Combining elements of DOTA-style, real-time arena combat with the deep strategic thinking of an advanced computer card game, Artifact is one of the most unique, challenging and fun CCGs to come out in a very long time.
Based off a Swedish role-playing game, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden combines darkly comical characters including a mutant pig and a duck, with turn-based tactical combat and exploration. It’s a little rough, but still a gem.
A perennial favorite in Japan, the Dragon Quest RPG has never been hugely popular in the west. That should change with Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, a title that is as good, and equally beautiful, as any turn-based RPG that you will find.
Those of you craving more, and better, BattleTech action should check out BATTLETECH Flashpoint, the first of three DLCs for the core mech battling game. Flashpoint adds more story-type missions, more mech types, a new environment, access to LosTech and good late-game challenge.
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales follows the Gwent card battling game from CD Projekt Red, giving us another glimpse into the world of the Witcher. This time the game is a single player experience with a role-playing front end. But can it battle a very crowded card game market?
Originally releasing in 2014, Wasteland 2 finally makes its way to the Nintendo Switch. And it brings a lot of improvements along for the ride. Now the game can be played with the Switch in portable mode too, letting players bring the hellish wastes along with them anywhere.
Set in the Cold War period of the 1980s, Phantom Doctrine is an ambitious title that combines role-playing, strategy, tactical combat and an interesting spy-themed story that will have you sneaking and shooting through a dark world of espionage and betrayal.
Following onto the first game, though not requiring it, This is the Police 2 lets you run a rural town’s police department using strategic decisions and the occasional tactical battle. Keep the peace however you see fit, either clean and squeaky or violent and corrupt – the choice is yours.
Battle Fleet: Ground Assault takes some of the most exciting tank theaters from WWII and puts them into a turn-based strategy game using the proven Battle Fleet interface. But does Ground Assault stand on its own, or sink under its own weight?
Rainbow Skies is an adventure game that combines tactical turn-based fighting, deep dungeon loot diving, a little bit of Pokémon, and some light role-playing into a fun little adventure whose only flaw may be trying to do too much.