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

XCOM Enemy Unknown Android Review – AndroidizenXCOM Enemy Unknown Android Review – PC game of the year now on Android. XCOM Enemy Unknown is a masterpiece of strategy and now it's on Android. This is the full XCOM Enemy Unknown experience you know and love from PC but now on your Android device. Faithfully ported Xcom Enemy Unknown contains all that…2014-04-26T08:03:23Z

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.


  • 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 Game | Doctor WhoTeam up with your favorite Doctor and head back through time in this brand new free to play mobile puzzle game! Build a team of your favorite Doctors, companions and allies including the newly added 6th, 7th and 8th Doctors, Handles the cyberman, Bracewell, Stormageddon and many more! Doctor Who: Legacy is available now on…2014-02-06T16:30:01Z

    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.


  • 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

    Greed for Glory Elder Magicks – Android Gameplay HDFOR MORE GAMES Download link; Description: Now featuring massive KINGDOM WARS! Prove your Kingdom's glory in our leaderboards. Recruit the new Warlock unit and dispel powerful abilities with the Silence Tower. Fight rival Kingdoms alongside your fellow lords and ladies in fast paced, epic battles! ★★★★★ "Outstanding This is by far the best…2014-05-01T16:49:30Z

    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.


  • 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

    VideoVideo related to top 5 best android strategy games of may 20142014-05-05T10:42:24-04:00

    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.


  • 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

    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.


  • 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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