The Best Strategy turn-based Games for Mac OS

Update, : Farlanders added at rank #12.
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Worms W.M.D (2016)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Mac OS Linux Playstation 4 Xbox One

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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The Banner Saga 2 (2016)

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The award-winning adventure continues in Banner Saga 2! This epic, story-based, role-playing game continues its emotional journey across a breaking world. Bold leadership decisions, wise use of resources, and skillful battle tactics are vital to ensure your viking clans make it through alive.

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  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • battle
  • strategy
  • rpg
  • combat
  • narrative
  • story
  • grid
  • fantasy
  • hand-drawn

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Sid Meier's Civilization VI (2017)

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Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone Mac OS Linux PC Windows

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

4

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

5

XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012)

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

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

6

Total War: WARHAMMER II (2017)

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PC Windows Linux Mac OS

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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The Banner Saga 3 (2018)

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Banner Saga 3 is the epic conclusion to a sweeping viking saga six years in the making. This strategic RPG, acclaimed for its strong story and compelling characters has won over 20 awards and been nominated for 4 BAFTA awards.


  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • strategy
  • rpg
  • story

9

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

10

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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