Finding quality strategy games for the iPad can be hard, especially since there are so many premium titles available on the App Store. Of course picking the “best” strategy games for the iPad is impossible since everyone has their own opinion about what makes the perfect game. With that said, here are a few popular options that most strategy fans should enjoy.
Civilization Revolution ($2.99) Based on the popular PC game Sid Meier’s Civilization, this turn-based strategy title allows players to build an empire from the ground up starting at 4000 BC. Players can win in a variety of ways including total world domination or by building the most sophisticated civilization. The game features 16 civilizations, tons of units from different eras, great leaders and easy to use touch based controls.
2K Games released a sequel called Civilization Revolution 2 in 2014, but it was not as successful as the original mobile version.
Kingdom Rush ($2.99) and Kingdom Rush Frontiers HD ($4.99) If tower defense is what you’re looking for then the Kingdom Rush franchise is a very popular choice. Kingdom Rush is a medieval TD game where players must use various towers, spells and other resources to defend their castle. The game features tons of levels and achievements which gives a very high replay value. It is highly recommended for fans of the tower defense genre.
Devil’s Attorney ($1.99) This is an older game where the goal is to free all of your clients so you can buy new furniture for your apartment. The game has received an impressive amount of positive reviews from popular gaming websites such as Touch Arcade.
Commander the Great War ($19.99) This turn-based WWI game is fairly new but it has been receiving mostly positive reviews. Players can play and chage the outcomes of 40 different real World War I events. The game also features 18 different unit types, the ability to research and improve units and a battle system based on realistic war strategies.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Free w/ in-app purchases) This is a collectible card game from the makers of World of Warcraft. The game promises to be beginner friendly and features hundreds of cards for players to build competitive decks. The creators also plan to release future expansion levels that players can unlock as in-app purchases. If you were ever interested in collectible card games but were too scared to give them a try, Hearthstone is a great place to start.
Other Noteworthy iPad Strategy Games
- Battle Fleet 2: WW2 in the Pacific ($4.99) WW2 turn-based strategy with warships
- Stalag 17 ($6.99) Help your comrades escape from a WW2 POW camp
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