Turn-basediOS Video Games

Video Games Encyclopedia by Gamepressure.com

iOS is the name for the operating system which Apple is using in its own smartphones and tablets (iPhones and iPads) since 2007. iOS is a more popular platform among the mobile developers than Android, despite the fact that the latter is used in a greater number of mobile devices. Apple’s success is a result of bigger revenues for developers creating iOS games and greater performance of iPhones and iPads, among other things.

Nexomon (iOS)
Nexomon (iOS)

RPG 10 August 2017

A mobile role-playing game heavily-inspired by the Pokemon series. The game is set in a fantasy land, combining modern reality with science-fiction elements. You play as a trainer, whose task is to catch the eponymous creatures, develop their abilities, and use them to battle other trainers. In Nexomon, you traverse a world divided into 10 regions, visit shops, talk to NPCs, and complete a variety of quests. Like in the Pokemon series, an important factor is catching the defeated creatures, which join your collection. The battles are turn-based, and in combat you mostly choose the right attacks against the opponents and activate various special items. Apart from the multiplayer mode, the game also features a story campaign with many side quests.

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Darkest Dungeon (iOS)
Darkest Dungeon (iOS)

RPG Thursday, 24 August 2017

A dark fantasy cRPG developed by debuting studio Red Hook. The story is set in a dark, medieval-like universe. While exploring ruins of an old castle and its dungeons, you face off against forces of darkness that overwhelmed the land because of the reckless actions of its previous sovereign. As you delve into the depths, you discover the dark history of a family who brought the evil upon the world. The gameplay focuses on dungeon crawling - dungeons filled with traps and crawling with monsters that need to be dealt with during turn-based combat sequences. An original idea is the sanity indicator of your heroes. Each team member has different personality and reacts differently to what is happening around him/her. Therefore, while playing you should keep an eye on their well being and fear levels, alleviating their stress by drinking alcohol or brawling, if needed.

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Heroes of Might & Magic III: HD Edition (iOS)
Heroes of Might & Magic III: HD Edition (iOS)

Strategy 29 January 2015

A remastered edition of one of the most well-received installments of the legendary Heroes of Might & Magic series, created for the 15th anniversary of the game's original release and the 20th anniversary of the franchise. It was commissioned by Ubisoft and developed by DotEmu, known e.g. from the remake of the cult platform game Another World. The contents of the HD edition are the same as the base game (no expansions included) and consist of 7 story campaigns (about 50 maps in total), a skirmish mode and a functional editor. Compared to the original, the key changes are the upgraded wide-screen-compatible HD visuals. The graphics are now sharper and more clear-cut, which is the result of reprogramming over 25,000 elements and models. The multiplayer mode has also been upgraded, both in the local “hotseat” mode and the online one. Also, for the first time ever, a version for mobile devices was created.

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Cat Quest (iOS)
Cat Quest (iOS)

RPG 10 August 2017

A comedy open-world RPG developed by The Gentlebros, the creators of the popular Slashy Hero, for mobile platforms. As the title suggests, the protagonist of Cat Quest is a cat that travels an open fantasy world with a sword in his paw and an armor on his back. The story campaign starts when the cat realm of Felingard is attacked by dragons. We assume the role of a cat whose destiny is to become a Dragon Slayer and save its people. While playing, we explore a vast world that is densely filled with various quests. We can visit, among other things, three large cities, forests, mountains, deserts, pirate islands, and dungeons. The production even features sea travel. We draw the route on the screen with our finger. When the hero encounters enemies, the player has to face them in a turn-based combat system. As befits an RPG, Cat Quest offers character development system and the possibility to acquire increasingly better equipment. The game features cartoonish style that fits the game's atmosphere.

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Rome: Total War (iOS)
Rome: Total War (iOS)

Strategy 10 November 2016

The third installment in the acclaimed Total War strategy game series developed by Creative Assembly. This time, the player is taken to the period during which the Roman Empire is in its prime. The player participates in historical events, such as the Spartacus slave uprising, the Punic Wars, or Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul. The creators faithfully recreated such historical elements as different military units, machines and technologies the ancient nations depended on. As usual, the gameplay is divided into two phases. The player makes large-scope decisions in the turn-based mode featuring the world map - for example, concerning technological development, diplomacy, development of cities or army management. The battles, on the other hand, are played in real time and the player commands particular formations or individual units. Rome: Total War includes the features introduced by the previous installments, such as sieges of cities, reconnaissance or reserves. Apart from the single-player campaign, the game offers multiplayer for up to 8 competitors.

