29 Games Like Wasteland 2

Games Like Wasteland 2 Our compilation of games like Wasteland 2 features other role playing adventures that rely on deep turn based gameplay for their combat mechanics.

Set in a unique alternate timeline where nuclear holocaust has destroyed the world in the late 90s. The game now explores what is left 15 years later as players join the Rangers and design their own squad of fighters to take on the deadly Wasteland. With many different strategies to pursue and over 80 hours of gameplay the game has been marked as an engrossing one. Like many RPGs before it the game thrives on player choice both in how you combat enemies and advance through the game world.

Gameplay in Wasteland 2 uses a semi-overhead perspective which players use to control their party of custom adventurers. This group can include four carefully designed characters and then paired with 3 NPCs from within the game world to allow a party size of up to 7 for plenty of combat depth. With each character you add bringing new personality, motivations and talents to the team the role playing elements in Wasteland 2 are some of the most impressive in the space.

This collection of games like Wasteland 2 aims to provide more experiences in the turn based genre that rival that of Wasteland 2. In these games (for various platforms) you’ll get to build your own team of characters, explore large game areas, solve quests in multiple ways and enjoy tactical turn based combat.
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RAM Pressure

Taking a XCOM inspired setting into the free to play realm is RAM Pressure an in development title that seeks to offer alien tactical combat to the masses. Building on a foundation of strategy titles that have come before it RAM Pressure is an ambitious strategy title that has already made some progress towards it’s eventual goal to rival the likes of XCOM. The end game for RAM Pressure also includes a vision of both vast single player and multiplayer options. One obvious similarity right ...[Read Review]

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Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

Relive the feeling of the original Fallout games but in a fantasy setting with Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura. Not only does the game have an extremely obscure name its development team contained some of the brains that created Fallout. In the game players will have the opportunity to explore the fantasy world of Arcanum which is going through its own industrial revolution, creating a void between technology and magic. Many of the worlds inhabitants are accepting technology for its ef...[Read Review]

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Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn

Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn is a sequel that is closely tied to the events of the original Baldur’s Gate with similar gameplay mechanics also present. Like the original, the game was given a rebirth through an Enhanced Edition (released in 2013). The game takes players south of your original adventure in the land of Amn, a small country that is known for its merchants. Much of the game focuses around the capital city of Athkatla which is home to a number of guilds, councils and organisation...[Read Review]

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Underrail

Underrail is set deep within a post-apocalyptic setting, relying on turn based isometric gameplay the depth is second to none. It’s a homage to many games of yesteryear and ideal for those seeking a nostalgic trip into a wasteland environment. Coming out of a 3 year Early Access status the game takes place far into Earth’s future where the planet has become uninhabitable. Human settlements are few and far between with the majority finding shelter within the metro network where confli...[Read Review]

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Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age: Origins is the first game in the Dragon Age series and is available on Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game is played with a third-person aspect and takes place in a fictional fantasy game world. In Dragon Age: Origins players take control of their own mage, warrior or rogue and explore the kingdom of Ferelden. Players can choose to have a human, dwarven or elven background giving you some customisation as you mix and match your options. This customisation is extended visual...[Read Review]

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Shadowrun: Dragonfall

Shadowrun: Dragonfall started its life as an expansion pack but was eventually reworked into a complete standalone game through a number of improvements. It’s distinct mixture of magic, cyberpunk, tactical combat and RPG elements have made the game a staple for strategy fans that crave unique adventures and deep compelling gameplay. Set in the year 2054 in Germany the setting for your adventure involves a world full of unchecked technological advancements that have made the lines of organic and ...[Read Review]

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Jagged Alliance 2

Jagged Alliance 2 is one of the older tactical role playing games launching back in 1999. Set in a small fictional country the sheer amount of choices combined with randomised components guarantees more than a single playthrough. Your adventure will take you across Arulco, a small location ruled by a ruthless dictator. As you might expect your role in this story is to topple the dictator once and for all with the help of the local citizens and militia. The tools at your disposal in this fight ar...[Read Review]

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The Age of Decadence

The Age of Decadence takes a different path in the turn based isometric genre with a post-apocalyptic Roman like setting that has been rarely explored by this video game genre. Drawing inspiration from the likes of the classic Fallout games but throwing a touch of light magic into the mix you’ll find a familiar skill based characters that open up multiple paths for decisions, dialogue and questing. Players explore a game world ravaged by an ancient war where dark magical powers destroyed a...[Read Review]

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Invisible, Inc.

