PC Turn-Based Games

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
Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943

Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943

Platform: PC
February 25, 2010
Want to find yourself in the very center of Kharkov Defence Operation as an army commander? You'll have everything the officers had back then - tanks, gunnery and fearless soldiers. The success of each opposing force is hanging in the balance every day. Your decisions determine who wins the Battle for Kharkov. Great replayability and flexible AI behaviour: “smart” AI analyses tactical movements of player and chooses the best strategy based on opponents’ behaviour rather than follows scripts. It allows to play the same scenarios using different tactics as though playing with human player. [Paradox Interactive]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.4
Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics

Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics

Platform: PC
October 4, 2018
Challenge the horrifying reign of Nazi terror and battle an immortal evil in Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics; a turn-based tactical strategy game set in the award-winning Achtung! Cthulhu universe.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
5.8
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
Age of Rifles

Age of Rifles

Platform: PC
August 31, 1996
"The Easiest to Play and Most Comprehensive Game of Its Kind! Includes 8 campaigns and 62 scenarios." [SSI, Back Cover]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.3
Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne

Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne

Platform: PC
June 12, 2002
Delivering an invigorating mix of Empire Building, Role-playing, and Warfare, Age Of Wonders II offers the ultimate in fantasy turn-based strategy. Explore a world full of mythical creatures and mysterious lands. Build an impressive force as an all-powerful Wizard through dangerous perils and exhilarating challenges. Now is your time to embrace your destiny and take your rightful place at the head of the Circle, forever. [GodGames]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
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:
7.9
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:
8.4
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:
8.5
Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Platform: PC
August 6, 2019
Age of Wonders: Planetfall is the new strategy game from Triumph Studios, creators of the critically acclaimed Age of Wonders series, bringing all the exciting tactical turn-based combat and in-depth empire building of its predecessors to space in an all-new, sci-fi setting.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
Age of Wonders: Planetfall - Revelations

Age of Wonders: Planetfall - Revelations

Platform: PC
November 19, 2019
Revelations introduces the ancient Heritor Secret Technology, new campaign missions, location mechanics and more. Revelations is the first expansion from Triumph Studios for Age of Wonders: Planetfall, the turn-based strategy game with in-depth empire building.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic

Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic

Platform: PC
July 25, 2003
Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic takes the acclaimed fantasy strategy series to new heights. This new stand-alone game enhances the series' praised fusion of empire building, role-playing and tactical combat with the eerie Shadow World and battle with races never before seen, across new and diverse landscapes. Combined with the option of creating a totally unique environment with the map editor and rewriting the history of this world through the enhanced campaign editor, you are ensured a constant stream of completely new game experiences. [Gathering of Developers]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
AGEOD's American Civil War: 1861-1865 - The Blue and the Gray

AGEOD's American Civil War: 1861-1865 - The Blue and the Gray

Platform: PC
June 26, 2007
AGEOD’S American Civil War - The Blue and the Gray is a historical operational strategy game with a simultaneous turn-based engine (WEGO system) that places players at the head of the USA or CSA during the American Civil War (1861-1865). [Matrix Games]
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.3
Aggressors: Ancient Rome

Aggressors: Ancient Rome

Platform: PC
August 30, 2018
A mix of deep gameplay and rich historical flavor, Aggressors: Ancient Rome lets you relive history as the ruler of one of the mighty civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean. Choose one of twenty available factions and conquer the world.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.2
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
Ancient Enemy

Ancient Enemy

Platform: PC
April 9, 2020
Ancient Enemy is an RPG card battler set in a crumbling world where the forces of evil have already won. Blast distorted enemies with a satisfying range of spells and abilities. Journey into a scarred wilderness and draw power and hope from the landscape to defeat the deadliest foe of all!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
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:
7.4
Antihero

Antihero

Platform: PC
July 10, 2017
Run a thieves' guild in a gas-lit Victorian city. Antihero is a fast turn-based strategy game with an (Oliver) Twist. Recruit street urchins, hire thugs, start a gang, upgrade your guild, steal everything... and bribe, blackmail, and assassinate your way to victory.
Metascore:
81
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:
5.7
Artifact

