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The best turn-based tactics games

Turn-based tactical video games are a genre of strategy games where gameplay is divided into turns, during which players take sequential actions with their units or characters. In turn-based tactical games, players typically control a group of units, such as soldiers, heroes, or specialized characters, and navigate them across a grid-based map or environment. Each turn, players can move their units, attack enemies, use special abilities, or perform other actions within the game's mechanics and rules.

The turn-based nature of these games allows players to carefully consider their options and plan their moves strategically, taking into account factors like terrain, unit strengths and weaknesses, and the overall objectives of the game. Typically, the outcome of battles or encounters is determined by a combination of factors such as unit statistics, positioning, and sometimes random chance. Some well-known examples of turn-based tactical games include the XCOM series, Heroes of Might and Magic series, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Jagged Alliance. 

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Empire II: The Art of War

DOSWindows XP/98/9519954.1/5 White Wolf Productions
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Mech Brigade

DOS1987protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Renegade Legion Interceptor

DOS1990protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Waterloo

DOS1989protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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The Perfect General

DOS19914.1/5 White Wolf Productions
The Perfect General is a turn-based strategy military game developed by White Wolf Productions and released in 1991 by Quantun Quality Production. The Perfect General gameplay is quite simple compared to other wargames, but it's based on a solid set of rules and let the players progress at their own pace through missions and scenarios. The Perfect ...
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UMS: The Universal Military Simulator

DOSMac19884.1/5 Intergalactic Development
UMS, short for Universal Military Simulator, is a computer-based wargame simulation developed by Rainbird Software in 1988. It was designed with the intention of providing players with a comprehensive and realistic military simulation experience.The game allows players to engage in strategic and tactical warfare across various scenarios and battlef...
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Mech War

DOS19924.1/5
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Battle Isle 2200

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Blue Byte Software
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Age of Wonders 2: The Wizard's Throne

Windows XP/98/952002protecteddemo4.1/5 Triumph Studios
Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne is a turn-based strategy game developed by Triumph Studios and published by Gathering of Developers. It was released in 2002 as a sequel to the original Age of Wonders. The game is set in a fantasy world where players take on the role of a leader, either as a wizard or a warlord, and compete for control of the...
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Panzer General 2

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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The Great War: 1914 - 1918

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Blue Byte Software
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Patton vs. Rommel

DOS19874/5 Electronic Arts
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Midway Campaign

DOS19834/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
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Empire Deluxe

DOSWindows 3.x19934/5 White Wolf Productions
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Steel Panthers 3: Brigade Command - 1939-1999

DOS1997protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 1

DOS19884/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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Gemfire

DOS19924/5 KOEI
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Joan of Arc

DOS19894/5 Chip
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Sorcerer Lord

DOS19874/5 Personal Software Services
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Star General

Windows XP/98/95DOS1996protected4/5 Catware, Inc.
Star General is a turn-based strategy game developed by Catware and published by SSI (Strategic Simulations, Inc.). It was released in 1996 for MS-DOS and later for Windows. The game is set in a science fiction universe where players take command of one of five different factions, each vying for control of the galaxy.In Star General, players comman...
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Nectaris

DOS19954/5 Hudson soft
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Star Command

DOS1988protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Siege

DOS19924/5 Mindcraft Software
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Roadwar 2000

DOS1987protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Battle Isle 93: The Moon of Chromos

DOS19934/5 Blue Byte Software
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Desert Rats

DOS19863.9/5 Cases Computer Simulations
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Roadwar Europa

DOS1987protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Austerlitz 1805

DOS19893.9/5 Cornerstone Software
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5th Fleet

DOS19943.9/5
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V for victory: Velikiye Luki

DOS1992protected3.9/5 Atomic Games