We are approaching the end of the year and therefore we are starting to prepare this list for the most promising turn-based titles coming out for 2020. In the list, we include strategic, tactical, RPG as long as there is the turn-based component.

The titles in the list are in random order and include triple-A games and indie projects that have at least 2020 or TBA as the release date. As with all our lists, they will always be updated with new upcoming turn-based games. Just under the title, you can see the last update date.

For each game, you will find the developer’s name, release date, reference sites (official website, stores) video trailers taken from our YouTube channel (by clicking on the game image), description, and links to related articles.

If you want to help us keep the list updated or if you are a developer and you think your game should be on this list, just leave a comment or contact us via email or twitter. So, let’s start with our upcoming turn-based strategy RPG of 2020

1The Iron Oath

The Iron Oath

Curious Panda Games | TBD | Official Website | Steam Page

One of the titles that we most await. We follow him from the beginning and we can’t wait to try it. Delightful 2d pixel graphics and lots of original ideas. THE IRON OATH is a turn-based game set in a dark fantasy world where the main component is the tactics and management of the guild in a dynamic world that varies according to our choices. Learn more

2Empire of Sin

Empire of Sin

Romero Games Ltd | Spring 2020 | Official website | Steam page

A strategic one. We play as one of the various Bosses available and launch ourselves to conquer the city of Chicago in the 1920s. Here is the official website. Learn more

3Phantom Brigade

Phantom Brigade

Brace Yourself Games | TBD | Official Website | Steam page

Actually not a strategic turn-based but a mix of turns and real-time. We are really curious to see how everything works.

4Realms Beyond: Ashes of the Fallen

Realm Beyond

Ceres Games | TBA 2020 | Official website | Steam page

After the great success of the Kickstarter campaign, Realms Beyond will arrive in 2020, but without a specific date. It is a Fantasy RPG where we can guide up to 6 characters at the same time and explore the world freely.

5Darkest Dungeon 2

Darkest Dungeon 2

Red Hook Studios | TBA | Official website |

There is no need for presentations for the new Red Hook Studios chapter. Unfortunately, the info is still few and we don’t know what the news could be. We look forward to learning more.

6Sacred Fire

Sacred Fire

Poetic Studio | TBA | Official website

Sacred Fire is a narrative RPG in which your humanity and emotions impact your fight for survival and inner freedom. Inspired by ancient Caledonia, the story follows a group of resistance fighters and their rise to power. Learn more

7End State

End State

Iron Sight LTD | TBA | Official website | Steam page

A turn-based tactical game inspired by games such as Xcom and Jagged Alliance. But it is from the latter that he takes more inspiration and that from the first screenshots reminds me a lot of Jagged Alliance 2. Could it be the real successor of the Jagged Alliance that we are all waiting for? Learn more

8Wizards of Unica

Wizards of Unica

CarbonLaser games | TBA | Official website

When turn-based combats are combined with roguelike elements, puzzles, and spells, Wizards of Unica comes out. Learn more

9Homefall

HomeFall

Steven Kaule | TBA | Official website

Homefall is a tactical turn-based game with light rpg elements. Set in a post-apocalyptic science-fiction scenario. Featuring four characters, a squad of scavengers, supported by the last bastion of humanity.

10Land of Arxox

Land of Arxox

Advent RPG | TBD | Official website | Steam page

Explore the 8-Biomes of Arxox. Live the life of a Dwarf, Elf, or Human folk hero. Hunt. Fish. Master spell runes of the ancients and defeat a powerful Arch Villain. Learn more

11Path of Thalanos

Path of Thalanos

Roman Dammer | TBA | Steam page

Path of Thalanos is a roguelike dungeon crawler with a rich random item and skill system. Encounter many random generated events, shrines, traps and enemies. Build your hero and find out how deep you can go into the dungeon. Each run is unique.

12RelicMerge

RelicMerge

FunnerSoft, LLC | TBA | Official website | Steam page

It’s a turn-based, strategic, party building, RPG. Sort of like a Deck Builder, sort of like an Action RPG.

