PC Turn-Based Games

Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares 1.

Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares

Platform: PC
October 1, 1996
Master the unknown before it masters you. The need for galactic expansion is critical. You must conquer alien star systems to secure the resources that will guarantee your supremacy. The ultimate goal is to defeat the evil Antarans.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
9.1
Sid Meier's Civilization II 2.

Sid Meier's Civilization II

Platform: PC
February 29, 1996
An empire-building turn-based strategy game. The game starts at the Old Stone Age in 4000 BC. Your tribe begins with a Settlers unit and has no knowledge about the surrounding area. As you found new cities and explore the surroundings, you may find hostile barbarians, villages, and other competing cultures. [Civ Fantatics' Center]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.8
Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic 3.

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:
8.8
King's Bounty: The Legend 4.

King's Bounty: The Legend

Platform: PC
September 23, 2008
King’s Bounty: The Legend is an adventure RPG with tactical turn-based battles unfolding in a fairytale fantasy world of fearless knights, evil mages, wise kings and beautiful princesses. The player leads their character through the game world; exploring it; commanding armies in battle; and completing required and bonus quests. The game falls into two separate modes: Adventure Mode and Combat Mode. In adventure mode, the player controls the character in real-time, taking him through the adventure map seeking treasure, and completing quests. In combat mode, the player takes on the role of war chief, leading their troops through battle in a chess-like format. [Atari]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri 5.

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

Platform: PC
February 12, 1999
Legendary designer Sid Meier presents the next evolution in strategy games, with the most addictive, compelling gameplay yet. Explore the alien planet that is your new home and uncover its myriad mysteries. Discover over 75 extraordinary technologies. Build over 60 base upgrades and large-scale secret projects for your empire. Conquer your enemies with a war machine that you design from over 32,000 possible unit types. [Firaxis]
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.7
Inscryption 6.

Inscryption

Platform: PC
October 19, 2021
Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards...
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy 7.

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
Age of Wonders III - Golden Realms 8.

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
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World 9.

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
King's Bounty: Armored Princess 10.

King's Bounty: Armored Princess

Platform: PC
November 19, 2009
King's Bounty: Armored Princess is a sequel to the critically acclaimed King's Bounty: The Legend. Players take on the role of Princess Amelie who travels around the world of Teana and searches for the renowned knight, and her mentor, Bill Gilbert. This new world of King's Bounty: Armored Princess is full of mysteries and dangers. The new character, the Princess, will encounter horrible creatures, huge monstrous bosses and a new race, the bloodthirsty Lizards. As in the multi-award winning game on which this sequel is based, the player has many options to resist these new enemies. Various new skills and characteristics of Amelie as well as her chance to fly will help her overcome the hordes attacking the kingdom. The Princess is also accompanied by a Domestic Dragon, at the very beginning small and amusing, but its abilities develop steadily until it becomes an incredible ally. He will do his best to protect the Princess during the battles, starting with easy blows and treasure hunting and finishing with battle rage and volcano summoning. [1C Company]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East 11.

Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East

Platform: PC
October 16, 2007
For the first time, play as the Orc faction and recruit heroes, build armies and manage cities as you explore and conquer legendary lands. Use tactics, skills and magic to outsmart fantasy armies while developing your heroes and unveiling the dark plot that threatens to tear the world of Ashan apart. Heroes of Might & Magic V: Tribes of the East chronicles the final chapter in the epic struggle that began with the interrupted wedding of Queen Isabel. Players follow the steps of the Necrolord Arantir as he uncovers the prophecy of the Dark Messiah of Might and Magic and exposes the Demon Sovereign's conspiracy. New Orc Faction: First made famous in Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, the brutal Orc faction now comes to the Heroes series. Savage, fiercely proud, and resolutely independent, the Orcs put the "might" in Might & Magic. This faction's troops include Orcs, Goblins, Cyclops, and the famed Pao Kais. Experience the dramatic conclusion of the usurper Biara's reign. Discovering the demonic influence that corrupts the Haven knights, the savage clans of the Orcs take up arms to eradicate the Inferno threat. Characters from Dark Messiah of Might & Magic also appear to bring an unexpected twist to this multi-layered plot. In addition, tribes of the East also features 10 multiplayer and five single-player maps. Every creature in the Heroes V universe gets an alternative upgrade level, increasing the total number of creatures in the Heroes of Might & Magic V line to over 170. These powerful new abilities are sure to become an integral part of your combat tactics. Expand your arsenal and gameplay with new spells, artifacts, buildings and innovative features such as the combo-based Artifact Power Link and Battle Rage, the unique racial ability of the Orcs. In order to allow both fans and newcomers to enjoy this conclusion to the Heroes V experience, Tribes of the East is a standalone product – no previous Heroes game installations will be required to play. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.6
Age of Wonders III - Eternal Lords 12.

