Welcome to my newly created list of top video games about crew management. These games can be about survival, community building, operating ships, and building an army. But the main focus is always managing your crew members.
Crew management / squad management games are now more popular than ever. I don’t know why but im not complaining either. Because games like FTL and RimWorld have been my favorite games for the past years.
So, gather your squad, micro-manage every member, and beat your enemy with your superior team! Quality > quantity after all.
15 games about crew management:
2. FTL: Faster Than Light
3. Battle Brothers
Battle Brothers is actually Mount & Blade with turn-based combat and 2d graphics. If you liked the M&B, you’ll like Battle Brothers too.
You’ll be leading a mercenary company in a medieval fantasy open-world. You’ll decide where to go, whom to hire, whom to fight, and which contracts to take.
Crew management aspect is very interesting too. You’ll be training your men, equip them with gear, lvl up, unlock perks, and fight big battles.
4. Darkest Dungeon
Darkest Dungeon is a hard-core roguelike RPG. You gather your crew and explore the darkest dungeons.
Crew management is an important part of Darkest Dungeon. However, it’s a rogue-like and your crew members can die permanently.
You want to enjoy this game? Don’t get attached to your crew members…
Wartales is the best mercenary RPG ever. If you want to play a realistic medieval game about mercenary life, try Wartales. It’s very hardcore.
In the game, you’ll be leading group of mercenaries. The game starts with group of 4. You can recruit more mercenaries along the way, but the soft limit is around 20.
All companions in Wartales have a unique specialization, skill level, weapon preferences, and personalities. You must micro-manage all party members for creating the ultimate mercenary warband.
8. Mount & Blade
You manage you crew / warband in mass scale. But there are also unique companions, that must be managed directly.
9. This War of Mine
11. Space Haven
12. Bomber Crew
13. Space Crew
Space Crew is a spaceship crew management game very similar to FTL. Space Crew has better 3D graphics, but other aspects are not really better than FTL.
Still, Space Crew is very enjoyable. Star Trek fans should give it a shot.
14. Star Traders: Frontiers
15. Vagrus – The Riven Realms