Turn-Based Games

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters

Platform: PC
May 5, 2022
Lead humanity's greatest weapon, the Grey Knights, in this fast-paced turn-based tactical RPG. Root out and purge a galaxy-spanning plague in a cinematic, story-driven campaign, using the tactics and talents of your own personalised squad of Daemonhunters. Forge Your Champions - Grey Knights are humanity's greatest weapon. A secretive yet supremely powerful chapter of Space Marines sworn to eradicate corruption, these legendary Daemonhunters are dedicated to combating the minions of Chaos. Lead your own personalised squad against a galaxy-wide plot to infect worlds with a cosmic plague, The Bloom. Plan Your Strategy Master a turn-based tactical game full of satisfyingly strategic action. Choose powerful classes, wield incredible weapons, use environments to your advantage, and target specific enemy weak points to hinder the advance of an ever-evolving and mutating threat. Enter the 41st Millennium Penned by acclaimed Black Library author Aaron Dembski-Bowden, immerse yourself in a compelling story set in the grimdark universe of Warhammer 40,000. Meet famous faces, engage iconic foes, and discover what it takes to lead a squad of elite warriors battling to prevent galaxy-wide destruction in the 41st millennium.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
Kaiju Wars

Kaiju Wars

Platform: PC
April 28, 2022
Play out a Kaiju movie as the (hopelessly) outclassed military in this stylish 2D turn-based strategy game. Construct buildings and defend your city with cannon-fodder tanks, jets and more as the devastating kaiju grow in power with every attack.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Dorfromantik

Dorfromantik

Platform: PC
April 28, 2022
Dorfromantik is a peaceful building strategy and puzzle game where you create a beautiful and ever-growing village landscape by placing tiles. Explore a variety of colorful biomes, discover and unlock new tiles and complete quests to fill your world with life!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
2.8
Galactic Civilizations IV

Galactic Civilizations IV

Platform: PC
April 26, 2022
Warfare. Planetary Conquest. Cultural Domination. Political Alliances. Technological Supremacy. How will you achieve victory? Galactic Civilizations IV is a space-based 4X strategy game set in the 24th century. Humans have discovered faster-than-light travel, and aliens compete with humanity for dominion of the galaxy. You begin the game with only your home planet and must research new technologies, explore the known galaxy, and colonize new worlds while keeping your people at home happy. At the same time, you will engage in trade, diplomacy, intrigue and war with other alien civilizations.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
2.4
King Arthur: Knight's Tale

King Arthur: Knight's Tale

Platform: PC
April 26, 2022
A unique hybrid between turn-based tactical games and traditional, character-centric RPGs. Knight's Tale is a modern retelling of a classic Arthurian mythology story filtered through the dark fantasy tropes, a twist on the traditional tales of chivalry.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
Roguebook

Roguebook

Platform: Switch
April 21, 2022
The ancients speak of a Book written since time immemorial containing all the world's legends. After many fabulous adventures, recounted in Faeria Chronicles of Gagana, this relic was lost in a well of Faeria. Through contact with this source of magic, the Book developed a wicked free will of its own and became the Roguebook! You are trapped in the Book of Lore of Faeria, and each page represents a new challenge. Lead your two heroes to victory in this roguelike deckbuilder developed in partnership with Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering. Put together the best synergies between cards, relics and abilities, and take on the Roguebook.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
6.8
Relayer

Relayer

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 24, 2022
A next-generation robot SRPG set in a sci-fi alternate reality, in which Starchildren—humans who have been granted special abilities—take on an extraterrestrial threat known as the Relayers. Command a squadron of Stellar Gear, humanoid weapons developed from the technology of ancient alien civilizations, to defend Earth from the invading Relayer aliens. Approximately 100 unique cutscenes play during battles throughout the game, and stage maps are all illustrated in high-quality, full 3D. Relayer also features exciting special attacks such as Backstab and the Big Bang. Players must use a wide range of strategies in order to lead the Starchildren to victory!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Curious Expedition 2

Curious Expedition 2

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 17, 2022
Curious Expedition 2 is a turn-based narrative roguelike that requires players to manage their resources and party members to keep insanity at bay and find glory. A grand discovery has been made: mysterious islands have begun to appear and vanish from the oceans as if by magic. The great Explorer Clubs are funding expeditions to these strange islands to bring treasures back for the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. Are you bold enough to join the adventure?
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Triangle Strategy

Triangle Strategy

Platform: Switch
March 4, 2022
Three nations battle for control of the dwindling resources of salt and iron. Command a group of warriors as Serenoa, heir of House Wolffort, in a tangled plot where your decisions make all the difference. Key choices you make will bolster one of three convictionsUtility, Morality, Libertywhich together make up Serenoa's world view and influence how the story will unfold. When faced with truly momentous decisions, multiple characters will weigh in by casting their votes on the Scales of Conviction. In these moments, the allies and decisions you make can determine the fate of whole nations and the continent of Norzelia itself. Control multi-tiered battlefields to strategically secure victory Finding the best location in turn-based battles can tip the tide of combat in your favor. Position units on higher ground to take control of the battlefield and gain the advantage with increased range. You can also flank enemies on both sides, then strike from behind for a powerful follow-up attack. Elemental chain reactions are also an important part of combat. For example, use fire to melt icy terrain, then use lightning to electrocute it. Push the enemy into the electrified water to see sparks fly!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Hero's Hour

Hero's Hour

Platform: PC
March 1, 2022
A fast turn-based strategy RPG with real-time combat. Develop your cities and armies, level up your heroes to gain new, powerful spells and skills, and explore the wonders and dangers of the procedurally generated maps as you aim to conquer your enemies before they do the same to you.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
4.4
Roguebook

Roguebook

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 24, 2022
The ancients speak of a Book written since time immemorial containing all the world's legends. After many fabulous adventures, recounted in Faeria Chronicles of Gagana, this relic was lost in a well of Faeria. Through contact with this source of magic, the Book developed a wicked free will of its own and became the Roguebook! You are trapped in the Book of Lore of Faeria, and each page represents a new challenge. Lead your two heroes to victory in this roguelike deckbuilder developed in partnership with Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering. Put together the best synergies between cards, relics and abilities, and take on the Roguebook.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Roguebook

Roguebook

Platform: Xbox One
February 24, 2022
The ancients speak of a Book written since time immemorial containing all the world's legends. After many fabulous adventures, recounted in Faeria Chronicles of Gagana, this relic was lost in a well of Faeria. Through contact with this source of magic, the Book developed a wicked free will of its own and became the Roguebook! You are trapped in the Book of Lore of Faeria, and each page represents a new challenge. Lead your two heroes to victory in this roguelike deckbuilder developed in partnership with Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering. Put together the best synergies between cards, relics and abilities, and take on the Roguebook.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
tbd
Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden

Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden

Platform: PlayStation 4
February 17, 2022
Set sail on a voyage to change destiny itself. Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden is set on a remote chain of islands that have been protected by the maidens for generations, but which now face destruction. The hero of the story vows to save the islanders and sets sail for the high seas, together with Laty, a girl who failed to become a maiden. The second game in the unique Voice of Cards series, where all elements are presented entirely through the medium of cards, in the tradition of tabletop RPGs and gamebooks. A touching tale set in a world of melancholic beauty, brought to you by YOKO TARO (Creative Director), Keiichi Okabe (Music Director) and Kimihiko Fujisaka (Character Designer). *This game is not a direct sequel to Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars. Both stories can be enjoyed as standalone game experiences. *This product is also included in other bundles sold separately. Please take care not to re-purchase the same content. * Please be aware that parts of the game which require an internet connection may cease to be supported at any point.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
4.5
Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden

Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden

Platform: Switch
February 17, 2022
Set sail on a voyage to change destiny itself. Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden is set on a remote chain of islands that have been protected by the maidens for generations, but which now face destruction. The hero of the story vows to save the islanders and sets sail for the high seas, together with Laty, a girl who failed to become a maiden. The second game in the unique Voice of Cards series, where all elements are presented entirely through the medium of cards, in the tradition of tabletop RPGs and gamebooks. A touching tale set in a world of melancholic beauty, brought to you by YOKO TARO (Creative Director), Keiichi Okabe (Music Director) and Kimihiko Fujisaka (Character Designer). *This game is not a direct sequel to Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars. Both stories can be enjoyed as standalone game experiences. *This product is also included in other bundles sold separately. Please take care not to re-purchase the same content. * Please be aware that parts of the game which require an internet connection may cease to be supported at any point.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.4
Reverie Knights Tactics

Reverie Knights Tactics

Platform: Switch
January 25, 2022
Reverie Knights Tactics is a turn-based tactical RPG with strategic battles in isometric grids where every decision can alter the story. Travel through a hand-drawn fantasy world and lead your heroes in a story-rich adventure, visual novel style!
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Reverie Knights Tactics

Reverie Knights Tactics

Platform: PC
January 25, 2022
Reverie Knights Tactics is a turn-based tactical RPG with strategic battles in isometric grids where every decision can alter the story. Travel through a hand-drawn fantasy world and lead your heroes in a story-rich adventure, visual novel style.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
Reverie Knights Tactics

Reverie Knights Tactics

Platform: Xbox One
January 25, 2022
Reverie Knights Tactics is a turn-based tactical RPG with strategic battles in isometric grids where every decision can alter the story. Travel through a hand-drawn fantasy world and lead your heroes in a story-rich adventure, visual novel style.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Reverie Knights Tactics

Reverie Knights Tactics

Platform: PlayStation 4
January 25, 2022
Reverie Knights Tactics is a turn-based tactical RPG with strategic battles in isometric grids where every decision can alter the story. Travel through a hand-drawn fantasy world and lead your heroes in a story-rich adventure, visual novel style.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Expeditions: Rome

Expeditions: Rome

Platform: PC
January 20, 2022
Determine the destiny of Rome as you conquer foreign lands and navigate political intrigue in this turn-based RPG. Directly fight with your party of Praetorians, guide your legion to victory, and choose your own path in a story where every decision matters. How will you shape the future of Rome?
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel

Platform: PlayStation 5
January 19, 2022
Now you can play the "Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG," digitally, anywhere. Fast-paced Duels with stunning HD graphics and a new, dynamic soundtrack! Get ready to challenge Duelists around the world! ◇Play Duels at Any Level! The full Yu-Gi-Oh! experience is available for anyone at any Skill Level. Don't worry if you're a new player or if you haven't Dueled in a while, the in-game tutorials will teach you the basics on how to play the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME. You'll be given a Deck when you finish to help you start your journey! Collect new cards as you progress through the game to power up your Decks! ◇Rotating Tournament Formats Mix it up and put your Dueling skills to the test! A wide variety of events and tournaments will be available for players. Build and Duel with different Decks utilizing 10,000+ unique cards and special rules unique to Tournaments! Choose the tournament YOU want to Duel in and aim for that number one spot! ◇Uncover the Stories Behind the Cards The Solo Mode guides you through storylines of the themes from the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Hone your Dueling skills by completing the stories. Recommended for beginners, returning players, and those of you who are interested in learning more about the lore of the world of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. ◇Features Link with the mobile app "Yu-Gi-Oh! Neuron." View Decklists from Duelists worldwide and improve your own Deck! Try the sample draw feature to simulate what cards you could get in your first hand!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.1
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel

Platform: PC
January 19, 2022
The definitive digital edition of the competitive card game that has been evolving for over 20 years! Duel at the highest level against Duelists all over the world.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.4
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel

Platform: Switch
January 18, 2022
Now you can play the "Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG," digitally, anywhere. Fast-paced Duels with stunning HD graphics and a new, dynamic soundtrack! Get ready to challenge Duelists around the world! ◇Play Duels at Any Level! The full Yu-Gi-Oh! experience is available for anyone at any Skill Level. Don't worry if you're a new player or if you haven't Dueled in a while, the in-game tutorials will teach you the basics on how to play the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME. You'll be given a Deck when you finish to help you start your journey! Collect new cards as you progress through the game to power up your Decks! ◇Rotating Tournament Formats Mix it up and put your Dueling skills to the test! A wide variety of events and tournaments will be available for players. Build and Duel with different Decks utilizing 10,000+ unique cards and special rules unique to Tournaments! Choose the tournament YOU want to Duel in and aim for that number one spot! ◇Uncover the Stories Behind the Cards The Solo Mode guides you through storylines of the themes from the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Hone your Dueling skills by completing the stories. Recommended for beginners, returning players, and those of you who are interested in learning more about the lore of the world of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. ◇Features Link with the mobile app "Yu-Gi-Oh! Neuron." View Decklists from Duelists worldwide and improve your own Deck! Try the sample draw feature to simulate what cards you could get in your first hand!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
2.3
Battle Brothers

Battle Brothers

Platform: PlayStation 4
January 13, 2022
Battle Brothers is a turn based tactical RPG which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go, whom to hire or to fight, what contracts to take and how to train and equip your men in a procedurally generated open world campaign. Do you have what it takes to lead them through bloody battles and to victory?
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Nova-111

Nova-111

Platform: Switch
January 13, 2022
NOVA-111 is a sci-fi themed turn-based adventure game with a twist of real-time action. Navigate your trusty orange science vessel as you voyage through mysterious planets in search for the famed scientists who were lost into the cosmic REAL-TIME vortex.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash

SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash

Platform: Switch
January 12, 2022
Characters from SNK and CAPCOM clash in this epic card fighting game! Introducing! SNK VS. CAPCOM: CARD FIGHTERS' CLASH, a white-hot card fighting game for the NEOGEO POCKET COLOR (released in 1999), is coming to Nintendo Switch™! Back then, SNK VS. CAPCOM: CARD FIGHTERS' CLASH was sold as two separate games; the SNK Cardfighter's Version and the CAPCOM Cardfighter's Version. But now, both have been combined into one game! There's nothing stopping you from collecting all the cards! -SNK icons like Terry, Nakoruru, and Marco clash against CAPCOM legends Ryu, Chun-Li, and Mega Man in this insane card fighter! -There are 300 cards in total, where characters from both SNK and CAPCOM appear as Character Cards for fighting, and Action Cards for support during battle. Go out there and make the strongest fighting deck in the world! -You can trade between both the SNK and CAPCOM Cardfighters' Versions. What's more, you can even use their individual save data to have them battle each other! *You may switch between the SNK Cardfighter's Version and CAPCOM Cardfighter's Version at any time, but each has their own save data. *You may switch between the Japanese and English versions at any time, but each has their own save data. *Trading between Japanese and English versions is not possible. *The manual included in the game it is from the NEOGEO POCKET Color edition. Therefore, some of the controls may vary on Nintendo Switch.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
4.2
Yu-Gi-Oh! RUSH DUEL: Dawn of the Battle Royale!!