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
Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne 13.

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:
8.6
Hard West 2 14.

Hard West 2

Platform: PC
August 4, 2022
Hard West 2 is a journey to the heart of darkness in the American West. Take control of a supernatural posse and catch the mysterious Ghost Train. Outsmart, outcheat and outgun your enemies in this turn-based tactics game set in a Wild West world where nothing is as it seems.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.6
The Battle of Polytopia 15.

The Battle of Polytopia

Platform: PC
August 4, 2020
Welcome to the unique turn-based strategy game set in the strange, flat world of the Square. Lead one of 12 distinct civilizations to victory by expanding your empire, researching technologies and ultimately become ruler of the world! Play in single-player or multiplayer mode for up to 12 players.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.6
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword 16.

Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword

Platform: PC
July 23, 2007
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword is the second expansion pack for Civilization IV and focuses on the late-game time periods after the invention of gunpowder and delivers 12 challenging and decidedly different scenarios created by the development team at Firaxis Games, as well as members of the Civilization Fan Community. Firaxis Games delivers a massive increase in new units, buildings, and technologies to the epic game with additional focus on the late-game time periods. The expansion pack includes ten new civilizations, such as Portugal, Babylon and Netherlands and their associated unique units and buildings. Sixteen new civilization leaders including leaders for the ten new civilizations, as well as additional leaders for existing civilizations. A new gameplay feature allows players to create corporations and spread them throughout the world. Each corporation provides benefits in exchange for certain resources. Now available much earlier in the game, an espionage feature offers players many new ways to spy on opponents, stir citizen unrest and defend their government's secrets. New random events such as natural disasters, pleas for help, or demands from their citizens will challenge players to overcome obstacles in order for their civilizations to prosper. Five new wonders await discovery including the Statue of Zeus, Cristo Redentor, Shwedagon Paya, the Mausoleum of Maussollos, and the Moai Statues. Winning the race to Alpha Centauri now requires more strategic planning and tactical decision making. Apostolic Palace: The United Nations becomes available earlier in the game, providing a way for players to win a diplomatic victory earlier. New resolutions will also be added which will expand the available diplomatic options. Advanced Starts: A major fan request, this new feature enables players to "buy" components of a custom-tailored empire and begin play in the later part of the game, allowing them to experience many of the new features of the expansion pack in a shorter amount of time. Enhanced AI: The AI has received many enhancements, making it tougher to beat on the higher difficulty levels. [2K Games]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
Thea: The Awakening 17.

Thea: The Awakening

Platform: PC
November 20, 2015
Thea: The Awakening, a turn-based, rogue-like, strategic-survival game, set in a post-apocalyptic dark fantasy world, all inspired by Slavic Myth and Folklore and infused with rich story and a unique, card based minigame.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.5
King's Bounty: Crossworlds 18.

King's Bounty: Crossworlds

Platform: PC
September 17, 2010
King's Bounty: Crossworlds is a stand-alone expansion to the award-winning King’s Bounty: Armored Princess. The game will feature two new campaigns, quests, spells, units and a full-scale game editor.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.5
Star Chamber 19.

Star Chamber

Platform: PC
November 13, 2003
Star Chamber is an online multiplayer strategy game. Players play one of the many races that are part of the Galactic Republic. There are multiple ways to achieve victory... will you try to conquer your opponent's home world? Are you more interested in establishing your race's destiny across the galaxy for a cultural victory? Or perhaps you will delve into the secretive political machinations at the Star Chamber and try to ascend to the Galactic Presidency? [Nayantara Studios]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Disgaea 2 PC 20.

