The Best Strategy turn-based Games for Xbox One

Update : Capes added at rank #25.
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Kingdom Rush Origins TD (2023)

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Xbox One IOS iPhone Android

Kingdom Rush Origins packs in a treasure trove of new content and features. Re-enter the world of Kingdom Rush: visit mysterious elven forests, magical faery realms, and even floating ruins of an ancient metropolis. Discover 8 new specialized tower upgrades with over 18 abilities.


  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • card
  • tower-defense
  • rpg
  • battler
  • japanese
  • historical
  • wave
  • boss-fight
  • pvp
  • grand-strategy
  • defence
  • tower

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Worms W.M.D (2016)

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Xbox One Linux Mac OS PC Windows

'Worms W.M.D' is a classic physics-based game featuring teams of pink invertebrates battling it out with an arsenal of ridiculous and comical weapons. This game brings back the original 2D engine and gameplay of the franchise, and introduces new elements such as random vehicle placements, turrets, buildings, and a crafting system.

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What we like:
  • Fun gameplay with new features like mechs, tanks, mortars, and stationary machine guns
  • Entertaining and addictive
  • Lots of replay value
What could be improved:
  • Some in-game text and menus are hard to read on larger screens
  • Crafting tutorial is "hidden" in one stage of the campaign mode

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

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UFC 5 (2023)

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Android Xbox One

EA SPORTS™ UFC® 5 is as real as it gets. Powered by Frostbite engine’s advanced rendering capabilities. All-new authentic damage system brings intensity and strategy of a fight to life. New Transition-Based Submissions make grappling feel more fluid and realistic.


  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • card
  • diplomacy
  • rpg
  • grand-strategy
  • wargame
  • japanese
  • immersive
  • 4x
  • sport
  • military
  • tactical
  • cooperative

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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
  • combat
  • workshop
  • battle
  • shooter
  • fantasy
  • action
  • war
  • cover

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The Banner Saga 2 (2016)

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

The Banner Saga 2 is a gripping Norse-inspired fantasy adventure that engages you with its exceptional narrative and captivating art direction. The game features a turn-based combat system that challenges your strategic thinking, new creatures and obstacles, and battles resolved through primary objectives rather than max-murdering the other side. Make difficult decisions that can lead to starvation, mutiny or death, while defying traditional conventions and rejecting typical rules of morality. The sequel is a must-play, with vastly improved combat, deep and rewarding narrative, and an immersive visual and sound design.


What we like:
  • Engaging narrative
  • Captivating art direction
  • Improved combat system
  • New creatures and obstacles
  • Battles resolved through primary objectives
What could be improved:
  • Difficult for new players who did not play the first game
  • Console controls are awkward and obtuse
  • Environmental art can make combat harder to navigate
  • Not very action-packed
  • Characters can die without notice

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

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King Arthur: Knight's Tale (2021)

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PC Windows j Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox One

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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Let's! Revolution (2023)

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Let’s! Revolution! is a colorful roguelite puzzle mashup about stopping a narcissistic King from ruining your world. Flip tiles to uncover the hidden path to the King. Use deductive reasoning to avoid his cronies or take them all down in strategic turn-based combat.


  • turn-based
  • rogue-like
  • tactical
  • grid
  • strategy
  • movement
  • dungeon-crawler
  • logic
  • tile
  • perma-death
  • class
  • hand-drawn
  • procedural
  • puzzle
  • colourful

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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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Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 (2023)

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85
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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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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
  • squad
  • xcom
  • battle
  • combat
  • warhammer-40k
  • cover

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