Yu-Gi-Oh! RUSH DUEL: Dawn of the Battle Royale!!

Platform: Switch
December 7, 2021
Get ready to d-d-d-d-d-d-d-duel! Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Saikyou Battle Royale!! is a turn-based card game set in the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS anime that follows the "Rush Duel" rule invented by the main character Yuga Ohdo. Enjoy an original game story that features characters from the anime. Get ready to meet familiar faces such as Yuga and Luke during your Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Saikyou Battle Royale!! adventure. Explore the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS and get into a battle with the characters from the anime with the use of the 350 cards available in the game.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
Mechajammer

Mechajammer

Platform: PC
December 2, 2021
A cyberpunk horror CRPG set on a grim future colony world. Mechajammer uses simultaneous turn-based combat to create real-time tactics with the precision of turn-based controls. Freely roam through the streets of an off-world cyberpunk city, the killer jungles outside its walls, and the occult syndicate hollows below. Recruit large squads of mercenaries, gang members, and thieves as companions. Issue commands to the whole squad to keep the turn-based combat fast and exciting. You and your crew of deserters have crashed onto a hostile jungle colony. To escape, you must gather rumors, bribe enemies, and earn trust through completing missions. In this immersive sim choose your path wisely, as your story options will shift with every choice. Deep and fully customizable character creation allows you to experiment and design your own playstyle.
Metascore:
41
User Score:
tbd
Fights in Tight Spaces

Fights in Tight Spaces

Platform: PC
December 2, 2021
A stylish blend of deck-building, turn-based tactics, and thrilling animated fight sequences in classic action-movie settings. Learn to balance your hand, momentum, and positioning to overcome the odds to defeat your adversaries. Build your deck, control the space and live to fight another day.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2021
Open your mind and let the story unfold. Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is an RPG set in a world of swords and sorcery, told entirely through the medium of cards. The story follows a self proclaimed hero as they set off to slay a recently awakened dragon, presented in the manner of a tabletop RPG and playing out through narration from the gamesmaster. Enjoy an all new, yet appealingly nostalgic gaming experience from YOKO TARO (Creative Director), Keiichi Okabe (Music), Kimihiko Fujisaka (Character Design.) *This product is also included in other bundles sold separately. Please take care not to re-purchase the same content. * Please be aware that parts of the game which require an internet connection may cease to be supported at any point.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars

Platform: PC
October 28, 2021
Open your mind and let the story unfold. Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is an RPG set in a world of swords and sorcery, told entirely through the medium of cards. The story follows a self proclaimed hero as they set off to slay a recently awakened dragon, presented in the manner of a tabletop RPG and playing out through narration from the gamesmaster. Enjoy an all new, yet appealingly nostalgic gaming experience from YOKO TARO (Creative Director), Keiichi Okabe (Music), Kimihiko Fujisaka (Character Design.) *This product is also included in other bundles sold separately. Please take care not to re-purchase the same content. * Please be aware that parts of the game which require an internet connection may cease to be supported at any point.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
5.9
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars

Platform: PlayStation 4
October 28, 2021
Open your mind and let the story unfold. Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is an RPG set in a world of swords and sorcery, told entirely through the medium of cards. The story follows a self proclaimed hero as they set off to slay a recently awakened dragon, presented in the manner of a tabletop RPG and playing out through narration from the gamesmaster. Enjoy an all new, yet appealingly nostalgic gaming experience from YOKO TARO (Creative Director), Keiichi Okabe (Music), Kimihiko Fujisaka (Character Design.) *This product is also included in other bundles sold separately. Please take care not to re-purchase the same content. * Please be aware that parts of the game which require an internet connection may cease to be supported at any point.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.5
Super Robot Wars 30

Super Robot Wars 30

Platform: PC
October 27, 2021
The battle fire of steel ignites after 30 years "Super Robot Wars 30, a title commemorating the 30th anniversary of the series, is coming to Nintendo Switch/PlayStation®4/STEAM®. Super Robot Wars is a simulation RPG where robots of various animations come together to fight against a common enemy. In this original story, robots from various animations such as " "Mazinger Z: Infinity," "Super Electromagnetic Robot Combattler V," "Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam," and "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection" transcend the boundaries of their works and assemble in one place.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.8
Disciples: Liberation

Disciples: Liberation

Platform: PC
October 21, 2021
Disciples: Liberation is a mature, dark fantasy strategy RPG with turn-based combat. Liberate the land of Nevendaar and uncover the endless stories hidden within this richly detailed world where every decision has a consequence, and every wrong move could be deadly.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
4.6
Echo Generation

Echo Generation

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 21, 2021
Echo Generation follows a gang of kids through otherworldly adventures as they investigate mysterious and supernatural events in their hometown that will change the course of their lives forever.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.6
Echo Generation

Echo Generation

Platform: PC
October 21, 2021
Echo Generation follows a gang of kids through otherworldly adventures as they investigate mysterious and supernatural events in their hometown that will change the course of their lives forever.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.5
Evertried

Evertried

Platform: Switch
October 21, 2021
In Evertried, the player’s actions dictate when enemy units move. In other words, everything moves after you. The game plays out as fast or methodical as you want, featuring a free-flowing turn-based action combat system. Alternating between moving, attacking, using your dash, skills and luring enemies into hazards is the key to success. You are the one that decides the pacing of Evertried. Learn to think ahead. Develop intricate strategies to outmaneuver your opponents and follow your path to ascension! Test Your Strategic Might Hitting or defeating enemies in succession increases your Focus Level, which determines the shards you receive and unlocks special powers called Modifiers. The Focus Level goes down when you are idle or just moving, so there is incentive to keep up the action. Luring enemies to traps and getting hit by hazards will also affect the gauge, adding to the strategy. Outsmart Enemies with Dashes and Skills Moving strategically and attacking is vital. Close the gap with a Dash -- a mechanic that allows you to move twice the distance and ignore collision, allowing you to transverse an obstacle or gain a better position. Don’t forget Skills and Modifiers-- abilities and passive effects that can be equipped to create your build. Skills improve and carry over into successive runs, whereas Modifiers become stronger based on your Focus Level. Customize Your Ascent Toward Destiny The Tower has 50 floors divided into 5 Areas. Each area is unique and introduces new types of enemies. The higher you get in The Tower, the more complex floors will become. Each area has a Shop Floor, where you can spend shards acquired in exchange for health recovery, Skills and Modifiers. Plan accordingly to increase your chance of getting to the top. Overcome the Guardians, Overcome Your Weaknesses Each area ends with a Floor Guardian, a boss battle to truly prove your strategic might. Upon losing all your health, the Warrior will dissipate and lose previously acquired powers, reappearing at the First Floor to start ascending again. However, mastery in Skills will carry over into following runs. Rise again Warrior, and face your destiny.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Gloomhaven

