DomiNations 1.5.67

An impressive free-to-play real time strategy game

The pedigree of DomiNations is impressive. Developed by Big Huge Games whose developers worked on Rise of Nations, the company brings its experience to its first mobile real time strategy game. View full description


  • Excellent city builder
  • Doesn't force you to use premium currency
  • Addictive gameplay


  • Requires data connection

Very good

The pedigree of DomiNations is impressive. Developed by Big Huge Games whose developers worked on Rise of Nations, the company brings its experience to its first mobile real time strategy game.

Play through history from the early days of civilization up to the Industrial Age. The game will go up to The Space Age but will be added in a later update.

All the core gameplay mechanics

Bringing all the standard gameplay mechanics from a PC game to mobile is difficult. DomiNations succeeds in simplifying resource management into smaller tasks while keeping the challenges of expanding your city.

You have two currencies to deal with. Gold is used to build and upgrade buildings. Food is used to train soldiers and upgrade your troops. You need to continuously mine and farm to keep a healthy bank to expand. There's also Crowns, DomiNations' premium currency. Rather than require Crowns to buy premium items, they are used to speed up building or training. They can also be used to buy missing resources for upgrades.

In the single player campaign, your goal is to build your civilization and journey through each age from Stone to Industrial. You can also conquer different civilizations by battling against the game-controlled non-playable civilizations.

The multiplayer is a player-versus-player attack mode. You send your army against another player's city and try to conquer it. Depending on the strength of their city, you may be wiped out entirely.

You can also create alliances with other players to create huge armies that can fight another alliances.

DomiNations is a fun and addictive game showcasing how well Big Huge Games translated the key features to mobile.

Don't pay anything

If you're familiar with real time strategy games, DomiNations will be easy to play. Even though city management is simplified, you still have to have a keen eye about the different routes you take in expanding. Do you create more markets for trade? Or spend all your money upgrading your army? The choices are all up to you. DomiNations doesn't require you to play in any specific style.

The graphics aren't the most detailed, but they give DomiNations' its own character. A three-forth top-down camera shows off most of the map and it's easy to recognize each building and character.

City building at higher levels takes more time to complete so you will have to put the game down and come back later. Combat is a lot of fun. You place your army at different points outside a city and let them attack. If you want them to attack a specific building, you can command them. There's a cooldown after issuing commands. Each soldier is set in a rock-paper-scissors mechanic. Standard warriors are well-rounded. Archers are great against infantry at a distance, but have low health. You really have to strategize well or your entire army can get destroyed before even entering a city.

After playing a lot of free-to-play games, DomiNations is one of the only that doesn't force you to buy or use premium currency to complete tasks. You actually never have to use Crowns if you don't want to. The way Big Huge Games designed the monetization in DomiNations is better than the majority of other free-to-play strategy games.

Play it if you like strategy games

If you like strategy games, DomiNations is a must play. You get to build and control the evolution of your civilization. It's a simplified PC experience that's perfect for mobile. There are still more updates coming which will add a lot of new content to play in the future.

DomiNations is an epic combat strategy game of advancement, exploration, and conquest from legendary game designer Brian Reynolds (Civilization II, Rise of Nations). Choose your Nation from among the greatest civilizations of the world, and lead it to ultimate victory throughout all of human history – from the Stone Age to the Space Age! Build a capital city, train your army and dominate rival Alliances to become the most powerful ruler on the planet! FEATURES: *CHOOSE your Nation to reap the rewards, special powers, and unique units of the British, Romans, Chinese, Germans, French, Japanese, or Greeks *ADVANCE through the Ages of human history and unlock the secrets of technologies like Cavalry, Gunpowder, and Flight *JOIN an Alliance and co-operate to crush enemies from around the globe *RECRUIT the most storied Generals from antiquity, including Alexander, Cleopatra, and Napoleon *BUILD the Wonders of the World, from the Pyramids to the Statue of Liberty, to increase your glory *CONQUER the World in single-player campaigns from the Fertile Crescent to the Peloponnesian War! If you have any issues with the game or want to send us feedback, please contact us at Thanks for playing! NOTES: A network connection and iOS 7 or above are required. DomiNations is optimized for iPads and iPhones generation 4S and newer. Playing on an iPhone 4 may result in slower performance and increased load times. The game is free to play, with additional purchases available in-game. If you do not want to make purchases in-game, please disable in-app purchases from your device settings. Privacy Policy: Terms of Service: