50 Best Turn-based Tactical games for PC Windows

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The best 50 Turn-based Tactical games for PC Windows daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for PC Windows. 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 Phantom Doctrine released the 30 December 2018 and ranked #13, Space Hulk: Tactics released the 8 October 2018 and ranked #11, Frozen Synapse 2 released the 12 September 2018 and ranked #8.

1# XCOM 2 - 2016

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Facing impossible odds you must rebuild XCOM, and ignite a global resistance to reclaim our world and save humanity. New open-ended gameplay lets you decide where to guide your strike team, how to grow popular support, and when to combat enemy counter-operations. RESEARCH, DEVELOP AND UPGRADE: Configure and build rooms on the Avenger to give XCOM new capabilities on the battlefield.

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2# 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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3# 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# Templar Battleforce - 2015

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Templar Battleforce is an addictive mix of strategic combat and army building with the precision of an RPG. Step into the pilot suit of a Leviathan mech and lead the Templar Knights in battle against fierce enemies.

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7# 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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8# Frozen Synapse 2 - 2018

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Frozen Synapse 2 is the sequel to the award-winning turn-based tactical game. Command your squads in a vast procedurally generated city: enter any building, perform any mission, execute any strategy.

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9# Expeditions: Viking - 2017

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Circa 790 AD. A small band of Norse warriors lands on the shores of England. History may have forgotten their names, but their actions live on. As the chieftain of your clan, let ambition guide your choices in the party-based RPG Expeditions: Viking. How will history remember you?

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10# Valkyria Chronicles Remastered - 2016

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Two sequels were released for PlayStation Portable, Sony's handheld gaming console: Valkyria Chronicles II in 2010, and Valkyria Chronicles III in 2011. Valkyria Chronicles is a tactical role-playing game in which the player uses a unique turn-based battle system called BLiTZ (Battle of Live Tactical Zones). During their turn the player views an overhead map in Command Mode, but zooms in to control each individual unit on the battlefield in Action Mode. Taking command of individual units during the player's phase costs Command Points, which can be used dynamically to grant movement to many different units or the same unit consecutively with diminishing AP reserve, depending on what the player wants to accomplish.

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11# Space Hulk: Tactics - 2018

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Space Hulk: Tactics is a faithful adaptation of the board game Space Hulk, set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, bringing a unique twist to the cult classic formula. Engage in bloody battles as either a squad of Terminator Space Marines or the deadly alien Genestealers.

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12# Frozen Synapse Prime - 2015

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Take on the role of Tactics, leading a rebel faction to overthrow a powerful corporation controlling the virtual city of Markov Geist. Control an elite strike team of futuristic soldiers; plot paths and issue orders to your units, test your plans and predict your opponent in each turn.

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13# Phantom Doctrine - 2018

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The year is 1983. The world teeters on the verge of destruction as the Cold War tightens its icy grip. East or West: trust no one, question everything. The fate of humanity rests in your hands as you pit spy versus spy in tactical Phantom Doctrine.

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14# Chroma Squad - 2017

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Chroma Squad is a tactical RPG about five stunt actors who decide to quit their jobs and start their own Power Rangers-inspired TV show! Customize your TV studio: hire actors, upgrade your gear, do marketing, craft weapons, costumes and giant cardboard robots!.

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15# Total War: WARHAMMER II - 2017

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Strategy gaming perfected. A breath-taking campaign of exploration, expansion and conquest across a fantasy world. Turn-based civilisation management and real-time epic strategy battles with thousands of troops and monsters at your command.

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16# 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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17# Renowned Explorers: International Society - 2015

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In this strategic rogue-like you become a famous expedition leader in the 19th century. You form your own crew with the skills and personality to discover legendary treasures, while exploring randomized locations and stories on every new adventure.

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18# Atlas Reactor - 2016

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Face off in fast-paced, turn-based PvP with Atlas Reactor – a competitive, fully Free-to-Play game that fuses simultaneous turns with team tactics. Read minds, master customizable Freelancers, and outwit your enemies in a world where a 20-second turn can change the tide of battle.

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19# Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War - 2018

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Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War brings you to a world of terror and violence. Four factions will engage in a brutal war for dominance over the planet’s resources. In the first turn-based 4X strategy game set in Warhammer 40,000 you will lead one of four unique factions.

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20# Invisible, Inc. - 2016

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"Take control of Invisible's agents in the field and infiltrate the world's most dangerous corporations. Stealth, precision, and teamwork are essential in high-stakes, high-profit missions, where every move may cost an agent their life."

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21# Xenonauts - 2014

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Xenonauts is a strategy game in which you control a multi-national military organisation defending a Cold War-era Earth from alien invasion, using small squads of persistent soldiers to eliminate the extraterrestrials and recover their technology in turn-based ground combat.

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22# Battlestar Galactica Deadlock - 2017

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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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23# Blackguards 2 - 2015

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Blackguards 2 is a turn-based strategy-RPG and will deliver challenging hexfield battles and a gritty story filled with violence and crime. Choose your playstyle: no matter if front line combat monster, mage or ranged fighter it's in your hands how you want to develop your character. Every action has consequences, so make your decisions wisely. Death may be just around the corner. -Recruit mercenaries, find upgrades and build an indomitable army -Find the Vanquishers of the Nine Hordes and see what has become of Takate, Naurim and Zurbaran -A story with many twists and turns, fateful decisions and more than 20 challenging hours of playtime awaits you -Command up to 20 characters in your party and lead them to death or glory -Master and finish the game on many different non-linear paths -Make decisions influencing your squad and the ending of the game -Choose your spells, talents and skills wisely, since they dictate your strategy on the battlefield. Give priority to offensive or tactic in challenging battles -Interact with your environment and let walls collapse or even discover new routes on your journey through Aventuria -Lay waste to your enemies with powerful spells and abilities. But be on your guard: your foes may wield them as well

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24# Telepath Tactics - 2015

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A deep indie strategy RPG with destructible battlefields; the ability to build bridges, traps, and barricades; the ability to shove enemies off cliffs and into lava; and full-fledged mod support.

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