What are the best turn-based strategy PC games?

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    #1XCOM 2

    XCOM 2

    XCOM 2 is the sequel to the award-winning strategy game, XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It is a game that falls under the genre: strategy. It is developed by Firaxis Games and Feral Interactive for Mac and Linux.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Linux

    $59.99

    Tina Zhang
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "I would say this is one of the best strategy games that I have ever played. I used to play XCOM and I really spent a lot of time with its mission. I stayed away from the game because I feel like I don't do much of anything those days. But XCOM 2 made me relapse to my old ways!!!!!! But with a better understanding of the game, I think I could balance everything out. But having this game on multiple platforms would be a challenge. LOL!!!!"
    Tina Zhang
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "I would say this is one of the best strategy games that I have ever played. I used to play XCOM and I really spent a lot of time with its mission. I stayed away from the game because I feel like I don't do much of anything those days. But XCOM 2 made me relapse to my old ways!!!!!! But with a better understanding of the game, I think I could balance everything out. But having this game on multiple platforms would be a challenge. LOL!!!!"
    Alexander Oliver
    Written on May 7, 2017
    "XCOM 2 is the latest turn-based strategy PC game. PC games have come a long way and are a great experience not to be missed. This is a great experience. "
    Phillip White
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "I've really enjoyed this game. It also has excellent multiplayer. "
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    #2Sid Meier's Civilization VI

    Sid Meier's Civilization VI

    Sid Meier's Civilization VI also known as Civilization VI is a turn-based strategy game developed by  Firaxis Games and Aspyr. It was released on October 21, 2016, and is available on Windows, Mac, and iOS users.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS

    Free

    Anthony Williamson
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "This is the best turn-based strategy game at the moment. I don't mind paying 60 bucks for Civilization 6 since it already has a good track record. The first few games were very good and the developers have done it again. I personally didn't think that they can top the last title as it seemed perfect in every way, but then again, here's this game. I would truly, honestly, recommend this to people who love turn-based strategy games."
    Anthony Williamson
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "This is the best turn-based strategy game at the moment. I don't mind paying 60 bucks for Civilization 6 since it already has a good track record. The first few games were very good and the developers have done it again. I personally didn't think that they can top the last title as it seemed perfect in every way, but then again, here's this game. I would truly, honestly, recommend this to people who love turn-based strategy games."
    Douglas Delgado
    Written on January 30, 2017
    "I would definitely check out the new Civ. VI, if you enjoyed Civ. V and Civ Beyond Earth, you are sure to put many, many hours into this game as well! I'd feel free to check out the reviews from others first though, as just one opinion can't justify a pricey purchase."
    Eugene Barnes
    Written on March 1, 2017
    "This is one of the best strategy games in the industry. Any gamer will know Civilization is one of the best planning and strategy games. This iteration is not the exception, great game."
    Donna Alvarez
    Written on January 30, 2017
    "Absolutely LOVE the Civilization series games and this is the next in a great series. Build your empire a destroy others "
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    #3Disciples 2 Gold

    Disciples 2 Gold

    Disciples 2 Gold is a turn-based fantasy game. Set in the magical realm of the Sacred Lands, four races - The Empire, the Mountain Clans, the Legions of the Damned and the Undead Hordes - battle for the destiny of their gods. This package includes the Original Disciple II: Dark Prophecy and all expansions packs.

    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Dorothy Wallace
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "For a paid-strategy game, this seems a good option. I haven't played it yet and I am still doing research about the game. Reading comments from users made me believe that it could be a good game. It doesn't cost as much as the top-rated games from other websites (which coincidentally are also the ones that are top-rated here) so I think this could be legit."
    Dorothy Wallace
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "For a paid-strategy game, this seems a good option. I haven't played it yet and I am still doing research about the game. Reading comments from users made me believe that it could be a good game. It doesn't cost as much as the top-rated games from other websites (which coincidentally are also the ones that are top-rated here) so I think this could be legit."
    Gloria Woods
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "Disciples 2 Gold was a game that a friend got me in to a couple of months ago. I thought that this was one of the better turn based strategy games that I have played on the PC in recent memory. We managed to have a lot of fun even just talking about our adventures."
    THOSON MAI
    Written on February 10, 2018
    "You are right! Disciple 2 is really the most perfect I had enjoined! This game is greatest and long-lived!"
    Olivia Vasquez
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "This game was fun to learn. The graphics and story was fun and exciting."
    Gavin Stevens
    Written on October 2, 2018
    "Played it on and off for years, such a satisfying game to play."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know Sid Meier's groundbreaking innovation game Civilization inspired turn-based strategy games? The game was released in 1991 as a pioneer in the 4x and turn-based strategy genre. It became the basis of many similar turn-based games until today. Because of that, Meier received many awards and attribution for his creation of the game. It was also given the Best Military or Strategy Computer Game of 1001. Moreover, the Computer Gaming World in 1996 recognized it as the Best Game of All Time. The New York Times has also included Civilization on its 2007 Game Canon list. The list includes nine other games, which NYT's readers deemed as the most influential games in the world of gaming.