Artifact

Platform: PC
November 28, 2018
A collaboration between legendary game designer Richard Garfield and Valve, Artifact promises the deepest gameplay and the highest-fidelity experience ever seen in a trading card game.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
2.2
Ash of Gods: Redemption

Ash of Gods: Redemption

Platform: PC
March 23, 2018
Ash of Gods: Redemption is a turn-based RPG that combines tactical combat, CCG elements, and a constantly evolving story in which no one is safe from death, including the main characters.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.8
Atlas Reactor

Atlas Reactor

Platform: PC
October 4, 2016
Face off in fast-paced, turn-based PvP with Atlas Reactor – a competitive game that fuses simultaneous turns with team tactics. Read minds, master customizable Freelancers, and outwit your enemies in a world where a 20-second turn can change the tide of battle.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
Attack of the Earthlings

Attack of the Earthlings

Platform: PC
February 8, 2018
Take on Galactoil, a comically dysfunctional intergalactic energy corporation, and its larger-than-life employees in a tactical-stealth game that fuses satisfying strategic gameplay and dark comedy in a quirky single-player story.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.2
Aztez

Aztez

Platform: PC
August 1, 2017
Aztez is a highly stylized beat 'em up set in the world of the Aztec Empire. Take on the role of an elite close combat unit and undergo missions on behalf of the Empire in turn based strategy mode, and fight against warriors and mythological foes alike using 8 unique weapons in real time combat mode.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
5.4
Banner of the Maid

Banner of the Maid

Platform: PC
May 27, 2019
Banner of the Maid is a turn-base strategy game set in the time of the French Revolution. You will lead the army to break through the difficulties and experience the different stories of that most uncommon time with wine of salon and the smoke of battlefield.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.1
Battle Brothers

Battle Brothers

Platform: PC
March 24, 2017
Battle Brothers is a turn based strategy RPG mix which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Battle Isle: The Andosia War

Battle Isle: The Andosia War

Platform: PC
November 29, 2000
On the border between exciting real-time maneuvers and the demands of strategic planning, a new exciting kind of game experience emerges where there is a time for cool planning, quick reactions, discovery of stunning landscapes, and time for pursuing mission goals! [Blue Byte]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.4
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
Battleplan: American Civil War

Battleplan: American Civil War

Platform: PC
July 4, 2014
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.0
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock

Battlestar Galactica Deadlock

Platform: PC
August 31, 2017
In Battlestar Galactica Deadlock™ you’ll take command of the Colonial Fleet in defense of the Twelve Colonies during the First Cylon War. Lead many different types of ships in this 3D tactical game. Every decision counts, your strategy will be vital – can you ensure mankind’s survival?
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.2
BattleTech

BattleTech

Platform: PC
April 24, 2018
Assume command of your own mercenary outfit of 'Mechs and the MechWarriors that pilot them, struggling to stay afloat as you find yourself drawn into a brutal interstellar civil war.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.9
BattleTech: Flashpoint

BattleTech: Flashpoint

Platform: PC
November 27, 2018
BATTLETECH's first-ever expansion adds new gameplay, depth, and over 30 hours of new content to your mercenary experience. Introducing Flashpoints: high-stakes, branching short stories that link together mercenary missions, crew conversations, special events, critical choices, and rare bonus rewards to take BATTLETECH's endgame and Career-Mode gameplay to the next level. Flashpoints embroil you in the feuds and machinations of the various Great Houses of the Inner Sphere, and are designed to keep even the most hardened mercenary commanders on their toes. In addition to narrative twists and turns, some Flashpoint stories feature consecutive deployments in which players can’t repair or heal between missions, while others feature infiltration contracts that restrict the tonnage of deployable BattleMechs.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.2
BattleTech: Heavy Metal

BattleTech: Heavy Metal

Platform: PC
November 21, 2019
Eight new ‘Mechs have been added to the world of BATTLETECH, including seven classic designs from the original board game along with a never-before-seen ‘Mech designed exclusively for this expansion. New methods of destruction await as eight devastating weapons systems are now available to wreak havoc like never before. Heavy Metal takes ‘Mech action to the next level with a brand new Flashpoint Mini-Campaign featuring two legendary characters from the famous mercenary group, Wolf’s Dragoons, and a mysterious derelict cargo ship.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Birth of America

