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The most popular 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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X-COM: Apocalypse

DOSWindows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 Mythos Software
X-COM: Apocalypse is the third installment of the very popular X-COM franchise. After X-COM: Ufo Defence and Terror From the Deep, fans expected another smash hit. Apocalypse is quite different under many aspects, from gameplay to aesthetics. X-COM Apocalypse was designed by Julian Gollop (the same designer that brought the original X-COM to l...
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Space Crusade

DOS19924.2/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
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Mech War

DOS19924.1/5
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Pacific General

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games

DOS1996protected4.2/5 Sir-tech Software
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Blitzkrieg: Battle at the Ardennes

DOS19903.5/5 Command Simulations
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A Line in the Sand

DOS1992protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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X-COM: Terror from the Deep

DOS1995protected4.1/5 MicroProse Software
X-COM: Terror from the Deep is a DOS science fiction tactical strategy game, the sequel of one of the most popular DOS games in history X-COM Ufo Defense. Terror from the Deep was designed by Stephen Gross (the X-COM original being designed by Julian Gollop) and was published by MicroProse Software back in 1995. Terror from the deep doesn't change ...
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Jagged Alliance

DOS1994protected4.3/5 Sir-tech Software
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L'Empereur

DOS19914.2/5 KOEI
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The Perfect General

DOS19914/5 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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Sword of Aragon

DOS1989protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Kampfgruppe

DOS1987protected3.6/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Gary Grigsby's Pacific War

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Capture the Flag

DOS19933/5
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Fantasy General

DOS1996protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Fantasy General is a hex-based turn-based strategy fantasy wargame. The player can duel either against a computer or a human opponent or even take part in a longer campaign. There are two sides to chose from, one good and one evil, each with unique and colorful units.
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Full Metal Planete

DOSMac OS19903.9/5 Hitech Productions
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Carrier Strike: South Pacific 1942-44

DOS1992protected3.8/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Conflict in Vietnam

DOS19864.2/5 MicroProse Software
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High Command: Europe 1939-45

DOS19924.1/5 Colorado Computer Creations
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Patton vs. Rommel

DOS19874/5 Electronic Arts
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Battle Isle 93: The Moon of Chromos

DOS19934/5 Blue Byte Software
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Conflict: Europe

DOS19894.2/5 Personal Software Services
Conflict Europe is an abandoned turn-based top-down strategy game set in Europe. The game was developed by Personal Software Services and released by Mirrorsoft in 1989 for DOS, Amiga and Atari ST.
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MacArthur's War

DOS19903.9/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 1

DOS19884/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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Vulcan: The Tunisian Campaign

DOS19883.8/5 Cases Computer Simulations
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Gulf Strike

DOS19864.2/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
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Sabre Team

DOS1994protected3.6/5 Krisalis
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UMS 2: Nations at War

DOSMac OS19904.1/5 Intergalactic Development
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Midway Campaign

DOS19834/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.