Many of today's best turn-based strategy games are like Civilization with their science fiction theme. Alien-invasion themed XCOM 2, intergalactic-themed Warhammer 40,000: Regicide, and Galactic Civilizations III. But, a big part of this genre is based on history, like the fifth installment of Sega's Total War series Empire. It has storylines from the Napoleonic Wars to the colonization and eventual freedom of America from Great Britain. Koei's Nobunaga's Ambition series is also based on history, particularly during Japan's feudal era. 

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    #4Duelyst

    Duelyst
    The Ultimate collectible tactics game. Competitive head-to-head turn-based battles at its best!
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Beverly Stewart
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "For a free game, this is definitely one of the best turn-based strategy titles out there. It is perfect for killing time while sharpening your mind as you try to develop tactics and strategies that would allow you to defeat your opponents. The thing here is that you also have to study the game and the cards to allow you to win. "
    Beverly Stewart
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "For a free game, this is definitely one of the best turn-based strategy titles out there. It is perfect for killing time while sharpening your mind as you try to develop tactics and strategies that would allow you to defeat your opponents. The thing here is that you also have to study the game and the cards to allow you to win. "
    Kevin Harrison
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "Duelyst is a great tactical game on Steam. It is perfect for those long afternoons when you want to kill some time and earn some cool loot. I would definitely check this one out if you are a hardcore gamer."
    Bobby Turner
    Written on January 18, 2017
    "Duelyst is a highly acclaimed turn based strategy game available on Steam, which makes it simple to acquire. The game is also free to play, which is a major positive."
    Ignacio Tovar
    Written on March 25, 2017
    "Duelest let me play either on my own or with other friends online. By taking turns I was able to win the game and beat my friends in this strategy PC game."
    Jonathan Alexander
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "Duelyst is awesome. It's a great turn-based card game. I'm hoping it releases on Android soon. If you're looking for a good strategy game, download this!"
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    #5Total War: WARHAMMER

    Total War: WARHAMMER

    Total War: WARHAMMER is a turn-based and real-time strategy game developed by CREATIVE ASSEMBLY and published by SEGA. It features a world of ceaseless battles that is being led by different races in the quest for dominance and peace.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $59.99

    Bruce Fernandez
    Written on April 10, 2017
    "I am a Warhammer fan so your mileage may varies, however this game is based on the very popular Total War series so you can expect a certain degree of quality. I think even a non-Warhammer can pick this game up quickly due to how intuitive the control is. Once I got the hang of it, all the micromanagement aspect of the game didn't seem so bad, I actually grew to enjoy the challenge. SEGA and Creative Assembly did an excellent job on this game and I highly recommend this if you are a turn-based strategy game fan."
    Bruce Fernandez
    Written on April 10, 2017
    "I am a Warhammer fan so your mileage may varies, however this game is based on the very popular Total War series so you can expect a certain degree of quality. I think even a non-Warhammer can pick this game up quickly due to how intuitive the control is. Once I got the hang of it, all the micromanagement aspect of the game didn't seem so bad, I actually grew to enjoy the challenge. SEGA and Creative Assembly did an excellent job on this game and I highly recommend this if you are a turn-based strategy game fan."
    John Day
    Written on April 30, 2017
    "You can't go wrong with the Total War franchise. Warhammer gives you everything you loved about the other titles and builds on it. Adding the Middle Earth Mythos into it just elevates everything!"
    Albert Fox
    Written on January 1, 2017
    "If you like Turn-Based strategy games you should check out Total War: Warhammer. I spend hours on it everyday, it's great!"
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    #6Warhammer 40,000: Regicide

