The Best Strategy turn-based Games for Android

Update : Dominion added at rank #19.
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The Battle of Polytopia (2016)

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IOS iPhone PC Windows Linux Mac OS Android Nintendo Switch

The Battle of Polytopia is a simplified 4X game that allows players to experience the Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate aspects of the genre in under an hour. Available for mobile devices, it's the pocket-sized 4X that anyone can play anywhere.

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What we like:
  • Distillation of the 4X genre in a great turn-based action game
  • Mechanism for competitive play
  • Addresses limitations of chess
What could be improved:
  • Limited multiplayer and co-op options
  • Not ideal for players who want a longer game

  • turn-based
  • 4x
  • strategy
  • civilization
  • diplomacy
  • empire
  • multiplayer
  • building
  • economy
  • tactical
  • real-time

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Cooking Fever (2014)

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IOS iPhone Android

Various minor changes and balance improvements to make your gaming experience better. Travel back in time to the Middle Ages and discover dishes fit for kings and queens in a new, exciting restaurant.

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  • turn-based
  • time-management
  • strategy
  • card
  • rpg
  • diplomacy
  • grand-strategy
  • wargame
  • japanese
  • immersive
  • 4x
  • military
  • real-time
  • tactical

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The Banner Saga 2 (2016)

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

The Banner Saga 2 is a gripping Norse-inspired fantasy adventure that engages you with its exceptional narrative and captivating art direction. The game features a turn-based combat system that challenges your strategic thinking, new creatures and obstacles, and battles resolved through primary objectives rather than max-murdering the other side. Make difficult decisions that can lead to starvation, mutiny or death, while defying traditional conventions and rejecting typical rules of morality. The sequel is a must-play, with vastly improved combat, deep and rewarding narrative, and an immersive visual and sound design.

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What we like:
  • Engaging narrative
  • Captivating art direction
  • Improved combat system
  • New creatures and obstacles
  • Battles resolved through primary objectives
What could be improved:
  • Difficult for new players who did not play the first game
  • Console controls are awkward and obtuse
  • Environmental art can make combat harder to navigate
  • Not very action-packed
  • Characters can die without notice

  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • battle
  • strategy
  • rpg
  • combat
  • narrative
  • story
  • grid
  • fantasy
  • hand-drawn

4

UFC 5 (2023)

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Android Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

EA SPORTS™ UFC® 5 is as real as it gets. Powered by Frostbite engine’s advanced rendering capabilities. All-new authentic damage system brings intensity and strategy of a fight to life. New Transition-Based Submissions make grappling feel more fluid and realistic.

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  • turn-based
  • card
  • strategy
  • diplomacy
  • rpg
  • grand-strategy
  • wargame
  • japanese
  • immersive
  • 4x
  • sport
  • military
  • tactical
  • cooperative

5

Clash of Clans (2012)

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IOS iPhone Mac OS PC Windows Android

Customize your village, build an army and crush your opponents. Like using friendship to strike fear into your enemies? Join a Clan, or establish a Clashing legacy by creating your own in one of the best online strategy game on mobile.

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  • japanese
  • card
  • strategy
  • rpg
  • pvp
  • tactical
  • battle
  • anime
  • turn-based
  • jrpg
  • empire
  • trading
  • multiplayer
  • battler

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012)

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PC Windows Playstation 3 Xbox 360 Mac OS Linux Android Xbox One vita

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based strategy game that puts you in charge of saving the Earth from a global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technology, and planning combat strategies. With over 70 missions worldwide and customizable soldiers, this game provides an immersive experience that appeals to players who enjoy turn-based strategy games.


What we like:
  • Engaging and strategic turn-based combat system
  • Variety of classes and abilities to customize soldiers and build squad
  • Impressive graphics and sound design
  • Strategic depth and replayability
  • Long War mod adds even more gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Long War mod can be frustrating with high difficulty

  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • aliens
  • squad
  • strategy
  • cover
  • combat
  • battle
  • war

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Klondike Adventures (2018)

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Mac OS PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

The wild lands of Alaska hide many thrilling adventures. Build the world of your dreams and enjoy your Gold Rush city and farm. Every corner of your small northern town and the whole game world is packed with wonders of nature and history.

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  • turn-based
  • card
  • diplomacy
  • strategy
  • grand-strategy
  • rpg
  • wargame
  • japanese
  • immersive
  • cooperative
  • 4x
  • simulation
  • military
  • tactical

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Sid Meier's Civilization VI (2016)

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

Lead your civilization to greatness in Sid Meier's Civilization® VI by expanding your cities and engaging in espionage. With endless customization options and challenging diplomatic relationships, you will enjoy an engaging and rewarding experience. The game is packed with content, has brilliant visuals and a fantastic musical score, making it an utterly compelling and deeply satisfying experience for players of all ages.


What we like:
  • Attention-grabbing gameplay
  • Endless possibilities and variables to account for, including many DLCs
  • Fun to play with friends
  • Good for all ages
What could be improved:
  • Aesthetic choices may not appeal to all
  • Agenda system can be annoying
  • Workers expire after improvements
  • Might be a letdown for fans of Civ V

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

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Homescapes (2017)

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Mac OS Android PC Windows IOS iPhone

Please update the game to the latest version. Bug fixes and improvements. What's new:. The Floral MaKEOVER, the Magical Story, and the Mystery of ATLANTIS.

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  • turn-based
  • card
  • diplomacy
  • strategy
  • grand-strategy
  • rpg
  • wargame
  • japanese
  • immersive
  • match-three
  • 4x
  • tactical
  • simulation
  • military

10

Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions (2022)

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Mac OS Xbox One Android Xbox Series X PC Windows Nintendo Switch

As Captain Velvet Meteor, team up with heroes and heroines from hit Shonen Jump+ manga series to face challenges and take on hordes of enemies in this tactical adventure game!

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  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • strategy
  • isometric
  • comic
  • anime
  • book
  • superhero
  • action-adventure
  • top-down
  • cute

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