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iOS Strategy Video Games

Strategy games. Victory depends here on player’s strategy and tactics. Main task is to control resources (e.g. troops, civil workers) in order to defeat an enemy or achieve some other goal. The gameplay can be turn-based or in real time (RTS). Specific types of strategy games are economic games and so called ‘tycoons’. more

This War of Mine (iOS)
This War of Mine (iOS)

Strategy 15 July 2015

An extraordinary war game with focus on survival. It was inspired by the real stories of people who at some point of their lives struggled to survive a war. The game was developed by Polish studio 11 bit, known for an original strategy game series Anomaly. The game gives you control over a group of civilians trying to survive in a ruined city, where the biggest enemies are such problems as starvation and shortage of medicines. Depending on the time of day you can improve your hideout, craft weapons, furniture, and tools, or explore city streets in search for food and useful items. Randomly generated missions provide players with varied challenges and dilemmas, which may require sacrificing one person for the good of the others. The gloomy atmosphere is emphasized by an original visual style based on light and shadow contrasts.

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Sid Meier's Civilization VI (iOS)
Sid Meier's Civilization VI (iOS)

Strategy 21 December 2017

The sixth installment of the legendary series of turn-based strategy games that allow us to control a selected civilization throughout several thousand years of its history. It was traditionally developed by Firaxis Games led by Sid Meier, the franchise’s creator, himself. Gameplay-wise, Civilization VI combines together the well-proven solutions of its predecessors but also introduces several revolutionary changes. The most important one is the city development. Metropolises can now span across more than one field and consist of four kinds of districts: industrial, scientific, trading, and military. The technology development system was also modified, so that every invention offers an additional mini-quest that provides a useful bonus. Significant changes were also introduced in diplomacy, and the combat mechanics now somewhat mitigate the restrictions introduced by the fifth installment of the series. The game traditionally features an extensive and fully configurable multiplayer mode.

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Age of Civilizations II (iOS)
Age of Civilizations II (iOS)

Strategy December 2019

The second part of the series of turn-based strategy games, developed by the Polish developer Lukasz Jakowski. In Age of Civilizations II, the players take control of one of the eponymous civilizations and lead it to world domination.

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Heroes of Might & Magic III: HD Edition (iOS)
Heroes of Might & Magic III: HD Edition (iOS)

Strategy 29 January 2015

A remastered edition of one of the most well-received installments of the legendary Heroes of Might & Magic series, created for the 15th anniversary of the game's original release and the 20th anniversary of the franchise. It was commissioned by Ubisoft and developed by DotEmu, known e.g. from the remake of the cult platform game Another World. The contents of the HD edition are the same as the base game (no expansions included) and consist of 7 story campaigns (about 50 maps in total), a skirmish mode and a functional editor. Compared to the original, the key changes are the upgraded wide-screen-compatible HD visuals. The graphics are now sharper and more clear-cut, which is the result of reprogramming over 25,000 elements and models. The multiplayer mode has also been upgraded, both in the local “hotseat” mode and the online one. Also, for the first time ever, a version for mobile devices was created.

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Forge of Empires (iOS)
Forge of Empires (iOS)

Strategy 04 December 2013

Forge of Empires is a browser strategy game in which the main goal is to transform a small town into a developed metropolis. The action takes place over several historical epochs. We erect buildings, develop new technologies, collect raw materials, earn money, and form and maintain a strong army capable of counteracting a possible attack and expansion into the surrounding areas.

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Fallout Shelter (iOS)
Fallout Shelter (iOS)

Strategy 15 June 2015

A mobile spin-off to the post-apocalyptic Fallout franchise, accompanying the fourth major installment. In contrast to the main-stream Fallout games this one is a simulation strategy, in which you take on a role of a vault overseer and have to look after its inhabitants. The game has you expand the vault by new rooms, including living quarters, and public facilities, to provide for all needs of your dwellers. You also have to gather supplies, which requires you to send expeditions outside the vault, having previously equipped (or not) your men with weapons and protective gear. Each vault dweller has their own statistics and gains experience, thus unlocking new abilities and equipment.

