Bad North DOES NOT support: iPhone 5S, 6, 6 Plus, iPad Air/Mini 2, 3/iPod Touch 6th gen and lower

Your home is under attack. The king is dead at the hands of Viking invaders. Hope is a distant glimmer in the fog, fading fast with every passing moment. As you rise to take your father’s place as ruler, it will fall to you to stage your defenses. But make no mistake – this is no fight for victory, but a desperate grasp for survival.

Bad North is a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite. Defend your idyllic island kingdom against a horde of Viking invaders, as you lead the desperate exodus of your people. Command your loyal subjects to take full tactical advantage of the unique shape of each island. Everything is at stake: fail, and watch the blood of your subjects stain the ground red.

It’s charmingly brutal, with beautiful procedurally-generated islands and adorable soldiers juxtaposed against the blood-stained realities of war. You control the broad strokes of the battle, giving high level commands to your soldiers who try their best to carry them out in the heat of the moment. It’s accessibly deep, with simple player inputs masking a dynamic combat simulation that make it inviting to new players while challenging veterans.
Keep fighting, warriors. Not for power or riches or glory, but for hope of peace to come once again in the harsh lands of the Bad North.

Key Features

REAL-TIME TACTICS ROGUELITE: Position and relocate your troops to fend off the Vikings, who each have their own counters to the threats you pose. Pick your battles and plan your evacuations carefully! Lose a commander and they’re gone forever; lose everything, and it’s game over!

INTELLIGENT UNIT CONTROLS: You command the broad strokes of your defenses and monitor positioning — your soldiers do the rest, navigating and engaging intuitively in response to the situation at hand.

PROCEDURALLY-GENERATED ISLANDS: Each island is both stylistically charming and unique in its layout. Plan your strategies around every nook and cranny, for you only get one chance to save them from the enemy invasion.

UNLOCKABLE UPGRADES: A stronger, smarter defense leads to greater rewards. Use these to develop your subjects from a ragtag militia into seasoned warriors.

What’s New

Version 2.00.8

Implemented error tracking to help improve the game stability

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
871 Ratings

871 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Set in a snowy Nordic fantasy world, Bad North is about doing the best you can with what you’ve got. Command troops of archers, swordsmen, and more as you protect a chain of islands from marauders, but one wrong move can prove costly. Tense, slick, and stylish, Bad North is a heady blend of tactical combat, strategic planning, and intuitive controls.

Cardnle99 ,

Not sure what people are on about.

I’ve had this game for almost a year and while I don’t play it very often, as it can get a bit repetitive, it still works fine for me. Most people don’t know this but the game was originally made for the computer and was brought to the mobile platform. This is likely the cause for the performance issues. Many have stated that on the iPhone 8 the game does not work, this is not the case at least for me. I have had crashes in the past but from what I have played recently I have not experienced any thus far. I ask this of the developers, optimize your game. Clearly the fact that so many are claiming issues means you need to tone down either processing or graphical power needed to run the game. If you are having issues with crashes don’t just write a negative review, be intelligent and contact support using the “App support” option or contact the development team. This will reach them easier an make more of a impact than a 1 Star review. This game is great and doesn’t not deserve a 3.4/5 stars (when it actually works).

Gtownfunky48 ,

I just want to play!! I love this game.

This game is one of my favorite games to play because of its simple art style and intense, survivalist, gameplay. I love the level design and the progression of the enemy types. I downloaded this game knowing wholeheartedly that it had its bugs, because I wanted to give it the chance it deserved. Its an amazing game! It needs fixes, NOW. To pinpoint some of the bugs I’ve found, one being the inability to load into one of my saved campaigns, and another being a simple color shade of the island as it loads in, are some of the easy ones. Another bug that scares me is the sudden crashing that occurs when I open the upgrade screen as well as the map screen. I need fixes and I need them now. Once again, I love the game! Please fulfill my requests with an update. <3


Raw Fury AB
357.3 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence


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