The Best Rpg tactical Games

Update : Fallen added at rank #21.
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Wildermyth (2019)

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Mac OS Linux PC Windows

Wildermyth is a wonderful homage to classic tabletop games that combines witty writing, evocative art and engrossing battles. You will lead a band of peasants against otherworldly horrors, move them around a swirling parchment map and watch them grow in abilities and traits as they battle monsters. Enjoy the story beat vignettes set to string music that tell tales of personal history and emotions.


What we like:
  • Witty writing
  • Evocative art
  • Engrossing battles
  • Characters grow in abilities & traits as they battle monsters
  • Story beats with vignettes set to string music
  • Cooperative multiplayer option
What could be improved:
  • Straightforward battle system may not be complex enough for experienced players

  • tactical
  • rpg
  • tabletop
  • turn-based
  • story
  • procedural
  • fantasy
  • battle
  • rogue-like
  • dungeon
  • combat
  • grid
  • dragon

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Triangle Strategy (2022)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Triangle Strategy is a tactical RPG that takes place in the middle of a trade war between three countries on the continent of Norzelia. Featuring strong tactics gameplay and striking retro visuals, players control a traveling band of troops led by the generically stoic Serenoa as they look to untangle the political conflict.


What we like:
  • Tight tactics battles
  • Emphasis on careful troop placement
  • Special currency for special actions
  • Choice-driven story with tense decisions
What could be improved:
  • Long swaths of monotonous dialogue with minimal interactivity
  • Thin customization options
  • Hardly any side-content

  • tactical
  • rpg
  • battle
  • strategy
  • japanese
  • political
  • turn-based
  • war
  • narrative
  • jrpg
  • politics
  • grid
  • combat

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Expeditions: Rome (2022)

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PC Windows

Expeditions: Rome is a tactical RPG with a scope just as sweeping as its alternative historical setup. You get to create your own character and lead an entire legion in battles, explore the map, and make difficult decisions. The graphics are a combination of incredibly bright, colourful, vivid landscapes with minutely detailed character portraits during conversations.


What we like:
  • Rich narrative
  • Complex characters
  • All-encompassing character creation process
  • Satisfying tactical scope for skilled planning
  • Complex decisions and consequences
  • Intuitive use of resources
  • Varied random encounters
What could be improved:
  • Limited explanation of certain mechanics
  • Static battle animations with disconnect from choices made
  • Lengthy animations during combats can be tedious at times
  • Steep learning curve

  • tactical
  • rpg
  • historical
  • turn-based
  • battle
  • combat
  • strategy
  • old-school
  • classic

4

Tactics Ogre: Reborn (2022)

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Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Tactics Ogre: Reborn is a must-play for fans of strategy RPGs. This game features slow-paced gameplay that will make you think carefully about your moves. The story is full of political intrigue and compelling characters that are sure to keep you engaged from start to finish. With a permadeath system that makes each life matter, the stakes are high, and there's never a dull moment. This game may not be the easiest to get into, but once you do, you'll find yourself hooked.


What we like:
  • Slow-paced gameplay
  • Compelling story
  • Permadeath system
  • Engaging characters
  • High stakes
What could be improved:
  • Not very accessible for beginners
  • Can be challenging
  • UI may be frustrating for some players
  • Difficulty increase unbalanced sometimes

  • tactical
  • rpg
  • remake
  • battle
  • strategy
  • card
  • turn-based
  • isometric
  • war
  • classic
  • political

5

King Arthur: Knight's Tale (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Play as Sir Mordred, the former black knight of the grim tales. You killed King Arthur, but with his dying breath, he struck you down. You both died – and yet, you both live. The Lady of the Lake wants you to finish what you have begun… in the twisted, dark realm of Avalon.

