Switch 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
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
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
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
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
Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Side Story: Cindered Shadows

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Side Story: Cindered Shadows

Platform: Switch
February 13, 2020
Work with a group called the Ashen Wolves, a forgotten group of students who inhabit the underground facility called Abyss. Yuri, Hapi, Balthus, and Constance are the four members of the Ashen Wolves.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.8
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics

Platform: Switch
February 4, 2020
Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance comes to life as a thrilling tactical strategy game! In The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, lead the heroic Gelfling to restore light to the world of Thra! Experience everything the fantasy world has to offer by playing throughand going beyondthe events of the Netflix series. Encounter never-seen-before playable characters, stories, and environments. Over the course of 80 unique turn-based campaign battles taking place across the lands of Thra, recruit new allies and customize their forces by assigning them jobs and outfitting them with new equipment. Continue the Story in an Expanded World of Thra - Delve deeper into the legend of The Dark Crystal to learn more about the Gelfling clans and their histories across more than 5 diverse, modular territories. Choose from over 15 character jobs, play through reimagined and brand-new battles against the malicious Skeksis and help lead the proud Gelfling to victory. Gelfling Tactics - Devise unique ways for the outmatched Gelfling to fulfill their prophecy in multi-layered, turn-based tactical combat. Units can be customized for specific fights with gear, upgradable abilities and a job system. Use guile, planning and cunning to overcome superior foes! Highly Replayable - Replay finished battles to earn full marks or replay the entire game! Once completed, challenge New Game+ mode, keeping all progress from the first playthrough while facing more difficult versions of battles. Rich, Dynamic Environments - The world of Thra is a living, unpredictable environment as dangerous as it is beautiful. Dynamic events on the battlefield may create opportunities or put the Gelflings at a disadvantage, necessitating rapid changes in strategy.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
7.2
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2020
Thronebreaker is a single player role-playing game set in the world of The Witcher that combines narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics. Crafted by the developers responsible for some of the most iconic moments in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the game spins a truly regal tale of Meve, a war-veteran and queen of two Northern Realms Lyria and Rivia. Facing an imminent Nilfgaardian invasion, Meve is forced to once again enter the warpath and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge. KEY FEATURES AN ALL NEW EPIC TALE * Experience an all-new 30-hour Witcher world tale with 20 possible world end-states. * Embark on a grand adventure full of thought-provoking quests. * Influence the state of the world around you by making difficult choices and face their consequences. * Meet a cast of rich, multidimensional characters some of them will join you on your quest, others you'll have to face on the battlefield. TRAVEL TO NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN KINGDOMS * Explore new and mysterious regions of the monster-infested world of The Witcher. * Traverse vast lands and unique locations, all with their distinct theme from vibrant countrysides and war-torn landscapes, to grand castles and snow-capped mountains. * Save villages from hordes of monsters, look for treasures hidden among ancient ruins, scour the land for resources, and more the world of Thronebreaker is teeming with things to do. PREPARE FOR WAR * Develop and customize your very own battle camp. * Train and recruit units, unlock new skills and work on your tactics. * Manage resources you find and trade them with local merchants. * Learn more about your companions and increase their strength in battle. LEAD YOUR ARMY IN EPIC BATTLES * Build an army from characters you meet and interact with during your journey. * Fight in epic story battles and solve unique puzzles and challenges. * Use unique skills and abilities of your army and lead it to victory.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.5
Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf

Platform: Switch
January 23, 2020
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:
55
User Score:
7.1
The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game

The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game

Platform: Switch
November 5, 2019
Build a deck of iconic Heroes and challenge the forces of Sauron in this thrilling tactical card game. Go forth and explore famous locations, complete story-driven quests, and forge your own legend of Middle-earth. But beware the Eye of Sauron—should you draw his attention, all will be lost… Answer the call of countless adventures, face the dark forces of Sauron, and protect the Free Peoples of Middle-earth. As allies gather and foes arise, so your journey begins.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.6
Disgaea 4 Complete+

