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Bad North is a stylised strategy fighting game. You control an army defending an island and must train and develop your forces efficiently. The simple visuals and knife-edge Viking combat along with the jeopardy of losing precious troops make this a lot of fun.
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Release Date: 31/10/2018, updated in 2018
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Genres: Fighting, Strategy (Action, Puzzle and Simulation)
Accessibility: 21 features
Components: 2D Overhead, Blocks and Grid
Developer: Raw Fury (@RawFury)
Costs: Purchase cost, In-Game Purchases and In-Game Pass
Here are our hand-picked short list of similar games; the perfect thing to play next if you enjoyed Bad North. We don't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Bad North.
Release Date: 21/07/2023
Out Now: Switch
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person and Day and Night
Pikmin 4 is an action strategy game where you direct tiny, plant-like creatures to clean up the world and collect treasure. Different coloured Pikmins have different abilities, with several new types in this fourth game. The challenge is using the right...
Release Date: 30/08/2022
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made
Tinykin is a puzzle game where you play Milo. You have landed on Earth in 1991 but are tiny. To survive you catch hundreds of mysterious Tinykin who can use their powers to create ladders, bridges and explosions to help you find a way home.
Release Date: Coming soon
Coming Soon: PC
Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon, Day and Night, Grid and Hand-Made
Trackline Express is a strategy game where you build and resource a train on an adventure through an unforgiving desert. Play involves running around to gather scarce materials to create the resource you need - coal, ore and wood for starters. It...
Release Date: 27/02/2018, updated in 2020
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Stadia, Switch and iOS
Components: 2D Overhead, Grid, Hand-Made and Pixels
Into the Breach is a fantasy turn-based battle. It's set in a future where humanity fights an army of giant monsters. You control mechs equipped with a variety of weapons and armour in carefully coordinated actions played out on super-small tile-based...
Release Date: 23/10/2020
Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Components: 2D Overhead and Grid
Transformers: Battlegrounds is a strategy game that's accessible for a range of abilities. It offers a robot-themed XCOM-style game for younger players.
Release Date: 29/10/2020
Out Now: Android, Switch and iOS
Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon
Barbearian is a hectic action game where you fight through three-level missions by hacking and slashing hundreds of tiny enemies, collecting cash and rescuing minions to add to your army. It's a role-play game you can take on in bite-sized portions each...
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Release Date: 21/10/2015
Out Now: Amazon Fire, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On, Day and Night and Pixels
Kingdom is a retro-look strategy game where you must defend your town from the nightly attack of zombies as you develop your technology and civilisation day by day. But unlike other tower-defence games – where you set up defences and fend off waves of...
Release Date: 21/03/2018, updated in 2020
Out Now: Android, PC, PS Vita, PS4, PSP, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Components: 3D First-Person, 3D Third-Person, Grid, Hand-Made and Weather
Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a turn-based strategy game where you take command of a squad of soldiers and use your wits and tactics to plan and lead them to battle. You play as Commander Claude Wallace and the soldiers of Squad E and experience a gripping...
Release Date: 14/08/2020, updated in 2022
Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch
Components: 2D Overhead, Grid, Open World and Pixels
Factorio is a construction strategy game where you crash-land on an alien planet and must harvest resources to create industry to build a rocket to escape (or fall in love with running your factory and stay on longer).
Release Date: 13/08/2019, updated in 2020
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS
Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On, Cards and Dice
Dicey Dungeons is a video game adventure where you build a deck of cards to represent characters, attacks and weapons. Here the novelty is that these cards combine with dice rolls to determine who wins battles.
Release Date: 14/01/2014, updated in 2016
Out Now: Amazon Fire, Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
The Banner Saga is a beautiful fantasy adventure where your strategic choices directly affect your personal story and the world around you. You play as two characters, each with their own related story.
Release Date: 22/10/2020
Out Now: PC, Switch and Xbox One
Components: 2D Overhead and Hand-Made
Disc Room is an action survival game set in a sprawling intergalactic slaughterhouse. You are a scientist from the future exploring the facility and must get through each room that is filled with sharp discs by running and dodging. You have special...
Release Date: 01/04/2019, updated in 2022
Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person
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Release Date: 10/11/2020
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World
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Release Date: 19/03/2021, updated in 2023
Out Now: Apple TV, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Components: 2D Overhead, Hand-Made and Open World
Cozy Grove is a life simulation where you camp on a hand-drawn island. You play a scout and explore the ever-changing island's forest to find secrets and help the local ghosts. Like Animal Crossing, it has a children's storybook look but is a...
Release Date: 10/06/2013, updated in 2019
Out Now: Switch, Web and iOS
Components: Open World and Text
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Release Date: 17/09/2019
Out Now: Apple TV, Mac and iOS
Components: 2D Overhead and Open World
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Release Date: 11/08/2016
Out Now: Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS
Components: 2D Side-On, Hand-Made and Text
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Release Date: 26/10/2001, updated in 2009
Out Now: GameCube, Wii and Wii U
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Release Date: 19/05/2015, updated in 2020
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Components: 2D Side-On, Dice, Open World and Pixels
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Release Date: 01/02/2019
Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon and Grid
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Release Date: 23/08/2013, updated in 2021
Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Hand-Made
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Release Date: 24/01/2008, updated in 2018
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PSP, Switch and Wii U
Components: 2D Overhead
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Release Date: 24/09/2021
Out Now: Android, PC and iOS
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Release Date: 21/08/2020
Out Now: Mac and PC
Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World
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Release Date: 13/03/2015
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS
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Release Date: 29/09/2015, updated in 2018
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These are games of a similar genre mix to Bad North. This includes games from the Puzzle, Fighting, Action, Strategy and Simulation genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
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