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The Best Side Scrolling Strategy Games

Real time strategy games with a 2D perspective, and a side scrolling camera. Each players sends troops from their base, and they meet in the middle. Your goal is to keep gaining ground on the battlefield, so that you meet the opponent closer and closer to their base until you eventually overrun it. These games are all about strategic timing and unit choice to gain the upper hand on the battlefield.

Spellbinders
Warfare Nations

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

South Park: Phone Destroyer™
South Park: Phone Destroyer™

South Park

Ubisoft

A South Park themed real time strategy game.

Come on down to South Park, and meet some friends of mine. A new South Park game for iOS that delivers real time strategy gameplay either in the single player campaign or online PvP matches. The familiar cast is in place, accented with different themes based on collectible cards.

What The Hen: Enter Dragons!
What The Hen: Enter Dragons!

What The Hen

Charged Monkey

Enjoy wacky, cartoony heroes

Enjoy wacky, cartoony heroes? How about insane clan competitions, barbaric boss fights, crazy collectible character cards, and addictive Arena duels? If so, you’re in luck, summoner hatchling!

Immerse yourself in the crazy chase after the mad chicken wizard in the most cartoon-styled game adventure EVER. Duel the wackiest bosses and collect the most hilarious heroes throughout HUNDREDS of levels and THOUSANDS...

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Apps with average score

Mighty Battles
Mighty Battles

A first person real time strategy game that emphasizes online PvP battles.

Mighty Battles

Mighty Battles

Hothead Games Inc.

Who's the Mightiest?
Shoot, Deploy & Destroy in Real-time 1v1 Battles!
Clash with millions of players around the world in fun, fast-paced epic duels.

More than 4 million players have joined in on the action. Are you Mighty enough to reach the top of the leaderboard?

Mighty Battle is a free-to-play PVP...

Castle Crush: Clash Cards Game
Castle Crush: Clash Cards Game
Castle Crush: Clash Cards Game

Castle Crush: Clash Cards Game

Fun Games For Free

Duel players from all around the world in the best real time game! Collect and upgrade 40+ troops and spells: from the terrible Wizard to the tremendous Golem! Play Now, for Free!

Lead your army to victory! Build a strong deck and knock down the enemy's castle deploying your troops! Earn...

Little 3 kingdoms - The Uprising
Little 3 kingdoms - The Uprising
Little 3 kingdoms - The Uprising

Little 3 kingdoms - The Uprising

AsNet Co.,Ltd

Lead your army against the evil Usurper Dong Zhou, and save the Emperor from his evil clutches. Little 3 Kingdoms is a 2D side-scrolling strategy game that places the fact of the Three Kingdoms in your hands.

Upgrade and defend your castle! Send out your troops to crush the Usurpers forces!...

Spellbinders
Spellbinders
Spellbinders

Spellbinders

Kiloo

For eons, the Titans have fought for fame, glory, and bragging rights in an eternal struggle. As a Spellbinder, YOU control the battlefield. Choose a Titan, command an army of fearless minions and dust off your favorite spell book. Awaken powerful Ancient units from their slumber to tip the scales...

Warfare Nations
Warfare Nations
Warfare Nations

Warfare Nations

VOLV LLC

Warfare Nations is an epic online wargame filled with exciting strategy gameplay and awesome graphics and animation. Train your troops, upgrade your HQ, and battle thousands of other players online!

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The Great War has descended upon Europe. You’re the Commander—the only one standing between glorious victory...

Cartoon Wars
Cartoon Wars
Cartoon Wars

Cartoon Wars

BLUE

Cartoon Wars is an arcade war game which combines the formulas of defense and real-time strategy games.

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SCENARIO

Two tribes existed in the Cartoon World; the vicious, Color Tribe and the slaves, Black and White Cartoon Tribe.
For generations, the Color Tribe were treated as properties and forced to work under a slavery...

CastleStorm - Free to Siege
CastleStorm - Free to Siege
CastleStorm - Free to Siege

CastleStorm - Free to Siege

ZEN Studios Ltd.

Welcome to the world of CastleStorm - Free to Siege, a super genre mashup of 2D physics destruction mashed with tower defense brawler!

CastleStorm - Free to Siege includes all of the features in the critically acclaimed console version of the game!
- 2D physics destruction
- Action-strategy-beat’em up genre mashup
- Console...

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Could be good for special cases

Trenches

Trenches

Catapult Consulting, LLC

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The original Trenches makes its return this holiday season! Stay tuned for a large helping of new Trenches games coming soon! Happy Holidays and slay on, mates!
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It's Europe 1914 and the world powers have descended into world war. Your troops need a leader at this their most desperate hour. Could you be that leader? Put on your boots and take to the mud and trenches of Western Europe during World War I.