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Fire Emblem Heroes (iOS)
Fire Emblem Heroes (iOS)

RPG 02 February 2017

Fire Emblem Heroes is a fantasy-based, tactical RPG game. This is the first installment of the Nintendo's popular game series that was released on mobile platforms. The game takes place in a land divided between two opposing nations: striving for world domination Emblian Empire, and the Kingdom of Askran, bent on stopping the former. The players take the role of an Askran mage whose mission is to save the kingdom. Our protagonist can summon heroes from various games in the series, and our enemy is capable of doing the same. Turn-based battles, based on a simple gesture system, are at the gameplay's core. Smart usage of the summoned heroes' abilities, and taking advantage of the landform and the surroundings, are the key elements in achieving victory. Like every proper RPG, Fire Emblem Heroes has a functional character progression system.

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Antihero (iOS)
Antihero (iOS)

Strategy December 2017

A turn-based strategy set in the Victorian age, created by an independent developer, Tim Conkling. It takes us to a somewhat grotesque version of a British town, based on Charles Dickens’ descriptions, with us playing as a leader of the local thieves’ guild, whose task is to develop his organization and fill its vaults with gold. To achieve this, we must recruit new members to our gang, train them and send on missions like stick-ups, mugging, and assassinations. Infiltrating banks, factories, and other influential institutions is crucial to our success, in addition to building useful structures and researching new technologies – all of this without going broke of course. Antihero offers a huge freedom at expanding our criminal empire. Depending on our preferences, we can concentrate on more discreet activities or turn our organization into a full-fledged assassin’s guild.

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Democracy 3 (iOS)
Democracy 3 (iOS)

Strategy 08 June 2014

The third installment in the complex turn-based economical strategy game series developed since 2005 by Positech Games. Democracy 3 again puts you in the role of the leader of a fictional democratic country and tasks you with making a number of decisions that will let you satisfy the many conflicting expectations of the virtual society so that you can stay in power. The gameplay features a complex socio-economical simulation system, according to which every choice you make takes its toll on your country and its society. The mechanics of the game are similar to those known from the previous installments, while the changes introduced by the developers include such aspects as the private sector's influence on the society, and the presence of real-life problems and events (e.g. climate change, financial crisis). The graphics have vastly improved, although the gameplay is still mostly based on charts, statistics, and so on.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown (iOS)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (iOS)

Strategy 20 June 2013

A science-fiction turn-based strategy game that came out as a reboot of the cult series, UFO: Enemy Unknown, launched back in 1994 by Microprose. This new title was created by Firaxis Games, a studio founded by Sid Meier. The story of XCOM: Enemy Unknown does not follow any of the plotlines started by its predecessors. Instead, it tells a new story of the war between humans and an aggressive alien race. In order to protect our planet from the invaders a special organization called X-COM was created, with you as its commander throughout the game. The gameplay features two main aspects. In the strategic mode you plan your next move, complete research and develop technology, as well as manufacture gear and weapons – all this in real time. When it comes to skirmishes with the aliens, combat is turn-based. Most missions are procedurally generated, which relates to greater replayability. Battles are presented in full 3D, and the game’s engine allows for full destruction of environment.

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Galaxy of Pen & Paper (iOS)
Galaxy of Pen & Paper (iOS)

RPG 27 July 2017

Galaxy of Pen & Paper is another installment of the humorous RPG series from the Behold studio. Just like the previous games, Galaxy of Pen & Paper simulates a tabletop RPG session by reenacting the players' and game master's behavior and the events of the campaign they are playing. Unlike its predecessors, the game uses a science fiction setting. Virtual players and their characters explore the galaxy, do quests, and take part in turn-based battles. They will have to face not only small groups of enemies, but also whole squadrons of spaceships. During their adventures, both the virtual players and their characters will level up, increase their stats, and gain access to new abilities. Players will also be able to modify and upgrade their vessels. Galaxy of Paper & Paper features old-school, pixelart visuals.

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FTL: Faster Than Light (iOS)
FTL: Faster Than Light (iOS)

Strategy 03 April 2014

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Invisible, Inc. (iOS)
Invisible, Inc. (iOS)

Strategy 06 October 2016

Invisible, Inc. is an isometric turn-based tactical game developed by Klei Entertainment, a studio known for Mark of the Ninja, Don't Starve, and Shank. Players take on the role of the leader of a spy organization. Our job is to infiltrate world's most tightly guarded locations and recover classified intelligence. During the missions, we control a group of agents and try to finish our job without being noticed. We will have to hack security systems, manipulate video surveillance, and cover our tracks if we want to stay undetected. Openly attacking the guards is a rather bad idea and usually ends with our team member's definitive death. We also can't learn the levels by heart because everything is generated procedurally, including the guard's positioning. Invisible, Inc. has a 2D, comic book-inspired visuals.