Birth of America

Platform: PC
July 26, 2006
The year 2005 marks the 250th anniversary of the start of the French & Indian Wars. Twenty years later, the War of the American Independance began. These two events marked the real start of a new era, the end of an empire, the birth of a nation. In Birth of America, the player controls one of the major contenders of these 2 conflicts, trying to achieve military and political victory. It is a rather complete and detailed simulation of the two most important wars in Colonial America - from 1755 to 1783 - but with a simple and elegant new simultaneous turn-based engine. [Strategy First]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
5.7
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
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:
7.4
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
Brigade E5: New Jagged Union

Brigade E5: New Jagged Union

Platform: PC
October 17, 2006
Brigade E5: New Jagged Union is set in the fictional, small tropical country of Palinero. Players are required to assemble a band of mercenaries and take control of a rapidly deteriorating situation in order to survive the imminent civil war and avoid having their country left in complete ruins. Brigade E5: New Jagged Union is a tactical strategy title. The story offers players the opportunity to experience three different viewpoints of the conflict, or work outside the political structure to achieve their own goals towards global domination. Game play for the title is based on an innovative combat system called SPM (Smart Pause Mode) that successfully blends together the elements of both real-time and turn-based games. [Strategy First, Inc.]
Metascore:
41
User Score:
6.8
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:
76
User Score:
7.4
Call to Power II

Call to Power II

Platform: PC
November 17, 2000
The game blends classic themes and play styles of the empire-building genre with improvements in pacing, balance, and combat. Innovations in city growth and management, more powerful diplomacy and trade, and unique AI personalities provide even greater strategic depth and immersion. [Activision]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.1
Chaos Overlords

Chaos Overlords

Platform: PC
April 30, 1996
A repressive government regime has enacted city-wide bans on all vices - alcohol, cigarettes, sexual expression, music, dancing... just about everything worth living for. Enter Chaos Overlords, criminal masterminds who have exploited citizen resentment to overthrow governmental authority and establish a reign of terror. As one of the elite Overlords, your goal is to outsmart your rivals, spread your influence, and make a power grab for ultimate control of the city. Mercenary gangs such as the "Suicide Squad" and "Pain, Inc." are your chief tools of conquest. [HotGames]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.0
Chaos Reborn

Chaos Reborn

Platform: PC
October 26, 2015
At the heart of Chaos Reborn is an intuitive and fluid turn-based wizard combat system. You play the role of a fighting wizard armed with a selection of spells and magical staff. Some spells summon creatures but others are more exotic, such as the Gooey Blob which spreads uncontrollably across the terrain. The balance between Law and Chaos can be altered to your advantage, or you can cast illusions to deceive your adversaries. It’s a game of bluff, tactics and calculated risks with nail-biting decisions from one turn to the next.
Metascore:
85
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
Chronicle: RuneScape Legends

Chronicle: RuneScape Legends

Platform: PC
March 23, 2016
Play with the fate of Legends in a battle of wits, strategy and combat, where lives are gambled on the turn of your cards. Leave your minions behind as you fight your own battles, expand and master your deck, and face the challenge of unique card combat. Chronicle is a new kind of card gaming experience.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.1
City of the Shroud

City of the Shroud

Platform: PC
August 9, 2018
The story has only begun - the players will finish it. Your choices, and the choices of every player, will drive a living story and determine the fate of the city of Iskendrun. Paired with an explosive real-time, combo-based battle system, your decisions will change the story forever. Choose your allies wisely.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
Civilization III: Conquests

Civilization III: Conquests

Platform: PC
November 4, 2003
Civilization III: Conquests provides Civ fans with intriguing new civilizations, units, wonders, technologies, terrain features, special abilities, and more to help them triumph in eight professionally designed conquests throughout history. These new scenarios will challenge novice and experienced players alike, in new and unique ways! Conquests also provides enhanced multiplayer and editor support. [Atari]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
Civilization III: Play the World