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-=- GameCenter Global Multiplayer with VoiceChat and Friend Invites -=-

The wait is over. Trenches v1.9 is now out and is our most ambitious FREE update thus far ... GameCenter global multiplayer with VoiceChat. Now, you can coordinate attacks with your friends or listen to your enemy shriek with panic. Flip on WiFi ... jump on Trenches ... and let the mayhem begin!

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(Read Below To Find Out What is Coming in the Updates)

• Trenches was one of the HOTTEST games of 2010 and a Top 10 seller. Buy it now while it's on sale to find out why!

Command the battlefield, inspire heroism, illustrate your superiority and crush the enemy.

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•Press Reviews•

"Impressive. A tight iPhone Experience."
- MTV Network

"... fantastic ... an amazing game ..."
- Kotaku

SlideToPlay calls Trenches "a Must Have ... 4 out of 4"

"A clever strategy game. Trenches accomplishes the difficult task of making real-time strategy accessible."
- PocketGamer.co.uk

"Fun and addicting with great developer support. See you on the battlefield!"
- AppVee.com

"Trenches sets a new standard for new and original thinking. Overall 5/5"
- TouchAholics.com

"This game is chock-full of charm, fun, and replayability, which altogether makes a very attractive package. A hybrid of line-drawing, shooting, strategy, and action, Trenches is a game that will definitely not disappoint."
- NoDPad.com

"Well done, polished and addicting. 5/5 stars"
-IndieAppolis

"really not much else you can ask for 5/5 stars"
-App-reciation Reviews

"Best" award for high quality and player interest.
- iPhoneAppsPlus

Featured in the AppStore's "What's Hot" list and "What We're Playing"

Aw ... *blush* ... thanks guys ... and those reviews were BEFORE we did half of the updates in the current version.

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Trenches delivers hours upon hours of pitched battle and mayhem filled fun. The ever-deepening Campaign sports three levels of difficulty. Add to that, Skirmish mode where you can create custom battles and even random ones for endless replayability. Then a dash of global multiplayer and you’re going to be late for class/work/anniversary/surgery/etc.

SECRET UNLOCKABLE MODE REVEALED! Finish the Campaign and unlock Zombie Horde in Skirmish! The hordes of the undead have risen and it is up to you to try to defeat them. How long can you last?

√ Over 20 achievements through OpenFeint and nearly 30 GameCenter achievements
√ Bluetooth, Local WiFi and GameCenter global multiplayer with VoiceChat
√ Zombie Horde ... who doesn't love Zombies?
√ Original Voice Talent
√ Original Musical Scores
√ Adaptive Difficulty
√ World Class Art
√ Captivating Gameplay
√ Mini-game as good as some stand-alone games
√ Tons and Tons of Cowbell
√ Listen to your own music


Germans got you stuck? Got a beef? Found a bug? Tell us about it. Remember we can't respond to your reviews, but we do read every email we get and respond to 95% of them. If you’ve got an issue with any of our games, we want to solve it. [email protected]

As always your five star reviews encourage us and allow us to keep the updates coming.

Follow us on Twitter to receive new information about Trenches and future projects at http://twitter.com/thundergamewrks (@thundergamewrks)

Support and cake available online at http://www.thundergameworks.com

Stenches: A Zombie Tale of Trenches

Stenches: A Zombie Tale of Trenches

Catapult Consulting, LLC

Deploy to the Trenches once again to take on a new and more deadly foe, the Zombie Horde. Lead your British Royal Expeditionary army as the last stand in Western Europe during the Great War and prove yourself as a true hero. Do you have what it takes to defeat the Armies of the Hundead or will you fail and join their ranks?

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-=- GameCenter Global Cooperative Multiplayer with VoiceChat and Friend Invites -=-

Stenches v1.1 is now out ... GameCenter global multiplayer with VoiceChat. Now, you can coordinate attacks with your friends. Flip on WiFi ... load-up on Stenches ... and start making zombie bits!

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Press Reviews:

Apple, Game of the Week - "Use your armies to send the walking dead back to their graves in this week's selection, a zombie battler that plays every bit as good as it looks"

TUAW - "Unique Twist on real time strategy. Great game -- definitely check it out."

Touch Arcade - "A deep-enough weapons upgrade system and the inclusion of enemies with odd weaknesses to said upgrades fleshed out the game, which quickly became a favorite of mine. "

SlideToPlay - "Good variety of enemies; great graphics, and a successful mix of genres "

AppSmile - "Replay value is very good, as little changes in strategy can have significantly different outcomes. Honing your strategy can be quite addictive."
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Stenches is the sequel to Trenches infamous Zombie Horde mode, but the fight isn’t over yet! Pick up where Trenches left off as the Zombie Horde makes a grand appearance in an attempt to take over all of Western Europe. (That's what we call deadication!) Take on the role of the British Commander once again and drive back the Zombie Horde!

Stenches packs countless hours (maybe even days!) of zombie-filled, carnage-laden mayhem. Punish wave after wave of brain thirsty zombie horde and bosses.

