PC Turn Based Strategy

XCOM 2

Those few returning flaws aside, XCOM 2 is an experience. Much like its predecessor, Firaxis again delivers a fantastic mix of tactical combat and strategy, held together by an almost scarily stressful bow bathed in the blood of your fallen warriors. If you have any interest at all in turn-based games, you owe yourself this game as a gift, and honestly, even if you have little to no interest, playing this may just get that engine started. I think this may be the first unmissable game this year.

XCOM 2

Ronin

Rather than make you feel like an all-powerful ronin warrior, Ronin forces you to criticize every move then rewards you with abilities. When you finally have a full ninja arsenal at your disposal, the game picks up and starts to get fun. At it’s high points Ronin masters the art of platforming and turn-based strategy, but at it’s lows it drags to a crawl because you have to constantly think about ‘completing’ a level rather than finishing it. The game is rather short, so maybe going back and getting all the abilities would be fun but really there is no need too. There is even a new game plus, but it changes only the guards in each level. This game deserved to be full throttle from the very beginning, because of how awesome the tone and art direction is. It is not until you master your skills that Ronin actually becomes rewarding, but when it does you feel like a ninja master.

Ronin

King's Bounty: Dark Side

Even with these improvements, there are times where it feels like a grind.  It isn’t much of a problem for this game, but for future iterations, the developer will either have to get creative once again or give the series a big makeover.

King's Bounty: Dark Side

Europa Universalis IV

Europa Universalis IV has taken grand strategy to the point that it doesn't require much more time investment than other strategy games. Once players overcome the initial learning curve, Europa Universalis IV will prove a memorable strategy experience that provides as much fun stories as it does sheer tactical complexity.

Europa Universalis IV

Eador: Genesis

Should you be in the mood for turn based, RPG strategy, you would be hard pressed to find a better game for the 6 bucks Snowbird Games is asking for. It's incredibly deep, and if you're willing to put the time in, it's a great trip into the way games used to be made. Though not for everybody, Eador: Genesis is in a class by itself. Probably Pre-calculus... or applied sciences... or even study hall. Yeah, Eador: Genesis is in a study hall by itself.

Eador: Genesis