The Best Strategy turn-based Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : Fire Emblem Engage added at rank #8.
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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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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022)

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Nintendo Switch

Team up with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi, and their friends on a galactic journey to defeat a malevolent entity and save your Spark companions. Explore planets throughout the galaxy as you uncover mysterious secrets and compelling quests!

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  • tactical
  • turn-based
  • battle
  • grid
  • strategy
  • cover
  • combat
  • crossover
  • rpg
  • puzzle
  • exploration
  • fight

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The Banner Saga 2 (2016)

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

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.


  • 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

5

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.

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

6

Battlestar Galactica Deadlock (2017)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4

In Battlestar Galactica Deadlock™ you’ll take command of the Colonial Fleet in defense of the Twelve Colonies during the First Cylon War. Lead many different types of ships in this 3D tactical game. Every decision counts, your strategy will be vital – can you ensure mankind’s survival?

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  • tactical
  • sims
  • space
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • battle
  • sci-fi
  • war
  • simulation
  • fight
  • bsg
  • combat
  • action-game
  • entertainment

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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (2018)

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Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4

A tactical game combining the turn-based combat of XCOM with story, exploration, stealth, and strategy. Take control of a team of Mutants navigating a post-human Earth. Created by a team including former HITMAN leads and the designer of PAYDAY.

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  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • stealth
  • post-apocalyptic
  • combat
  • strategy
  • rpg
  • real-time
  • exploration
  • cover
  • squad
  • xcom
  • battle

8

Fire Emblem Engage (2023)

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Nintendo Switch

Become the Divine Dragon and save the continent of Elyos! Summon valiant heroes like Marth & Celica alongside a new cast of characters and engage in turn-based, tactical combat against a great evil in this new Fire Emblem story.


  • tactical
  • battle
  • rpg
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • grid
  • combat
  • anime
  • narrative
  • fight
  • japanese
  • war
  • skill
  • remake

9

Sid Meieras CivilizationA VI (2016)

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

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?


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

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Battle Brothers (2017)

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Battle Brothers is a turn based tactical RPG which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go, whom to hire or to fight, what contracts to take and how to train and equip your men in a procedurally generated open world campaign.

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  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • medieval
  • rpg
  • strategy
  • battle
  • combat
  • fantasy
  • open-world
  • class-system

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