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Games Like 'Marvel's Midnight Suns' to Play Next

Whether you're seeking another strategy game or bombastic Marvel adventure, something is bound to catch your eye.

Jon Bitner
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Marvel's Midnight Suns

2K Games

Marvel's Midnight Suns is a strategy game that lets you customize your own character (known as the Hunter) before leading a team of superheroes into battle. Familiar faces from The Avengers, X-Men, and more are eligible to join your squad, each bringing powerful skills to the battlefield to help you fend off Lilith and the elder god Chthon.

To defeat Lilith and her evil forces, you'll need to master a complex turn-based combat system. You'll command multiple superheroes on the battlefield, and learning the intricacies of your team is the key to victory. Some heroes, such as Spider-Man, can bind enemies with his webs or sling objects around his environment, while others including Wolverine can soak up incredible amounts of damage and turn the focus away from his teammates. There's also a unique card system layered on top of the action, giving you yet another way to customize your playstyle.

When not in combat, you'll get to interact with your fellow superheroes in The Abby — a secret base that serves as a central hub for all your adventures. Not only does this give you a chance to learn more about the lore behind Midnight Suns, but there are plenty of secrets to discover that could help you defeat Lilith and her minions.

Midnight Suns should take close to 50 hours to complete, and there are plenty of similar games to check out once you've wrapped up your journey. Whether you're seeking another strategy game or bombastic Marvel adventure, something is bound to catch your eye.

Here are 10 games like Marvel's Midnight Suns to play next, listed by Metascore.


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Into the Breach

Subset Games

Into the Breach (PC)

Metascore: 90
Best for: Fans of replayable strategy games
Where to buy: Steam
Also available on: iOS, Stadia, Switch

It might look simplistic, but Into the Breach is hiding mountains of depth behind its pixelated graphics. This strategy game has you commanding a fleet of mechs as you do battle with an alien threat. You'll unlock unique units and weapons as you work through the story, giving you plenty of ways to optimize your team and find success on the battlefield. Best of all, Into the Breach uses a randomization system to ensure you always have something new to play. It might not be as flashy as Midnight Suns, but strategy enthusiasts won't want to miss out on this highly reviewed adventure.

"One of the best strategy games on the market, bringing a unique sense of fun to the genre. A must-play title." — God is a Geek


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Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Nintendo

Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch)

Metascore: 89
Best for: Fans of turn-based RPGs
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Fire Emblem: Three Houses brings a few new wrinkles to the long-running franchise. The most exciting addition is the ability to freely roam the towering Gareg Mach Monastery in between battles, which allows you to train your troops, gear up for the next encounter, or discover a bunch of hidden secrets. Once you're in combat, however, you'll find a battle system that should be immediately familiar to all fans of strategy games. You and your enemy will take turns maneuvering around the map as you vie for advantageous positions and try to eliminate the opposition. To make things more tense, any troops that die in combat are lost for the entire game — although newcomers can turn this option off for a more approachable experience.

"An inspired innovation of a time-tested franchise, providing the same tactics fans love in a much more inviting package." — Screen Rant


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XCOM 2

2K Games

XCOM 2 (PC)

Metascore: 88
Best for: Fans of sci-fi action
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Also available on: PS4, XB1

Seeing as both XCOM 2 and Midnight Suns were developed by Firaxis Games, it should come as no surprise that the two games have a lot in common. But instead of superheroes and supervillains, XCOM 2 puts you in charge of a group of soldiers as they try to repel an alien invasion of Earth. Shootouts are just as tactical as you'd expect, with well-designed maps and unique class abilities giving you plenty of ways to plan out your attack. It can be a bit daunting for newcomers, but anyone that sticks with it will find one of the best strategy games of all time.

"An instant classic that refines, evolves, and redefines the ideas that came before. Strategy perfection." — Games Master UK


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Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope

Ubisoft

Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope (Switch)

Metascore: 86
Best for: Fans of family friendly RPGs
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Also available on: N/A

The combination of Ubisoft's Rabbids and Nintendo's iconic Mario sounds like an odd pairing, yet somehow the marriage works perfectly. There's a serviceable story backing the action, but it's the fluid combat that earned Sparks of Hope such rave reviews. Instead of moving around a grid-based map, you can move freely around the environment before hunkering down and unleashing one of your many skills. Both strategy newcomers and veterans alike will find plenty to love about the system, with a learning curve that's just steep enough to keep your interest without becoming overwhelming.

