Feel like a war god with these 20 iPhone strategy games
Sun Tzu already said in his iconic book The Art of War that strategy is the main element in waging war, allowing you to win battles before they even happen. Of course winning without battles is not exactly fun if we are talking about electronic game wars. Set in different eras, universes and even non-war, we've compiled a list of the top 20 strategy games for iPhone. Choose your favorite app below and don't forget to tell us your opinion!
1. Warhammer 40, 000: Deathwatch - Tyranid Invasion
The fantastic - and bloody - universe has many games on mobile devices. In this game, players must take command of an elite squad, equipping them and leading them in battles against space monsters, in a turn scheme, just like a board game. Download Warhammer 40, 000: Deathwatch - Tyranid Invasion.
2. Great Little War Game 2
For those who like strategy games for iPhone but are not a fan of blood and gut running everywhere, this game may be a good option. Also in turns, you must complete missions that the title provides by commanding small soldiers with a cartoon look. Learn more about the Great Little War Game 2.
3. Plague Inc.
This title is one of the most creative but also one of the most bizarre on this list. Rather than commanding soldiers or developing communities, in Plague Inc. you are behind a new disease and must infect - and kill - the entire planet. But humanity will fight back, developing cures and treatments. Click the link to download Plague Inc.
4. Fallout Shelter
One of the less war-focused games, the award-winning mobile game of 2015 remains an excellent choice. In charge of an underground community living in a world destroyed by nuclear war, you must keep the shelter in place while developing the site. Download Fallout Shelter from the link.
5. First Strike
Similar to Fallout Shelter, First Strike takes place before the apocalypse as it puts you in charge of a nation in the midst of nuclear racing. The challenge here is to raise resources to build your own arsenal of attack and defense, then decide whether to be the first or last to put the weapon of mass destruction into action. Learn more about First Strike at this link.
6. Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
This game is dedicated to fans of World War II. The title recreates one of the most iconic campaigns between Allied and Axis forces in North Africa in successful battles for control of the Suez Canal. Control your territories with tanks, anti-aircraft batteries and various weapons of the time. Meet Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein.
7. Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front
Another game inspired by World War II, the battlefield leaves North Africa for the icy Soviet Union. Smaller in scope than Desert Fox, you'll lead a squad of vehicles in battles against artificial intelligence, similar to the Warhammer 40, 000, first on our list of iPhone strategy games. Click the link to see Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front.
8. Autumn Dynasty Warlords
Inspired by the unification wars that made China the country we know today, this game puts you as one of the warlords who struggled to unify the country under your banner. You must take care of and develop your territory at the same time as your military, as well as diplomacy and espionage to become the supreme leader of the country. Download Autumn Dynasty Warlords from the link.
9. Anomaly 2
One of the best graphics among strategy games for iPhone, this title is a mix of tower defense and tower offense genres. That is, there will be missions in which you will have to build defensive structures and stop enemies, and in others ... you are the horde of opponents that must destroy the opponent. Learn more about Anomaly 2.
Unlike the war environments of most items on this list, Eufloria is an abstract game in which you must plan how to germinate new life forms on a planet. Although at first you are alone, soon other beings will begin to do the same in the 25 single player campaign missions. Meet the Eufloria.
11. Plants vs. Zombies 2
Already considered a classic among iPhone strategy games, Plants vs. Zombies 2 puts you in charge of superpowered plants. With their powers, players must position them to protect backyards around the story from the zombie invasion. Click the link to download Plants vs. Zombies 2.
The weird name game follows a similar line to that of Eufloria. But instead of creating new lives, you must command the construction of a grand space station. But even without enemies, the mission is not easy: it takes balance not to lose everything. Rymdkapsel is available on iTunes.
13. Kingdom Rush Frontiers
One of the most popular strategy games for iPhone, this game is considered one of the best tower defense mobile. The title takes place in a cartoony medieval fantasy world, with players defending the kingdom from evil forces. Its frantic pace and gigantic content can keep you glazed for hours on end. Learn more about the Kingdom Rush Frontiers.
14. Civilization Revolution 2
Spin-off from the Sid Meier's Civilization series - exclusive to computers - this title brings the “civilization simulator” to the portable iPhone screens. Raising a civilization from its cradle, you must explore and expand your empire as one of history's great leaders, such as Napoleon Bonaparte or Mahatma Gandhi. Click on the link to meet Civilization Revolution 2.
15. Templar Battleforce
In command of a futuristic combat force, you will have to assemble your army to fight threats such as alien monsters, space pirates and an anciental threat. Choose the best soldiers for each situation and embark on turn-based missions. Get to know Templar Battleforce closely.
16. XCOM: Enemy Within
Also with futuristic theme and squad composition, this title puts you at the head of a secret organization that must protect the planet from an alien invasion. Mobile version of the console and computer namesake, XCOM: Enemy Within features turn-based gameplay and global planning. Check out more about it on iTunes.
17. Banner Saga
A tale inspired by Viking fables, this game is one of the saddest in the iOS library. In a world where the gods died and the sun stopped shining in the sky, you must guide a caravan of refugees in search of a safe place against the invasion of a horde of creatures made of stone. Click the link to learn more about the exciting Banner Saga.
18. Banner Saga 2
The continuation of the previous game starts from the point where the first Banner Saga stopped. Although you can start playing from it - a quick decision system will define what your group will look like at the beginning of the game - we recommend that you play it only after finishing the first title, as its forte is in the narrative and the beautiful arts. Meet Banner Saga 2.
19. Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies
From the creator of Civilization, this game considerably narrows the scope of civilization creation for air combat during WWII. Positioning, movement and shots are given in a turn scheme, while new skills, planes and weaponry are gained as you progress through the game. Learn more about Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies.
The game that closes this list also follows a more cartoonish style, reducing the level of violence in portraying wars, as well as having a lot of humor. In it, you have to fight for the galaxy… in a war simulator designed just to avoid them. In addition to a campaign with 20 missions, the game also features multiplayer disputes. Click the link to get to know Warbits.
Which iPhone strategy games are your favorites?
Did you know any of these iPhone strategy games before? What are your favorites and which style do you like to play? Comment with us in our comments section!