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Multiplayer games - hotseat PC

In hot seat mode, as in shared or split-screen, the game is played locally on a single console or computer. Two or more players do not play at the same time, however, but in turns. This form of multiplayer is most common in turn-based strategy games (e.g. Worms, Heroes of Might and Magic), card games, board games, etc.

Might & Magic: Heroes VII
Might & Magic: Heroes VII

Strategy 29 September 2015

The seventh installment of one of the most popular turn-based fantasy strategy series dating back to 1995. It was created by the German studio Limbic Entertainment, whose portfolio includes the previous installment in the Heroes of Might & Magic series and Might & Magic X: Legacy. The story takes us to an empire torn by a civil war, in which young Prince Ivan created the Shadow Council composed of representatives from six different factions. The mechanics of the game are reminiscent of the earliest installments of the series and use a variety of solutions which were not implemented in the sixth part. The previously simplified economic model was improved, and the town screen was restored, together with all the characteristic features of individual factions. The maps are much larger and put greater emphasis on exploration; furthermore, the typical turn-based combat system has been slightly modified. During the battle we can use numerous machines and support units, including catapults, ballistas, and medical tents, and the battle arenas are filled with a larger number of various objects and obstacles.

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Heroes of Might and Magic V
Heroes of Might and Magic V

Strategy 16 May 2006

The fifth installment of the popular fantasy turn-based strategy game series. To freshen up the franchise, the production of the game was entrusted to Nival Interactive, an experienced Russian developer, whose portfolio includes such games as Rages of Mages, Etherlords, Silent Storm, and Blitzkrieg. The game takes place in the land of Ashan and focuses on the war with hosts of demons, who, having killed the king, are ravaging the country. The fate of Ashan lies in the hands of heroes, who confront the forces of evil in order to defend their home factions. The new developer decided not to revolutionize the gameplay and instead focused on the strategic aspects and minor modifications of the game's mechanics; for example, the heroes no longer participate in battles, there are no separate town screens, time limits during combat have been added, and new diplomacy options are available. It is the first game in the series to feature a fully 3D environment.

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Might & Magic: Heroes VI
Might & Magic: Heroes VI

Strategy 13 October 2011

The sixth main entry in one of the most popular turn-based strategy fantasy games, started by the legendary developer New World Computing in 1995. To refresh the series, the development has been entrusted to the team at Black Hole Games, known from highly-rated RTS games Armies of Exigo and Warhammer: Mark of Chaos. The game takes place 400 years before the events depicted in the previous entry and revolves around an intrigue of Angels trying to re-instill a long-forgotten war. The only ones able to stop its outbreak are the members of the House Griffin, who went separate ways a long time ago, all of them now leading their own factions. Gameplay is a classic combination of turn-based strategy with RPG features, supplemented with some new solutions, like the reputation system, lack of separate screens for each town or the option to convert enemy cities into our own type of stronghold. As per new trends, the game offers astounding, three-dimensional visuals and social options.

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Age of History II
Age of History II

Strategy 21 November 2018

The second part of the series of turn-based strategy games, developed by the Polish developer Lukasz Jakowski. In Age of History II, the players take control of one of the eponymous civilizations and lead it to world domination.

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Songs of Conquest
Songs of Conquest

Strategy 2024

Songs of Conquest is a fantasy strategy enriched with RPG elements. The player must both manage the kingdom and lead the team as they explore the game world and perform their tasks. In addition, there are tactical battles and the whole game takes place in the turn-based system.

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Dominions 6: Rise of the Pantokrator
Dominions 6: Rise of the Pantokrator

Strategy 17 January 2024

The sixth installment in a series of turn-based grand strategy games about deities trying to conquer the world. Dominions 6: Rise of the Pantokrator tasks us with managing our lands and battling powerful enemy forces.

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Sid Meier's Civilization VI
Sid Meier's Civilization VI

Strategy 21 October 2016

The sixth installment of the legendary series of turn-based strategy games that allow us to control a selected civilization throughout several thousand years of its history. It was traditionally developed by Firaxis Games led by Sid Meier, the franchise’s creator, himself. Gameplay-wise, Civilization VI combines together the well-proven solutions of its predecessors but also introduces several revolutionary changes. The most important one is the city development. Metropolises can now span across more than one field and consist of four kinds of districts: industrial, scientific, trading, and military. The technology development system was also modified, so that every invention offers an additional mini-quest that provides a useful bonus. Significant changes were also introduced in diplomacy, and the combat mechanics now somewhat mitigate the restrictions introduced by the fifth installment of the series. The game traditionally features an extensive and fully configurable multiplayer mode.

