Mobilewalla: Combat boredom with strategy game apps

The following games are designed to test your wits while you explore extraordinary environments.

Apple apps

Plague Inc. ($0.99)* In Plague Inc., you play a contagion spreading across the land and conspiring to destroy the population with no mercy. (Score: 96/100)


Castle Doombad ($2.99)* This tower-defense game flips the usual motivations: You have kidnapped a princess, and now you must thwart an endless band of rescuers. (Score: 95/100)


Clash of Clans (Free)* In this fantasy role-playing game, you must build a powerful clan, unite with other like-minded clans and battle the clans of your enemies. (Score: 95/100)


Ravenmark: Mercenaries (Free)* This turn-based strategy game focuses on building a military force and battling for fame and fortune against other players. (Score: 93/100)


XCOM: Enemy Within ($9.99)* This complex sci-fi action-adventure game features action mayhem with a deep core of puzzling mysteries to explore. (Score: 91/100)


Android apps

Out There: ? Edition ($4.99)* In Out There: ? Edition, you play an astronaut waking up from hyper-sleep who must learn to survive in a hostile stretch of space. (Score: 97/100)


Bloons TD 5 ($2.99)* Version five of this tower-defense classic finds the gamer destroying invading Bloons as quickly as possible in over 250 missions. (Score: 96/100)


Brothers in Arms 3 (Free)* This game is set in the arena of World War II. Fight foes on various battlefields as a soldier moving up the ranks. (Score: 94/100)


Earthcore: Shattered Elements (Free)* Earthcore: Shattered Elements is a card-driven RPG set in a fantasy world where you collect a battle force of creatures and heroes. (Score: 93/100)


N.O.V.A. 3: Freedom Edition (Free)* Aliens have banished humans from Earth. After years of exile, return with mankind and fight to retake your home. (Score: 92/100)

*Available on Apple and Android

Mobilewalla is a search and discovery engine using breakthrough technology to score every app to help consumers navigate the mobile application marketplace. Apps are scored using an algorithm that weighs several characteristics, including user ratings, position within category and staff recommendations. For more app intel, go to Anindya Datta is a technologist and founder of Mobilewalla.