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Total War: Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai

Total War: Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai

Release date: 2012

Genres: Real-time, Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Sega, Feral Interactive

Total War: Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai is a standalone expansion to the strategy video game Total War: Shogun 2, released on 23 March 2012. It is set during the mid 19th-century Bakumatsu era which also includes the Meiji Restoration, when the arrival of Western powers forced Japan's government to modernize and eventually abolish its traditional samurai-based shogunate. The game was rebranded and released as a separate product Total War Saga: Fall of the Samurai on August 13, 2019.

TurtleStrike

Release date: 2013

Genres: Strategy, Turn-based, War

Platforms: Android, Apple IOS

Publishers:

TurtleStrike is a free to play multiplayer strategy game with live turn-based mechanics developed by the Prague-based eeGon Games. Both players have limited time to plan their moves and then the moves of both players are processed simultaneously. The concept combines board game playing principles like those of Battleship with fast-paced strategy games, role-playing games and tactical turn-based games. It is not a classical asynchronous turn-based strategy; players have to play the whole match at…

Total War: Rome II

Total War: Rome II

Release date: 2013

Genres: Real-time, Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX

Publishers: Sega

Total War: Rome II is a strategy video game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega. It was released on 3 September 2013, for Microsoft Windows as the eighth standalone game in the Total War series of video games and the successor to the 2004 game Rome: Total War. Rome II received mostly positive reviews from critics, but suffered from significant technical problems upon release. However, it proved a commercial success, surpassing all other games in the Total War series in both sale…

The Temple of Elemental Evil

The Temple of Elemental Evil

Release date: 2003

Genres: Role-playing, Turn-based

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Atari

The Temple of Elemental Evil is a 2003 role-playing video game by Troika Games. It is a remake of the classic Dungeons & Dragons adventure The Temple of Elemental Evil using the 3.5 edition rules. This is the only video game to take place in the Greyhawk campaign setting, and the first video game to implement the 3.5 edition rule set. The game was published by Atari, who then held the interactive rights of the Dungeons & Dragons franchise.The Temple of Elemental Evil was released in autumn of 20…

Tom Clancy's EndWar

Tom Clancy's EndWar

Release date: 2008

Genres: Real-time, Turn-based

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, XBox 360, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PSP

Publishers: Ubisoft

Tom Clancy's EndWar is a real-time tactics game designed by Ubisoft Shanghai for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows platforms. The Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable versions feature turn-based tactics instead of the real-time tactics of their console counterparts. It was released on Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and Xbox 360 on November 4, 2008 in the United States, November 6, 2008 in Canada, and November 8, 2008 in Europe. A Windows version was released on February…

The Great Battles of Alexander

Release date: 1997

Genres: Turn-based, War

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Interactive Magic

The Great Battles of Alexander is a 1997 turn-based computer wargame developed by Erudite Software and published by Interactive Magic. Adapted from the GMT Games physical wargame of the same name, it depicts 10 of Alexander the Great's key conflicts, and simulates the interplay between Ancient Macedonian battle tactics and its rival military doctrines. Gameplay occurs at the tactical level: players direct predetermined armies on discrete battlefields, in a manner that one commentator compared to…

Tiny Metal

Tiny Metal

Release date: 2017

Genres: Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch

Publishers: Unties

Tiny Metal is a turn-based tactics video game developed by Area 35 and published by Unties. It was released for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows in December 2017. A follow-up, Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble, was released in July 2019 on Nintendo Switch and PC.

Torpedo Fire

Torpedo Fire

Release date: 1981

Genres: Strategy, Turn-based

Publishers: Strategic Simulations

Torpedo Fire is a turn-based submarine warfare game written by John Lyon for the Apple II and published by Strategic Simulations in 1981.

The Hybrid Front

The Hybrid Front

Release date: 1994

Genres: Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: Sega Mega Drive

Publishers: Sega

The Hybrid Front (ハイブリッド・フロント, Haiburiddo Furonto) is a turn-based strategy video game, released in Japan on July 22, 1994 for the Mega Drive. A re-release for the Virtual Console was done on May 29, 2007.

The Battle of Polytopia

Release date: 2016

Genres: Strategy, Turn-based

Publishers: Midjiwan AB

The Battle of Polytopia is a 4X turn-based world-building strategy game developed by Swedish gaming company Midjiwan AB. It was released in February 2016 for iOS and Android. The player leads one of fifteen tribes to develop an empire and defeat opponents in a low poly square-shaped world. It is playable alone against AI, against friends in a "Pass & Play" mode, and against online opponents in multiplayer mode.

