The best RTS games like Iron Marines

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 15th, 2017

Iron Marines launched today, and it's definitely taking the mobile gaming world by storm. In fact, our reviews editor Campbell says it's "quite possibly the best real-time strategy game on the App Store."

If you're looking for more real-time strategy games to add to your collection, we've devised a list of games similar in style and genre to Iron Marines that we think you'll enjoy.

Machines at War 3

Machines at War 3 is pure RTS action, taking a lot of inspiration from classic games like Command and Conquer. If you're after a pure RTS experience, this game will certainly scratch that itch.


Vainglory falls more closely into the MOBA camp, but it's one of the slickest sci-fi strategy games on mobile right now. Fans of League of Legends or Dota 2 will especially enjoy this esports title. It's classic "destroy the enemy's turrets and crystal" MOBA gameplay, but the game is gorgeous and the mechanics are streamlined for touchscreen devices.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

One of the most well-loved sci-fi strategy games now has a home on mobile, and it shines just as brightly on iOS and Android. Players engage in tense, tactical battles against swarms of highly intelligent aliens. In between these firefights, you'll be treated to an immensely addictive base building game. Few strategy games are as iconic as XCOM.

What's your favorite mobile RTS? Let us know in the comments below.

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