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PC turn based strategy games in the vein of Fire Emblem Final Fantasy Tactics?

#1level3dethPosted 9/11/2013 11:48:18 AM
Basically what I'm looking for is a handful of turn-based strategy games that play similar to FF: Tactics or Fire Emblem

Looking for grid movement and character advancement. "High fantasy" is preferred but not a deal breaker. Availability on steam would be great
#2UberLurkerPosted 9/11/2013 12:04:20 PM(edited)
Battle for Wesnoth is quite Fire Emblem-ish:

http://www.wesnoth.org/

- Turn based strategy... check
- Fantasy setting... check
- Grid based movement... check (Wesnoth is actually hex based... much better IMHO)
- Experience driven leveling and promotions... check
- Perma-death... check

Best of all, it's freeeeeeeee!

On the other hand, Wesnoth isn't very Tactics-ish... as a matter of fact I'd say that Fire Emblem isn't very Tactics-ish either, they're arguably from different sub-genres of TBS since they have notably different mechanics.

That being said, FF Tactics is one of my all time favorites and I would love to hear if there are any PC exclusives that have the same feel and play style.
#3Danzorz88Posted 9/11/2013 12:08:19 PM
Record of Agarest War is coming to PC. I think that counts?
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#4BogePosted 9/11/2013 12:08:41 PM
For some reason there aren't many of those games on PC. They're usually a little different being "squad based tactical strategy" games instead. Jagged Alliance 2, Silent Storm, Fallout Tactics, Xcom. Those are along what you're looking for.

The Shining Force games are actually on Steam though. They're my favorite out of the consoles.
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#5Mudkip57Posted 9/11/2013 1:05:08 PM
Heroes of Might and Magic
Kings Bounty
Grotesque Tactics

The most recent ones in my memories anyway
#6ElDudorinoPosted 9/11/2013 1:11:33 PM
Honestly, I think you're looking at emulating if you want to play games like FFT, because games like that predominantly exist on consoles.

FFT is largely based on a SNES/PSX game called Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together which was actually fantastic if you've never played it. In many ways I felt it was superior to FFT. It also had a pretty decent sequel of sorts called Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis for GBA. That one's not as good as the original TO or FFT but is still enjoyable as far as I'm concerned.

There was also Onimusha Tactics for the GBA, which wasn't great but it is similar. From the PS2 onward there's the Disgaea series, which at a very basic level has similar gameplay to those other games but once you get into it it's extremely different. It has entries on the PS2, PSP, DS and PS3.

For the PC, as another poster said, I think it's mostly squad-based shooty games like Jagged Alliance, X-Com and Fallout Tactics.
#7arleasPosted 9/11/2013 1:16:41 PM
From: level3deth | #001
Basically what I'm looking for is a handful of turn-based strategy games that play similar to FF: Tactics or Fire Emblem

Looking for grid movement and character advancement. "High fantasy" is preferred but not a deal breaker. Availability on steam would be great

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/doublefine/double-fines-massive-chalice

It's not out yet (of course you can tell by the fact I referenced the kickstarter link) but it should be something you'll want to keep an eye out for....
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#8Hi CPosted 9/11/2013 1:46:19 PM
Console "tactics" games aren't strategy. They are just turn based JRPGS on a grid.


You want stuff like Xcom, Jagged Alliance, even Temple of Elemental Evil.
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#9QuestofChosenPosted 9/11/2013 1:46:54 PM
I think you'll really enjoy the King's Bounty games.
#10dekouPosted 9/11/2013 2:10:12 PM
King's Bounty: Crossworlds is probably your best bet. Wizardry 8 just came out on Steam, but its movement scheme may be a bit weird for a modern gamer.