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The Best Strategy Games The Emphasize Tactics

Tactical strategy games are all about positioning your units in the best possible position for a future attack, and current protection. These games require you to think about the tactics of battle in an attempt to gain the upper hand on your opponent. You often have a team to command with each unit offering different pros and cons to balance as you position them on the map. This genre is one of the highlights of strategy.

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Highest scored apps in the category

Great for Walking Dead fans
The Walking Dead No Man's Land

The Walking Dead No Man's Land

Next Games

Join Rick, Daryl, Michonne and other iconic characters from AMC’s The Walking Dead in the official mobile game of the show

Join Rick, Daryl, Michonne and other iconic characters from AMC’s The Walking Dead in the official mobile game of the show. Do you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse of TWD: No Man’s Land?

The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land is a thrilling, action-packed RPG where tactical choices make the difference between life and death. Only the strongest...

Trick shots galore
SteamWorld Heist

SteamWorld Heist

Image & Form International AB

Use Your Skill to Land the Perfect Shot in SteamWorld Heist

SteamWorld Heist is the iOS port of the popular third installment of the SteamWorld franchise. Prepare for epic shootouts between space robot pirates and gather epic loot while you're at it.

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XCOM®: Enemy Within
XCOM®: Enemy Within

A tactical strategy sequel that lets you battle back an alien invasion.

XCOM®: Enemy Within

XCOM®: Enemy Within

2K

The sequel maintains what made the original so good with multi-layered tactical strategy gameplay. Position your soldiers across intricately designed maps to gain the edge on your alien adversaries. The sequel includes new soldiers, abilities, enemies, maps, missions, and a multiplayer mode.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf
Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf
Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf

HeroCraft Ltd.

***NOTE: Compatible with iPad 3 and up, iPad Mini (Retina) and up, iPhone 5 and up, iPod Touch 6 and up - WE CANNOT GUARANTEE COMPATIBILITY WITH EARLIER DEVICES. An internet connection is required to play.***

iMessage stickers are available:
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Lead the Sons of Russ into battle and slash your way...

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide
Warhammer 40,000: Regicide
Warhammer 40,000: Regicide

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide

Hammerfall Publishing Global

"“This game has no right to be as good as it is”" - TotalBiscuit

“"As brutal as you’d expect."” - PC Gamer

“"Wonderfully vivid animations... It’s a mix that works"” - Eurogamer

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide:

Regicide is a brutal take on one of the greatest turn based strategy games of all time. The game...

Door Kickers
Door Kickers
Door Kickers

Door Kickers

KILLHOUSE GAMES SRL

Door Kickers is the unforgiving, award winning SWAT-command quick tactics game from the PC. Includes all updates and a new campaign, as well as full cross-platform saves compatibility and an all-new interface designed specifically for touch based platforms.

***RockPaperShotgun’s Bestest Best Tactics game of 2014***

**“Door Kickers is a game...

Strike Team Hydra
Strike Team Hydra

A tactical strategy game set in a Sci-Fi world.

Strike Team Hydra

Strike Team Hydra

Wave Light Games Inc.

A tactical strategy game in which you direct your squad to the right positions to maximize attack position and defensive protection. Each member of your squad has a decision to make on their turn to use cover, suppressive fire, advanced weaponry, and more.

Kill the enemies
Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch - Tyranid Invasion
Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch - Tyranid Invasion

Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch - Tyranid Invasion

Rodeo Games

This game requires an iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad Mini 2, iPod Touch 6 or better.

Command your ultimate team of elite Space Marines.

Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion is a turn-based strategy game, set on the edge of Imperial space, where your Space Marines will take on the Tyranids in a...

Dungeon Crawlers
Dungeon Crawlers
Dungeon Crawlers

Dungeon Crawlers

Ayopa Games LLC

"Dungeon Crawlers is a fantastic Turn-Based Strategy game." - App-Score.com
"Great turn-based combat that makes you think..." - SlidetoPlay.com
"As good as any of the great games in the genre." - TouchArcade.com
"A dungeon crawler that will make you laugh while you loot!" - The App Shack

Take command of the Dungeon Crawlers team...

Frozen Synapse Prime
Frozen Synapse Prime
Frozen Synapse Prime

Frozen Synapse Prime

Double Eleven Ltd.

Mac|Life - Best New iOS Game - “truly an intelligent turn-based game”

Pocket Gamer - "Frozen Synapse Prime stands out as a welcoming presence in the complex and slightly fusty strategy genre”

Take part in the ultimate turn-based strategy game and lead a rebel faction to overthrow a powerful corporation controlling the...