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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…

2. Shadowverse

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Shadowverse is a Collectible Card, Single-player and Multiplayer video game published and developed by Cygames for multiple platforms. The game offers an anime-style with reused illustrations from the previous title of the developer, Rage of Bahamut. It offers the similar gameplay to Hearthstone and introduces tons of cards with unique…

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,…

9. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation is a Trading Card, Strategy, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed and published by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. The game offers the variety of cards that represent powerful magical spells, brutal monsters, traps to smite the enemies. In the start of the game, the player needs to…

10. Chess Ultra

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Chess Ultra mixes the Puzzle, Strategy, and Board Game elements developed and published by Ripstone. The game takes place in the stunning graphics and introduces online multiplayer feature with advanced AI system. During the gameplay, the player explores the beautiful intricately crafted environments and select from a huge variety of…

13. Kingdom: Classic

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Kingdom: Classic is a Single-player, Pixel Graphics, 2D, Survival and Strategy video game offered by Noio and Raw Fury. It offers an exciting gameplay which is a mix of Rough-like, Tower-defense, Medieval and City-building elements and the game takes place in the historical world where you can take on the…

14. Civilization II

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Civilization II is a Single-player and Multiplayer Turn-based Strategy video game developed and published by MicroProse for Microsoft Windows. The game serves as the part of the Civilization series and offers the similar gameplay like its previous. It brings new units, world wonders, civilizations, and advanced technologies. The game changes…

16. Chess Free

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Chess Free is a Strategy, Board, Single-player and Multiplayer Puzzle video game developed and published by AI Factory Limited. The game offers you a chance to test your chess skills and compete against your family members and friends. There are up to 12 levels available to play, and the game…

17. Bomber vs. Zombies

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Bomber vs. Zombies focuses on Arcade, Strategy and Explosion elements created by Contlex Labs LLP. The game offers an exciting story, in which the darkness takes place in the Earth, and all people considers a better world. Zombie takes over the world and struggles to accomplish their bad plans. After…

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…

22. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

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Advance Wars: Days of Ruin focuses on Turn-based Tactics and Strategy gameplay created by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. The game offers both Single-player and Multiplayer modes and serves as the fourth title in the series of Advance Wars. It takes place in the post-apocalyptic-themed world, and the plot…

23. King’s Bounty: Crossworlds

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King’s Bounty: Crossworlds is basically an expansion pack of King’s Bounty: Armored Princess. This wonderful Medieval Era Tactical-RPG allows you to engage yourself into the epic battles and combats against the enemies like Orcs and win epic battles to expand the kingdoms and eliminate the always threatening enemies. This expansion…

25. Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 mixes the elements of Grand Strategy, Role-playing, and Strategy Simulation created and published by Koei Tecmo Games Co, Ltd. The game has Single-player mode only and serves as the thirteenth entry in the series of Romance of the Three Kingdoms. It offers the similar…

27. Star Wars Chess

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Star Wars Chess mixes the Futurist, Board, Strategy, Turn-based Tactics and Sci-fi elements to offers the Chess-like video game developed and published by Software Toolworks, Inc. The game lets the player to follow the traditional rules of the chess and enable him to command his team on the board and…

28. Terminator 2 Judgment Day: Chess Wars

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Terminator 2 Judgment Day: Chess Wars is a 1993 Futuristic, Strategy, Board and Chess-like video game developed by IntraCorp, Inc. and published by Capstone Software. The game features both Single-player and Multiplayer mode and takes place in the sci-fi environment. It introduces the sounds and characters from the move of…

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…

33. Total War: Warhammer II

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Total War: Warhammer II mixes the Real-time Tactics and Turn-based Strategy elements and supports both Single-player and Multiplayer video game created by Creative Assembly. The game serves as the part of the Total War series, and it takes place in the Warhammer Fantasy fictional Universe. The universe comprises four continents…

37. Might and Magic: Duel of Champions

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Might and Magic: Duel of Champions is a Strategy, Collectible Card, Turn-based Combat, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed and published by Ubisoft. The game takes place in the legendary Universe of Forgotten Realms and introduces a variety of characters. To get into the world, the player must create his…

41. Teelonians: Clan Wars

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Teelonians: Clan Wars is a Strategy, Turn-based Tactics, and Single-player video game played from a side-scroll perspective. The game takes place in the incredible world invaded by enemies. You assume the role of the commander and your primary objective is to recruit your army before getting into the world 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…

46. Hogs of War

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Hogs of War mixes the Turn-based Tactics, Strategy, and Artillery-based elements developed by Infogrames Sheffield House and published by Infogrames. The game includes both Single-player and Multiplayer modes and available to play on multiple platforms. It takes place in the World War I where pigs engage in battle. To get…

50. Warmux

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Warmux is a Free-to-play, Multiplayer and Artillery-based video game available to play on Android and Windows platforms only. The game is published as Wormux and was renamed in 2010 to Warmux. It offers the similar gameplay like Worms and lets you create and customize your team and get into the…
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