The Best Tactical Games for Playstation 5

Update : Capes added at rank #20.
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Unicorn Overlord (2024)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox Series X j Xbox Series X/s

Unicorn Overlord is mesmerizing blend of strategy and RPG magic by Vanillaware. Command Prince Alain in a high-stakes quest to reclaim his kingdom, mastering intricate battles and forging alliances. With a vast world teeming with secrets, strategic depth, and a cast that grows on you, every decision shapes your legacy. Are you ready to lead?


What we like:
  • Deep strategic gameplay with real-time and pause mechanics
  • Extensive character customization enhances tactical depth
  • Engaging story with memorable side quests
  • Beautiful hand-drawn artwork and immersive soundtrack
  • Rich world-building through character interactions
What could be improved:
  • Generic main storyline
  • Managing large armies can become tedious

  • tactical
  • rpg
  • strategy
  • battle
  • real-time
  • japanese
  • combat
  • pause
  • narrative
  • empire
  • fight
  • fantasy

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Tactics Ogre: Reborn (2022)

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Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Tactics Ogre: Reborn is a must-play for fans of strategy RPGs. This game features slow-paced gameplay that will make you think carefully about your moves. The story is full of political intrigue and compelling characters that are sure to keep you engaged from start to finish. With a permadeath system that makes each life matter, the stakes are high, and there's never a dull moment. This game may not be the easiest to get into, but once you do, you'll find yourself hooked.


What we like:
  • Slow-paced gameplay
  • Compelling story
  • Permadeath system
  • Engaging characters
  • High stakes
What could be improved:
  • Not very accessible for beginners
  • Can be challenging
  • UI may be frustrating for some players
  • Difficulty increase unbalanced sometimes

  • tactical
  • rpg
  • remake
  • battle
  • strategy
  • card
  • turn-based
  • isometric
  • war
  • classic
  • political

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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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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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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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Miasma Chronicles (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X/s Xbox Series X Playstation 5

From the creators of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden comes a beautifully crafted tactical adventure you won’t forget. Embark on a quest across a post-apocalyptic wasteland torn apart by a savage force known only as the ‘Miasma’.


  • tactical
  • post-apocalyptic
  • turn-based
  • stealth
  • cover
  • strategy
  • combat
  • rpg
  • robots

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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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Lost Eidolons (2022)

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Xbox One Playstation 5 Xbox Series X PC Windows

Lost Eidolons is a turn-based tactical RPG with a gripping cinematic narrative, set in a waning empire riven by civil war. Take on the role of a charming mercenary captain, Eden, and lead his band of allies through epic encounters on a classic turn-based battlefield.


  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • rpg
  • strategy
  • medieval
  • combat
  • grid
  • battle
  • fantasy

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Aliens: Dark Descent (2023)

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Playstation 4 Xbox One Playstation 5 PC Windows Xbox Series X/s Xbox Series X

In Aliens: Dark Descent, you'll command a squad of Colonial Marines to halt a horrifying Xenomorph outbreak. With open levels, strategic gameplay, and intense squad shooting, you'll be kept on the edge of your seat. Customize your soldiers, manage your resources, and outsmart the deadliest creature mankind has ever faced. Can you stop the outbreak before it's too late?


What we like:
  • Immersive gameplay with a unique twist
  • Variety of enemies and maps
  • Rewarding squad building mechanics
  • Solid sound design
  • Well-executed level and environmental design
What could be improved:
  • Unmemorable characters
  • Limited customization options

  • squad
  • real-time
  • tactical
  • strategy
  • aliens
  • stealth
  • horror
  • survival-horror

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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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