28 Best Turn-based Tactical games for Nintendo Switch

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The best 28 Turn-based Tactical games for Nintendo Switch daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Nintendo Switch. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Ambition released the 30 December 2018 and ranked #14, Wargroove released the 30 December 2018 and ranked #20, Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics released the 3 October 2018 and ranked #15.

1# Into the Breach - 2018

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Control powerful mechs from the future to defeat an alien threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game.

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2# Mario Rabbids: Kingdom Battle - Donkey Kong Adventure - 2018

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Embark in an epic battle against a vengeful Rabbid Kong who uses his new powers to take over a mysterious island. Donkey Kong, Rabbid Peach, and a moody new Rabbid hero, Rabbid Cranky, will team up on a journey across four brand-new environments. Discover a world full of reinvented tactical gameplay, new enemies, and secrets to uncover.

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3# Valkyria Chronicles 4 - 2018

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A Continent Engulfed in the Bitter Flames of War! Commander Claude Wallace and his childhood friends set out to fight in a desperate war, but bone-chilling blizzards, waves of imperial soldiers, and the godlike powers of the Valkyria stand between them and victory.

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4# The Banner Saga 3 - 2014

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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 has won over 20 awards and been nominated for 4 BAFTA awards.

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5# Mario Rabbids: Kingdom Battle - 2017

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This is the story of an unexpected encounter between Mario and the irreverent Rabbids. The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the Rabbids into the once-peaceful area, splintering this beloved land. To bring order back to the Kingdom, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi team up with Rabbids heroes in a journey through four different worlds.

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6# Worms W.M.D - 2016

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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.

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7# SteamWorld Heist - 2016

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Join Captain Piper Faraday, smuggler and occasional pirate, as she recruits a rag-tag team of steam-driven robots and sets out on a daring adventure. With your hearty crew you’ll board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your robots with unique abilities, weapons – and even stylish hats!

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8# Fire Emblem - 2017

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Fire Emblem is a tactical role-playing game for the Game Boy Advance, developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. It is the seventh main game of the Fire Emblem series, the second in the series to be released for the Game Boy Advance. As the first Fire Emblem game released outside Japan, the game was likened favorably to Advance Wars, another tactical game by the same developer. Fire Emblem is a turn-based tactical role-playing game in which players move a small group of units around a square-based grid, battling their enemies in order to complete a certain predefined objective.

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9# Disgaea 1 Complete - 2018

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To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Disgaea series, the groundbreaking game that started it all returns for modern consoles in beautiful HD. Remote Play requires PS Vita system and sufficiently robust Wi-Fi connection. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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10# Disgaea 5 Complete 5 - 2017

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Disgaea 5 Complete is a strategy RPG that offers hundreds of hours of over-the-top, award-winning gameplay. The game includes all 8 bonus scenarios, 4 fan-favorite characters, and 3 character classes that were originally DLC in the PlayStation®4 release of Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance.

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11# Tiny Metal - 2017

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Craft unique strategies and outmaneuver your foes in TINY METAL, a turn-based Japanese wargame! With new tactical options, you will command over 16 tactically diverse units, flank, assault, deploy heroes from orbital dropships, and focus the firepower of multiple units to even out otherwise disastrous odds.

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12# Fire Emblem Warriors - 2017

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Take direct control of known and original Fire Emblem characters, issue them strategic commands in the midst of battle, pair up heroes to unleash stunning attacks, and more. Unlock new playable heroes, each with their own unique moves, special attacks, weapon types, and voiced dialogue in this large-scale action game from the Hyrule Warriors team. Battle as fan-favorite Fire Emblem heroes, like Chrom, Corrin, Ryoma, Marth, Xander and more, each with unique moves, special attacks, weapon types, and voiced dialogue.

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13# Super Dungeon Tactics - 2016

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Super Dungeon® Tactics is a classic turn-based game featuring exciting, new gameplay mechanics. Along with traditional RPG characters making you feel right at home, the dynamic gameplay will keep you on your toes.

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14# Ambition - 2018

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Ambition is a 2D strategy RPG game that explores a village with teleporters to dangerous dungeons. In this strange and quirky world, battle bosses like a one-eyed turtle with a fancy tophat, a giant centipede that lurks quietly in the desert, and many more!

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15# Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics - 2018

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Led by Eric Badger Harris, your team of allied warriors must battle behind enemy lines in the midst of World War II. Cthulhu like never before with Mythos-inspired enemies and a story-driven campaign handcrafted by John Houlihan which ties directly into the pen and paper roleplaying game narrative. - BATTLE through each and every mission, from stealthy reconnaissance to all-out bullet storms, to thwart the enemy at every turn and reveal the scale of the evil they plan.

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16# This Is the Police 2 - 2018

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Interpret the law as you see fit! Run the sheriff’s department, manage your cops, make tough decisions – and try to keep out of prison yourself – in this story-driven mixture of adventure, strategy, and turn-based tactical combat.

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17# Wasteland 2 Director's Cut - 2014

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From the Producer of the original Fallout comes Wasteland 2! With over 80 hours of gameplay, deck out your Ranger squad with the most devastating weaponry this side of the fallout zone, test the limits of your strategy skills, and bring justice to the wasteland - the choices are yours, but so are the consequences.

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18# Ash of Gods: Redemption - 2018

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Ash of Gods: Redemption is a turn-based RPG that combines tactical combat, CCG elements, and a constantly evolving story in which no one is safe from death, including the main characters.

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19# Exorder - 2018

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Exorder is one of those not overly-complicated tactical turn-based games with simple rules and dangerous depths. It features a single-player fantasy campaign and a multiplayer skirmishes, both online and offline.

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20# Wargroove - 2018

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Take to the battlefield with Wargroove, a strategy game for up to 4 players! Choose your Commander and wage turn-based war on battling factions. Design and share maps, cut-scenes and campaigns with easy-to-use editors and in-depth customization tools!

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22# Mercenaries Saga Chronicles - 2018

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Unable to protect Prince Laz from the poison of an assassin, he sets off on a mission to find the antidote. Maps with variable terrains that are decisive in battle – take advantage of your starting position to assist teammates and strike enemies in the back . Enhanced gameplay experience on the Nintendo Switch: redesigned to perfectly fit a 16:9 resolution.

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23# Prodigy - 2017

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Prodigy is a tactical turn-based game set in a fantastic world of Thasys, torn in a never ending war. While one side is preparing an attack, the other one sets the defense or counter-attack - making the game dynamic and engaging for both players at the time. Harmony brings balance and aids team in the battle, allowing them to gain power to cast their special abilities.

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24# Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs - Royal Edition - 2017

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Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs is a tactical RPG about the restoration of a fallen kingdom to its former glory. Embark on an adventure that will remind you of your best jRPG experiences - assemble a party of valiant individuals, manage your realms, forge alliances, and vanquish your foes in challenging turn-based combat! After your fathers passing you inherit a wondrous land far, far away... Theres a catch, however, your realm is drowning in terrible debt.

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25# Ambition of the Slimes - 2014

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A new spin on strategy RPG gaming! Slimes, the weakest of RPG characters, can take over an enemy unit and fight! This twist on the genre allows Slimes of various types to take over and control a broad range of powerful human units - it's a wonderful underdog story!

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