Games Like 'Tactics Ogre: Reborn' to Play Next

We've got the RPGs to play after you roll credits on 'Tactics Ogre: Reborn.'
by Jon Bitner — 

Tactics Ogre Reborn

Square Enix

Tactics Ogre: Reborn is a tactical RPG that thrusts you into the midst of a civil war, with your decisions playing a major role in its outcome. As an enhanced version of 2010's Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, it offers enhanced visuals, a reworked soundtrack, and a litany of game design changes to modernize the adventure.

Critics have been kind to the updated classic, with Tactics Ogre: Reborn garnering a favorable Metascore of 85. The heart and soul of the title is its strategic, turn-based combat, which has you amassing a small army of characters as you navigate a winding story and face off against a series of challenging foes. There's a seemingly endless number of ways to customize your team and deploy them in combat, with classes such as mages, archers, necromancers, and more all viable options for your party.

Learning the intricacies of every class is half the fun, as each character brings their own unique attributes into battle. But, deploy the wrong attack at the wrong time, or put your unit in the wrong position, and you could be looking at a swift defeat. Thankfully, many of Tactics Ogre's older systems have been reworked, allowing players to quickly get up to speed with its nuances and make impactful decisions on the battlefield. Some of these choices will have significant impacts on the game's narrative, with multiple endings up for grabs depending on how you handle critical situations.

There are countless hours of strategic fun to be had with Tactics Ogre: Reborn, and both long-time fans and newcomers alike will find it to be one of the best tactical RPGs on the market. But if you're looking for a title to replace it in your gaming lineup once the credits roll, there are plenty of similar titles to consider.

Here are 10 games like Tactics Ogre: Reborn to play next, listed by Metascore.


Divinity: Original Sin II

Larian Studios

Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition (PS4)

Metascore: 92
Best for: Fans of complex RPGs
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Also available on: iOSPCSwitch, XB1

Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition puts very few restrictions on what you can and can't do. Whether you want to roam around as an Undead archer, help citizens as an honorable knight, or slay every NPC that pops onto your screen, this version of the title doesn't put up unnecessary boundaries. Beyond its open-world sandbox, you'll be treated to tactical, turn-based combat that lets you use your environment to your advantage, triggering traps or taking the high ground to gain the upper hand. If you get bored of playing solo, there's a comprehensive multiplayer mode that lets you explore with three other players and supports local split-screen play.

"This immaculately conceived and emotion-wrought fantasy world, topped by brilliant tactical combat, makes it one of the finest games of recent years." — GameSpot


Fire Emblem: Three Houses


Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch)

Metascore: 89
Best for: Fans of multiple endings
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Also available on: N/A

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a strategic RPG that sees you leading a small team of soldiers into increasingly difficult battles. Combat is of the turn-based variety, but since any character that dies in battle is gone for the rest of the game, there's an added layer of tension to each encounter. When you're not commanding your troops, you'll get to freely roam the sprawling Gareg Mach Monastery, chat with your peers, and prepare your students for their next adventure. Your in-game actions will have an impact on the game's conclusion, and there's no doubt you'll want to dive back in for a second attempt after hitting the final credits.

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


Slay the Spire

Humble Bundle

Slay the Spire (PC)

Metascore: 89
Best for: Fans of card games and roguelikes
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Also available on: iOS, PS4, Switch, XB1

Although it's still a strategy game, Slay the Spire looks radically different from most other entries on this list. Instead of giving you a small team (or large army) to manage, you'll build a deck of cards to challenge opponents and climb to the top of the eponymous Spire. Battles are turn-based and highly strategic, as enemies grow significantly stronger the longer you survive. With randomly generated levels, four playable characters, and more than 350 cards, it's easy to attempt hundreds of runs without seeing everything Slay the Spire has to offer.

"A strategically deep deckbuilder that, with any luck, has spawned a brilliant new subgenre." — PC Gamer


Sid Meier's Civilization VI 

2K Games

Sid Meier's Civilization VI (PC)

Metascore: 88
Best for: Fans of highly strategic, turn-based action
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Also available on: iOS, PS4, Switch, XB1

Sid Meier's Civilization VI is a turn-based strategy game that relies on political negotiations and resource management as much as it does combat. There are plenty of ways to win a match besides dominating your opponents, such as expanding your settlement to outer space or turning your empire into a bonafide tourist destination, which makes it a great option for folks that prefer to play as a pacifist. But regardless of how you try to achieve victory, you'll be tasked with turning your small settlement into a bustling metropolis by navigating a branching skill tree and taking over various resource nodes on the map. It can be a bit overwhelming for newcomers, but stick with it and you'll be treated to one of the most nuanced strategy games available today.

