The Best Strategy turn-based Games for Playstation 5

Update : Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader added at rank #1.
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Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox One Mac OS Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Dive into the grim darkness of Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, where your decisions forge an empire or doom worlds. Command voidships, battle Chaos, and ally with unique crew in a universe brimming with peril and glory. Tactical combat and deep customization await in this epic RPG saga!


What we like:
  • Engaging story and well-developed characters
  • Rich, atmospheric Warhammer 40K setting
  • Extensive character customization
What could be improved:
  • Occasional bugs and technical issues
  • Some combat encounters may feel prolonged

  • turn-based
  • warhammer-40k
  • rpg
  • tactical
  • strategy
  • tabletop
  • cooperative
  • workshop
  • battle
  • combat
  • fantasy
  • shooter
  • action
  • war
  • cover

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King Arthur: Knight's Tale (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Play as Sir Mordred, the former black knight of the grim tales. You killed King Arthur, but with his dying breath, he struck you down. You both died – and yet, you both live. The Lady of the Lake wants you to finish what you have begun… in the twisted, dark realm of Avalon.


  • rpg
  • tactical
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • battle
  • combat
  • fantasy
  • grid
  • real-time
  • fight

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Jagged Alliance 3 (2023)

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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.


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

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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. 


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

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Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 (2023)

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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!


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

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The Last Spell (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5

The Last Spell is a captivating turn-based tactical RPG game where you'll lead a squad of heroes in a battle of survival again an endless swarm of brutal monsters. With procedurally generated enemy waves, unlockables, and a headbanger soundtrack, the game will keep you entertained until the real world collapses.


What we like:
  • Variety in runs and viable weapons
  • Immersive world and stunning graphics
  • Unique blend of strategy and RPG elements
  • Great soundtrack
  • Well-thought variation of wave defense strategy
What could be improved:
  • High time commitment required
  • Meta progression system is too essential

  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • rpg
  • strategy
  • rogue-like
  • fantasy
  • tower-defense
  • perma-death
  • post-apocalyptic
  • pixel
  • base-building
  • wave
  • dark

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Fuga: Melodies of Steel (2021)

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Playstation 4 PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Xbox One

Fuga: Melodies of Steel is an RPG where you place children, each with their own unique characteristics and skills, at different gun turrets in a tank to fight against the enemy.


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

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Inkulinati (2023)

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

Inkulinati is a turn-based strategy game straight from medieval manuscripts, where a rabbit’s bum can be deadlier than a dog's sword. Become a master of the Living Ink, build your own bestiary, defeat medieval superstars and collect perks to unleash hidden powers.


  • turn-based
  • medieval
  • strategy
  • rogue-like
  • deckbuilder
  • tactical
  • humor
  • hand-drawn
  • ink
  • pvp
  • funny

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Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters (2022)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox One Xbox Series X

Lead the Grey Knights in a turn-based RPG against chaos in Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters. With precision targeting, customised warriors, and evolving environments, engage in cinematic slaughter against mutated monstrosities and their minions. Follow the journey of elite warriors in a narrative penned by acclaimed author, Aaron Dembski-Bowden.


What we like:
  • Cover system is well-designed
  • Environmental damage adds more fun
  • Warhammer 40K fans will enjoy storyline, callbacks and lore
  • Mechanics are fine-tuned and better than other turn-based games.
What could be improved:
  • Randomized events generation can ruin a game
  • Difficulty slopes with the early game being hardest
  • Repetitive gameplay
  • Lack of basic info regarding enemies.

  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • strategy
  • xcom
  • squad
  • battle
  • combat
  • cover
  • warhammer-40k

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Age of Wonders 4 (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Age of Wonders 4 is a fantasy 4X game that allows players to create their own magical empires and explore new worlds with tactical turn-based battles. The game has an open-ended and endlessly replayable experience that adds a new chapter to your saga every time you play. With immersive storytelling and customizable empires, Age of Wonders 4 is a must-play for 4X and tactical battle fans.


What we like:
  • Great for 4X and tactical battle fans
  • Meta-game adds layer of customization
  • Modding-friendly
  • Immersive story and lore
  • More tactical battles with interesting terrain elements
What could be improved:
  • Lack of control over map size/type in single player mode
  • No huge campaign story in single player mode
  • Limited faction selection customization
  • World map AI could be improved during wars

  • 4x
  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • empire
  • fantasy
  • tactical
  • battle

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