    Warhammer 40,000: Regicide
    Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is a brutal take on one of the greatest turn-based strategy games of all time. Regicide fuses multiple phases of gameplay with dynamic action. Maneuver your army into place and unleash a devastating array of tactical abilities to crush your enemies.
    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Ashley Lee
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "I love a good strategy so I'm always on the lookout for really great turn-based strategy PC games. When I recently ran across Warhammer 40,000: Regicide, I really, really wanted to love it. But I just can't get into it. It's SO brutal, it made me cringe more than once and seriously outweighed the enjoyment factor. If you like gross, violent games, this might be for you. If not, steer clear!"
    Ashley Lee
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "I love a good strategy so I'm always on the lookout for really great turn-based strategy PC games. When I recently ran across Warhammer 40,000: Regicide, I really, really wanted to love it. But I just can't get into it. It's SO brutal, it made me cringe more than once and seriously outweighed the enjoyment factor. If you like gross, violent games, this might be for you. If not, steer clear!"
    Doris Evans
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "Regicide is the perfect strategy game for me. Never-mind the turn-based portion, as a strategy game, this is legit. But then again, I am biased because I have been a lifelong Warhammer fan. But Regicide is my go-to Warhammer game. You need your brains to win out there. Money won't matter much in the game so it is a huge advantage for me."
    Mark Walters
    Written on March 21, 2017
    "I enjoy Warhammer 40,000: Regicide, and think it's a great game for those who like turn-based games. The game is available on Steam as well and I've already sunk hundreds of hours into it. For the most part, it has generally positive reviews, indicating that others think it's a good fit for a turn-based game."
    Juan Willis
    Written on March 14, 2017
    "Huge fan of the Warhammer series but I did not like this one. The graphics are decent but I just did not find it fun to play."
    Cesar Lopes
    Written on March 14, 2019
    "It"a utterly boring. The only game I remember for how lame the game is."
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    #7Battle Worlds: Kronos

    Battle Worlds: Kronos

    Battle Worlds: Kronos is a classic turn-based strategy game in the tradition of Battle Isle, Advance Wars and Panzer General. 

    Games

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, PS4, Linux

    $16.99

    Divya Rangarajan
    Written on June 6, 2017
    "A game was recommended to me when I was looking for the best turn-based strategy PC game. It was Battle Worlds: Kronos and once I started playing I couldn't stop. It has been one of the best games ever for me."
    Divya Rangarajan
    Written on June 6, 2017
    "A game was recommended to me when I was looking for the best turn-based strategy PC game. It was Battle Worlds: Kronos and once I started playing I couldn't stop. It has been one of the best games ever for me."
    Nicholas Hughes
    Written on March 15, 2017
    "This looks like it will be cool. Like an updated version of Risk. I like that it can be played single player or against friends."
    Doris Peng
    Written on February 23, 2017
    "I love the graphics in this game. It is a game that was created by other gamers which makes it better."
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    #8Warbands: Bushido

    Warbands: Bushido
    Warbands: Bushido is a tactical, turn-based, tabletop-style wargame series developed and published by Red Unit Studios. This game is designed for mobile devices and PC with complex and smooth gameplay.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Android

    Free

    Socorro Rocha
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Bushido can be a little complicated, at first, but the graphics are beautiful and the gameplay functions smoothly. It's actually a very complex and interesting game in which you can develop a lot of skill. An added bonus is the Samurai warrior culture and availability in multiple languages."
    Socorro Rocha
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Bushido can be a little complicated, at first, but the graphics are beautiful and the gameplay functions smoothly. It's actually a very complex and interesting game in which you can develop a lot of skill. An added bonus is the Samurai warrior culture and availability in multiple languages."
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    #9King's Bounty: The Legend

    King's Bounty: The Legend

    King's Bounty: The Legend is a 2008 adventure game with tactical turn-based battles and role-playing elements. It is based on the King's Bounty property that was developed 18 years earlier by New World Computing.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $6.99

    Eduardo Quiroz
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I have always enjoyed turn based games so I decided to give King's Bounty a try. It was exactly what I was looking for."
    Eduardo Quiroz
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I have always enjoyed turn based games so I decided to give King's Bounty a try. It was exactly what I was looking for."
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    #10Space Hulk Ascension