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Heroes of Might & Magic III: HD Edition
Heroes of Might & Magic III: HD Edition

Strategy 29 January 2015

A remastered edition of one of the most well-received installments of the legendary Heroes of Might & Magic series, created for the 15th anniversary of the game's original release and the 20th anniversary of the franchise. It was commissioned by Ubisoft and developed by DotEmu, known e.g. from the remake of the cult platform game Another World. The contents of the HD edition are the same as the base game (no expansions included) and consist of 7 story campaigns (about 50 maps in total), a skirmish mode and a functional editor. Compared to the original, the key changes are the upgraded wide-screen-compatible HD visuals. The graphics are now sharper and more clear-cut, which is the result of reprogramming over 25,000 elements and models. The multiplayer mode has also been upgraded, both in the local “hotseat” mode and the online one. Also, for the first time ever, a version for mobile devices was created.

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The Quarry
The Quarry

Adventure 10 June 2022

A horror cinematic adventure game developed by Supermassive Games studio. In The Quarry we take control over nine summer camp educators, who have to fight for survival, facing up to the degenerate locals.

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Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate

Strategy 14 November 2006

The first official expansion for Heroes of Might and Magic V. The add-on was developed by Russian studio Nival Interactive. The most important new addition in the Hammers of Fate expansion pack is a new race, the dwarves, who actively join the conflict in the world of Ashan. The new race not only adds their legendary combat skills to the gameplay, but a rich set of spells as well. A story campaign consisting of 15 large missions is related to the dwarves. The game also contains 5 single scenarios and 10 multiplayer maps. The list of new features added in Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate is supplemented by previously unavailable locations, buildings, units and artifacts. The game also contains many improvements added due to fan’s demands – for example caravans and random map generator.

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Sid Meier's Civilization V
Sid Meier's Civilization V

Strategy 21 September 2010

An extensive turn-based strategy game that came out as the fifth installment in the Civilization series, a popular franchise created by Sid Meier. Sid Meier's Civilization V was developed by Firaxis Games Studios supported by the publishing company Take Two Interactive. In accordance with the tradition of the series, player becomes the leader of a selected nation and leads it throughout a period of several thousand years. Gameplay mechanics underwent no major changes, and the new solutions (such as implementation of neutral city-states, hexagonal map grid, and the limit of one unit per field) are mostly results of evolution of previously employed ideas. Some visible changes were made to the visuals, which are now powered by a brand new graphic engine.

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Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East

Strategy 12 October 2007

The second official expansion pack for the fifth installment of the Heroes of Might and Magic series. The base game was released during the spring of 2006 and it was developed by the experienced Russian studio Nival Interactive. The expansion adds another episode to the war against demons that takes place in the world of Ashan. Orcs play a decisive role in bringing an end to the conflict. They are a brutal and merciless race of warriors which also uses goblins, cyclopes and powerful flying creatures called Pao Kai. The story of the expansion pack is filled with references to Dark Messiah of Might and Magic. In addition to the set of usual novelties and a story campaign, the developers also prepared 5 new scenarios for single player and 10 multiplayer maps. All units in the game have also received a new, alternative development level.

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Old World
Old World

Strategy 01 July 2021

A turn-based 4X strategy inspired by the Sid Meier's Civilization series, in which we lead an ancient dynasty and try to make the country ruled by it a world powerhouse. The main designer of Old World is Soren Johnson, who also designed Civilization IV.

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Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes

Strategy 22 September 2011

A spin-off of the popular Might & Magic series by Capybara Games, originally released for Nintendo DS, and later also for PC and the eight generation consoles. It is a combination of logic puzzle games and turn-based strategies with significant plot, and visuals-wise it resembles a jRPG. The story was divided into 5 episodes, during which you have to complete quests, explore the world, talk to NPCs, and, of course, fight enemies. The game focuses strongly on creating and managing your team, consisting of e.g. knights, elves, wizards, necromancers, or tamed demons. It allows you to use various strategies and your troops' special abilities in battle. The single player mode is complemented by an online and a local multiplayer mode, in which your team competes against other players' teams.

