The world of the turn-based strategy battler Wargroove is back in an amazing sequel, Wargroove 2. The new title features the same kind of uniquely bright and cheery visuals set against a backdrop of deep strategy and worldwide warfare that made the original an instant classic.
Modern Gamer columnist Marie Brownhill continues her exploration of spooky titles for the Halloween season. This week she’s examining the narrative-driven strategy horror lurking within The Fabulous Fear Machine, which is now available on Steam.
Jagged Alliance 3 does everything it possibly can to be just like the classic Jagged Alliance 2 and not the many lackluster non-mainline sequels that came before it. For the most part, it accomplishes that goal, bringing one of the best turn-based strategy titles ever created into the modern era.
Showgunners leans heavily into its turn-based combat core, offering players nearly constant tactical fighting in levels expertly crafted for that kind of gameplay. It’s set in a dystopian future where contestants fight against an army of convicts in a popular game show, and the losers don’t get any nice parting gifts.
Age of Wonders 4 was designed to heavily support player customization of their heroes, societies and armies, leading to a sandbox experience that is not to be missed for fans of turn based, 4X strategy titles.
Modern Gamer columnist Marie Brownhill hits the mean streets of Rough Justice 84, a title that challenges players to run a rough and tumble detective agency in the 1980s. There is big hair, shoulder pads, IBM PC computers, flashy cars, neon lights and more crime than you can shake a cassette tape at this week.
Coming from the developers of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, one can probably expect lots of intense post-apocalyptic storytelling and challenging turn-based combat in the newly released Miasma Chronicles. And they would be right. The new title takes the same basic format and improves on it in almost every way.
Sunday Gold is an extremely interesting title in that it combines elements that normally don’t go well together like point and click adventures, puzzling minigames, RPG character building and even turn-based combat. And yet, somehow, it all works in this stylish thriller.
Wartales gives players a massive medieval open world to explore with a company of mercenaries looking for fame and profit. With a great mix of exciting turn-based combat, detailed company management, exploration and character development, Wartales will be the next big adventure for fans of advanced RPGs.
In Terra Nil, players are tasked with bringing life to a diverse series of environments that were turned into wastelands by pollution. In addition to using technology to build sustainable ecosystems, players also eventually need to recycle everything they’ve built and leave the environments pristine for their new animal inhabitants.