What are the best war strategy games for iPhone?

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    #1Kingdom Rush Frontiers

    Kingdom Rush Frontiers
    Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is a tower defense game developed by Ironhide Game Studio. Published by Armor Games on June 6, 2013, Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is the second installment in the Kingdom Rush tower defense game series.

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux


    Hu Sun
    Written on December 1, 2017
    " Kingdom Rush Frontiers is a great strategy tower defense game. I used to play clash of clans until my friend showed me KRF. This game is the best of the best in tower defense."
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    #2Plants vs Zombies

    Plants vs Zombies
    The dead have risen! Defend your home using a vast arsenal of battle and resource-producing plants against different types of zombies. Put up your defenses before they break down your door and munch on your brains!

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Megan West
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "Plants vs Zombies is a classic war strategy games. The Zombies just keep coming and you really need to keep up on your strategy to figure out the best way to get them to stop. Addictive and fun."
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    #3Kingdom Rush Origins

    Kingdom Rush Origins

    Kingdom Rush Origins is a fantasy action defense game developed by Ironhide Game Studio and is the third game in the Kingdom Rush franchise.


    Android, iOS

    $2.99- with in-app purchases

    Catherine Jackson
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "This graphics on this look great. The reviews look great. It looks like it is exactly what I'm looking for. Except this suggestion is on android not iphone. I guess I'll see if they have it on iphone myself."


Did you know that turn-based strategy games have already existed during the ancient civilizations in places like Greece, Rome, Egypt, and India? Some of the strategy games that have already existed 4000 years ago are Senet which dates back to 3100 BCE, Latrunculi or “Mercenaries” or the Rome's boardgame which is like chess, The Royal Game of Ur or The Game of Twenty Squares” and more. 

Meanwhile, one of the oldest strategy games is still played today. This game is popularly known as mancala. It comes from the Arabic word naqala, which means "to move". This turn-based strategy board game is played with rows of holes and small stones or beans. The objective is to capture the set of stones of the opponents. This game has also first appeared in Africa, while Egyptians have also used to enjoy a primitive version of mancala back in 1000 BCE. Some pieces of evidence also claimed that mancala has spread from Egypt through Africa by traders who moved up and down the Nile. Research also shows that the United States has a large population of mancala players, and the traditional mancala game is called Warra. In fact, Warra was still played in Lousiana during the early 20th century. There was also a commercial version called Kalah, which was popularly played in the 1940s. 

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    #4Boom Beach

    Boom Beach

    Boom Beach is a cross-platform free to play base building game that focuses on strategy. The gameplay consists of building up ones offensive and defensive capabilities through incremental upgrades. 


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Vihaan Pillai
    Written on December 3, 2017
    "Common strategy game similar to Clash Royale or Crash of Clans. It's not much different than different skins and sprites but the some rules of the game as others. Not very creative to me at all with this one."
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    #5Kingdom Rush

    Kingdom Rush

    Kingdom Rush is a real-time single-player tower defense game developed by Ironhide Game Studio. Published by Armor Games and originally released on July 28, 2011, it is the first of third games in the Kingdom Rush game series.


    Web, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS


    Ronald Garrett
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "This game combines strategy and fantasy in a way no one else does. Organizing my armies and fending off attack after attack was awesome."
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    #6Clash 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

    James Banks
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "Clash of Clans is easily the best war strategy game for iPhone. It's addictive and will have you coming back every day to reinforce your base, and checking for attacks."
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    #7Great Little War Game

    Great Little War Game
    Great Little War Game is a war strategy game for both Android and iOS devices, in which you will have to deal with highly strategic battlers at a hilarious universe that offers hours of fun both offline and online.

    Android, iOS


    Brenda Payne
    Written on December 3, 2017
    "Great price! Fun to play!"
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    #8Plants 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

    Jane Campbell
    Written on December 4, 2017
    "This is an app designed for Android smartphones only. There is no indication that it will work on an iPhone. It is free to install, but be forewarned that it is published by EA (Electronic Arts), who are famous for charging money for every little nuance of a game. Nonetheless, there are over 100 million users of this game, and half of them give this game 4.5 stars. It has been awarded Best Game of the Year in 2013 by several gaming associations. The game involves hilarious zombies from the dawn of time, fighting the plant battalions that you have amassed, which are protecting your brain from a zombie attack."
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    #9Dungeon Boss

    Dungeon Boss

    Dungeon Boss is a strategy RPG game app for Android and iOS devices. You have to fight a big battle and defend your Dungeon. Create your own team and win all the battles! 


    iOS, Android


    Patrick Nelson
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Another game that isn't what it says. Dungeon Boss wants to make you think it's a strategy game but it's nothing more than an RPG with very bare bone mechanics. It's not bad but it's not what it's trying to sell itself as which I find disingenuous. It's also loaded with micro transactions which was a real killer."
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    #10Game of War - Fire Age

    Game of War - Fire Age
    Game of War - Fire Age is a free game for mobile devices where you will have to get through a huge battle for the rule of the Kingdom. It is an Action Strategy MMORPG translated into a total of 32 languages.

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Dennis Pearson
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "this the best game on the app store please play this and you will love it"
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    #11Great Big War Game

    Great Big War Game
    Great Big War Game is a war strategy game for iOS and Android devices, with huge doses of humor and more than fifty mission in single player and online multiplayer without sync available.

    Android, iOS

    $3.49- with in-app purchases

    John Garza
    Written on December 1, 2017
    "This game is definitely one of the best turn based strategy games you can play on a mobile device, the campaign alone is worth the cost of the game, but on top of that it's got multiplayer as well. The only complaint I have is that in the multiplayer you tend to see everyone using a very similar winning strategy, but that's a small gripe."
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    #12Battle Ranch: Pigs vs Plants

    Battle Ranch: Pigs vs Plants

    Battle Ranch: Pigs vs Plants is a tower defense game created by Playboom. The game pits users against hordes of enemy pigs. It has 200 levels and puts a premium on strategy and time management.


    Windows, Linux, Mac


    Jorge Carmona
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "If your up for a hybrid of harvest moon and a real time strategy game, then this game is for you! Its a crazy fun game once you get the hang of things. Very fun and yet challenging."
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    #13Breach & Clear

    Breach & Clear

    Breach & Clear is a strategy game in which you have to choose your squad and take on a variety of foes with different skill-sets abilities. Build your arsenal and plan your missions step by step.


    Mac, Windows


    Susan Patel
    Written on December 3, 2017
    "Breach & Clear is an amazing war strategy game and it's the best one available in the google play store. I'm not sure if it's available for iphone or not but if it is, it's a must play! I love this game."


Best What are the best war strategy games for iPhone
1Kingdom Rush FrontiersGames 27 Paid
2Plants vs ZombiesGames 24 Free
3Kingdom Rush OriginsGames 19 Paid
4Boom BeachGames 18 Free
5Kingdom RushGames 18 Free
6Clash of ClansGames 15 Free
7Great Little War GameGames 14 Paid
8Plants vs Zombies 2Games 11 Free
9Dungeon Boss Games 11 Free
10Game of War - Fire AgeGames 7 Free

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