Disgaea 4 Complete+

Platform: Switch
October 29, 2019
When the Corrupternment threatens to disrupt the way of life in Hades, Valvatorez finds himself at the helm of a fiery revolution. Dive into a tale of revolution and redemption, woven throughout a dark and hilarious realm of vampires, werewolves, and other devilish denizens. Engage in immersive and in-depth tactics-based gameplay brimming with over-the-top destructive action, and unload a horde of special features to take your Netherworldly adventures to another level.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Northgard

Northgard

Platform: Switch
September 26, 2019
After years of tireless explorations, brave Vikings have discovered a new land filled with mystery, danger and riches: Northgard. The boldest Northmen have set sail to explore and conquer these new shores, bring fame to their Clan and write history through conquest, trading, or devotion to the Gods. That is, if they can survive the dire Wolves and Undead Warriors roaming the land, befriend or defeat the giants, and survive the harshest winters ever witnessed in the North.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
Overland

Overland

Platform: Switch
September 19, 2019
Lead a group of desperate survivors across a desolate wasteland and discover new stories in this tactical, squad-based roguelike.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
5.8
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution

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

Platform: Switch
August 20, 2019
Experience over 20 years of Yu-Gi-Oh! history with Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution on Nintendo Switch. Build your Deck from over 9,000 cards and take on the most iconic Duelists from the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe. Relive the stories from the original animated Yu-Gi-Oh! series through Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, and challenge the newest generation of Duelists from the virtual world of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark

Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark

Platform: Switch
August 14, 2019
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark is a story-driven, turn-based tactical RPG set in a fantasy world with a touch of steampunk. Take control of the Arbiter Kyrie, an agent of the Immortal Council tasked with preserving stability and order throughout the land, and lead your troops through difficult encounters.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden - Deluxe Edition

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden - Deluxe Edition

Platform: Switch
July 30, 2019
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a tactical adventure game combining turn-based combat with real-time exploration, story, stealth, and strategy. Explore a post-human Earth where mankind has been eradicated by climate change, nuclear war, and pandemics. Will your team of mutants survive the Zone? Includes the SEED OF EVIL expansion DLC which continues the story of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden by adding several hours of gameplay and a new mutant character: Big Khan the Moose. Explore new locations and embark on a mission to save the Ark from a mysterious invasion.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
4.9
Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Platform: Switch
July 26, 2019
War is coming to the continent of Fódlan. Here, order is maintained by the Church of Seiros, which hosts the prestigious Officer's Academy within its headquarters. You are invited to teach one of its three mighty houses, each comprised of students brimming with personality and represented by a royal from one of three territories. As their professor, you must lead your students in their academic lives and in turn-based, tactical RPG battles wrought with strategic, new twists to overcome. Which house, and which path, will you choose?
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble

Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble

Platform: Switch
July 11, 2019
Accompany a charming cast of characters through 39 campaign maps, packed with risky battles, a twisting story of mystery and tragedy, and increasingly difficult objectives.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.6
Battle Worlds: Kronos

Battle Worlds: Kronos

Platform: Switch
June 11, 2019
Battle Worlds: Kronos is a turn-based strategy game that stays true to its hexagonal-roots, inspired by classics like Battle Isle. The planet is once again torn by war, for the succession of a new emperor. Its destiny is in your hands! Strong opponents, long playtime - Prepare to fight epic battles against tough AI enemies in three huge campaigns, with over 60 hours of gameplay. Includes the full DLC-campaign 'Trains'! An epic war from two perspectives - Experience the two sides of a battle while making use of multiple combat styles, from dominating a civilization with epic tactical warfare, to saving your planet from superior military forces with clever guerrilla tactics Easy to learn, hard to master - hone your tactical hex-field mind, test and train your strategic skills in various 'Challenge Maps' Huge variety - More than 50 different infantry, ground, naval and airborne units, as well as buildings, many of which can be upgraded to obtain new capabilities
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Slay the Spire

Slay the Spire

Platform: Switch
June 6, 2019
Slay the Spire is an energetic fusion of card games and roguelikes. Choose your cards wisely. Craft a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, discover relics of immense power, and make your way up the ever-changing Spire.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
Phantom Doctrine

