Good PC Turn Based RPG?

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#1 Posted by gogators4life (4654 posts) -

I am looking for a good turn base rpg, similiar to ps2's Final Fantasy 10 or 7. Please don't say Diablo or any hack and slash rpg, I want something similiar to FFX's gameplay. Thanks. :D

#2 Posted by Ein-7919 (3490 posts) -

The only one you're going to find is Septerra Core.

Aside from that, here's a list of other turn-based wRPGs:

 

  • Baldur's Gate 1 and 2
  • Icewind Dale 1 and 2
  • Neverwinter Nights 1 and 2
  • Knights of the Old Republic 1 and 2
  • Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics
  • Disciples 1 and 2 (these two are more like turn-based strategy games with RPG-like elements)

 

#3 Posted by -wildflower- (2854 posts) -

Anachronox is another RPG that is similar to the FF games and it's really quite good but it may be hard to find. Wizardry 8 and The Temple of Elemental Evil aren't similar to the console games you mentioned they're more CRPGs but they are very much turn-based. Wizardry 8 is also very good. Arcanum is another good CRPG that  has turn-based combat.

Fallout 1 & 2 are great and as mentioned they are also TB. Some of the other games listed above have more of a pseudo-turn-based combat model meaning you can pause during combat but most of the action is carried out in realtime.

 

#4 Posted by JP_Russell (12893 posts) -
As mentioned, Septerra Core is about the only turn-based JRPG you'll find on the PC, though The Last Remnant that's coming up is also going to fit that bill.
#5 Posted by murekkep (682 posts) -
Silent Storm.
#6 Posted by Begemott (808 posts) -
Nobody said King Bounty: The Legend?
#7 Posted by JP_Russell (12893 posts) -

Silent Storm.murekkep

That's a TBS, not a turn-based RPG.

Nobody said King Bounty: The Legend?Begemott

Gators wants an RPG like Final Fantasy, AKA a JRPG. King's Bounty isn't one.

#8 Posted by Jinroh_basic (6413 posts) -

turn based rpg is pretty much a console specialty, becoz the best titles out there are invariably jrps. you can ( and definitely should ) get a ps2 if you're looking to play the best turn based rpgs of the decade.

on pc, you have a small number of turn based rpg/strategy hybrids, for instance Silent Storm, Jagged Alliance series, and the recently released King's Bounty. they are nothing like Final Fantasy tho.

#9 Posted by aliblabla2007 (16756 posts) -

Septerra Core

Ein-7919

This is pretty much the only TBJRPG on the PC that I know of, besides the FF ports.

#10 Posted by Jinroh_basic (6413 posts) -
oh shoot, how can i forget? the old Fallout games are turn-based rpgs. Wizardy 8 is another title that comes to mind. these are all great games -- but again, nothing like Final Fantasy.
#11 Posted by Begemott (808 posts) -
i thought he meant the FF hexed combat system? I dont know FF series, so dont get angry if i got that wrong. But yea, KD:tL has hexed combat.
#12 Posted by Jinroh_basic (6413 posts) -

well, FF rpgs don't have hexed combat system of any sort. in fact, up until FFX, player characters are all immobile -- but of coz that doesn't stop them from becoming the best games of the era. :)

#13 Posted by Begemott (808 posts) -

well, FF rpgs don't have hexed combat system of any sort. in fact, up until FFX, player characters are all immobile -- but of coz that doesn't stop them from becoming the best games of the era. :)

 

Jinroh_basic

Hmm, as I read your quote I was thinking "I could of swore I saw a hexed combat in FF game". After googling some flashbacks, I remebered that the FF Tactics Advane for Gameboy was hexed combat. So yea.. its all clear now :P

#14 Posted by jephph (1 posts) -
Grandia 2 is a good Turn-based RPG for the PC.
#15 Posted by zerosaber456 (1350 posts) -
Anachronox. `Nuff said
#16 Posted by Hellboard (2429 posts) -
fallout 2 best rpg ever.. now final fantasy? try some console games!
#17 Posted by KiroLM (48 posts) -
If you're willing to put up with Fan-made translation patches, there is a franchise called Legend of Heroes which, from what I can muster, seems to be fairly popular in Japan. I'm sure Wikipedia could be far more enlightening than I.
#18 Posted by dofreeman (11 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jinroh_basic"]

well, FF rpgs don't have hexed combat system of any sort. in fact, up until FFX, player characters are all immobile -- but of coz that doesn't stop them from becoming the best games of the era. :)

Begemott

Hmm, as I read your quote I was thinking "I could of swore I saw a hexed combat in FF game". After googling some flashbacks, I remebered that the FF Tactics Advane for Gameboy was hexed combat. So yea.. its all clear now :P

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#19 Posted by Gamerz1569 (2087 posts) -

Fallout 1&2

Baldurs Gate series

Icewind Dale series

KOTOR (modified turn based)

Practically any old school rpg made my Black Isle Studios

EDIT: Another thread revive?

#20 Posted by adamosmaki (9451 posts) -
Nobody said King Bounty: The Legend?Begemott
i second. Not only is a great turn based RPG but is one of the best games this gen overall. Just be prepared to spend limitless hours of gaming with it
#21 Posted by shred (268 posts) -

So far, I'm finding The Last Remnant fairly enjoyable. It's another good turned-based RPG from Square/Enix. Make sure to grab the PC version. ;)

#22 Posted by Tanelon (16 posts) -

Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

#23 Posted by k0r3aN_pR1d3 (2148 posts) -

It's more of an MMO, but there is Atlantica Online on IJJI which features turn based combat. Pretty intriguing if you ask me.

#24 Posted by Ein-7919 (3490 posts) -

Guys, please stop replying to this thread. If Gogators hasn't found what he was looking for in the eight months since he started this thread, then he/she has probably given up. If you want to talk about turn-based, JRPG-style PC games, you should probably start a new thread. Continually bumping a thread that was made in 2008 is generally not a good thing to do.

#25 Posted by Oshere (1 posts) -
or run an emulator for snes and play a whole world on tbRPG my favorite is 7th saga
#26 Posted by LFvictor (19 posts) -

Guys, please stop replying to this thread. If Gogators hasn't found what he was looking for in the eight months since he started this thread, then he/she has probably given up. If you want to talk about turn-based, JRPG-style PC games, you should probably start a new thread. Continually bumping a thread that was made in 2008 is generally not a good thing to do.

Ein-7919

lol why we simple cant conntinue here you want that we make another that if this are used you wat that this here become a virtual trash??

#27 Posted by Cynikal17 (12 posts) -

I`m surprised no one has mentioned the Heroes of Might & Magic series yet. Heroes V was a good turn-based RPG (a bit difficult, patch fixed that though) and it has a couple of expansions out now.

I`m not sure if Knights of the Old Republic would count, it did have some tactical elements to it though, the way you have to manage the members of your party and all and it was certainly turn-based.

#28 Posted by rh_thorantis (1 posts) -

i know im replying to a old deal here but some one did forget to put in Breth of fire 4 did come out on pc and i do have it plays good and the grafx isent too bad