The Best Real-time Games for Android

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Iron Marines Invasion (2023)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

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.

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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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ICBM (2020)

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Android PC Windows

ICBM is a real-time strategy game of nuclear destruction. Research new technologies, build up your nuclear stockpile and use a combination of ships, planes and missiles to strike at the heart of your opponents’ cities while keeping your population safe from harm.


  • real-time
  • cold
  • war
  • outbreak
  • tactical
  • destruction
  • naval
  • strategy
  • submarine
  • artificial
  • intelligence
  • moddable
  • pvp
  • manipulation
  • time

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Warpath: Ace Shooter (2021)

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Android IOS iPhone

Smooth controls, lush graphics and sound design, and slow - mo camera angles will leave your heart racing. Customize your units by assembling, disassembling, modifying and upgrading. Join global alliances around the world in the fight for glory.

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  • mech
  • real-time
  • christmas
  • resource
  • waves
  • endless
  • bite-sized
  • buildings
  • experimental
  • empire
  • construction
  • battle
  • tanks
  • flight
  • sandbox

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Ping Pong Fury (2021)

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IOS iPhone Android mobile

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  • real-time
  • table
  • multiplayer
  • competitive
  • mech
  • battle
  • resource
  • waves
  • endless
  • bite-sized
  • online
  • buildings
  • experimental
  • sandbox

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The Riftbreaker (2021)

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Xbox Series X PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Android

The Riftbreaker is a base building, survival game with action RPG elements that borrows from a lot of other games. Play as Ashley S. Nowak and enter the hostile planet Galatea 37 in your powerful Mecha-suit to build a base and defend yourself against thousands of creatures trying to eliminate you. The Riftbreaker offers high-quality graphics, great sound and music, flexible custom difficulty settings, varied biomes, and hours of gameplay that provides endless replayability.

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What we like:
  • Good storyline and rewarding gaming experience
  • Customizable gameplay options
  • Hours of gameplay with almost endless replayability
  • Exciting and balanced base building, resource gathering, and combat
  • High-quality graphics, great sound and music
What could be improved:
  • Fairly demanding on PC
  • Lacks gameplay depth in research and weaponry
  • Cumbersome weapon and armor upgrades

  • survival
  • base-building
  • tower-defense
  • resource-management
  • mech
  • real-time
  • strategy
  • rpg
  • bullet-hell
  • aliens
  • top-down
  • action
  • resource
  • shooter
  • arpg

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Warcraft Rumble (2023)

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Android IOS iPhone

Warcraft Rumble is a mobile action strategy game where collectible Warcraft Minis come to life to clash in epic melee battles. Whether you choose to play in the massive single player campaign or compete head-to-head in epic PvP battles, prepare to experience the true meaning of joyful chaos.

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  • real-time
  • strategy
  • free-to-play-player
  • rogue-like
  • head-to-head
  • card
  • collectible
  • lane
  • space
  • battle
  • economy
  • boss
  • battler
  • skill

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Punishing: Gray Raven (2021)

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IOS iPhone Android

[New Coatings] Wings of Dawn (Empyrea exclusive), Lingering Fragrance (Lux exclusive), Scarlet Spring (Pavo exclusive). [New Stories] Chapter 17: The Surviving Lucem, Interlude: Blue Bird.

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  • squad
  • action
  • rpg
  • arpg
  • cyberpunk
  • real-time
  • hack-and-slash
  • drum
  • resource
  • visual-novel
  • cold-hearted
  • android
  • battle
  • mech
  • abstract

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Cats & Soup (2021)

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Android IOS iPhone

Each cat’s features are so distinct in cartoonish illustration, including Ragdoll, Norwegian forest cat, Birman, Himalayan, Maine Coon, Siberian, British Shorthair and more! All the sounds from the animal restaurant can be heard~ Swish swish~ Blurp Blurp~ Set the BGM to the playlist you want. Easy and Fast Animal Tycoon Cats cook and collect resources once you go idle!

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  • relaxing
  • fairytale
  • mech
  • resource
  • waves
  • real-time
  • endless
  • bite-sized
  • cute
  • buildings
  • experimental
  • sandbox
  • classic
  • cover
  • difficult

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Guardian Tales (2020)

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Android IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch

Guardian Tales is an anime-inspired action game with kooky characters and nostalgic design elements. You take on the role of a new knight embarking on a quest to save the world, complete with hilarious characters and humorous dialogue. As you progress through the game, you can build your own town in the main menu and even enjoy a social media app within the game.

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What we like:
  • Anime-inspired graphics
  • Quirky cast of characters
  • Nostalgic design elements
  • Entertaining story
  • Can build your own town
What could be improved:
  • Complicated currencies
  • Poor hand-holding of mechanics
  • Unstable connection issues
  • Slow pace to get hang of game
  • Micro-transactions can be tempting

  • rpg
  • real-time
  • -game
  • mech
  • dungeon
  • boss
  • jrpg
  • japanese
  • resource
  • top-down
  • run-of-the-mill
  • anime
  • waves
  • old-school

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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.


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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