PC Turn-Based Games

Legions of Steel

Legions of Steel

Platform: PC
July 16, 2015
The Empire of the Machines is threatening the entire universe. The other factions have banded together to defend the galaxy from the invader. Battles are raging in the corridors of the Machines underground production facilities.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
4.4
Legends of Eisenwald

Legends of Eisenwald

Platform: PC
July 2, 2015
Do you miss old school RPG/strategy games? If so, we invite you to Eisenwald where we carry on the proud tradition of games like Kings Bounty or Disciples 2. In Legends of Eisenwald you will encounter a unique turn-based combat system and story driven campaign set in a low fantasy medieval world. Gather your troops and embark on a dangerous journey to carve your name into the legends of the grim lands of Eisenwald where all the supernatural superstitions of medieval times are found to be true.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.7
RONIN

RONIN

Platform: PC
June 30, 2015
Ronin is stylish a turn-based action platformer following the exploits of a vengeful heroine determined to strike down five prominent figures of a powerful corporation.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.6
Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy

Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy

Platform: PC
June 4, 2015
Assume charge of Naval Strike Group 7 and lead your fleet to victory in full 3D tactical space combat. Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy is a sci-fi strategy saga that tests your abilities as both capital assault ship Captain and naval fleet Commander.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.1
Massive Chalice

Massive Chalice

Platform: PC
June 1, 2015
Massive Chalice is a single player turn-based tactics game within a multi-generational strategy campaign where you must unite your kingdom under a powerful dynasty as an immortal King or Queen to eliminate the demonic threat, and reforge the Massive Chalice.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.0
Invisible, Inc.

Invisible, Inc.

Platform: PC
May 12, 2015
Invisible, Inc. is a mercenary espionage agency operating in the latter years of the 21st century. Infiltrate procedurally generated corporate facilities in tense, turn-based missions where every move could be your last. Find profit in chaos as you guide your team around the world in search of lucrative contracts.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Chroma Squad

Chroma Squad

Platform: PC
April 30, 2015
Chroma Squad is a tactical RPG about five stunt actors who decide to quit their jobs and start their own Power Rangers-inspired TV show. Cast actors, purchase equipment and upgrades for your studio, craft weapons and giant Mechas out of cardboard and duct tape.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.7
Order of Battle: Pacific

Order of Battle: Pacific

Platform: PC
April 30, 2015
Order of Battle: Pacific features playable campaigns for both US-led Allies and Japanese Empire. Starting from the attack on Pearl Harbor, the dynamic campaign system allows players to alter the course of history and win the war as Japan or lead Allied forces to ultimate victory with the invasion of Japan.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
5.7
Age of Wonders III - Eternal Lords

Age of Wonders III - Eternal Lords

Platform: PC
April 14, 2015
Eternal Lords is the major, second expansion for the acclaimed strategy game Age of Wonders III. With the introduction of the Tigran and Frostling races and the new Necromancer class, players must adapt to a world on the brink of cataclysmic change. New features such as the Race Governance system, which allows players to tailor features of each race in their empire to meet their strategic needs, add new layers of depth to empire development and diplomacy.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - Blackrock Mountain

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - Blackrock Mountain

Platform: PC
April 2, 2015
An expansion for Hearthstone, Blackrock Mountain is a single-player adventure.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
5.5
Sid Meier's Starships

Sid Meier's Starships

Platform: PC
March 12, 2015
Assemble and helm a fleet of starships and travel between planets as you explore, build, negotiate, and fight to preserve your vision for humanity.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
4.3
A Druid's Duel

A Druid's Duel

Platform: PC
February 25, 2015
A Druid's Duel is a fast paced turn-based strategy game set in a world of Celtic lore where players can create and destroy the board by harnessing the power of nature.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
6.8
Blackguards 2

Blackguards 2

Platform: PC
January 20, 2015
Blackguards 2 ia an SRPG focusing on turn-based, strategic battles with a group of scoundrels as anti-heroes.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
Warhammer Quest

Warhammer Quest

Platform: PC
January 7, 2015
Helm a party of brave adventurers through the dangerous dungeons of the Warhammer world in the search for wealth and fame, as players uncover and explore new settlements. In their quest for legendary weapons, players encounter enemies including evil Night Goblins, dangerous Orcs, gigantic River Trolls and hordes of the evil Skaven, hellbent on destroying the band of adventurers.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
2.7
NEO Scavenger

NEO Scavenger

Platform: PC
December 15, 2014
NEO Scavenger takes place in a near-future, post apocalyptic Earth, where human warfare and supernatural activity have fragmented mankind into struggling pockets of civilization. Harsh wilderness and blasted ruins cover most of the planet, dotted by fragile settlements that can be extinguished in an instant. A few cities survived the apocalypse, evolving into massive, ultra-urban fortresses. Other areas have become so devastated that even to this day, the only inhabitants are the ghosts of the past.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.7
Scrolls

