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There are prevalent thoughts in the gaming community that paid-for games trump those that are freely available. While there’s no way to conclusively decide this argument since there are excellent contenders from both camps, it’s possible that many players will gravitate towards free games due to the lack of financial commitment involved on their behalf. This needn’t be the case! Let’s take a moment to review some of the leading strategy games for iOS, which will require you to part with a few dollars along the way:

10. Risk: The Official Game for iPad

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While not necessarily focused on the Second World War, it would be hard to compile a list of the leading paid-for strategy games without mentioning Risk. This board game classic, which was adapted for iOS, weighs in at $6.99 per purchase and takes players through a standard game of Risk where the objective of the game is to conquer the world and command their own armies.

The game is fairly simple in its approach: choose a handful of countries at the start, position troops, then attack and defend accordingly through rolls of virtual dice. However, the simple approach to the game is what gives Risk incredible replay value. It’s almost impossible to repeat the same game twice and the varying degrees of difficulty make this one a true contender in the gameplay department.

Players shouldn’t expect too much from this game visually. After all, it’s a board game and players will be staring at a colourful map most of the time. It does get the job done nicely though.

Apple Rating – 3.5/5
Personal Rating – 3/5
Last Updated – December 14, 2010
Cost – $6.99
9. Toy Defense

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There are quite a few oddballs in the World War II strategy genre and Toy Defense stands out as one of the best. It is based on the ever popular Tower Defense series of games that originally became popular on StarCraft and WarCraft III for the PC. Following the general premise of the game, players must position defense towers along a course, then watch as an invading army tries to make it to the other side unharmed.

Like Risk, this isn’t exactly a powerhouse in the visual department since the game is presented from an overhead view, but it’s passable for what players would expect from a Tower Defense game. What’s unfortunate are the presence of health bars. These clutter up the small iOS device screens rather excessively and make it difficult to see the swarms of enemies pushing through the towers.

A TD game set in the Second World War is an interesting concept. Toy Defense certainly delivers, too.

Apple Rating – 4.5/5
Personal Rating – 4/5
Last Updated – July 24, 2013
Cost – $0.99
8. Battle of the Bulge

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In what probably sounds more like a weight loss application rather than a game, Battle of the Bulge is one of iOS’ most preferred WW2 strategy games with a price tag. Why this is, I’m not particularly sure. The game comes across as a steroid-enhanced version of Risk. The micromanagement requirements are far higher than the board game and there are far more territories to conquer and control.

Visually speaking, the game sports a rather dull monochrome tinge, which is probably why it leaves me with a bit of a sour taste in my mouth. Many times I found myself looking at greyish or otherwise dark textures that felt rather slapstick in their presentation.

Regardless, the game is well-received amongst the player community and certainly holds its place within this list. I didn’t particularly enjoy it, but your mileage may vary of course.

Apple Rating – 4.5/5
Personal Rating – 3/5
Last Updated – October 17, 2013
Cost – $6.99

7. Defend London

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It’s rare that anything three dimensional makes a strategy list, but Defend London was a hard title to ignore. In it, players pilot an Allied aircraft and follow designated courses to execute pinpoint manoeuvres against Axis aircraft. While this sounds like the makings of a winning strategic simulation, the dogfights are actually quite hard. It’s easy to lose track of where the planes are thanks to a lacking and sometimes inoperable radar.

The visuals are far from the best either. They’re almost 8-bit in their presentation, but these sorts of graphics compliment smaller displays rather well. They are otherwise fluid and respond appropriately on the screen.

I enjoyed playing my way through this game. It’s one of the cheapest paid-for games to make this list, too. Those seeking a minimal investment would be hard pressed to find a better title in this sort of category.

