The Best Strategy turn-based Games for Linux - Page 2

Update : Total War: Pharaoh added at rank #8.
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Oaken (2022)

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Oaken, a turn-based tactical roguelike set in the spirit inhabited world. Explore the Great Oak, gather allies and trinkets, learn to use the positioning for your advantage, choose how to upgrade your cards. Wake the spirits and save the Oak!


  • turn-based
  • hex
  • battler
  • card
  • collector
  • creature
  • grid
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • deckbuilder
  • rogue-like
  • board-game
  • tabletop
  • deck

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Frozen Synapse (2011)

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Frozen Synapse is a thrilling PC, Mac, Linux and tablet (iOS/Android) strategy game. It brings the simultaneous turn-based strategy genre bang up-to-date and lets you give detailed, accurate orders to your squad. Classic gameplay with a modern interface!


  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • strategy
  • simultaneous
  • asynchronous
  • cyberpunk
  • cover
  • multiplayer

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Renowned Explorers: International Society (2015)

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Mac OS PC Windows Linux

In this strategic rogue-like you become a famous expedition leader in the 19th century. You form your own crew with the skills and personality to discover legendary treasures, while exploring randomized locations and stories on every new adventure.


  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • rogue-like
  • adventure
  • board-game
  • rpg
  • card
  • combat
  • exploration
  • replay-value

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Chroma Squad (2015)

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IOS iPhone Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

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.


What we like:
  • Simple mechanics
  • Charming pixel art style
  • Great soundtrack, Management sim elements
  • Entertaining story
What could be improved:
  • 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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Templar Battleforce (2015)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Android Mac OS Linux

Step into a Leviathan mech and command the Templar Knights in a thrilling battle against Xenos in Templar Battleforce! With extensive character progression, varied maps, and strategic turn-based combat, you'll be hooked. Recruit specialists, invent strategies, and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in this immersive tactical RPG!


What we like:
  • Addictive turn-based strategy
  • Extensive character progression
  • Inspiring squad customization
  • Rich and varied maps
  • Well-explained combat mechanics
What could be improved:
  • Steep learning curve
  • Repetitive music
  • Lack of game modes

  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • mech
  • rpg
  • strategy
  • corridor-to-corridor
  • capturing
  • perma-death
  • squad

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Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless (2023)

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PC Windows vita ps1 portable Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Playstation 3 ps2 Nintendo Switch ds Linux Mac OS

Disgaea is back and better than ever in Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless! Join Fuji as he embarks on a perilous journey of redemption, and experience unique features new to the Disgaea series!

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  • rpg
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • japanese
  • turn-based
  • anime
  • battle
  • jrpg
  • demons

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Farlanders (2023)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Farlanders is a turn-based city builder set on Mars, with a puzzle game mentality and an engaging story that challenges you to think about the right you have to change the face of a planet. You play as Marco, an architect who discovers that all is not what it seems. Balance resources, build structures and manage colony happiness in this demanding but rewarding space colony simulator.


What we like:
  • Vibrant visuals
  • Realistic environments
  • Dynamic building system
  • Strategic choices
  • Challenging gameplay
  • Turn-based city builder
  • Procedurally generated maps
What could be improved:
  • Complexity can be overwhelming for some players
  • Steep learning curve
  • Requires careful resource management

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

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Sid Meier's Civilization V (2010)

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Mac OS PC Windows Linux

Create, discover, and download new player-created maps, scenarios, interfaces, and more!


  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • military
  • empire
  • 4x
  • war
  • historical
  • resource
  • tile
  • economy
  • buildings
  • hex

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Kaiju Wars (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Linux Mac OS Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One

Play out a Kaiju movie as the (hopelessly) outclassed military in this stylish 2D turn-based strategy game. Construct buildings and defend your city with cannon-fodder tanks, jets and more as the devastating kaiju grow in power with every attack.

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  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • strategy
  • tanks
  • mech
  • isometric
  • base-building
  • pve

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Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension (2013)

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You are a God! You are master and ruler of a loyal nation. You have unimaginable powers at your disposal. You have claimed this world as yours. But there are others who stand in your way. You must defeat and destroy these pretenders. Only then can you ascend to godhood and become the new Pantokrator.

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  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • grand-strategy
  • fantasy
  • roleplaying
  • moddable
  • god-game

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