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Golf With Your Friends
Golf With Your Friends

Sports 19 May 2020

Focused on a 12-person multiplayer mini golf simulator. Golf With Your Friends features simple, intuitive controls and offers several levels. Blacklight Interactive studio is responsible for creating this title.

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Panzer Corps 2: Frontlines - Bulge
Panzer Corps 2: Frontlines - Bulge

Strategy 21 March 2024

An expansion for the turn-based strategy from 2020. Panzer Corps 2: Frontlines - Bulge focuses on the Adrennes Offensive which took place during World War II. It offers a brand new campaign, as well as new unit types, new camouflage options and new cosmetics.

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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

Strategy 24 October 2014

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is a turn-based strategy game released as a spin-off to the Civilization series. The game was produced by Firaxis Games studio, led by Sid Meier. The game is set on the surface of a distant planet, where the player has to build a self-sufficient colony. Gameplay mechanics follows the standards set by Sid Meier's Civilization V. Therefore, the game has you manage resources, develop new technologies, and constantly expand your settlement. The job is made more difficult by the rivaling nations that have their own plans to take over the planet. Apart from competing against AI, Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth offers multiplayer mode for up to 8 players.

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For the King
For the King

RPG 19 April 2018

For the King is an interesting hybrid that blends the elements of JRPGs, roguelikes, and strategy games, developed by the independent studio IronOak Games. The game takes place in a fantasy land engulfed by chaos. Heroes, led by the player, decide to defeat the evil forces. Both the world and the adventures within it are generated procedurally. Each time we start, we will feel as if we were playing a different, new game. Gameplay in For the King focuses on exploration (our party moves in turns through a map divided into hexagonal tiles, traveling not only on foot, but also by boat) and fighting with the encountered enemies. Our victory in battle depends on how, and when, we use our party members' abilities and on how good their equipment is. For the King offers a wide range of game modes, both single player and multiplayer. The game has good looking, colorful, and cartoonish visuals.

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Scramble: Battle of Britain
Scramble: Battle of Britain

Strategy 2024

A turn-based strategy game set during the Battle of Britain. Scramble: Battle of Britain has us decide upon the movements of our planes, then watch them clash against enemy aircraft.

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Disciples III: Reincarnation
Disciples III: Reincarnation

Strategy 14 February 2014

Developed by the Russian company Akella, a refreshed and improved edition of the third installment in the popular turn-based strategy series, Disciples III: Renaissance, enriched with the content of the standalone expansion Resurrection. Players were given 4 story-linked campaigns, each dedicated to a different faction. This gave a total of 27 main missions and over 70 side ones, which according to the developers should provide at least 200 hours of fun. 200 hours.

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Strategic Command WWII: War in the Pacific
Strategic Command WWII: War in the Pacific

Strategy June 2024

A highly complex turn-based strategy, allowing to take part in military actions in the Pacific region during World War 2. Strategic Command WWII: War in the Pacific belongs to a series started in 2002, offering battles taking place on maps with grids of hexagonal fields.

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Old World: Wonders and Dynasties
Old World: Wonders and Dynasties

Strategy 11 January 2024

An expansion to a 2021 turn-based grand strategy game. Old World: Wonders and Dynasties introduces new dynasty leaders, ways to start the game, new wonders, 100 events, 120 historical figures and 21 character traits.

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Empires Shall Fall
Empires Shall Fall

Strategy 19 February 2024

A tactical turn-based strategy clearly inspired by Advance Wars series. Empires Shall Fall is set in a war-torn dieselpunk world. We command one of 2 factions and try to lead it to the ultimate victory. The game offers three story campaigns and hot seat multiplayer modes.

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall
Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Strategy 06 August 2019

A spin-off of the Age of Wonders series that takes us to a science-fiction setting. We take control of a fallen empire and try to raise it from the dark ages of a galaxy to a better future. Age of Wonders: Planetfall lets us play by ourselves or in multiplayer mode.

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