13Shore Unknown

Shore Unknown

Vallynne | Q1 2020 | Official website | Steam page

A promising low-poly turn-based tactical RPG with an innovative gridless battle system. A tactical combat system with great potential and deep and mature story that is shaped according to our choices, these are the pillars on which Shore Unknown is based. Learn more

14Terran Shield

Terran Shield

Zamolxis Entertainment Studios | TBA 2020 | Official website

Terran Shield is a turn-based strategy game developed in the same vein as X-COM and Jagged Alliance. Terran Shield has been designed as a strategy game that will test the player’s ability to adapt, plan and reflect on their own actions. Learn more

15The Protagonist: EX-1

The Protagonist

3Mind Games | TBD 2020 | Official website | Steam page

A new Sci-Fi Turn-based game developing by 3MIND GAMES. An interesting mixing of XCOM, MASS EFFECT and DIVINITY. The game is inspired by XCOM regarding the combat-phase. They are turn-based with an Initiative and Action Points System (I.A.P.S.) The combat is focusing on a melee system, with combo, defense movements and more. Learn more. Learn more

16Skald: Against the Black Priory

SKALD Against the Black Priory

SCAPE-IT | TBA | Official website

A classic, turn-based RPG set in a dark and gritty fantasy universe full of tragic heroes, violent deaths and eldritch horror. Learn more

17Small Saga

Small Saga

Jeremy Noghani | TBA | Kickstarter page | Itch.io page

Small Saga is a turn-based RPG from a mouse-eye perspective. Venture into the labyrinthine sewers beneath Kings Cross station. Use a lost thimble as your helmet and a discarded scalpel as your spear. Befriend a lute-strumming dwarf hamster. Incite a prison riot and overthrow an oppressive squirrel regime. Clash with rodents, bugs, snakes, owls, and perhaps even the gods themselves.

18Space Wreck

Space Wreck

Pahris Entertainment SIA | 28 Feb 2020 | Steam page

A passenger shuttle is damaged after the pirate attack and you must find replacement parts on a nearby derelict space ship. — Intentionally short hardcore role-playing game that borrows as much as possible from best isometric RPGs (Fallout, Fallout 2, Arcanum).

19We are the Caretakers

We are the Caretakers

Heart Shaped Games LLC | TBA | Official website | Store page

Inspired afro-futurist turn-based strategy RPG developed by Heart Shaped Games where we lead a group of a high-tech organization to protect the planet. The game introduces players to an original sci-fi universe with nuanced societies, deep mysteries, layered management challenges, and escalating conflicts that have no easy or absolute solutions. Our 10 Turns Interview with the developer

20The Last Spell

The Last Spell

CCCP | TBA 2020 | Official website | Steam page

The Last Spell is a turn-based tactical RPG immersed in roguelite mechanics in which you lead a team of hardened heroes to defend the last bastion of humanity against hordes of monsters. Learn more

21Xenonauts 2

Xenonauts 2

Goldhawk Interactive | TBA | Official website | Steam page

Take control of a clandestine organization battling an alien invasion in this deep and challenging strategy game – can you hold humanity together long enough to end the extraterrestrial threat forever?

22SYNSTASIS

Synstasis

Transhumanoid | TBA | Official website | Steam page

SYNSTASIS is a turn-based cyberpunk RPG with tactical elements, set in a post-libertarian future where governments have been deemed irrelevant and 90% of humanity live in megacities run entirely by corporations.

23Tactical Breach Wizards

Tactical Breach Wizards

Suspicious Developments | TBA | Steam page

Tactical Breach Wizards is a small-scale, turn-based tactics game where you play a team of wizards in modern-day tactical gear, breaching and clearing rooms full of armed hostiles by making clever use of interesting spells. It’s still in early development, so everything about it might change!

24Tale of Ronin

Tale of ronin

Dead Mage | TBA | Official website

Live as a ronin, survive the consequences of your choices in a dynamic world of turmoil and violence featuring turn-based combats. An RPG game about camaraderie and betrayal, about war and peace, and above all honor, coming to PC and consoles. Learn more

25The Hand of Merlin

The Hand of Merlin

Room-C Games, Croteam | Q4 2020 | Official website | Steam page

The Hand of Merlin by CroTeam is a turn-based rogue-lite RPG in which Arthurian legend clashes with sci-fi horror.

26Cris Tales

Cris Tales

Dreams Uncorporated and SYCK | TBD 2020 | Official website | Steam page

A love letter to classic JRPGs like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Valkyrie Profile, and modern classics like Bravely Default and Persona 5. The possibility of moving in time, between past and future to change the course of events and also to overturn the results of a battle. Here is our gameplay video while here you’ll find our overview.

27Talespire

Bouncyrock Entertainment | TBA | Official website

TaleSpire is an online, digital, graphical way of playing classic P&P Role-playing games with your friends. As a DM, build your campaign in-game and invite your players for sessions. To your left you can watch one of our streams to see for yourself.

28Terra Randoma

Terra Randoma Game Mechanics

Deniz K. | TBA 2020 | Official website | Steam page

Terra Randoma is a turn-based tactical roguelike RPG with a fluent combat system. You live the life of an adventurer in a procedurally generated open world full of curiosities. Your actions affect the world and your story emerges as you play. Learn more

29The Monster Breeder

Fantasy Creations | TBD 2020 | Steam page

Turn-based fantasy game. Manage your monster-breeding enterprise. Tame and breed monsters, train warriors and mages, forge them into battle teams, and send them to the arena to fight for gold and glory.

