Turn-Based Games

Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia

Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia

Platform: Switch
June 25, 2020
An Endless Fantasy WarGrand Strategy Simulation. Conquer the continent in this grand strategy simulation game The continent of Runersia is home to six major powers with more than 40 bases, 100 knights, and 50 types of monsters. Select a ruler, compose your platoons of knights and monsters, and march to claim enemy bases. The player chooses how they will battle, so devise the best strategy to lead your nation toward continental conquest. How will your legend unfold? Simple yet deep war simulation game with unit growth and map-based platoon battles Time passes on Runersia in seasons, each one consisting of an Organization Phase and an Attack phase. During the Organization Phase, knights and monsters with various classes and skills are organized into platoons in preparation for the upcoming battles. During the Attack Phase, turn-based platoon battles take place on a map made up of hexagonal spaces. Make use of unit skills, elements, enclosure effects, terrain advantages, and other battle tactics to lead your side to victory! All nations, knights, and monsters in the game will continue to battle and grow as you do. The game is also packed with other ways to grow your armies such as class changes, equipment, and various items.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.4
1971 Project Helios

1971 Project Helios

Platform: PlayStation 4
June 9, 2020
1971 Project Heliosis a turn-based strategy game which combines modern warfare military tactics and close combat. Firearms and vehicles are scarce, conflicts and hostilities have no end, and the terrible freezing cold annihilates friends and foes in its path.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
4.5
XCOM 2 Collection

XCOM 2 Collection

Platform: Switch
May 29, 2020
Ignite a global resistance and reclaim Earth from alien occupation in XCOM 2 on Nintendo Switch. The XCOM® 2 Collection includes the award-winning strategy game XCOM 2, four DLC packs (Resistance Warrior Pack, Anarchy’s Children, Alien Hunters, Shen’s Last Gift) and the War of the Chosen expansion all in one package. Activate any of the additional content (DLCs and the Expansion) or just play the base game. XCOM® 2: Aliens rule Earth, promising a brilliant future for mankind while secretly hiding a sinister agenda. As the leader of a guerrilla force facing impossible odds, you must ignite a global resistance to eliminate the alien threat and save the hum race from extinction. XCOM® 2: War of the Chosen: This expansion adds extensive new content in the fight against ADVENT including new Hero classes, powerful new enemies, as well as new missions, environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay. FOUR DLC PACKS: Resistance Warrior Pack: Customize your squad of resistance fighters with a set of bonus outfits and head gear, as well as custom armor and face camo. Anarchy’s Children: This rebellion-themed content pack introduces more than 100 new exotic customizations for the entire arsenal of armors available to your XCOM soldiers. These options are purely cosmetic and do not alter the stats of a soldier. Alien Hunters: Transform the soldiers of XCOM into an elite alien hunting squad with impressive new weapons and armor to face off against new alien Rulers that will pursue your squad across an entire campaign. Additional cosmetic upgrades to soldiers and the Avenger are included, as well as a new epic mission where Central Officer Bradford leads a squad with the guidance of an old friend. Shen’s Last Gift: Investigate ADVENT’s “Lost Towers” facility where Chief Engineer Lily Shen accompanies your squad in search of her late father’s secretive final project. Discover a unique new soldier class complete with powerful new combat abilities, strategy mechanics, and customization options.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.8
Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen

Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 26, 2020
Prelude to the Fallen follows the story of a young man with no memories who awakens in a strange world, and is taken in by a tribe of kindhearted villagers. He is raised as one of their own, eventually receiving the name "Hakuowlo." When neighboring nations begin to encroach on his village, Hakuoro rises up against the tyrannical invaders, setting off on an unforgettable journey that lives on in the songs of legend.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
5.9
Monster Train

Monster Train

Platform: PC
May 21, 2020
Monster Train is a strategic roguelike deck building game with a twist. Set on a train to hell, you’ll use tactical decision making to defend multiple vertical battlegrounds. With real time competitive multiplayer and endless replayability, Monster Train is always on time.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.9
Wintermoor Tactics Club

Wintermoor Tactics Club

Platform: PC
May 5, 2020
Wintermoor Tactics Club is a story about surviving high school, with gameplay inspired by tactics RPGs and visual novels. It was hard enough for Alicia at the famed Wintermoor Academy before it erupted into a snowball war! Now her club's only hope is to transform from nerdy nobodies into fantasy heroes. Unravel a reality-bending mystery. Test your strategic mettle against an avalanche of colorful characters. And don't forget to make friends.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
John Wick Hex