Civilization III: Play the World

Platform: PC
October 25, 2002
Rise to meet new challenges as you battle eight new Civilizations and Leaders in the exciting follow-up to the game that many consider the greatest of all time! With exciting new single player and multiplayer features and scenarios, Civilization III: Play the World pits you against the best Civilization players from all corners of the earth. With new online modes of play, the battle for the ultimate in bragging rights will be intense! Also included is a powerful Scenario Editor, giving you access to scenarios created by the thousands of members of the Civilization III: Play the World community. Play scenarios created by others, or build your own - replayability is now truly limitless with this new benchmark in strategy gaming! [Infogrames]
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.0
Close Combat: Invasion: Normandy

Close Combat: Invasion: Normandy

Platform: PC
October 10, 2000
Now you'll fight for the Cotentin peninsula, from the landings at Utah Beach to the siege at Cherbourg. In the dense hedgerows of the French countryside, AT teams may be lying in ambush almost anywhere. By placing a premium on infantry tactics, Invasion puts the capital "C" back into Close Combat. [Mattel Interactive]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
Combat Command 2: Danger Forward!

Combat Command 2: Danger Forward!

Platform: PC
December 17, 2000
A unique game system that authentically recreates the most exciting engagements of WWII. Emphasizing command control and combined arms, the first volume of the series, Danger Forward, focuses on the Mediterranean and Western Front, from 1940-1945. [Shrapnel Games]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
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
Combat Mission: Shock Force

Combat Mission: Shock Force

Platform: PC
August 22, 2007
At it's core, Combat Mission: Shock Force is a military simulation depicting a hypothetical near-future conflict in Syria following a fundamentalist coup d’état. As in Afghanistan 2001, the radical new government's refusal to shut down major terrorist organizations and its' regional destabilizing effect, compel NATO Coalition forces into action. The initial release of Combat Mission: Shock Force focuses on the actions of the US Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (SBCT) and Heavy Brigade Combat Teams (HBCT) as they fight against Syrian Army Infantry, Mechanized and Armored units. Combat Mission: Shock Force also features Unconventional Threat forces such as terrorists, spies, suicide bombers, IED's and other deadly tools employed in the asymmetric warfare of the modern day. Along with the standard Red vs. Blue engagements typified in most wargames, Combat Mission: Shock Force will also allow players to fight Red vs. Red (Syria vs. Syria) and Blue vs. Blue (NATO vs. NATO) battles as well. [Battlefront.com]
Metascore:
62
User Score:
3.2
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:
64
User Score:
5.9
Crookz: The Big Heist

Crookz: The Big Heist

Platform: PC
August 25, 2015
Crookz is a tactical strategy game set in the funky 1970’s with a slick and groovy atmosphere. Show off the art of thieving by plotting stylish heists and robberies; utilizing espionage and quick-thinking to avoid detection. Implement a successful strategy by assembling and kitting out your team before the job and planning the best way in.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.1
Crown of Glory: Europe in the Age of Napoleon

Crown of Glory: Europe in the Age of Napoleon

Platform: PC
June 30, 2005
More Screens »Crown of Glory: Europe in the Age of Napoleon, the player controls one of the crowned potentates of Europe in the Napoleonic Era, wielding authority over his nation's military strategy, economic development, diplomatic relations, and social organization. It is a very thorough simulation of the entire Napoleonic Era - spanning from 1799 to 1820, from the dockyards in Lisbon to the frozen wastes of Holy Mother Russia. [Matrix Games]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.0
Cultist Simulator

Cultist Simulator

Platform: PC
May 31, 2018
Seize forbidden treasures. Summon alien gods. Feed on your disciples.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.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.6
Dawn of Andromeda

Dawn of Andromeda

Platform: PC
May 4, 2017
Dawn of Andromeda is a plausible, real-time space 4X game focused on providing a fun, immersive and accessible experience. It allows you to build your empire, colonize new planets, interact with other factions and characters, research new technologies and build fleets so powerful your enemies will tremble. On top of that, the game brings you a galaxy filled with diverse factions, outlaws, merchants, pirate clans and mercenaries but also anomalies, black holes, ancient artifacts, ruins and much more.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Deck of Ashes

