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Overwhelm Your Opponents With Strategic Swarms

Swarm based strategy games are all about sending multiple units at once to conquer bases. You get to direct swarms of units to try to take control from an opponent, or before an opponent reaches a base. These games are all about strength in numbers.

Mildly Interesting RTS
Red Conquest! (Episodes 1 & 2!)
Spores

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Highest scored apps in the category

Galcon 2: Galactic Conquest
Galcon 2: Galactic Conquest

Galcon 2

Hassey Enterprises, Inc.

Fast paced strategy with hundreds of units to direct around.

Galcon has seen a number of variations that have culminated into this full fledged sequel. The core game remains as you try to conquer the galaxy by sending swarms of ships to overtake planets to build up your resources to continue to expand. The sequel emphasizes online multiplayer as well as numerous game modes.

Mushroom Wars 2 – Heroic RTS
Mushroom Wars 2 – Heroic RTS

Mushroom Wars 2

Zillion Whales

One of the Best Games of the Year According to Apple

One of the Best Games of the Year According to Apple

In Mushroom Wars 2, tribes of feisty mushrooms face off in short, action-packed real-time strategy battles. Step into the shoes of a fearless Mushroom Commander, choose a hero to lead your army, take control of the battlefield in a variety of multiplayer modes or challenging single-player campaigns.

* FOUR CAMPAIGN EPISODES...

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Apps with average score

Mildly Interesting RTS
Mildly Interesting RTS
Mildly Interesting RTS

Mildly Interesting RTS

Amirali Rajan

Mildly Interesting RTS (MIRTS) is a touch-based real time strategy game that is mildly interesting. Emphasizes planning over APM.

- Built with love by an indie game developer.
- No loot boxes.
- No ads. Ever.
- No energy bars, coins, or other scummy nickel-and-dime IAP.
- No crippled gameplay.
- One, single, solitary IAP that...

Mushroom Wars Mini
Mushroom Wars Mini
Mushroom Wars Mini

Mushroom Wars Mini

Zillion Whales

“The forest floor has never been more deadly or more fun.” – IGN
“It’s hard not to get sucked into Mushroom Wars once you start playing, and you’ll certainly never look at that portabella on your plate ever again without the urge to send it charging into battle.” – Gamezebo

Space Tournament...

Mushroom Wars
Mushroom Wars
Mushroom Wars

Mushroom Wars

Zillion Whales

“The forest floor has never been more deadly or more fun.” – IGN
“It’s hard not to get sucked into Mushroom Wars once you start playing, and you’ll certainly never look at that portabella on your plate ever again without the urge to send it charging into battle.” – Gamezebo

Space Tournament...

Castle Battles : Fast RTS
Castle Battles : Fast RTS
Castle Battles : Fast RTS

Castle Battles : Fast RTS

Light Arc Studio

Castle Battles streamlines the mechanics of classic, top-down strategy to create a fast paced style of gameplay like no other. Expand your empire by building castles near bountiful resources, collect gold to amass outlandish armies, and swarm your enemies in 40 unique levels.

Explore the illustrated world of “The Great Tapestry”...

Brainsss
Brainsss
Brainsss

Brainsss

Lonely Few LLC

★Over 150,000 downloads for Brainsss! 150,000 people addicted to Brainsss can't be wrong!★

★OVER 8million humans converted★

The critically acclaimed breakthrough new game where YOU play as the zombie swarm, rounding up mankind to join your side.
Featured Editor's Choice in the App Store worldwide.

TouchArcade 4 ½ out of...

Auralux: Constellations
Auralux: Constellations
Auralux: Constellations

Auralux: Constellations

War Drum Studios LLC

Auralux: Constellations features a slow, graceful feel, easy to learn mechanics and vibrant minimalistic graphics, all pulsing to the rhythm of ambient music. This game is designed to provide a relaxing, cerebral experience yet will challenge even the most experienced RTS fans.

Every choice matters, and the only path to...

ICE - Minimalistic Strategy
ICE - Minimalistic Strategy
ICE - Minimalistic Strategy

ICE - Minimalistic Strategy

Piotr Wojcik

Quick and addicting real-time strategy. Beautiful, not-so-simple, just awesome.

