Hero Academy is a charming and addictive turn-based strategy game made by people who know a thing or two about strategy games. It may not look like it, but some of the folks behind Hero Academy have worked on the likes of Age of Empires and Halo Wars. This game has brought in such accolades as a 2013 Mobile Game of the Year D.I.C.E award and a near perfect rating on the Apple App Store.

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In Hero Academy, your goal is to command the strongest team in the land, and after you've defeated your friends and enemies alike, you may just succeed. You can invite players from Facebook or Twitter and chat with them in-game. You're also free to multitask as you fight, as push notifications will let you know once it's your turn.

You can personalize your team using various customization options and expand your roster with additional heroes. The player who assembles the best team and knows how to capitalize on their opponents' weaknesses, naturally, will prove to be the winner.

The game is free to play, but there are in-app purchases that offer additional content, such as a 99 cent challenge pack that offers 30 single player missions to entertain you while your wait for opponents to take their turns. So if you want a strategy game that has already won the hearts and minds of countless fans, Hero Academy awaits in the Play Store below.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Gustavo Parrado

    how many years after not longer being popular on IOS?? at least clash of clans keeps being played, treating android like a second hand shop, will not download.

    • LowItalian

      Do you think not downloading things is the way to send the message to iOS developers to start developing for Android?

      I often find myself spending money purchasing apps from developers that take their time to bring apps to android to show them that people on Android will pay for apps and should be supported.

      Wonder which strategy is more effective? (serious question, not being condescending)

    • Daldain

      I think what Gustavo is trying to say is that he has cash ready for developers who ship their products close to simultaneously across platforms. I have to agree with him.

      • Gustavo Parrado

        Exactly, I try to buy and support all those games, level the balance a tiny little bit, we want games to be on android, but not years later as a "meh, throw it there and see what happens, we don't care" thing.
        I support gameloft, square, sega, and all those who most of the time (I know, not always) release in tandem.

        • TruthisHere

          Going out of your way to NOT buy the app just because it lagged behind the iOS release is more counterproductive than productive. You assume less downloads will tell developers to not have a "we don't care" attitude, but it will do the opposite: If enough people mimic your stance and don't download it, it will result in developers saying, "why bother. The Android market isn't worth it, see?"

          In other words, they don't see the soapbox reasoning behind your decision. They only see a lack of sales/downloads, and that only means one thing.

          While I think your frustration is justified, the fact that you put it into action by actively NOT downloading a late Android delivery is, again, counterproductive. LowItalian is correct.

  • madmaglio

    Finally! I can ditch the ipod completely!

  • Paco

    This game is AMAZING, bought long time ago on steam and I couldn't stop playing for days, I played like 200 hours before being bored. Now in the phone with the turn base type that its this game, when you can send your plays when you can, always find matches and I don't need to buy it again as you can use your account, well, Im back baby.

    PS: You can buy the full game for like $5 on steam sales.

    Give it a try, amazing seriously.