Deck of Ashes

Platform: PC
June 9, 2020
Deck of Ashes is an adventure game with tactical card combat. One character at a time, lead the cast of antiheroes on a quest for redemption. Explore the cursed fantasy world and hunt down powerful cards. Forge a unique Battle Deck, and crush your foes! Can you rid the world of the Ash Curse?
Metascore:
66
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:
8.8
Diplomacy

Diplomacy

Platform: PC
October 4, 2005
Put your strategy and negotiation skills to the test in the interactive version of the classic board game Diplomacy. Set in early 20th century Europe, this PC adaptation brings the power struggles of seven mighty nations to life like never before. Its abstracted and simple gameplay puts the focus on the need for shrewd negotiations and overall strategy. No longer will a friend be needed to enjoy the world of Diplomacy. With life-like opponents, gamers can take on the 20th century's mightiest nations at any time on their PCs. An enhanced graphical language will be the negotiating tool between the player and his human and AI opponents making the options almost endless for the player. Avatars representing your opponents will express feelings depending on your actions and play style. More than just a name, Diplomacy allows the player to negotiate anything that is logically negotiable. Form alliances or break them on a whim - the player decides whom to trust how to convince others to trust him. [Paradox]
Metascore:
58
User Score:
4.6
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy

Disciples II: Dark Prophecy

Platform: PC
January 22, 2002
Dark Prophecy returns gamers to the magical realm of the Sacred Lands where four races - the Empire, the Mountain Clans, the Legions of the Damned and the Undead Hordes - continue the battle for the destiny of their Gods. A decade after the First Great War, the final prophecy continues to unfold. [Strategy First]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.7
Disciples II: Guardians of the Light

Disciples II: Guardians of the Light

Platform: PC
June 14, 2003
A stand-alone expansion that lets you dive into the fantastical world of Disciples II as either the Empire or the Mountain Clans. In Guardians of the Light, the Empire is decaying from within as self-proclaimed rulers struggle for control of the now vacant throne while a cruel Inquisition sweeps across the human lands, causing rebellion and misery. Meanwhile the Clans, recovering from their near-destruction, begin to reunite their tribes. They have received divine instructions and now seek to uncover an ancient ritual that will let them communicate with their god, Wotan. [Strategy First]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.7
Disciples II: Rise of the Elves

Disciples II: Rise of the Elves

Platform: PC
November 25, 2003
Disciples II: Rise of the Elves is a milestone in the Disciples universe. For the first time, Disciples fans will be able to play as the elder Elven race as they struggle to reclaim their forests from the four primary forces in Nevendaar. Driven by an unpredictable god who urges them to battle, the Elves begin a massive march towards their fate. The noble Elves rule their people from elaborate fortresses within the trees. They adorn themselves with ornate armor and prefer councils or negotiations to conflict. Their queen is a just leader, preferring the path of peace for her kind. The noble Elves owe much to the Empire... The wild Elves have become forest predators. Their intolerance of the civilized world has reached new extremes and they have reduced themselves to highwaymen and bandits. They tolerate the noble bloodline, but do not respect it. The thought of their race allying with another is appalling. As one tiny oracle heralds the unquestionable will of Gallean to lash out against his timeless enemies, the Elves must unite their scattered tribes. [Strategy First]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Disciples II: Servants of the Dark

Disciples II: Servants of the Dark

Platform: PC
June 30, 2003
A stand-alone expansion that brings you into the never-ending quest for supremacy as either the Undead Hordes or the Legions of the Damned. On the dark side, the Legions of the Damned enact a plan to spread Bethrezen?s plague across Nevendaar. They sense the threat brought about by the rebirth of the Elven god and will stop at nothing to steal this power for their own purposes. Perhaps most pivotal to the conflict, however, is Mortis and her army of Undead Hordes. After all, the rebirth of her husband Gallean was her doing. He had rejected her for what she had become, a twisted, heartless beast. Now she would teach her mate a lesson... one that would scar his people for eternity... [Strategy First]
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.4
Disciples III: Renaissance