Scrolls

Platform: PC
December 12, 2014
Scrolls is Mojang's next game and offers a new and unique game play where you fight to outmaneuver your opponent on the battlefield using the destructive powers in your collection of magical scrolls. Tear your opponent limb from limb with the might of your summoned armies, lay waste to the defenses with the obliterating power of your siege weapons or open up the very skies and let bolts of lightning shower his minions until only ash remains. The road to victory is yours to choose. Obtain the powerful scrolls and decide which ones you will take to battle as you fight to become the mightiest Magician of all.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.5
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - Goblins Vs. Gnomes

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - Goblins Vs. Gnomes

Platform: PC
December 8, 2014
Goblins vs Gnomes delivers 143 newly added minions and spells.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.9
Frozen Synapse Prime

Frozen Synapse Prime

Platform: PC
November 14, 2014
Assume the role of Tactics, leading a rebel faction to overthrow a powerful corporation controlling the virtual city of Markov Geist. Control an elite strike team of futuristic soldiers; plot paths and issue orders to your units, test your plans and predict your opponent in each turn.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.8
Space Hulk Ascension

Space Hulk Ascension

Platform: PC
November 12, 2014
Space Hulk: Ascension Edition is a 3D, digital, turn based, strategy game, which builds upon the classic board game experience, and adds new RPG style mechanics, additional weapons, enemy types, an all-new chapter and loads of other new features. Set in the isolated corridors and tomb-like chambers of ancient vessels lost in the graveyard of space, players lead a small force of fearless Space Marine Terminators in a ferocious fight for survival against hordes of predatory, alien Genestealers.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.2
Valkyria Chronicles

Valkyria Chronicles

Platform: PC
November 11, 2014
Includes all previously released downloadable content. Set in a fictitious continent harkening back to the 1930s, Valkyria Chronicles highlights a Europe divided in two and governed by two powers: the Empire and the Federation. The Empire has designs on invading the small neutral country of Gallia, located between the two superpowers' territories, in an attempt to secure precious natural resources. Amidst this struggle a hero named Welkin, and his fellow soldiers of the Federation's Seventh Platoon, are fighting back against the invasion and the Empires attempts to unify the continent under its power.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

Platform: PC
October 23, 2014
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth sends players on an expedition from Earth to lead their people into a new frontier to explore and colonize an alien planet, and create a new civilization.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
5.5
Ancient Space

Ancient Space

Platform: PC
September 23, 2014
Ancient Space is a single-player, real-time strategy title that puts the player in command of a fleet conducting a scientific mission on the edge of the known universe, charting what lies beyond in ‘The Black Zone.’ A rich and compelling story will guide the player as they build and upgrade their fleets and then survive overwhelming odds in deadly strategic missions.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.6
Worlds of Magic

Worlds of Magic

Platform: PC
September 20, 2014
Worlds of Magic is a 4X turn-based strategy game. Players explore and conquer a vast variety of procedurally generated universes, using military and magical power to overcome their foes. Found cities, raise armies, research and cast spells, hire powerful heroes, and create powerful magical artifacts.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
5.5
Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut

Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut

Platform: PC
September 18, 2014
The Director’s Cut is a stand alone release of Harebrained Schemes' Dragonfall campaign, which premiered as a major expansion for Shadowrun Returns. The Director's Cut adds a variety of new content and enhancements to the original game: Five new missions, alternate endings, new music, a redesigned interface, team customization options, a revamped combat system, and more.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.3
Age of Wonders III - Golden Realms

Age of Wonders III - Golden Realms

Platform: PC
September 18, 2014
Golden Realms greatly expands Age of Wonders III’s empire building mechanics and introduces new content. These new features are used in random maps, new scenarios and a new story campaign, where Halfling survivors settle in a distant land filled with danger and treasures never seen before.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front

Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front

Platform: PC
September 12, 2014
In Battle Academy 2, players will be able to take command of Soviet and German forces at the tactical level. While this sequel includes everything that made the previous game so absorbing and accessible, it also introduces new features for a deeper and richer strategy experience. With more than 130 units, a brand new skirmish mode, random map generator, 4 single players campaigns, versus and cooperative multiplayer modes and enhanced with new tactical tools, players are bound to fight some unforgettable battles in Mother Russia.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.0
To End All Wars

To End All Wars

Platform: PC
August 29, 2014
Ageod's To End All Wars is a grand strategy game set during World War One. Players will take control over one of the major powers that so desperately fought for control over Europe and to end all wars. Of course the engine has been updated and altered to convincingly simulate Great War warfare. Continues lines of trenches can be created by the player (and the AI) and special rules allow air units to fulfill missions even beyond enemy lines. Other features brought by this title include the new diplomacy system and the new research system. Together, these features, combined with the proven Ageod formula make To End All Wars one of the biggest and most detailed Ageod titles yet!
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.6
Halfway

Halfway

Platform: PC
July 22, 2014
Halfway is a turn-based strategy RPG which takes place a few hundred years into the future. Humanity has begun to colonise new worlds and until now, they were alone… In Halfway you take control of a small team of survivors faced with a violent invasion onboard the colonial vessel Goliath. As their leader you will guide them through the dark and cramped corridors of the ship to slowly take back control.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.2
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - Curse of Naxxramas