Gloomhaven

Platform: PC
October 20, 2021
Whether you are drawn to Gloomhaven by the call of adventure or by an avid desire for gold glimmering in the dark, your fate will surely be the same. Gloomhaven, the digital adaptation of the acclaimed board game, mixes Tactical-RPG and dungeon-crawling.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.0
Inscryption

Inscryption

Platform: PC
October 19, 2021
Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards...
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition

Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition

Platform: PlayStation 4
October 1, 2021
Phoenix Point delivers a new breed of turn-based strategy and action. Earth has been overrun. A mutating alien menace threatens the last remnants of mankind. Only the Phoenix Project, a secret organization of the greatest minds and bravest soldiers left, can fight back and save the world. It’s up to you to lead Earth’s resistance: explore a ravaged planet, build your bases, research and develop new techniques and technologies, manage resources on a global scale, and fight in full-scale, turn-based tactical battles to survive. But you won't be alone. Work together with different factions to unite mankind and take back the planet via Phoenix Point's diplomacy system, or crush all your rivals with military might. No matter what you choose, you’re in for a brutal challenge with endless replayability.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.2
King's Bounty II

King's Bounty II

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 24, 2021
Offering a fresh take on the fantasy series, King’s Bounty 2 expands upon its tactical turn-based battles to offer players a truly immersive RPG experience that adds weight to their every decision, whether leading an army into battle against unliving horrors, or building relations with local townsfolk. Experience a rich world that blends realism and fantasy, filled with compelling stories, memorable characters and moral choices aplenty. Taking on the mantle of one of three heroes – each with their own unique story – players embark on a non-linear, open-world adventure across a detailed and densely-packed fantasy landscape. Split into two distinct phases, players traverse the realm from a third-person perspective, picking up quests, exploring the wilderness, and getting to know the people they meet. When conflict arises, however, the perspective shifts to tactical, turn-based combat. Players must then make smart use of their units as they fight to win. Set in the vast realms of Antara, a great danger has arisen. A mysterious blight has descended upon its furthest reaches, corrupting the land and all who live there. Refugees from the affected regions have begun arriving in the kingdom of Nostria, putting food and resources in short supply. Once living souls, blight-distorted creatures now roam the countryside leaving chaos and destruction in their wake. The land itself fights for survival, giving your decisions greater weight than ever before. How will you forge Antara’s future?
Metascore:
57
User Score:
5.3
King's Bounty II

King's Bounty II

Platform: Xbox One
August 24, 2021
Offering a fresh take on the fantasy series, King’s Bounty 2 expands upon its tactical turn-based battles to offer players a truly immersive RPG experience that adds weight to their every decision, whether leading an army into battle against unliving horrors, or building relations with local townsfolk. Experience a rich world that blends realism and fantasy, filled with compelling stories, memorable characters and moral choices aplenty. Taking on the mantle of one of three heroes – each with their own unique story – players embark on a non-linear, open-world adventure across a detailed and densely-packed fantasy landscape. Split into two distinct phases, players traverse the realm from a third-person perspective, picking up quests, exploring the wilderness, and getting to know the people they meet. When conflict arises, however, the perspective shifts to tactical, turn-based combat. Players must then make smart use of their units as they fight to win. Set in the vast realms of Antara, a great danger has arisen. A mysterious blight has descended upon its furthest reaches, corrupting the land and all who live there. Refugees from the affected regions have begun arriving in the kingdom of Nostria, putting food and resources in short supply. Once living souls, blight-distorted creatures now roam the countryside leaving chaos and destruction in their wake. The land itself fights for survival, giving your decisions greater weight than ever before. How will you forge Antara’s future?
Metascore:
73
User Score:
4.7
King's Bounty II

King's Bounty II

Platform: PC
August 24, 2021
Offering a fresh take on the fantasy series, King’s Bounty 2 expands upon its tactical turn-based battles to offer players a truly immersive RPG experience that adds weight to their every decision, whether leading an army into battle against unliving horrors, or building relations with local townsfolk. Experience a rich world that blends realism and fantasy, filled with compelling stories, memorable characters and moral choices aplenty. Taking on the mantle of one of three heroes – each with their own unique story – players embark on a non-linear, open-world adventure across a detailed and densely-packed fantasy landscape. Split into two distinct phases, players traverse the realm from a third-person perspective, picking up quests, exploring the wilderness, and getting to know the people they meet. When conflict arises, however, the perspective shifts to tactical, turn-based combat. Players must then make smart use of their units as they fight to win. Set in the vast realms of Antara, a great danger has arisen. A mysterious blight has descended upon its furthest reaches, corrupting the land and all who live there. Refugees from the affected regions have begun arriving in the kingdom of Nostria, putting food and resources in short supply. Once living souls, blight-distorted creatures now roam the countryside leaving chaos and destruction in their wake. The land itself fights for survival, giving your decisions greater weight than ever before. How will you forge Antara’s future?
Metascore:
63
User Score:
5.0
King's Bounty II

King's Bounty II

Platform: Switch
August 24, 2021
The King's Bounty turn-based tactics series returns with King’s Bounty II! Immerse yourself in the fantasy world of Antara! Offering a fresh take on the acclaimed fantasy series, King’s Bounty II expands upon its tactical turn-based battles to offer players a truly immersive RPG experience that adds weight to their every decision, whether leading an army into battle against unliving horrors, or building relations with local townsfolk. Experience a rich world that blends realism and fantasy, filled with compelling stories, memorable characters and moral choices aplenty! Taking on the mantle of one of three heroes – each with their own unique story – players embark on a non-linear, open-world adventure across a detailed and densely-packed fantasy landscape. Split into two distinct phases, players traverse the realm from a third-person perspective, picking up quests, exploring the wilderness, and getting to know the people they meet. When conflict arises, however, the perspective shifts to tactical, turn-based combat. Players must then make smart use of their units as they fight to win. Set in the vast realms of Antara, a great danger has arisen. A mysterious blight has descended upon its furthest reaches, corrupting the land and all who live there. Refugees from the affected regions have begun arriving in the kingdom of Nostria, putting food and resources in short supply. Once living souls, blight-distorted creatures now roam the countryside leaving chaos and destruction in their wake. The land itself fights for survival, giving your decisions greater weight than ever before. How will you forge Antara’s future?
Metascore:
63
User Score:
4.6
Monster Train First Class