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
Elven Legacy: Ranger 21.

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:
8.5
Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai 22.

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
Shogun: Total War 23.

Shogun: Total War

Platform: PC
June 13, 2000
Japan, 1542. The land is in turmoil. The last Shogunate has collapsed, leaving the nation divided into seven warring factions. Out of this chaos will emerge one warlord who will master the Art Of War. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Shogun: Total War Warlord Edition 24.

Shogun: Total War Warlord Edition

Platform: PC
August 13, 2001
This stand-alone package includes the original complete "Shogun: Total War" game and the "Mongol Invasion" expansion which includes Kublai Khan?s invasion of Mongol hordes that try to conquer Japan and three new Japanese campaigns.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.4
Gates of Troy 25.

Gates of Troy

Platform: PC
December 8, 2004
Gates of Troy is a Trojan themed expansion pack for "Spartan," the award winning turn-based strategy game from Slitherine Software. It includes 17 new heroes ranging from Achilles and Hektor in the Trojan Wars to Leonidas & Demophilus in the pass of Thermopylae. Play as Achilles with his Myrmidon warriors, or maybe you prefer Odysseus or Hektor? Control vast armies of Trojans and Greeks and lay siege to the most powerful city of its time ? Troy! Take command of Leonidas and his 300 Spartans against the mighty Persian horde. The pass of Thermopylae has been re-created on a one for one scale with 300 Spartans, 700 Thespian allies under Demophilus & 400 unreliable Thebans who really didn't want to be there ? and can you blame them! This small force stands against the might of the Persian army with wave upon wave of increasingly powerful troops hitting your lines until the mighty Immortals arrive. Xerxes launches attack after attack from his inexhaustible horde and your objective is just to hold the pass long enough for Greece to muster her forces. [Slitherine]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.4
Crown of Glory: Europe in the Age of Napoleon 26.

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:
8.4
Total War: Shogun 2 27.

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
Sid Meier's Civilization III 28.

Sid Meier's Civilization III

Platform: PC
October 30, 2001
In Civilization III, you'll find new pathways to explore and strategies to employ, greatly expanded diplomacy, more powerful combat, a new trade system, new technologies, more powerful tools to build and manage your empire, and the most detailed and beautiful art, animations and sound ever found in the genre. [Infogrames]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.3
Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut 29.

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
Shadowrun: Dragonfall 30.

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
The Banner Saga 2 31.

The Banner Saga 2

Platform: PC
April 19, 2016
The aga continues in The Banner Saga 2. Continue your journey soon after the climactic events of The Banner Saga. The choices you made in the first game will affect who is alive and who is dead in this sequel.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor 32.

Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor

Platform: PC
April 30, 2008
The galaxy is being consumed by the fires of war as we enter the final act of the Dread Lord saga. Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor is the second expansion pack to the award-winning PC strategy game, Galactic Civilizations II. Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor expands the gameplay of Galactic Civilizations in all new ways. New campaign detailing the final chapter in the Dread Lords wars. The Terror Star arrives, capable of destroying any star. Unique technology trees for all 12 civilizations. Unique planetary improvements for each civilization. New 3D engine powered map editor. New Scenario Editor for creating highly detailed custom games. New Campaign Editor for players who want to create their own custom epic campaigns for themselves or to share with others. New Metaverse Tournaments: Specific maps & scenarios recorded to the Metaverse with prizes for top players. [Stardock]
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.3
Valkyria Chronicles 4 33.

Valkyria Chronicles 4

Platform: PC
September 25, 2018
A Continent Engulfed in the Bitter Flames of War. Commander Claude Wallace and his childhood friends set out to fight in a desperate war, but bone-chilling blizzards, waves of imperial soldiers, and the godlike powers of the Valkyria stand between them and victory.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate 34.

Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate

Platform: PC
November 14, 2006
Key features of the expansion pack include: New faction: Introducing the brand-new Dwarves faction, made up of heroic warriors and rune magic adepts who stalk Ashan's deepest mountains and most hostile regions. A brand-new adventure: Featuring 15 new missions, new heroes, and improved cut-scenes, the new campaign will lead players even deeper into the dramatic events that began with Heroes of Might and Magic V. Extended game experience: Includes a wealth of new spells and abilities, 5 new single-player maps, 10 new multiplayer maps, new buildings, new artifacts, and new neutral creatures, Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate gives players the tools to develop new tactics and further their game experience both online and offline. Improved mechanics and gameplay: New features, such as Caravans and a random map generator, allow players to have unlimited replay options and an even smoother gameplay experience. In addition, the simultaneous turn feature will speed up online games. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.3
Pit People 35.

Pit People

Platform: PC
March 2, 2018
In this fast-paced, turn-based, co-op adventure you'll quest and explore, find awesome loot, customize your fighters, and recruit strange species. Come master your destiny in this strategic game of positioning.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.3
Disciples II: Guardians of the Light 36.

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:
8.3
Field of Glory II 37.

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
Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 38.

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:
8.3
Stars in Shadow 39.

Stars in Shadow

Platform: PC
January 19, 2017
Turn-based 4X space strategy with a distinctive artistic style. Compete with alien factions to explore and settle nearby star systems, develop colonies, build fleets to defend against rivals, negotiate with them and conquer them, when necessary. Win by unifying the galaxy, through diplomacy or force.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.3
Chaos Overlords 40.

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:
8.3
Hammer & Sickle 41.

Hammer & Sickle

Platform: PC
December 5, 2005
Hammer & Sickle is a tactical RPG set in the spring of 1949. The player assumes the role of a top Soviet spy on clandestine duty in the British-American controlled sector of Germany during the early years of the budding Cold War. In a world where no one is quite who they appear to be, the player is trapped in a hellish ploy that could trigger a third world war, this time between the United States and Soviet Union and their respective nuclear arsenals. Gamers have to navigate a web of intrigue and make decisions that could determine the fate of the world. [CDV Software]
Metascore:
52
User Score:
8.3
SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays 42.

SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays

Platform: PC
November 27, 2019
Beyond creation, four eras come together as one! Discover the latest entry in this iconic Tactical RPG series. Form your own team of SD Gundams and deploy for battle -- with units from from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, SEED, 00, and Iron-Blooded Orphans! Intense battle scenes rendered with high-def 3D models and dynamic animations with character cut-ins. Featuring game design unique to the series with Development, Design, and Capture, as well as+ various other strategic elements. Form your own team and deploy for battle!
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.3
Here Be Dragons 43.

Here Be Dragons

Platform: PC
August 16, 2019
Here Be Dragons is a satirical turn-based strategy game featuring unique "living map" graphics, where you lead a group of crazed captains and eradicate legendary monsters in order to allow Christopher Columbus the discovery of the New World.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.3
XCOM: Enemy Unknown 44.

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
Sid Meier's Civilization IV 45.

Sid Meier's Civilization IV

Platform: PC
October 25, 2005
Faster-Paced Fun - Gameplay has been streamlined for a tighter, faster, and more compelling experience.Greater Accessibility and Ease of Play - An easy-to-use interface will be immediately familiar to RTS and action game players, and newcomers to the series will be able to jump in and play. Tech Tree - Flexible Tech tree allows players more strategic choices for developing their civilizations along unique paths. More Civs, Units, and Improvements to enhance and grow your empire. Multiplayer -LAN, Internet, PBEM, and Persistent Turn-Based Server (PTBS) offer players all-new strategies and ways to play when competing or cooperating with live opponents. Team Play - Whether playing multiplayer or single player, team play offers a new way of setting locked alliances that result in shared wonder effects, visibility, unit trading, and shared territory that delivers a plethora of new strategic and tactical options. Civ IV comes to life! - Beautiful 3D world with dozens of fully animated units (including culturally unique units), and totally customizable armies. Cities and wonders will appear on the map. Wonder movies are back! [2K Games]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.2
Valkyria Chronicles 46.

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
Disciples II: Rise of the Elves 47.

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:
8.2
Silent Storm 48.

