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The Tuesday Best of - Sci-fi turn based strategy games for iPhone and iPad

By , on July 18, 2017

Oh hi there Tuesday, where have you come sneaking in from? Over there? It took you seven days to get here? That sounds like it was a lot of work. You have to do the same thing for next week too? Wow, I never realised that days had it so difficult. I promise to think more about you next time I see you.

Anyway, today we're going to look at three of the finest turn-based science fiction strategy games that you can get on the App Store. I'm not entirely sure why that's what we're looking at today, it just is, so deal with it.

As usual you can click on the emboldened names of the games below to download them. And if you think there's a TBSFS that should be on this list but isn't, be sure to chuck it in the comments below for all the world to see. The world loves to know what you're thinking.

Templar Battleforce

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While the official version of Space Hulk was a little bit fart noise, this game that borrows a decent chunk of ideas from GW's game of brood lords and terminators is really, really good. It might not be flashy, but there's such a brilliant tactical core to it that you're not going to miss the shine all that much.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Steamworld Heist

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This one's a side-on blaster that's full of amazing ideas. You can shoot hats off robots. Seriously, what's not to like about that? You're aiming your shots, a bit like in Angry Birds, and there's a surprisng amount of action thrown into the mix. If you're not usually a fan of turn-based strategy, definitely give this one a shot.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Ticket to Earth

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Another cheeky twist on the formula. This time there's a puzzling mechanic thrown in. You're tracing a path along coloured tiles, spending action points to punch, shoot, and heal people. It's a really brilliant concept, and there's a rich story that rolls along behind everything that you're doing as well. Smart, well put together, and well worth the time you're going to end up putting into it.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here