It’s Wednesday, so, it’s time to take a look at some of the best turn-based RPGs and Strategy games to get during the Steam Weeklong deals. All the deals are there until Monday 26th September, 2022
BLOOD BOWL 2 – LEGENDARY EDITION
Sale price $5.99 (80% off)
Games Workshop’s classic tabletop game of combat sports secured legions of fans when it made the transition to the digital space. Whether your team consists of hulking orc bruisers or dexterous, pass-catching elves, Blood Bowl offers a perfect blend of strategy and silliness.
Blood Bowl 3 is currently in development, so now is a great time to get the complete version of Blood Bowl 2 at an incredible price. The Legendary Edition includes every team ever released, so getting it during the sale week is an incredible value. Get Blood Bowl 2: Legendary Edition on Steam
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
Sale price $6.24 (75% off)
This delightfully heartfelt RPG takes place in a medieval world populated by robots. The story and characters are all expertly-crafted, and its card-based battles reward smart party composition. Hand Of Gilgamech is very different from the other SteamWorld games, but ultimately just proves the skill and versatility of the developers.
SteamWorld Quest can be completed in about fifteen hours, but it includes postgame content like arena challenges and New Game Plus that make it worth a second run. The sale price makes it even more of a bargain. Get SteamWorld Quest: Hand Of Gilgamech on Steam
Sale price $16.24 (35% off)
Everybody’s heard of Doom, but fast-paced FPS action isn’t the right fit for all players. That’s where Jupiter Hell comes in. ChaosForge’s blood-soaked strategy game lets you battle demons in space using turn-based tactics instead of run-and-gun reflexes.
From the monstrous enemies to the CRT-monitor effect, Jupiter Hell evokes the earliest days of shooters while providing a fun but challenging roguelike experience. It’s still a fairly new game at just over a year since launch, so it’s not likely to be on sale as often as some of the other titles on this list. Get Jupiter Hell on Steam
King’s Bounty II
Sale price $15.99 (60% off)
King’s Bounty is a legendary franchise dating all the way back to 1991. Its combat and army-building mechanics led directly to the Heroes Of Might And Magic games, so if you wish HOMM felt more like an RPG then King’s Bounty has what you need.
The series got a reboot about fifteen years ago, spawning three related games; The Legend, CrossWorlds, Armored Princess, and Warriors Of The North. Now, King’s Bounty returns with a proper sequel, further updating and modernizing the classic formula. The older reboot games are very affordable now, but don’t miss the opportunity to get the newest game at a reduced price while you’re at it! Get King’s Bounty II on Steam
Sale price $1.99 (90% off)
Another game from the Warhammer world that started out on the tabletop, Mordheim lets you create and customize a gang of fantasy ruffians to fight their way through a cursed city in search of valuable Warpstone. It’s a faithful adaptation of the original, meaning your troops can and will suffer permanent injuries as you battle for dominance of the streets.
Mordheim encourages long-term campaigns where your roster grows and changes organically, and each faction’s unique advantages mean there’s always a new strategy to try. It’s on sale for almost nothing right now, so grab it while you can – there won’t be a better price than this! Get Mordheim: City Of The Damned on Steam
Sale price: $6.99 (65% off)
If you like taking your time to learn all the ins and outs of a complex game through trial and error, Erannorth Chronicles is a sure bet. It combines RPG and card game mechanics, with the cards in your deck leveling up alongside your characters. Exploration is free-form, and there’s no main storyline; what you do is up to you!
Erannorth Chronicles has a huge amount of character options, letting you tweak and customize as much as you like. Of course, you can also choose from pre-generated characters or roll a random one! Even if you don’t feel like diving into such a deep experience right now, getting the game while it’s on sale means it will be there when you’re ready. Get Erannorth Chronicles on Steam
Battle Chasers: Nightwar
Sale price $7.49 (75% off)
Battle Chasers might be inspired by classic console JRPGs, but it has the look and feel of a modern game. That’s no surprise, considering it comes courtesy of Airship Syndicate, the creators of The Ruined King. With eye-popping animated cutscenes and action-packed combat, this game is positively dripping with coolness.