    Space Hulk Ascension
    Space Hulk Ascension is a 3D, digital, turn based, strategy game, which re-interprets the classic board game experience, and adds new RPG style mechanics, new weapons, and missions, new enemy types, 3 playable chapters and loads of other new features to the single-player experience.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $29.99

    Teresa Jensen
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I have nothing but good things to say about this game. It really incorporates everything I love about the board game, and combines it with beautiful graphics. The expansion packs are very valuable and really give me full range of all of the weaponry from the board game too."
    Teresa Jensen
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I have nothing but good things to say about this game. It really incorporates everything I love about the board game, and combines it with beautiful graphics. The expansion packs are very valuable and really give me full range of all of the weaponry from the board game too."
    Bobby Warren
    Written on March 23, 2017
    "I love war hammer 40k and space marines so this was absolutely epic. For a strategy game, the graphics and gore while playing was exactly as I would expect for a warhmmer game. I highly recommend it."
    Steven Wagner
    Written on January 31, 2017
    "I was intrigued because I played Games Workshop games as a kid. The layout of this game really reminded me of the old room-by-room boards of tabletops games."
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    #11A Game of Thrones - Genesis

    A Game of Thrones - Genesis

    A Game of Thrones - Genesis takes you through Westeros' founding events and largest battles. In this strategy game, you can choose to use a military approach or even use dirty tricks and diplomacy to politically crush them.

    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Jason Brooks
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "I love GOT. So when it came out, I decided to get this game. It has become my daily GOT fix since the last season ended. And with over 300 days to go before the final season, I think this will be my companion until the day that episode one goes live."
    Jason Brooks
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "I love GOT. So when it came out, I decided to get this game. It has become my daily GOT fix since the last season ended. And with over 300 days to go before the final season, I think this will be my companion until the day that episode one goes live."
    Amy Cruz
    Written on June 16, 2017
    "This game is horrific. It should be ashamed to be associated with the glory that is Game of Thrones."
    Jose Baker
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "It's a good game. A lot like evony online was about 10 years ago. It's still worth a play though."
    Donna Hawkins
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "This game provide more autonomy for the gamer. It is well developed."
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    #12Empire: Total War

    Empire: Total War
    Empire: Total War is a real-time strategy game developed by CREATIVE ASSEMBLY and published by SEGA. It features Elizabethan-era settings of war in the oceans of Europe. It gives the player the thrill of commanding entire fleets.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $24.99

    Judith Stevens
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I love war games! This didn't quiet add up to what I thought it would be. The graphics were great. But some of the game would take forever to load. Good strategy game. Just moves slower than I would like."
    Judith Stevens
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I love war games! This didn't quiet add up to what I thought it would be. The graphics were great. But some of the game would take forever to load. Good strategy game. Just moves slower than I would like."
    Angela Qiao
    Written on April 9, 2017
    "If you want a game in which you are your total boss and conquer the globe check out Empire: Total War. This is a great game in which you must come up with a strategy."
    Larry Payne
    Written on May 24, 2017
    "While the solution given is a turn based strategy game I think the person is looking for a list of those type of games."
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    #13Divinity: Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin is an isometric fantasy role-playing game developed and published by Larian Studios. It also features tactical turn-based combat, a highly interactive world, and lots of choices and consequences.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $39.99

    Marilyn Munoz
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "In looking for a turn-based strategy games for PC I stumbled upon Divinity-Original Sin. This game allows me to play with my friends from all over the world online. The scope of the game is epic, and ever-changing. This is a great game, and I have enjoyed every day of it!"
    Marilyn Munoz
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "In looking for a turn-based strategy games for PC I stumbled upon Divinity-Original Sin. This game allows me to play with my friends from all over the world online. The scope of the game is epic, and ever-changing. This is a great game, and I have enjoyed every day of it!"
    Manuel Godínez
    Written on July 17, 2017
    "This game is a pretty fun strategy game. It gets a lot better if you play with friends."
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    #14Conquest of Elysium 3

    Conquest of Elysium 3
    Conquest of Elysium 3 is an old-school turn-based fantasy strategy game. With 18 different factions that alone is enough to keep your play dynamic as you vie for control of the map to conquer Elysium. 
    Games