Monster Train First Class

Platform: Switch
August 19, 2021
Monster Train brings a new strategic layer to roguelike deckbuilding, with a tactical twist: defend not one, but three vertical battlegrounds simultaneously Monster Train brings a new strategic layer to roguelike deckbuilding, with a tactical twist: defend not one, but three vertical battlegrounds simultaneously as you fight to protect the final pyre against the forces of heaven. No playthrough is ever the same, it’s a fresh challenge every time. You’ll never play the same deck twice! Hell has frozen over. Only you can protect the final burning pyre from the forces of heaven and restore the inferno. To take back hell, you’ll need to power up. Choose your route carefully, different locations yield different benefits. Upgrade your champion, gain Pact Shards and their benefits, recruit powerful units, upgrade cards, gain passive bonuses, or duplicate any card in your deck. Strategize to Fit Your Playstyle With six clans to choose from, each has its own unique and surprising gameplay. Pick your primary and supporting clan to gain access to all cards from both. During your run you will be able to improve cards by mixing and matching upgrades to open up new roads to victory. You can even duplicate your favorite card at special map nodes before facing off against the final boss.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Fort Triumph

Fort Triumph

Platform: Switch
August 13, 2021
Fort Triumph is a challenging fantasy turn-based tactics game where permanent death is a possibility at any moment. How's that for pressure? Lead a band of heroes with different skill sets through a witty, parody fantasy plot. Missions with various objectives are waiting for you on tiled procedural maps - whether in story mode or skirmish, prepare yourself for a grand adventure. A strategy game combining the turn-based combat of XCOM with the world exploration of HOMM. Build towns, collect artifacts, improve your heroes, and influence your tactical surroundings using physics!
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.0
Curious Expedition 2

Curious Expedition 2

Platform: Switch
August 11, 2021
Curious Expedition 2 is a turn-based narrative roguelike that requires players to manage their resources and party members to keep insanity at bay and find glory. A grand discovery has been made: mysterious islands have begun to appear and vanish from the oceans as if by magic. The great Explorer Clubs are funding expeditions to these strange islands to bring treasures back for the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. Are you bold enough to join the adventure?
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Shadowverse: Champion's Battle

Shadowverse: Champion's Battle

Platform: Switch
August 10, 2021
The anime version of the hit strategic multiplayer mobile/PC card battle game Shadowverse is coming to the Nintendo Switch as an exciting new card battle RPG. Players will meet a fun cast of characters and duke it out in intense card battles. Experienced Shadowverse players will be able to seamlessly transition into the game as card battle rules are exactly the same as the original game they know and love, but new players will have no problem picking up and playing this beginner-friendly game as well! The game's card library boasts cards from the first three sets of the mobile/PC game, as well as brand new cards unique to this title, allowing players to create completely original strategies. Also new to the Switch version are special, deluxe battle animations.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
Jupiter Hell

Jupiter Hell

Platform: PC
August 5, 2021
Jupiter Hell is a turn-based shooter from the depths of cosmic hell, built on a classic roguelike framework updated with modern 3d graphics. Rip and tear zombies, demons, and heavy metal monstrosities with chainguns and chainsaws. Like chess... with shotguns.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.7
Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector

Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector

Platform: PC
July 15, 2021
In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. Experience every bone-rattling explosion and soul-crushing charge in Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector, the definitive battle-scale game of turn-based strategy and fast-paced combat that takes you to the battlefields of the 41st Millenium. Experience an epic twenty mission single-player campaign that explores the aftermath of the Devastation of Baal. Help Sergeant Carleon and his allies purge the Tyranid infestation on Baal Secundus, and preserve the honour of the noble Blood Angels.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.5
Old World

Old World

Platform: PC
July 1, 2021
Conquer the Old World in this historical, epic strategy game from Soren Johnson, Lead Designer of Civilization IV and Offworld Trading Company. Every year is a turn, and each leader is a mere mortal, so your lasting legacy will be the dynasty you leave behind.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.4
Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf

Platform: Xbox One
June 30, 2021
Take command of a Space Wolves squad led by Valgard Twice Slain. Your Great Company's Strike Cruiser fell into a trap set by Chaos Space Marines of the Word Bearers legion causing you to make a forced landing on Kanak, a volcano-wracked feral world, inhabited by tribes of ruthless barbarians. Not only must you survive, but you must emerge victorious. Game features: Defeat the unrelenting enemies of the Space Wolves: * An epic campaign with branching storylines, spanning hostile environments on a distant planet. * Combat the Word Bearers - fanatical and deadly traitors who serve the chaos gods. Brutal Tactical Combat: * Lead your Space Wolves into fierce battles in glorious, diverse environments; * Challenge your Brothers in multiplayer and earn ultimate rewards by proving your leadership. Choose Your Path: * Grey Hunter, Wolf Scout or Wolf Guard You decide which path to follow, to best match your own style, strategy and tactics.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Platform: Switch
June 29, 2021
SRPGs are gonna get a serious punch in the throat. The first new DISGAEA game in six years is here! Meet Zed, a zombie that has risen above them all except one - a God of Destruction. Can a mere Netherworld zombie rise up and destroy a god? Find out in the newest installment of the DISGAEA series! Features such as Super Reincarnation, 3D visuals (a first for this series), and adjustable gameplay settings make this the perfect game for both new and old DISGAEA fans!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
5.8
Roguebook

Roguebook

Platform: PC
June 17, 2021
The ancients speak of a Book written since time immemorial containing all the world's legends. After many fabulous adventures, recounted in Faeria Chronicles of Gagana, this relic was lost in a well of Faeria. Through contact with this source of magic, the Book developed a wicked free will of its own and became the Roguebook! You are trapped in the Book of Lore of Faeria, and each page represents a new challenge. Lead your two heroes to victory in this roguelike deckbuilder developed in partnership with Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering. Put together the best synergies between cards, relics and abilities, and take on the Roguebook.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.7
Wildermyth

Wildermyth

Platform: PC
June 15, 2021
We call Wildermyth a myth-making tactical RPG. It empowers you to craft iconic characters who grow through deep, rewarding battles and interactive storytelling.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.6
Necromunda: Hired Gun

Necromunda: Hired Gun

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 1, 2021
Become a Hired Gun. The money’s good, the dog’s loyal, and the gun’s reliable. Embark on an indie fast-paced, violent, and thrilling FPS set in the darkest reaches of Warhammer 40,000’s most infamous hive city.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
5.3
Necromunda: Hired Gun

Necromunda: Hired Gun

Platform: PC
June 1, 2021
Pick your contracts. Hunt your targets. Collect the bounty. Navigate an ocean of crime and corruption to balance the bloody ecosystem of Necromunda as a merciless hired gun. The money's good, the dog's loyal, and the gun's reliable but can you survive the hunt? Necromunda: Hired Gun is a fast paced, violent, and thrilling FPS set in the darkest reaches of Warhammer 40,000's most infamous hive city. For the right price, eliminate the most notorious gangers and mutants. Your armory is a sprawling arsenal. Your body is enhanced with a dozen customizable augments to run on walls and leap over chasms. Your cyber mastiff will sniff out and eliminate enemies for you, while your grappling hook allows quick, agile traversal of the massive environments.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
6.2
Necromunda: Hired Gun

