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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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Arnhem: The Market Garden Operation

DOS19883.1/5 Cases Computer Simulations
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V for victory: Gold-Juno-Sword

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Atomic Games
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UMS: The Universal Military Simulator

DOSMac OS19884.1/5 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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Knights of the Desert

DOS1983protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
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Battle Isle 2200

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Blue Byte Software
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Renegade Legion Interceptor

DOS1990protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Siege

DOS19924/5 Mindcraft Software
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Empire II: The Art of War

DOSWindows XP/98/9519954.1/5 White Wolf Productions
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Nectaris

DOS19954/5 Hudson soft
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V for Victory: D-day Utah Beach

DOS1991protected3.9/5 Atomic Games
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Austerlitz 1805

DOS19893.9/5 Cornerstone Software
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The Battle of the Bulge: Tigers in the Snow

DOS1982protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
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Desert Rats

DOS19863.9/5 Cases Computer Simulations
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Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 3

DOS19923.5/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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UFO 2000

WindowsLinux2004freeware4.2/5
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V for victory: Velikiye Luki

DOS1992protected3.9/5 Atomic Games
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Crusade in Europe

DOS19853.9/5 MicroProse Software
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The Civil War

DOS19873.3/5 Avalon Hill
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Decker

Windows2002freeware3.5/5
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Mech Brigade

DOS1987protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Merchant Colony

DOS19914.2/5 Impressions Games
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Gemfire

DOS19924/5 KOEI
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Roadwar Europa

DOS1987protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Decision at Gettysburg

DOS19903.7/5 TigLon Software
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La Grande Armee

DOS19913.9/5 SDJ Enterprises
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Waterloo

DOS1989protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Conflict: Korea

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Panzer Battles

DOS19903.1/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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Battle for Normandy

DOS1983protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
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Operation Market Garden

DOS1985protected3.7/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.