any suggestions for a good turn based stratgey game like xcom (not 4x like might and magic heroes)
Oh yeah, you sure showed him who's boss. :)
I don't think there's anything like Xcom. Have you tried Rainbow Six? It's not turn based, but there is strategy to it. There's also some other Tom Clancy games like Endwar. Again, not turn based, but it could give you your fix (or be a great disappointment).
Shining Force is a PC game that's turn-based strategy. It's not sci-fi though. There's also anything in the Total War series (keep in mind that the battles are live, only the map is turn based).
i dont actually care about the theme as long as the game is fun. just used xcom as an example because i didnt want another 4x game after playing so many
Most of the good ones are 4X, but if you want a really great old one, there's Jagged Alliance 2 which also has some mod support.
The newer Shadowrun games are RPGs, but their combat is turn based tactics.
Those X-COM 2 load screens right? Playing X-Com also doubles as an opportunity to read comics for me.
I'm afraid I don't know of any other turn-based squad-tactics strategy games. I wish that I could be more helpful.
Sure thing boss.
-Invisible, Inc. (Corporate Espionage turn based action.) https://www.gog.com/game/invisible_inc
-Massive Chalice (Can get it in humble now, but regardless if you do or don't, grab it on a discount.) https://www.gog.com/game/massive_chalice (HumbleBundle Link: https://www.humblebundle.com/day-of-the-devs-2016 )
-Skulls of The Shogun (Fun little game, not grid based like X-Com, but is Turn Based.) https://www.gog.com/game/skulls_of_the_shogun
-Valkyria Chronicles (World War Turn Based fun. Not a huge fan of the story tho. Bit too cringe. But gameplay is solid.) http://store.steampowered.com/app/294860/
-Shadowrun: Returns/ Shadowrun: Dragonfall/ Shadowrun: Hong Kong (RPG focus, contains Turn Based combat. Cyberpunk goodness.) https://www.gog.com/game/shadowrun_returns
-Fire Emblem Series (POISON IN HIS MUTTON. Seriously tho, my favorite game series, exceptional turn based combat (technically is an SRPG, but I think it's the kind of stuff you'd be looking for. Also has 14 games in series, so it's bound to keep you busy!). Recommend starting with FE 7 on the GameBoy Advance. Recommend using emulator, but can be bought and played on WiiU store (or so I've heard...).) (Sorry, don't think I'm allowed to link ROMs. Quick Google search should show off some gameplay)
-Banner Saga (Never played myself, but heard good things.) https://www.gog.com/game/the_banner_saga
-Xenonauts (Literally a fan made old-school X-Com.) https://www.gog.com/game/xenonauts
-Fallout 1/2/Tactics (More emphasis on RPG. Tactics however has you controlling a custom squad in isometric real-time or turn based combat.) https://www.gog.com/game/fallout
-Advance Wars (Not very knowledgeable about this series (only played a bit of the first game), but I hear good things about it. One of the greatest SRPGs around.)
-Original X-Coms! :) https://www.gog.com/game/xcom_ufo_defense
If you want more let me know.
Can't believe I forgot about Banner Saga. Still need to finish up the second game.
thanks a lot man! i wanted to play shadow run for a long time so i guess thats next on my list.
fire emblem has many games which one do you recommend for starting with? (i dont have a 3ds and wii u)
Fire Emblem 7 (for the GBA) is an excellent start. Has an extensive tutorial and a very decent story and characters. It's also my favorite looking game in the series.
As long as you have a computer, you can emulate it.
Just download a emulator ( I use VBA-M https://sourceforge.net/projects/vbam/ ) and acquire a FE7 rom to use. You can find lots of guides online but I don't think I'm allowed to post links regarding those. Sorry.
thanks for the reply my friend lent me shadow dragon for the ds so im playing it now but once i finish ill try 7.
Massive Chalice: was great and similar to Xcom in style of strategy. Reasonable levels of customization of your team and decisions about who to deploy, where to defend and what to do in situations really make big differences in the game. Loved playing it.
Banner Saga: I only played number 2 and it has great points but I also found certain aspects annoying and it lost my interest before the end so didn't finish... Probably worth trying though.
Fire Emblem: Awesome series
If we are talking about board games, Axis vs Allies and Flash Point are both excellent.
Speakin' of WWII, Hearts of Iron is mucho goodo.
EDIT: Nvm, I think that's a 4X.
civ v is like risk on steroids
The battle-segments of a lot of the Arkandia games are turn-based strategies, although kinda basic. Armies of Gielenor is the only other TBS I can name.
Civ series? Star Wars : Empire at war is also a good game, although not turn based.
I think the OP mentioned he didn't want 4x games.
You might give the King's Bounty series a try, but the plot's a little supbar for me.
i did but i didnt enjoy it too much.