5 Alternatives to Clash of Clans

Clash of Clans is a great game that’s been downloaded more than almost any other title over the past three years. However, recent updates have caused a lot of players to quit the game completely, or look elsewhere for their fun. Here we’ll be detailing five great alternatives to Clash of Clans.

The game is without a doubt one of the most popular games in the history of mobile gaming. Jumping to the top of the charts for downloads, it’s one of the top-grossing games of all times on Android and iOS, and has millions of downloads on both app stores. Almost everyone knows someone who plays, but recently many have quit over massive changes that came in a December Clash of Clans update.

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With the game starting to slow down, upgrades costing millions in resources and taking 12-14 days to complete, many are giving up and looking elsewhere. If you’re one of the many who’ve had enough of Clash, but love the game style, here are some worthy alternatives worth downloading.


Clash of Clans is an extremely addicting and simple combat strategy game. It was created by Supercell, the hit developers behind Hay Day, Boom Beach, and more recently a spin-off game called Clash Royale. The gameplay is simple, earn as much gold, elixir and dark elixir as possible with mines, collect it in resource collectors, upgrade all your troops and create a huge village with a powerful defense.

However, the offense is just as important. Upgrading Giants to take down opponents defenses, using goblins to quickly steal loot (gold and elixir) while attacking and more. You play both offense and defense, and it’s extremely fun and addicting. In fact, I’ve been playing for nearly three years, and I’m not a fan of mobile gaming. It’s that good.

Read: 4 Reasons Not to Play Clash of Clans Anymore

Upgrade all of your troops, make huge mortars or x-bows to defend your village and build strong walls to protect everything. It’s extremely strategic, where one wrong move while attacking can cost users hundreds of thousands of dollars, and can be the difference between one star, or three stars. By now you know what the game is about, have probably played it or at least seen someone who does. If you’ve been wanting to try it, something different, or are sick of Clash after huge changes that arrived in December, we have a few suggestions.

There are over 30 games similar to Clash of Clans for mobile devices, trying to get a piece of the pie after its success, but most haven’t been able to achieve the same level of greatness. With that in mind, these are five of the better alternatives to Clash of Clans.

Castle Clash

Castle Clash

Castle Clash is probably the most popular alternative to Clash of Clans. It was one of the first big names to copy the game, made by IGG.com, and it's so similar it's almost downright illegal.

Castle Clash is somewhat different though. You play as a warlord trying to build the biggest empire as possible, but with a similar layout, styling, map size and more that Clash of Clans has. You build the same walls, armies, troops, upgrades and more. That said, it has a faster pace to it, which many will find refreshing after spending weeks saving money and 14 days for upgrades to complete in Clash of Clans.

Castle Clash has almost 100 million downloads on Android, made the top 10 list in 2014, and is a great alternative worth considering.

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One Comment

  1. KD

    01/19/2016 at 9:51 pm

    Fortress Legends is a great alternative! It’s a new game that’s quite unique compared to CoC and all the look-alikes. It’s foremost a defense building game. But there’s a strong element of action RPG because you control a hero to raid other players’ base in teams up to four. Your hero levels up, can take on one of four roles (mage, archer, warrior, assassin), be assigned a variety of abilities, and equipped different equipment that comes from forging. The art is well-designed and doesn’t look like a cartoon. Finally, there’s minimal pressure to pay – I’m one of the top players without paid a cent.


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