Ah Clash of Clans. When it comes to real-time strategy games our options were a little limited on the go. Until the release of this little gem, intended back in 2012.
Since then it has gone from strength to strength, being downloaded millions of times. The game is enjoyed by many, and for good reason. Now me, I love a good strategy game, so I dug in.
Built my little base, got to grips with the controls and no sooner than I had begun playing that I had to stop. Not because I wasn’t having fun, I was but more on that in a moment, no.
I had to stop because the game didn’t want me to play anymore, not without purchasing Gems. So what is a gamer to do between Clash of Clans sessions? Why fill it up with games that are similar to it of course.
Putting aside the games monetization options, which I have to heartily advise against, here’s a list of 35 games like Clash of Clans to tickle your fancy.
Top 35 Games Like Clash of Clans – 2019 List
1. Star Wars: Commander
Like Age of Empires before it, Clash of Clans has a Star Wars skin. While there are some changes to the formula, better graphics and a story mode that is surprising fun to play through, it is still Clash of Clans at heart.
So the usual trepidation should apply when downloading it, keep your wallet shut people, free to play games do not need your money. I’m a sucker for Star Wars stuff though, as my three articles on the topic would suggest. Overall I’d rather play this than Clash.
2. Castle Clash
You know, when a game comes out in a genre that people haven’t seen fit to name all games released after it that bear it a resemblance get called clones. Doom clone, GTA clone etc.
With games like Clash of Clans not really having a genre name of their own(Multiplayer Online Real Time Strategy, MORTS?) it was inevitable that Clash of Clans Clones would be called as such. Enter Castle Clash.
The game is a very popular alternative to Clash of Clans, it has a good player base and is similar enough to Clans to be instantly familiar. It differs just enough from Clash of Clans to feel fresh for a few days. If you’re looking for an alternative you can’t go wrong with this.
Ah, here we are. Everything Clash of Clans does DomiNations does better. Designed by the people who brought us such gems as “Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri” and “Rise of Nations” Big Huge Games entry into the MORTS genre has schooled the competition.
Taking inspiration from across the spectrum of strategy games players progress through the ages, from Stone Age to Space Age, building their base, upgrading units and tech.
Your military doesn’t deplete unless a unit dies, unlike the other MORTS on this list, and overall the game feels complete. Not a mere skeleton of a game, but a full and finished product. the multiplayer is a tad unbalanced, but a few more patches and this will be one of the best games on the market place.
4. Civilization Revolution 2
Here’s where we make a rather large divergence from the MORTS genre. Civ Rev 2 is a turn based strategy game. I’m a huge fan of the PC releases and as a result I find the mobile version to be somewhat lacking, but still a damn sight more playable than Clash of Clans and its ilk.
The game is great for long journey’s away from your computer. The AI can be a little wonky, and the maps are a little smaller than I would like, but the graphics are good, and the depth of gameplay options.
While not as expansive as its big brothers, are still plentiful. Only problem is it’s not free, but well worth the small price you’d pay.
5. Settlers of Catan
Man I love this game. You may be familiar with the board game? It’s a German style board game designed by Klaus Teuber that won the Spiel Des Jahres and the Deutscher Spielepreis back in 1995.
It has since been made available on several systems, Xbox, PC and now Android and iOS. In the game you place settlements on a hex board, each hex has a number and resource.
On your turn you roll dice, and collect the resources that sit on that number if your settlement is next to it. You then use the resources to build more settlements, or roads or upgrades.
The goal of the game is to reach a certain number of victory points before the other players. It sounds complicated but after one loop round you’ll pick it up.
The great thing about the iOS and Android versions is that not only can you play online, you can also play offline by passing your phone around. The game is challenging, fun and filled with unintentional hilarity.
If you can’t pick up a physical copy then the digital version makes a great substitute, there are a few in-app purchases but I really wouldn’t bother with them, the base game comes with the seafarers expansion anyway.
So there we are. A nice mix of games all on the theme of strategy. I really can’t stress enough how careful you have to be with freemium games though.
I’ve made a few purchases in free games myself, DC Universe Online and MechWarrior Online to name them, but never a throw away purchase. I’ve seen too many wallets ravaged from reckless spending in free to play games, so be careful and have fun.
You need a great strategy to become a great king in Goodgame Empire! Turn an insignificant spot on the world map into a mighty kingdom. Produce resources to build your magnificent castle.
Recruit an army to protect it and conquer other kingdoms to expand your power. Fight epic battles against other players or forge strategic alliances to help you on your path to the ultimate goal: becoming the most powerful king of all!
March to Rome is a free to play browser RTS which allows players to immerse themselves in the conflicts and upheaval of the Migration Period and reshape history!
Players can choose between ten playable factions — Franks, Gauls, Celts, Vikings, Traci, Goths, Persians, Saracens, Byzantines, and Egyptians – and each faction has unique strengths and weaknesses, and caters to particular strategies or playstyles.
Players must balance economic, social, and military factors, build an army, and build, maintain, and manage their cities. During this period of tumult and turmoil, do you have the wisdom and courage to lead your people from humble beginnings to a world-spanning economic and military power?
