The Best Grid Games

Update : Rockets, Planes, Soldiers added at rank #50.
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Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection (2023)

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Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Dive into the electrifying world of Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol. 1! Unleash your ultimate deck of special moves in grid-based battles, explore the net for rare BattleChips, and fight network crime with Lan Hikari and MegaMan.EXE. With improved graphics, engaging gameplay, and a jammin' soundtrack, this action-packed collection will keep you on the edge of your seat!

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What we like:
  • Nostalgic gameplay
  • Enhanced online features
  • Improved graphics and music
  • Polished story and balanced gameplay
  • Unique playstyles with style changes
What could be improved:
  • Confusing maps
  • Lack of quality of life improvements
  • Inability to play offline

  • rpg
  • battle
  • grid
  • card
  • online
  • compilation
  • dungeon
  • classic
  • trading
  • sprite
  • combat
  • retro
  • platform
  • real-time
  • action

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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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Let's! Revolution (2023)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch PC Windows Mac OS j Xbox Series X/s

Let’s! Revolution! is a colorful roguelite puzzle mashup about stopping a narcissistic King from ruining your world. Flip tiles to uncover the hidden path to the King. Use deductive reasoning to avoid his cronies or take them all down in strategic turn-based combat.

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  • turn-based
  • rogue-like
  • tactical
  • grid
  • strategy
  • movement
  • dungeon-crawler
  • logic
  • tile
  • perma-death
  • class
  • hand-drawn
  • procedural
  • puzzle
  • colourful

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Nonograms! (2024)

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Android PC Windows

Nonograms is a relaxing puzzle game where you use logic and creativity. Your goal is to reveal hidden pictures by filling in specific grid cells, based on numerical clues provided for each row and column. The games in this genre are also known as Picross, Griddlers, Pic-a-Pix, Hanjie, etc.


  • steampunk
  • logic
  • puzzle
  • board-game
  • scrolling
  • grid
  • tabletop
  • relaxing
  • education
  • replay-value
  • family-friendly
  • 2d
  • abstract

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Vestaria Saga II: The Sacred Sword of Silvanister (2022)

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PC Windows

Vestaria Saga II continues the adventures of Zade, bringing the tales of him and his companions to a thrilling, satisfying end. They will encounter allies both new and old while uncovering more mysteries behind the vile Margulites and their plan to plunge Vestaria into a new age of darkness.


  • turn-based
  • grid
  • rpg
  • wargame
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • hex
  • movement
  • class
  • character
  • anime
  • pixel
  • fantasy
  • customization
  • rng

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Tents & Trees (2018)

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Android IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch

Place a tent next to each tree in this original nature puzzle game! The numbers around the grid tell you how many tents must be placed in each row and column. Be careful, tents can’t touch each other. Don't guess! Use your logic and carefully plan your every move. Each level has only one unique solution. Come up with your own strategies for solving larger grids and more-challenging levels.


  • grid
  • more-challenging
  • family
  • puzzle
  • pretend
  • nature

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Chessformer (2022)

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IOS iPhone PC Windows

Chessformer is a grid-based puzzle platformer with Chess pieces. The goal in each level is to capture the opposing king, who is lazy and never moves, so don't worry about losing any pieces.

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  • chess
  • movement
  • grid
  • logic
  • board-game
  • puzzle
  • mouse
  • relaxing
  • 2d

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Bonfire Peaks (2020)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

A difficult open world puzzle game about climbing mysterious ruins and setting fire to your belongings.


  • sokoban
  • voxel
  • puzzle
  • nonlinear
  • movement
  • grid
  • cinematic
  • emotional
  • 3d
  • stylized
  • atmospheric
  • relaxing
  • third-person
  • pixel
  • difficult

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FIGHT KNIGHT (2021)

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PC Windows Playstation 4

The mysterious Tower has risen again, shrouding the land in darkness. Do you have what it takes to climb through its twisted halls and reach the top, where great treasure awaits? FIGHT KNIGHT is a unique mix of first-person dungeon crawler and high-speed action game, with thrilling real-time combat and challenging puzzles to solve. Equip your character with powerful moves and gauntlets, and fight your way past clever enemies that work together to defeat you. Conquer the Tower and be the hero who saves the land!

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What we like:
  • Unique and engaging combat system
  • Charm and style in visuals, music, and dialogue
  • Linear gameplay with light puzzles and boss battles
  • Plenty of replayability with potential new game+ run
  • Non-roguelite dungeon crawler
What could be improved:
  • Some puzzles can be a pain to get through
  • Frantic combat can get too difficult
  • Restocking on potions is monotonous
  • Linear gameplay

  • movement
  • beat-em-up
  • dungeon-crawler
  • fantasy
  • grid
  • dark
  • souls
  • comedy
  • rpg
  • pixel
  • first-person
  • hack-and-slash
  • rhythm
  • retro
  • cartoony

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Vaporum: Lockdown (2020)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Mac OS Linux Playstation 4

Experience the danger and secrets of the steampunk world as Ellie Teller in Vaporum: Lockdown. With challenging combat, puzzle-solving, and RPG-style upgrades, immerse yourself in the intriguing world of the tower of Arx Vaporum. Uncover hidden secrets, unique enemies, and thrilling adventures in this first-person game. Are you ready to escape and survive?


What we like:
  • Fun and rewarding gameplay with dynamic combat and exploration
  • Simple skill tree system that allows for unique builds
  • Engaging story with interesting collectibles
  • Accessible to players unfamiliar with the genre
  • Great style and graphics
What could be improved:
  • Puzzles can become tedious and repetitive
  • Boss fights can be long and dissatisfying
  • Use of present-day language clashes with the game's historical setting
  • Character progression options can feel experimental and not worth investing in

  • dungeon-crawler
  • steampunk
  • grid
  • rpg
  • old-school
  • gadget
  • real-time
  • reflexes
  • puzzle
  • tactical

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