30King’s Bounty II

Kings Bounty 2

1C Entertainment | TBD 2020 | Official website | Steam page

The King’s Bounty turn-based tactics series returns with King’s Bounty 2! In addition to the tactical depth, fans expect from its combat, immerse yourself in the fantasy world of Antara with a whole new, non-linear narrative and deep RPG mechanics that give weight to your every decision.

31Ragtag Crew

Hardlane Studio | Q4 2020 | Steam page

Help your team of adventurers make it through a deadly desert and find the treasures of a lost civilization. Navigate a randomly generated map, make tough choices based on text events, and take part in fiendishly difficult turn-based battles.

32Colony Ship: A Post-Earth Role Playing Game

Colony ship Rpg

Iron Tower Studio | Fall 2020 | Official website | Steam page

From Dungeon Rats and Age of Decadence developer, comes a promising isometric turn-based RPG, this time set in space, on a ship en route to colonizing a distant planet. Learn more

33The Way of Wrath

The Way of Wrath

Animmal | TBD 2020 | Steam page

Starving, cold, hunted for days. You have clawed your way out of jaws of death and found shelter in the ruins of an old fort. Nowhere to run now. Fight or Die. The Way of Wrath is a story-driven, turn-based, tactical RPG.

34Angon: The Grim Age

Angon The Grim Age

SublimeGStudio | TBA | Indie DB

Enter into the journey that leads the world to chaos and misery, exploring unique places on the wasted land of Eradon. Take decisions that can shape the destiny of the people, battle on turn-based old rpg style and immerse yourself in the rich and deep lore with unique npcs that actually cares with your actions. The people of Hellstad waits for your arrival.

35Archmage Rises

Archmage Rises

Defiance Game Studio | TBA | Official website | Steam page

Experience the freedom normally only found in a tabletop RPG. Empowered with magic, you will create your own story, and experience real consequences from the decisions you make. Will you be the world’s savior . . . or its destroyer? The choice is yours.

36Auto Fire

Autofire

Vertigames | Early Access 2020 | Official website | Steam page

Engage in classic car combat in a tactical RPG that roams across outlaw lands in a world where drivers are worshiped like celebrities. Salvage equipment and cars and build the sexiest, deadliest ride. Work for a corp, haul cargo, fight in the combat arena or become a savior. The choice is yours.

37Dark Drive

Dark Drive

Select Start | TBD 2020 | Steam page

Dark Drive 2D, a retro-graphic game with mixes many different genres, including RPG, Rouge-lite, Turn-Based and a distinct breathtaking fighting system.

38Dungeons of Everchange

Dungeons of Everchange

39Get in the Car, Loser!

Get in the Car Loser

Love Conquers All Games | TBD 2020 | Official website | Steam page

Inspired by choice-driven visual novels, and a battle system influenced by classic and modern JRPGs. WILL YOU STAND AND FIGHT IN THE FACE OF EVIL?

40Songs of Conquest

Songs of Conquest

Lavapotion | TBA | Official website

An RPG inspired by Heroes of Might and Magic and Total War developed by the talented Lavapotions. In the game, we will have to manage the buildings, the troops and the commanders who will go to war in turn-based battles.

41Void Eclipse

Void Eclipse

Tau Ceti Studios | May 2020 | Official website

Void Eclipse is a new blend of tactical card battler and immersive sci-fi story RPG. You’ll be challenged by turn-based strategic combat, where you choose how to evolve your character and military with interesting abilities. Learn more

42Urban Strife

Urban Strife Dialogues

Take a pinch of Jagged Alliance & Xcom, put hordes of zombies, mix well and you’ll have Urban Strife, a very promising isometric turn-based RPG. Our interview with the developer.

43HUMANKIND

Humankind

Amplitude Studios | TBA | Official website | Steam Page

HUMANKIND is Amplitude Studios’ magnum opus, a Historical Strategy game where YOU will re-write the entire narrative of humankind – a convergence of culture, history, and values that allows you to create a civilization that is as unique as you are. HOW FAR WILL YOU PUSH HUMANKIND?

44Alliance of the Sacred Suns

Alliance of the Sacred Sun

KatHawk Studios, LLC |Early Access Q1 2020 | Steam page

A millennia in the future, humanity is scattered and broken, forced to flee from a diabolical alien species that obliterated Earth and hunts humanity to this day. In this revolutionary 4X/Grand Strategy game, you are the last Emperor of the Celestial Empire.

