Fans of Fire Emblem: Three Houses will enjoy these excellent games, which range from Octopath Traveler to Persona 5.
Player characters in Fire Emblem: Three Houses are mercenaries who become professors at an officer’s academy in the game. They have to pick one of the three student houses that represent Fódlan to support.
Turn-based battles, character classes, and a “traditional” mode in which characters that die in battle are permanently removed from the game are all present. Fans of Fire Emblem and those who are new to the series agree that Three Houses is a smashing success, praising the plot, the art style, and the cast of characters. Have you already completed the game and are eagerly anticipating the upcoming DLC? Here are a few other titles that you’re likely to enjoy.
Geoffrey Martin made the following update on February 23rd, 2022: Fans of strategy and tactics games have a lot to choose from in both the AAA and indie realms, as well as the rest of the spectrum. Playing Fire Emblem means you’re immersed in a world of rich storylines and memorable characters. There is a wide variety of strategy and tactics games, ranging from sci-fi to fantasy to even horror, in a variety of themes and styles. This type of RPG has a lot to explore because it is built around tactics and strategy. The more you get into them, the more you gain out of the experiences as a whole, even if they initially feel overwhelming.
17 Black Legend
There’s no better option than Black Legend for a tactical strategy game with a healthy dose of mystical dread. Your band of outcasts must work to stop a diabolical and frightening Mephisto-inspired organization in Black Legend. Black Legend is a period piece set in the 17th century that incorporates elements of the medieval period with a strong horror element.
Everywhere you look in the medieval city of Grant, you’ll find some type of abomination. The cult’s grip on the city and its residents must be broken by you and your mercenaries. You’ll fight in fights that combine classic fighting, magic, and alchemy in a unique way.
16 Fae Tactics
You may want to consider Fae Tactics if you’re looking for a humorous, anime-style tactical strategy game. In Fae Tactics, the gameplay is reminiscent of old-school strategy games such as Disgaea or Final Fantasy Tactics. You’ll play as Peony, a magical girl, as she and her friends go from area to area, casting spells, and killing hordes of enemies in Fae Tactics.
In Fae Tactics, you and your squad must maneuver across a stage with a variety of tiles to hop between as you try to win the game. Of course, the combat is turn-based, but it moves at a faster pace than in other genre titles. Fae Tactics is an RPG that will keep you entertained for hours at a time.
15 Empire Of Sin
For fans of the Fire Emblem series, a Prohibition-era gangster game set in Chicago may have to appear like a natural decision. This mafia strategy game has all the essential components to delight lovers of the genre despite not being developed in Japan or having any anime inspirations at all.
Ten neighborhoods must be conquered by players in order to construct their own empires. Turn-based gameplay, like Fire Emblem, allows players to outsmart their opponents on the battlefield. The availability of the game on Xbox Game Pass makes it a great opportunity for strategy aficionados to try it out at a time when they’re looking for a change of pace and environment.
14 Octopath Traveler
The Switch’s Octopath Traveler is a role-playing game with a turn-based system. Osterra is a land that is divided into eight distinct regions, each with its own unique set of challenges and mysteries to be solved. Octopath Traveler has a comparable freedom of choice as Three Houses.
You have the option of focusing on the story of one of the eight characters. Later in the game, they can invite the other characters to join them, but they can also play the game on their own.
13 Vandal Hearts
As a strategic RPG and JRPG enthusiast, Vandal Hearts is one of the best-known titles in the genre. However, it doesn’t have a gameplay that’s as sophisticated as Fire Emblem or the other titles on this list.
The tale, characters, and excellent writing more than make up for the lack of intricacy. Vandal Hearts is a fantastic fit for a Fire Emblem lover because it was developed by the same studio that created the Suikoden series.
12 XCOM 2
Fans of Fire Emblem will enjoy the XCOM series, one of the most influential turn-based strategy games ever created, despite the fact that it was developed in the West. It’s important for a game to make players care for their characters, and that’s one way to do it.
There is a genuine sense of sorrow when a character dies on the battlefield in XCOM, just like in Fire Emblem. XCOM 2 and its DLC War of the Chosen are some of the best examples of Western-style video games in terms of depth and modern concepts.
11 Divinity: Original Sin 2
In terms of RPGs, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is widely considered to be one of the best. It delivers a level of player agency that can only be matched by classic CRPGs like the Baldur’s Gate series in terms of impact on the universe.