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  • rpg
  • tactical
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • battle
  • combat
  • fantasy
  • grid
  • real-time
  • fight

6

Fire Emblem Engage (2023)

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Nintendo Switch

Fire Emblem Engage is a tactical JRPG series that brings together classic elements of Fire Emblem and adds modern touches. You will take part in strategic battles, build relationships with your team, and find magical rings to defeat a dark dragon.

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What we like:
  • Challenging difficulty levels
  • Rewind feature to turn back turns
  • Variety of customisation options
  • Engaging storyline and characters
  • Beautiful level design
What could be improved:
  • Unpredictable luck system in some parts of the game
  • Limited activities outside of combat
  • Traditional narrative structure might not appeal to all players

  • tactical
  • battle
  • rpg
  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • grid
  • combat
  • narrative
  • fight
  • japanese
  • anime
  • war
  • skill
  • remake

7

Chroma Squad (2015)

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IOS iPhone Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

In Chroma Squad, you become the leader of a group of five stunt actors who create their own Power Rangers-inspired TV show. Customize your studio, craft weapons, upgrade equipment, and fight in turn-based battles. Enjoy a branching storyline, skill trees, and a chiptune soundtrack.


What we like:
  • Simple mechanics
  • Charming pixel art style
  • Great soundtrack, Management sim elements
  • Entertaining story
What could be improved:
  • Random crafting system
  • Repetitive boss fights
  • Luck-based mecha battles
  • Lack of tutorial, Underwhelming difficulty for experienced strategy game players

  • tactical
  • turn-based
  • rpg
  • battle
  • squad
  • mech
  • strategy
  • crafting
  • combat
  • boss
  • superhero
  • isometric
  • management
  • fight
  • pixel

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Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox One Mac OS Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Dive into the grim darkness of Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, where your decisions forge an empire or doom worlds. Command voidships, battle Chaos, and ally with unique crew in a universe brimming with peril and glory. Tactical combat and deep customization await in this epic RPG saga!


What we like:
  • Engaging story and well-developed characters
  • Rich, atmospheric Warhammer 40K setting
  • Extensive character customization
What could be improved:
  • Occasional bugs and technical issues
  • Some combat encounters may feel prolonged

  • turn-based
  • warhammer-40k
  • rpg
  • tactical
  • strategy
  • tabletop
  • cooperative
  • workshop
  • battle
  • combat
  • shooter
  • fantasy
  • action
  • war
  • cover

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Fae Tactics (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox One

Experience an epic journey with Peony, a young magic user, and her motley crew of allies, as they navigate a vibrant world of danger, intrigue, and mystery in Fae Tactics. Engage in turn-based tactical gameplay, customize your party's magical abilities and explore a variety of colorful environments, all while collecting and summoning a wide array of powerful and unique fae creatures to aid you on your quest. Unravel secrets in any order you want and dominate your foes with strategy and skill.


What we like:
  • Deep combat gameplay
  • Rich selection of spells and monsters
  • Great worldbuilding and storytelling
  • Unique and flavorful characters
  • Nicely integrates side systems like cooking and crafting
What could be improved:
  • Poor console port design and autosave feature
  • Battles can feel sluggish
  • Limited replay value

  • tactical
  • rpg
  • strategy
  • battle
  • turn-based
  • fight
  • narrative
  • combat

10

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022)

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Nintendo Switch

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is an innovative turn-based tactical RPG. You play as Mario and his Rabbid allies as they battle a space monster named Cursa and her Darkmess. The game captures the energy of the Rabbids, and provides supercharged weapons, flinging allies into the air, and Sparks to power up your team.

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What we like:
  • Innovative gameplay
  • Vibrant and lively atmosphere
  • Strategic maps without grids
  • Lots of fun characters with unique abilities
  • Smooth controls
What could be improved:
  • Not for those who don't like turn-based tactical RPGs
  • Some jokes may be too dumb for some players

  • tactical
  • turn-based
  • battle
  • grid
  • strategy
  • cover
  • combat
  • crossover
  • puzzle
  • rpg
  • exploration
  • fight

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