After a run in early access, Paradox Interactive's Stellaris: Galaxy Command has now launched globally for iOS and Android devices. This one's a sci-fi strategy game and spinoff to the popular PC and console title Stellaris from back in 2016.
The idea is that you'll take control of your very own orbital space station in a persistent world inhabited by other players. As part of the Galactic Redevelopment Initiative, it's your job to help tame the lost sectors of space after an inter-dimensional invasion laid waste to much of humanity's progress.
It's aiming to deliver a hardcore strategy experience in line with its big brother, boasting an original storyline that fans will apparently find to be both familiar and immersive.
The biggest difference is the fact that Galaxy Command has been designed with shorter, mobile-friendly play sessions in mind. If you so please, you can check in on your station and alliance throughout the day to ensure that everything is operational and that your expansion is going to plan.
Forging alliances with other players is hugely important here, and the game world is said to react to the actions of your alliance and rivals. The way you conduct yourself will also have consequences – both good and bad – down the line, so be wise when deciding how to tax, trade, and expand.
That said, being nice will seemingly only get you so far, and you may occasionally be required to show off your intergalactic military might. So it's a very good thing indeed that you'll have a universe-taming arsenal at your disposal.In need of some top-tier strategy games? Well, here are 25 of the best for iPhone & iPad