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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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best strategy games 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)
4.39
05 - Age of Wonders (1999)
4.38
06 - Panzer General (1994)
4.33
07 - Command & Conquer: Red Alert (1996)
4.33
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 (1997)
4.28
12 - Master of magic (1994)
4.27
13 - Ascendancy (1995)
4.23
14 - Romance of the three kingdoms 2 (1990)
4.16
15 - Syndicate (1993)
4.14
16 - Nuclear war (1989)
4.14
17 - Dune II: The building of a dynasty (1992)
4.13
18 - Centurion: defender of Rome (1990)
4.10
19 - Conquest of the New World (deluxe edition) (1996)
4.10
20 - Dune 2000 (1998)
4.08

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