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60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure (iOS)
60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure (iOS)

Strategy 22 September 2016

A post-apocalyptic survival strategy game with RPG elements, created by Polish developer Robot Gentleman Studios. You play as the head of a typical American family, who has to provide for his loved ones in the face of an incoming nuclear war. The game starts 60 seconds before the first explosion, giving you one minute to get to a shelter while grabbing the most essential provisions on the way. In the next phase you have to survive for as long as you can using only the resources you've managed to gather, which often force you to make very tough decisions. Sometimes, you have to decide whose daily rations should be reduced, sometimes how to deal with problems at hand, such as a cockroach infestation. Despite its seemingly grim theme, the game features a rather light-hearted atmosphere, evident e.g. in its comic-like graphics.

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Dota Underlords (iOS)
Dota Underlords (iOS)

Strategy 2020

Free fantasy tactical game based on the popular Dota Auto Chess od for Dota 2 MOBA game. The game is loosely inspired by the chess game Dota Underlords, and the key to it is the right choice of warriors. The production was developed by Valve Software.

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Kingdom: Two Crowns (iOS)
Kingdom: Two Crowns (iOS)

Strategy October 2019

Another incarnation of a minimalistic real-time strategy with RPG elements, developed by an independent studio called noio. Like in the original Kingdom for PC Windows and mobile devices, in Kingdom: Two Crowns, the player assumes the role of a king tasked with taking care of his loyal subjects and providing for them. Unlike the original release, in Kingdom: Two Crowns the player can enjoy both single player and cooperative game modes. During the game, one observes the action from the side perspective. Gameplay revolves around two main aspects – the first one being exploration (during which one can acquire gold they can give to the encountered settlers), while the second one focuses on expanding the settlement by erecting production buildings, creating tools for the settlers, and building diverse fortifications, which prove useful after dusk. During the night, one’s domain is attacked by vicious trolls and the player has to pay careful attention to their crown, because when it falls into enemy hands, the game is over. Luckily, the player can unlock numerous perks on their adventures to stand a better chance against the increasingly powerful foes. The game features simple, yet pleasing pixel-art visuals.

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Turmoil (iOS)
Turmoil (iOS)

Strategy TBA

An economic strategy simulation game, created by Dutch studio Gamious. It is set in the 19th century America, during the oil drilling rush. You play as one of the daredevils who trust their luck and dream of an oil tycoon career, possibly also resulting in them becoming a mayor of some American town. You start the game by purchasing the necessary licenses and setting out to search for the deposits, and then finally you build your wells, where you extract the oil. As your business develops, you invest in upgrades, which increase the efficiency of your work and the amount of extracted resources. You also have to care for the proper storage and profitable selling of the oil on the local market, while by monitoring your competitors' activities, you may e.g. enter into various shady arrangements to undermine them.

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King of Avalon: Dragon Warfare (iOS)
King of Avalon: Dragon Warfare (iOS)

Strategy 21 June 2016

King of Avalon: Dragon Warfare is an MMO strategy game developed by DianDian Interactive. The game takes us to the mythical, medieval England from the Arthurian legends. We play as one of the lords who want to take place of the deceased King Arthur after he fell during the Battle of Camlann, leaving his country in chaos. Only the person worthy of the legendary sword Excalibur can bring back peace and order to England. Gameplay in King of Avalon: Dragon Warfare focuses on expanding our city, gathering resources, taking care of our technological advancement, recruiting our army, and fighting for the Throne. The key to victory lies in the cooperation with other players. In-game chat simplifies that process. When the battle finally comes, we can use not only our regular units, but also one of the titular dragons. The beasts can specialize in either defense or attack, and their character depends on our combat decisions. Spells cast by the Dragon Priestess also give as advantage against our enemies. King of Avalon: Dragon Warfare features high quality visuals, which can be seen in the highly detailed game's environment.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown (iOS)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (iOS)