    Android, Windows, Mac, Linux

    $9.9

    Frank Jordan
    Written on May 10, 2017
    "Want a refreshing turn based strategy game? Interested in a conquest with enough levels to keep you occupied? Conquest of Elysium 3 is a PC game that will have you in control of your chosen race and how you can fight with the enemies. With an easy to use interface, you will be on top of the world in no time in this strategy game."
    Frank Jordan
    Written on May 10, 2017
    "Want a refreshing turn based strategy game? Interested in a conquest with enough levels to keep you occupied? Conquest of Elysium 3 is a PC game that will have you in control of your chosen race and how you can fight with the enemies. With an easy to use interface, you will be on top of the world in no time in this strategy game."
    Samantha Little
    Written on April 16, 2017
    "This is an addictive turn based game that is reasonable on price. Doesnt take up much space on the hard drive which is very convenient for smaller one."
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    #15XCOM: Enemy Within

    XCOM: Enemy Within

    XCOM: Enemy Within is an action game that allows you to play in a 3rd person point of view. In this game, you have to win against alien invaders using weapons and abilities while carrying powerful and dangerous fighting tools.

    Games

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    Brittany Alexander
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "I am a huge fan of XCOM. One of the best strategy games and you don't need real money to progress. You only need your skills. And for a paltry sum of fewer than 10 bucks, this game could take you through a lonely or boring day."
    Brittany Alexander
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "I am a huge fan of XCOM. One of the best strategy games and you don't need real money to progress. You only need your skills. And for a paltry sum of fewer than 10 bucks, this game could take you through a lonely or boring day."
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    #16XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based tactical video game created by Firaxis Games and Feral Interactive. It is a reboot of the 1994 classic video game, UFO: Enemy Unknown. It was released in 2012 for different platforms.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux, Xbox 360

    $29.99- Varies by plan

    Tejas Mehta
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "Steam is a great website for finding any type of game imaginable. Specifically, it offers XCOM which is a turn-based strategy PC game. The reviews are overwhelmingly positive, and it is at a fair price for a game with it's graphics and gameplay. "
    Tejas Mehta
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "Steam is a great website for finding any type of game imaginable. Specifically, it offers XCOM which is a turn-based strategy PC game. The reviews are overwhelmingly positive, and it is at a fair price for a game with it's graphics and gameplay. "
    Frank Hoffman
    Written on May 4, 2017
    "XCOM was by far the best turn based strategy game purchase I have ever made. It allowed me to be creative and and dare I say ingenius with my strategy, all while I was having a blast."
    Debra Torres
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "This game has some of the best graphics and strategy you will find. Very engaging and fun to get lost in for hours. Better than the favorite original. "
    Willie Barrett
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "If you enjoy turn based strategy games you will love XCOM. Don't forget to check out the DLC and sequel as well if you enjoy this one :)."
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    #17The Banner Saga 2

    The Banner Saga 2
    The Banner Saga 2 is an epic, story-based and tactical role-playing video game developed by Stoic and published by Versus Evil. It is the sequel to The Banner Saga, which took the indie gaming world by storm. 
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    $24.99

    Phillip Lee
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "For a strategy game, The Banner Saga 2 is one of those that definitely hits the right spots. I love the storyline and the gameplay. There isn't a dull moment within the game, just like the original Banner Saga I must add. I just wish they could lower the price though. "
    Phillip Lee
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "For a strategy game, The Banner Saga 2 is one of those that definitely hits the right spots. I love the storyline and the gameplay. There isn't a dull moment within the game, just like the original Banner Saga I must add. I just wish they could lower the price though. "
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    #18Valkyria Chronicles

    Valkyria Chronicles
    Valkyria Chronicles is a tactical role-playing game in which the player uses a unique turn-based battle system called Blitz (Battle of Live Tactical Zones).The game is set in Europa, a fictional region loosely based on Europe during the early years of World War II.
    Games

