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.

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game title year
01 - Civilization 2 (1996)
4.64
02 - Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings (1999)
4.50
03 - X-COM: Ufo defense (a.k.a. Ufo: Enemy unknown) (1994)
4.49
04 - Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.42
05 - Command & Conquer: Red Alert (1996)
4.33
06 - Panzer General (1994)
4.33
07 - Civilization (1991)
4.31
08 - Warcraft: Orcs and Humans (1994)
4.31
09 - Warcraft 2: Tides of darkness (1995)
4.29
10 - Age of Empires (1997)
4.28
11 - Master of magic (1994)
4.25
12 - Centurion: defender of Rome (1990)
4.21
13 - Ascendancy (1995)
4.18
14 - Nuclear war (1989)
4.14
15 - Dune II: The building of a dynasty (1992)
4.13
16 - Romance of the three kingdoms 2 (1990)
4.13
17 - Dune 2000 (1998)
4.08
18 - Syndicate (1993)
4.08
19 - X-COM: Terror from the deep (1995)
4.07
20 - Fantasy general (1996)
4.07

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