On its own, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a no-brainer, but fans of Fire Emblem will like the game’s turn-based fighting system. Real strategy can be found in the gameplay, with everything from the environment to high ground contributing to successful combat scenarios.
10 Rune Factory 4
While on their journey to offer a gift to the “god” in Selphia, a character suffers from amnesia and loses all of their memories. Mistaken for aristocrats, they find themselves doing odd jobs around town, including exploring a paranormal force that appears to be lurking in the local dungeons.
Similar to Three Houses, players can develop relationships with a variety of people over the course of the game. If they accumulate enough “Love Points,” they may even be able to marry and have a child with one of the acceptable prospects.
9 Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2
In Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker, the 3DS version of the original Devil Survivor, you’ll take on the role of a demon hunter. After a mysterious event, a group of pals, including the quiet protagonist, are transformed into demon summoners. For the sake of Japan, they’ve summoned demons to battle creatures that have penetrated the land.
The protagonist’s thoughts and sentiments are influenced by the player’s decisions in this tactical RPG. Additionally, there are a variety of endings, all based on the player’s actions during the game. Like Three Houses, you’ll adore this one if you like the same things
8 Bravely Default
Bravely Default is a 3DS RPG. Play as Agnès Oblige as she is compelled to awaken four elemental crystals that keep the equilibrium of her world, Luxendarc, in order to progress through the game. Agnès and a small band of companions travel to Luxendarc to restore order after they become corrupted and cause havoc to the realm.
The Job System in Bravely Default is eerily reminiscent of Three Houses’ Class System. Characters can have multiple jobs, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
7 Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark
Cult Nintendo DS RPG Sigil: Blade of Exiled, developed by 6 Eyes Studio, is now available on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Similar to that game, Fell Seal takes its cues from Japanese-made RPG classics like Final Fantasy: Tactics and Tactics Ogre.
Since Fell Seal combines some of the best RPG gameplay and some of the best literature, it feels like the actual successor of Final Fantasy: Tactics has been created. If you’re a Fire Emblem enthusiast, this is the game for you because it’s possible to spend 80 hours or more playing it on any platform, including PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.
6 Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
Originally released on the SNES in 1995, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together has since been re-released on the PSP in 2011. As Denam and Catiua seek to avenge the Dark Knights and rescue their nation, they are joined by a host of other characters in this tactical role-playing game.
When it comes to fighting, the two games are very similar in style. Players assemble a team of characters and engage in grid-based combat with their foes. But in Tactics Ogre, each character’s attack order is determined by their speed.
5 Final Fantasy Tactics
Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions, an upgraded version of the 1997 original, was released for the PSP. Play as Ramza, who is trapped in the between of an ancient evil and an ongoing civil conflict in this role-playing game.
In many ways, Tactics and Three Houses have a lot in common. Turn-based tactical RPG with a Class system akin to Fire Emblem’s Class system. Permadeath is present, as it was in Three Houses’ “traditional” mode.
4 Dynasty Warriors
The inclusion of Dynasty Warriors on this list may surprise some. What are the similarities between the hack-and-slash series and the tactical RPG game? Quite a bit, to be honest. To bring Three Houses to Switch, Koei Tecmo helped write the darker, more mature tale.
In Dynasty Warriors, the third-person view that is activated during combat looks very similar. The two also appear to draw influence from one other.
3 Valkyria Chronicles 4
Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a tactical RPG produced by Sega and is the latest in the series. A team of youthful combatants, led by Commander Claude Wallace and his boyhood pals, is the focus of this sequel, which takes place during the Second Europan War.
War and the young men and women who fight it are at the core of both games’ narratives, which are both painful and inspiring. Each has a strong cast of characters and a captivating plot.
2 Persona 5
Persona 5 is the series’ newest main title. Players take on the role of the protagonist, who is a new transfer student. For him and his classmates, the capacity to summon Persona and become the Phantom Thieves of Hearts is a gift that allows them to infiltrate the corrupt hearts of adults and transform them into better people.
Playing games like Persona 5 and Three Houses involves interacting with the other characters in your party and strengthening your ties with them. There are a number of romantic possibilities in both games.
1 The Banner Saga Trilogy
Three turn-based role-playing games make up the Banner Saga Trilogy. A full caravan of characters is at your command in these games rather than just one character. It is up to the players to lead their people through a deteriorating globe while battling a warlike race that despises humanity.
As in Three Houses, the player’s actions both on and off the battlefield have effects. Similar to Three Houses, players might lose characters permanently if they make the incorrect decision in this game.