Control your army of ant-like ships. Capture connected enemy bases (remember that you can't simply capture a non-connected base - this would be too easy!) You win when you control everything, you lose when you lose everything. Good luck!

Works really well on...

SquirrelWarz
SquirrelWarz
SquirrelWarz

SquirrelWarz

Igor's Software Labs LLC

"SquirrelWarz: The Cutest RTS the World Has Ever Seen" - theiphoneappreview.com
"...very pinnacle of the iPad RTS " - geekdad.com/2014/08/real-time-strategy-with-squirrels

The squirrels have organized and chosen you as their leader! Gather resources, protect your home tree, and reclaim your territory with your own loyal army of furry fighters.

• Great for beginners new...

Transcend RTS
Transcend RTS
Transcend RTS

Transcend RTS

Lazy Boy Developments

Transcend is a real time strategy game.

Capture bases to produce units and generate power.

Although you are outnumbered, you can use units and an arsenal of special weapons to give you the upper hand!

The game can be played at 2 speeds but requires strategy and quick reflexes.

The look and feel...

Red Conquest! (Episodes 1 & 2!)
Red Conquest! (Episodes 1 & 2!)
Red Conquest! (Episodes 1 & 2!)

Red Conquest! (Episodes 1 & 2!)

Cat in a Box Games

Twice the gameplay originally released!
Internet Multiplayer | Episode 2 missions | More Challenge missions | Difficulty settings

Command the Red forces!

Red Conquest is a real-time strategy (RTS) game, set in open space. Experience the intergalactic war between the Blue and Red forces like never before!

Take command of your fleet with a...

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Dragon Swarm

Dragon Swarm

Spicy Pixel

Lead your swarm to victory! Command fiery dragons in epic online battle!

Dragon Swarm offers an arcade twist to classic real-time strategy that strikes an exciting balance between action and tactics, making it ideal for mobile gaming sessions. In each battle, players vie for control of the map using fire breathing dragons, defense towers, and mighty strongholds. Random placement of dragon lairs makes every game session a unique challenge.

Players can skirmish offline against the AI, but Dragon Swarm honors its RTS roots by supporting multiplayer matches over a local network so it’s easy to play with a friend.

Features
- Command dragons in mighty arcade strategy battles!
- Local multiplayer
- Multiple battlefields
- Random layouts for limitless play
- 3D graphics and particle effects
- Epic music
- Configurable difficulty

Galactic Civilization Wars: expansion game

Galactic Civilization Wars: expansion game

Michal Stachyra

Start a galactic civilization war invade the galaxy!
Not a very far away future... Humanity finally reached other planets in our universe... this is when we have met new civilizations... and the war has begun! Now its your duty to lead your units and conquer all planets in the galaxy! It’s You against the galaxy - only the strongest can survive! Your mission is to ensure the survival of your species. Become a dominant species, rise your nation. Gain world domination and defeat your opponents!

Galactic Civilization Wars is a strategy game. There are 75 levels (new coming soon). You have to plan well, be fast and have a little bit of luck to destroy all opponent's units and planets. Your species infect the new worlds and fight for survival there. This is one of the epic expansion games, actually you are the new bio galactic plague. A plague for our galaxy and maybe the whole cosmos in the future! Write a new genesis of dominance, your history of infection in the future.

Every occupied planet's population increases over time up to some point. Some planets have their statistics boosted, for example:
+ Attack (red icon) - sent units are more effective.
+ Defence (green icon) - it is harder for enemy to conquer the planet.
+ Reproduction (yellow icon) - population's increase rate is higher, reproduce faster.
+ Speed (blue icon) - sent units are faster.

You can also control the mutations of your alien species independently by adding reproducton, speed, defense and attack abilities. Imagine that you are the new phage or bacterial pandemic or colonization. Not for the human organism, but for whole galaxy. Not for human cells, but for whole planets! You are not bacteria, but completely new alien species.

There are also towers. Neutral or enemy towers will hit your units when they are close enough. The more population tower has, the higher damage it deals. You should either avoid sending units near tower or conquer it first.

Galactic Civilization Wars is very simple RTS game. Check it out. You can download it for free.