#1 Posted by Kiras_Guardian (5 posts) -

I really like turn based rpgs but cant seem to find any good ones for the PC that are at least fairly recent. I was wondering if anyone might be able to suggest any? There seems to be tones on the consoles but allmost nothing on the pc, prove me wrong please! Not to bothered about wether its western or asian style rpg but would prefere to see a good story and a challenging combat system the most.

Thanks in advance duders!

#2 Posted by Salarn (465 posts) -
#3 Posted by RedRavN (414 posts) -

I like the kings bounty series on PC. Its an RPG mixed with a turn based strategy game, like heroes of might and magic. You could also check out the last remnant if you want something thats a bit more of a jrpg.

#4 Posted by Kiras_Guardian (5 posts) -

The last remmant looks interesting thats for sure, but it looks like it got a lot of negative reviews which has some what put me off trying it. Think its worth the plunge?

#5 Posted by wordfalling (193 posts) -
#6 Posted by RedCream (706 posts) -

@RedRavN said:

I like the kings bounty series on PC. Its an RPG mixed with a turn based strategy game, like heroes of might and magic.

#7 Posted by RedRavN (414 posts) -

@Kiras_Guardian said:

The last remmant looks interesting thats for sure, but it looks like it got a lot of negative reviews which has some what put me off trying it. Think its worth the plunge?

Well to be honest its not really a game thats going to appeal to most people although it does have some interesting mechanics and aspects to it. Its almost impossible to explain but you are essentially creating squads of characters within your army that you can sort of give orders to and they will then follow those orders sometimes. There is definately a strategic element when you decide which group to attack, how you compose your squads and when to heal or buff certain squads. You can buy or craft gear for your main character Rush and all your other characters will auto equip gear from your inventory.

Its a truly unique game that unfortunately obfuscates a lot of its mechanics. It is also prone to necessary grinding and tedious busywork especially in the second half. It also becomes quite difficult later in the game to the point where I gave up. Which is a shame because I liked the story and environments in the game. But I would say the game is worth $10 even with all its wierdness.

Another game I like is called "grotesque tactics". Its a fairly enjoyable and funny game. Its a little light on actual deep strategy but plays like kings bounty. Its only $10 on steam and there is a sequel I havent played. Additionally, the men of war series, while not quite truly turn based, often plays like a turn based strategy game. I liked the original one best.

#8 Posted by Salarn (465 posts) -
#9 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -
#10 Edited by fox01313 (5088 posts) -

Dungeons of Dredmor on steam is the only one that pops to mind at the moment. Also on steam, the Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes is another worthwhile one on steam.

#11 Posted by BeachThunder (12284 posts) -
#12 Posted by Jaqen_HGhar (946 posts) -

@BeachThunder said:

Fallout.

I heartily echo this. Hell, there are several good ones on GOG.com which are dirt cheap.

#13 Posted by Kidavenger (3602 posts) -

@Kiras_Guardian said:

The last remmant looks interesting thats for sure, but it looks like it got a lot of negative reviews which has some what put me off trying it. Think its worth the plunge?

There is a demo for this game on Steam, I tried it and didn't like it, was expecting a typical Square rpg and it definitely wasn't that, I think the demo starts you in the middle of the game though so it's fairly hard without knowing what you are doing.

King's Bounty was ok; there was a fairly severe difficulty wall about 10 hours in that I never got past.

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#14 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

Old Infinity Engine games are basically turn-based. Check some of those out.

#15 Posted by Kiras_Guardian (5 posts) -

thank you for the suggestions! looking into them now :D

#16 Posted by mosdl (3242 posts) -

Dragon Age: Origins obviously!

#17 Posted by Feanor (1389 posts) -

Download a SNES emulator.

#18 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

There are tons of turn based strategy RPGs on Steam alone. I know you want more recent things, but Fallout is still an excellent place to start, or Jagged Alliance: Back in Action if you want something more recent. Or there's stuff like the Disciples or Kings Bounty series. The Penny Arcade: The Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness trilogy is more of a JRPG styled turn based game. Then there are the roguelikes, such as Dungeons of Dredmor and Hack Slash Loot. And I think Legend of Grimrock fits in here somewhere.
 
I believe all of these have turn based combat and leveling up characters in common, but the way you experience the overworld and story differs somewhat drastically. 
 
Then you have all the classics on GOG.com, such as Temple of Elemental Evil and more Jagged Alliance games and Infinity engine games.

#19 Edited by Cubical (637 posts) -

I dont remeber anything about this game combat really I played it 12 years ago it looked like a console noobish turn based RPG though.

Oh and the chick is nameed after the software they used to make her prerendered 3d model for some reason like guybrush threepwood or maybe they stole it when they decided to rewrite power animator back in 1999 to 2000 what ever.

http://usa.autodesk.com/maya/

#20 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

@Kiras_Guardian: Dragon Age Origins can be played basically as a turn based game, and is amazing, and the Ultimate Edition on Steam is cheap and has a TON of content. So much worthwhile DLC for that game. Play on the hardest difficulty and keep a balanced party (and go to the mage tower as soon as the world opens up, if you don't just start as a healer yourself), and you'll have a fantastic time.