Use your abilities of sneak in Invisible, Inc. a stealth based tactical game Developed by Klei Entertainment who also brought Don’t Starve to the world the game features similar roguelike elements. Invisible, Inc. explores the year 2074 with a setting where large corporations have done away with the government and put themselves in charge. Invisible, Inc. supports these companies by offering infiltration and intelligence services through field agents and a powerful AI called Incognita. In ...[Read Review]

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Silent Storm

Silent Storm is a classic tactical RPG released in 2003, following the events of World War II within Europe the game also incorporates some fictionalised and science fiction elements. In addition to the original game an expansion called Sentinels was released a year later and bundled together in the Silent Storm Gold edition. Set deep within World War II and pulling in elements of an alternate timeline Silent Storm follows the THO (Thor’s Hammer Organization) as they seek to use their Euro...[Read Review]

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Baldur’s Gate

Baldur’s Gate takes place in a fantasy setting and is one of the many role playing games developed by BioWare. Released back in 1998 the game saw new life in 2012 when an Enhanced Edition of the game was released. In the game players will explore a world of cities, ruins, forests, mountains and dungeons. Along the way you’ll discover the past of your own character while also investigating the origins of a sinister plot. This story is mostly told through the use of journals and dialogue but the h...[Read Review]

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Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition continues the legacy of the Dragon Age franchise with a breathtaking game world full of locations, romance, activities and plenty of combat. Available on the new generation of consoles (Xbox One and PS4) along with the old it’s available to a large range of gamers. With the third game offering a vast range of improvements over the second game in the franchise, the Dragon Age series is back to the level of quality it is capable of achieving and places it firmly atop ...[Read Review]

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Divinity: Original Sin

Divinity: Original Sin offers solo and co-operative gameplay that blends fantasy, strategy and role playing together. With a living and breathing game world you can make a name for yourself and direct the course of this adventure one turn at a time. Set in a game world filled with fantasy players will assume the role of two source hunters who belong to a powerful organisation bent on removing the dangerous source magic from said world. In single player you’ll control both of these protagon...[Read Review]

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Broken Lines

Stepping into a World War II inspired setting while offering tactical gameplay and soldier management Broken Lines explores the terrors and impact of war on the lives of individual soldiers. With your 8 soldiers trapped behind enemy lines after a plane crash you’ll have to be strategic and make tough decisions as you slowly crawl your way to extraction and safety. Along the way to this game ending you’ll be leveraging World War II equipment across the Nazi like countryside with a dar...[Read Review]

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Dungeon Siege

Dungeon Siege is the first game in the popular series of role playing games with a high fantasy setting of swords and magic while giving players the opportunity to develop their own party of adventurers. Released in 2002 with an expansion pack for the game titled Legends of Aranna released a year later offers a combined 40 odd hours of party role play. Dungeon Siege is set on the continent of Aranna and has players assuming the role of a simple farmer though in a typical storyline will be a powe...[Read Review]

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Shadowrun: Hong Kong

The third instalment in the science fiction tactical genre of Shadowrun is Shadowrun: Hong Kong. Offering the same high quality experience as those before it the game is packed full of features thanks to it’s hugely successful Kickstarter campaign to develop these additional features. This list of extras includes new art, better UI, improved music and many other touch ups that have been long requested by followers of the franchise, Set in the year 2056 this futuristic adventure is set in t...[Read Review]

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Dead State

Dead State combines the growing demand for zombie themed video games with classic turn based RPGs to deliver a lengthy zombie themed adventure. Set soon after the zombie apocalypse begins you’ll command your group of survivors in the fictional Texas town as you scavenge and explore while maintaining control over your home base, an abandoned school. Given the large range of mechanics that Dead State employs it’s very easy for players to have entirely different experiences. This is mostly due to t...[Read Review]

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Avernum: Escape from the Pit

Crawl around the dark dungeons of Avernum: Escape from the Pit as you explore a game that focuses on story elements while also delivering a tough classic RPG. Explore the world in real time while engaging in tactical turn based combat. Avernum: Escape from the Pit uses the same setting as previous Avernum games but is still welcoming to first timers. The key area you’ll explore is the subterranean zone ruled over by the Empire, a powerful government regime. Speak out against the Empire and...[Read Review]

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Dungeon Siege II

Dungeon Siege II continues the series and offers plenty of improvements over the original Dungeon Siege game while also continuing the story. The game revolves around the war against Valdis with players originally fighting for the evil Valdis as a mercenary. The player is ordered to take over a temple in his name which serves as a tutorial to introduce the player to the game. After they capture the temple players are attacked by Valdis who refuses to pay you for your services and are knocked unc...[Read Review]

