The Best Strategy turn-based Games for Linux

Update, : Farlanders added at rank #10.
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Worms W.M.D (2016)

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The worms are back in their most destructive game yet. With a gorgeous, hand-drawn 2D look, brand new weapons, the introduction of crafting, vehicles and buildings plus the return of some much-loved classic weapons and gameplay, Worms W.M.D is the best worms experience ever.


  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • team
  • artillery
  • mech
  • online
  • crafting
  • local
  • tanks
  • classic
  • multiplayer
  • battle
  • tactical
  • ninja
  • physics

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Sid Meier's Civilization VI (2017)

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Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. Play as one of 20 historical leaders including Roosevelt (America) and Victoria (England).


  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • empire
  • military
  • tile
  • 4x
  • city-building
  • war
  • tactical
  • historical
  • economy
  • resource
  • combat
  • card
  • hex

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Chroma Squad (2015)

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Tactical RPG about 5 stunt actors who decide to quit their jobs and start their own Power Rangers-inspired TV show! Cast actors, upgrade your studio, craft Mechas of cardboard and duct tape. Once the cameras are rolling, control your cast of 5 colored-jumpsuit-clad warriors in turn-based battles.


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

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012)

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

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Total War: WARHAMMER II (2017)

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Strategy gaming perfected. A breath-taking campaign of exploration, expansion and conquest across a fantasy world. Turn-based civilisation management and real-time epic strategy battles with thousands of troops and monsters at your command.


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

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Sid Meieras CivilizationA VI (2016)

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Civilization VI is the newest installment in the award winning Civilization Franchise. Expand your empire, advance your culture and go head-to-head against history’s greatest leaders. Will your civilization stand the test of time?

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  • 4x
  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • empire
  • head-to-head
  • military
  • historical
  • grand-strategy
  • console-quality
  • empire-building

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Total War: WARHAMMER (2016)

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Addictive turn-based empire-building with colossal, real-time battles, all set in a world of legendary heroes, giant monsters, flying creatures and storms of magical power.


  • strategy
  • battle
  • real-time
  • historical
  • tactical
  • turn-based
  • war
  • empire
  • military
  • grand-strategy

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The Banner Saga (2014)

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Live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Make allies as you travel with your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape. Carefully choose those who will help fight a new threat that jeopardizes an entire civilization.


  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • rpg
  • strategy
  • battle
  • combat
  • mythology
  • grid
  • narrative
  • fantasy

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SteamWorld Heist (2015)

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Command a steam-driven pirate crew in a series of epic tactical shootouts in SteamWorld Heist. This is turn-based strategy with a twist: You manually aim the guns of your robots, allowing for insane skill shots and bullet-bouncing action!


  • turn-based
  • robots
  • strategy
  • steampunk
  • tactical
  • cover
  • pirates

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Farlanders (2023)

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Terraform, strategize, and construct a Martian colony in this retro-inspired turn-based city builder. Create a comfortable living for your citizens, research alien artifacts, and uncover the secrets of the Red Planet.


  • colony
  • mars
  • resource-management
  • turn-based
  • building
  • city-building
  • base-building
  • strategy
  • simulation
  • space
  • procedural
  • -
  • management
  • pixel
  • survival

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