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The best abandonware strategy games

Games based on strategy allow for reasoning and planning of one’s moves and actions. The gameplay may be based on player’s turns (Turn-based Strategy) or it may be in real time (Real-Time Strategy, RTS). These games focus on strategy and tactics rather than action, sometimes with the addition of financial or logistic features.



# top 20 strategy games year rating
01 Civilization 2 1996
4.67
02 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings 1999
4.60
03 X-COM: Ufo defense (a.k.a. Ufo: Enemy unknown) 1994
4.49
04 Age of Wonders 1999
4.38
05 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares 1996
4.36
06 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1996
4.33
07 Conquest of the New World (deluxe edition) 1996
4.32
08 Civilization 1991
4.31
09 Warcraft: Orcs and Humans 1994
4.31
10 Warcraft 2: Tides of darkness 1995
4.29
11 Age of Empires 1 1997
4.28
12 Panzer General 1 1994
4.26
13 Ascendancy 1995
4.23
14 Nuclear war 1989
4.20
15 Populous 1 1989
4.19
16 Master of magic 1994
4.18
17 Romance of the three kingdoms 2 1990
4.16
18 Syndicate 1993
4.14
19 Dune II: The building of a dynasty 1992
4.13
20 Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia 1999
4.13
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