- Mobile Game of the Year winner (2013 D.I.C.E. Awards), featured in App Store’s Best of 2012, nominated for Best Handheld/Mobile Game (2013 Game Developer’s Choice Awards) and past features in App Store's What's Hot and Staff Favorite!

- "Bite size strategy you can't put down" - Touch Arcade, 4.5 Stars

- "It's a ridiculous amount of fun" - 148Apps, 5 Stars; Editor’s Choice

- "What’s important is that you download this ridiculously free app for your iOS device immediately" - Penny Arcade

- "The game looks great, and the diverse amount of units allow for some really creative play." - Nine Over Ten, 5 Stars

Test your skills in this lighthearted battle between friends -- from the makers of Age of Empires and Halo Wars!

Heroic teams have gathered to engage in friendly contests on the Academy playfields. Will your team emerge triumphant?

Enter a world of swords and magic, and challenge friends old and new to a contest of tactics and skill. From the human Council to the mysterious Dark Elves, every team needs a fearless captain to lead them to victory. Only those that leverage their team’s strengths and capitalize on their opponent’s weaknesses will protect their crystal and win the day. The Academy extends a warm welcome to all – whether they’re already heroes, or simply heroes in training!


• Highly accessible turn-based gameplay
• Easy to learn – jump right in and play!
• Play with friends or random opponents
• Colorful light-hearted graphics and sound
• Random playfields keeps battles fresh!
• Get started with the free Council team
• Expand your roster with additional teams!
• Customize your team
• Challenge your Facebook friends!
• Invite your Twitter followers to play!
• Chat with your opponents in-game
• Push notifications alert you to your turns

Follow us on Twitter @HeroAcademy, and visit our Facebook page at HeroAcademyApp!

**Note: Hero Academy is compatible with iPhone 3GS or newer models only.

What's New

Version 1.4.7

Fixed a launch crash

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
808 Ratings
808 Ratings

Huge advancement in social gaming


This game takes me back to the days of final fantasy tactics and Fire Emblem. Very good turn-based strategy game. Each character class has unique strengths and weaknesses which really provides a lot of gameplay depth. My only complaint so far is that there isn't a single player campaign option. A game like this begs to be played but as it stands you can only play it as often as your friends will allow. I'd love to go back and forth against AI.

This game has been neglected for quite some time now and it’s a darn shame. This is easily the game I have spent the most money on in the app store. I bought all the different teams and then all of a sudden they just stopped supporting it. Now notifications don’t work and it takes multiple tries to submit a move. I hope the developer doesn’t abandon this gem completely. It’s one of the app stores finest.

Great strategy game


Please update this app!!!!!

TEAM SUGGESTION: The Fae, or Forest Elves. Would have to have an archer, maybe a Ranger, who is both archer and warrior, but perhaps weaker than human archer but with some other perk, like even greater range. A dryad could be the healer. Caster could be a summoner (summoning animals to aid the team). Super unit could be a Faerie, perhaps with charm ability (turning foes into allies, perhaps until 1st time they're damaged by their original team, which wakes them from the spell).

Great strategy game with a fantasy setting. 4 teams to choose from (though only 1 is free), 5 moves or actions per turn, 4 diff. pieces per team plus 1 special piece. Pieces can be upgraded w armor, headpiece, and weapon. Only thing that would make it better would be giving it A.I. so you can play against the computer offline. Otherwise excellent, a 5 star review.

Council Skin Pack: Pokémon

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Council Skin Pack: Pokemon
Knight = Dragonite
Dragonite can learn the move Dragon Tail, which attacks the enemy and pushes them out of battle to be replaced with a random teammate.
Archer = Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur can learn the move Seed Bomb, which deals a considerable amount of damage.
Wizard = Pikachu
Pikachu is an electric-type Pokémon.
Cleric = Alomomola
Alomomola, the caring Pokémon, "gently holds injured and weak Pokémon in its fins. Its special membrane heals their wounds." Two of its three possible abilities are healer and regenerator, and it can learn the move Heal Pulse, which heals any Pokémon other than the user.
Ninja = Alakazam
Alakazam can teleport.
Inferno = Electrode
Electrode can learn the move Self-Destruct, which knocks out the user and greatly damages other Pokémon in battle.
Runemetal = X Attack
An X Attack raises the attack of a Pokémon in battle.
Dragonscale = X Defend
An X Defend raises the defense of a Pokémon in battle.
Shining Helm = X Sp. Def
An X Sp. Def raises the special defense, or magical defense, of a Pokémon in battle.
Revive Potion = Revive
A revive recovers a Pokémon from fainting and restores half of their health.
Supercharge = Liechi Berry
A liechi berry increases a Pokémon's attack when their HP is low. More importantly, berries are consumable, and this one raises attack.

Could have a new Pokemon team instead


Robot Entertainment
225 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2012 Robot Entertainment, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Team: Dark Elves Free
  2. Team: Dwarves Free
  3. Team: Tribe Free


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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