59 Best Turn-Based Strategy Games

Turn-based Strategy (also known as TBS) is a type of wargame, where the player takes his turns when playing. Lots of board games are turn-based such as Checker, Hare Games, Reversi, and Chess. In these games, the player needs to define his character, plan his strategy, and take his turn to eliminate the enemies from the field. These games are distinguished from RTS (Real-time Strategy), in which the players play simultaneously. In Turn-based Strategy games, the player can compete against other players from all over the world and can show off your strategic skills to impress and defeat them. The games reward the player with points which he can use to upgrade his skills, weapons, and more. Chess is the best Turn-based Strategy game played between two players turn by turn. In the game, the player takes his turn, move his piece on the board and effort to eliminate as many members as possible of an opponent on the board. Turn-based tactics is another example of these games including the gameplay is characterized by the players’ expectation to accomplish their objectives using the combat forces offered to them.

1. XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is a Downloadable Content Pack for the XCOM 2 and focuses on Turn-based Tactics gameplay published by 2K Games and developed by Firaxis Games. The game supports both Single-player and Multiplayer modes and available to play on cross-platform. The DLC pack changes the campaign…

5. Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords

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Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords is a Single-player, Turn-based Strategy and Space video game created and published by Stardock for Microsoft Windows. The game serves as the sequel to Galactic Civilizations and takes place in the 23rd century, where various alien races, with Terrains, scramble to dominate the galaxy, planet…

6. Silent Storm: Sentinels

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Silent Storm: Sentinels is a Downloadable Content Pack for the original game Silent Storm released in 2003. The game combines Tactical Role-playing, Strategy, and Turn-based elements and supports Single-player mode only. It takes place in the fictional World War II Europe with Sci-fi elements. There are different playable characters available,…

20. Battle Chasers: Nightwar

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an Action, Role-playing, Turn-based Combat, Fantasy-based and Single-player video game with Dungeon Crawling elements developed by Airship Syndicate and published by THQ Nordic. The game takes place in the fantasy-based world, and lets the player select his favorite character from available and jump into the world…

21. Sid Meier’s Civilization III

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Sid Meier’s Civilization III serves as a 3rd entry in the series of Sid Meier’s Civilization created by Firaxis Games and published by Infogrames. The game mixes the Resources Management, 4X, Turn-based Strategy and Business Simulation elements played from an isometric perspective. In the game, there are fifteen different civilizations…

29. Dark Legions

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Dark Legions is an Action, Strategy, Single-player and Multiplayer Chess-like video game created by Silicon Knights and published by Strategic Simulations for Windows. The game features sixteen different types of units and each with its unique characteristics and abilities. It allows the player participate in real-time combat where he has…

31. Sid Meier’s Colonization

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Sid Meier’s Colonization (also known as Colonization) is a Turn-based Strategy and Single-player video game created and published by MicroProse. The game takes place in the historical-themed world in 1942 and introduces different factions such as The Netherlands, England, Spain, and France. Each faction has its unique units, abilities, and…

42. Total Domination: Reborn

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Total Domination: Reborn is a Mobile Strategy, Shooting and Post-apocalyptic video game with Massively Multiplayer Online elements developed and published by Plarium Global Ltd. It takes place in the wasteland and lets you build up your empire, recruit your army and equip them with deadly weapons. Lead your army and…

45. Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization

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Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization mixes the Real-time Strategy, and Turn-based elements developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games. It is the remake of the turn-based strategy game Sid Meier’s Civilization: Colonization released in 1994 and lets the player control shelters from one of four nations such as…
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