Theatre Europe

Theatre Europe

Release date: 1985

Genres: Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Publishers: Personal Software Services

Theatre Europe is a turn-based strategy video game developed and published by Personal Software Services. It was first released in the United Kingdom for the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and Atari 8-bit home computers in 1985. It was later released in France by ERE Informatique in 1986, and was released in the United States by Datasoft later that year. It was also ported to the Tatung Einstein home computer in 1989, exclusively in the United Kingdom. It is the fifth instalment of the S…

The Grandest Fleet

Release date: 1993

Genres: Turn-based

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Quantum Quality Productions

The Grandest Fleet is a turn-based naval tactics game that was released by Quantum Quality Productions in 1993.

The Battle for Wesnoth

The Battle for Wesnoth

Release date: 2003

Genres: Multiplayer, Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers:

The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy video game with a fantasy setting, designed by Australian developer David White and first released in June 2003. In Wesnoth, the player attempts to build a powerful army by controlling villages and defeating enemies for experience. The game is loosely based on the Sega Genesis games Master of Monsters and Warsong.The Battle for Wesnoth is free software, available under the GPLv2 license in source form and for a variety of computer operating systems…

Total War: Warhammer

Total War: Warhammer

Release date: 2016

Genres: Real-time, Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Publishers: Sega

Total War: Warhammer is a turn-based strategy and real-time tactics video game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega for Microsoft Windows via the Steam gaming platform. The game was brought to macOS and Linux by Feral Interactive. The game features the gameplay of the Total War series with factions of Games Workshop's Warhammer Fantasy series; it is the first Total War game not to portray a historical setting. It is the 10th title in the Total War series and the first title to be…

Total War Saga: Troy

Release date: 2020

Genres: Real-time, Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Sega

Total War Saga: Troy is a 2020 turn-based strategy video game developed by Creative Assembly Sofia and published by Sega. The game was released for Windows on 13 August 2020 as the second installment in the Total War Saga subseries, succeeding Thrones of Britannia (2018). The game received generally positive reviews upon release.

TNA Wrestling

Release date: 2008

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy, Turn-based

Publishers: Advanced Mobile Applications

TNA Wrestling is a 2008 video game for Verizon Wireless devices by Canadian developer Longtail Studios. It is based on the professional wrestling promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). Unlike most other professional wrestling games, the gameplay in TNA Wrestling is based on turn-based strategy with role-playing elements. The game garnered largely positive reviews and was re-released in early 2009 for iOS. It is no longer available for download on the iTunes Store and has been superseded…

The Lords of Midnight

The Lords of Midnight

Release date: 1984

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy, Turn-based

Publishers:

The Lords of Midnight is an epic fantasy video game combining aspects of war games and graphic adventures, written by Mike Singleton and originally released in 1984 for the ZX Spectrum. Very well received from the beginning, it was soon converted for the Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64. The game featured an innovative 3-D effect that Singleton called landscaping, which served to bring the player into the game much more than usual. The Lords of Midnight is often named with Elite as among the top rol…

Total War: Warhammer II

Total War: Warhammer II

Release date: 2017

Genres: Real-time, Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Publishers: Sega

Total War: Warhammer II is a turn-based strategy and real-time tactics video game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega. It is part of the Total War series and the sequel to 2016's Total War: Warhammer. The game is set in Games Workshop's Warhammer Fantasy fictional universe. The game was released for Microsoft Windows-based PCs on 28 September 2017. Feral Interactive released the game on macOS and Linux on 20 November 2018. The game requires a Steam account to play.

Twilight Heroes

Release date: 2007

Genres: Role-playing, Turn-based

Publishers: Quirkz Media

Twilight Heroes is a browser-based, multiplayer role playing game designed and operated and released by American studio Quirkz Media in October 2007. In 2011, operation (and possibly some elements of design) were subsequently taken over by Metroplexity Games. Players take on the role of superheroes as they fight monsters and villains in turn-based combat, collect items and chips (the game's currency), and complete quests. The game's setting features surreal humor, parody, references to popular c…

Transformers G1: Awakening

Release date: 2008

Genres: Turn-based

Platforms: Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Glu Mobile

Transformers G1: Awakening is a turn-based tactics mobile game in the Transformers franchise developed and published by Glu Mobile. It was originally released for feature phones on November 12, 2008, before being ported to IOS in 2010. The game has been redrawn from the Applestore due to licence reasons.