Necromunda: Hired Gun

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 1, 2021
The Hunter’s Bounty pack, available with all pre-orders of Necromunda: Hired Gun! Take down marks in style, with a unique knife, stub gun, and outfit skin, as well as a new look for your mastiff’s toy. This product entitles you to download both the digital PS4™ version and the digital PS5™ version of this game. Navigate an ocean of crime and corruption to balance the bloody ecosystem of Necromunda as a merciless hired gun. The money’s good, the dog’s loyal, and the gun’s reliable – but can you survive the hunt? Necromunda: Hired Gun is an indie fast-paced, violent, and thrilling FPS set in the darkest reaches of Warhammer 40,000’s most infamous hive city. For the right price, eliminate the most notorious gangers and mutants. Your armory is a sprawling arsenal. Your body is enhanced with a dozen customizable augments to run on walls and leap over chasms. Your cyber-mastiff will sniff out and kill enemies for you, while your grappling hook allows quick, agile traversal of the massive environments. - An indie fast-paced FPS in the Warhammer 40,000 universe - Upgrade and fight alongside your loyal cyber-mastiff - Endless weapon and augment customisation - Upgrade, advance, and level up as you collect bounties
Metascore:
56
User Score:
5.8
Necromunda: Hired Gun

Necromunda: Hired Gun

Platform: PlayStation 4
June 1, 2021
The Hunter’s Bounty pack, available with all pre-orders of Necromunda: Hired Gun! Take down marks in style, with a unique knife, stub gun, and outfit skin, as well as a new look for your mastiff’s toy. This product entitles you to download both the digital PS4™ version and the digital PS5™ version of this game. Navigate an ocean of crime and corruption to balance the bloody ecosystem of Necromunda as a merciless hired gun. The money’s good, the dog’s loyal, and the gun’s reliable – but can you survive the hunt? Necromunda: Hired Gun is an indie fast-paced, violent, and thrilling FPS set in the darkest reaches of Warhammer 40,000’s most infamous hive city. For the right price, eliminate the most notorious gangers and mutants. Your armory is a sprawling arsenal. Your body is enhanced with a dozen customizable augments to run on walls and leap over chasms. Your cyber-mastiff will sniff out and kill enemies for you, while your grappling hook allows quick, agile traversal of the massive environments. - An indie fast-paced FPS in the Warhammer 40,000 universe - Upgrade and fight alongside your loyal cyber-mastiff - Endless weapon and augment customisation - Upgrade, advance, and level up as you collect bounties
Metascore:
49
User Score:
3.9
Griftlands

Griftlands

Platform: PC
June 1, 2021
Griftlands is a deck-building rogue-like where you fight and negotiate your way through a broken-down sci-fi world.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.4
Pathway

Pathway

Platform: Switch
May 27, 2021
The year is 1936... In a time of global turmoil, Nazi influence spreads inexorably across Europe and the Middle East. Rumors are abound of secret excavations and mysterious artifacts, not to mention the odd whisperings and tales of gruesome occult rituals... It's up to you to assemble a team of bold adventurers, and journey through the deserts, explore bunkers, and temples of Northern Africa to discover their hidden treasures and secrets before they fall into the hands of Nazi forces. You and your companions must work together to overcome overwhelming odds - the fate of the world depends on it! You haven't heard this one before... Every campaign is generated when it begins, so no two adventures will ever be the same! You never know what's around the next corner - so stay on your toes! Even the most seasoned adventurers can uncover new and exciting discoveries. Adventures full of mystery Journey into the unknown and uncover hidden secrets, treasures, characters, and events which have been buried away. There's a wealth of discoveries to be found, and surprises to excite you throughout each adventure! Learn from your mistakes In Pathway, defeat isn't necessarily the end of your adventure. Characters will retain their experience after defeat, so players can invest into building a team which will get progressively stronger! There's even rare equipment and advanced skills and abilities to unlock for every adventurer. Features: * DYNAMIC ADVENTURES - Discover 5 different campaigns of varying difficulty, with each and every attempt generating a new web of encounters and unique storyline. * TOUGH CHOICES - Every explored location presents you with one of over 400 hand-crafted story events. Search the well? Save the villagers? It's up to you! * DECISIVE CONFLICTS - Use cover and positioning in exciting turn-based squad combat. Learn to make the best use of your equipment and your team's abilities, to vanquish a relentless foe, in ruthless and clever ways! * BUILD YOUR TEAM OF ADVENTURERS - Each of Pathway's 16 unlockable characters has their own skills, weaknesses and quirks, from the almighty melee strength of Brunhilda, to rifle expert daredevil Jackson, and knife-wielding huntress Shani. * HIDDEN TREASURES - Unearth riches untold, from common weaponry to rare and unique items with special abilities. Perfect your load-out and cash-in on your high-value treasures for a tidy profit. * THRILLING VISUALS - Classic 16-bit pixel art enhanced with unprecedented depth, lighting and shadows using Pixel/Voxel Hybrid Technology. * RECOVER & REPLAY - Sometimes failure is the best path to winning. Progressively explore the procedurally generated world, and grow stronger and learn more with each defeat, taking your loot with you even after death. With soundtrack by the critically-acclaimed composer, Gavin Harrison of Halfway fame!
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.8
Solasta: Crown of the Magister

Solasta: Crown of the Magister

Platform: PC
May 27, 2021
Roll for initiative, take attacks of opportunity, manage player location and the verticality of the battle field in this Turn-Based Tactical RPG based on the SRD 5.1 Ruleset. In Solasta, you make the choices, dice decide your destiny.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.3
Tainted Grail: Conquest

Tainted Grail: Conquest

Platform: PC
May 27, 2021
Avalon is dying. King Arthur is long gone, and Knights of the Round Table are in disarray. Guardian Menhirs, the only thing that makes it possible for humans to survive in this remote land, are going dark. Your village chose its best and brightest and sent them on an epic quest to reach Kamelot, find the Grail, and save the land. You were not among them. They've never returned, and now it's your turn to lead a band of unlikely heroes, the only ones this land can still provide. These ordinary people set off far too late, under-equipped for the task ahead, and with little hope of success. Tainted Grail is a dark fantasy open-world RPG with fresh turn-based exploration and combat. It is based around deep, immersive story from one of the best and most innovative board games (biggest Kickstarter project of 2018!), but introduces a whole new experience crafted directly for PC.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.2
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground

Platform: PC
May 27, 2021
The first strategy videogame adaptation of Age of Sigmar’s dark-fantasy universe. Lead your highly-customisable force, and unlock new units, equipment and skills in this dynamic turn-based game packed with fast-paced warfare.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
4.6
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 27, 2021
The first strategy videogame adaptation of Age of Sigmar’s dark-fantasy universe. Lead your highly-customisable force, and unlock new units, equipment and skills in this dynamic turn-based game packed with fast-paced warfare.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
Rise of the Slime

Rise of the Slime

Platform: Switch
May 20, 2021
You are the hero that no one saw coming. Help Slime defy the odds by playing insanely powerful cards in this charming and strategic deckbuilding adventure. Rise of the Slime is a roguelite like no other, mixing deep and tactical deckbuilder gameplay with the chill vibes of a side-scrolling adventure.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
tbd
Demeo

