Turn-Based RPGs & Strategy Available on Xbox Pass

Top Turn-Based Games you can play with Xbox Game Pass – 2022 – Part II

Here’s the second part of all the games available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers as of June 8, 2022 while here you can find the first part. From famous classics to innovative modern installments, from RPGs to more tactical and strategic projects – there’s a lot here!

Final Fantasy XIII-2

This is the sequel to what most fans consider to be the worst in the series. Some say it improves on the mistakes of XIII, and others disagree and think it’s even worse. However, seeing as it’s available, it could be worth a try.

On Xbox and PC.

Floppy Knights

Floppy Knights

Floppy Knights is a tactical turn-based game with card-based mechanics. Think of it as Advance Wars with cards – making for a fun game, that can be played for hours.

On Xbox and PC.

Galactic Civilizations IV

Galactic Civilizations IV

Galactic Civilizations IV is a 4X strategy, where humans and aliens compete over the galaxy. It also includes a multiplayer mode – so you can fight your friends in grand space battles.

Galactic Civilizations IV is available only on PC.

Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics is basically if XCOM and Gears of War had a baby. The game plays like XCOM (new version) with the Gears of War flavor players love – taking the best of both worlds.

On Xbox and PC – on Game Pass.

Humankind

Become a leader of your society and create the ultimate civilization, changing the fate of the world as you see fit. Which path will you choose?

Humankind is available on PC Game Pass and – soon – on Xbox Game Pass. Make sure to take a look at our Humankind review if you want to know more.

Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars

An engaging strategy game, set in a vampire-ruled world, must I say more? It also includes some interesting card-based elements.

Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is available on Xbox and PC, on Game Pass. Check out our review!

Lemnis Gate

Lemnis Gate is a turn-based multiplayer FPS. If you like the FPS genre, but want it to be more tactical – this game may just be what you’re looking for.

Lemnis Gate is available on Xbox and PC.

Library of Ruina

Library of Ruina is a library battle simulator, where players use cards and dice to attack. In addition to being a deeply strategic game, Library of Ruina is part visual novel, with an interesting plot and characters.

The game is available on Xbox and PC, on Game Pass.  

Monster Sanctuary

Monster Sanctuary is what you’ll get if you take Pokémon’s gotta-catch-em-all style and add it to a Metroidvania. Why have one, when you can have the best of both worlds?

Monster Sanctuary is available on Xbox and PC. Check out our Monster Sanctuary review

Monster Train

Monster Train is a roguelike deck-builder similar to Slay the Spire. When you are on the train to hell, no one can stop you, not even angels.

Monster Train is available on Xbox and PC – on Game Pass. 

Neoverse

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Neoverse is a time-warping multiverse deck-building strategy. Sounds complicated – but luckily we have a review to explain what it’s all about.

On Xbox and PC.

Octopath Traveler

Octopath Traveler gives players control over eight adventures, each on their own journey across a vast world. Experience an old-school RPG from the masters themselves: Square Enix.

Available on Xbox and PC.

Phoenix Point

Phoenix Point

Phoenix Point is, in a nutshell, XCOM – even story-wise, as humanity tries to take back the Earth. What makes it even better is that it’s made by the original creator of the old XCOM games. So, how does it compare to its legendary predecessors? Find out in our Phoenix Point Year One review.

Available on Xbox and PC.

Research and Destroy

Research and Destroy is a unique mix of action and turn-based, about research and the end of the world. Think of it like XCOM – except your turn, when you control your team of three, is just ten seconds long. Plus, researching sections of the map is an important mechanic.

Available for Xbox and PC – on Game Pass.

Ring of Pain

Ring of Pain is a roguelike card-crawler, where your choice between the cards you’re dealt determines your path.  

On Xbox and PC – on Game Pass.

Slay the Spire

Slay the Spire is like the OG of deck-building roguelikes. It is the best in the genre, and there were many attempts to imitate or improve it. I wouldn’t say it was the first, but I would definitely say that it gave new life to the genre.

Slay the Spire is available on Xbox and PC, on Game Pass. See our Slay the Spire review for more info about this legendary game.

Solasta: Crown of the Magister

Solasta: Crown of the Magister is an authentic pen-and-paper RPG, complete with dice rolls and turn-based combat. Create four heroes, choosing their race, class, personality – and, of course, rolling their stats.

Solasta: Crown of the Magister is only available on PC at the moment. If you like classic pen-and-paper RPGs, you may want to check out our Solasta review!

Tainted Grail

Tainted Grail is a story-driven deck-building roguelike. Explore ever-changing maps as you defeat foes in classic turn-based battles.

Available on PC and Xbox, on Game Pass.

Transformers Battlegrounds

Transformers Battlegrounds is a turn-based tactical game based on the latest Transformers animated series. The game plays a bit like XCOM, but simplified and more kid-friendly.

Transformers Battlegrounds is available for both Xbox and PC – on Game Pass.

Undertale

Undertale is a classic old-school-looking turn-based RPG where players choose whether they kill or not. Every decision the player makes determines the story of Undertale.

Undertale is available on Xbox and PC, on Game Pass.

Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector

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Battlesector is a fast-paced turn-based tactical game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Choose your forces, develop them and try to survive all the 20 missions of the campaign. 

Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is available for Xbox and PC.

Wasteland Remastered

Originally released in 1988, Wasteland is the game that inspired the original Fallout and started the post-apocalypse craze. If you want to know where the famous series began – this is the game!

Available on Xbox and PC, on Game Pass. Find out more about this classic that has started an entire genre in our review!

Wasteland 2

Wasteland 2 Director's Cut

The long-awaited sequel to Wasteland is finally here. Wasteland 2 is a back-to-the-roots sort of game, bringing back the classic style for a new generation. It’s the game fans have been waiting for, especially after the Fallout series changed direction.

On both Xbox and PC – on Game Pass!

Wasteland 3

Wasteland 3

Fans had to wait for almost 30 years for a sequel to Wasteland; the wait for the third part was not nearly as long – Wasteland 3 came out within five years, and improved on most of the best features of the second game.

Wasteland 3 is available on both Xbox and PC – on Game Pass. If you’d like to know more about how it managed to make a solid game even better, check out our review.

Worms W.M.D

The original turn-based multiplayer game is back again for another round. Worms W.M.D brings back the classic 2D style that fans love from the series – with its signature turn-based gameplay.

Worms W.M.D is available on both Xbox and PC.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

The popular Yakuza series swaps out real-time brawler combat for turn-based. It has everything fans love about the series with the addition of turn-based battles.

Available on both Xbox and PC – on Game Pass. If you are interested in how the popular series has changed, you can check out our Yakuza: Like a Dragon review.


So – these are all the turn-based games available to Game Pass subscribers as of June 8. As usual new ones will be added here and there, and others may be removed, so this list will continue to change. But it definitely seems like whether you are an Xbox or a PC (especially PC) player – and love turn-based games, there is something for you to try on Game Pass!

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