Strategy 20 June 2013

A science-fiction turn-based strategy game that came out as a reboot of the cult series, UFO: Enemy Unknown, launched back in 1994 by Microprose. This new title was created by Firaxis Games, a studio founded by Sid Meier. The story of XCOM: Enemy Unknown does not follow any of the plotlines started by its predecessors. Instead, it tells a new story of the war between humans and an aggressive alien race. In order to protect our planet from the invaders a special organization called X-COM was created, with you as its commander throughout the game. The gameplay features two main aspects. In the strategic mode you plan your next move, complete research and develop technology, as well as manufacture gear and weapons – all this in real time. When it comes to skirmishes with the aliens, combat is turn-based. Most missions are procedurally generated, which relates to greater replayability. Battles are presented in full 3D, and the game’s engine allows for full destruction of environment.

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FTL: Faster Than Light (iOS)
FTL: Faster Than Light (iOS)

Strategy 03 April 2014

A strategy set in sci-fi reality telling the story of a lonely ship trying to escape a huge war armada. The flight route is planned in turn-based mode and the fights are played in real time. In addition, we need to manage the crew and improve our unit. An additional attraction is the fact that every time you start a new game, the world is generated randomly.

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Scythe: Digital Edition (iOS)
Scythe: Digital Edition (iOS)

Strategy TBA

Video game adaptation of a tabletop game set in the 1920+ Universe created by Jakub Rozalski. In this universe, the battlefields from the first half of the 20th century are filled not only with units one might know from history books but also mechs. In Scythe: Digital Edition the players become leaders of chosen factions with a mission to dominate Eastern Europe. The game features both single and multiplayer modes.

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Tropico Mobile (iOS)
Tropico Mobile (iOS)

Strategy 18 December 2018

The mobile version of the well-known cycle of economic strategy games, based on the PC version of Tropico 3. In Tropico Mobile we play the role of the dictator ruling a small country in the tropical archipelago. Feral Interactive studio is responsible for production.

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Kingdom Rush Vengeance (iOS)
Kingdom Rush Vengeance (iOS)

Strategy 22 November 2018

The fourth entry in the series of tower defense strategy games Kingdom Rush. The players are taken to a fantasy realm filled with magic, monsters, and knights. This time the main protagonists are the dark armies of the powerful Vez’nan who seeks vengeance for the humiliating defeats of the past.

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Rome: Total War (iOS)
Rome: Total War (iOS)

Strategy 10 November 2016

The third installment in the acclaimed Total War strategy game series developed by Creative Assembly. This time, the player is taken to the period during which the Roman Empire is in its prime. The player participates in historical events, such as the Spartacus slave uprising, the Punic Wars, or Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul. The creators faithfully recreated such historical elements as different military units, machines and technologies the ancient nations depended on. As usual, the gameplay is divided into two phases. The player makes large-scope decisions in the turn-based mode featuring the world map - for example, concerning technological development, diplomacy, development of cities or army management. The battles, on the other hand, are played in real time and the player commands particular formations or individual units. Rome: Total War includes the features introduced by the previous installments, such as sieges of cities, reconnaissance or reserves. Apart from the single-player campaign, the game offers multiplayer for up to 8 competitors.

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Plants vs. Zombies 3 (iOS)
Plants vs. Zombies 3 (iOS)

Strategy 2020

A mobile strategy game that puts the player in charge of a squad of plants defending the garden against a zombie invasion. Plants vs. Zombies 3 offers a quite complex gameplay model and a lot of humor. PopCap Games studio (authors of the previous parts of the cycle) is responsible for its creation.

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RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (iOS)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (iOS)

Strategy 12 August 2015

The third part of the well-known strategic-economic RollerCoaster Tycoon series. Its previous editions turned out to be great publishing successes, selling themselves (including additions) in more than seven million copies worldwide.

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EVE: War of Ascension (iOS)
EVE: War of Ascension (iOS)

Strategy October 2019

A strategy MMORPG title in a science-fiction setting. We join one of the interstellar corporations taking part in a space race using economic and military means.

