31 Best Turn-based games for Nintendo Switch

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The best 31 Turn-based 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 Project OCTOPATH TRAVELER released the 31 December 2018 and ranked #13, Wargroove released the 30 December 2018 and ranked #20, Ambition released the 30 December 2018 and ranked #21.

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# 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# 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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4# Battle Chasers: Nightwar - 2017

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the classic console greats, featuring deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in a classic JRPG format, and a rich story driven by exploration of the world.

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5# 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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6# 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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7# 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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8# Earthlock - 2018

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Earthlock is an indie developed, adventure RPG inspired by the classic 3D RPGs of the late 90's, with a fresh take on turn based combat and character progression.

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9# South Park: The Stick of Truth - 2014

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Notable characters from the seriesincluding Cartman, Butters, Stan, and Kylejoin the New Kid's party and accompany him on his quests, though only one character can be active at any time The game features a fast travel system, allowing the player to call on the character Timmy to quickly transport them to any other visited fast travel station. During the player's turn, a radial wheel listing the available optionsclass-based basic melee attacks, special attacks, long-ranged attacks, and support itemsappears. Basic attacks are used to hit unarmored enemies and wear down shields; heavy attacks weaken armored enemies. Certain characters, such as Tuong Lu Kim, Mr Hankey, Jesus, and Mr. Slave can be summoned during battle to deliver a powerful attack capable of defeating several enemies simultaneously; Jesus sprays damaging gunfire, while Mr. Slave squeezes an enemy into his rectum, scaring his allies away.

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10# Darkest DungeonA - 2016

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Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic roguelike turn-based RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring. Recruit, train, and lead a team of flawed heroes against unimaginable horrors, stress, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark. Can you keep your heroes together when all hope is lost?

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11# 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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13# Project OCTOPATH TRAVELER - 2018

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Each traveler can use a distinct Path Action, a specialized way of achieving objectives and interacting with people you encounter. Enjoy the free demo in Nintendo eShop and help make this an RPG for the ages by sharing your feedback with Square Enix . Choose the path of the dancer, Primrose, or of the warrior, Olberic, and set off on an adventure all your own in this free demo from Square Enix.

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14# Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion - 2018

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Ahoy! The Land of Ooo is underwater and it’s up to Finn and Jake to find out why. Join our heroes as they explore the high seas, search for hidden clues, interrogate shady suspects and fight pirates to solve the mystery and save their waterlogged world!

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16# 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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17# 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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18# 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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19# 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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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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21# 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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22# Steven Universe: Save the Light - 2018

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Join the Crystal Gems on the ultimate quest! A mysterious new Gem has stolen a powerful weapon. Only Steven and his friends have what it takes to stop her. “Save the Light” is a unique RPG hybrid that combines real-time and turn-based combat.

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23# 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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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# Swim Out - 2017

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Dive into the relaxing and refreshing atmosphere of Swim Out, a strategic, turn-based puzzle game, that will transport you into a sunny day by the swimming pool, the river or the sea.

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