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Turn-Based Combat

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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Turn-Based Combat, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
98% 9,095 votes
97% 4,835 votes
95% 19,212 votes
97% 3,011 votes
93% 24,317 votes
94% 5,242 votes
99% 467 votes
96% 1,332 votes
94% 1,819 votes
90% 7,255 votes
90% 5,441 votes
88% 21,661 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Turn-Based Combat is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Turn-Based Combat, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. RPG 69%
  2. Singleplayer 59%
  3. Strategy 55%
  4. 2D 53%
  5. Turn-Based Strategy 47%
  6. Fantasy 46%
  7. Turn-Based Tactics 43%
  8. Indie 39%
  9. Adventure 36%
  10. Pixel Graphics 30%
  11. JRPG 29%
  12. Story Rich 29%
  13. Turn-Based 24%
  14. Anime 22%
  15. Tactical 21%
  16. Party-Based RPG 20%
  17. Casual 20%
  18. Strategy RPG 19%
  19. Roguelike 18%
  20. Tactical RPG 18%
  21. Exploration 17%
  22. Roguelite 16%
  23. Top-Down 16%
  24. Magic 16%
  25. Colorful 15%

The Turn-Based Combat tag refers to a gameplay mechanic in which the action in a game is divided into distinct turns or rounds, with each participant taking their actions one at a time. This type of combat system contrasts with real-time combat, where actions are taken simultaneously and continuously.

In turn-based combat, players and enemies take their actions sequentially based on an established order or predetermined rules. Each participant typically has a set of options available during their turn, such as attacking, defending, using special abilities or items, or moving strategically on a grid-based map.

The turn-based combat system offers several advantages:

  • Tactical Depth Turn-based combat allows players to carefully plan and strategize their moves. It encourages critical thinking and decision-making as players must consider the consequences of each action before executing it. Games like the XCOM series and the Final Fantasy Tactics games exemplify this tactical depth.
  • Balanced Gameplay Turn-based combat ensures that all participants have equal opportunities to act within the established rules of the game. It eliminates factors such as reflexes or quick response times that can give certain players an advantage in real-time combat scenarios.
  • Pace control The turn structure allows for pacing control within battles. Players can take their time to analyze situations without pressure from real-time constraints while also granting them opportunities for strategic planning between turns.

Famous examples of games that feature turn-based combat include:

  • Pokémon series The core gameplay mechanics involve strategic battles between creatures where trainers take turns selecting attacks, switching Pokémon, or using items.
  • Divinity: Original Sin II This role-playing game implements turn-based combat with an intricate ruleset that allows for environmental manipulation, elemental interactions, and complex strategies.
  • Civilization series While not solely focused on combat, these strategy games use a turn-based system for resolving conflicts between civilizations. Players take turns moving units, attacking cities, and negotiating with other factions.

Turn-based combat provides a measured and methodical approach to battles in video games. It grants players the opportunity to strategize their actions and make calculated decisions based on the given game mechanics and circumstances.

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