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#1 Posted by Bdog1432 (1 posts) -
Hello, I'm looking for the best strategy games on the app store. Please include free games and paid games. Thanks
#2 Posted by musicalmac (23033 posts) -
That's a long, long, long list, my friend. You'd have more luck doing a little research. TouchArcade.com can help.
#3 Posted by Heirren (17324 posts) -
There aren't any good ones--just a bunch of nonsensical tower defense games
#4 Posted by musicalmac (23033 posts) -
There aren't any good ones--just a bunch of nonsensical tower defense gamesHeirren
I'm not sure, I've got quite a few that I'm fond of, and none are tower defense games (I got sick of those after Fieldrunners).
#5 Posted by NickJohnsn (4 posts) -
Here is a list............ 1. Civilization Revolution 2. TowerMadness 3. Army of Darkness Defense 4. Sentinel 3: Homeworld 5. Modern Conflict 6. iBomber Defense 7. Tower Defense: Lost Earth 8. Battleheart 9. Sid Meier's Pirates 10. Legendary Wars
#6 Posted by Heirren (17324 posts) -
[QUOTE="Heirren"]There aren't any good ones--just a bunch of nonsensical tower defense gamesmusicalmac
I'm not sure, I've got quite a few that I'm fond of, and none are tower defense games (I got sick of those after Fieldrunners).

iPad games are sorely lacking. You can see where they are cutting costs. Outside of simple games to produce, like chess and pinball, the app store is in serious need of help. I was very very surprised at the lack of quality control. The in game purchases are disgusting. Now that the format has a proven itself, developers are unsure how to get past the dollar game app eye, in that consumer have gotten used to and expect cheap prices.
#7 Posted by musicalmac (23033 posts) -
iPad games are sorely lacking. You can see where they are cutting costs. Outside of simple games to produce, like chess and pinball, the app store is in serious need of help. I was very very surprised at the lack of quality control. The in game purchases are disgusting. Now that the format has a proven itself, developers are unsure how to get past the dollar game app eye, in that consumer have gotten used to and expect cheap prices.Heirren
I will say games with in app purchasing are largely due to that model being the most profitable for developers. However, below is a list of games I feel are indeed high quality strategy titles:

- Lost Winds 1 and 2
- Galcon Fusion
- Autumn Dynasty
- Crimson Steam Pirates (made by Bungie!)
- Civilization Revolution
- Masters of Orion
- Sid Meier's Pirates
- Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (Haven't played it much yet but the reviews are alright)
- Plague Inc.
- Hero Academy
- Legendary Heroes
- Extraction: Project Outbreak
- Contre Jour
- Anomaly Warzone Earth
- Football Manager
- Battle for Wesnoth
- Battleheart
- The Settlers
- Conquist
- UniWar

All of those either have an iPad version or are universal. There are also these:

- Ascension
- Magic the Gathering 2013
- Shadow Era
- Nightfall
- Dominion

Those titles are all card games, but still require plenty of strategy.

There are also board games like Monopoly and Risk and others that would qualify as strategy games. So while there are plenty of lower quality apps available, there are more than enough high quality apps, too. I didn't list a single tower defense game (I don't think :P).

Other games to keep your eye on:

- Uplink
- Imperium Galactica 2
- Gratuitous Space Battles
- Carcassonne
- Settlers of Catan
- Puerto Rico

There are a whole lot more, the list is long as I specified above. There is a lot of game to play.
#8 Posted by darkspineslayer (19761 posts) -
I find the lack of 'great little war game' In this topic disturbing. Awesome game if you ever enjoyed fire emblem or advance wars
#9 Posted by imohoo (48 posts) -
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#11 Posted by icetears60 (1 posts) -
[QUOTE="darkspineslayer"]I find the lack of 'great little war game' In this topic disturbing. Awesome game if you ever enjoyed fire emblem or advance wars

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#12 Posted by DrewB20 (12 posts) -
cut the rope :-P all time classic
#13 Posted by PC-lovers95 (19 posts) -

There aren't any good ones--just a bunch of nonsensical tower defense gamesHeirren

I quite agree ,iPad is not known for its dtrategy games.

#14 Posted by musicalmac (23033 posts) -

[QUOTE="Heirren"]There aren't any good ones--just a bunch of nonsensical tower defense gamesPC-lovers95

I quite agree ,iPad is not known for its dtrategy games.

I'm encouraging you to peek up at my post. There are more good strategy games than you might imagine, and mine only list a few.
#15 Posted by imohoo (48 posts) -
Should I get the iPad 4 or wait for the rumored iPad 5? i love play games on ipad, especially tower defense games http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/29344446/download-best-iphone-tower-defense-games
#16 Posted by crazybrunch (6 posts) -
what kind of games do you like? for example, do you like strategy games, casual games or something else?
#17 Posted by imohoo (48 posts) -
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#18 Posted by Panpanpon (5 posts) -
hmm.. Cut the Rope is really cool.. But you can also try "Troll Smasher".. it's kinda like an agility game :D Here's the link if you are interested :3 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/troll-smasher/id586891248?mt=8&uo=4
#19 Posted by oddmanray (1 posts) -
Id have to say Clash of Clans. Ive been playing it for a few months now and its awesome. Check it out at the app store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clash-of-clans/id529479190?mt=8
#20 Posted by laluna1 (9 posts) -
[QUOTE="imohoo"]Should I get the iPad 4 or wait for the rumored iPad 5? i love play games on ipad, especially tower defense games http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/29344446/download-best-iphone-tower-defense-games

I would wait ; )))
#21 Posted by kimmi01 (16 posts) -
That's a very long list... I am wondering if I will ever have time to play them all
#23 Posted by mikelars (4 posts) -
PipeBall and PipeBallPlus are pretty good if you like strategy: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pipeballplus/id607750802?ls=1&mt=8
#24 Posted by mikelars (4 posts) -
PipeBall and PipeBallPlus are pretty good if you like strategy: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pipeballplus/id607750802?ls=1&mt=8
#26 Posted by juntuo1 (7 posts) -
Recommended a sports gameBilliards Empire
#27 Posted by yashrie (5 posts) -
why not try the new released version of Ducky Duck Hunting.. It's available here https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ducky-duck-hunting/id580837621?mt=8