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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.

Best Apps

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...

Breach and Clear - GameClub
Breach and Clear - GameClub

Breach and Clear


Your enemies are waiting somewhere in the area, but you have no idea where and when they'll come

An intense tactical strategy game designed exclusively for mobile devices.

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.

Also Good

Apps with average score

XCOM®: Enemy Within
XCOM®: Enemy Within

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

XCOM®: Enemy Within

XCOM®: Enemy Within


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:

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


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.

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

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 series of tactical engagements. From war ravaged cities, to the insides of Tyranid bio-ships, the missions will see your Kill Team rise in strength and skill as you face ever greater threats and peril.

FIGHT: Embark on a journey to save the sector from the alien threat. Battle through 40 missions and smash your enemies.

COLLECT: 38 unique Deathwatch Space Marines available to collect. Customise them with over 150 different weapons and wargear items.

LEVEL UP: Gain experience points on missions and spend them on your Space Marines to unlock powerful skills and abilities.

This app offers in-app purchases. You can disable in-app purchasing on your device.
Please note you can play or unlock all the missions and collect all the game’s content without any in-app purchases.

Dungeon Crawlers

Dungeon Crawlers

Ayopa Games LLC

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

Take command of the Dungeon Crawlers team as they explore goblin-infested hallways, lava-drenched caverns, and other hostile environs in pursuit of loot, women, and monsters to crush. With gameplay drawn from the best of tactical RPGs and a personality inspired by action/fantasy comedy films, Dungeon Crawlers takes the tactics genre and injects it with fun 3D battles and much-needed humor.

Dungeon Crawlers boasts 3D stylized graphics, dynamic lighting, and Retina Display support for the new iPad.

Consider your move and then leap into action, letting lose sword and spell to down your dungeon-dwelling prey.

The entire Dungeon Crawlers team – alchemist, druid, warrior, and dwarf – are at your command, each with unique skills and abilities.

Explore 12 dungeon levels with distinct environments, deadly monsters, and lots of loot.

Not only is there great tactical combat, but there’s a real story behind it all too, with humor, betrayal, and triumph.

Battle goblins, skeletons, mummies, oozes, banshees, ogres, and more.

Throw down against the deadliest of bosses in each chapter, including the wily Goblin King, terrifying Banshee Queen, and the dreaded D. Knight Shyamalan.

Supports Game Center with over a dozen achievements and also boasts in-game collectible trophies (more loot) to show off your dungeon crawling prowess.

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*We are aware of the armor bug, which prevents armor purchased in the Store from displaying properly. A fix is in the works and will go live with the next update.*

*iPad 1 users: Dungeon Crawlers requires a high amount of RAM. To prevent crashes, close all open apps and restart the device before playing.*

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 city of Markov Geist. By commanding an elite strike team of futuristic soldiers including shotgunners and snipers, grenadiers and machine-gunners you can be victorious. Plot paths and issue orders to your units, test your plans and predict your opponent in each turn. Combat plays out on procedural, 3D, destructible and customizable battlefields.

- Rich single player campaign with 40+ challenging missions.
- Missions vary from eliminating enemies to protecting VIPs, rescuing hostages, to infiltrating and controlling bases
- Full 3D Presentation - Experience the world of Frozen Synapse like never before. Newly design characters models, destructible arenas, cinematic replays, kill cams, dynamic lighting, audio and visual effects

Become the ultimate tactician.

**Compatibility - Frozen Synapse Prime is designed to work for:

- iPhone 5 and up
- iPad 4 and up
- iPad Mini 2 and up
- iPod 6 and up

Anything below these specifications is not supported and will not play Frozen Synapse (at least properly!)