If you’re looking for a game that tests your wits and planning ability then a tactical-style game may just be what you’re looking for. These are the type of games that take plenty of practice as you start to build your knowledge and figure out the best way to go about the game. This list contains games that are incredibly quick and simple to ones that are immersive and ultra-challenging.
The best iPad apps for tactical games
19 Apr 2021, by  Cherry Mae Torrevillas
With this tactical game for iPad, you can assemble your army and fight with your friends. Army men battle simulator is a game totally base on physics and strategy. Fight with soldier, tank, plane, and do even more with this Army Men Battle Simulator app. If you have dreamt of build a toy army and fight with your friends, then this game is for you.
- Play like a kid
- Plan your strategy
- Physics-based tactics
- 5 levels of difficulty
Royal Revolt 2 is an action-packed strategy game. Build your defensive path and raid other players bases. Collect and upgrade items, such as weapons and armor to strengthen and customise your King. Lead your army into battle and protect your throne from opposing players from around the world. Advance your kingdom, perfect your defenses and forge powerful alliances.
- Take control of your king and lead your army in battle
- Defend your castle by creating a deadly path for your enemies
- Build your kingdom and improve your army to become more powerful
- Participate in regular events such as "Alliance Wars" where you work together as a team
- Collaborate and discuss with friends by forging an alliance
Tactical Battle Simulator is an epic battle simulator with 72 unique units to choose from!
You can control all of your units in 1st and 3rd Person view! Climb to the top in multiplayer mode and be the ultimate leader! Tactical Battle Simulator is inspired by Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (TABS), but we try to focus more on the tactical aspect of the game. Totally Accurate Battle Simulator is about fun, our game is about skill and fun.
- Earn gold to unlock new units and upgrade them!
- The levels will get harder and harder as you progress!
- Invite your friends and battle against them!
- Play ranked and get to the top!
- You are in control of both armies!
- Setup huge battles and find out new strategies!
Mini special soldiers are ready for your instructions Commander. Pocket Troops is a cartoon battlefield military shooter where you have to lead a gangstar mini army of brave and purposeful commanders and combat against military strong bosses. Looking for a team of frontline mini warriors you can put in your pocket? Build a minion team of experienced fighters. Recruit and train a ragtag band of soldiers and take them into battle. Take on other players and show them who’s the action boss.
- Light-hearted gameplay with strategic and tactical battles and indirect troop control.
- Pocket Troops is an armor games genre strategy shooter.
- Tiny, angry army dudes with a huge collection of crazy weapons and gear.
- Crush your opponents, think up new tactics of gun games combats.
- Never think about that a mission is impossible!
- A crazy backstory with an evil army
- Military base, shelter upgrades and cool interactive facilities
Lead armies as you try to win some of the biggest battles of European medieval history. In the free version, you will get 3 missions for the England campaign, a full Viking campaign, Hotseat mode and 2 historical game scenarios. In the premium version you will also get complete campaigns for England, Vikings, France and Crusaders with 25 total missions. There’s also customizable game settings, new campaigns in the future, Skirmish mode maps, several Hotseat multiplayer mode maps and more. Take on strangers or your friends in this cool game.
- Win the biggest European medieval battles
- Free version has several features
- Full version has more battles and missions
- 11 unique game scenarios, New content in the future
- 4 full campaigns with 25 total missions
Here’s one of our favorite board games brought to life on the iOS. The name of the game is to conquer the world by taking over one country at a time. You can play against 6 players at a time, including the computer. There are 4 difficulty settings, classic game rules, add friends or send challenges, tutorials, maps and cool graphics, multiple game modes, climb up the leaderboards, earn achievements and more. The game is free to play in a limited capacity. However, the full and unlimited version requires an in-app purchase.
- The classic game of global conquest
- 4 difficulty settings, Multiple game modes
- Classic game rules, Cool maps and graphics
- Play against friends, strangers or computer
- Free and limited version, In-app purchase for full version
If you love World War II history then you will truly enjoy this tactical, strategy game that uses WW II battles and figures as the backdrop to a fun game. There are over 60 campaigns in four WW II battlefields. The game also features different modes, over 100 generals, 128 military units available, 37 different countries, 36 tactical instructions, Game Center and Wi-Fi link battle, 16 military ranks, over 300 real terrains, zoom in and out on the map, auto save and much more. There are numerous in-app purchases to expedite gameplay.
- A World War II backdrop for a fun game
- Over 60 campaigns, Over 300 real terrains
- 102 generals, 128 military units, 37 countries
- Game Center, Instructions, Awesome graphics
- In-app purchases for medals and General slots
Maybe you're searching for something a little out of the ordinary and that's exactly what the The Infinite Black: Tactical Space MMO app is. This one is incredibly popular and gives players a chance to engaging in multi-player online battles, but when we say multi-player we mean a massive amount of players; in fact, tens of thousands of them at any given time. Engage in fleet versus fleet battles, try to earn as many of the more than 6,000 awards/prizes/achievements as possible, check out the various weapons and armor available, and try the 20 customized ships. Of course the game supports the Leaderboard so you can prove you reign supreme.
- Fleet versus fleet tactical battles
- Engage in multi-player online action with tens of thousands of players
- There are awards, prizes, and achievements
- The app supports the Leaderboard
- There are customized ships