Work your way through the formative periods of human history and hopefully survive inevitable coming of the ages. Using their selection of hundreds of cards, introduce new technologies to your primitive societies and improve their lives with art, policies, government, and, ocassionally, war. Culminating leadership into the ever changing times, it has a PlayScore of 9.01. 5. Door Kickers Combining the brain-tickling complexity of strategy with the excitement of shooting games, Door Kickers puts you in charge of your very own SWAT TEAM. Assemble your crew from the 5 different types of troopers, and get to know the strengths of each one to successfully complete your mission. Choose from breachers, pointmen, assaulters, stealth, and shield, and mix and match them with the 65 weapons at your disposal. Much like actual SWAT operations, Door Kickers will require you to plan out your maneuvers. Try your best to to take the best courses of action, whether it be crashing into doors rambo style, or taking down enemies with the element of surprise. It has a PlayScore of 9.03. 4. Galaxy Trucker Another title from THE boardgame legend. Vlaada Chvatil’s tabletop turned mobile app is here to test your skills in galactic troubleshooting.
Like a trucker that knows outer space like the back of his hand, fly around the obstacle-filled cosmos and deliver the goods safely. But first, you’ll need a spacecraft. With gameplay divided into two, form your ship out of a hot mess of sewer pipes in the tile-laying build mode and hope it survives the flight. It’s a blend of offense and defense as you fend of thieving pirates, dodge asteroids, and fight against rival ships. The minefield of space navigation is tough indeed, but this Galaxy Trucker delivers with a bang. It has a PlayScore of 9.04. 3. Iron Marines 2017’s breakout hit from none other than thes masters of mobile strategy themselves. After years of sharpening their skills with their multiawarded Kingdom Rush series, Ironhide Studios makes a move towards the new yet familiar pastures in the world of real-time strategy. It’s in many ways different from their Tower Defense series, leaving the medieval kingdoms for the frontlines of a galactic battle. Play as the Iron Marines as they brave supernatural climes and face off against deadly alien attacks. Ammass your armies and pave your victories with strategically placed structures and combat maneuvers. Another feather in Ironhide’s hat, it has a PlayScore of 9.19. 2. Plants vs. Zombies While Popcap was already a household name for their casually addictive titles, they came upon an unexpected hit in the form of their now-famous fighting houseplants. Originally released on the PC, this towGalaxy Truckerer-defense title puts you in the midst of an unlikely battle between the living and the dead. Play as the green-thumbed homeowner and defend your house from the looming threat of increasingly tough zombies.
Luckily, you’ll have a wide range of fighting flora to get behind–from peashooters, cherry bombs, and so much more. Despite its kid-friendly appeal, Plants vs Zombies is every bit as strategic. Collect sunlight, plant mushrooms, and dig, dig, dig. Winning over 30 Game of the Year Awards, it has a PlayScore of 9.21. Here are the runners-up before we reveal the number one: 16. Meteorfall: Journey. A hybrid of cardgames, role-playing and roguelike. Choose a class from among four adventurers and go forth in a monster-slaying quest in their whimsical cartoon world. It has a PlayScore of 8.7. 17. Castle Doombad. Self-dubbed as reverse tower defense. Help Dr. Lord Evilstein shoo away knights and princes from his castle and keep the princess to himself. It has a Playscore of 8.7. 18. D&D Lords of Waterdeep. A D&D based boardgame from the folks at Wizards of the Coast. Collect as much resources as you can and become the richest lords and ladies of the land. It has a PlayScore of 8.69. 19. Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander. Massive Damage’s XCOM inspired strategy. Come aboard a derelict starbase, and rebuild in time to make cosmic alliances. It has a PlayScore of 8.69. 20. Imbroglio. A deck-building strategy that will have you surviving the dizzying mazes and collecting gemstones. It has a PlayScore 8.67. 1.
And the best iOS Strategy is Kingdom Rush And, yet again, Ironhide Studios’ masterfully crafted tower-defense game tops our list. Born out of the humble flash days, Kingdom Rush has cemented itself among the strategy greats. Even during the decline of the genre, it manages to capture the eyes of both veteran and amateur strategists with their eye-catching visuals and balanced gameplay. Step into their fantastical medieval world and fend off waves and waves of invading armies with their varied array of towers. Survival the difficulty slopes with your regularly upgraded arsenal, and watch as arrows, bombs, and catapults decorate your screen. Intense and continually exciting. There’s no wonder it’s still one of today’s best strategies. It has a PlayScore of 9.23.