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List Rules Vote up the best video games in the turn-based tactics genre.

This is a list of the best turn-based tactics games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated turn-based tactics games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest turn-based tactics games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these turn-based tactics games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging turn-based tactics games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new turn-based tactics games.

This list contains games like XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Advance Wars.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best turn-based tactics games?" and "What is the greatest turn-based tactics game of all time?"

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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UFO: Enemy Unknown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Jagged Alliance 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood o... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Jagged Alliance is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time
Jagged Alliance Jan 01 1994

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X-COM: Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Ris... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Game Boy Wars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Advance Wars: Dual Strike is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Advance Wars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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History Line: 1914-1918 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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The Temple of Elemental Evil is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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X-COM: Terror from the Deep is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Panzer Tactics DS is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time
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Military Madness is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Bandit Kings of Ancient China is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Laser Squad Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Metal Gear Acid 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Dragon Force is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Airborne Ranger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Laser Squad is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time
Laser Squad Jan 01 1988

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Famicom Wars is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Incubation: Time Is Running Ou... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Chaos: The Battle of Wizards is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Combat Mission is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Metal Gear Acid is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Tom Clancy's EndWar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Silent Storm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Rebelstar Raiders is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time
Rebelstar Raiders Jan 01 1984

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Etherlords is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time
Etherlords 2001

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Rebelstar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time
Rebelstar Jan 01 1986

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Lords of Chaos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Panzer Strike is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Birthright: The Gorgon's Allia... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Fantasy Wars is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Battlezone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time
Battlezone 1980

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Nectaris GB is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Band of Bugs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Commanders: Attack of the Geno... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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RoboSport is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time
RoboSport 1991

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Mercenary is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time
Mercenary 1985

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Shadowfire is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time
Shadowfire 1985

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Rebelstar 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time
Rebelstar 2 Jan 01 1988

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Pathway to Glory is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Battles of Prince of Persia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Blobbies Wars is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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CyberStorm 2: Corporate Wars is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Combat Mission: Shock Force is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time

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Arcticfox is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Turn-based Tactics Games of All Time
Arcticfox 1986