Discover 5 Great Mobile Strategy Games You Haven’t Heard of Before
Are you looking for the best mobile strategy games to pass the time? I want to show you a list of 5 awesome mobile strategy games you probably haven’t heard of. Read about each one and decide for yourself which is the best fit for you.
For those of you who are new to mobile gaming or looking to try something new, if you aren’t familiar with mobile strategy games, here is a quick breakdown of what they are.
Quick Intro: What is a Mobile Strategy Game?
According to Wikipedia
Strategy video games are a video game genre that focuses on skillful thinking and planning to achieve victory. It emphasizes strategic, tactical, and sometimes logistical challenges.
Many games also offer economic challenges and exploration. They are generally categorized into four sub-types, depending on whether the game is turn-based or real-time, and whether the game focuses on strategy or tactics.
My Top 5 Mobile Strategy Games You Probably Haven’t Heard Of
Many of the titles on this list are going to be games from smaller developers that you more than likely haven’t heard of. Sure you may have heard of games like Game of War or Clash of Clans, but there are more games out there with just as much, if not more, appeal and gameplay value.
I can’t promise you haven’t heard of these, in fact, I am willing to bet you have heard of number 5 by now. But each of the games on this list has something unique to offer their players, whether it is gameplay or style (like the Might and Magic retro feeling of number 1), or time requirements. Read through the list and see which ones appeal to you.
Game # 1: Legends of Callasia
Platforms: IOS, Android, PC
Legends of Callasia is a fantasy setting, turn based strategy game, playable on PC, Android, and Apple devices. The graphics offer a smooth and pleasing touch to the game experience. You can see some of the gameplay in the Legends of Callasia video below.
This game was inspired by the turn based legends such as Risk, Might and Magic, and Civilization (all great games in their own respects). One of the things to take note of with this game is Boomzaps effort to speed up gameplay by allowing players to plan and resolve their turns at the same time.
While the game only shows about 5,000 installs on Google Play, it does look to be a promising game with a tight community (if they like it, they love it). Comments on the download page show some serious love for this one.
Game #2: Subterfuge
Platforms: Apple and Android devices
If you are looking for a mobile strategy game that you can pick up and put down easily, or take a break from without losing everything, then you may want to check out Subterfuge.
Subterfuge is a graphically simplistic, military style mobile strategy game that has a week-long game play system set up. Their promo video claims you only have to log in a couple times per day to manage your game. This game would be good for those of us who need a quick break from reality while on a lunch break at work.
The gameplay itself does not look overly complex, and the reviews from existing users claim it to be one of their favorite strategy games so far (keep in mind almost any game will have similar reviews…again if you like it you love it).
Subterfuge also mentions that both strategy and diplomacy are needed to succeed. I have found in many mobile strategy games, that when diplomacy is involved, the game can be much more fun and engaging (it builds on that community factor).
Speaking of community, Subterfuge shows up to 500,000 installs on their Google Play download page.
You can check out the game trailer below (watch it, it’s pretty entertaining if you’ve played any sort of strategy game before).
Game #3 King’s Bounty: Legions
Platforms: Android – Apple – Facebook – PC/Mac
Kings Bounty is a 3d strategy game with turn based gameplay. The game shows over 1 million downloads on the Google Play download page. So there is definitely some community there.
As for the gameplay in Kings Bounty, it is a multiplayer game, which means you can fight against other players worldwide. This always adds to the fun of strategy games, it sucks when you get smarter than the computer.
Here is how the gameplay is described from the developers themselves:
“Save worlds and fight alongside friends in one of the finest strategy games!
One of the world’s best and most popular strategy games is now on Android! Remarkable 3D graphics allow the player to immerse into their beloved King’s Bounty universe with the same depth as the series’ original games, and wage battle against their friends in PvP for the first time.”
You can check out the game trailer below:
Game #4 War and Order
Platforms: Apple and Android devices
Developer: Camel Games
War and Order is a real time strategy game, also known as a “building game” in which you constantly work to upgrade your kingdom. There are monsters you can fight for extra rewards, as well as real players that you can fight with or against.
Joining an alliance allows you to work alongside other players across the globe to establish and defend your territory. War and Order requires a lot of attention if you plan to go far in the game. You can find my War and Order guides on the Play Games Guides site.
While the community is one of the greatest things about this game, it can become a little overwhelming or even demanding for those with big time constraints. Games like War and Order are hard to enjoy if you are a casual player only checking in once or twice daily.
You can check out the War and Order trailer below:
Game #5 Vikings: War of Clans
Platforms: Apple and Android Devices – PC
Vikings War of Clans is another real time mobile strategy game which can be a little fast paced. The game play along with the graphics are some of the best I have tried. While I did find the game enjoyable, I also found it very hard to keep up with the people who spend lots of money.
If you can get into a good alliance or clan, then you may have a better chance of survival.
The theme for Vikings is pretty much stated in the title of the game… You are a Viking chief and you need to build up your base. While you are building, you must also defend against other players who are out to kill and pillage all your hard work. (Losing all those troops suck!)
The community is pretty good, there is plenty of chat going on and it has private messaging to enhance things further. If you are a fan of the Viking era, you should probably give this game a try, if not just to see it in action (and maybe roleplay a little bit you nerd).
Well, my friends, there you have it, five mobile strategy games you can check out. Each game offers something different and unique as far as gameplay and style go. There should be something for everyone.
Choosing the right mobile strategy game can be a tough decision, trust me, I know… Just keep in mind your time constraints (can’t escape reality all day every day can we?). Some games like Subterfuge offer a week long gameplay system which makes it easy to get into, but yet put it away when you have things to do.
Games like War and Order and Vikings tend to be far more time consuming, and I can tell you from personal experience…It is easy to get lost in them. They are awesome games, but if you want to be a top dog, you should plan on putting in some effort. It isn’t impossible to enjoy them casually, there are just better options out there for that type of gameplay.
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