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XCOM like fantasy game?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Jasder, 25 May 2020.

  1. Jasder


    Joined: 30 Mar 2019

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    So, I'm interested in a game similar to XCOM, with classes, a party, and turn based combat, and without other stuff like the exploration and character stuff of Fallout or Divinity. Roleplay is fun and everything, but sometimes I want to semi-mindlessly go through some combats.

    Are there any games like this set in a fantasy of quasi-historical setting?
  2. Mint8


    Joined: 25 Oct 2013

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    There are quite a few - try these 2 of the better ones:

    Gears of War - Tactics (available on Steam)


    Phoenix Point (available on Epic)
  3. Jasder


    Joined: 30 Mar 2019

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    Look cool, but not so fantasy, still worth a try.
  4. sgavan

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  5. Radox-0


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    Grab MS gamepass, £1 for initial month. Has both gears tactics and phoenix point on it if your planning to try both imo.
  6. Mr-Xoc


    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

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    Its a little bit old but The Temple of Elemental Evil, its a D&D (3.5 edition) game with full turn based combat.

    If I remember correctly it is mostly combat, there is obviously some standard D&D character building stuff though.

    I really enjoyed it last time I played it :)
  7. Mr_Sukebe

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    Isn't Divinity 2 turn based?
  8. vanpeebles


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    Lords of Chaos (retro systems) Julian Gollop game but with wizards etc.
  9. MeAnBoY


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    Location: Alton (not towers)

    Have a look at finfal fantasy tactics and Disgaea.
  10. Sargatanas2511


    Joined: 26 Oct 2013

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    Location: Scotland

    Valkyria Chronicles might work.
  11. flibby


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  12. Random Guy Esq.


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    There was a Dark Crystal turn based tactics game recently, though I've no idea how good it was.
  13. arknor


    Joined: 22 Nov 2005

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    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    there's a lot of final fantasy tactics type games on steam
    the graphics aren't exactly amazing but the few I did look at had favourable reviews on steam from users

    92% positive reviews

    this one looks better graphically but only 72% positive
  14. Poneros


    Joined: 18 Feb 2015

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    I know what you're after because I wanted something like that too, but it doesn't exist in quite that form.

    The Banner Saga comes closest to it, though there's plenty of story & character development there also. The multiplayer version might've been what you're looking for (Banner Saga Factions) but I'm pretty sure that's inactive atm. Same for Ash of Gods: Redemption.

    Still, those two are your best bet. Either that or give up.

    Darkest Dungeon is also something to check out, but it's quite a bit different in terms of presentation to what you're looking for. Check out Battle Brothers & Rising Lords also.
  15. Stu999


    Joined: 3 Aug 2015

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    Pillars of Eternity? Ok the combat isn’t the same as X-Com but it has a similar style overall.
  16. jimjam81


    Joined: 21 Sep 2010

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    Xenonauts and battletech. If you liked the old heroes of might and magic games then kings bounty series is also worth checking out.
  17. Bickaxe


    Joined: 8 Nov 2013

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    Massive Chalice is fantasy based with turn based battles but its pretty simplistic and a few years old now. I'd wait for sale though, think I picked it up for a fiver and played through twice.
    No base building but some interesting mechanics to marry your adventurers off so they can have kids who can take their place when they die.
  18. Smokey Deza

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    Maybe Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden?

    Good game that, as is Darkest Dungeon.
  19. skiersteve123


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  20. kola


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    No it's not ha-ha