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - Curse of Naxxramas

Platform: PC
July 22, 2014
A whole new game mode, thirty new cards for your collection, a brand-new board, and the chance to school some of the Scourges most infamous champions all this and more awaits in Curse of Naxxramas! Curse of Naxxramas is a single-player PVE adventure integrated within Hearthstone. In Curse of Naxxramas, you face off against powerful bosses as you battle your way through the dread necropolis and its hordes of undead fiends. You will encounter villains such as the wily warlock Heigan the Unclean, the vile abomination Thaddius, and none other than the master of Naxxramas himself, the lich KelThuzad. Itll be a challenge, but if you outwit these fearsome foes you will reap the awesome rewards of the undead stronghold.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.2
Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015

Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015

Platform: PC
July 16, 2014
Track down bigger game on a bold new adventure with Magic 2015—Duels of the Planeswalkers. Command powerful creatures and wield devastating spells to defeat your opponents in this game of strategy. Hone your skills as you battle your way across the planes of the Multiverse. Beware though, Planeswalker. Your biggest danger lies ahead. Garruk Wildspeaker, the greatest hunter known, has fallen under the curse of the Chain Veil. He now mercilessly stalks his own kind. Find him and stop him ... before he finds you.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
3.2
Battleplan: American Civil War

Battleplan: American Civil War

Platform: PC
July 4, 2014
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.0
Qvadriga

Qvadriga

Platform: PC
June 13, 2014
Qvadriga is a tactical game of chariot racing in ancient Roman circuses, where you take control of a four horse chariot team. Choose your preferred upgrade combinations and prove your skills at the arena.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
4.7
Distant Worlds: Universe

Distant Worlds: Universe

Platform: PC
May 23, 2014
Distant Worlds is a vast, pausable real-time 4X space strategy game. Experience the full depth and detail of turn-based strategy, but with the simplicity and ease of real-time, and on the scale of a massively-multiplayer online game.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Panzer Tactics HD

Panzer Tactics HD

Platform: PC
May 22, 2014
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.4
King's Bounty: Dark Side

King's Bounty: Dark Side

Platform: PC
May 16, 2014
Time has come to join the dark side. Take a trip to the other side of Teana, to the part of the world that has yet remained unseen to the royal bounty hunters.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.4
Jagged Alliance: Flashback

Jagged Alliance: Flashback

Platform: PC
May 15, 2014
Jagged Alliance: Flashback is a tactical turn-based action game where you control and maintain squads of mercenaries off and on the battlefield.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
4.2
Bravada

Bravada

Platform: PC
May 14, 2014
You play a young beardless dwarf who dreams about adventures and heroic deeds. Usually dwarves have beards, but for some mystical reasons beard of our hero is not grows. So he decide to make a journey with his friend the bat to solve this problem. During the game you control a group of units each with its own specialties and features. Units can get levels and transform into other forms by your choice. Combats is turn based but fast due to clever control system.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.5
Endless Legend

Endless Legend

Platform: PC
April 24, 2014
Endless Legend is a 4X turn-based fantasy strategy game by the creators of Endless Space and Dungeon of the Endless. Create your own Legend.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
The Last Federation

The Last Federation

Platform: PC
April 18, 2014
From the creators of AI War: Fleet Command comes an all-new grand strategy title with turn-based tactical combat, set in a deep simulation of an entire solar system and its billions of inhabitants. You are the last of a murdered race, determined to unify or destroy the 8 others.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.9
Warlock 2: The Exiled

Warlock 2: The Exiled

Platform: PC
April 10, 2014
Warlock 2 is a turn-based strategy game of fantasy warfare. Rival against Great Mages, lead mighty armies into fierce battles, wield ancient magic, use cunning diplomacy and faith as your weapons. Experience the challenge in single or multiplayer.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.1
Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown

Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown

Platform: PC
March 31, 2014
Shadowrun Online is the second Kickstarter video game project set in the unique world of Shadowrun. The first project, Shadowrun Returns, focused primarily on providing a great single player adventure experience, while Shadowrun Online - like the pen & paper version - is all about experiencing the awesome world and gritty atmosphere of Shadowrun together with friends. Fluid co-op gameplay and intense player vs player faction wars set in a persistent and evolving world - this is what Shadowrun Online is about.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.1
Age of Wonders III

Age of Wonders III

Platform: PC
March 31, 2014
Age of Wonders 3 marks a modern reimagining of the series, where players join a clash of kings, queens and dark lords for the spoils of an ancient paradise. By introducing unique RPG-inspired classes and specializations, players are able to craft empires of their own design, developing unique strategies and play styles. The world-changing conflict plays out on sweeping landscapes, loaded with mythical locations waiting to be uncovered, conquered and exploited.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Galactic Civilizations III

Galactic Civilizations III

Platform: PC
March 27, 2014
Galactic Civilizations III challenges players to assemble an empire that dominates the galaxy through conquest, diplomacy, cultural hegemony, or scientific research.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.0
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Platform: PC
March 11, 2014
Hearthstone is a free-to-play digital strategy card game that anyone can enjoy. Players choose one of nine epic Warcraft heroes to play as, and then take turns playing cards from their customizable decks to cast potent spells, use heroic weapons or abilities, or summon powerful characters to crush their opponent.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
5.7
Shadowrun: Dragonfall

