Top 10 Best Turn-Based Games On Steam Next Fest

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Top 10 Best Turn Based Games

Let’s Take A Look At The Top 10 Best Turn-Based Games On The October 2023 Steam Next Fest!

The Steam Next Fest is a festive celebration of upcoming PC games on Steam, filled with demos and live presentations. And this year’s Steam Next Fest is home to a bunch of wonderful turn-based demos that anyone should give a try. If you’re unsure which demo to try, here’s our list of the Top 10 Best Turn-Based Games On Steam Next Fest.

The Thaumaturge

And of course, first up on our list is a highly anticipated turn-based story-driven RPG with morally ambiguous choices. The Thaumaturge is an isometric, story-rich RPG with a unique take on turn-based combat, character development features, and investigation mechanics. Set in a world teeming with mysterious powers and strange ethereal beings called Salutors.


SpellRogue is a turn-based, deckbuilding roguelike where you cast powerful spells using “Mana Dice”. Gain legendary artifacts, upgrade your spells, and experiment with powerful combinations to wreak havoc on the Voidwalkers corrupting the world. If you like games such as Slay The Spire or Roguebook then chances are you’ll also love SpellRogue.

Classified: France ’44

Classified: France ’44 is an ambitious new turn-based strategy game set in World War II. During the desperate months leading up to the Allied invasion of France in 1994. Command an elite team of allied special operators in Nazi-occupied France, wreaking havoc in the run up to D-Day. With exciting missions inspired by the exploits of the Allies and French, the game expands on turn-based tactical concepts, bringing authentic World War 2 combat to life.

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Phantom Rose 2 Sapphire

Phantom Rose 2 Sapphire is a roguelike deckbuilding game by developer & artist makaroll. As Aria, you’ll collect powerful cards and fight to survive in her cherished school that is being ravaged by evil creatures. Craft your deck in a unique deckbuilding adventure where random draws are thrown out the window.

Play through the adventure in increasing levels of difficulty. Tackle the game in two different ways as either the Blade class or the Mage class. Explore different builds, discover new cards, meet other survivors, and experience the story and world of Phantom Rose 2 Sapphire.

Solium Infernum

Solium Infernum is a turn-based grand strategy game of politics, intrigue and betrayal. Set in the ultimate arena of Hell. As a re-imagining and modernization of Vic Davis’ critically acclaimed cult-classic of the same name, play as one of eight powerful Archfiends, high demon rulers of the great houses of hell as you vie for control of Hell’s capital, Pandaemonium.

Compete in intense multiplayer games of deceit and politics in a single session or enjoy Solium Infernum’s infamous asynchronous multiplayer for a truly harrowing scheme-in-your-sleep experience.


If you love FTL: Faster Than Light, then LONESTAR may just tickle your fancy. LONESTAR is a strategic roguelike spaceship deckbuilder. As opposed to copying the space ship management system of FTL, LONESTAR presents a unique battle system wherein you and your opponent compete in ‘shockwave battles’.

Both sides accumulate power for their own spaceship and complete in a fair shockwave battle to determine who the winner. Win shockwave battles to gain rewards, find treasures, customize spaceships, unlock talents, defeat felons and become a legend!

Break The Loop

Break The Loop is a turn-based roguelike RPG where a genius chronomancer forms a team of the greatest heroes in history to stop an abyssal monster that’s determined to enslave the world. Compose your team of 4 heroes from 20 available characters, create your own timeline with random events, face opponents in an original turn-based combat system, and strengthen your heroes to face the ultimate threat!

Tactic Legends

Tactic Legends is a cross platform, player-vs-player, turn based tactical strategy game. Finally, turn-based tacticians can test their mettle against each other. Choose from 10 playable characters and over 100 items to customize them with with. Form the ultimate team and formulate your own unique strategy. And test your wits against players from all over the globe.


Sandwalkers is a roguelike turn-based exploration game where you build your team to traverse the varied hostile environments to resurrect the Mother Tree Umama. Recruit up to four characters, each with their own unique jobs and skills to lead the caravan. Manage food supplies, explore different regions, visit cities, establish diplomatic relations, and make short and long-term decisions.

Ensure the posterity of your people by planting new tree cities, pass on your knowledge to new caravans, but most importantly, do not lose sight of your main goal of reviving the Mother Tree.

Twilight Wars

Twilight Wars is a cyberpunk-themed dungeon crawler where squads of secret agents battle for the interests of corporations. The game features a dungeon crawler gameplay, an original lo-fi cyberpunk artstyle, 8 unique agents, flexible progression system and skill synergy between specialists. Twilight Wars offers hundreds of possible combinations to build the squads that works best for you.


The Steam Next Fest has been quite generous with the amount of awesome turn-based games this time around. Because of this, we can’t help but look forward to the full release of these amazing games. That’s about it for our list of the Top 10 Best Turn Based Games On Steam Next Fest. For more turn-based games then check out our list of the TOP BEST TURN-BASED RPGS AND STRATEGY GAMES RELEASING IN OCTOBER 2023 ON PC & CONSOLES


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VeryWetLeaf is a writer and content creator bringing you video game related articles and videos. He has been playing turn-based games such as JRPGs, SRPGs, and Grand Strategies for decades. He puts a great emphasis on curation and is fond of giving game suggestions.