Demeo

Platform: PC
May 6, 2021
RPG fans, unite… in virtual reality. A dark force has taken over the underworld in Resolution Games’ upcoming RPG dungeon crawler, Demeo, and it’s a world you’re not likely to survive alone.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager

Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager

Platform: Switch
April 29, 2021
Legend of Keepers is the perfect mix between Dungeon Management and Roguelite. You have been hired as a dungeon master by the Dungeons Company. Your job is simple: protect their dungeons!
Metascore:
70
User Score:
5.8
Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager

Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager

Platform: PC
April 29, 2021
Legend of Keepers is the perfect mix between Dungeon Management and Roguelite. You have been hired as a dungeon master by the Dungeons Company. Your job is simple: protect their dungeons!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.5
Trials of Fire

Trials of Fire

Platform: PC
April 9, 2021
Trials of Fire is a single player, turn-based strategy game set in a post-cataclysmic fantasy realm.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.9
Cobra Kai: Card Fighter

Cobra Kai: Card Fighter

Platform: iOS
March 22, 2021
Three decades after the events of the original Karate Kid, Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso rekindle their All-Valley rivalry. In Cobra Kai: Card Fighter you get a chance to re-open the Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do dojos, train your students in each fighting style, and build out a roster of fighters to take on all challengers in PvP multiplayer action. Pick your path and choose your dojo in the official mobile game packed with turn-based strategy and fast-paced Collectible Card Game fighting! Are you Cobra Kai or Miyagi-Do? Now you can step inside the dojo to unlock your favorite fighters, train them up, and compete with friends!
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Signs of the Sojourner

Signs of the Sojourner

Platform: Switch
March 18, 2021
Signs of the Sojourner is a narrative card game about relationships and communication. Encounters are conversations rather than combat. Your ability to navigate social situations and understand different perspectives is based on an expressive card game experience.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Neurodeck : Psychological Deckbuilder

Neurodeck : Psychological Deckbuilder

Platform: PC
March 18, 2021
Neurodeck is a psychological deckbuilding card game to challenge your fears. Build your deck & capacities by answering personality tests, visiting rooms or meditating. Face your phobia and defeat them through the power of life-inspired cards.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Red Ronin

Red Ronin

Platform: PC
March 17, 2021
Red is a Tactical Turn-based but fast paced dash 'n slash game where a bloodthirsty ronin and her companion bot searches for revenge.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Battle Brothers

Battle Brothers

Platform: Switch
March 11, 2021
Battle Brothers is a turn based tactical RPG which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go, whom to hire or to fight, what contracts to take and how to train and equip your men in a procedurally generated open world campaign.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
Star Renegades

Star Renegades

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 10, 2021
Star Renegades is a dimension spanning rogue-lite strategy RPG. Outsmart uniquely generated adversaries, forge bonds between heroes and end the cycle.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack Bundle

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack Bundle

Platform: Switch
February 11, 2021
The Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack for the series' latest title "ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIV" is available at last! An all new world of strategy awaits you. Make a display of your strategies on an increasingly worldly stage. With new elements. "Geographic Advantages" and "Outlander Cities", the strategy of conquering land is even deeper! With "Geographic Advantages" based on the characteristics of each province, as well as the appearance of outlander tribes, the intensity of battling for land has been taken to the next level. A series first! Trade with foreign nations throughout Eurasia! By trading with great nations such as Rome and India, players can obtain various unique Specialties and Tactics as rewards. Enjoy "ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIV" easily with "War Chronicles Mode" Short scenarios that depict famous scenes from the novel have been prepared. Show off your high scores that are displayed upon clearing them, Many elements such as "Traits", "Tactics", and more have been newly added to enhance gameplay.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Field of Glory II: Medieval

Field of Glory II: Medieval

Platform: PC
February 4, 2021
Field of Glory II Medieval is a turn-based tactical game set in the High Middle Ages from 1040 AD to 1270 AD. Developed by legendary designer Richard Bodley Scott it brings the best from the tabletop world into the best digital framework.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.3
Cultist Simulator: Initiate Edition

Cultist Simulator: Initiate Edition

Platform: Switch
February 2, 2021
Cultist Simulator is a game of apocalypse and yearning from Alexis Kennedy, creator of Fallen London and Sunless Sea. Play as a seeker after unholy mysteries, in a 1920s-themed setting of hidden gods and secret histories. Perhaps you're looking for knowledge, or power, or beauty, or revenge. Perhaps you just want the colours beneath the skin of the world. In this roguelike narrative card game, what you find may transform you forever. Every choice you make, from moment to moment, doesn't just advance the narrative -- it also shapes it. Become a scholar of the unseen arts. Search your dreams for sanity-twisting rituals. Craft tools and summon spirits. Indoctrinate innocents. Seize your place as the herald of a new age.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
Curious Expedition 2

Curious Expedition 2

Platform: PC
January 28, 2021
Curious Expedition 2 is the follow-up to the award-winning 19th century expedition simulation. Join the legendary Explorer Clubs and venture on unprecedented expeditions to regions never explored before for fame, science and treasures.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
5.9
Dragon Quest Tact

Dragon Quest Tact

Platform: iOS
January 27, 2021
Befriend, train, and lead a team of monsters to victory! Recruit a colorful cast of creatures from the legendary DRAGON QUEST series and experience monstrously strategic combat!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV

Platform: PC
December 24, 2020
Triumph over the land, take charge of the fate of China! Conquer territories and fly your colors!
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.0
Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons

Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons

Platform: Switch
December 17, 2020
Experience a lengthy and challenging story campaign, an enthralling tale full of emotive writing, plot twists and high stakes moments. Grow with your team by clearing strategic turn-based battles, with many optional missions and details to consider – which class will you upgrade for each character, and what equipment or skills will you prioritise? Developer Rideon’s highly-regarded turn-based strategy battles are carried out from an isometric viewpoint, and are characterized by increased depth as you position characters not just in terms of elevation and enemies, but also to maximise attacks and defence depending on the direction you face. Varied weapons and skills are all tools that need to be utilised smartly for the best results. New to the series for Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons are fully 3D Battle Maps, along with improved visuals and audio. Character designs are from Mr. Masayoshi Nishimura, with the varied cast telling an exciting and surprising story.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.0
Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia

Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia

Platform: PlayStation 4
December 10, 2020
Runersia 781. A new era of war is being ushered in by five nations and a small tribe, each with conflicting ideals, beliefs, histories, and faiths. O visitor to this world, who will you become, and what will you fight for? When you finally unify the continent, memories from the Record of Runersia will revive, and you will come to know... Every story that’s played out here on this continent of Runersia.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.7
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light

Platform: Switch
December 4, 2020
Play the Famicom classic that started the Fire Emblem™ legacy—localized for the first time. Meet Marth and recruit some of the most beloved Fire Emblem characters in their 8-bit glory as you play through all 25 chapters of this classic Famicom tactical role-playing game, localized and released for the first time in North America—for a limited time. From defending the kingdom of Talys to facing off against the titular Shadow Dragon, this scrappy hero must be poised to take on any challenge. Luckily, he has a capable group of allies at his side: Tiki, Minerva, the Whitewing Sisters, and more. See Marth’s humble beginnings from a refugee in Talys to the hero of Archanea!
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.6
Suzerain