Shadowrun: Dragonfall

Platform: PC
February 27, 2014
Experience a New Full-Length Campaign: Return to the “Tech meets Magic” future of Shadowrun in an all-new 12+ hour campaign. Operating out of an offbeat hub neighborhood, you’ll choose which missions to accept and how you’ll approach them while navigating the dark underbelly of “the Flux”.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
Might & Magic X: Legacy

Might & Magic X: Legacy

Platform: PC
January 23, 2014
In the wake of the spectacular events in Might & Magic Heroes VI, you will play in a party of four adventurers entangled in intrigue and political machinations unfolding in and around Karthal. The city, on the verge of secession, is prey to competing factions vying for its control. Your actions will determine the fate of the city. Might & Magic X Legacy is an authentic solo experience in the classic first-person RPG genre. Create and lead your group into an exciting world and battle powerful mythical creatures while collecting ancient magical treasures. Through a turn-based gameplay system, defeat creatures and bosses to accomplish unique quests and make your way through dangerous dungeons, cities and labyrinths full of traps. Dive into vintage Might & Magic and play old school, new rules.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.3
The Banner Saga

The Banner Saga

Platform: PC
January 14, 2014
Live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Make allies as you travel with your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape. Carefully choose those who will help fight a new threat that jeopardizes an entire civilization.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Pandora: First Contact

Pandora: First Contact

Platform: PC
November 14, 2013
Pandora: First Contact is a science fiction 4X turn-based strategy game on a planetary scale, inspired by Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. In the future, factions have risen up from opportunities and ideologies independent of governments. Private corporations and religious movements have started wars over greed, ideology and power. Many have died and many lands lay in ruin. Planet Earth has been exhausted and colonial attempts on other planetary bodies have been in vain. Finally, after decades of exploration, an interstellar probe has brought promise of a new world many light-years away. The most powerful factions have gathered their best men and women to send on a long journey to Pandora. Far from desolate, the earth-like planet has been found to host a plethora of indigenous life forms. While the gigantic monstrosities inland and at the oceans seem relatively calm, human-sized bugs and fungus are threatening to stop mankind's expansion. As the various factions strive to take control, each will research and develop numerous new technologies, discovering new weapons and industry, whilst opening trade agreements and forging alliances with other factions to gain a foothold. As they spread, they will discover ancient ruins from alien civilizations that will grant them advantages over their rivals.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.5
XCOM: Enemy Within

XCOM: Enemy Within

Platform: PC
November 11, 2013
XCOM: Enemy Within is the expansion to the 2012 strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Enemy Within adds an array of new abilities, upgrades and weapons to combat new enemy and alien threats. This expansion pack also introduces new maps, new tactical and strategic gameplay, and new multiplayer content providing a renewed gameplay experience.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
Blackguards

Blackguards

Platform: PC
November 6, 2013
What happens when the only hope of a threatened world lies not with heroes in shining armor but in the hands of a band of misfits and criminals? Blackguards - the new turn-based RPG by Daedalic Entertainment - explores this very question. The player takes on the role of a convicted murderer, who with the help of a team of more-than-questionable characters, must save the world from a dark menace. During the wild chase throughout the South of Aventuria, the world of The Dark Eye, there is more to fight than vicious creatures - chapter by chapter, a story full of intrigue and surprising twists unfolds. But when life and death are in the player's hands, how far will they go to reach their goals?
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.1
Battle Worlds: Kronos

Battle Worlds: Kronos

Platform: PC
November 4, 2013
Battle Worlds: Kronos is a turn-based strategy game in the tradition of Battle Isle, Advance Wars and Panzer General. Have you ever wondered what games like that would look like today? Well, the makers of this game did. Thus, the game.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.0
Agarest: Generations of War

Agarest: Generations of War

Platform: PC
October 3, 2013
At the dawn of time, a terrible war raged between the forces of good and evil, ending in the destruction of the world of Agarest. After their victory, the Gods of Light unified the decaying bodies of the Gods of Darkness and created a new world. Now, the forces of darkness are awakening once again. Choose the path of Darkness or Light through a truly epic story, spanning multiple generations. Battle hundreds of different creatures using an array of character abilities, in a compelling and innovative turn-based combat system. Build your ultimate army of warriors and master Extra Skills, Special Arts and Over Kills to defeat colossal enemies. Unite with your chosen heroine and use the “Soul Breed” system to shape the fate of the next generation of heroes.
Metascore:
45
User Score:
6.9
Arma Tactics

Arma Tactics

Platform: PC
October 1, 2013
Arma Tactics is a turn-based close-combat strategy game, where the player takes control of a four-member Special Forces team. There are no given strategies, rails to move on, or paths to follow; it‘s up to the player to decide how he will play through both the story-driven missions and generated missions with randomized objectives. Whether using stealth or a more direct approach, players will need to use their strategic thinking and use both basic and advanced weaponry while facing many different opponents - ranging from unorganized local militia to smart and skilled mercenaries.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
5.6
Space Hulk

