The mobile gaming market has grown significantly over the years, with popular games such as Rise of Kingdoms, PUBG Mobile, and many others. Why is this the case? Because mobile gaming is cheaper, and you do not have to spend much out of your pocket, depending on your type of mobile, such as iOS or Android. It is a handheld device and has the ability to run powerful games.
Mobile games used to be derided for their low graphics fidelity. However, games have come a long way now, with big publishers embracing the mobile market potential as a significant source of income, and it’s a win-win for those who have always wanted their favorite game on mobile.
Such examples of turn-based games include Civilization IV, Rome Total War and its entire collection, Medieval II Total War, and many others. In this article, I’ve scoured around the internet to find the top six turn-based games that you can find and play on your phone.
Xcom 2 is a legendary turn-based game, that is now available on Google Play, Android, and iPhone. In a world where the aliens dominate the earth, they promise a future for those who cooperate with them. You, at the edges of the world that has resisted the Alien surge, will gather to defend the last of humanity and overthrow the alien invasion.
You also can purchase the XCOM 2 collection, with War of the Chosen and Four DLC packs which require no in-app purchases.
A strategy game based on Norse Mythology. You control a clan of Vikings vying for the control of a new mysterious newfound continent. After years, you will discover a land filled with mystery, danger, and riches. Can you survive the dire Wolves and Undead Warriors roaming the land? Befriend or defeat the giants, and survive the harshest winters ever witnessed in the cold north?
The Banner Saga
Play one of the most epic tactical turn-based acclaimed RPGs in a Viking setting on mobile right now. Your choices have consequences in this epic, deep narrative story. Leave your home, strike out a desperate journey to save your people, and explore a vibrant fantasy world inspired by Norse Mythology. Survive and adapt, fight and honor your ancestors, and etch your stories to be told in the Halls of Valhalla itself.
Rome Total War: The Collection
Rome Total War was one of the best turn-based strategy games of 2004 and was even remastered in 2021. For the first time, Feral Interactive remastered and remade the original Rome Total War for mobile and it is an amazing collection of games.
You can play the Alexander Expansion and relive the days of Alexander the Great while conquering the massive Persian Empire or play the Barbarian Invasion expansion, where you relive the decline of Rome while fighting a bitter internal struggle between rival factions. To even see this game on mobile does a dream come true!
Medieval II Total War
Medieval II is another current title that has been remastered by Feral Interactive, bringing the age of the Medieval Era alive on your phone! This brings Total War’s compelling mix of massive real-time battles, and intricate turn-based strategy to Android, iPhone, and Apple.
Set across three massive continents during the turbulent Middle Ages, relive the glorious battles of old, the tales of epic literature, and spectacular conflicts as you rewrite history on a scale never seen before. From the shores of Western Europe to the sands of Arabia, build an empire that will stand the test of time!
The bestselling Civilization series is now on mobile. Civilization VI is an absolute classic title that combines the 4x genre with turn-based strategy, in a massive, gorgeous sprawling world. Take a faction and lead that civilization into glory on a gorgeous campaign map.
Build your empire, research technologies, and build glorious cities. This is an advanced empire-building game and is thoroughly worth it. You can play a free demo of 60 turns even to get an idea of how the game is.