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The best strategy games on iOS and Android: our selection

The best strategy games on iOS and Android: our selection

We continue to tell you about the best mobile games available on Android and iOS, focusing this time about strategy games, a genre that offers interesting products. As usual we will not only deal with the latest releases, but also small pearls that may have escaped you over time and therefore deserve to be mentioned once again. Here are the 5 games that we recommend, but as always we await your alternative proposals in the comments:


Let's start with Gears POP !, the game created by The Coalition and Funko which, set in the universe of the famous Microsoft franchise, guarantees fun, strategic and very explosive games.

Gears POP !, featuring gameplay that resumes the typical tower defense mechanics with a focus on covers and equipment of weapons and explosives in perfect GOW style, it offers an experience based on PVP games of about three minutes during which you control the legendary characters of Gears in Pop Funko style!

Partly inspired by the legendary Clash Royale, in Gears POP! players are facing each other and deploying their troops, taking advantage of covers / barriers, using weapons, skills and equipment must advance on the battlefield to approach the opponent's position (consisting of two turrets and a fortification) and destroy it, all by defending its base.

Gears POP !, even if it doesn't offer particularly innovative mechanics, offers interesting gameplay that guarantees strategic and fun games where a team composed of troops suitable for any type of situation is required. In addition to the possibility of facing battles against opponents commanded by the AI, the game offers the versus mode and the Horde (cooperative).

  • Gears POP! | Android | Google Play Store, Free with in-app purchases
  • Gears POP! | iOS | Apple App Store, Free with in-app purchases
  • Gears POP! on Android it is compatible with devices updated to Android 4.4 or newer, with at least 3GB of RAM.
  • Gears POP! on iOS requires iOS 10.0 or later. Recommended devices include iPhone 8 or higher with at least 2GB of RAM


We continue with Dota Underlords, the Valve version of Auto Chess, the popular Dota 2 mod created by Drodo Studio that has achieved incredible success with over 8 million subscriptions in the Steam Workshop.

Set in the universe of the popular MOBA, in the Valve game, strategic battles are fought and upgradeable heroes are recruited to create a powerful army that must destroy rivals. Dota Underlords is in fact an Auto Battler in which players place their units on a chessboard to make them fight automatically until one side prevails over the other. To triumph in Underlords, strategic decisions together with the "luck" component therefore play a fundamental role.

In addition to the multiplayer game, which offers the possibility to take part in classified matches, K.O games and create private lobbies, Dota Underlords also offers a single player sector characterized by a sophisticated AI that includes 4 different levels of difficulty.

It should be noted that the game supports cross-play multiplayer between the Android version, iOS and PC. The Underlords profile is also shared among all devices. The Auto Battler is distributed in a free to play version with the possibility of buying a Battle Pass at the price of 4.99 euros which guarantees challenges and 100 exclusive rewards.

  • Dota Underlords on Android is compatible with devices updated to Android 5.0 or newer.
  • Dota Underlords on iOS requires iOS 11 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


Let's move on to Teamfight Tactics, the strategic PvP Auto Battler which, in March, marked the debut of Riot Games on mobile. Set in the League of Legends universe, TFT is a fun and complex strategy game in which the champions of LoL must be chosen, enhanced and deployed on a grid game board to face an automatic battle for survival.

As in all Auto Battlers, also in Teamfight Tactics the luck / chance component plays a fundamental role despite in the title of Riot some mechanics increase the strategy and give life to deeper and more layered gameplay in which learning, for example, how to combine certain objects will be one of the necessary requirements to triumph on the battlefield.

It is reported that the game supports cross-play multiplayer between the Android version, iOS and PC. Access to TFT with the Riot account also ensures that every purchase made on PC will be transferred to the mobile version. Regardless of where you buy the content, if you use the same account you can access it on your PC and smartphone. The same goes for the progress of the pass and for the levels.

  • Teamfight Tactics on Android is compatible with devices updated to Android 7.0 or newer with at least 2 GB of RAM.
  • Teamfight Tactics on iOS requires iOS 11 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6S or higher. It should be noted that TFT works, without official support, on: iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini


Among the mobile strategy titles that deserve to be played, there is certainly ROME: Total War in which the greatest empire of the ancient world must be created and governed by facing battles in real time in gigantic turn-based campaigns to conquer Europe, North Africa and the East of the Mediterranean by controlling one of the 19 factions available (Egypt, Gauls, Britons, Greek cities, Macedonia, Iberia etc).

With a user interface optimized for mobile, the strategic of Feral Interactive, in addition to allowing the management of economic, civil and religious issues through the tactical map. it allows you to easily control thousands of troops on the battlefield: from simple legionaries, spearmen and archers to cavalry, chariots and elephants of war.

It should be noted that the universe of the strategic popular also expands with two impressive standalone expansions: ROME: Total War: Barbarian Invasion and Alexander. The first allows you to control one of the 18 available factions, leading your armies to defend Rome or to attack it until it is destroyed. Alexander, on the other hand, is the perfect title for the more experienced commanders in which, in the role of Alexander the Great, the goal is to conquer the Persian empire.

  • ROME: Total War on Android is compatible with devices updated to Android 7.0 or newer. Links to compatible devices.
  • ROME: Total War on iOS requires iOS 11 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s or newer, first generation or newer iPad Air, iPad mini 2 or newer, or any iPad Pro with at least 4GB of available space.


We conclude with Clash Royale that thanks to its popularity it doesn't need many presentations. The title developed by Supercell it is based on the multiplayer component with real-time games to face by deploying the Royale in the arenas, the well-known characters of Clash.

In the Supercell game dozens of cards are collected and improved to defeat the opponent, win trophies and rewards. From a bird's-eye view, short battles are faced with the aim of razing the second player's tower – or at least the two defensive towers -. Tactics and strategy are the two requirements for triumphing in Clash Royale in which it becomes necessary to arrange the most suitable creatures for the situation.

  • Clash Royale | Android | Google Play Store, Free with in-app purchases
  • Clash Royale | iOS | Apple App Store, Free with in-app purchases


These are our proposals currently available, but it is good to keep in mind that there are many new games coming, in particular Company of Heroes which, already available for some months on iPad, will arrive later this year on iPhones and Android devices.

Developed by Feral Interactive, the legendary real-time strategy game about the Second World War It will also offer an engaging mix of action-packed campaigns, dynamic combat scenarios and team tactics on smartphones. The game, like its counterpart for iPad, will be distributed through App Stpre and Google Play as a premium product at a price of 14.99 euros.