They've come for your brains ... drive them back to the hole that spawned them!

FEATURES

√ Over 200 Wave Levels across Four Beautifully Constructed, Artful Maps
√ Unlimited Distance Mode
√ Unique and Nasty Zombie Bosses Each with their own Special Devious Ability Bent on your Destruction
√ Cooperative GameCenter global multiplayer with VoiceChat
√ Original Voice Acting
√ Epic Original Musical Composition
√ Riveting World Class Art
√ Captivating "Pick-up and Play" or "Stay and Play" Gaming
√ More Cowbell than Legally Allowed in Seven Countries
√ Listen to your own music

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Future Updates will include:
• Versus Multiplayer ... you control the zombie horde!
• New Zombie Bosses
• More Game Modes
• Any other freakishly nasty thing the players think up

Zombies eating your brains? Got a beef? Found a bug? Tell us about it. Remember we can't respond to your reviews, but we do read every email we get and respond to 95% of them. If you’ve got an issue with any of our games, we want to solve it. [email protected]

As always your five star reviews encourage us and allow us to keep the updates coming.

Follow us on Twitter to receive new information about Stenches and future projects at http://twitter.com/thundergamewrks (@thundergamewrks)

Support and brains online at http://www.thundergameworks.com

Battle Fortress Defence

Battle Fortress Defence

Daniel Asto

Battle for WORLD DOMINATION over progressive Age’s, beginning in the Stone Age, and advancing all the way through to the Space Age (if you survive!). Research technologies to make your base and units more POWERFUL. Earn gold by killing your enemies to spend on more powerful units*. Deploy your Super Weapons to crush your enemy.

To win you will need to employ military style tactics rather than just send out waves of troops. You will need to balance your attack and defense strategies with limited resources. Learn to deploy your Super Weapon at the right moment to gain the upper hand, with the knowledge that your enemy will be trying to do the same.

Features
- Over 20 Game Center Achievements
- Beautiful graphics that depict the current game Age
- Graphics change for day or night
- Cool battle sound effects
- Game time acceleration option for faster game play
- Different unique Super Weapon’s for every Age
- Increasing AI toughness with each Age (look out!)
- 9 levels of difficulty to choose from

* Purchase of additional gold is available if you really want to DESTROY your enemy quickly, rather than fight it out over the Age’s. Purchasing gold can turn the tide of a game, however it is possible to win the game by just earning gold from killing the enemy.

Pesky Humans 2D strategy game

Pesky Humans 2D strategy game

VascoGames

Build your base, build your army, and destroy those pesky humans that are stopping your evil kingdom from growing! Build your Orcs raiding parties to raid the towns of the humans and burn there little villages to the ground to make space for your awesome orc empire. As an orc warlord it’s your task to guide your forces of evil to victory! Pesky humans is a fast passing action strategy game that will keep you busy for some time. The humans control there empire from the sky fortress that is located in the sky mountains.

So you evil warlord, sent out your orc grunts the melee fighters who love punching humans for fun. After a clearing the first levels new recruits will join you like the Axe throwers they are armed with small throwing axes that they don’t use for chopping down trees. The trolls with their giant clubs perfect for smashing on top of the heads of those knights in shining armor. The magic of this strategy game is given by your very own warlock’s masters of dark magic but they have a little twisted mind and love to turn the enemy’s into sheep’s. Why you may ask my lord, we don’t now we don’t like to become a sheep ourselves. But the elite of your forces will be the dragons love gold nearly as much as smoked humans these are your forces lord. You need these troops to not only attack the villages and castles but also to defend your own camp. You can hurt the humans but they can also hurt you!

The eider downs is the where it all starts for you my, you are still a little chief of your orc tribe, but humans are at your borders and you decide to start pushing them back to where they came from!

The imperial coast is the heart of the human empire, full with little towns that are waiting to get burned and raided down to the ground. I mean my lord why stop after taking the eider downs back. Continue your path to victory till the awesome stronghold of the humans on top of the Sky Mountains

Sky fortress is the last stronghold of those little pesky humans, smash down there final resistance here and become the supreme orc warlord of your new evil empire.

Pesky humans’ 2D strategy game features:
- Build your base tap fast and grow your base so you can sent in an endless amount of orcs into the raiding parties.
- Battle and build your way through 30 fast passing action strategy game levels.
- Lead your orc tribes to victory in the wars against those pesky humans.
- You can destroy the humans but they can also destroy you my lord be fast.
- Multiple lanes to defend and to attack
- Super fun designs and child friendly graphics, therefore pesky humans is a game for the whole family!
- Easy game play tap and build. Switch between building modes troops or buildings by tapping in the middle of your screen.
- Special powers are available to wreak havoc on those pesky humans and there pesky knights and troops.
- Keep a close watch at pesky humans as we are planning to launch more levels in the future.