Disciples III: Renaissance

Platform: PC
July 13, 2010
Disciples III: Renaissance is the sequel to Disciples II: Dark Prophecy, the fantasy strategy/role playing game. The player takes on the role of a Lord of one of the fantastic races of Nevendaar in their enduring struggle to establish the reign of their respective god over the world. Ripe with surprises and turn-arounds, the story of the world of Nevendaar is played against a somber backdrop and shows a unique and style that has players asking for more. The visual design follows the ominous style of the Disciples world, and now all of the game environments and individual units are in real-time 3D. Disciples III: Renaissance uses .dat's in-house Virtual Dream engine, which supports all modern 3D technologies, and initially features 3 playable races: The Empire, The Legions of the Damned, and the Noble Elves, each with unique Unit styles and city representations that allow city sieges, and end with a battle for the main fortress. [Strategy First Inc.]
Metascore:
56
User Score:
5.3
Disciples III: Resurrection

Disciples III: Resurrection

Platform: PC
February 7, 2012
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:
4.8
Disgaea 2 PC

Disgaea 2 PC

Platform: PC
January 30, 2017
In the peaceful world of Veldime, humans rarely encountered monsters. That was until Overlord Zenon cursed the land and all who reside within. With the curse in place, the humans became monsters and ravaged the world. It is up to Adell, the last remaining human, to oppose Overlord Zenon's tyranny and restore peace and harmony to Veldime. In Disgaea 2, players will take on the role of a young fighter named Adell and travel the Netherworld to defeat the evil overlord Zenon. Battles will take place on a 3D grid-based field. During combat, players will take turns with the enemy to move and attack.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
Disgaea PC

Disgaea PC

Platform: PC
February 4, 2016
Laharl, just woken from a two]year long nap and finds out that his father, who was the king, has passed away. In order to regain his rightful title as King of the Netherworld, Laharl sets off on a demonic adventure, but must do so with a back stabbing servant, love stupid angel, and a few disgruntled penguins who are looking for trouble.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.2
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:
8.0
Divided Ground: Middle East Conflict

Divided Ground: Middle East Conflict

Platform: PC
August 1, 2001
Fight in the Independence War, through the War of the Waters, and on into the Six Day War! The ardent beliefs on both sides, combined with modern warfare technology and tactics, produce a succession of wars sending shockwaves throughout the Middle East. [TalonSoft]
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
Domination

Domination

Platform: PC
March 3, 2005
Domination features a renewed global conflict between the Free Nations Union and the Phantom League on distant planets, including sci-fi land, sea and air warfare at a grand-strategy level. From the award winning developers of "Massive Assault," Domination deepens the "Massive Assault" player experience through increased gameplay options and all new strategic challenges. [DreamCatcher Interactive]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
5.0
Dominions 3: The Awakening

Dominions 3: The Awakening

Platform: PC
September 29, 2006
Dominions 3: The Awakening, is the follow up to the acclaimed fantasy strategy game, Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars. While that game set the bar for rich, engrossing turn-based fantasy strategy gaming, Dominions 3: The Awakening seeks to raise it once more. Leading one of over fifty possible nations in three different Ages, it is your goal to ascend to true godhood using all the power at your disposal. In a world of magic and steel the options to attain victory are as numerous as the cries of mercy from your vanquished foes. Whether you use military might, eldritch power, or subterfuge (or more likely, a combination of all three) every turn is about options. Recruit troops (more than 1500 units found in the game), assassinate the enemy, scout territory, research magic (600+ spells and 300+ magic items), perform rituals, do a blood hunt, storm a castle, construct, pray, forge - the list goes on. [Shrapnel Games]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.7
Dominions II: The Ascension Wars

Dominions II: The Ascension Wars

Platform: PC
November 14, 2003
Too long have you been confined to this mortal realm. Too long have you been denied what should rightfully be yours. Are you not a god? Should you not be the One True God of this miserable dirtball? Yet there are others that dare challenge your authority. Pretenders to the throne, with their false priests and prophets. These miserable creatures that have the audacity to impugn your rightful place in the cosmos! But you will show them, won't you? Gather your armies, raise your fortifications, and let loose the dogs of war! The time has come to assume your proper position, to crush your enemies beneath your boots and take what is meant for you. [Shrapnel Games]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.2
Down in Flames