Apple Rating – 4/5
Personal Rating – 3.5/5
Last Updated – April 26, 2013
Cost – $1.99

6. World Conqueror 1945

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So, yet another Risk-clone makes the list, but World Conqueror 1945 stands out as one of the best offerings. Where Risk leaves off, World Conqueror 1945 picks up. Yes, players will still be required to overthrow lands in aims of world domination, but players will also have to take things one step further. This time, they’ll be required to harvest resources, develop local economies, and control waterways.

Visually, World Conqueror 1945 is perhaps one of the better Risk-based games. It’s hard to get excited about an overhead map, but there are clear tokens that distinguish between the units that are occupying lands and battle scenes are well-animated.

Apple Rating – 4/5
Personal Rating – 4/5
Last Updated – May 30, 2012
Cost – $2.99

5. Strategy and Tactics: World War II

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This is a game that would easily rank within the top three. It has the makings of an excellent strategy game: solid gameplay, varied visuals, and smooth, fluid sequences throughout the gameplay experience. The only issue is that recent updates have made this game very prone to crashing. As a result, new players who aren’t familiar with the older versions of the game won’t be able to see this for themselves. For those with access to an older, operable version, then they’ll find this to be an exceptional WW2 game. Replay value was also a key concern of its developers: there are several different gameplay modes, campaigns, and an intuitive AI that becomes increasingly difficult as the game goes on. Alas, it’s not possible to give this game full marks at the moment.

Apple Rating – 3.5/5
Personal Rating – 4.5/5
Last Updated – November 27, 2013
Cost – $4.99 (Deluxe)
4. iBomber Defense

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iBomber puts an interesting spin on the Tower Defense category of games. While the core components of the game are there, there is an added surprise element of “surprise attacks” by airborne waves that are impermeable to a player’s tower assortment. These sudden strikes can quickly sabotage an array of towers, which players will need to replace and upgrade quickly in order to survive in the later rounds of the game.

Visually, the game is what one might expect from a TD-based game. The graphics are very lighthearted, abstract, and quite cartoon-like. This sort of presentation compliments the genre quite well in my opinion.

Apple Rating – 4.5/5
Personal Rating – 4/5
Last Updated – October 31, 2011
Cost – $2.99

3. European War 2

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This might seem like a misplacement, but European War 2 does stand out as one of the better turn-based strategy games available for the iOS and I’d even go as far as saying it’s one of the best. What makes this game unique is the sheer volume of territories that players will have to capture. Consequently, strategic thought is vital to a player’s success and players will have to apply these thought processes on much greater scales than ever before.

The visuals don’t provide any reason to gloat, but they’re crisp, clean, and refined. Points to capture are well-labelled and easy to distinguish, even on a small device.

Apple Rating – 4.5/5
Personal Rating – 4/5
Last Updated – April 30, 2012
Cost – $2.99

2. Battle Academy

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The only thing keeping this game out of the number one position is its hefty price tag: $19.99. However, Battle Academy is easily one of the best examples of WW2 strategy games available for the iOS. It shines in all aspects of turn-based gameplay and is particularly strong in its visual department, where players can experience fully three dimensional battles.

There are very few faults with the game. I did experience some instances of framerate stutter during particularly heated combat scenes, but these were few and far between and usually accompanied a low battery warning on my device. Other than that, the game is exceptional on all levels.

Apple Rating – 4/5
Personal Rating – 4.5/5
Last Updated – November 27, 2013
Cost – $19.99

1. Great Big War Game

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Some of the best games based on the Second World War have absolutely no visual resemblance to the War and that’s exactly the case in Great Big War Game. While there’s some clear similarities between the campaigns and where the War took place, this is where the similarities end. The game is very cartoon-like in both its gameplay and visual presentation, which makes for a rather amusing experience.

Like Battle Academy, it’s hard to find fault with this game. However, I gave this title the slight edge into the first place position given its more budget-friendly price tag. It’s hard to go wrong with either title though.

Apple Rating – 4.5/5
Personal Rating – 4.5/5
Last Updated – January 27, 2013
Cost – $0.99

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