The Best 4X strategy Games for IOS iPhone

Update, : WarKind added at rank #9.
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The Battle of Polytopia (2016)

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tesla PC Windows Mac OS Linux IOS iPhone Android Nintendo Switch

Welcome to the unique turn-based strategy game set in the strange, flat world of the Square. Lead one of 12 distinct civilizations to victory by expanding your empire, researching technologies and ultimately become ruler of the world! Play in single-player or multiplayer mode for up to 15 players.


  • strategy
  • 4x
  • turn-based
  • empire
  • multiplayer
  • civilization
  • economy
  • brightly-coloured
  • farming
  • online
  • buildings

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Stellaris (2016)

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IOS iPhone Android Playstation 4 Xbox One Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Explore a galaxy full of wonders in this sci-fi grand strategy game from Paradox Development Studios. Interact with diverse alien races, discover strange new worlds with unexpected events and expand the reach of your empire. Each new adventure holds almost limitless possibilities.

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  • grand-strategy
  • empire
  • 4x
  • strategy
  • sci-fi
  • resource
  • space
  • exploration
  • economy
  • politics
  • war
  • real-time
  • political

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Sid Meier's Civilization VI (2017)

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Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone Mac OS Linux PC Windows

Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. Play as one of 20 historical leaders including Roosevelt (America) and Victoria (England).

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  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • empire
  • military
  • tile
  • 4x
  • city-building
  • war
  • tactical
  • historical
  • economy
  • resource
  • combat
  • card
  • hex

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Element (2018)

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Xbox 360 Xbox One PC Windows Android Linux Mac OS IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch

Element is a realtime strategy space game for people who don't have time to play realtime strategy space games. Generate energy, mine element, build attack and defence units, and destroy the enemy while maintaining a balance between earth, air and water.


  • strategy
  • 4x
  • real-time
  • wargame
  • destruction
  • post-apocalyptic
  • grand-strategy
  • base-building
  • resource
  • space
  • tactical
  • sci-fi
  • building
  • fantasy
  • war

5

Pixel Starships (2020)

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early access PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

Meet with roving merchants, and barter your unwanted goods for cutting edge weapons and technology. Prospective bounty hunters can also try their hand at tracking and intercepting wanted fugitives and raiders.


  • 4x
  • 2d
  • base-building
  • city-building
  • space
  • multiplayer
  • rogue-like
  • building
  • mmo
  • sci-fi
  • pixel
  • tactical
  • construction
  • strategy

6

Instant War (2022)

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IOS iPhone

Embark on a military strategy 4X RTS game, in a world where your battle tactics and your massive army are the keys to victory. Instant War delivers an amazing battlefield experience in a realistic military game. As a commander, you develop your military base and lead your army to victory!

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  • 4x
  • strategy
  • military
  • real-time
  • mmo
  • multiplayer
  • grand-strategy
  • tactical
  • war
  • wargame
  • empire
  • modern

7

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander (2016)

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Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is a retro sci-fi strategy RPG with a unique blend of base building, exploration and deep tactical JRPG style combat system with capital starships and their idiosyncratic officers, all captured in stunningly beautiful modernized pixel graphics. In Halcyon 6, an unknown alien force is carving a path of destruction towards Earth and you, as the Commander of an immensely powerful, newly discovered derelict starbase left behind by a precursor alien race, are the best chance for the New Terran Federation to stop the impending invasion.


  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • rpg
  • tactical
  • space
  • combat
  • base-building
  • japanese
  • sci-fi
  • exploration
  • 4x
  • pirates
  • jrpg
  • pixel
  • resource

8

Marble Age: Remastered (2020)

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Marble Age is a turn-based historical strategy where your task is to turn a small Ancient Greek village into a flourishing Polis, powerful enough to conquer the known world!


  • turn-based
  • building
  • city-building
  • colony
  • 4x
  • historical
  • simulation
  • resource-management
  • strategy
  • survival
  • management
  • economy
  • 2d
  • time-management
  • education

9

WarKind (2022)

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Turn-based strategy game with different races and heroes


  • turn-based
  • 4x
  • vision
  • strategy
  • 3d
  • tactical
  • casual

10

Predynastic Egypt (2016)

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Linux IOS iPhone Android Mac OS PC Windows

Do you know how did Ancient Egypt looked like before the Great Pyramids? Lead the future Egyptian citizens all the way through the historical hardships to the Unification of Lower and Upper Egypt, and you will find out!


  • historical
  • turn-based
  • 4x
  • strategy
  • building
  • city-building
  • resource-management
  • simulation
  • atmospheric
  • linear
  • survival
  • family-friendly
  • story
  • exploration
  • 2d

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