    Amazon, Windows

    Check price

    Alexander Curtis
    Written on March 25, 2017
    "I love playing Valkyria Chronicles. Besides excellent gameplay, the atmosphere is fun, the world is engaging, and the graphics are excellent. There's not much more fun to be had than riding around in a tank blowing stuff up,. Fun for RPG fans, turn based fans, or history buffs."
    Alexander Curtis
    Written on March 25, 2017
    "I love playing Valkyria Chronicles. Besides excellent gameplay, the atmosphere is fun, the world is engaging, and the graphics are excellent. There's not much more fun to be had than riding around in a tank blowing stuff up,. Fun for RPG fans, turn based fans, or history buffs."
    Stephen Gonzales
    Written on May 6, 2017
    "Valkyria Chronicles is a great TBS PC game. It's like World War II but in a fictional world. I love TBS games in general but this game had such a compelling story and a great soundtrack to it."
    Samuel Russell
    Written on May 10, 2017
    "I find this game to be very good if you're interested in turn-based strategy types. I also like the historic aspect of it. I look forward to the next DLC for it."
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    #19The Banner Saga

    The Banner Saga
    The Banner Saga is a viking-themed tactical RPG in which every choice matters. Start your journey in a beautiful 2D immersive animation with more than 25 playable characters with unique personalities.
    Games

    iOS, Android, Xbox One, Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4

    $9.99

    Juan Griffin
    Written on March 31, 2017
    "Gaming has always been a fun hobby for me, but it had been a long time since I played a good turn-based strategy game on my PC. I looked on Steam and found The Banner Saga. It definitely has drawn me in the way any good turn-based strategy should. I've been playing it pretty much every day."
    Juan Griffin
    Written on March 31, 2017
    "Gaming has always been a fun hobby for me, but it had been a long time since I played a good turn-based strategy game on my PC. I looked on Steam and found The Banner Saga. It definitely has drawn me in the way any good turn-based strategy should. I've been playing it pretty much every day."
    Austin Porter
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "I was looking to test my brain in strategy games of my youth. Yes of course the graphics are updatres, but the feeling I get while playing this game reminds me of the ones I got from my games I had growing up."
    Alexander Hicks
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Do you want to live as a Viking? Then this is the game for you. It is a great storyline. The art and music play well into the game. The gameplay is very well done, and it is time well spent."
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    #20Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

    Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

    Rebuild a ruined city in this post-apocalyptic mix of strategy and simulation. Manage survivors, scavenge for food and supplies, deal with rival gangs, illness, interpersonal strife and zombie attacks. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    $14.99

    Evelyn Cole
    Written on June 6, 2017
    "The Rebuild 3 is very realistic and makes me feel like I have the power to make the world a better place just the way I want. I love the adventure of fighting with rivals and finding the food at the right time and the strategies to making it all a better place to live."
    Evelyn Cole
    Written on June 6, 2017
    "The Rebuild 3 is very realistic and makes me feel like I have the power to make the world a better place just the way I want. I love the adventure of fighting with rivals and finding the food at the right time and the strategies to making it all a better place to live."
    Aaron Alexander
    Written on May 9, 2017
    "Are you looking for a challenging strategy game that will test you. Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville is the solution. This game will strategicaly challenge your mind and skills making you feeling intellectually stimulated that you have been in a challange."
    Eric Gonzales
    Written on July 24, 2017
    "Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville is a good game, however, it does get repetitive if you play it for a while. Also, I was disappointed because this is not really a turn-based game but actually more of a macro management game."
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    #21Endless Legend

    Endless Legend

    Endless Legend is a 4X turn-based fantasy strategy game by the creators of Endless Space and Dungeon of the Endless. Control every aspect of your civilization as you struggle to save your homeworld Auriga. Create your own Legend! 

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $29.99

    Manuel Madrigal
    Written on April 11, 2017
    "If you want to get into a 4x strategy game for PC, then I can't think of a better title to let yourself be immerse in the genre with. Endless Legend is a wonderful game that has a lot of replay-ability. "
    Manuel Madrigal
    Written on April 11, 2017
    "If you want to get into a 4x strategy game for PC, then I can't think of a better title to let yourself be immerse in the genre with. Endless Legend is a wonderful game that has a lot of replay-ability. "
    Carol Watson
    Written on July 19, 2017
    "Endless Legend is one of the best turn based PC strategy games. You control every aspect of the civilization as you save your hometown."
    Dennis Williams
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "If you interested only in Endless Legend then go here, but if you want other options, this site will not work for you."
    Donald Fernandez
    Written on May 18, 2017
    "If you're into turn-based strategy games, Endless Legend is a nice pick. It has an 82% rating on Steam. "
  19. 13

