What are the best 4X games for Android?

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    #1Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

    Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

    Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville is a strategy and simulation video game developed by Northway Games, released on May 30, 2015. This survival game is set in a post-apocalyptic theme where survivors scavenge for food and resources.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    $14.99

    Jorge Luis Paredes
    Written on July 18, 2018
    "Played the first 2 installments for this game back when it was still a cartoony flash game with funny graphics. It's awesome to find out that there's already a third part that's equally awesome and funt to play with. The price is just insane, though. Like why in the shit is the game this expensive?"
  2. 13

    #2Civilization Revolution 2

    Civilization Revolution 2

    Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 is a 4X turn-based strategy video game for mobile devices. The Declaration of Independence has been signed and the Revolutionary War has just began: liberate America from the British empire. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    $9.99

    Melissa Guzman
    Written on April 12, 2017
    "The solution provides a 4X game that is available on Android devices. I'm not sure if I personally would want to play this game, but it does fill a game category that is apparently lacking. I do not use Android devices, therefore I can not critique it further."
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    #3Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

    Star Traders 4X Empires Elite
    Star Traders 4X Empires Elite is a 4x strategy game. Players take control through the strategic use of spies, economics, politics, technology and advanced weaponry in the most engaging, expansive and intense turn-based sci-fi title. 
    Games

    Android, iOS

    $4.99- with in-app purchases

    Michelle Gibson
    Written on January 30, 2017
    "If you're looking for 4X games for Android, Star Traders 4X is the strategy game for you! In order to win, you must take control of many different aspects of society in this turn-based strategy game, such as spies, economics, politics, and technology. "

WHAT'S THE MEANING

4X games are video games where players are required to control units and build and defend infrastructures to explore a map, expand territories, exploit resources, and exterminate opponents. These games are subdivided into two genres, turn-based games like Civilization, or real-time games like Age of Empires.

DID YOU KNOW

Did you know that it was Simtex's game, Master of Orion, that redefined the genre of 4X games? Master of Orion was a futuristic science-fiction, and space-themed, turn-based game developed by Simtex and released by MicroProse in 1993. It required players to control their units and manage resources to dominate a map by colonizing planets. It only followed similar games like Civilization and Reach for the Stars, but it was only after Master of Orion's arrival that the term 4X was coined and used, when the magazine Computer Gaming World wrote it to describe the game in a preview. The magazine then awarded the game the Strategy Game of the Year award in 1994 and called it Civilization, but in space. In 2003, IGN named the game as the 98th best game of all time, while GameSpy inducted the game into its Hall of Fame and GameSpot included it in the list of greatest games of all time. 

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    #4Battle Worlds: Kronos

    Battle Worlds: Kronos

    Battle Worlds: Kronos is a classic turn-based strategy game in the tradition of Battle Isle, Advance Wars and Panzer General. 

    Games

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, PS4, Linux

    $16.99

    Jacob Beck
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I really like that you have this optimized for tablets. This seem like it is a bit complicated so this may not be for everyone. Especially like the fact that I can interact with my friends online or challenge myself for hours on end. "
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    #5Conquest of Elysium 3

    Conquest of Elysium 3
    Conquest of Elysium 3 is an old-school turn-based fantasy strategy game. With 18 different factions that alone is enough to keep your play dynamic as you vie for control of the map to conquer Elysium. 
    Games

    Android, Windows, Mac, Linux

    $9.9

    Albert Walters
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "This seems like it could be a decent game, but it does come at a price. It's $9.90 on Google Play which is high for a mobile game, but it doesn't appear to have in-app purchases. Basing my opinion on the reviews, I have to say that this is a good solution."
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    #6Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy

    Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy

    Eclipse is a digital version of a board game of the same name. This features customizable star systems that can be played by up to 6 players. The players get to control an interstellar civilization. No worries because it has in-game tutorials.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Michael Gutierrez
    Written on May 22, 2017
    "New Dawn for the Galaxy starts with everybody in a shady corner of an unexplored galaxy, though the game immediately begins forcing you out into the wild. The large amount of different technologies to experiment with, star systems to discover, and different racial powers gives Eclipse incredible depth and make it fun for me to play over and over."
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    #7EMPIRE: Deck Building Strategy

    EMPIRE: Deck Building Strategy
    EMPIRE is a quick, easy-to-learn yet difficult to master strategy/tactics game. You can found a new empire and explore a dying land. Develop and expand your Empire till the end, where every battle is a unique tactical challenge. 
    Games

    Android

    $2.99

    Ralph Hughes
    Written on July 18, 2018
    "Thought this was a card game at first ImNGL LMAOO The "Deck" part of the name sort of gave it that vibe. Glad I still tried it out though, probably the best 4x game I've ever played ever on mobile and believe me, I've tried most of them"
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    #8Uciana

    Uciana

    Uciana is a turn-based strategy game developed by Birdshel. This features ship-to-ship combat and it lets players customize their own ships and gear them with different weapons and defenses.

    Games

    Android

    $0.99

    Spyros Giorgakis
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "Probably the best modernized "clone" of MOO2 for Android. Recommended for every die-hard fan of MOO2 and everyone who wants a great turn-based strategy game to spend his time. Far outshines many prestigious titles of the 4x genre."
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    #9MiniCiv Alpha

    MiniCiv Alpha
    MyCiv is a 4X turn-based strategy trying to bring the feel and deep gameplay of PC 4X games (such as Civilization) to tablets and large screen smartphones.

    Apps

    Phillip Roberts
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "I've been looking for a well rounded 4x strategy game to play on the go for awhile now. Most games fail to live up to what is essentially the god father of these type of games, Civilization. MiniCiv Alpha does just that, it's a 4x strategy game for mobile. This plays a lot like Civilization, you can tell that's where they drew their inspiration. I'm happy to have found this."

Summary

Best What are the best 4X games for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Rebuild 3: Gangs of DeadsvilleGames 14 Paid
2Civilization Revolution 2Games 13 Paid
3Star Traders 4X Empires EliteGames 11 Paid
4Battle Worlds: KronosGames 10 Paid
5Conquest of Elysium 3Games 7 Paid
6Eclipse: New Dawn for the GalaxyGames 4 Free
7EMPIRE: Deck Building StrategyGames 3 Paid
8UcianaGames 3 Paid
9MiniCiv AlphaApps 2 Paid
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