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Top 5 Best Android Strategy Games of May 2014

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(XCOM: Enemy Unknown)

Love a good strategy game? These are the best Android strategy games people are playing in May of 2014.


1. XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Check out a review of the Android port of XCOM: Enemy Unknown in the video above.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a military strategy game with a sci-fi twist. It was ported to Android in late April. Research alien tech, generate military strategies, and lead your team into battle. If you like military or sci-fi themes, this is a must-play.

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • Touch controls designed specifically for mobile users
  • Randomly generated missions ensure great replay value
  • Award-winning game
  • Auto-save feature great for restoring your progress
  • Immersive story

  • Cons:

  • Intense graphics may make your device sluggish if other apps run in the background
  • Requires over 3.5GB of space
  • As of this writing, game is Version 1.0, may have bugs
  • Game feels cramped on smaller Android devices
  • Controls require further refinement

  • 2. Doctor Who: Legacy

    Doctor Who: Legacy may look like a typical match-three puzzle game, but it actually involves a great deal of strategy. Updated at the end of April, Legacy now includes a “perks” system that you need to strategically manipulate before each level, making the game a lot more appealing to strategy fans.

    The update also added a ton of new content and characters. This game has a steep level of difficulty, giving it immense replay value. This game will appeal to gamers who like the strategic thrill of building and testing their teams.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • No energy system: unlike other matching games, you don’t have to wait for your turns to recharge
  • Tons of cool Doctor Who characters to collect
  • Surprisingly good story for a puzzle/strategy title
  • Cool battle effects
  • Many potential team combinations to experiment with

  • Cons:

  • May be too difficult for some
  • Still has some bug issues
  • Currently not compatible with the preview ART Android runtime found in 4.4 release
  • Inputting codes is difficult
  • Randomized character drops can be frustrating for some

  • 3. Greed for Glory: Elder Magicks

    Check out a gameplay video from Greed for Glory: Elder Magicks above.

    In Greed for Glory: Elder Magicks, you must defend your city from a variety of fantastical threats. Greed for Glory: Elder Magicks was updated on May 2. Adding new warlock units and new tower types, some improvements to the ice catapult levels were also made. This update helps to make a fun game even more appealing.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Works on any Android device running 2.3.3 and up
  • Offers compelling gameplay
  • Multiple unit types to experiment with
  • Appears to be updated fairly regularly with new content
  • Currently rated 4.4 on Google Play

  • Cons:

  • Some players have griped about the loot system
  • Graphics could be polished a bit more
  • Has a few bugs here and there
  • Some in-game mechanics feel slow-paced
  • If you don’t have a referral code, you may feel at a disadvantage

  • 4. WH40k: Storm of Vengeance

    Check out the gameplay trailer for this game in the video above.

    WH40k: Storm of Vengeance is a lane strategy game. It is set in the world of the popular Warhammer 40,000 game series. In Storm of Vengeance, you must defend a planet using an army of space marines. The game was updated on April 30 with tons of new DLC and bug fixes, May is a great month to try this game for the first time.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • 50+ missions per faction
  • Simultaneous cross-platform action
  • Great sound design
  • Excellent replay value
  • Imperial Guard Faction DLC new for May

  • Cons:

  • Only works on devices running Android 4.1 and up
  • Somewhat pricier than similar strategy titles
  • Still has some bug issues
  • Gameplay may be too difficult for some
  • Gameplay may be too similar Plants vs. Zombies to appeal to some gamers

  • 5. Braveland

    Check out a gameplay demo of Braveland in the video above.

    Braveland tasks players with rising from humble birth to commanding their own army. Featuring tons of turn-based combat and a cute visual style, this game will appeal to strategy fans who like intense boss battles and deep customization. It’s a relatively new game that deserves to have more players.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Good story
  • Many customization options
  • Tough boss battles
  • Designed to appeal to fans of old-school game mechanics
  • Simple to learn

  • Cons:

  • Art style may not appeal to some
  • Only 25 warriors and creatures to encounter
  • Game hard to play on devices with smaller screens
  • Gameplay is fairly simplistic, doesn’t do much new stuff within the genre
  • Some users find in-game currency system to be limiting

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