If you are a fan of the sci-fi game XCOM you may be on the look out for similar strategic, turn-based combat games, if so you have come to the right place!

XCOM 2 and XCOM: Enemy Within offer players graphically rich, turn-based battles against alien invaders and rogue human factions across the world. There are games available on IOS and Android that have similar features but differ in style for gamers who are looking for something turn-based or with squad-based tactical gameplay. Find our recommendations below.

Great Big War Game

Great Big War Game may not have the fancy graphics of XCOM but it is a really fun turn-based campaign game with 50 different missions. Players take on the role of the Blue army who fight the Reds for domination. It has the gameplay of modern 3D grid map game and the humour of classic PS1 games like Hogs of War (if you can remember that one).

The Banner Saga 2

The Banner Saga Trilogy

The Banner Saga is a story-based RPG with battles played out on a grid. Full of precision strategy and turn-based gameplay, players have to make hard choices and face harsh consequences for your Viking clan. Perfect for fans of Viking mythology and merciless RPG survival games.

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Skulls of the Shogun

Skulls of the Shogun is a popular game set in feudal Japan. Players are introduced to General Akamoto and his unit of undead samurai. Players take it in turns to try to defeat the enemy unit and protect the General in 24 levels of this well-designed strategy battle game.


Xenowar is a turn-based alien combat game actually inspired by XCOM. Players must build bases, research tech and weapons, and send troops to battle aliens on fun 8-bit styled maps including cities, farms, and alien worlds.

World of Warriors: Quest

The 2D mobile strategy game World of Warriors: Quest sees players use classic RPG roles with Viking, Romans, and Ninjas in turn-based battles to save friends from the nasty General Obsidiux. You’ll need to use your brain and your team’s skills to defeat the General and gain victory!

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Templar Battleforce

Templar Battleforce

Templar Battleforce is a strategy RPG loosely based on the Alien movie where players are in a turn-based battle between Templar Knights and fierce Xenos. Build your own specific and unique fireteam combos and strategies, and face a range of challenges across over 50 scenarios.

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