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Order of Battle: World War II (iOS)
Order of Battle: World War II (iOS)

Strategy canceled

Order of Battle: World War II is a classic turn-based strategy set during WWII, and a debut game by a studio from Luxemburg, called The Aristocrats. The game was initially supposed to be released as a standalone title called Order of Battle: Pacific, but around a year into the production it was decided that it should become a free-to-play game – on the same occasion, the title has been changed. The title combines old-school mechanics, based on games such as Panzer General, with modern 3D graphics. The gameplay is conducted in a turn-based system on typical hexagons. The game, along with its expansions, provides hundreds of units with unique specialties, realistic yet approachable support system and a plethora of legendary commanders providing different bonuses for their armies. In the base version of the game, there is one training camp, serving as a tutorial, and one scenario from each available DLC.

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Clash Royale (iOS)
Clash Royale (iOS)

Strategy 02 March 2016

A multiplayer game with MOBA elements from the Finnish Supercell studio, set in a universe of one of the mobile bestsellers – Clash of Clans. Same as there, we play as a ruler whose ambitions go beyond the borders of his country. Gameplay of Clash of Royale comes down to taking part in online skirmishes with other players to overthrow the opposing king. Battles are fought in very simplified form and take place on small arenas, which fit entirely on the smartphone’s or tablet’s screen. During the battles, we send offensive units along set paths, while also making sure to secure our own domain with various spells and defensive units and buildings. The mechanics are complemented by card game features, and the time between fights is spent on collecting the strongest possible deck of cards, each representing the respective units and actions (e.g. casting spells).

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Total War Battles: Kingdom (iOS)
Total War Battles: Kingdom (iOS)

Strategy 24 March 2016

The second installment in a spin-off subseries belonging to the Total War franchise, designed mainly for mobile devices. Both titles were created by a separate development team working under Creative Assembly. In contrast to the original game, this one focuses entirely on online gameplay and PvP competition. The game takes you back to 10th century. You become a leader of a small country, who has to take care of its development and security. Your goal is to conquer new lands and turn them into bustling, productive terrains. The game offers expanded strategic gameplay, allowing you to not only construct buildings, gather resources, and expand your army, but also use diplomacy, spies, and intrigues against your allies and foes alike. In terms of visuals, unlike the previous edition, this one looks more akin to a full-fledged Total War game.

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Hay Day (iOS)
Hay Day (iOS)

Strategy 21 June 2012

A colorful economic strategy, in which we deal with the development and expansion of the farm, handed over to us by an old uncle. In the course of the game, we erect new farm buildings, sow fields, breed animals and trade in the produced goods, carrying out further fictional tasks.

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Motorsport Manager (iOS)
Motorsport Manager (iOS)

Strategy 21 August 2014

A sports manager game in which we lead a racing team and try to win a fictional version of Formula 1. The economic system is the basis of the game – if we want to achieve success we have to manage our budget well and maintain balance between income and expenses. During the game we can hire new drivers and technicians, research new technologies and upgrades for our race cars as well as find optimal settings for the cars and create schemes for pit-stops. During the races we can set a general tactic and make various decisions, e.g. changing tires during a heavy rain – on one hand our driver can lose precious seconds but on the other hand driving with the old tires can increases the danger of accident drastically. Realism (we don't get any bonuses or special abilities) and superb graphics work in favor of the game created by Playsport Games.

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Democracy 3 (iOS)
Democracy 3 (iOS)

Strategy 08 June 2014

The third installment in the complex turn-based economical strategy game series developed since 2005 by Positech Games. Democracy 3 again puts you in the role of the leader of a fictional democratic country and tasks you with making a number of decisions that will let you satisfy the many conflicting expectations of the virtual society so that you can stay in power. The gameplay features a complex socio-economical simulation system, according to which every choice you make takes its toll on your country and its society. The mechanics of the game are similar to those known from the previous installments, while the changes introduced by the developers include such aspects as the private sector's influence on the society, and the presence of real-life problems and events (e.g. climate change, financial crisis). The graphics have vastly improved, although the gameplay is still mostly based on charts, statistics, and so on.

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