Silent Storm

Platform: PC
January 20, 2004
Silent Storm is a true 3D tactical turn-based Role-Playing-Game set against the backdrop of WWII. As the conflict rages on the frontlines, you?ll be leading a small multinational squad behind enemy lines to gather information and wreak havoc on your enemies while trying to thwart a mysterious new rising power whose plans are even more horrific than anything the world has yet witnessed. Silent Storm is fully rendered in breathtaking 3D ? and includes fully destructible environments, realistic weaponry and unlimited tactical possibilities. Turn-based gaming has never looked this good! Choose your squad from over 40 operatives of 30 different nationalities, each with a unique background and mix of specialties and skills. [Encore/JoWood]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Total War: Shogun 2 - Rise of the Samurai 49.

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
Making History: The Calm and the Storm 50.

Making History: The Calm and the Storm

Platform: PC
March 13, 2007
This true grand strategy game places you as the leader of a country where you use your strategic skills to make policy decisions which affect the outcome of world history. Each scenario establishes a historically accurate situation; from there on in history is in your hands. Do you build to a position of strength through industry or military, or can you find an optimum balance of both? Can you trade for needed resources or must you find and take over resource-rich territories? Will a diplomatic treaty strengthen your position, or draw you in to an unwanted conflict? These and many other decisions are yours to make. You may be a statesman, a fighter, a hero, or a scoundrel. Time to get into the Game. [Muzzy Lane Software]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.2
Making History II: The War of the World 51.

Making History II: The War of the World

Platform: PC
June 15, 2010
Take on the role of a WWII era national leader embroiled in the toxic mix of waning empires, economic crisis, and ethnic "fault lines" in Making History II: The War of the World.
Metascore:
38
User Score:
8.2
Skyward Collapse 52.

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
Pirates Outlaws 53.

Pirates Outlaws

Platform: PC
April 13, 2020
Pirates Outlaws is an easy-to-play roguelike card game. Build your deck and combos to become a reputed pirate.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.2
Phantom Brave PC 54.

Phantom Brave PC

Platform: PC
July 25, 2016
In the year of 921, on the world of Ivoire, in the island cluster called Wisteria, there is a place called Phantom Isle. Here live a 13 years old girl called Marona, she has a special ability to communicate with phantoms, this happened 8 years ago when his parents and a friend died at the talons of a mysterious monster, the Marona's parents used their last breath to revive his friend Ash, but not was enough, now Ash lives between life and death as a ghost and one Marona's guardians. Now they travel all over Wisteria to work as Chromas to earn enough money to buy Phantom Isle. In his aventure she will know as "The Possessed", but with his joy and optimism Marona did not bother. Marona believe in her parent's teachings that "people will one day come to like her as long as she stays compassionate and kind".
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Aggressors: Ancient Rome 55.

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
Banner of the Maid 56.

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:
8.2
Gordian Quest 57.

Gordian Quest

Platform: PC
June 23, 2022
A sinister curse corrupts the land. Darkness reigns. Monsters roam. Scoundrels loot. Cowards flee. Heroes emerge. Lead heroes on an adventure to save what's left of this fallen world and destroy the root of evil abound. Will you fall at the claws of your enemies or the consequences of your poor decisions? Your Gordian Quest is about to begin. Gordian Quest is an epic roguelike / lite adventure that combines the best elements of deckbuilding, tactical combat and strategic decision-making. You will form parties of heroes whom you will have to lead and manage on grueling missions. Help them forge bonds and discover new skills among them. Be fearless and unwavering as you work to unravel the curses laid upon the lands and defeat the ultimate evil at the heart of it all.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.2
XCOM: Enemy Within 58.

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
Heroes of Might and Magic V 59.

Heroes of Might and Magic V

Platform: PC
May 23, 2006
The first game to reintroduce the video game legend to the public is Heroes of Might and Magic V, the sequel to the universally acclaimed turn-based strategy series with a touch of RPG. The new opus will benefit from the features and characteristics that established the success of the initial saga while offering a wealth of innovations such as a a highly immersive scenario, a variety of appealing factions, modern 3D graphics, a revolutionary tactical combat system and a story-based campaign mode. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.1
The Banner Saga 3 60.