Based on the ’90s comic of the same name, Battle Chasers is a good time even if you’ve never read the source material. The PDF artbook and soundtrack are also on sale, so if you’re a collector you can pick them up for just a little more. Get Battle Chasers: Nightwar on Steam
Rogue Empire: Dungeon Crawler RPG
Sale price $9.74 (35% off)
Rogue Empire is a dungeon crawler in the style of the classics – you never know what will be behind the next door, and each step could be your last! Developing your character uses a card-drafting mechanic, giving you freedom over your growth while introducing a layer of uncertainty.
Rogue Empire features two story campaigns, as well as a timed mode and infinite mode. There are even leaderboards for the truly competitive adventurers among us. Only the main game is on sale, but you can get the Dark Heroes DLC as part of a bundle to get the most out of this week’s discount. Get Rogue Empire on Steam
Avadon: The Black Fortress
Sale price $4.99 (50% off)
The first title in Spiderweb Software’s epic fantasy series, Avadon: The Black Fortress will appeal to fans of the classic Baldur’s Gate titles. This isometric RPG puts you in charge of the titular Black Fortress, securing peace in the realm by any means necessary.
Like any good CRPG, Avadon features a richly-crafted setting, dozens of side quests, and choices that impact the fate of the world. If you enjoy it, there are two more games in the series and Spiderweb Software has an impressive portfolio of titles to try as well! Get Avadon: The Black Fortress on Steam
Sale price $1.34 (85% off)
Monster Slayers is a true card-based roguelike, with each run earning Fame which you can spend to unlock more options for your subsequent attempts. Originally a browser title on Kongregate, Monster Slayers has been updated and re-imagined for its Steam release.
This is one of the most affordable games of the sale, and two DLC packs are also available for less than a dollar each. Developer Nerdook has several other titles that do unique and interesting things with card-based mechanics, so Monster Slayers is a great place to start. Get Monster Slayers on Steam
Heroes of a Broken Land
Sale price $3.74 (75% off)
Fans of old-school fantasy RPGs should check out Heroes Of A Broken Land. Its first-person perspective and epic storyline are reminiscent of the classic Might And Magic games. If you thought managing one adventuring party was tough, try six – each team explores the world separately, completing quests toward the greater goal.
Each campaign has a randomly-generated world map, and you can even choose the world size to determine the overall length of your journey. A free demo is available, but be sure to get the full version while it’s still on sale if you decide to take the plunge! Get Heroes Of A Broken Land on Steam
Queen’s Wish: The Conqueror
Sale price $9.99 (50% off)
Another, more recent CRPG from Spiderweb Software, Queen’s Wish: The Conqueror is an even larger experience than Avadon. As the child of a powerful queen, the player character is tasked with putting down a rebellion on the frontier. Whether you choose to serve the queen loyally, aid the rebellion, or seize power for yourself is up to you!
Queen’s Wish has an enormous world filled with hundreds of side quests. You’ll also need to hold and maintain fortresses throughout the map to keep your hold on conquered (or liberated) lands. Once you’ve finished this adventure, a sequel is available for more RPG excitement! Get Queen’s Wish: The Conqueror on Steam
Sale price $13.99 (30% off)
Don’t worry, sci-fi fans, it’s not all fantasy on this list! Orbital Speed Studio’s early-access strategy game DUAL GEAR sets sparks flying with tactical mecha combat. Think Valkyria Chronicles with giant robots and you’ll have a good idea of how the gameplay works. Being a mech game, customization is key and you can load out your troops with a vast array of equipment!
Despite still being in early access, DUAL GEAR is a very promising title. Try the demo for free, and if you like it be sure to get the game before the sale ends. After all, early access games usually see their price rise after full launch, so buying it now lets you play the game early and for less! Get DUAL GEAR on Steam
Sale price $3.99 (90% off)
Phantom Doctrine is a cold war spy thriller that blends XCOM-style combat with stealth and deception. As an agent of either the CIA or the KGB, you’ll recruit spies from all over the world to counter a global conspiracy. It’s impossible to trust anyone, as your team could contain double-agents or sleepers; of course, you can also capture enemy assets and convert them to your team if you don’t mind the risk.
Even the side missions in Phantom Doctrine feel important, as failing or ignoring them could result in an asset being compromised or a key piece of intel slipping from your grasp. There’s even a free Halloween costume DLC if you don’t mind a little seasonal silliness. Get Phantom Doctrine on Steam