Phantom Doctrine

Platform: Switch
June 6, 2019
Phantom Doctrine is a strategic turn-based espionage thriller set at the peak of the Cold War. Drawing on a wide variety of influences and capturing the subtle intrigue of classic spy films, the game thrust the player into a mysterious world of covert operations, counterintelligence, conspiracy, and paranoia. As commander of a secret organization known as The Cabal, you are charged in order to prevent a global conspiracy that seeks to dispute the world leaders and incite conflict between nations. By carrying out secret missions, investigating classified files, and interrogating enemy agents, a sinister plot is uncovered. With the clock ticking, it must be thwarted in order to save the world from an unthinkable fate.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.1
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows

Masquerada: Songs and Shadows

Platform: Switch
May 9, 2019
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a single-player tactical RPG set in a Renaissance-inspired city of magic, where real-time combat can be paused to set up elemental combos powered by Venetian-styled masks. Come for gorgeous hand-drawn art, and stay for a thoughtful, fully-voiced tale of intrigue & tragedy featuring Matthew Mercer, Jennifer Hale and more. In the turmoil-ridden city of Ombre, religion holds no sway; only the songs sung of one’s deeds will carry an Ombrian’s legacy beyond death. To ensure their songs live on, the warring guildsmen of the city will go to sinister lengths to acquire Mascherines - masks that grant their wielders the power to channel the elements and cast destructive magic.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech

Platform: Switch
April 25, 2019
SteamWorld Quest is the roleplaying card game you’ve been waiting for! Lead a party of aspiring heroes through a beautifully hand-drawn world and intense battles using only your wits and a handful of cards. Take on whatever threat comes your way by crafting your own deck choosing from over 100 unique punch-cards. What awaits you is a luscious treasure chest filled with gold, dragons, vivid worlds, magic, knights in shining armor as well as XP, turn-based battles and all that good RPG stuff! The game’s humorous mix of traditional fantasy and steampunk robots makes for an unforgettable experience with lots of laughs
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions

Platform: Switch
April 16, 2019
Command powerful factions & legendary Champions in this Warhammer Age of Sigmar Trading Card Game. We are Sigmar’s Champions. Thousands of players are heralding the new era – the Age of Sigmar, in this epic Warhammer Trading Card Game born from magic and fantasy. Deploy units and unleash deadly magical abilities, while completing quests to earn blessings from the gods. Only the mightiest of warriors will stand victorious in this battle for the Mortal Realms, spanning both physical and digital worlds.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission

Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission

Platform: Switch
April 5, 2019
It's a strategic card battle game featuring characters from across the entire DRAGON BALL series. Collect cards & build your deck as you play through an all-new DRAGON BALL story.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.5
Wargroove

Wargroove

Platform: Switch
February 1, 2019
Take to the battlefield with Wargroove, a strategy game for up to 4 players. Choose your Commander and wage turn-based war on battling factions. Design and share maps, cut-scenes and campaigns with easy-to-use editors and in-depth customization tools.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.3
Thea: The Awakening

Thea: The Awakening

Platform: Switch
February 1, 2019
Thea: The Awakening is a turn-based strategic survival game steeped in Slavic myth and monstrosity set after an apocalyptic force known only as The Darkness has engulfed the world. There are Strigas and Baba Yagas aplenty, but there are no heroes, no monster slayers, and no great armies capable of banishing them. You have only a few hopeless and starving survivors who are desperately trying to stay alive. You are their last and only true hope. The game combines turn-based strategic gameplay with the tension and grit of a rogue-like, a captivating story you can uncover through a series of in-game events, and a unique combat system based on a complex card battle game.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.2
Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics

Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics

Platform: Switch
January 24, 2019
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
BQM - BlockQuest Maker-

BQM - BlockQuest Maker-

Platform: Switch
January 10, 2019
BQM enables you to create your very own dungeon RPG, packed with puzzles and traps. Secret doors, falling rocks, strong mobs – challenge them all and level up.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.6
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