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Expeditions: Conquistador

Expeditions: Conquistador is a historical turn based strategy experience with a focus on tactical role playing gameplay. The game packs in a huge amount of strategic depth and was released in 2013 for Windows and Mac. In the game you’ll be playing as an expedition leader as you cross South America. The areas that you will explore are all based on their real locations which adds an amazing sense of realism into the game. Expeditions: Conquistador is set in the 1500s so the weapons, resources and ...[Read Review]

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Xenonauts

Xenonauts draws heavily on the science fiction universe of the original X-COM to create a very familiar turn based tactical adventure. The game isn’t just a clone though with many improvements that allow it to stand own feet and not lean too heavily on the reputation of X-COM. The game is set in an alternate Earth timeline where an alien invasion of Earth takes place in 1979, leaving the human race severely outgunned. Your role in these troubling times is to lead the organisation known as Xenona...[Read Review]

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Divine Divinity

Divine Divinity takes place in a fantasy world and offers a single player RPG experience. The game promises an impressive story based experience for players to follow. The setting for the game is a dark fantasy world and has players getting caught in the middle of a battle between good and evil. Your journey will take you to all corners of the game world in a story and exploration driven campaign with plenty of combat and character growth along the way. Divine Divinity is played from a top down ...[Read Review]

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Beyond Divinity

Beyond Divinity is part of the Divine Divinity series and features similar gameplay to the core role playing games in that series. The game is set approximately two decades after the original Divine Divinity and takes place in an alternate universe to the main series. Players step into the shoes of a paladin that loves nothing more than dispatching necromancers and other evil foes. During one such battle players are pulled into another universe and soul linked to a death knight, one of his most ...[Read Review]

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7.3 User Avg (11 votes)
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Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel

Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel takes place in the apocalyptic setting that the Fallout universe is known for and opts for a tactical RPG approach ensuring plenty of strategy, customisation and story to be enjoyed. Following a fresh squad in the Brotherhood of Steel faction you’ll accept mission after mission in the wasteland as you help inhabitants and find yourself in the middle of a desperate and seemingly endless war. Similar to other additions to the Fallout universe players can...[Read Review]

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7.2 User Avg (13 votes)
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Templar Battleforce

Step into the future and into the gear of a Templar with Templar Battleforce, a tactical strategy combat game with deep RPG elements for mobile and PC. Templar Battleforce puts you in command of your very own Templar specialists as you deploy them into battles against all odds, allowing them to grow from recruits to battle hardened veterans. The key to any Templar is their Leviathan mech which is heavily customisable and the only defence against the onslaught of Xenos and rogue humans. Templar B...[Read Review]

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7 User Avg (16 votes)
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Dragon Age II

Dragon Age II is the second game in the hit Dragon Age series developed by BioWare and continues the fantasy adventure with a number of new features. The game was released in 2011 and is available across the big platforms including Mac, Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. While Dragon Age II is tied with the original game the stories are distant enough that players won’t have to play the original for the full experience but it is definitely recommended. In Dragon Age II you will play as Hawke w...[Read Review]

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Breach & Clear

Originally released for mobile titles and subsequently brought to the PC and PS Vita realms Breach & Clear is a tactical title that lets players create their own squad and see them through a number of tactical missions. The majority of these missions as the game title suggests involved players breaching into buildings with enemies inside and clearing them room by room. Breach & Clear also lets you approach from multiple angles if you so wish as a tactical play. From the very first level ...[Read Review]

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6 User Avg (16 votes)
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Legend of Grimrock

Legend of Grimrock takes inspiration from the games of old and brings them into the modern day with a grid based dungeon crawler. The game is very impressive and even more so when you learn that it was developed by just a four person indie team. The plot in the game is a simple one but provides enough background to your adventure and slowly becomes more complex and intriguing as you continue through the game. You’ll play the role of a four prison party that is set to MountGrimrock for your crime...[Read Review]

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Dungeon Siege III

Dungeon Siege III continues the Dungeon Siege journey and also brings the series onto consoles. The game was released in June 2011 for Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game world in this third game is the same as previous games so fans of the series will welcome the return to the Kingdom of Ehb. The world has changed a lot though as the game takes place over a century after the very first game Players join the story after the fall of the Legion who had been able to maintain peace and ord...[Read Review]

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