While not quite the epic turn-based strategy game we hoped it would be, Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics has some interesting points, like mixing XCom tactical gameplay with Lovecraftian Mythos. Set during World War II in the Ardennes Forest, you will be fighting Nazis and other monsters.
Heavily inspired by the classic Advance Wars game, Wargroove is a competent and exciting wargame with a brilliant single player mode and plenty of multiplayer action too. In fact, Wargroove is a lesson in how to create a game with both sound strategy and tactics.
A perfect balance between dungeon-running and deck building, Slay the Spire is one of the most unique and fun rogue-like titles that our reviewers have played in a long time. You will easily find yourself delving ever deeper, and trying to build the perfect deck to get you just a little bit further.
At The Gates is a turn-based strategy game from the lead designer of Civ V. While it is fun to play, and has that Civ feel without copying, it has some major flaws that might keep replayability down until the patches come in.
Trying to remake or add to the classic Jagged Alliance game from 1995 has become something of an obsession and a curse for developers over the years. The latest attempt comes in the form of Jagged Alliance: Rage from Handy Games.
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?