35 Best Turn-based Tactical games for Xbox One


The best 35 Turn-based Tactical games for Xbox One daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Xbox One. 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 #1, Wargroove released the 30 December 2018 and ranked #27, Jagged Alliance: Rage! released the 5 December 2018 and ranked #18.

1# Phantom Doctrine - 2018


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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2# Massive Chalice - 2015


MASSIVE CHALICE is a tactical strategy game set on an epic timeline from Double Fine Productions. As the Immortal Ruler of the nation, you'll take command of its heroes, forge heroic marriages to strengthen your Bloodlines, and battle a mysterious enemy known as the Cadence in a 300 year war.

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3# XCOM 2 - 2016


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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4# The Banner Saga 3 - 2014


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# Valkyria Chronicles 4 - 2018


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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6# Battlestar Galactica Deadlock - 2017


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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7# Chroma Squad - 2017


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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8# Blackguards 2 - 2015


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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9# Space Hulk: Tactics - 2018


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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10# SteamWorld Heist - 2016


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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11# Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide - 2015


The world is ending... though few believe it. The once proud city of Ubersreik now stands in ruin at the hands of the dreaded Skaven army. Few have survived their ruthless invasion. Team up with 3 friends and work together to thin out the ratmen’s forces and drive them out of the city. Assume the role of one of five heroes, and hack, slash, smash, burn and pierce the vile Skaven using a multitude of weapons. Fight your way through the city of Ubersreik, from the top of the Magnus Tower to the bowels of the Under Empire. This is our last stand and only you can stem the Vermintide. Requires Xbox Live Gold membership.

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12# Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy - 2015


Take command of Naval Strike Group 7 and lead your fleet to victory in full 3D tactical space combat. Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy is a sci-fi strategy saga that will test your skills as both capital assault ship Captain and naval fleet Commander.

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13# Mordheim: City of the Damned - 2015


The game blends RPG elements, fast-paced tactical combat and intricate unit customization in a time wrought by chaos and rivalry where only the strongest survive. After a twin tailed comet crashed on Mordheim, the City of the Damned turned into a terrifying battlefield where rival warbands fight fiercely for the control of key neighborhoods, looking for glory and fortune by acquiring the very valuable Wyrdstone fragments. Visit the four corners of the City of the Damned to complete multiple missions in the solo campaign, or challenge other players in enthralling multiplayer modes.

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14# Worms W.M.D - 2016


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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15# Super Dungeon Tactics - 2016


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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16# Special Tactics - 2015


ST brings the most intense, tactical-action experience to Steam. Select your custom loadout, plan out strategies and accomplish your objectives. Deep Campaign, Addictive Survival mode and unrivaled multiplayer including Squads (1 vs 1, 2 vs 2, 2 vs...

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17# Dungeon Rushers: Crawler RPG - 2017


Manage your team, loot dusty dungeons, crush armies of monsters and craft mighty equipment. Build your own team by choosing the best hero combination to overcome traps and monsters lurking in the shadows. Features: - Campaign mode full of humor with various sound and graphic environments - Interactive exploration system - Revised turn based fights with a hint of nostalgia - Advanced team management (equipment, skills upgrade, in-fight position, ...) - Wide range of skills to use (scout, heals, dodge, trap deactivation, monsters stalking) - Crafting system featuring many recipes to unlock - High replay value with a Heroic difficulty for each dungeon - Epic custom-made soundtrack

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18# Jagged Alliance: Rage! - 2018


Set 20 years after the first Jagged Alliance, this spin-off lets you experience a road trip into a jungle hell to test your mind and body to the limits! This time its just you and a few allies versus an entire island ruled by a drug overlord and his crazed army. 2 Player online co-op mode Deep turn-based tactical gameplay mixed with adventure elements Choose a variety of tactics ranging from stealth to brute force Strong character personalities with own skills, desires and personal conflicts Rage skills: Unique character abilities that get more powerful over the course of the battle Face terrifying experimental drugs and use them to manipulate your enemies

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19# This Is the Police 2 - 2018


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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20# Breach & Clear - 2013


Breach & Clear brings deep tactical strategy simulation to PC, Mac and Linux! Build your Special Operations team, plan and execute advanced missions, and own every angle.Choose your real-world squad -- US Army Rangers, Germany's KSK, Canada’s JTF2, UK SAS, and more -- and take on a variety of foes with different skill-sets and...

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21# Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics - 2018


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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23# Breach & Clear: Deadline - 2015


A deadly new breed of human monster is on the rise, and it’s up to you to stop the infestation before it spreads. Breach & Clear: DEADline is the all-new follow up to Breach & Clear, the critically acclaimed and commercially successful hybrid tactical strategy game. The game gives you real-time control over a squad of four elite Special Forces tasked with tracking down information on the source of the infestation.

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24# Valkyria Revolution - 2017


Valkyria Revolution, known in Japan as Valkyria: Azure Revolution (Japanese: , Hepburn: Aoki Kakumei no Varukyuria, lit. "Valkyria of the Blue Revolution"), is an action role-playing video game developed by Media.Vision for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One. It is part of the Valkyria series, but is considered to be a spin-off and separate from the Valkyria Chronicles games. Valkyria Revolution is an action role-playing game with strategy elements.

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25# Battle Worlds: Kronos - 2014


Have you ever asked yourself what a classic turn-based strategy game like „Battle Isle“ or „Panzer General“ would look like today? What modern technology and graphics would add to such a game? Well, we actually did and as a result we decided to bring back this great genre with its unique gameplay experience. We did this for you, for ourselves, and for all the other gamers out there who are into turn-based strategy games. We developed this game together with you, the players. We organized the development as transparent as possible. This means that we regularly created new versions of the game that were available to everyone who pre-ordered the game or backed it on Kickstarter. You were able to test it and share your feedback, improvement suggestions and wishes in the forum. Anyone interested was able to discuss with us in the forum and help make Battle Worlds: Kronos the best game that we could develop together! Be part of the community and join the forum! GAME FEATURES The good stuff - True & challenging turn-based strategy gameplay for experienced gamers. Single Player Campaigns - Fight for the "Yerla" faction, and command a high-tech army. For the Rebels, the „Residents“, deal the biggest damage with what you’ve got and fight a guerilla war against the invading forces. Combined the two campaigns offer you more than 30 thrilling hours of gameplay. Single Player Challenge Maps - Single Player Challenge Maps - Test your skills in different combat scenarios and keep track of your progress. Live Multiplayer - Battle your friends live on the internet or via hot-seat. Asynchronous Multiplayer - Take all the time you need and consider your moves. Similar to “play-by-mail”, after your round the game is stored on our server and then turned over to your opponent. The system allows you to continue the match anytime and anywhere you want. Strong AI - A clever AI that considers gameplay on various tactical and strategic levels as well as individual enemy characteristics will challenge even experienced commanders. Community – We hope there will be a vibrant community using the game’s ladder system and enjoying regular tournaments. Variety - Around 40 different infantry, ground, naval and airborne units, as well as buildings, many of whom can be upgraded to obtain new capabilities. Map Editor - A powerful editor (Windows only) to create your own maps and missions. A fair deal - No “free-to-play” scheme, no DLC rip-off, no DRM. Free choice – The game is available for PC, Mac and Linux and will be playable in all relevant browsers.

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