Space Hulk

Platform: PC
August 15, 2013
Based on the best-selling board game and set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Space Hulk is a 3D digital turn based strategy game that recreates the classic claustrophobic board game experience for single player and multiplayer cross-platform play between PC, Mac and on iOS. Space Hulk is set in the isolated corridors and tomb-like chambers of an ancient vessel lost in the graveyard of space. Players lead a small army of fearless Space Marine Terminators to battle in a ferocious fight for survival against hordes of predatory alien Genestealers.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
6.6
Worms Clan Wars

Worms Clan Wars

Platform: PC
August 15, 2013
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.9
Skulls of the Shogun

Skulls of the Shogun

Platform: PC
July 29, 2013
Washing up on the shores of the afterlife, players meet and join forces with vibrant ghost-samurai warriors, magical animal-monks, and mustachioed samurai generals on the way to capture Skulls of the Shogun. With its roots in classic turn-based strategy gaming, Skulls of the Shogun retains depth and adds a smooth, simple interface that makes it accessible and enjoyable even to players new to the genre. Players immerse themselves in battle with fun and unique game play features amidst lush, eerie environments. Also featuring 4-player local and networked multi-player and an original score inspired by old samurai films and dub, Skulls of the Shogun offers simple-yet-deep, refined and offbeat game-play.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.8
Shadowrun Returns

Shadowrun Returns

Platform: PC
July 25, 2013
Jordan Weisman, the creator of Shadowrun, is back and Shadowrun Returns is the game that Shadowrun fans have been waiting for. A 2D turn-based single player game with deep story interaction, meaningful character development, and highly-contextual tactical combat. According to the Mayan Calendar (and lots of tabloids), the world will end on December 21, 2012. Its part a 5,200 year cycle of death and rebirth that, in Shadowrun, actually charts the ebb and flow of magic from the Earth. So, on 12/21/12 magic will return, end this world, and wreak holy havoc while starting the next. Aboriginal cultures, who maintained their mystical traditions, are the first to feel the return of magic and use their newfound power to reshape the political, financial, and physical world around them. As the magic increases, Elf and Dwarf babies are born to very surprised parents who carry the right combination of long-dormant genes. But all of these events pale in comparison to the horror of "goblinization", which painfully reshapes the teenage bodies of those unlucky enough to carry dominant Ork or Troll genes. And then the first Great Dragon rises from its 5,200 yearlong hibernation and circles over Tokyo, signaling that the world has truly AWAKENED. Fast forward two generations, to a world transformed not only by the growth of magic but by the acceleration of cyber technologya continual effort to improve upon the gifts that nature gave humanity; by the inevitable maturation of the World Wide Web into the Matrixa network directly accessible by the human brain; and by the near elimination of governments as they are replaced megacorporationsmonolithic entities who see only customers, not citizens. And moving through the dark shadows cast by the gleaming towers of the corps, are Shadowrunners disposable assets and corporate pawns scratching out a living using a combination of technology, magic, and street smarts. Shadowrunners live between the cracks and operate outside the law, doing the dirty work that corporate wage-slaves wont soil their hands with and occasionally acting as the only protection the citizenry can turn to. Welcome to the world of Shadowrun, where man meets magic and machine.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.5
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World

Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World

Platform: PC
July 8, 2013
The second expansion for Sid Meier's Civilization V, Brave New World, introduces nine new civilizations, international trade, and victory through cultural dominance.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Horizon

Horizon

Platform: PC
July 2, 2013
Horizon is a turn-based space strategy game of galactic exploration and conquest in which you are in control of humanity’s destiny. You will explore deep space, find new frontiers and discover alien artifacts hidden on long-abandoned planets.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
6.9
Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014

Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014

Platform: PC
June 26, 2013
Available on the Android platform for the first time ever in addition to iPad, Xbox LIVE Arcade, Steam and PlayStation Network, Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers will offer players exciting new features as they partner with Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar to track down a manipulative and dangerous Planeswalker foe. An immersive storyline and strong integration with the Magic 2014 - Core Set ties the experience together for players, culminating in an end-of-summer Magic Celebration that brings all Magic fans together in stores across the world.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.1
Endless Space: Disharmony

Endless Space: Disharmony

Platform: PC
June 26, 2013
Disharmony is the first official expansion to the 4x space strategy game Endless Space.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.8
Skyward Collapse

Skyward Collapse

Platform: PC
May 23, 2013
How do you balance -- and indeed encourage -- a war between factions without letting either side obliterate the other? How do you rule over gods, creatures, and men who refuse to obey you? How do you build a landscape of villages when bandits and mythology are conspiring to tear it down? Skyward Collapse places you into the role of The Creator, and frees you to tackle these problems your own way. Brought to you by the developer of the modern strategy classic AI War: Fleet Command, Arcen's second full strategy title is equally unique (but far easier to learn): a turn-based 4x strategic god-game. Your task is to build and populate the floating continent of Luminith. You create -- but cannot control -- gods, creatures, and artifacts from both Greek and Norse mythology. The power you wield with these is immense: Heimdall's horn causes everyone outdoors to drop dead, for crying out loud. Your task is to keep both factions alive and fighting until The Master calls you home -- but this is harder than it sounds. Bandit Keeps pop up periodically, as do Woes such as floods, serial killers, guild strikes, and vegetarian uprisings. Every game plays out differently, and you'll need even the craziest of your powers in order to survive what lies in store for you.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.2
Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes

Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes

Platform: PC
May 22, 2013
Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is an expansion to Stardock's popular Fallen Enchantress fantasy strategy game. The world of Elemental needs your help. The Fallen Enchantress seeks to destroy the fragile civilizations that have arisen from the ashes of the cataclysm. Fortunately, your fame has spread far and wide attracting the great heroes to aid you.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Shades of Darkness

Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Shades of Darkness

Platform: PC
May 2, 2013
This fully fledged expansion will feature a new fan-favorite faction to Heroes VI, Dungeon, led by the Dark Elves. The Dark Elves have left the forests of Irollan, made a pact with the mysterious Faceless and escaped extermination by becoming underground renegades - stealthy and revered assassins. This faction is introduced into an epic campaign that not only unveils unexplored territories of Ashan, but also recounts the mysterious origins of their people.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
5.3
Eador: Masters of the Broken World

Eador: Masters of the Broken World

Platform: PC
April 19, 2013
Eador. Masters of the Broken World - is a turn-based strategy in the original fantasy setting, where the decisions you make affect the world even deeper than the battles you win. The game combines the unmatched strategic depth with boundless role-playing opportunities, granting the player the power of the immortal ruler of the magic world of Eador. The game is set for release in 2012.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.2
The Banner Saga: Factions

The Banner Saga: Factions

Platform: PC
February 25, 2013
What is The Banner Saga? Short answer: role-playing meets turn-based strategy, wrapped into an adventure mini-series about vikings. Travel through stunning landscapes straight out of an animated film as your party escapes what could be the end of everything. Battle painstakingly hand-animated foes in strategic, turn-based combat. Make decisions with real consequences in conversations with people you'll actually care about. The Banner Saga is a mature game aimed at gamers who appreciate art, story and strategy. Hope you'll join the caravan.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.0
Omerta: City of Gangsters

Omerta: City of Gangsters

Platform: PC
January 31, 2013
OMERTA - CITY OF GANGSTERS is a simulation game with tactical turn-based combat. Taking the role of a fresh-from-the-boat immigrant, with dreams of the big life, the player will work his way up the criminal hierarchy of 1920's Atlantic City. Starting with small jobs, his character recruits a gang and expands his empire by taking territory from other gangsters. Eventually he establishes his own crime syndicate and becomes the de facto ruler of Atlantic City.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
4.9
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter (Enhanced Edition)

Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter (Enhanced Edition)

Platform: PC
November 30, 2012
In Sword of the Stars 2, gamers will be reaquianted with the original six races from Swords of the Stars I and its expansions as well as reveal the dark secret of the original series, the Suulka - an ancient race that is responsible for tampering with the Liir, Zuul, and other races in the SotS universe! Not limited to another entire new race and their unique drive technology, SotS2 will be a major step forward in the SotS approach to 4X gameplay, taking the easy-to-learn-hard-to-master philosophy set out in SotS1 and following that path to a new standard in space strategy games.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.1
King's Bounty: Warriors of the North

King's Bounty: Warriors of the North

Platform: PC
October 25, 2012
Warriors of the North is the latest chapter in the cult role-playing game - adventure saga. The current tale takes place in the familiar world of Endoria featured in the earlier games, but begins in the Viking lands, which the celebrated hero Bill Gilbert never visited during his famous quest in King’s Bounty: The Legend.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.9
Elemental: Fallen Enchantress

Elemental: Fallen Enchantress

Platform: PC
October 23, 2012
In Fallen Enchantress players will be able to explore the world of Elemental and discover a wide range of unique locations, including dangerous wild lands that can't be settled until they are conquered.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.3
Worms Revolution

Worms Revolution

Platform: PC
October 10, 2012
The game has been developed from the ground up and features a completely new game-engine. Exciting new features and challenges have been introduced whilst old favourites such as the Super Sheep and Holy Hand Grenade remain to thrill fans worldwide.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.6
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Platform: PC
October 8, 2012
Enemy Unknown couples tactical turn-based gameplay with action sequences and on-ground combat. Recruit, specialize and train unique soldiers and manage your personnel. Detect and interrupt the alien threat as you construct and expand your XCOM headquarters. Direct soldier squads in turn-based ground battles and deploy air units such as the Interceptor and Skyranger. The fight spreads around the world as the XCOM team engages in over 70 missions, communicating and negotiating with governments around the world.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.2
Might & Magic: Duel of Champions

Might & Magic: Duel of Champions

Platform: PC
September 13, 2012
Might & Magic Duel of Champions is an online free-to-play card game in the M&M universe.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.0
Jagged Alliance: Crossfire

Jagged Alliance: Crossfire

Platform: PC
August 24, 2012
Jagged Alliance: Crossfire is a stand-alone expansion to the hit tactical RPG Jagged Alliance: Back in Action that adds new mercenaries, new environments, and new weapons.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
4.4
Legends of Pegasus

