Based on a fan-made homage to DOOM, Jupiter Hell is a turn-based strategy game that actually plays almost as fast as a shooter, assuming you want to approach the game that way. You will be outnumbered, outgunned and surrounded. So you have the demons right where you want them.
Dripping with atmosphere that is both spooky and campy, Rogue Lords could be a perfect way to kick off the Halloween season. Unfortunately, the game is brutally difficult, which kind of takes away much of the potential fun for most players.
King’s Bounty II is the direct sequel to the 1990 title of the same name. Ignoring the many versions of the game that came in-between, King’s Bounty II tries to reboot the franchise as a role-playing and tactical combat hybrid, though it struggles mightily to accomplish that feat.
Slipways is an ingenious new strategy game that tosses out most of the micromanagement aspects of building and running a galactic empire while keeping the challenge level high. Most games can be played in under an hour.
Our Modern Gamer columnist has been hooked on all things Witcher these days, and that includes a somewhat obscure offering from CD Projekt Red called Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales that marries GWENT and The Witcher 3.
Black Legend is a truly unique turn-based strategy title that relies heavily on the 1700s pseudo-science of alchemy as a core combat mechanic. It’s set in a very bleak world where human life means little, and has a lot of enemies ready to steal yours as you adventure through a cursed city.
Cobra Kai: Card Fighter is an interesting game in that it combines the karate fighting genre with a card-based battle title. Find out of this unique mix is a big hit or a boot to the head this week with Modern Gamer Sumroad.
If you are looking for a unique fantasy game packed with challenging turn based combat, then Against the Moon is the game for you. Our reviewer had more fun with this one than he has in quite a while, and you should too.
Cymanti, a Polytopian based bug tribe arrives to the acclaimed wargame The Battle of Polytopia. Prepare yourself to become a bug in this new DLC where you will walk on algae and squash your enemies right in the town square. It’s a buggy Modern Gamer this week with new reviewer Julio Trejo!
Finding a good turn-based strategy game along the lines of XCOM isn’t easy, and becomes nearly impossible if you also want horror. But Stirring Abyss breaks those trends with an underwater Lovecraft adventure that hits all the right notes for horror and strategy.