Down in Flames

Platform: PC
September 28, 2005
DiF is a game that has the feel and flavor of dogfighting in a simple to learn but hard to master card game format. Gameplay is a fast, action-packed, and centers around the unique blow-by-blow Action/Reaction game system . Because of this, you get to maneuver on enemy aircraft, shoot them down, watch as they react to your actions, and get to respond with your own maneuvers and reactions, all in an intriguing easy to play and yet realistic game system. However, DiF is not a flight simulator. While aircraft capabilities and movement are modeled, the focus of the game is on the immediate action and excitement of dogfighting, not the excessive number crunching and flight physics. [Battlefront.com]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Duelyst

Duelyst

Platform: PC
May 3, 2016
Duelyst is a tactical turn-based strategy game with a heavy focus on ranked competitive play, brought to you by veteran developers and creators from Diablo III, Rogue Legacy and the Ratchet & Clank series. The world of Duelyst has an expansive identity and mythology, with gorgeous landscapes filled with rich, complex characters, untold stories and unraveled histories. The focus is on squad-based combat on a tactical map with fast-paced multiplayer 1v1 battles where victory comes from defeating your opponent's General. At launch, there will be five unique factions with a roster of 100+ battle units and spells.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.7
Dungelot: Shattered Lands

Dungelot: Shattered Lands

Platform: PC
February 18, 2016
Dungelot: Shattered Lands takes you on an epic roguelike dungeon-crawler adventure to defeat zombie cows, splat giant evil mushrooms, and generally get back home in one piece. Deceptively simple, ever so addictive.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.8
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
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
Elemental: War of Magic

Elemental: War of Magic

Platform: PC
August 24, 2010
Elemental is a fantasy strategy game set on a world filled with magic and ancient lore.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
5.9
Elven Legacy

Elven Legacy

Platform: PC
April 7, 2009
Elven Legacy, the sequel to Fantasy Wars, delivers a world filled with magic and thrilling nonlinear storyline, gauged to provide many hours of gameplay for strategy fans. Through an epic quest aimed to restore the former glory of the Elven race the game offers both depth and scope, all in colorful and inspirational settings. Play for elves or humans in two primary campaigns or for orcs in a wide variety of bonus missions. Using the accompanying tools players may create their own missions and campaigns and share them in multiplayer mode. [1C Company]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.1
Elven Legacy: Ranger

Elven Legacy: Ranger

Platform: PC
October 20, 2009
Ranger is an expansion pack to Elven Legacy and features 16 new missions, three new heroes, and 12 new spells.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.8
Empire of Magic

Empire of Magic

Platform: PC
April 30, 2003
Empire of Magic is an unusual turn-based strategy developed by Mayhem Studios. It captures the adventures of the young mage Artemian, and the mystery he must unravel. The player becomes a witness to the fall of a mighty empire developing from the mysterious raids by undead hordes to a bloody civil war raging within the very heart of the empire. Thanks to the extraordinary concept of Empire of Magic, it stands out against the masses of fantasy turn-based games and its genre approaches that of RPG?s. The atmosphere of a real adventure gives a new and rich dimension to the game. [Summitsoft]
Metascore:
44
User Score:
tbd
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
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
Endless Space 2

Endless Space 2

Platform: PC
May 19, 2017
The sequel to Endless Space. Endless Space 2 is turn-based, 4X space-strategy that will put you in the role of a leader guiding his civilization in making its first steps into the cold depths of interstellar space. Your Vision. Their Future.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
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
Etherlords

Etherlords

Platform: PC
November 12, 2001
Select your sorcerer hero from among four powerful races, and summon an army of monsters who clash for control of the world. Upgrade and enhance your magic arsenal, choosing from over 300 available spells. Features over 20 levels. [Fishtank Interactive]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.7
Etherlords II

Etherlords II

Platform: PC
September 30, 2003
Delve into a fantasy world beyond your wildest dreams in Etherlords II: Second Age, a turn-based strategy adventure where four races vie for control of the world in dynamic one-on-one fights. Combat is based on the premise of a fantasy card game, in which you must select cards from your deck and each time a card is used, a new round is introduced and new spells become available to you. [Strategy First]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.6
Exorder