Legends of Pegasus

Platform: PC
August 10, 2012
The 4X space simulation will put players in control of the last surviving humans, as they explore space in a quest to expand their galactic empire. Players will conquer and explore an incredibly detailed 3D universe as they use economic, diplomatic and scientific means to expand their empires. Through a deep technology tree, players will unlock new technologies to customize their ships and prepare their fleets for the next alien encounter; be it hostile or friendly.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
1.3
Hero Academy

Hero Academy

Platform: PC
August 10, 2012
Blending classic tactics gaming with the fast-paced action of modern casual titles, Hero Academy delivers tense one-on-one battles with quick bursts of gameplay. The balance of power can shift in a single turn, and victory requires a carefully crafted strategy. Deploy different character classes, defend your turf with countermeasures, and with the placement of a few special items, you’ll conquer your opponent.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.1
The Political Machine 2012

The Political Machine 2012

Platform: PC
July 31, 2012
The Political Machine 2012 lets players play as Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich or create their own candidate to take to the campaign trail.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.7
Endless Space

Endless Space

Platform: PC
July 4, 2012
This galaxy is ancient, and its first intelligent life was the civilization we call the Endless. Long before our eyes gazed upon the stars they flew between them, though all that remains of this people is what we call Dust. A substance found scattered or in forgotten temples, it once gave powers to admirals and galactic governors.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.4
Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013

Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013

Platform: PC
June 20, 2012
Face a stiffer challenge in this version of the franchise. Play with friends or the AI, take on new encounters and opponents, and face up to 3 other players in the Planechase multiplayer format. Featuring 10 customizable decks, Magic 2013 offers new game items to unlock and introduces the option to choose what lands to tap when you cast your spells.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.8
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings

Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings

Platform: PC
June 18, 2012
Sid Meier's Civilization V: God & Kings takes players through time as they engage in new quests and global competitions, interact with new types of city-states, and master exciting new systems for land and naval combat. Nine new civilizations; nine new wonders; three original scenarios; and dozens of new units, buildings, technologies and resources have also been added, offering even more ways for players to expand their empire on their quest to rule the world.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Warlock: Master of the Arcane

Warlock: Master of the Arcane

Platform: PC
May 8, 2012
Warlock – Master of the Arcane invites players to take on the role of the Great Mage and build a powerful magical empire, giving mighty mages the ability to control armies and wield magic to wage war against one another, as they compete with other wizards for the title of Warlock.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.9
Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai

Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai

Platform: PC
March 22, 2012
This massive-scale, stand-alone expansion to Total War: SHOGUN 2 offers a completely new experience to players. Six new playable clans, including those supporting a modern imperial Japan such as the Satsuma and those allied with the old Shogun like the Nagaoka, are now available. Three great foreign powers must also be dealt with: America, Britain and France all have a vested interest in Japan’s future. How will you treat them? All this plays out across an expanded and improved campaign map, covering new island provinces in the far north and featuring all-new building and technology trees as well as brand new features such as railways and naval bombardments, seen for the first time in a Total War title.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action

Platform: PC
February 8, 2012
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action revives the top-selling Jagged Alliance series of mercenary-themed strategy games with significant updates to visuals and gameplay. Back in Action will showcase a fully updated experience, with modernized gameplay, state-of-the-art graphics and premium production values.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
5.5
Grotesque Tactics 2: Dungeons & Donuts

Grotesque Tactics 2: Dungeons & Donuts

Platform: PC
November 21, 2011
The story of Grotesque Tactics 2: Dungeons & Donuts begins as the citizens of the Kingdom of Glory celebrate their victory in the catacombs of their former enemies. The revelry is disturbed by a sudden all-encompassing fog. Those that the fog engulfed vanished screaming into the void. Full of despair, the remaining survivors barricade themselves in the depths. Not much time passes before food becomes short – and moods grim. The Knights of Glory, shady mercenaries and the arrogant high elves band into guilds and begin a struggle for food, survival and escape. Too bad the guilds can’t stand each other, and noone notices the awakening of dark forces in the dungeons below…
Metascore:
48
User Score:
6.5
Unity of Command

Unity of Command

Platform: PC
November 15, 2011
Unity of Command lets you replay the epic conflict that was the Stalingrad Campaign of World War II. In this turn-based game of strategy and cunning, observe how opportunity leads the German army to advance recklessly into the steppes of southern Russia. And as the story unfolds, join the Soviet campaign to repel the invaders... As these legendary battles play out on the hex board, the tension of decision making and difficulties of conducting operations on a massive scale emerge. Command armies and fronts in maneuver warfare, thrust and encircle, capture cities and cross continents; but never, ever forget to watch your supply lines.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.2
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter

Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter

Platform: PC
October 28, 2011
In Sword of the Stars 2, gamers will be reaquianted with the original six races from Swords of the Stars I and its expansions as well as reveal the dark secret of the original series, the Suul’ka - an ancient race that is responsible for tampering with the Liir, Zuul, and other races in the SotS universe! Not limited to another entire new race and their unique drive technology, SotS2 will be a major step forward in the SotS approach to 4X gameplay, taking the easy-to-learn-hard-to-master philosophy set out in SotS1 and following that path to a new standard in space strategy games.
Metascore:
44
User Score:
4.7
Might & Magic: Heroes VI

