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Your top 10 TURN BASED games

1) Paper Mario the thousand year door
2) Pokemon heart gold/soul silver
3) Fire Emblem (2003, GBA)
4) Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
5) Mario & Luigi superstar saga
6)Advance wars 2
7) Final Fantasy tactics advance
8) Yu Gi Oh! Sacred cards (GBA)
9) Fire Emblem Path of Radiance
10) Onimusha tactics

God I loved the GB/GBA/DS eras
Great genre

No time to make a definitive list but I will say my favourite turn based battle system is Divinity Original Sin 2.

I had some trouble with it at first, not liking it as much when comparing it to Divinity Original Sin 1 which I had already got my head around, but after repeated playthroughs of both DOS2 is the best imo.


Fallout 2
Heroes of Might and Magic III
Darkest Dungeon
Tactics Ogre
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy X
Chrono Trigger


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Fallout 1/2/Tactics
Chrono Trigger
Septerra Core
HoM&M 2/3
Advanced Wars
Worms 1/2/Armageddon
Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow/Gold/Silver
Battle Chasers Nightwar

Those are my top turn-based titles I have the most fond memories with, with Fallout 2 and Chrono Trigger taking the top spots.
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Just wanna give a mention to Fire Emblem Awakening. Got me into the series and apparently it also saved the series in the west. Hope we get some Fire Emblem ports to the switch.
Turn based games are a particular love of mine these days, as I get older and can't really hold my own anymore in multiplayer twitch shooters.

In no particular order:
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Jeanne D'arc
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
Advance Wars
Chrono Trigger
Civ V
Final Fantasy VI
Into The Breach
Persona 5


Figure I'd add videos to my list previously.

Suikoden I


Final Fantasy Tactics

Final Fantasy VI

Chrono Trigger

Legend of Dragoon

Legend of Legaia

Grandia I

Breath of Fire III

Super Mario RPG

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1. Trails of Cold Steel IV
2. Persona 5 Royal
3. Final Fantasy VI
4. Xenogears
5. Chrono Trigger
6. Final Fantasy Tactics
7. Persona 4 Golden
8. Chrono Cross
9. Dragon Quest VIII
10. Yakuza: Like a Dragon


Haven't played many of those, in no particular order these are some of the very few I have ever played and also have fond memories of.

1. Fallout
2. Fallout 2
3. Worms 2
4. South Park The Stick of Truth
5. Transistor (sort of turn based)
6. Paper Mario and the Origami King
7. Star Wars Knights of the old Republic

All I can think of right now.

Cutty Flam

1. Paper Mario
2. Final Fantasy IX
3. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
4. Pokémon Blue
5. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
6. Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga
7. Paper Mario: The Origami King
8. The Legend of Mana (PS1)
789. Super Paper Mario

Those are all the RPGs I’ve completed, only nine up to this point

Ev1L AuRoN

  1. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
  2. Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
  3. Darkest Dungeon (Switch/PS4/XBOX/PC)
  4. Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
  5. Breath of Fire 4 (PS1)
  6. Final Fantasy X (PS2)
  7. Persona 5 Royal (PS4)
  8. Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita)
  9. South Park The Stick of Truth (PS4/XBOX/PC)
  10. Paper Mario 64 (N64)


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Are Chrono Trigger and FF9 considered turn-based or do they have another name? They're two of my favorites, but I'm not sure what to call them since they seem to be some kind of hybrid.

Anyway, my 10 favorite turn-based games in no order:
-Chrono Trigger
-SaGa Frontier 1
-Saga Scarlet Grace
-Dragon Warrior 1
-Paper Mario 64
-Advance Wars 1
-Pokemon Blue
-Fire Emblem GBA

Lightning Returns is obviously not turn-based, but I'll give it a shout out. The best FF game in my opinion.
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It doesn't get better than Yu-Gi-Oh! (except maybe Magic but I never got into it). And with Master Duel around the corner we'll finally have a true videogame adaptation. Otherwise in no particular order:

2. Into the Breach
3. Persona 3
4. Valkyria Chronicles
5. Pokemon Gold/Silver
6. Final Fantasy VI
7. Final Fantasy VII
8. Final Fantasy VIII
9. Final Fantasy IX
10. Final Fantasy X
1. Chrono Trigger
2. Final Fantasy 9
3. Final Fantasy Tactics
4. Final Fantasy 10
5. Trails In The Sky Trilogy
6. Bravely Default 2
7. Mario + Rabbids
8. Ar Tonelico 2
9. Yokai Watch trilogy
10. Lost Odyssey


Shining Force 1
Shining Force 2
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy VI
Chrono Trigger
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Pokemon Red/Blue
Wasteland 2/3
Front Mission 3

No particular order.
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