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Turn Based Strategy Games

From seminal franchises such as Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics, to modern classics such as The Banner Saga and the Valkyria Chronicles series, turn based strategy games are known for a more slow and methodical pace compared to their real time counterparts such as Warcraft and Starcraft. These games ask players to think through complex arrangements and consider the ramifications of every move. Alongside the grand strategy genre, these are some of the most “brainy” games you can find.

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    Turn-based 4X (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) strategy game series where players build a thriving civilization through ages of advancements.
  1. The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme.


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    Freeciv is an open-source, turn-based strategy game based on Civilization II. Inspired by the history of human civilization, the game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the stone age to the space age...
  2. Worms (Series)

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    Worms is a series of artillery strategy computer games developed by British company Team17. Players control a small platoon of worms across a deformable landscape, battling other computer- or player-controlled teams. Represent entire series of Worms games.
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    Explore and dominate interstellar space in this galactic strategy game.
  3. X-COM (Series)

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    XCOM is a series of sci-fi video games surrounding an Extraterrestrial Combat Unit setup by the nations of Earth to combat an alien invasion. Represent entire series of X-COM games including X-COM: UFO Defense, X-COM: Terror from the Deep, X-COM: Apocalypse, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, X-COM 2.
  4. HOW FAR WILL YOU PUSH HUMANKIND?.
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  5. Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to guide through the years in order to create a dominant global empire.
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  6. Dofus is a Flash based massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed and published by Ankama Games, a French computer game manufacturer. Originally released solely in French, it has since been translated into many other languages.
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    Age of Wonders (originally entitled World of Wonders) is a turn-based strategy game series with RPG elements. The first game was released by Triumph Studios, a Dutch game developer, in 1999.
  7. FreeOrion is a turn-based space empire and galactic conquest (4X) computer game being designed and built by the FreeOrion project. FreeOrion is inspired by the tradition of the Master of Orion games, but is not a clone or remake of that series or any other game.
  8. Turn based strategy game, Risk-like. Represent entire series of Age of Civilizations games.
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  9. MAN MEETS MAGIC & MACHINE. The year is 2054. Magic has returned to the world, awakening powerful creatures of myth and legend. Technology merges with flesh and consciousness. Elves, trolls, orks and dwarves walk among us, while ruthless corporations bleed the world dry. Represent entire series of Shadowrun Returns games including Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun: Dragonfall, Shadowrun: Hong Kong.
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  10. Xenonauts (Series)

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    1 October, 1979: Unidentified forces presumed of extraterrestrial origin arrive in Earth orbit. Panic spreads across the globe as attempts at communication fail and attempts to engage the invaders are met with heavy losses and little success. Represent entire series of Xenonauts games including Xenonauts, Xenonauts-2.
  11. Total war is a turn based/ RTS strategy game, you play in different historical battles. Total War: Attila and Medieval II: Total War is also avariable for Linux. Represent entire series of Total War games.
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