    #22Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy

    Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy

    Eclipse is a board game that places you in control of a vast interstellar civilization, competing for success with its rivals. It offers accessible choices, elegant mechanics, and a fast gameplay. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Ann Pierce
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "Eclipse actually was a fun game. I said WAS because somehow, other games are overtaking it in terms of popularity. The only plus side it has is that it is free to play. But then again, if it is a free game and other games are still getting mentioned, it says a lot about this game. I personally don't like the gameplay since it is kinda slow. The graphics are good, but not better than other games out there. The plot is very thin. "
    Ann Pierce
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "Eclipse actually was a fun game. I said WAS because somehow, other games are overtaking it in terms of popularity. The only plus side it has is that it is free to play. But then again, if it is a free game and other games are still getting mentioned, it says a lot about this game. I personally don't like the gameplay since it is kinda slow. The graphics are good, but not better than other games out there. The plot is very thin. "
    Socorro Rocha
    Written on April 6, 2017
    "I have different feelings about it. There is no excitement for me, because I can't relate on a personal level. I would for sure try this game, and try to learn new things about it. Although, this looks like a hard game to pick up on and just play, I don't like how a player doesn't have a character, it's more of a battle game, but I can tell a lot of hard work went into making this game."
    James Meyer
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "This was one of the most fun games I have had the chance to play recently. This game really has all of the great aspects which make up a turn based strategy game."
    Betty Ruiz
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "This game is so fun, it makes you feel that the time goes so fast, i suggest it to everyone. "
  20. 9

    #23Hero Academy

    Hero Academy

    Hero Academy is a turn-based strategy and indie game that was developed and published by Robot Entertainment. It was released on August 11, 2012, and can also be played in different platforms such as iOS and more. 

    Games

    iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free- with in-app purchases

    James Fields
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "This is stupid. The game was pretty good when I played it over a year ago and it still shows up on these best lists. Granted the game was pretty good back then. But it sucked ever since they removed the single-player mode. For those guys trying to find good turn-based game, ignore this game. Or you can try it and then I will tell you face-to-face I told you so."
    James Fields
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "This is stupid. The game was pretty good when I played it over a year ago and it still shows up on these best lists. Granted the game was pretty good back then. But it sucked ever since they removed the single-player mode. For those guys trying to find good turn-based game, ignore this game. Or you can try it and then I will tell you face-to-face I told you so."
    Ethan Nichols
    Written on March 27, 2017
    "Hero Academy is one of those games you try then uninstall. I really did give it a try but after a few days of playing I just couldn't anymore. There were never enough players on and of course no single player. I will never understand why designers decide to leave out the single player aspect. I would pass on this one if it were me. "
    Thomas Holland
    Written on April 9, 2017
    "Hero Academy is an epic RPG based on turns that will keep you on your toes! It didn't win the game of the year for no reason and there is no shortage of players or servers! "
    Zachary Mills
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "This game is so entertaining, i love it, i loose the sense of time when i play with it. "
  21. 7

    #24Valkyria Chronicles 4

    Valkyria Chronicles 4

    Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a tactic-based RPG game by Sega. It is a game which serves as a parallel and alternate to the original Valkyria Chronicles and follows a different set of characters. It will be released worldwide in Fall 2018.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

    Check price

    Russell Davis
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "The Valkyria games were, don't get me wrong. But this one costs 60 bucks!!! WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MINDS WOULD WANT TO PAY THAT KIND OF MONEY FOR AN UNTESTED GAME??? I would rather wait for the price to drop down before I purchase one. "
    Russell Davis
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "The Valkyria games were, don't get me wrong. But this one costs 60 bucks!!! WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MINDS WOULD WANT TO PAY THAT KIND OF MONEY FOR AN UNTESTED GAME??? I would rather wait for the price to drop down before I purchase one. "
  22. 6

    #25Worms Armageddon

    Worms Armageddon

    Worms Armageddon is a 2-dimensional strategy video game for Windows computers. It was developed and published by Team 17 Digital Ltd and was released on May 31, 1999. This game can be played in Single and Multiplayer modes.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 1, Nintendo 64, Game Boy

