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The Best Strategy Games for Android! (video)

Looking to add a few strategy games to your arsenal of apps on your Android device? We've put together a list of some of the best strategy games for Android! Curious to know more? Read on to find out.
June 26, 2013
best strategy games for android

Strategy games are launched all the time, but the good ones seem to last forever. That raises a question. Which strategy games are the good ones on Android? They may be hard to find due to wide availability of strategy games, but we’ve gone to the Google Play Store in search of some of the best ones, and we’re here today to tell you about them.

If you like strategy games that move at a slower pace, there’s an option here for you. If you like fast-paced action, old school strategy games, or even complex strategy games, there’s surely something on this list that you’ll find enjoyable.

As usual, if you’re in a rush, jump straight to the video, otherwise, stick with us as we take a closer look at some of these awesome strategy games!

Great Big War Game

Great Big Strategy Game Screenshot

Not all great strategy games need memorable or catch names. One such example is Great Big War game, a fun strategy game that’s been around for some time now. The basic premise is to use a number of troops and vehicles to destroy your opponent.

Each individual unit has their own strengths and weaknesses, so you need to pay attention to which ones you use, where, and when. Campaign mode, along with all of the singleplayer modes, are a lot of fun. However, we had the most fun with this game during online multiplayer sessions, where you send moves back and forth, similar to a chess game.

Graphically, there are a lot of cartoon-like elements, which are really awesome, though, that’s ultimately up to you to decide. There’s also a lot humorous dialogue attached to units. So between the cartoon-like graphics and silly dialogue, you’re in for a fun time in Great Big War Game!

Get it on Google Play


Landgrabbers Screenshot

Landgrabbers is all about quickness as opposed to strategy tactics. You play as a small army based in one spot where you have to send troops to other places that need to be conquered. From there, you’ll use those conquered placed as staging points for further attacks.

As you can see, the premise of the game is quite simple. Getting the rank of lieutenant in every map can be achieved easily, however, gaining ranks beyond that can prove to be quite a difficulty. Matches go by in just a couple of minutes, so this is the perfect game to play in sessions if you’re on lunch break or something.

All in all, it’s a really fun game, and we loved the quickness aspect of it. Sure, there aren’t a lot of strategy tactics involved, but that doesn’t mean the game isn’t challenging.

Get it on Google Play

Ninja Village

Ninja Village Screenshot

Our long time viewers may be familiar with this particular game, as we featured it in our Best Apps of the Month before. Ninja village has elements of both a building sim and a strategy game. It may sound cheesy at first, but it’s actually quite challenging and addictive.

The main story has a time limit of about 17 hours. However, even if you don’t make it by then, you can still continue the game. You build your village and use the resources to continue bolstering your ninja army. As you might expect, your ninja army is there to beat up other, ninja armies.

Graphically, there isn’t anything special here. In this case, however, the game remains a lot of fun, thanks to the various elements of gameplay.

Get it on Google Play

Time of Exploration

Time of Exploration Screenshot

Remember when we said there was something on this list for old school gamers? Well, here it is! Time of Exploration is a unique, fun text based game. This particular strategy game lets you creating a whole civilization by building things as necessary to help your economy improve.

Being a text based game, there are no graphics whatsoever. So if that sort of thing matters to you, it might be best to shy away from this particular title. Otherwise, Time of Exploration is a very challenging strategy game, and it makes you think more than it makes you watch.

The depth of this game is truly impressive, despite its lack of graphical content. If you can get past its text based elements, you’re in for a lot of fun with this strategy game.

Get it on Google Play

Warlords RTS

Warlords RTS Screenshot

Last, but certainly not least, is Warlords RTS. This strategy title revolves around a central hero that you go from mission to mission with. It’s also quite similar to a tower defense game, as there is a castle that you must defend and one that needs to be destroyed. However, Warlords RTS certainly doesn’t play like a tower defense game.

You play as a hero, and as the battle goes on, you earn coins. These coins are used to summon minions, which is needed to kill the enemy and raze their buildings. However, you do have to be quite careful. If the enemy ever gets behind you and destroy’s your castle, it’s game over.

Get it on Google Play


Wrap up


If you take a look at our leaderboard (image above) you can see how these strategy games stack up with one another. Keep in mind that this isn’t how we rate them, it’s solely based off of Google Play Ratings, so there isn’t any bias on our part.

Strategy games is a difficult list to put together because of the loose definition of strategy and the various sub genre’s that fall into the category. For example, we didn’t include any tower defense games because that deserves a list of its own. I won’t even begin to mention the sheer amount of strategy titles there is to go through, too.

Due to the sheer amount of strategy games out there, there’s always one good one that everybody loves, but didn’t make it to the list. If you’ve got a favorite strategy game, whether it be rated low or high, tell us about it in the comments!