Real-time Strategy or RTS is a video game genre that has been getting pretty popular as of late. RTS does not progress incrementally in turns but allows all players to play simultaneously, in real-time. This creates pretty action-packed gameplay but retains the strategical aspect.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 5 real-time strategy games to play on Android in 2022.

1. The Escapist 2

The Escapist 2 is a prison simulation game where you step into the shoes of a convict who's trying to escape from prison. In this game, you will explore the biggest prisons yet, with multiple floors, roofs, vents and underground tunnels. You’ll have to live by the prison rules, attending roll call, doing prison jobs and following strict routines; all the while secretly engineering your bid for freedom!

The Escapists
The Escapists 2 has a very interesting premise.

Risk it all to break out from the toughest prisons in the world - there are 13 different maps to choose from. Your prison escape antics will take you from the frosty Fort Tundra, a train hurtling through the desert, and even to the final frontier!

2. Kingdom Rush Frontiers TD

Kingdom Rush Frontiers is the newest entry in the Kingdom Rush TD series. In this game, you will defend exotic lands from dragons, man-eating plants, and ghastly denizens of the underworld using various towers with different abilities.

Kingdom Rush Frontiers TD
Kingdom Rush Frontiers TD is the easiest to play amongst tower defense on android

There are 15 maps in the campaign. The first environment has 6, the second has 5 and the third has 4. After beating the campaign mode with a 3-star rating, players can unlock two new modes called Heroic and Iron. These new modes offer different types of challenges, by changing the waves, enemies or towers available. There are also 3 difficulties - Casual, Normal and Veteran.

The special mechanic that makes Kingdom Rush Frontiers TD different from other tower defense games are heroes. Players can choose between 16 heroes, each with their own playstyles and strategies, to defend against over 40 unique enemies.

3. Plague Inc.

In this game, instead of curing the world of disease, you would control a disease and infect the world. Juggle between infectivity, severity and lethality of the disease by evolving symptoms and its various abilities.

Plague Inc.
Infect the world with your virus.

The variances are one of the best parts of this game - you can pick between dozens of different disease types. From the rapidly mutating virus to the hard to detect prions, there are a lot of ways to spice up your playthrough. On a more sci-fi side, there are brain control parasites, zombie plagues, plagues that turn people into apes... and more.

4. Bloon TD 6

Bloon TD 6 is probably the best premium tower defense game that's constantly updated. In this game, players build monkey towers to pop all the balloons that appear. It is the highest rated tower defense game on Google play, with a whopping 4.8 out of 5 scores.

The gameplay variant of Bloon TD 6 is incredible. It has 56 handcrafted maps, each with three separate difficulties and a multitude of extra modes that can be unlocked. Players can defend their base using 22 powerful Monkey Towers, each with 3 upgrade paths and unique activated abilities.

Bloon TD 6
BloonTD6 has very interesting and varied gameplay.

Furthermore, players can also build heroes, a special tower with 20 signature upgrades and 2 special abilities. There is also a separate upgrade tree called Monkey Knowledge that increases your tower's effectiveness the more you play the game.

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