    $14.99

    Jorge Pacheco
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "You have to shell out 15 bucks for a very simple game. Is it worth it? HELL NO. You can get better games for 15 bucks than this 2D game. Thanks but no thanks!"
    Jorge Pacheco
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "You have to shell out 15 bucks for a very simple game. Is it worth it? HELL NO. You can get better games for 15 bucks than this 2D game. Thanks but no thanks!"
    Joshua Herrera
    Written on May 4, 2017
    "I like simple, cartoonist fun after a long day between my study breaks. This app is perfect for those calm me down mental breaks between long hours."
    Jack Vasquez
    Written on April 6, 2017
    "I enjoyed the premise of Worms Armageddon, particularly as it relates to turn-based PC games. I have a PC so this is a perfect game to play."
    Gabriel Barron
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I used to love this game as a kid, but I don't think a remake is enough to ask for $15"
  23. 5

    #26Tales of Symphonia

    Tales of Symphonia

    Tales of Symphonia is an Action RPG developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment and the fifth in the Tales series. An epic adventure with a 3D battle system and a cel-shaded art style.

    Games

    Amazon, Windows, PlayStation 3

    Check price

    Stephanie Griffin
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "Well, this is RPG and I don't understand why it is on this list at all. I give this game 1.5 stars for the good gameplay and excellent graphics. But if you are looking for turn-based PC games, then the top-ten on this list is excellent. Just ignore this one and then it becomes a fine list."
    Stephanie Griffin
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "Well, this is RPG and I don't understand why it is on this list at all. I give this game 1.5 stars for the good gameplay and excellent graphics. But if you are looking for turn-based PC games, then the top-ten on this list is excellent. Just ignore this one and then it becomes a fine list."
    Raymond Reyes
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Tales of Symphonia isn't a turn-based strategy game. If you are looking for that style of game you would be better off looking elsewhere. If you are looking for a good JRPG then this is a good choice. "
  24. -4

    #27Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf

    Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf
    Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is a free-to-play squad-based turn-based strategy with upgradable characters and perks. Plus collectible cards representing the arsenal of weapons and abilities. 
    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS

    Free

    Kyle Gardner
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "I don't understand why it can be a turn-based game when other players can attack your team even if it is not their turn! I would say that it is a glitch but it happened to me numerous times that I started thinking that my opponents are cheating. But heck no. I heard from other guys that it happened to them too. Warhammer used to be a good title and if this continues to happen, the fan-base would be gone in less than a year. Remember, it's not only me who experienced this. I could have given it a zero star but I rated this one-star though. Why? As I said, the other Warhammer titles are pretty good. Just avoid this one at all cost."
    Kyle Gardner
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "I don't understand why it can be a turn-based game when other players can attack your team even if it is not their turn! I would say that it is a glitch but it happened to me numerous times that I started thinking that my opponents are cheating. But heck no. I heard from other guys that it happened to them too. Warhammer used to be a good title and if this continues to happen, the fan-base would be gone in less than a year. Remember, it's not only me who experienced this. I could have given it a zero star but I rated this one-star though. Why? As I said, the other Warhammer titles are pretty good. Just avoid this one at all cost."
    Gerald Coleman
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "Not turn based, people can attack and do whatever they want. It's also an incredibly buggy and cheaply made game. Wouldn't recommend even if you were looking for something like this."
    Silvia Vera
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "I had a great time playing this squad turn-based game. I haven't tried to upgrade my characters yet, but there are many features that I cannot wait to try out. "
    Larry Carlson
    Written on May 2, 2017
    "This is a turn-based card game. It is exactly what I have been looking for and should provide hours and hours of entertainment!!!"
    Shreya Jaiteley
    Written on July 7, 2017
    "This is a turn-based strategy game available on Steam. It seems like a great solution to the problem."

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Summary

Best turn-based strategy PC games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1XCOM 2Games 65 Paid
2Sid Meier's Civilization VIGames 53 Free
3Disciples 2 GoldGames 49 Paid
4DuelystGames 49 Free
5Total War: WARHAMMERGames 48 Paid
6Warhammer 40,000: RegicideGames 47 Paid
7Battle Worlds: KronosGames 41 Paid
8Warbands: BushidoGames 40 Free
9King's Bounty: The LegendGames 37 Paid
10Space Hulk AscensionGames 37 Paid
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