Might & Magic: Heroes VI

Platform: PC
October 13, 2011
The Might & Magic Heroes VI adventure starts 400 years before the events in Heroes of Might & Magic® V, showcasing a family of heroes in a thrilling, epic story where Angels plot to revive an unfinished war.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.0
Disciples III: Resurrection

Disciples III: Resurrection

Platform: PC
October 11, 2011
This is a new landmark in the history of Nevendaar, when a new race ascends to power - the ruthless and merciless Undead Hordes. It is the story of selfless love and unfading glory. Heroes of the past, who had lost their lives, but not their sentience, are exacting their revenge in the name of Mortis, the Goddess of Death.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
4.6
Worms Ultimate Mayhem

Worms Ultimate Mayhem

Platform: PC
September 28, 2011
Worms Ultimate Mayhem is a souped-up, re-vamped, high definition reimagining of Worms 3D and Worms 4: Mayhem, bringing both games together in one incredibly over-stuffed, over-the-top package for Xbox 360 from Xbox LIVE, for PlayStation 3 from Playstation Network and also for PC from Steam. Including all of the content from the original games, Worms Ultimate Mayhem also brings a whole host of anarchic additions � more single player missions, more puzzles, more customisation, more worms!
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.7
Total War: Shogun 2 - Rise of the Samurai

Total War: Shogun 2 - Rise of the Samurai

Platform: PC
September 27, 2011
Rise of the Samurai is the first downloadable campaign for Shogun 2.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.2
Supreme Ruler: Cold War

Supreme Ruler: Cold War

Platform: PC
July 19, 2011
In Supreme Ruler 2020: Cold War, players will enter a portrayal of the world in the year 2020 based on recent real-world headlines. Battle economic challenges, unstable governments and worldwide tensions in this grand strategy experience.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
6.7
Panzer Corps

Panzer Corps

Platform: PC
July 11, 2011
Panzer Corps will feature 26 scenarios on 21 unique maps, covering most major battles of the European Theatre of World War II and including a few hypothetical 'what if' scenarios based on your actions.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012

Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012

Platform: PC
June 15, 2011
Building on the success of the original Duels of the Planeswalkers, Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 will introduce all new game modes, Planeswalker opponents, decks, puzzle challenges and other exciting new features including a new-to-digital multiplayer game mode called Archenemy where players gather up to two allies and team up against the AI.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
5.8
Storm: Frontline Nation

Storm: Frontline Nation

Platform: PC
June 10, 2011
Storm: Frontline Nation is a turn-based military strategy game that pits military juggernauts from the United States, Russia, United Kingdom, Germany, and France against each other as they fight over dwindling natural resources amidst an international economic collapse.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.1
Pride of Nations

Pride of Nations

Platform: PC
June 7, 2011
Pride of Nations is a turn-based historical strategy game set in the colonial era of the 19th century.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
5.6
Frozen Synapse

Frozen Synapse

Platform: PC
May 26, 2011
Frozen Synapse is a thrilling PC strategy game that brings the simultaneous turn-based strategy genre bang up-to-date and lets you give detailed, accurate orders to your squad. Plan your moves, test them out, then hit the "Execute" button: both you and your enemy's turns are executed simultaneously.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.5
Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy

Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy

Platform: PC
May 17, 2011
Combat Mission - Battle for Normandy (CM:BN) faithfully recreates the experience of tactical land warfare in Western France during World War Two. Using the unique Turn-Based (WeGo)/Real-Time hybrid game system of our proprietary CMx2 battle engine, the first installment in this new series covers the three months after the Allied D-Day landings in Normandy in June 1944, from Operation Overlord in June through the Cobra Breakout in August.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
5.3
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

Platform: PC
March 15, 2011
Shogun 2 is the ultimate refinement of the original formula with a new, cutting-edge AI, more polish and online functionality than ever before. The result is the perfect mix of real-time and turn-based strategy gaming that invites both veterans of Total War and new players to experience the enjoyment and depth of the series.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.3
RISK: Factions

RISK: Factions

Platform: PC
March 8, 2011
Wage war with five factions, each with unique abilities, in the original game of strategy and world domination! Play with classic rules or reign supreme with objective-based and world conquest scenarios as you command your army and take tactical gambles to win the day. Then challenge your friends in online multiplayer and see how you stack up on the leaderboards.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
5.9
Magic: The Gathering - Tactics

Magic: The Gathering - Tactics

Platform: PC
January 24, 2011
Magic: The Gathering - Tactics will allow players to command forces of dramatic 3D figures and powerful spell cards pulled from the Magic: The Gathering Multiverse. Players can participate in single player scenarios or jump right into PVP action against other players worldwide, 24 hours per day. Magic: The Gathering - Tactics is expected to feature regular content expansions, a robust tournament environment, an achievement and rankings program, and original stories of the Planeswalkers of Magic: The Gathering.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
3.2
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