Defense Grid 2 is a dynamic tower defence game that offers many different ways to beat each level, so you can get creative. There are co-op and competitive options too, for those that like to play with – and against – others.
The Banner Saga 2 cranks the epic up a notch with new characters, including a new race, improved combat, and strategic options. Other than that, this is the strategy RPG franchise as you know and love it. More player choice, more varied battles, and more characters. Just about everything that you could want from a sequel.
If you grew up playing Worms with your friends late into the night, Worms W.M.D is the strategy choice for you. It brings back the hand drawn 2D visuals and introduces new weapons, crafting, vehicles, and buildings. There's even a campaign, with 30 levels to blast your way through.
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Nobunaga's Amibition rewinds time to the Warring States period of Japanese history, and challenges you to take over the world. If you've played the franchise before, this one introduces a clan system, a whole new battle system, and a new Historical Episode mode. Big and undeniably complex, it's not a tactical title for everyone, but once you're in, it's incredibly hard to tear yourself away.
Think you can build a prison that's nigh on impossible to escape from? Prison Architect is the game for you. As the name suggests, you can create a prison of your choosing. You can take good care of your prisoners and encourage rehabilitation, or be a cruel prison warden, treating your prisoners very poorly. The choice is yours.
Hankering for Sim City? Cities: Skylines might just do it for you. You have to build the city of your dreams, from a quiet beach town to an industrial metropolis. Whatever your heart desires, you can build here. You do have to pay close attention to your cities amenities though, if you want people to live there – and happily.
SteamWorld Heist is a turn-based strategy title in which you direct a team of steam-powered pirates throughout a variety of epic shootouts. The big feature here is that you can manually aim the gun, ricocheting bullets off walls to pull off some crazy shots. You can fully customise your recruits too, with a variety of abilities, weapons, and hats.
Grand Kingdom is a tactical RPG in which you recruit a bunch of different units, assign them a formation, and coordinate them in battle. You can try and save the world from war in a single player campaign, or take the conflict online. It's got a nice art style, and a decent amount of action is woven into the combat system as you hit buttons to pull off various attacks.
Lara Croft GO built on the foundations of Hitman GO to perfect its board game format. This is a classic Tomb Raider adventure in which you shoot enemies, collect treasure, and perform platform puzzles, but it's all somehow crammed into an addictive turn based system.
10. Tropico 5 (PS4)
Tropico 5 takes you throughout history from the colonial era to the World War and the Great Depression. You have to advance your country to modern times by discovering buildings, technologies, and resources an set up a solid trade regime. You can also explore the depths of the island under your control.