#21 Posted by Morningstar (2230 posts) -

@Cubical said:

I dont remeber anything about this game combat really it looked like a console noobish turn based RPG though.

I aboslutely loved this back in the day, planning on replaying it soon, but Im worried it might not hold up.

Speaking of Kings Bounty, a new stand alone expansion is coming late summer/early fall called king's bounty warriors of the north. If you can wait that long that is :)

#22 Edited by DeF (4957 posts) -

@Kiras_Guardian said:

The last remmant looks interesting thats for sure, but it looks like it got a lot of negative reviews which has some what put me off trying it. Think its worth the plunge?

the last remnant is on sale right now on gamersgate (you'll get a steam key) for really cheap so you might as well try it out!

#23 Edited by Cubical (637 posts) -

I just put the Septerra core game disc in my wndows XP machine and loaded my game save file of my file server it plays fine and is 100% turn based. that is also why it failed PC and there is no septerra core 2 people do not want console RPGs or dumbdown first person shooters/RTS. they want complex real time combat like baldur's gate in 1999 turn based was stuff PCs did with wizardy/ultima and crap back in the 80's/early 90s

The artwork is pleasing it looks like a japanese version of fallout 1 and 2.

Good luck trying to get it run on windows 7 though unless you have windows 7 ultimate with hardware Windows xp virtualzation. GOG.com version is the only one I think that has a 64 bit patch added by GOG.

http://www.gog.com/gamecard/septerra_core_legacy_of_the_creator

Oh and the music is by that Halo series guy mark whatever so it sounds like fucking halo all the time before there was halo.

this should have been a playstation 1 or 2 game since it does nothing that a PC game should I said the same thing when i played it back in 1999 why is this a PC game? was the first words out of my mouth it would have sold more.

#24 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

@Jaqen_HGhar said:

@BeachThunder said:

Fallout.

I heartily echo this. Hell, there are several good ones on GOG.com which are dirt cheap.

Seriously, just do it. Don't think about it, don't look at the screenshots or the giantbomb Fallout page. Just do it, you'll thank us later.

#25 Posted by Kiras_Guardian (5 posts) -

Wow so much love for fallout!! I think i am gonna get this one and the last rev for 5 pounds from GOG. Where might be the best place to get fallout for one who is paying in GBP? I allready own kings bounty and dragon age origins but never finished them. I played kings bounty on hard but the difficulty spiked way to much about half way in and so i left it there. Dragon age i dont know why i didnt finish, i was playing on hard and got through to the tomb for morrigan (dont want to spoil anything but i am sure people have got that far knows about what that means).

Maybee i should revist the dragon age origins and kings bounty and give them another go also.

Thanks for the help guys, wasnt anticipating so many responses as i am new to this website!

Kira

#26 Posted by gla55jAw (2693 posts) -

Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition and 2 are on sale on Amazon for $9.99 right now.

#27 Posted by BeachThunder (12284 posts) -

@Morningstar said:

@Cubical said:

I dont remeber anything about this game combat really it looked like a console noobish turn based RPG though.

I aboslutely loved this back in the day, planning on replaying it soon, but Im worried it might not hold up.

Speaking of Kings Bounty, a new stand alone expansion is coming late summer/early fall called king's bounty warriors of the north. If you can wait that long that is :)

I played it for the first time last year and really enjoyed it; I especially liked the really creative premise for the game world, such a breath of fresh air in comparison to the myriad generic fantasy games that are continually churned out. However, some areas get incredibly long-winded; so I recommend either listening to a podcast while going through some of the longer 'dungeons', or using the skip battle cheat.

Unfortunately, the game was just on sale yesterday over at GOG D: however, you can still get it for $6, which is still pretty good anyway.

#28 Posted by awesomeguy4242 (1 posts) -

epic battle fantasy 3!!!

#30 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (5900 posts) -

You can't go wrong with Xcom: Enemy Unknown.

#31 Posted by ShadowMoses900 (190 posts) -

Xcom Enemy Unknown is great, also FF7, FF8, FF9, and I think FFX are on PC too. They may be old but they're still great games, and you can use graphic mods to make them look better.

#33 Posted by peritus (1060 posts) -

I remember liking Disciples 2.

Its old but that doesnt have to be a bad thing. Also, Xcom Enemy Unknown is pretty great. Eador looks interesting, but i havent tried it yet myself.

#35 Posted by believer258 (12088 posts) -

Wow, this is old.

Just in case anyone still wants a good turn-based RPG on the PC, Might and Magic X came out not too long ago and it's a pretty good game.

#36 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5996 posts) -

Is there some reason why this thread has 137,000 views?

#37 Posted by JasonR86 (9762 posts) -

Anachronox!

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