The Best Battle Games

Update, : Isekai Rondo added at rank #32.
1

Monster Hunter Rise (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows

Monster Hunter Rise combines the best elements of past entries and the more recent Monster Hunter World, offering a fresh and exciting experience that will keep you coming back for more. With an engaging story, challenging combat, and a plethora of features, Rise has something for everyone.


Pro:
  • Open hunting grounds with no loading zones between sections
  • Rich story with fully voiced cutscenes
  • Switch Skill system to customize your playstyle
  • Tons of weapon balancing and updates
  • New Rampage Quests for intense battles against multiple monsters at once
Cons:
  • Separate quest lines for solo/multiplayer play
  • Visuals are not quite as detailed as those in World

  • rpg
  • battle
  • online
  • fight
  • combat
  • crafting
  • cooperative
  • japanese
  • tower-defense
  • farming
  • action
  • skill
  • multiplayer
  • local
  • cat

2

Monster Hunter: World (2018)

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Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 4

In Monster Hunter: World, you embark on an exciting journey to hunt down ferocious creatures in a living ecosystem. Explore stunning locations, use a variety of weapons, and craft new gear by collecting materials from the fallen beasts. This exciting and immersive RPG offers fun gameplay and addictive combat, with the ability to hunt alone or alongside up to three other players. You can even put your personal flair on the game with stickers, gestures, and armor customization.


Pro:
  • Immersive world
  • Amazing creature designs
  • Engaging main quest
  • Fun gameplay
  • Addictive
Cons:
  • Combat may take time to get used to
  • Tricky controls on mouse and keyboard
  • Lots of grinding for specific items
  • Some fights require large groups of players

  • rpg
  • battle
  • fight
  • online
  • combat
  • cooperative
  • crafting
  • farming
  • action
  • japanese
  • skill
  • multiplayer
  • difficult
  • customization
  • local

3

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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Pro:
  • Challenging difficulty levels
  • Rewind feature to turn back turns
  • Variety of customisation options
  • Engaging storyline and characters
  • Beautiful level design
Cons:
  • 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

4

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes (2022)

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Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Switch

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is a spin-off title based on the 2019 edition of the series, Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It exchanges the turn-based strategy gameplay of most Fire Emblem titles for brutal real-time combat and allows players to take down legions of enemies while exploring the mysteries and intrigue between heated battles.

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Pro:
  • Down-time activities well balanced with complex battle mechanics
  • Helpful AI controlled teammates
  • Rich characterisation
  • Tactical depth
Cons:
  • System can be heavy at times
  • Tedious upgrading process for weapons & unlocking new weapons is expensive & requires tracking materials

  • battle
  • tactical
  • hack-and-slash
  • strategy
  • combat
  • alternate
  • war
  • fight
  • spin-off
  • rpg
  • narrative
  • turn-based
  • action
  • political
  • combo

5

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection (2023)

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Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo Switch

The renowned Mega Man Battle Network series is back! Vol. 1 contains Mega Man Battle Network 1-3, including both versions of Mega Man Battle Network 3 for a total of four titles, plus additional features like a gallery of illustrations and music! In addition, online play is supported!

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  • rpg
  • battle
  • grid
  • card
  • online
  • compilation
  • dungeon
  • classic
  • trading
  • combat
  • platform
  • sprite
  • deckbuilder
  • retro
  • action

6

Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX (2021)

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l IOS iPhone (IOS iPhone) Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Step into the world of Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX, where you can raise, train, and compete with unique creatures. Generate rare monsters using a revamped system, and challenge other players globally. Experience nostalgia with improved graphics and controls. It's a charming, addictive and uniquely engaging journey into monster training!


Pro:
  • Nostalgic gameplay
  • Improved controls and graphics
  • Extensive monster generation system
  • Fun and addictive
  • Worldwide competition
Cons:
  • Clunky user interface

  • battle
  • simulation
  • collector
  • creature
  • rpg
  • fight
  • anime
  • japanese
  • classic
  • monster-raising
  • farming
  • cute
  • atb

7

Coromon (2022)

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Android Mac OS Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Coromon is a modern take on the classic monster-taming genre. Tame Coromon and explore a vast world filled with thrilling turn-based battles, brain-twisting puzzles, and a mysterious threat to the world awaiting defeat. Nobody said being a Battle Researcher was easy!


  • turn-based
  • battle
  • rpg
  • collector
  • creature
  • japanese
  • pixel
  • collectathon
  • customization
  • jrpg
  • character
  • boss-fight
  • dungeon
  • in-battle
  • retro

8

Warriors Orochi 4 (2018)

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Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

The supreme "WARRIORS OROCHI" experience is here! The definitive installment of the "WARRIORS OROCHI 4", featuring all the content of the WARRIORS OROCHI 4: The Ultimate Upgrade Pack, is available now.


  • hack-and-slash
  • battle
  • crossover
  • musou
  • historical
  • combo
  • fight
  • action
  • combat
  • cooperative
  • online
  • visual-novel
  • open-world
  • arena
  • rpg

9

Call of Duty: Warzone (2020)

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Playstation 4 Android PC Windows Xbox One

Call of Duty: Warzone is a no nonsense battle royale game that takes the best from its contemporaries to craft a serious challenger in the genre. Players can customize their gameplay and enjoy tight, satisfying gunplay. It features an ingenious Gulag system and an original Plunder mode that adds much more tension to the game.


Pro:
  • Tight gunplay
  • Variety of customization options
  • Gulag system
  • Original Plunder mode
Cons:
  • Bland aesthetic
  • Unimaginative skins

  • shooter
  • first-person
  • squad
  • fps
  • battle
  • team
  • royale
  • multiplayer
  • inventory
  • world-war-2
  • fight
  • combat
  • survival
  • objective

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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Pro:
  • Innovative gameplay
  • Vibrant and lively atmosphere
  • Strategic maps without grids
  • Lots of fun characters with unique abilities
  • Smooth controls
Cons:
  • 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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