"Civilization has always been associated as the benchmark for strategy gaming, and Civilization VI is now at the peak. This is as good as it gets." — ZTGD



2K Games


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

If you don't mind jumping to a sci-fi setting filled with aliens and futuristic weapons, XCOM 2 has a lot to offer. You'll be put in charge of a band of soldiers fighting off an extraterrestrial invasion that's threating humanity. Action is of the turn-based variety, and you'll have access to five unique classes that help give you a tactical advantage on the battlefield. You can also use scientists and other auxiliary characters to develop new tools to better dispatch your enemies.  It helps to have played its predecessor, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, although newcomers should be able to pick up the story threads without any issue.

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


Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope


Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope (Switch)

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

Although it sounds odd on paper, this mash-up of Nintendo and Ubisoft mascots is a match made in heaven. Sparks of Hope has you playing as Mario, Luigi, Peach, and a boisterous band of Rabbids as you battle enemies using an innovative turn-based combat system. Instead of using grid-based movement, you can move freely around the map before hunkering down to launch an attack. It can get a bit challenging for such an adorable-looking game, although a variety of difficulty settings make this a great title for both veteran armchair tacticians and newcomers to the genre.

"An absolute delight. This is a combination that shouldn't work and yet it more than works – it excels." — GameSpot


Total War: Warhammer III


Total War: Warhammer III (PC)

Metascore: 85
Best for: Fans of gigantic battles
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Also available on: N/A

If you're looking to engage in warfare on a grand scale, look no further than Total War: Warhammer III. Using a combination of turn-based and real-time combat, you'll push your gigantic army through a variety of deadly encounters that are brought to life with stunning graphics and flashy special effects. You'll also get to play as several different Legendary Lords, each with their own set of attributes that change up your tactics. Toss in a chaotic multiplayer mode, plenty of ways to customize your army, and a bunch of DLC for dedicated players, and it's easy to see how you can sink hundreds of hours into this brutal strategy game.

"Warhammer 3 is quite possibly the best Total War entry to date. Bigger, better, and bloodier than its predecessors, this conclusion delivers everything that fans were asking for — and then some." — NME


Marvel Snap


Marvel Snap (iOS)

Metascore: 84
Best for: Fans of mobile strategy games
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Also available on: N/A

With an expansive roster of characters, an easy-to-learn gameplay format, and fast-paced battles, Marvel Snap quickly gained legions of followers when it arrived in October 2022. It challenges you to put together a team of Marvel heroes (and villains) before duking it out with other players in quick, card-based battles. As a mobile game, matches last just a few minutes, which is a big departure from many strategy titles that can run on for hours. The game sees constant updates, and with a battle pass, ranked matches, and thousands of ways to customize your team, dedicated players will find plenty of reason to keep coming back for more.

"Marvel Snap turns the popular comic book universe into an ingenious and irresistible mobile collectible card game." — PCMag


Triangle Strategy

Square Enix

Triangle Strategy (Switch)

Metascore: 83
Best for: Fans of eye-catching graphics
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Also available on: PC

The first thing you'll notice about Triangle Strategy is its striking art style. Using a combination of 3D and 2D assets, the game looks like nothing else on the market (expect for maybe Octopath Traveler, which is also published by Square Enix) and is worth picking up for its inventive graphics alone. Thankfully, Triangle Strategy's gameplay is just as engaging as its graphics, as you'll be giving orders to a small party of characters as they face off against hordes of enemies in standard, grid-based skirmishes. You'll also be treated to multiple endings and plenty of secrets to uncover, making this a tactical RPG that's worth running through twice.

"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


Age of Empires IV

Xbox Game Studios

Age of Empires IV (PC)

Metascore: 81
Best for: Fans of iconic RTS games
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Also available on: N/A

As one of the most iconic RTS series of all time, it should come as no surprise that Age of Empires IV earned impressive reviews when it launched in 2021. It tasks you with managing a small settlement of characters in real-time, upgrading their resources, building new structures, and slowing amassing an army as you fend off threats and try to outcompete your enemies. A robust multiplayer mode makes it easy to head online and test your mettle against other players, and there's even a single-player campaign that has you reliving historical events (such as the Hundred Years War and the rise of the Grand Duchy of Moscow).

"With dozens of hours of campaign play, eight unique civilizations…and a ton of maps for skirmishes, there's no shortage of well-polished content to enjoy." — Windows Central