10. Monkey Bay
Monkey Bay offers you unadulterated strategy game entertainment. Experience exciting pirate challenges on the go. Prove your skill as a freebooter captain, establish your island, create defensive fortifications, hire pirates, optimize your weaponry, and attack your foes!
11. Clash of Zombies – Nozomi
Clash of Zombies is an exciting SLG with Superheroes vs Zombies theme!
Do you want to recruit Super Heroes to defeat Zombies?
Come on to download Clash of Zombies! You can recruit more Heroes, play more interesting features!
Zombie disaster outbreaks! Build your base, train your troops, recruit superheroes and unlock more technology to defend against zombie’s attack! Command your army to save humanity!
Build and battle your way to glory in Castle Clash! With over 100 million clashers worldwide, the heat is on in the most addictive game ever! In a brilliant mix of fast-paced strategy and exciting combat, Castle Clash is a game of epic proportions!
Hire legions of powerful Heroes and lead an army of mythical creatures, big and small. Fight to the top and become the world’s greatest Warlord. Your empire is as strong as your creativity!
Now available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indonesian, and many more to come.
Defend your nation and destroy your rivals! Build an army, fortify your base, and conquer the world!
Welcome to Friendly Fire! As Commander, it’s your job to build a formidable army and become a force to be reckoned with. Your success will secure your position as the world’s greatest superpower – become the envy of your friends and the bane of your enemies.
Unleash tanks, artillery, and airborne assaults to crush all those who stand in your way.
Build up your base and defend it from other players with a lethal range of defensive capabilities. Fight your way up the leaderboard; become the best in your city, nation, and eventually the world!
Your army is strong but it needs a great leader. Your army needs you!
15. Samurai Siege
Samurai Siege is a fun multiplayer combat strategy game. Defend your village against hordes of enemy ninjas, samurai, and creatures! Explore a mystical world as you battle through lush forests, snowy mountains, and deserts.
Fight other players from around the world to capture loot and steal rare items. Or join forces with other players to create the most powerful Alliance!
Wage war with other alliances and compete to dominate the realm. SAMURAI SIEGE is a highly addictive combat Strategy adventure with over 3 million players worldwide.
Lead an army of Samurai, Ninjas, and fantastic monsters of the East to glory! Build your village into a mighty stronghold! Raise powerful armies! Fight against other players!
16. War of Mercenaries
League of War: Mercenaries is an exciting war strategy game where you can make choices that have real impact and outcomes. Immerse yourself in this 3D war game to build your base, grow your army, and battle your way to victory.
3D battlefield mixed with a unique tug of war deck-based combat system, giving you an exciting tactical war strategy game that will keep you playing for days!
Build a fighting force of extraordinary magnitude to wage war on corporations and nations. Take on hundreds of missions or compete with fellow Mercenaries to claim victory around the globe and enjoy the spoils of war!
In League of War: Mercenaries, players act as mercenaries, taking on military contractors that play out on the battlefield to claim victory around the globe.
Upgrade your army with futuristic tech, battle your enemies, and come out on top in this tactical war.
The tropics full of oil and gold are languishing under the onslaught of General Blood. Your task is to free the native riches, to rip them out of the hands of the bloodthirsty marauders and claim them for yourself!
The treasures of the jungle will be safe and sound in your storages. So onward – fortify the walls, hire troops, and onward to battle!
Brutal battles, military bases, wild jungles, and all this displayed with beautiful graphics, weapons, forces, and buildings, which will delight even the most ardent fans of battle games. Download today and join the battle for the treasures of the jungle.
Sound the call to battle and join legions of players online in a battle to control the Roman Empire! Total Conquest is an exciting and strategic social game where you are a Roman governor developing your own city-state and army.
But with Caesar dead, there’s no more playing games: You’ll need to join a powerful Legion — or forge your own — to defeat your enemies, protect your lands, and reign supreme.
StarColony is a browser-based, fantasy, online strategy game about colonizing the planet Terra Sperata in the Tau Ceti system.
Build your space base, defend it from evil alien armies, and fight other colonizers!
Build a military base on a distant planet and fight despicable space bugs, mysterious Ancients, and space pirates.
Humans left planet Earth hoping to colonize the distant Terra Sperata. You have been given a small patch of land to build your own base.
Build a strong base, recruit brave marines, powerful warbots, and wild alien mercenaries, then take them to battle to defeat the despicable alien occupants and greedy colonizers who are intent on taking your base and resources away from you!
21. Empires and Allies
the critically acclaimed modern-military strategy game that puts the weapons of today’s armies at your fingertips, in a battle for control of the globe.
In Battle Dragons, players command an army of ferocious, powerful dragons. To achieve a victory, players must collect resources, fortify their bases and form strategic alliances with other players, called “Dragon Tribes,” as they make their journey from chieftain of a small tribe to a mighty leader that rules the Dragon Nations.
Battle Dragons offers players a fresh new way to practice and refine their strategies in a sandbox environment known as “Spar” mode. Players can engage in combat without penalty in their own base to test its defenses and learn what troop combinations are optimal against each fortification. Future updates will add the ability for tribe mates to spar with each other.