"There's a vivacious, beating heart at the center of this adventure, and it makes every new world, and every new fight a veritable joy to complete." — GamesHub


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Dragon Age Inquisition

EA

Dragon Age Inquisition (PC)

Metascore: 85
Best for: Fans of incredibly nuanced RPGs
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Also available on: PS3, PS4XB1XB360

Dragon Age Inquisition is a gigantic RPG that borrows plenty of ideas from strategy games. Beyond an epic storyline that changes based on your actions, you'll get to engage in tactical battles that play out in real-time. You do, however, have the option to pause the game and get a top-down view of the chaos, which makes it easy to plan elaborate movements despite the fast pace of every battle. When you're not slicing through horrific monsters, you'll get to explore dozens of unique locations, chat with memorable NPCs, and have a direct impact on the conclusion of your story.

"This epic journey into the world of Thedas will steal more than 100 hours of your time, hours so full of superb gaming that you'll never forget them." — GameOver.gr


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Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5)

Metascore: 85
Best for: Fans of the web-slinger
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Also available on: PC, PS4

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales does an excellent job of making you feel like Spider-Man. Aside from gorgeous graphics that bring each character to life and a bustling city filled with activities, the game manages to capture the essence of Spider-Man through an incredible web-slinging system that lets you cruise around skyscrapers or take down enemies in fast-paced combat. Combined with some impressive voice acting and a wonderful script, it's easy to get lost in this fictional world. The main storyline is rather short, but there are plenty of side quests to keep you busy long after the credits roll.

"An impressive achievement in visual design, engrossing gameplay, and an unforgettable story about responsibility, culture, and family." — KeenGamer


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Tactics Ogre: Reborn

Square Enix

Tactics Ogre: Reborn (Switch)

Metascore: 85
Best for: Fans of iconic strategy games
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Also available on: PC, PS4, PS5

Tactics Ogre: Reborn is an enhanced version of the iconic Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together. You'll be treated to the same tactical, turn-based combat that made the original popular in the first place, but with enhanced visuals and quality-of-life updates to modernize the aging title. Fans of Midnight Suns will immediately feel at home with the combat system, which tasks you with commanding multiple units as you move them around the map, unleash deadly skills, and try to eliminate all your opponents. The icing on the cake is the striking art style, which uses a combination of 2D and 3D assets to bring each encounter to life.

"A pilgrimage for strategy RPG enthusiasts, an outstanding update for a watershed moment in the genre." — CGMagazine


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Valkyria Chronicles 4

Sega

Valkyria Chronicles 4 (PS4)

Metascore: 85
Best for: Fans of games with gorgeous graphics
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Also available on: PC, Switch, XB1

Valkyria Chronicles 4 follows Claude Wallace and his companions as they set out to save their hometown from the Empire during the Second European War. The characters and story are captivating, with each member of Claude's party brought to life with some of the most stylish and recognizable graphics in gaming. Battles are a fun combination of turn-based strategy and real-time shooter, which results in a combat system that's distinct from most other games on the market. The lengthy adventure clocks in at close to 40 hours, making this a great title to check out if you're looking for a quirky strategy game that'll give you plenty of bang for your buck.

"Valkyria Chronicles 4 brings the series back to its roots and polishes that experience to a shine." — GamingTrend


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Triangle Strategy

Square Enix

Triangle Strategy (Switch)

Metascore: 83
Best for: Fans of multiple endings
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Also available on: PC

If you're looking for a deep game to sink your teeth into, it's hard to beat Triangle Strategy. This tactical RPG places you in the middle of a conflict between three nations as they fight for limited resources in the surrounding land. Your actions will have a direct impact on the game's outcome, with multiple endings available depending on your choices. A single playthrough can take upwards of 30 hours, but dedicated fans will want to run through several times to see everything it has to offer. And with a nuanced combat system, beautiful graphics, and a remarkably well-written story, Triangle Strategy gives you plenty of reasons to boot up a new save file.

"Triangle Strategy is unique in its sprawling story, and its success is only solidified by an excellent combat system that makes battles as intense as they are intimidating." — Impulsegamer


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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Square Enix

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (PS5)

Metascore: 80
Best for: Fans seeking an emotional, Marvel adventure
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Also available on: PC, PS4, Switch, XB1, XBX

Guardians of the Galaxy is a third-person action game that tells a surprisingly emotional story. You'll follow Star-Lord and his lovable band of misfits as they set out to make a few quick bucks as they travel around the galaxy. Things quickly get out of hand, however, and you'll be treated to a narrative that deftly swings from comical to heart-wrenching in the blink of an eye. Its story is the main reason to pick up Guardians of the Galaxy, but you'll also be treated to fast, team-based action, a bombastic soundtrack, and a handful of lesser-known characters from the Marvel universe.

"A spectacular, albeit lengthy adventure with enjoyable mechanics and a surprisingly deeper story than what is on the surface." — Cultured Vultures