Best Turn-Based Games on Steam

Steam currently has 3,848 Turn-Based games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Turn-Based game rankings were last updated on 5/16/2024.

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1. Slay the Spire

We fused card games and roguelikes together to make the best single player deckbuilder we could. Craft a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, discover relics of immense power, and Slay the Spire!

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Slay the Spire holds the #1 spot for "best Turn-Based game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 156,306 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 152,951 positive reviews and 3,355 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $8.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $8.49
Release Date 1/23/2019
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Steam App Id 646570

2. South Park™: The Stick of Truth™

From the perilous battlefields of the fourth-grade playground, a young hero will rise, destined to be South Park’s savior. From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes an epic quest to become… cool. Introducing South Park™: The Stick of Truth™.For a thousand years, the battle has been waged.

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South Park™: The Stick of Truth™ has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Turn-Based games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 61,005 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 59,555 positive reviews and 1,450 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $7.49
Release Date 3/5/2014
Developer Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher Ubisoft
Steam App Id 213670

3. OMORI

Explore a strange world full of colorful friends and foes. When the time comes, the path you’ve chosen will determine your fate... and perhaps the fate of others as well.

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OMORI has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Turn-Based games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 68,489 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 66,801 positive reviews and 1,688 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play OMORI on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 12/25/2020
Developer OMOCAT, LLC
Publisher OMOCAT, LLC
Steam App Id 1150690

4. Grimm's Hollow

A spooky, freeware RPG where you search the afterlife for your brother. Reap ghosts with your scythe, explore haunted caves, and eat ghostly treats on your journey through death.

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Grimm's Hollow has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Turn-Based games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 12,947 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,773 positive reviews and 174 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Grimm's Hollow on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 10/30/2019
Developer ghosthunter
Publisher ghosthunter
Steam App Id 1170880

5. Persona 4 Golden

A coming of age story that sets the protagonist and his friends on a journey kickstarted by a chain of serial murders.

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Persona 4 Golden has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Turn-Based games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 69,322 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 67,281 positive reviews and 2,041 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 6/13/2020
Franchise ATLUS
Developer ATLUS
Publisher SEGA
Steam App Id 1113000

6. Balatro

The poker roguelike. Balatro is a hypnotically satisfying deckbuilder where you play illegal poker hands, discover game-changing jokers, and trigger adrenaline-pumping, outrageous combos.

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Balatro has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Turn-Based games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 38,689 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 37,642 positive reviews and 1,047 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 2/20/2024
Franchise Playstack
Developer LocalThunk
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Steam App Id 2379780

7. Sid Meier's Civilization® V

Create, discover, and download new player-created maps, scenarios, interfaces, and more!

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Sid Meier's Civilization® V has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Turn-Based games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 197,547 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 189,943 positive reviews and 7,604 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Sid Meier's Civilization® V on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $7.49
Release Date 9/23/2010
Franchise Civilization Franchise
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Steam App Id 8930

8. Epic Battle Fantasy 5

A turn-based RPG adventure, full of video game references, juvenile dialogue, and anime fanservice... and also strategic combat, monster catching, and tons of treasure hunting! Updated with tons of new content!

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Epic Battle Fantasy 5 has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Turn-Based games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,096 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,028 positive reviews and 68 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Epic Battle Fantasy 5 on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 11/30/2018
Franchise Matt Roszak
Developer Matt Roszak
Publisher Matt Roszak
Steam App Id 432350

9. West of Loathing

West of Loathing — a slapstick comedy stick-figure wild west adventure role-playing game.

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West of Loathing has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Turn-Based games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 9,137 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,935 positive reviews and 202 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $10.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $10.99
Release Date 8/10/2017
Developer Asymmetric
Publisher Asymmetric
Steam App Id 597220

10. Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling

Follow Vi, Kabbu, and Leif as they uncover the secrets of the Land of Bugaria! Explore and combine your team's abilities to solve puzzles, defeat powerful enemies and find ancient treasures!

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Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Turn-Based games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,847 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,721 positive reviews and 126 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 11/21/2019
Developer Moonsprout Games
Publisher DANGEN Entertainment
Steam App Id 1082710

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95
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95
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11/30/2018
95
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95
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94
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94
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93
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11/10/2020
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93
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Epic Battle Fantasy 4 steam charts
20
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93
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown steam charts
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10/9/2012
93
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Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword steam charts
1,885
7/24/2007
93
$9.99
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Soures & References

Steambase has best-in-class data powered directly by Steam, our data partners, and in-house experts. Reviews and rankings are enriched, analyzed, and updated in real-time to ensure we surface the most up-to-date insights. Learn more about the Steambase approach to data collection and our review methodology.

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). South Park™: The Stick of Truth™ on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). OMORI on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Grimm's Hollow on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 21). Persona 4 Golden on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Balatro on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Epic Battle Fantasy 5 on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling on Steam. Steam Store.

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