The Banner Saga 3

Platform: PC
July 26, 2018
The Banner Saga 3 is the epic conclusion to a sweeping viking saga six years in the making. This strategic RPG, acclaimed for its strong story and compelling characters has has won over 20 awards and been nominated for 4 BAFTA awards.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
Expeditions: Viking 61.

Expeditions: Viking

Platform: PC
April 27, 2017
Circa 790 AD. A small band of Norse warriors lands on the shores of England. History may have forgotten their names, but their actions live on. As the chieftain of your clan, let ambition guide your choices in the party-based RPG Expeditions: Viking. How will history remember you?
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.1
Distant Worlds: Universe 62.

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
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Warlords 63.

Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Warlords

Platform: PC
July 24, 2006
An all-new expansion pack, Warlords pays homage to some of history's greatest military leaders, delivering six new scenarios, giving players the chance to change the course of history with the help of their new powerful "warlord" unit. The expansion pack is loaded with new civilizations, new leaders and more units, resources and wonders that can be used in both single and multiplayer games. [2K Games]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus 64.

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus

Platform: PC
November 15, 2018
Take control of one of the most technologically advanced armies in the Imperium - The Adeptus Mechanicus. As Magos Dominus Faustinius, you'll lead the expedition on the newly rediscovered planet of Silva Tenebris. Manage resources, discover long-forgotten tech, plan tactical operations using the Noosphere technology and control your Tech-Priests every move. Your every decision will shape the missions ahead and ultimately decide the fate of the troops under your command. However, choose your path carefully - the Imperium depends on it. * Augment Flesh is weak! Upgrade your Tech-Priests limbs with mechanical augments made from the blessed metals of the Omnissiah. Customize your team with hundreds of possibilities, creating a squad to suit your playstyle. * Difficult Decisions Make tough decisions that will forge the future from your Ark Mechanicus, The Caestus Metalican, and send you towards alternate endings for a truly unique playthrough. * Experience the Noosphere Use the Adeptus Mechanicus' evolved human cognition to scan unexplored tombs for valuable data in order to gain a tactical advantage over your enemy. * The Library A compelling story written by Black Library author, Ben Counter, specifically crafted to fit the unique personality of the Adeptus Mechanicus faction.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.1
Monster Train 65.

Monster Train

Platform: PC
May 21, 2020
Monster Train is a strategic roguelike deck building game with a twist. Set on a train to hell, you’ll use tactical decision making to defend multiple vertical battlegrounds. With real time competitive multiplayer and endless replayability, Monster Train is always on time.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
Etherlords II 66.

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:
8.1
Chaos Reborn 67.

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:
8.1
Fantasy Wars 68.

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:
8.1
Etherlords 69.

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:
8.1
King Arthur: Knight's Tale 70.

King Arthur: Knight's Tale

Platform: PC
April 26, 2022
A unique hybrid between turn-based tactical games and traditional, character-centric RPGs. Knight's Tale is a modern retelling of a classic Arthurian mythology story filtered through the dark fantasy tropes, a twist on the traditional tales of chivalry.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.1
Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence 71.

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence

Platform: PC
September 1, 2015
Become a Daimyo of the Warring States period of Japanese history in NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION, a historical simulation game of conquest and domination. It is the 30th anniversary of this series and this current release, NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION: Sphere of Influence, is the crown of the series.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.1
Storm: Frontline Nation 72.

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
Rain of Reflections: Chapter 1 73.

Rain of Reflections: Chapter 1

Platform: PC
October 4, 2019
Rain of Reflections is an atmospheric, dystopian adventure game with exploration and deep character interactions. Its turn-based strategic confrontations are uniquely centered around a motivation mechanic.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.1
Sid Meier's Civilization V 74.

Sid Meier's Civilization V

Platform: PC
September 21, 2010
With over nine million units sold worldwide, and unprecedented critical acclaim from fans and press around the world, Sid Meier's Civilization is recognized as one of the greatest strategy franchises of all-time. Now, Firaxis Games will take this incredibly fun and addictive strategy game to unprecedented heights by adding new ways to play and win; new tools to manage and expand your civilization; extensive modding capabilities; and intensely competitive multiplayer options. Civilization V will come to life in a beautifully detailed, living world that will elevate the gameplay experience to a whole new level making it a must-have for gamers around the globe!
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.0
The Banner Saga 75.

