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5 Best Turn-Based Strategy Games on Nintendo Switch

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The Nintendo Switch is a platform that has a variety of games. Among these games, are turn-based strategy games. As their name would imply, these games have a significant amount of focus placed on players' decisions. These games are meant to have players slow down a bit and think about their actions and the most effective way to defeat their enemies. This is an integral aspect of the core gameplay. So, without further ado, here are the 5 Best Turn-Based Strategy Games on Switch.

5. Pirates Outlaws

starting off today's list of the best turn-based strategy games on Nintendo Switch, we have Pirates Outlaws. While many players may not have played this title, as it falls under their radar, the amount of content here is significant, to say the least. Developed by an indie studio, this game manages to encapsulate the charm that many indie games have and bring it into the world of turn-based strategy. This is great, as it gives the game a distinct identity, even amongst other Nintendo Switch titles.

Like many other games in the turn-based genre, this game is a card game with its own rules and flair. Firstly, this is great as it allows the game to establish its own rules and playstyles within the game. Secondly, having the strategy element in the form of a card game makes it easily accessible and intricate as well, and lastly, for fans of bosses in games. This game has an astounding over sixty bosses to defeat. This is sure to keep the player entertained for quite some time. For these reasons, we consider Pirates Outlaws one of the best turn-based strategy games on Nintendo Switch. 

4. Triangle Strategy

Switching gears quite a bit to a more traditional turn-based strategy game, we have Triangle Strategy. This is a game in which players will be able to customize their teams and make sure they use them to their full effectiveness along their journey. This will require the player to make the right decisions at crucial times in order to succeed. The game can be pretty challenging while also making for an excellent game for players to jump into, as the game does a great job of holding your hand and showing the new player the ropes.

Described as a turn-based tactical strategy game, Triangle Strategy greatly emphasizes field positioning. This means that players must move their units to the correct location to gain the upper hand on their enemies. As with many turn-based strategy games on Nintendo Switch, the movement in the game is grid-based. However, players can also affect the environment around enemies to a significant effect. Due to this adaptability and a great story, we commend Triangle Strategy as one of the best turn-based games on Nintendo Switch.

3. Fire Emblem Engage

Fire Emblem Engage is a game that has a lot of legacy to live up to. Being a part of the famous and acclaimed Fire Emblem series, the game had a lot of weight on its shoulders. And while Fire Emblem Engage doesn't manage to reinvent the wheel, what is on offer here is undoubtedly an excellent turn-based RPG. Players can customize their party and equip their characters with different weapons, skills, and such. This does a great job of making the combat adaptable and something that players can tweak to their liking.

The story of Fire Emblem Engage is also relatively interesting. And has players seeing the outcome of kingdoms that are under siege. Players familiar with the Fire Emblem series will be able to team up with their favorite character from the series. And the game also manages to do a great job of introducing them to newer players. The strategy in the game is often multi-layered and requires players to think outside of the box with specific encounters. For its narrative depth and as well as its combat, we consider Fire Emblem Engage one of the best turn-based games on the Nintendo Switch. 

2. Live A Live

Next, on our list of the best turn-based strategy games on Nintendo Switch, we have Live A Live. This game has received a ton of praise from both critics and fans alike, with them praising its approach to combat, as well as the general gameplay. Without a doubt, players who are fans of RPGs recognize some of the names behind this title. These include former Chrono Trigger story directors and much more. With such high quality and prestige on the staff for this game, it should come as no surprise that it is phenomenal.

The turn-based gameplay features a polish that is afforded to few games on the market. Much like other titles on this list, however, it follows a grid system. This allows for players to move their party throughout these grids to attack enemies. Knowing how to manipulate and use this grid system to your advantage is a great way to get ahead in the game itself. Finally, the story of the game is phenomenal and one that everyone should experience.

1. Advance Wars 1+2: Reboot Campswitch games 2022

For our final entry, we have a game that comes from a franchise that players have no doubt heard of. The Advance Wars series has been one of the prominent games within the turn-based strategy space for quite some time. Firstly, this is great and only speaks to the legacy put forth by these games. Additionally, the game has been revamped in the form of Advance Wras 1+2: Reboot Camp. And as its name would imply, it is a remake of the fantastic series.

However, that isn't to say that they are straying from their roots, quite the opposite, actually. This game does a phenomenal job of encapsulating many elements players love about turn-based strategy games. This is refreshing to see, as oftentimes, with remakes, some stray quite a bit from their initial appeal. The games also feature a creative cast that is simply wonderful to enjoy. This does a great job of immersing the player within the game's world and encourages them to play more. All in all, Advance Wars 1+2: Reboot Camp is one of the best turn-based strategy games you can currently play on the Nintendo Switch. 

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.