What are the best real-time strategy games for iOS?

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    #1Clash of Clans

    Clash of Clans

    Clash of Clans is a great strategic, and multiplayer game for Android and iOS. It was offered by Supercell. The game allows you to build your tower, play with other player and declare war to destroy their camp.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Austin Alvarez
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "If you've been around these past few years I'm sure you've heard of Clash of Clans, its success and the multitude of clones that followed in an attempt to cash in on said popularity. That being said it is popular for a reason and if you want to enjoy a fun game, give it a go."
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    #2Plants vs Zombies 2

    Plants vs Zombies 2

    Plants vs Zombies 2 is the sequel of the award-winning action-strategy game Plants vs Zombies. This is a free and casual adventure game offered by Electronic Arts. This is available for Android devices and iOS that requires 8.0 or later.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brian Banks
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "Classic plant vs zombie game. Graphics are really solid and there's over 300 levels to play from with it. I find myself using this as a great action strategy game to pass time and reward myself during break during the day at work."
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    #3Throne Rush

    Throne Rush
    Throne Rush is a free game for Android and iOS in which you will have to build your own kingdom from zero and protect your people from the foreign attacks. Online multiplayer available always with new campaigns.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Michael Kong
    Written on December 2, 2017
    "This game is a bit of a mixed bag, while the game itself can be kind of fun, everything takes far too long, so you'll probably become bored with it after not too long. If you don't mind the game being a serious slog to get anywhere, maybe give it a try, but I'd say don't bother."
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    #4Autumn Dynasty

    Autumn Dynasty

    Autumn Dynasty is a premium real-time strategy game for Android and iPhone, with Chinese paintings and classic battles on classy maps. Lead your army in the campaign mode or in the multiplayer mode.


    Android, iOS


    Aaron Cruz
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I will be honest and admit that sometimes these types of games can be a little hit and miss with me. That being said, this one does look to be pretty solid and fun overall. I may give this game a try one of these days!"
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    #5Total Conquest

    Total Conquest
    Total Conquest is a real-time strategy war game, developed by Gameloft for Android and iOS devices, in which you'll have to leader true armies full of heroes (including mythological ones) and defeat your enemies in a lot of battle modes.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Judy Graham
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "I have played total conquest before and it was a great real-time strategy game. I'm not sure if it's the best one available for ios because I've only played it on android. I'm honestly not sure if it's even available on IOS."
  3. 9

    #6MechCom 2

    MechCom 2
    MechCom 2 is game for Android and iOS, a sequel to the original, the popular real-time strategy game that was based on Warzone2100. It's pretty similar but introduces new mechanics and some major improvements.

    Android, iOS


    Katherine Schmidt
    Written on December 4, 2017
    "This is an app designed for Android smartphones only. There is no indication that it will also work on Apple products. The title of the game includes "Mech" not "Mac". This is a cool little game, however, where you have to outsmart the other machines in order to blow them up. You can choose your weapons from a pop-up screen, which mostly look like like super-machine tanks, helicopters and robots. This is a great little game to keep you entertained while you're waiting in line or stuck in traffic that is not moving."
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    #7Machines at War 3

    Machines at War 3
    Machines at War 3 is a paid app for Android and iOS, a real-time strategy game in which you'll face tons of challenges with a great variety of armies in vast maps. It offers online multiplayer mode.

    Android, iOS


    Raymond Sullivan
    Written on September 24, 2018
    "MaW is a great game that lets me be distracted from the stresses of IRL for a few hours. It's fun and entertaining, plus the fact that the online play has really skilled players makes me really want to get better at this game!"
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    #8Autumn Dynasty Warlords

    Autumn Dynasty Warlords
    Autumn Dynasty Warlords is a strategy game that will let players manage their empire turn by turn. This game is offered by Touch Dimensions Interactive PTE. LTD and available to play on iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



    Antonio Zamudio
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "This isn't exactly real time strategy, but is a decent result for general strategy games on iOS. It has a good number of reviews, and is highly rated, so this would likely fit my search criteria fairly well."
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    In this minimalist real-time strategy game you will be in charge of a space station and its minions. Plan your expansion wisely and manage all your resources to explore the universe and all the planets it contains. 

    Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Windows


    Beverly Cox
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "I love puzzle and real-time strategy games. I was looking for something new for my phone and found out about rymdkapsel from a friend. This game is so awesome! I play it all the time now. You get to be in charge of a space station and it's incredibly fun. I love exploring the universe and managing all my resources. It's really thought-provoking and keeps me occupied for hours. Check it out. I'm sure you'll love it too."
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    #10Total War Battles: KINGDOM

    Total War Battles: KINGDOM
    Total War Battles: KINGDOM is a free real-time strategy game that is available for Android and iPhone devices. Lead your army, protect your city and drive yourself towards the glory. It offers cross-platform game.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brittany Wade
    Written on July 30, 2018
    "This was a good game, it's very strategic and forces you to think on your feet. If you don't like strategy games then I would stray away but if you're feeling frisky, definitely check it out because you won't regret it. "
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    #11XCOM: Enemy Within

    XCOM: Enemy Within

    XCOM: Enemy Within is an action game that allows you to play in a 3rd person point of view. In this game, you have to win against alien invaders using weapons and abilities while carrying powerful and dangerous fighting tools.


    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac


    Keith Patel
    Written on September 24, 2018
    "This isn't real time strat, why is this here lmao. This is a 3rd person shooting game, m8. Granted, tactics are involved and the game runs in real time, but it isn't RTS"


Best What are the best real-time strategy games for iOS
1Clash of ClansGames 20 Free
2Plants vs Zombies 2Games 15 Free
3Throne RushGames 11 Free
4Autumn DynastyGames 11 Paid
5Total ConquestGames 10 Free
6MechCom 2Games 9 Paid
7Machines at War 3Games 8 Paid
8Autumn Dynasty WarlordsGames 7 Paid
9RymdkapselGames 6 Paid
10Total War Battles: KINGDOMGames 5 Free

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