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
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales 76.

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

Platform: PC
November 9, 2018
From the creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt comes a brand new tale set in the brutal and twisted universe of witcher Geralt of Rivia. The world stands on the verge of chaos, as the tensions between the power-hungry Nilfgaardian Empire and proud Northern Realms grow. Facing an imminent invasion, Meve — war-veteran Queen of Lyria and Rivia — is forced to once again enter the warpath, and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
Age of Wonders III 77.

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
Endless Legend 78.

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
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen 79.

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Platform: PC
August 29, 2017
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen adds extensive new content in the fight against ADVENT when additional resistance factions form in order to eliminate the alien threat on Earth. In response, a new enemy, known as the “Chosen,” emerges with one goal: recapture the Commander. This expansion includes new Hero classes to counter the “Chosen”, new enemies, missions, environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.0
The Banner Saga: Factions 80.

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
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI 81.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI

Platform: PC
September 9, 2008
Set during the end of China's Han Dynasty and the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D., RTK XI presents the most visually captivating evolution in the history of the series. Blurring the line between video games and art, RTK XI features visuals evocative of classical Chinese ink-paintings along with debates and duels rendered in real-time 3D animation. As the ruler of a kingdom, each player has complete control over their territories. More than 40 base commands give players the power to govern cities, manage their personnel, practice diplomacy and much more. Complete freedom to develop markets, shipyards, outposts, forts and military units expand on the already substantial benchmarks established by previous editions of the series. Furthermore, players watch the era come to life through the uniquely individual personalities of the more than 780 officers and supporting characters they encounter. Players need to dig deep within to prove themselves adept at both the military and political arts in order to bring China under one rule. Domestic affairs, diplomacy and warfare are all conducted on a single vast 3D relief map, dramatically bringing to life the eight massive scenarios that lie before them. For improved control over each military campaign, RTK XI's turn-based game play allows the player to plan their movements without undue time constraints, and then execute their battle tactics when ready. RTK XI also introduces an entirely new system for researching military techniques, as well as an Advanced Tactics System that allows players to drive or lure enemies into devastating ambushes. Skilled players link together tactics for maximum damage. [Koei]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.0
Suzerain 82.

Suzerain

Platform: PC
December 4, 2020
As President Rayne, lead Sordland into ruin or repair during your first term in this text-based role-playing game. Navigate a political drama driven by conversations with your cabinet members and other significant figures. Beware or embrace corruption; shirk or uphold ideals. How will you lead?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Legion Arena 83.

Legion Arena

Platform: PC
November 22, 2005
Legion Arena puts you the player in charge of a Roman army and takes you up against the enemies of Rome. You must recruit & train up your troops, choosing the skills they will develop in an effort to create the most powerful army. Games will be played entirely online & all results are passed back to the server and logged and the player?s army ranked. And the best part is? it?s free! The player?s army starts small?really small! In fact to start with it only includes the player?s general character. The player also starts with a small treasury and can choose which units to recruit into their fledgling army. Initially you wont be able to afford too many troops & the higher quality units like Legionaries & Praetorians will be well out of reach. As the player fights and wins battles, their men gain experience & honours. These can be used to buy skills for the squad, ranging from improved weapons handling to the ability to hold a new formation. [Slitherine]
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.0
Warlock: Master of the Arcane 84.

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
Invisible, Inc. 85.

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
Battle Brothers 86.

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:
7.9
Worms World Party 87.

Worms World Party

Platform: PC
June 16, 2001
"Worms Armageddon" freaks will find much of the same with this turn-based 2D strategy game sequel (or upgrade--you decide) in which you lead your team of cute little worms and annihilate the other teams with bazookas, uzis, cluster-bombs and other subtle weoponry.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.9
Ash of Gods: Redemption 88.

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:
7.9
SteamWorld Heist 89.

