10 of the best strategy games for Android (2015 edition)

10 of the best strategy games for Android (2015 edition)
There are more strategy games out there than you could possibly discover (without spending huge amounts of time for that), so it may be hard to find the best of them. Well, in case you're looking for the best strategy games for Android, we prepared a selection of 10 titles that should make your search easier. All the games that we're presenting are highly rated in Google Play and can offer countless hours of fun and adrenaline.

Of course, we do realize that not all of the games seen below - in alphabetical order - will be liked by everyone. That's why we'd also want to hear about other titles that, for you, are among the best strategy games available on Android.

Age of Sparta

Developed by Gameloft, Age of Sparta mixes elements from two classic strategy games for PC: Age of Empires, and Heroes of Might and Magic. Age of Sparta asks you to build a city, honor the gods with shrines and temples, and raise a fearless army to protect Ancient Greece from the invasion of Xerxes and its Persian army.
 
Download (free, with in-app purchases).


Age of Warring Empire

And here's another game that's reminiscent of Age of Empires and Heroes of Might and Magic. In Age of Warring Empire you'll be building your own glorious empire while recruiting heroes, enhancing troops and researching technologies in order to vanquish all enemies.

Download (free, with in-app purchases).


Battle Glory

Battle Glory is a lot like the super-hit Clash of Clans (we'll talk more about it a bit later), but it features modern buildings and troops, including riflemen, grenadiers, tanks and fighter planes.

Download (free, with in-app purchases).


Boom Beach

Boom Beach is also a title with a gameplay similar to that of Clash of Clans, but, unlike Battle Glory, it's actually developed by the company that made Clash of Clans: Supercell. In Boom Beach, you're in a tropical archipelago, you have an island of your own that needs to be defended, and you command troops too scout the surroundings and attack enemy bases. Single player and multiplayer modes (including co-op missions) are included.
 
Download (free, with in-app purchases).


Clash of Clans

Here it is: Clash of Clans, which obviously needs to have its own place on our list. Played by tens of millions of people around the world, Clash of Clans is one of the most successful mobile strategy games ever. Its multiplayer mode is what lures most users, allowing them to build and defend communities, as well as to raise armies and fight with other players for resources, trophies, and the glory of their clans. Units in Clash of Clans include archers, barbarians, goblins, wizards, dragons, valkyries, and heroes (Barbarian King and Archer Queen).

Download (free, with in-app purchases).


Hills of Glory 3D

Set during World War II, Hills of Glory 3D puts you in charge of defending strategically placed bunkers from constant waves of enemies. You can use various weapons, from rifles, mortars and flamethrowers, to air strikes.
 
Download (free, with in-app purchases).


Star Wars: Commander

Immerse yourself into the Star Wars universe with Disney's Star Wars: Commander, which lets you play either as the Rebellion, or as the Empire. Wisely build and fortify your base, train troops, upgrade them, and get ready to invade enemy territory. The ability to form alliances with players from around the world adds even more excitement to this combat strategy game that's set during the Galactic Civil War.
 
Download (free, with in-app purchases).


Stormfall: Rise of Balur

Stormfall: Rise of Balur promises to offer "a fully-featured" MMO (massive multiplayer online) strategy experience. Set in a land of ancient magic, the game lets you recruit armies of paladins, barbarians, necromancers or dragons, and fight to win territories and annihilate your opponents.
 
Download (free, with in-app purchases).


XCOM: Enemy Within

If spending $12 on a single strategy game is not an issue, you should consider buying XCOM: Enemy Within. A follow up to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM: Enemy Within is a visually rich strategy war simulation game. You get to manage your headquarters, researching and developing new technologies, while battling (in turn-base mode) invading aliens, as well as human enemies.

Download ($11.99).


X-War: Clash of Zombies

Clash of Clans fan? If the answer is yes, you may want to also try Clash of Zombies, a similar game that brings zombies, robots, lasers and modern heroes into play.

Download (free, with in-app purchases).


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21 Comments

1. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

10 clones of the same game with different skins.

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

How would you know, have you even played one of them, not to mention 10? Any way, i decided to take up another post grad course than to spent my time arguing with trolls.

4. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Ha. I'm a troll for knowing mobile games and having an opinion. I've played at least 4 of them and looked at the descriptions of more. There is no creativity in these games. I guess they're made for wasting time anyway. Edit: Make that 5 games I've played on this list. There are others that didn't make the list that follow the same pattern.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You said "10 clones in your first comment" Now its reduce to 5 games. So what is the exact number, please make up your mind. Don't pass negative remark unless you really have a negative personal experience. It just show that you have a very negative perspective for life.

6. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You're kidding right? I changed my number of games personally played from "at least 4" to 5 and have researched all of them in looking for decent games and all 10 are clones. The Google Play Store is full of even more of these strategy games that are all cloned from a once successful game years ago that no one remembers because it doesn't look "pretty" anymore. You said you're working on a grad course? Might want to go back to elementary school for basic reading instruction so others don't have to repeat themselves for your benefit.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

If have not played all 10 games? How do you know they are clones? What made you jump to that conclusion? I don't see how my level of education can have an impact on whether the 10 games are clones or not clones. Please explain.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

In summary, what you said is just your own bias remark because you don't have the experience to form an opinion. LOL! Such an strong emotional outburst I wonder why? One simple fact remains those games are now on Android platform and look like it will keep growing no matter what is said here.

9. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

"...and have researched ALL of them in looking for decent games and all 10 are clones". You missed that part again. The only emotion I'm sensing is your impending embarrasment fueling your next post. I'd love if the Play Store kept growing, it'd just be nice if they weren't all the same game with a different theme.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Now you said you have played all ten games. If that is true, please explain how could XCOM: Enemy Within be the same as the rest? Its available in the console and PC before it has been ported to mobile OS. The exact same gameplay from PC/Console. So do explain how an XCOM game could be concluded to be the same as the other 9 clones. For that matter, what attitude contributed to your conclusion. I am logical person so I don't feel any thing negative towards you. I just have issue with your words. They are not consistent.

13. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

How are you so illiterate? I never said I played all 10 games. Read through each of my comments and try to find where I said it. I've played half of them and the others I watched videos on and seen gameplay enough to know they have nothing different to offer AKA research. I'm done replying to you. You're logic is to ignore my argument and put words in my mouth. Have fun with that by yourself.

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I am still waiting for your take for XCOM: Enemy Within. How is it a clone to the rest of those games. Which aspect? You started a flame war now finish it!

17. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

If you're calling Xcom a clone, you aren't a very bright individual.

12. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

You are so trolling, dude. Xcom enemy within is a clash clone? Wow. It is a game that's exactly the same on the PC and consoles. (except for a more advanced graphics) Also, Boom Beach is definitely an unique take on the genre - every element of the gameplay is specifically different compared to clash if clans.

18. miksams

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 10, 2015

every post have a smartass, you are of this one. If you can't understand the message behind @Captain_Doug's comment how will you take a post grade course?

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Currently, playing XCOM: Enemy Within with my Linux setup.

10. DannyJr

Posts: 38; Member since: May 08, 2014

Are Tower Defense games included? If so, I would recommend PvZ 1 & 2, all of the Kingdom Rush Games, and the Guns 'n Glory series.

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Plants vs Zombies cool!

16. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Apart from xcom, they are all clones of each other. what a dumb article.

19. miksams

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 10, 2015

that's right, i wonder if there is a single game like PC strategi, you know, like age of empires or The settlers V (this was an awesome game in my childhood).

20. shehroz91

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 11, 2015

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21. knowledgee

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 30, 2017

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