The Best Real-time strategy Games for IOS iPhone

Update : Colonize added at rank #49.
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Ancestors Legacy (2018)

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IOS iPhone PC Windows Xbox One

Lead your army to victory in Ancestors Legacy, a medieval real-time strategy game with breathtaking visuals and intensive gameplay mechanics. Choose from one of four nations and fight for control of medieval Europe through tactical planning, resource management and strategic advantages. The game's outstanding animations and cinematic camera create an immersive experience not to be missed. Play an extensive single player campaign or take on intense multiplayer battles with cross-play support. Ancestors Legacy offers a polished, historically rich RTS that is a treat for both genre newcomers and veterans alike.

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What we like:
  • Nice animations
  • Great setting
  • Well-balanced RTS
  • Cool historical stuff
  • Day and night cycles
What could be improved:
  • Super boring gameplay
  • Destroying walls with handheld balista doesn't make sense
  • Lack of content
  • AI needs improvement
  • Units randomly stop and get slaughtered by archers

  • real-time
  • strategy
  • historical
  • medieval
  • battle
  • squad
  • tactical
  • multiplayer

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Northgard (2018)

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Android Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone

Join the Viking explorers in Northgard, a new land filled with danger, riches, and mystery. Assemble your settlement, assign your vikings to various jobs, and manage your resources carefully to survive harsh winters and fend off vicious beasts. Expand, conquer, trade or become a God in a game that offers unique strategies and victory conditions. With multi-level AI and dedicated servers, you can play against your friends and grind your way up to the final Norse God rank.

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What we like:
  • Fun and addicting RTS game
  • Focuses on core mechanics of building and expanding settlement with minimal micromanagement
  • Offers a less time-consuming experience compared to other RTS games
  • Immersive atmosphere with breathtaking landscapes
  • Challenges players to think strategically and make tough decisions
What could be improved:
  • Slow-paced gameplay for RTS games
  • Inconsistent balancing with some clans being overpowered
  • Low playerbase

  • strategy
  • real-time
  • city-building
  • trading
  • resource-management
  • military
  • mythology
  • tile
  • vikings
  • simulation
  • management
  • 4x
  • base-building
  • multiplayer
  • war

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Company of Heroes (2006)

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PC Windows Android IOS iPhone

Delivering a visceral WWII gaming experience, Company of Heroes redefines RTS by bringing the sacrifice of heroic soldiers, war-ravaged environments, and dynamic battlefields to life. Please visit the "Company of Heroes - Legacy Edition" page for additional user reviews.

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  • strategy
  • real-time
  • world-war-2
  • tactical
  • tanks
  • war
  • artillery
  • battle
  • squad
  • cover
  • resource

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Minecraft Legends (2023)

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IOS iPhone PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X/s Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch

Discover the mysteries of Minecraft Legends, a new action strategy game. Explore a gentle land of rich resources and lush biomes on the brink of destruction. The ravaging piglins have arrived, and it’s up to you to inspire your allies and lead them in strategic battles to save the Overworld!


  • strategy
  • real-time
  • battle
  • cooperative
  • tactical
  • resource
  • action-strategy
  • multiplayer
  • action

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Interloper (2015)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Linux Mac OS ps2

Interloper is an online multiplayer real-time strategy game with matches that take only 5 minutes. Instead of destroying your opponent, you win by claiming domain. By predicting your opponent's movements, you corner them to claim the entire map.

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  • strategy
  • real-time
  • fast-paced
  • multiplayer
  • minimalist

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Eufloria HD (2013)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch vita Linux Mac OS

Experience “Eufloria HD”, the new edition of Eufloria, an incredibly addictive ambient strategy game that anyone can play! Explore a beautifully realized universe rendered in a style that is unique and compelling.


  • strategy
  • real-time
  • relaxing
  • empire

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Iron Marines (2017)

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IOS iPhone Android Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Real-time strategy battles in amazing sci-fi worlds! Command brave soldiers, mighty mechas and powerful aliens to face the greatest challenges in hostile alien worlds. The galaxy needs you!


  • real-time
  • strategy
  • cartoony
  • aliens
  • space
  • sci-fi
  • 2d
  • comedy
  • tower-defense
  • military

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Company of Heroes 2 (2013)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux IOS iPhone

Experience the brutal battles of World War II's Eastern Front in Company of Heroes 2. With a focus on tactics over base-building, TrueSight technology, and dynamic weather, this game requires you to think carefully about your every move to succeed. Play as a Soviet soldier in the single-player campaign, or test your skills in the impressive multiplayer mode with detailed statistics and customization options. With engaging gameplay and excellent graphics and sound design, Company of Heroes 2 is a must-play for any real-time strategy game lover.

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What we like:
  • Unique forces of WW2 with excellent unit skills and designs
  • Engaging campaign mechanics with excellent storytelling and scene-setting
  • Fun to be had with custom maps and mods
  • Great game for RTS fans
  • Entertaining and immersive gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Expensive DLC with necessary commanders to access special units and abilities
  • Missing content in skirmish mode unless DLC is purchased
  • Luck and balance changes can be annoying
  • Lack of access to bigger tanks and other units can be disappointing for some players

  • strategy
  • real-time
  • tactical
  • war
  • artillery
  • tanks
  • world-war-2
  • battle
  • squad
  • cover

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SpellForce (2006)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone

Included in the Platinum Edition are three titles:SpellForce: The Order of DawnIn a world beyond imagination...In their immeasurable greed and constant thirst for power, the thirteen most powerful Mages of all time doomed the land, hurling it into an endless spiral of chaos and despair.

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  • strategy
  • rpg
  • real-time
  • fantasy

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Iron Marines Invasion (2023)

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Iron Marines Invasion is an immersive and thrilling real-time strategy game that will put you in the shoes of a galactic commander battling against an existential threat to space-faring life. You'll have to deploy and command a wide variety of units that attacks all on their own, while also building base defenses that work well in combination. With twice as many levels as the original game, Iron Marines Invasion offers you an expansive campaign to planet hop and fight in new locales.


What we like:
  • Immersive gameplay
  • Wide variety of units to command
  • Real-time battles
  • Twice as many levels as the original game
  • Thrilling setpiece battles
What could be improved:
  • Confusing level navigation menu
  • Fewer ways to customize progression through the game
  • Fewer base game unit packs available
  • Some unit duplication in roles
  • Attempts to monetize players too heavily with additional purchases

  • real-time
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • space
  • military
  • rogue-like

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