SteamWorld Heist

Platform: PC
June 7, 2016
Join Captain Piper Faraday, smuggler and occasional pirate, as she recruits a rag-tag team of steam-driven robots and sets out on a daring adventure. With your hearty crew you’ll board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your robots with unique abilities, weapons – and even stylish hats!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar 90.

Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar

Platform: PC
February 14, 2007
The year is 2226 and the Drengin Empire reigns supreme across the galaxy. But something utterly evil is devouring the Drengin Empire from within. Expand your Galactic Civilizations II experience with espionage agents, player designed opponents, new alien races, new ships, unique planetary environments, asteroid fields, improved graphics and much more. [Stardock]
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.9
Heroes of Might and Magic IV: The Gathering Storm 91.

Heroes of Might and Magic IV: The Gathering Storm

Platform: PC
September 27, 2002
The Gathering Storm includes six entirely new campaigns which tell the tale of five heroes and their quest to defeat a mad wizard named Hexis, whose control of the realms of Nature and Death have begun a chain of events that threaten not just the heroes' own kingdom of Devonshire, but all of the lands of Lodwar. As Hexis's strength grows, so does his negative effect on nature itself. Earthquakes, floods, storms, and more have begun to spread across the kingdom, and it is up to the five heroes to stop Hexis and somehow reverse the damage he has done. [3DO]
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.9
Spartan (2004) 92.

Spartan (2004)

Platform: PC
May 28, 2004
Spartan is the third in a series of turn-based empire-building strategy games that includes the best-selling Legion and Chariots of War. Spartan focuses on one of the most influential civilisations in the history of mankind ? the ancient Greeks, and allows players to choose from 100 nations to lead to victory, including Sparta, renowned for its total dedication to the art of war and that produced the ultimate fighting machine of the ancient world ? the Spartan Hoplite; probably most famous for the courageous last stand of 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC. [Just Play]
Metascore:
56
User Score:
7.9
Oriental Empires 93.

Oriental Empires

Platform: PC
September 14, 2017
A turn based 4X strategy game, recreating the civilizations of ancient China. Develop your land, build great cities, raise huge armies and fight epic battles, with hundreds of soldiers fighting right on the game map. Advance your technologies, culture and religion to create one of mankind’s biggest empires.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.9
Demeo 94.

Demeo

Platform: PC
May 6, 2021
RPG fans, unite… in virtual reality. A dark force has taken over the underworld in Resolution Games’ upcoming RPG dungeon crawler, Demeo, and it’s a world you’re not likely to survive alone.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
Alder's Blood 95.

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
Guards 96.

Guards

Platform: PC
August 19, 2016
Four heroes are facing a horde of evil! Ultimate abilities, magic artifacts, hero upgrades and clever tactics... All these will help to defeat the Boss. Play by the 4-heroes team. Defend against the hordes of monsters, plan your moves, improve your abilities. Defeat all the enemies on each level and join the deadly fight with Boss!
Metascore:
49
User Score:
7.9
Total War: WARHAMMER - Norsca Race Pack 97.

Total War: WARHAMMER - Norsca Race Pack

Platform: PC
August 10, 2017
Conquer the Old World as the marauding tribes of Norsca and Wintertooth. Two new Legendary Lords: Wulfrik the Wanderer and Throgg. In the far north, between the Chaos Wastes and the Sea of Claws, lies Norsca. A barren, inhospitable peninsula in the far north of the Old World, it is home to ferocious tribes of warriors, hardened by the relentless blizzards, the barren icy tundra and the monstrous denizens of this accursed land. Fanatical servants of the dark gods, they will stop at nothing to prove their primal might, in a relentless hunt for worthy foes and fresh raiding grounds.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.9
Into the Breach 98.

Into the Breach

Platform: PC
February 27, 2018
Control powerful mechs from the future to defeat an alien threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.8
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden 99.

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

Platform: PC
December 4, 2018
A tactical adventure game combining the turn-based combat of XCOM with story, exploration, stealth, and strategy. Take control of a team of Mutants navigating a post-human Earth. Created by a team including former HITMAN leads and the designer of PAYDAY.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.8
Endless Space 2 100.

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
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