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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.

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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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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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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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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Songs of Conquest
Songs of Conquest

Strategy March 2022

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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Age of Civilizations II
Age of Civilizations 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 Civilizations II, the players take control of one of the eponymous civilizations and lead it to world domination.

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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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Order of Battle: Allies Resurgent
Order of Battle: Allies Resurgent

Strategy 07 October 2021

The sixteenth DLC for the turn-based strategy game Order of Battle: World War II, and at the same time the second part of the trilogy of add-ons focused on Allies. Order of Battle: Allies Resurgent gives us 12 expanded scenarios and 11 new units.

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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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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: Brave New World
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World

Strategy 09 July 2013

The second expansion pack (after Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings) for Sid Meier's Civilization V - a bestselling strategy game. Created by Firaxis Games, the expansion enriches the core game with 9 playable civilizations, 8 new wonders, a complex system of ideology, an ability to advance culture, as well as with new political systems and technologies. Furthermore, Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World offers two additional scenarios. These allow the player to participate in the American Civil War - depending on their choice, it is possible to play as the Union or the Confederate States. Also, the player is given an opportunity to conquer various territories located in Africa.

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Panzer Corps 2
Panzer Corps 2

Strategy 19 March 2020

Panzer Corps 2 is a turn-based strategy game set in the World War II period, developed by Flashback Games and a sequel to the series' first installment that was created in cooperation with The Lordz Games Studio in 2011. In terms of gameplay, Panzer Corps 2 is, like its predecessor, a homage to classic strategy games. We take part in various scenarios where we control different military units from the Second World War era, each of them having their parameters described meticulously. Combat is turn-based. Our tactics and the way we arranged our forces on the battlefield are the key elements that will lead us to victory. The biggest change and novelty implemented in the game is the technology. Panzer Corps 2 uses Unreal Engine 4 which allowed the creation of a highly detailed 3D environment with hundreds of units rendered at the same time.

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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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Football Manager 2019
Football Manager 2019

Sports 02 November 2018

The next edition of the Football Manager series, developed by the British studio Sports Interactive with the support of the publisher, SEGA.

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Disciples III: Resurrection
Disciples III: Resurrection

Strategy 03 December 2010

Standalone expansion to the third part of the popular Disciples series, resurrected in 2009 by Kalypso Media. In the game we can stand at the head of the Undead Horde, which we could control in the earlier installments of the series. The story was created by Ekaterina Stadnikova, a writer who has been writing stories set in the series' universe for years. The axis of events is revenge, which the undead want to do for the humiliation suffered by the elven deity Gallean from their mistress - the goddess of death Mortis.

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Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector
Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector

Strategy 22 July 2021

Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is a turn-based strategy game using the well-known universe of Warhammer 40,000. The game allows you to explore the events that took place after the famous Devastation of Baal. The game was developed by Black Lab Games.

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Talisman: Digital Edition
Talisman: Digital Edition

Party 25 February 2014

A strategy game designed mainly for multiplayer play, constituting a computer adaptation of the cult board game Talisman: Revised Fourth Edition. The production and release of Talisman: Digital Edition was handled by the British studio Nomad Games in cooperation with Games Workshop. The action of the game is set in a fantasy reality, and the plot axis is to search for the artifact Crown of Command, whose owner can defeat any enemy and become the ruler of the world. The mechanics of the game is a faithful copy of the board game rules. Players have at their disposal 14 playable heroes, each of whom has different skills and weapons. The game takes place in rounds in which the participants make their moves one by one.

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Might & Magic: Heroes VII - Trial by Fire
Might & Magic: Heroes VII - Trial by Fire

Strategy 04 August 2016

A standalone expansion for the 2015 turn-based strategy game Might & Magic: Heroes VII by Limbic Entertainment. The story takes place five years after the events of the core game, which resulted in Ivan Griffin becoming the first emperor of the Holy Griffin Empire. However, the peace doesn't last long and soon the Empire clashes with the neighboring Dwarven kingdom of Grimheim. Might & Magic: Heroes VII – Trial by Fire is focused on attempts of averting an armed conflict which could prove disastrous for both sides. The mechanics of the expansion remain virtually the same as the core game's, but its contents have been expanded. The expansion features two new campaigns, as well as bonus scenarios written by Terry B. Ray, the writer of Heroes of Might and Magic IV. Moreover, Trial by Fire also introduces six new Skirmish maps and the Fortress faction with its characteristic units and Rune Magic.

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CountryBalls Heroes
CountryBalls Heroes

Strategy December 2021

A humorous turn-based strategy in HoMM style based on the popular memes with Polandball. In CountryBalls Heroes we lead to a battle of balls parodying states and famous politicians. In the battles we use the support of unusual units and power from internet memes.

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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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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall
Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall

Strategy 08 February 2018

An expansion for the sixth installment of the legendary strategy game series Sid Meier's Civilization, in which you lead your empire through thousands of years.

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