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Terra Battle 2 (iOS)
Terra Battle 2 (iOS)

RPG 30 September 2017

The second installment in the jRPG series developed by Mistwalker – a company established by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the Final Fantasy series. In terms of its plot, Terra Battle 2 is not a direct continuation of its predecessor and takes the player to an entirely new fantasy world. The fate of this realm hangs by a thread as the dark creatures previously turned to stone are brought back to life. A player assumes control over a group of heroes who set off on an adventure to stop the threat and restore the order all over the world. The gameplay is based on the mechanics known from the first installment and builds on exploring vast maps and fighting numerous foes. The battles feature a turn-based system; however, players get at their disposal a wider range of battle strategies, including the ability to set a fighting formation before the battle itself. The entire experience is well complemented by the character development mechanics known from the first installment that is based on the profession system.

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Shadowrun Returns (iOS)
Shadowrun Returns (iOS)

RPG 25 September 2013

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Order of Battle: World War II (iOS)
Order of Battle: World War II (iOS)

Strategy canceled

Order of Battle: World War II is a classic turn-based strategy set during WWII, and a debut game by a studio from Luxemburg, called The Aristocrats. The game was initially supposed to be released as a standalone title called Order of Battle: Pacific, but around a year into the production it was decided that it should become a free-to-play game – on the same occasion, the title has been changed. The title combines old-school mechanics, based on games such as Panzer General, with modern 3D graphics. The gameplay is conducted in a turn-based system on typical hexagons. The game, along with its expansions, provides hundreds of units with unique specialties, realistic yet approachable support system and a plethora of legendary commanders providing different bonuses for their armies. In the base version of the game, there is one training camp, serving as a tutorial, and one scenario from each available DLC.

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Micromon (iOS)
Micromon (iOS)

RPG 31 July 2014

iOS

Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court (iOS)
Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court (iOS)

RPG December 2017

The first expansion for the 2016 dungeon crawler RPG Darkest Dungeon by Red Hook Studios. The add-on utilizes the gameplay mechanics from the core game — you complete a team of heroes and set out to explore the eponymous Darkest Dungeon. Your goal is to find enormous riches, with which you can expand a shabby hamlet, also serving as your base. Like in the original Darkest Dungeon game, the characters of The Crimson Court suffer from typical human ailments — some of them may go berserk, while others may panic when surrounded by darkness. The game places a strong focus on blood, which is a theme connecting the items you find and your enemies. The expansion also marks the first appearance of vampires, creatures with a unique set of characteristics and abilities.

iOS

Legion (iOS)
Legion (iOS)

Strategy 28 February 2013

iOS

Panzer Corps (iOS)
Panzer Corps (iOS)

Strategy 18 December 2013

iOS

Deus Ex GO (iOS)
Deus Ex GO (iOS)

Logic 18 August 2016

One of the spin-offs to Deus Ex, a popular RPG series developed by Square Enix. The title takes place in cyberpunk universe known from the main installments of the series. In this universe the humanity learned how to improve the capabilities of humans with cybernetic augmentations. Gameplay mechanics of Deus Ex GO are similar to the previously released Hitman GO and Lara Croft GO - it is a turn-based puzzle game. The player assumes the role of Adam Jensen, the protagonist of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The action of the game takes place on small levels, through which the players move along a preassigned route. One can move between branching points and each action activates traps and enemies in the area. This forces the player to carefully plan his moves in order to avoid or eliminate threats. Visuals of Deus Ex GO are similar to the visuals of the aforementioned games, keeping their unique cyberpunk style.

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Gettysburg: The Tide Turns (iOS)
Gettysburg: The Tide Turns (iOS)

Strategy December 2017

A turn-based recreation of the battle of Gettysburg, one of the most important and bloody battles of the American Civil War. Gettysburg: The Tide Turns offers a number of scenarios, building an extensive campaign which allows the players to control the forces of the North, as well as the Confederacy. Our job is to conduct turn-based battles on the hexagonal grid covering the maps. The battles are large in scale, with the player controlling whole divisions of troops. The game contains an interesting feature – randomized turns. The order of turns is not fixed, while the engine decides which of the units are capable of making a move in the given turn. The Tide Turns is a highly complex title, characterized by historical consistency. The battles employ real units, while the course of each encounter is influenced by landform or soldiers’ morale.

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Rome: Total War - Alexander (iOS)
Rome: Total War - Alexander (iOS)

Strategy 26 July 2017

The second official expansion to Rome: Total War, a game developed by Creative Assembly in 2004. This time you assume the role of one of the most prominent strategist in the course of the centuries – the titular Alexander the Great who, due to his outstanding conquests, went down in history as one of the greatest leaders. The completely new campaign plays a crucial role in this extension – you can re-enact the biggest successes achieved by the legendary Macedonian ruler. Rome: Total War – Alexander faithfully recreates battlefields of historic battles, numbers of units engaged, and tactics applied by particular armies. Between scenarios, players can enjoy high-quality footage narrated by Brian Blessed who talks about the warrior-king’s triumphs and thus enriches historical knowledge of the players.

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