The Best Strategy turn-based Games - Page 2

Update : Inkbound added at rank #50.
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UFC 5 (2023)

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Android Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

EA SPORTS™ UFC® 5 is as real as it gets. Powered by Frostbite engine’s advanced rendering capabilities. All-new authentic damage system brings intensity and strategy of a fight to life. New Transition-Based Submissions make grappling feel more fluid and realistic.


  • turn-based
  • card
  • strategy
  • diplomacy
  • rpg
  • grand-strategy
  • wargame
  • japanese
  • immersive
  • 4x
  • sport
  • military
  • tactical
  • cooperative

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Jagged Alliance 3 (2023)

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Review score
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Xbox One PC Windows Xbox Series X l Playstation 5 Playstation 4

In Jagged Alliance 3, you're a skilled mercenary on a thrilling adventure in the chaotic nation of Grand Chien. Recruit unique characters, engage in strategic turn-based combat, and make decisions that shape the future. Explore the open world, defend against enemies, and join forces with friends in online co-op mode in this immersive RPG.

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What we like:
  • Deep and engaging turn-based strategy
  • Hilarious dialogue and engaging gameplay
  • Precise obstacle and terrain consideration in combat
  • Diverse cast of characters with unique abilities
  • Rich and immersive open-world exploration
What could be improved:
  • Clunky movement and pathfinding
  • Humor may not appeal to all
  • Map design could be improved

  • tactical
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • squad
  • rpg
  • combat
  • cover

13

SpellForce: Conquest of Eo - Demon Scourge (2023)

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Playstation 5 j Xbox Series X PC Windows

On a journey to great magical might, explore and control the lands of Eo in this ever-changing turn-based strategy role-playing game. Field armies and heroes in tactical combat, finish hundreds of quests, and gather spells and artefacts to become the most powerful mage of all. 

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  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • rpg
  • fantasy
  • 4x
  • dwarf
  • grand-strategy
  • crafting
  • lore
  • real-time
  • battle
  • horses
  • military
  • combat

14

Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 (2023)

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85
Review score
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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

The sequel to the captivating tale of Fuga: Melodies of Steel has arrived! This turn-based RPG is back with a ramped up battle system for more strategy, as well as a brand new event system that gives you more thrilling choices to affect your experience!

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  • turn-based
  • rpg
  • japanese
  • tactical
  • strategy
  • jrpg
  • tanks
  • war

15

Panzer Corps 2 (2020)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone

Experience World War II from the Axis perspective in Panzer Corps 2's massive branching campaign with over a thousand unique units, challenging you to use strategy and tactics to outsmart your enemies, not just outclick them. With a comprehensive modding system, the game will offer endless replayability. Whether you want to challenge your friends online, or enjoy user-created content, Panzer Corps 2 is the ultimate wargame experience.


What we like:
  • Fun turn-based wargame with great attention to detail and awesome visuals
  • Random Scenario generator adds tons of replayability and variety
  • Combination of all the good parts of previous Panzer General/Corps games combined into one
  • Lovely visuals and solid engine
  • Some interesting (albeit somewhat half-baked) mechanisms, such as splitting your unit to facilitate encirclements.
What could be improved:
  • No grand map
  • Mission tree cut down to total victory or game over, no interesting mission paths
  • Little infantry variation
  • Potential for more alt history campaigns and areas to explore

  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • world-war-2
  • tactical
  • historical
  • artillery
  • tanks
  • wargame
  • war
  • hex
  • battle
  • card

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Total War: WARHAMMER II (2017)

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PC Windows Linux Mac OS

Total War: WARHAMMER II is an epic strategy game where you choose from 4 unique factions to save or destroy a fantasy world. With turn-based open-world campaign and tactical real-time battles, you can immerse yourself in a deep campaign or challenge players worldwide in multiplayer. With hundreds of hours of gameplay and each playthrough being different, you can level up Legendary Lords and Heroes, build alliances or declare total war, and control thousands-strong legions of soldiers with great military strategies, magic, and ferocious creatures.


What we like:
  • Expansive map and factions
  • Addition of new heroes and abilities
  • Introduces magic and abilities to the battles
  • Exciting to play and win
What could be improved:
  • No economy, diplomacy, religion, spies, trading or dynastic marriages
  • Battles are simpler than in Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms

  • strategy
  • battle
  • real-time
  • tactical
  • turn-based
  • fantasy
  • naval
  • war
  • resource
  • dinosaurs
  • empire
  • economy
  • historical
  • grand
  • military

17

Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach (2017)

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86
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PC Windows

Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach is a fun and cool turn-based 3D wargame that allows you to engage in Space Marine-on-ork violence on an intimate scale. You get to lead your units through two campaigns, leveling them and choosing your tactics wisely to outmaneuver your enemies. Despite its roughness, Sanctus Reach is a great addition to the Warhammer 40K line-up that fans will enjoy.


What we like:
  • Fun and tactical turn-based combat
  • Wide variety of units with customizable armies
  • Levelling system for units
  • Easily accessible for tabletop fans on a budget
  • Good value for money with lengthy campaigns and DLC options.
What could be improved:
  • Poor storytelling and lack of character development
  • Limited factions and missing units from the codex
  • No sync kill and lack of eye and ear candy.

  • strategy
  • warhammer-40k
  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • tabletop
  • cooperative
  • workshop
  • fantasy
  • battle
  • rpg
  • shooter
  • combat
  • war
  • dice
  • real-time

18

Clash of Clans (2012)

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IOS iPhone Mac OS PC Windows Android

Customize your village, build an army and crush your opponents. Like using friendship to strike fear into your enemies? Join a Clan, or establish a Clashing legacy by creating your own in one of the best online strategy game on mobile.


  • japanese
  • card
  • strategy
  • rpg
  • pvp
  • tactical
  • battle
  • anime
  • turn-based
  • jrpg
  • empire
  • trading
  • multiplayer
  • battler

19

XCOM 2 (2016)

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PC Windows Linux Mac OS Xbox One Playstation 4

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.


What we like:
  • 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
What could be improved:
  • Long load times in and out of missions
  • Storyline is straightforward

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

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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.


What we like:
  • 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
What could be improved:
  • Long War mod can be frustrating with high difficulty

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

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