Exorder

Platform: PC
March 19, 2018
Exorder is one of those not overly-complicated tactical turn-based games with simple rules and dangerous depths. It features a single-player fantasy campaign and a multiplayer skirmishes, both online and offline.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Fable Fortune

Fable Fortune

Platform: PC
February 21, 2018
A collectible card game that combines the iconic world and characters of the Fable series with fast-paced tactical gameplay. Choose between Good and Evil to alter your special abilities and even the cards in your deck. Compete in leagues and events, or take on a boss with a friend in co-operative mode.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.5
Fae Tactics

Fae Tactics

Platform: PC
July 31, 2020
In Fae Tactics, follow a young magic user named Peony on her journey across a vibrant world full of mystery and danger. Summon allies, cast spells, and befriend a motley crew of characters as you dive into the growing conflicts between man and magical beings known as fae.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
4.9
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
Fantasy Wars

Fantasy Wars

Platform: PC
November 8, 2007
Fantasy Wars is a turn-based strategy game set in a fantasy world. Combining both classic strategy gameplay and sophisticated 3D graphics players can experience epic battles like never before. Taking place in a fantasy world of Human kingdoms, Orc clans, Dwarfs' citadels and Elven forests the player is thrust into a world of war and legend. Play the role of an Orc or Goblin boss, a captain of the Human army or lead the elite forces of the Elven army. Participate in castle sieges and village defense, assault and reconnaissance operations and swift raids. To be victorious remember that the amount and experience of troops is not always the key factor, organize cooperation between different types of units and use the landscape to achieve strategic superiority. The game consists out of three story-connected campaigns. In each of them players will have to gather an army, upgrade units, find magic artifacts and study magic spells. An epic story has been crafted to draw players in. The great Orc chieftain and conqueror Ugraum, incited by the cruel shamans, gathers a huge horde to invade the land of Humans. Only a small, but experienced army of general Pfeil is able to fight against the powerful enemy. However the sides in this confrontation don't know that this is all just a part of evil plot of the dark powers. [1C Company]
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.9
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark

Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark

Platform: PC
August 16, 2018
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark is a turn-based tactical RPG with a focus on storytelling and strategic battles. Unfold a mature story as you progress through hand-crafted scenarios, controlling your own group of Arbiters, with each character customizable from a wide selection of classes and abilities.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.3
Field of Glory II

Field of Glory II

Platform: PC
October 12, 2017
Field of Glory II is a turn-based tactical game set during the Rise of Rome from 280 BC to 25 BC.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
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
Field of Glory: Empires

Field of Glory: Empires

Platform: PC
July 11, 2019
Field of Glory: Empires is a grand strategy game in which you will have to move in an intricate and living tapestry of nations and tribes, each one with their distinctive culture.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.9
Flashpoint Germany

Flashpoint Germany

Platform: PC
January 25, 2005
Flashpoint Germany brings you back to the height of the Cold War, before the collapse of the Soviet Union. Massive armies of incredible power face off across the West German border. A single decision, a mere moment separated a tense peace from the most intense and possibly the last war that the world would ever behold. The stakes could not possibly be higher. You may think you know how this ends, but in Flashpoint Germany, it turned out differently. Step into the maelstrom, choose your side and see what you would have done, if you were there. Flashpoint Germany portrays the highest intensity and density potential combat in human history – the Central Front of a NATO vs. Warsaw Pact World War III. As the General in charge of a regiment or brigade, you give the orders and let the staff sweat the details. Electronic warfare, tactical doctrine, nuclear and chemical weapons, air strikes, artillery, smoke and minefields are all represented, along with a complete database of accurate equipment and unit types. [Matrix Games]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Flotilla

Flotilla

Platform: PC
February 26, 2010
Flotilla is a turn-by-turn space action exploration game.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.3
Football Drama

Football Drama

Platform: PC
September 18, 2019
There is a story behind every goal. You're Rocco Galliano, the existentially troubled manager of a struggling football team. Train players, choose your own narrative, survive the drama, and play turn-based football matches via tactical cards and hard choices.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
6.2
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:
74
User Score:
7.4
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