Updated September 30, 2019: New entries added



Mobile gaming is frequently associated with lighter casual fare. Think match-3 puzzlers, endless runners, and screen-tapping idle clickers.

While there are indeed plenty of such games on the Google Play Store, however, we think that's an unfair characterisation. Have you seen the number of high quality strategy games on there?

From real time strategy games to tense turn-based tactical affairs, you can get a true strategic experience from your Android device.

And no, we're not including tower defence games on this list. That sub-genre deserves its very own top 25, and we need every entry we can get to round-up the pure strategy brigade.

That's not to say that the following list is lacking in tactical variety. From the hardcore to the bright and breezy end of the spectrum, developers have really started to revel in mashing together different genres and play styles under the strategy game banner.