The Best Squad strategy Games for Mac OS

Update, : Iratus: Lord of the Dead added at rank #6.
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012)

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PC Windows Playstation 3 Xbox 360 Mac OS Linux Android Xbox One vita

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based strategy game that puts you in charge of saving the Earth from a global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technology, and planning combat strategies. With over 70 missions worldwide and customizable soldiers, this game provides an immersive experience that appeals to players who enjoy turn-based strategy games.


Pros:
  • Engaging and strategic turn-based combat system
  • Variety of classes and abilities to customize soldiers and build squad
  • Impressive graphics and sound design
  • Strategic depth and replayability
  • Long War mod adds even more gameplay
Cons:
  • Long War mod can be frustrating with high difficulty

  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • aliens
  • squad
  • strategy
  • cover
  • combat
  • battle
  • war

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XCOM 2 (2016)

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XCOM 2 puts you in a fight for the survival of humanity against an alien force. Your job is to lead a squad of soldiers to liberate Earth. The game has an exciting blend of tactical, strategy, and RPG elements that will keep you glued to your screen.


Pros:
  • Fantastic turn-based tactics and strategy game
  • Highly engaging gameplay for all players
  • Great customization options for soldiers
  • Strict time pressure in most missions
  • Revamped soldier classes offer more game-changing abilities
Cons:
  • Long load times in and out of missions
  • Storyline is straightforward

  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • aliens
  • squad
  • strategy
  • cover
  • combat
  • war
  • sci-fi
  • battle
  • management

3

Company of Heroes 2 (2013)

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Experience the brutal battles of World War II's Eastern Front in Company of Heroes 2. With a focus on tactics over base-building, TrueSight technology, and dynamic weather, this game requires you to think carefully about your every move to succeed. Play as a Soviet soldier in the single-player campaign, or test your skills in the impressive multiplayer mode with detailed statistics and customization options. With engaging gameplay and excellent graphics and sound design, Company of Heroes 2 is a must-play for any real-time strategy game lover.


Pros:
  • Unique forces of WW2 with excellent unit skills and designs
  • Engaging campaign mechanics with excellent storytelling and scene-setting
  • Fun to be had with custom maps and mods
  • Great game for RTS fans
  • Entertaining and immersive gameplay
Cons:
  • Expensive DLC with necessary commanders to access special units and abilities
  • Missing content in skirmish mode unless DLC is purchased
  • Luck and balance changes can be annoying
  • Lack of access to bigger tanks and other units can be disappointing for some players

  • strategy
  • real-time
  • tactical
  • war
  • artillery
  • tanks
  • world-war-2
  • battle
  • squad
  • cover

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Phoenix Point (2019)

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PC Windows Mac OS Android Xbox One Playstation 5 stadia

The acclaimed strategy game from the creator of X-COM. Fight tactical battles on procedural maps against a foe that adapts to your tactics. Manage diplomacy and economy on a global scale. Research, explore, overcome. Now includes Steam Workshop support for mods!


  • tactical
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • aliens
  • squad
  • cover
  • transhumanism
  • post-apocalyptic
  • combat
  • grand-strategy

5

Chroma Squad (2015)

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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.


Pros:
  • Simple mechanics
  • Charming pixel art style
  • Great soundtrack, Management sim elements
  • Entertaining story
Cons:
  • 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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Iratus: Lord of the Dead (2020)

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Iratus: Lord of the Dead is a turn-based tactical roguelike RPG set in a dark fantasy universe. Lead an army of undead to help an angry necromancer in his quest to reach the surface world and bring death to the mortal realms!


  • rogue-like
  • turn-based
  • villain
  • dark
  • tactical
  • fantasy
  • battle
  • strategy
  • protagonist
  • rpg
  • dungeon
  • goth
  • squad
  • dungeon-crawler
  • combat

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Company of Heroes 2: The British Forces (2015)

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This latest multiplayer standalone entry in the COH2 series features this iconic Allied army. Experience a unique tech-tree that challenges the player to balance the constant trade-off between mobility and defense. Surprise opponents with your development choices and an open end game configuration.


  • strategy
  • real-time
  • world-war-2
  • tanks
  • artillery
  • war
  • tactical
  • battle
  • squad
  • cover
  • single-player
  • resource
  • vehicle

8

This Is the Police 2 (2018)

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Interpret the law as you see fit! Run the sheriff’s department, manage your cops, make tough decisions – and try to keep out of prison yourself – in this story-driven mixture of adventure, strategy, and turn-based tactical combat.


  • crime
  • management
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • turn-based
  • drama
  • simulation
  • narrative
  • squad
  • detective
  • stealth
  • police
  • story
  • political

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Rebel Cops (2019)

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Rebel Cops is a spin-off game from This Is the Police, which exclusively features the series' turned-based tactical operations. Lead a rag-tag squad of cops in rebellion against their town's new criminal power, and see how long you can hold out when you're constantly short on supplies, and a single shot can cost a cop his life. - You’re not exactly the police, but you're the only ones on the side or justice- Gunfights are thrilling, but stealth is key- Explore, scavenge, and watch your back - Take the high road, or the low road


  • turn-based
  • spin-off
  • tactical
  • stealth
  • crime
  • squad
  • strategy
  • sandbox
  • war

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Broken Lines (2020)

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Broken Lines is a story-driven tactical RPG set in an alternate-history version of WWII. Lead a squad of soldiers and face the horrors of war. In the included expansion, 'The Dead and the Drunk', guide your troops through fights against both the living and the undead.


  • tactical
  • turn-based
  • alternate
  • outbreak
  • real-time
  • war
  • perma-death
  • hex
  • squad
  • multiple-endings
  • strategy
  • isometric
  • cover
  • combat
  • historical

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