John Wick Hex

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 5, 2020
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.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.3
Legends of Runeterra

Legends of Runeterra

Platform: PC
April 29, 2020
Face off in dynamic, alternating combat full of opportunities to adapt and outplay. Make your move, but be ready to react, because your opponent has a plan of their own. It all comes down to this—can you outwit them and win?
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.0
Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

Platform: PC
April 28, 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:
81
User Score:
7.7
Sakura Wars

Sakura Wars

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 28, 2020
Improve the Revue Flower Division team's fortune to avoid being shut down in Sakura Wars for PlayStation 4. Set in a 1940s steampunk Tokyo, this single-player game features a dynamic LIPS dialogue system so you can build relationships through what you say and the way you say it. Lead your motivated team members to victory on the battlefield for a thrilling Sakura Wars experience.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.1
XCOM: Chimera Squad

XCOM: Chimera Squad

Platform: PC
April 23, 2020
XCOM: Chimera Squad delivers an all-new story and turn-based tactical combat experience in the XCOM universe. After years of alien rule, humanity won the war for Earth. But when the Overlords fled the planet, they left their former soldiers behind. Now, five years after the events of XCOM 2, humans and aliens are working together to forge a civilization of cooperation and coexistence. Welcome to City 31, a model of peace in a post-invasion world. However, not all of Earth's inhabitants support interspecies alliance. Chimera Squad, an elite force of human and alien agents, must work together to destroy the underground threats driving the city toward chaos. Your agents are unique: each of them equipped with special tactical abilities and driven by a different motivation for joining Chimera Squad. Deploy targeted team members to investigate and combat the dangers that pervade the districts of City 31. Lead Chimera Squad through a new experience that innovates on XCOM's turn-based legacy, utilizing strategy, teamwork, and new breach-and-clear gameplay to complete your mission objectives. The future of City 31 depends on you.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
4.7
Fort Triumph

Fort Triumph

Platform: PC
April 16, 2020
Fort Triumph is a tactical RPG emphasizing the use of Environmental Interactions to create rich, challenging and rewarding tactical gameplay. In the game, you command a party of chosen heroes who set out to change the world, one quest at a time.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.4
Make War

Make War

Platform: Switch
April 16, 2020
Do you want to lead great battles? Make War will give you the opportunity to play as aliens, which have access to the march of time. Make War is a tactical game with sandbox elements where you can place a great variety of weapons on the battlefield to perform a vast range of death and destruction. Begin from the Vikings and the ancient Romans and end up at the WWII and cyberpunk skirmishes. Each location offers its own set of weapons and tactics. You are to study the armies' formation and the enemies' behaviour, in order to choose and place your weapons properly and achieve a blood-soaked victory.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
tbd
KARDS

KARDS

Platform: PC
April 15, 2020
KARDS is an exciting free to play collectible card game set in WWII, full of strategy, tactics, action and fun. Play as any of the major powers of WWII and participate in epic battles against other players, or as a single player against the cunning AI. Battles are won by cunning, tactics, experience and strategy.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Pirates Outlaws

Pirates Outlaws

Platform: PC
April 13, 2020
Pirates Outlaws is an easy-to-play roguelike card game. Build your deck and combos to become a reputed pirate.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Alder's Blood

Alder's Blood

Platform: PC
April 10, 2020
Alder's Blood is a stealth, tactical turn-based game set in a grim world, where nature stood against humanity and repelled the civilization. Use a wide variety of weapons, stay in shadows and prepare deadly traps to survive in combat!
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.9
Iron Danger

Iron Danger

Platform: PC
March 25, 2020
Iron Danger is a tactical combat game with a unique time manipulation mechanic. A never before seen combination that combines the tactical depth of turn-based games with the exciting action of real-time games.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.7
Element Space

Element Space

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 24, 2020
Year 2199. Assemble an elite crew and make allies as factions of the Galactic Congress grapple to determine a future for humanity’s space colonies. In this sci-fi tactical RPG, command Pietham’s squad through turn-based battles, strategize ideal positions to decimate foes in 24 hand-crafted stages.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
tbd
Element Space

