards. You can even create your own clan. 

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    24.Heroes of Might & Magic® III - HD Edition

    Paid: $14.99

    Heroes of Might & Magic® III - HD Edition is a turn-based strategy game developed by DotEmu in partnership with New World Computing and Loki Software. Published by Ubisoft, it is the third installment in the Heroes of Might & Magic series.

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    • Alexander Williams

      by Alexander Williams

      I was very excited to see Heroes as a search result for Android games. It was always one of my favorite games when I was growing up. But, alas, I was  More

    • Arnav Bose

      by Arnav Bose

      Epic game. This game, I used to play before. Not it's on mobile. But I don't think it has a support for this game anymore. I mean, it works fine on PC More

    • Aadhya Kadam

      by Aadhya Kadam

      This is not a game for android. It's a great game but does not serve the purpose of mobile gaming.

    • Dorothy Hernandez

      by Dorothy Hernandez

      Honestly I wouldn't have thought this game was worth the HD upgrade, but it really did make the game much crisper and easier on the eyes. It's a fun g More

    • Hannah Tucker

      by Hannah Tucker

      The graphics on this game are juvenile. Needs a lot of improvement to even be bad.

    DID YOU KNOW

    Playing turn-based strategy games stimulates cerebral activities. It is no wonder that the advent of video game technology can be attributed to the growing number of turn-based games available on different platforms such as PCs and smartphones. In fact, in the United States alone, the value of video game market hit 17.69 billion US dollars in 2016 and among all the genres of games, statistics show that fast-paced games seem to be the most popular one among gamers. In consonance with this, major differences of fast-paced real-time games and turn-based strategy games are interesting to take into account. According to Jon Shaper, a game designer and the owner and CEO of Conifer Games, the thin line dividing real-time and turn-based strategy games lies in the matter in which time passes. While this thought-provoking topic has paved the way for intelligent debates in the realm of games, only a few studies have essentially grasped the real differences between the two. One major difference is their approachability. Real-time games offer experiences that resemble everyday life because the players are somewhat put under pressure and are encouraged to act promptly while turn-based games give players the liberty and luxury of time to think and weigh all the possibilities laid in front of them. For the turn-based players, positioning is the key, and prioritization follows. Turn-based games may not have the natural pacing but the “downtime” can be considered as its greatest strength—giving players the full control to decide what is important and what is not.

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