The Best Tactical Games for IOS iPhone

Update : AFK Journey added at rank #3.
1

The Banner Saga 2 (2016)

View Similar Games
95
Review score
Logo of The Banner Saga 2 Screenshot of The Banner Saga 2 Screenshot of The Banner Saga 2 Screenshot of The Banner Saga 2

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.


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

2

Door Kickers (2015)

View Similar Games
96
Review score
Logo of Door Kickers Screenshot of Door Kickers Screenshot of Door Kickers Screenshot of Door Kickers

early access PC Windows Android IOS iPhone Xbox One Linux

Door Kickers is an innovative realtime strategy game that puts you in charge of a SWAT team and lets you command them during a tactical intervention.


  • tactical
  • top-down
  • strategy
  • real-time
  • squad
  • pause

3

AFK Journey (2024)

View Similar Games
89
Review score
Logo of AFK Journey Screenshot of AFK Journey Screenshot of AFK Journey Screenshot of AFK Journey

Android IOS iPhone PC Windows

You will play as the legendary mage Merlin and experience strategically tactical battles. Join our open beta and discover 46 heroes from all six factions. Choose from the six commonly - used RPG classes to create different lineups and adapt to various battle scenarios.Say goodbye to grinding for resources with our auto - battle and AFK features. Continue gathering resources even while you 're sleeping . Level up and share equipment across all heroes. New heroes can share experience instantly and be played right away.


  • fantasy
  • tactical
  • battle
  • strategy
  • rpg
  • cover
  • crafting
  • hex
  • open-world
  • mystery
  • must-play
  • exploration
  • adventure
  • in-depth
  • skill

4

The Banner Saga 3 (2018)

View Similar Games
81
Review score
Logo of The Banner Saga 3 Screenshot of The Banner Saga 3 Screenshot of The Banner Saga 3 Screenshot of The Banner Saga 3

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

Experience the epic conclusion of The Banner Saga trilogy in a dark and desperate world-ending event. As you lead over 40 powerful heroes through tough odds, your decisions truly impact the game's outcome. The storyline concludes in a beautifully animated epic finale with a Grammy-nominated soundtrack that'll leave you feeling both triumphant and nostalgic.


What we like:
  • Excellent storytelling, art and setting
  • Innovative custom battles
  • A fitting end to the saga
  • The series ages very well
  • Grammy-nominated soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Some outcomes of fights seem meaningless
  • Lack of impact for decisions made earlier in the game

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

5

Summoners War (2024)

View Similar Games
75
Review score
Logo of Summoners War Screenshot of Summoners War Screenshot of Summoners War Screenshot of Summoners War

Android PC Windows IOS iPhone

A global hit RPG that captured the Summoners all around the world! Jump into the Sky Arena, a world under battle over the vital resource: Mana Crystals. Design your own deck and strategy using over 1,500 Monsters to claim victory. Go on an epic adventure with your Monsters!


  • turn-based
  • rpg
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • real-time
  • tutorial
  • battle
  • lore
  • pvp
  • pve
  • multiplayer

6

Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus (2022)

View Similar Games
85
Review score
Logo of Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus Screenshot of Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus Screenshot of Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus Screenshot of Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus

IOS iPhone Android

Rusted Warfare is a bargain bin RTS game that's easy to recommend. It simplifies the learning curves of Supreme Commander and Total Annihilation but with a large tech tree and simple resource management. The graphics have an endearing vintage feel and the soundtrack is excellent. The game is somewhat buggy but still functional and fun to play. Single player content is extensive but lacks a story. Multiplayer is primitive but scales up to large scenarios. Get it for the fun gameplay, huge tech tree and low price tag.


What we like:
  • Easy to learn with a huge tech tree
  • Vintage graphics with an outstanding soundtrack
  • Extensive single player content
  • Great value at a low price
  • Interesting combination of gameplay mechanics
What could be improved:
  • Somewhat buggy
  • Lacks a story in single player mode
  • Primitive multiplayer mode
  • Overly simplistic for experienced RTS players
  • Lacking polish in game modes

  • tactical
  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • squad
  • mech
  • driven
  • battlefield
  • endless
  • entertainment
  • resource
  • battle

7

Door Kickers: Action Squad (2018)

View Similar Games
94
Review score
Logo of Door Kickers: Action Squad Screenshot of Door Kickers: Action Squad Screenshot of Door Kickers: Action Squad Screenshot of Door Kickers: Action Squad

PC Windows IOS iPhone Android Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch

Rescue hostages, disarm bombs and save the day in this old school, side-scroller action game with retro graphics and retro sensibilities. Online and Couch Coop Included.


  • cooperative
  • tactical
  • moddable
  • editor
  • soundtrack
  • level
  • 2d
  • retro
  • real-time
  • pixel
  • replay-value
  • zombies
  • strategy
  • local
  • action

8

Chroma Squad (2015)

View Similar Games
93
Review score
Logo of Chroma Squad Screenshot of Chroma Squad Screenshot of Chroma Squad Screenshot of Chroma Squad

IOS iPhone Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

In Chroma Squad, you become the leader of a group of five stunt actors who create their own Power Rangers-inspired TV show. Customize your studio, craft weapons, upgrade equipment, and fight in turn-based battles. Enjoy a branching storyline, skill trees, and a chiptune soundtrack.


What we like:
  • Simple mechanics
  • Charming pixel art style
  • Great soundtrack, Management sim elements
  • Entertaining story
What could be improved:
  • Random crafting system
  • Repetitive boss fights
  • Luck-based mecha battles
  • Lack of tutorial, Underwhelming difficulty for experienced strategy game players

  • tactical
  • turn-based
  • rpg
  • battle
  • squad
  • mech
  • strategy
  • crafting
  • combat
  • boss
  • superhero
  • isometric
  • management
  • fight
  • pixel

9

Massi (2022)

View Similar Games
73
Review score
Logo of Massi Screenshot of Massi Screenshot of Massi Screenshot of Massi

Mac OS PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

Massi is a retro platformer game with souls like features. Fully made in hand-made pixel art, fun, fast paced. Fighting, exploration, tight controls, puzzle solving, difficult boss fights.


  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • battle
  • strategy
  • combat
  • fight
  • fantasy
  • cover
  • stealth
  • metroidvania
  • war
  • squad
  • souls
  • soundtrack

10

War Mongrels (2021)

View Similar Games
81
Review score
Logo of War Mongrels Screenshot of War Mongrels Screenshot of War Mongrels Screenshot of War Mongrels

Playstation 5 Xbox One Playstation 4 IOS iPhone Xbox Series X PC Windows

War Mongrels is an isometric real-time tactics game that takes place on the eastern front of World War II. Dynamic and tactical gameplay with stealth elements, tightly packed into a dark, fascinating story! Play on your own or in online co-op.


  • cooperative
  • campaign
  • real-time
  • tactical
  • world-war-2
  • isometric
  • twin-stick
  • stealth
  • historical
  • dark
  • strategy
  • atmospheric
  • top-down
  • story
  • action-adventure

Not seeing your game?