Element Space

Platform: Xbox One
March 24, 2020
You’ll step into the shoes of rogue captain Christopher Pietham and lead your crew in the fight against Tempest, an underground terrorist network wreaking havoc on the galaxy.
Metascore:
45
User Score:
tbd
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution

Platform: Xbox One
March 24, 2020
Relive moments and Duels from all of the animated series! Duel against over 150 iconic Duelists including Yami Yugi, Seto Kaiba, Yami Marik, Yubel, and Soulburner!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 24, 2020
Experience 20 years of Yu-Gi-Oh! history with Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution! Build your Deck from over 10,000 cards and take on the most iconic Duelists from the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe. Relive the stories from the original animated series through Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS!
Metascore:
71
User Score:
5.8
WARTILE

WARTILE

Platform: Xbox One
March 24, 2020
Wartile is a cool-down based game that keeps the action flowing, with ample opportunities to plan your moves. Although it contains the strategic elements from turn-based games, a mixture of slow down features and cool-down based gameplay maintains the tension of battle while allowing for breathing room to make tactical decisions. At its heart, Wartile is a game about positioning and tactical decision making.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Panzer Corps 2

Panzer Corps 2

Platform: PC
March 19, 2020
Panzer Corps 2 is the ultimate Second World War strategy game! Enjoy the time-proven gameplay formula which has been appreciated by millions of players over the years, brought to a whole new level of refinement up to the latest technical standards.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.0
Teamfight Tactics

Teamfight Tactics

Platform: iOS
March 18, 2020
Assemble an army of your favorite champions in Teamfight Tactics, the PVP strategy autobattler from Riot Games, the makers of League of Legends.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
3.7
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels

Platform: Switch
March 17, 2020
Welcome to Colombia, 1980's -- the fires of El Patron's empire have been lit, its influence spanning borders, and expansion unabated. Influence and corruption is rife; cops, guards, politicians and those in between are falling into the pocket of the Medellín Cartel, and after years of production, America is finally taking notice. Narcos: Rise of the Cartels tells the story of the hit Netflix TV series, of the rise and fall of El Patron. Choose your side and ally with the DEA or conversely side with the Narcos. Explore recognisable locations from the show and take a role in pivotal world-altering events and battles that will define and shift the war on drugs. Form your team from a variety of class-specific roles, join leading characters, upgrade your skills and take part in brutal turn-based combat, where your actions will have consequence. Plata o Plomo?
Metascore:
41
User Score:
2.6
Alder's Blood

Alder's Blood

Platform: Switch
March 13, 2020
Alder's Blood is a stealth, tactical turn-based game set in a grim world, where nature stood against humanity and repelled the civilization. Use a wide variety of weapons, stay in shadows and prepare deadly traps to survive in combat.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV

Platform: PlayStation 4
February 28, 2020
The latest iteration of the classic tactical series is once again set during the fall of the Han Dynasty in ancient China; where battles take place in a boundary-free scramble for land.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.3
Broken Lines

Broken Lines

Platform: Switch
February 25, 2020
Your squad has crash-landed behind enemy lines, in the heart of an alternate history Eastern Europe. With no intel or leadership to support them, these soldiers must fight their way back home before the horrors of war break them. Teamwork and strategy are paramount… Each soldier has their own personality and ideas on what needs to happen next. Some want to investigate what caused the crash that left them in hostile territory, while others want to lay low and wait for rescue. There are even whispers of desertion. You are the “unseen hand” that guides this ragtag group of soldiers to safety and possible rescue. Whether it’s as simple a choice as to which way to go next, or something as serious as how to engage their mysterious foes, every decision you make is serious and significant.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Broken Lines

Broken Lines

Platform: PC
February 25, 2020
Broken Lines is a story-driven tactical RPG set in an alternate-history version of World War II. It’s a game about a group of eight soldiers who crash-land behind enemy lines. It’s up to you to lead them home while fending off the enemy and helping them deal with the horrors of war.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.5
Corruption 2029

Corruption 2029

Platform: PC
February 17, 2020
Set in a dystopian America in the not-so distant future. CORRUPTION 2029 is a new tactical strategy game from The Bearded Ladies, creators of ‘Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden’. Using your supreme tactical abilities, command a squad of heavily augmented ‘units’ deep into enemy territory to discover the cause of the CORRUPTION. CORRUPTION 2029 is a hardcore tactical game that should test the mettle of even the most experienced tactical gamers. [Epic]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
5.9
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