Suzerain

Platform: PC
December 4, 2020
As President Rayne, lead Sordland into ruin or repair during your first term in this text-based role-playing game. Navigate a political drama driven by conversations with your cabinet members and other significant figures. Beware or embrace corruption; shirk or uphold ideals. How will you lead?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
John Wick Hex

John Wick Hex

Platform: Switch
December 4, 2020
Become The Baba Yaga. John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of the critically acclaimed film franchise. Created in close cooperation with the creative teams behind the films, John Wick Hex is fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game, capturing the series’ signature gun fu style while expanding its story universe. Players must make quick decisions and choose every action and attack they make, all the while considering their immediate cost and consequences. Featuring a unique blend of strategic time-based action, John Wick Hex captures the feel of the tactical combat from the films and blurs the line between the strategy and action video game genres. Perform well and progress in the main story mode to unlock new weapons, suit options and locations. Each weapon changes up the tactics you’ll use and the manner in which you’ll play. Ammo is finite and realistically simulated, so time your reloads and make the most of weapons you scavenge on the job. Experience an original new story set prior to the events of the films which sees John on a desperate mission to rescue Winston and Charon from a dangerous new adversary seeking his birthright. This story is brought to life by the world class voice talents of Ian McShane and Lance Reddick, reprising their iconic roles from the films, and voice acting legend Troy Baker, joining the stellar cast as the game's eponymous villain 'Hex'. John Wick Hex compliments the style of the films with a unique graphic noir art design and an original score by renowned composer Austin Wintory.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
John Wick Hex

John Wick Hex

Platform: Xbox One
December 4, 2020
Become The Baba Yaga. John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of the critically acclaimed film franchise. Created in close cooperation with the creative teams behind the films, John Wick Hex is fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game, capturing the series’ signature gun fu style while expanding its story universe. Players must make quick decisions and choose every action and attack they make, all the while considering their immediate cost and consequences. Featuring a unique blend of strategic time-based action, John Wick Hex captures the feel of the tactical combat from the films and blurs the line between the strategy and action video game genres. Perform well and progress in the main story mode to unlock new weapons, suit options and locations. Each weapon changes up the tactics you’ll use and the manner in which you’ll play. Ammo is finite and realistically simulated, so time your reloads and make the most of weapons you scavenge on the job. Experience an original new story set prior to the events of the films which sees John on a desperate mission to rescue Winston and Charon from a dangerous new adversary seeking his birthright. This story is brought to life by the world class voice talents of Ian McShane and Lance Reddick, reprising their iconic roles from the films, and voice acting legend Troy Baker, joining the stellar cast as the game's eponymous villain 'Hex'. John Wick Hex compliments the style of the films with a unique graphic noir art design and an original score by renowned composer Austin Wintory.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Star Renegades

Star Renegades

Platform: Switch
November 19, 2020
From the makers of Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander comes Star Renegades, a challenging tactical rogue-lite RPG set in an endless interplanetary rebellion against The Imperium. Lead a ragtag squad of rebels in their desperate fight against overwhelming odds and an evolving, merciless adversary.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
4.9
Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 10, 2020
Gears Tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game from one of the most-acclaimed video game franchises – Gears of War. Outnumbered and fighting for survival, recruit and command your squad to hunt down an evil mastermind who makes monsters.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.5
XCOM 2 Collection

XCOM 2 Collection

Platform: iOS
November 5, 2020
Aliens rule Earth with a new order promising a brilliant future for those who conform, while silencing all those who do not. At the edges of the world, the scattered forces of XCOM gather to defend humanity, ignite a global resistance, and reclaim the planet. Bring down the alien regime from your iPad or iPhone with the XCOM 2 Collection; the complete experience of XCOM 2: War of the Chosen and four DLC packs in a single package with no in-app purchases.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
tbd
Stirring Abyss

Stirring Abyss

Platform: PC
October 29, 2020
Stirring Abyss is an indie tactical squad-based game with strong RPG elements in which you uncover the ancient mysteries of the depths depicted in the classic vein of Lovecraftian horror.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.0
Transformers: Battlegrounds

Transformers: Battlegrounds

Platform: PlayStation 4
October 23, 2020
As evil megatron closes in on the all spark, bumblebee and the autobots need a new Commander to help save Earth - you! Assemble your squad and roll out for a battle that will Rage from Central city to cybertron... And even to the local multiplayer arcade.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
Transformers: Battlegrounds

Transformers: Battlegrounds

Platform: Xbox One
October 23, 2020
As evil megatron closes in on the all spark, bumblebee and the autobots need a new Commander to help save Earth - you! Assemble your squad and roll out for a battle that will Rage from Central city to cybertron... And even to the local multiplayer arcade.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Transformers: Battlegrounds

Transformers: Battlegrounds

Platform: Switch
October 23, 2020
As evil megatron closes in on the allspark, bumblebee and the autobots need a new Commander to help save Earth - you! Assemble your squad and roll out for a battle that will Rage from central city to cybertron. Local multiplayer arcade.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Tears of Avia

Tears of Avia

Platform: Xbox One
October 15, 2020
Tears of Avia is a turn-based strategy and tactics game set in the beautiful world of Estera. Navigate through war-torn environments, discover the secrets behind ancient long-abandoned cities and decide where your own morality ultimately lies.
Metascore:
42
User Score:
tbd
Tears of Avia

Tears of Avia

Platform: PC
October 15, 2020
Tears of Avia is a turn-based strategy and tactics game set in the beautiful world of Estera. Navigate through war-torn environments, discover the secrets behind ancient long-abandoned cities and decide where your own morality ultimately lies.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
tbd
Ring of Pain

Ring of Pain

Platform: PC
October 15, 2020
Ring of Pain is a roguelike / card game / dungeon crawler mashup. Levels are generated randomly from decks of cards, and arranged in a format (like a ring) which lets you observe the level and strategise. As you interact with cards the dungeon dynamically adjusts based on what you're doing. Ring of Pain blends elements of modern roguelike/roguelite dungeon crawlers (Binding of Isaac, Enter the Gungeon etc) with a turn-based card game, set in a world distorted by your mind. A cryptic world of fear and delusion.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.2
Warsaw

Warsaw

Platform: Xbox One
October 2, 2020
WARSAW is a challenging WWII turn-based tactical rpg taking place in a war torn city and sporting beautiful hand painted graphics. Lead a small, dedicated outfit of civilians and soldiers with their unique skills in their fight to take back the city besieged by occupying forces.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Warsaw

Warsaw

Platform: Switch
October 1, 2020
WARSAW is a challenging WWII turn-based tactical rpg taking place in a war torn city and sporting beautiful hand painted graphics. Lead a small, dedicated outfit of civilians and soldiers with their unique skills in their fight to take back the city besieged by occupying forces.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Pendragon

Pendragon

Platform: PC
September 22, 2020
AD 673. Camelot has fallen. The Round Table must rally to save King Arthur. Narrative strategy game from the creators of 80 DAYS, with elegant tactics and a unique, dynamic story every time you replay.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
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