Best Turn-Based Strategy Games on Steam

Steam currently has 3,825 Turn-Based Strategy 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 Strategy game rankings were last updated on 5/18/2024.

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1. 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™ holds the #1 spot for "best Turn-Based Strategy game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 60,962 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 59,513 positive reviews and 1,449 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 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 $29.99
Release Date 3/5/2014
Developer Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher Ubisoft
Steam App Id 213670

2. 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 #2 spot for the best Turn-Based Strategy games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 69,227 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 67,189 positive reviews and 2,038 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

3. 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 #3 spot for the best Turn-Based Strategy games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 37,881 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 36,856 positive reviews and 1,025 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
Publishers
Steam App Id 2379780

4. Persona 5 Royal

Don the mask and join the Phantom Thieves of Hearts as they stage grand heists, infiltrate the minds of the corrupt, and make them change their ways!

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Persona 5 Royal has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Turn-Based Strategy games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 68,039 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 65,904 positive reviews and 2,135 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $59.99 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 $59.99
Release Date 10/21/2022
Franchise ATLUS
Developer ATLUS
Publisher SEGA
Steam App Id 1687950

5. 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 #5 spot for the best Turn-Based Strategy games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 197,448 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 189,845 positive reviews and 7,603 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 9/21/2010
Franchise Civilization Franchise
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Steam App Id 8930

6. Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition

The critically acclaimed RPG that raised the bar, from the creators of Baldur's Gate 3. Gather your party. Master deep, tactical combat. Venture as a party of up to four - but know that only one of you will have the chance to become a God.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Turn-Based Strategy games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 178,855 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 171,610 positive reviews and 7,245 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $44.99 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 $44.99
Release Date 9/14/2017
Developer Larian Studios
Publisher Larian Studios
Steam App Id 435150

7. 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 #7 spot for the best Turn-Based Strategy games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 9,134 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,933 positive reviews and 201 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

8. Dorfromantik

Dorfromantik is a peaceful building strategy and puzzle game where you create a beautiful and ever-growing village landscape by placing tiles. Explore a variety of colorful biomes, discover and unlock new tiles and complete quests to fill your world with life!

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Dorfromantik has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Turn-Based Strategy games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 25,690 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 24,825 positive reviews and 865 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $13.99 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 $13.99
Release Date 4/28/2022
Developer Toukana Interactive
Publisher Toukana Interactive
Steam App Id 1455840

9. Your Only Move Is HUSTLE

Master your technique, execute flashy combos, and outsmart opponents across the world, frame-by-frame. Slow down the clock to fine-tune your fighting style in this innovative, turn-based combat simulator. Pulverize your friends and choreograph spectacular fight scenes. No training mode required.

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Your Only Move Is HUSTLE has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Turn-Based Strategy games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,324 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 20,551 positive reviews and 773 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Your Only Move Is HUSTLE on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 2/2/2023
Developer Ivy Sly
Publisher Ivy Sly
Steam App Id 2212330

10. Monster Train

Monster Train is a strategic roguelike deck building game with a twist. Set on a train to hell, you’ll use tactical decision making to defend multiple vertical battlegrounds. With real time competitive multiplayer and endless replayability, Monster Train is always on time.

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Monster Train has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Turn-Based Strategy games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 19,789 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 19,025 positive reviews and 764 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 possible to play Monster Train on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 5/21/2020
Franchise Good Shepherd Entertainment
Developer Shiny Shoe
Publisher Good Shepherd Entertainment
Steam App Id 1102190

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 17). Persona 4 Golden on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Balatro on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Persona 5 Royal on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Sid Meier's Civilization® V on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 13). Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 24). West of Loathing on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 14). Dorfromantik on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 21). Your Only Move Is HUSTLE on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 1). Monster Train on Steam. Steam Store.

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