45Gamedec

Gamedec

Anshar Studios | TBA | Steam page | Official website

Something similar to Disco Elysium. As a private detective, it’s your job to solve crimes inside virtual worlds. What decisions will you make in a world where child slavery is a F2P game, where murder over a game-clan dispute is an every-day reality? Who will you become in the XXII century?

46Ruined King: A League of Legends Story

Ruined King Announced

Airship Syndicate | TBA | Official website

Ruined King is developed by Airship Syndicate (Battle Chaser, Darksiders Genesis) and it will be a story-driven turn-based RPG set in the world of League of Legends.

In The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, you will lead a fledgling resistance of Gelfling against their oppressive overlords, the Skeksis, across more than 50 unique turn-based tactics RPG battles.

47Shardpunk: Verminfall

Shardpunk Verminfall

Slawomir Bryk | TBA | Steam page

Shardpunk: Verminfall, promising tactical turn-based strategy game developed by Slawomir Bryk inspired by X-Com and Darkest Dungeon. Learn more

48Bright Red Skies

Bright Red Skies

Mark Viola | TBA | Steam Page

Bright Red Skies is a story-driven post-apocalyptic tactical turn-based JRPG where you make decisions that affect the story.

49Liege

Liege

Coda Games | TBA | Official website

Liege is a JRPG with tactical turn-based battles. The gameplay focuses on strategic placement of units and movement, and is inspired by games like FF TacticsFire Emblem, and chess. Like chess, combat in Liege is designed to be easy to learn, difficult to master.

50Project Witchstone

Project Witchstone

Spearhead Games | TBA | Official website | Steam page

From indie developer Spearhead Games, comes a promising turn-based sandbox RPG which takes shape according to the choices we make in the game. Read my overview

51Black Book

Black Book

Morteshka | TBA | Official website | Steam page

Go through the Slavic Myths in this dark turn-based Rpg that mix adventures point and click elements with card mechanics. Read the overview

52Coromon

TRAGsoft | TBA | Official website | Steam page

I if you like Pokemons, you must be excited about Coromon. Coromon is a modern monster taming game with retro pixel art that brings an immersive storyline, strategic turn-based combat and challenging puzzles to a classic genre.

53Ultimate Adom: Caverns of Chaos

Ultimate Adom

Thomas Biskup | TBA | Official website

Pick up your blade, prepare your spells, check your daggers and ready your bow, for you are about to enter the ominous Caverns of Chaos. Choose your allegiance carefully, for nothing less than the fate of the world depends on your actions and your success or failure.

54Project Haven

Project Haven

Foresight Games | TBA | Official website | Steam page

A tactical turn-based RPG, with a gritty story for a mature audience. You command the Steel Dragons, a mercenary outfit fighting for survival in the harsh, urban near-future that is Haven City. Read the overview

55Hypergalaxy Squad

Hypergalaxy Squad

LevenLiu | TBA | Steam page

Hyper Galaxy Squad” is a Sci-fi turn-based tactical game.In the 24th century, with the application of FTL technology, the human colony spread throughout the galaxy.You accepted the request of the Galaxy Republic to perform a dangerous mission.

56Archaelund

Archaelund

4 Dimension Games | Fall 2020 | Steam page

Explore a vast open world and crawl through dungeons in first person, then fight tactical turn-based battles from a top-down perspective. Guide your adventuring party through Archaelund, mankind’s last frontier, and uncover its many secrets.

57We are the Plague

We are the Plague items

Forever Entertainment S. A. | TBA | Official website | Steam page

A hand-drawn tactical turn-based game where we are guided by the Plague as he seeks revenge around a dark-fantasy world. Read the overview

58Arcadian Atlas

Arcadian Atlas - Pc Turn-based game

Twin Otter Studios | TBA | Official website | Steam page

Arcadian Atlas is a 2D isometric tactical role-playing game about the choices people make in pursuit of the things they love, and the havoc it wreaks on a kingdom. Read the overview

59Eidolons: Netherflame

Eidolons: Netherflame

Alexander Kamen, Wyrmring | TBA | Steam page

A dark tactical roguelike RPG with gritty turn-based combat, atmospheric dungeon exploration, deep hero customization and a Dark Souls feel, Eidolons: Netherflame pits you against fearsome bosses and tests your mastery, enfolds you in a melancholy story inspired by Planescape: Torment. Read our interview to the developer

I will try to keep this list updated, with release dates and new entries instead when a game is released, it will be removed from the list. Please help me by writing in the comments any games you think should be on this list.

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7 COMMENTS

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  2. Disciples 1 and 2. NOT 3. Atlantica online. How is it possible that nobody does anything like that, 2 games in the entire history of gaming ?

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