Being the Top Grossing app on the iOS App Store surely stands for something right? Well, that’s exactly what Clash of Clans has done for weeks on end now. It’s a game that offers endless hours of fun in a beautiful graphical style. Clash of Clans basically allows you to build a city, train units, build defences, attack other cities in the story mode oe your real-life friends via Facebook connections and so much more. Clash of Clans recently received a big update for more unit types and more great features.
What about those that aren’t a fan of the graphical style or who are bored of Clash of Clans’ ways of doing things, but want the same gameplay style then we have compiled a list of 5 Clash of Clans alternatives you should try out. These include themed offerings, fierce rivals to CoC and more. All of the following games are free to play and offer up in-app purchases, the same business model as Clash of Clans.Plunder Pirates (iOS or Android)
Plunder Pirates is one of the more beautiful alternatives to Clash of Clans. It offers a pirate theme to the classic city-building game with the options of having taverns and ships and such as opposed to the usual town halls that we’re used to seeing. In addition, you have pirates and captains and more that you send into battle. As aforementioned, Plunder Pirates offers up a much nicer look to Clash of Clans with some beautiful shadowing and 3d building, not the mention the ability to spin around the town to get whichever angle you like.
With the new Star Wars movie coming out at Christmas and new content coming out for the future of the film franchise being revealed almost daily, we felt it was appropriate to include a Star Wars game of the same nature. In fact, Star Wars: Commander is a really respectable version of Clash of Clans with some nice graphics, smooth gameplay and Star Wars-themed aesthetics to the usual warriors and archers and such. In addition, the buildings and defense weapons are also Star Wars themed making this a great alternative for any Star Wars fans out there.
If you want a more gritty or realistic version of the game style then Call of Duty: Heroes is a great alternative. It offers up the ability to build some great looking buildings whilst making vehicles and troops that look far more realistic and plausible than the likes of the Star Wars and Clash of Clans troops. The aesthetics fit perfectly into the Call of Duty theme and you can unlock heroes from throughout the games as well, making it a great game for Call of Duty fans. The game plays beautifully as you’d expect from a Call of Duty game and is one of the best options for fans out there looking for a more realistic build and battle-type game.
Castle Clash is arguably one of Clash of Clans closest and biggest rivals. It offers up similar aesthetics, it won Google’s ‘Best of’ selection in 2014 and has just a few different features to make it a good alternative to Clash of Clans. What differs Castle Clash from Clash of Clans is the ability to have heroes you can upgrade and send into battle with your troops giving it a more personal element and also introducing RPG elements into the equation. Castle Clash, being one of the bigger competitors obviously runs nice and smoothly and offers up very similar graphics to Clash of Clans.
Boom Beach is another game by the creators of Clash of Clans that offers up the same game genre but with a more tropical twist. It offers up a similar graphical style but with a different gameplay premise and different missions. Instead of tapping and randomly selecting where your troops spawn, all your troops come from boats from water that surrounds the island, making the tactics more about how you control your troops once they’re on the island as opposed to where you choose to drop them in. Expect a similar high level of polish as you’d see with Clash of Clans having been made by the same developer.