Abandonware DOS title

The most popular turn based games

In direct contrast with real-time games, turn-based games gameplay is based on the players taking turns to do what needs to be done: move in a dungeon, play cards, attack enemy units.
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Gary Grigsby's War in Russia

DOS1993protected3.7/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire

DOS1990freeware4/5 Origin Systems
After the success of Ultima 6: The False Prophet, Origin decided to "create worlds" not part of the popular Ultima series (strictly speaking) using the same engine of Ultima 6. They came up with two games: The Savage Empire and Martian Dreams. The Savage Empire is set in a stone age-like world and features prehistoric tribes, dinosaurs, insectoid a...
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Advanced Civilization

DOS19954/5 Avalon Hill
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People's General

Windows XP/98/951998protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

DOS1990protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Joan of Arc

DOS19894/5 Chip
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The Aethra Chronicles

DOS19943.9/5
The Aethra Chronicles is not a well know fantasy RPG, but it deserves some praise. It was developed by only one person (Micheal Lawrence) and, as the title implies, was intended to be the first volume of a saga. Unfortunately, volume two and three were never made. For a shareware game, Aethra was pretty solid and is still loved by the ones who play...
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Clash of Steel

DOS1993protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Mines of Titan

DOS19893.6/5 Westwood Studios
Mines of Titan (also known as Mars Saga for other platforms) is an abandoned single-player RPG with a sci-fi setting (you're going to Mars!). Mines of Titan was developed by Westwood Studios and released by Infocom in 1989 for DOS, Apple II and Commodore 64.
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Hard Nova

DOS19903.8/5 Malibu Interactive
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WinRisk

Windows 3.x19924.1/5
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Master of Magic

DOSWindows XP/98/951994protected4.2/5 SimTex
Master of Magic is a turn based 4x strategy game developed by SimTex and published by the well know Microprose, very similar to Civilization, with a fantasy twist. You play as a wizard and your objective is to evolve your race from a small settlement to a bursting empire. To do so, you can produce military units to fight other computer controlled p...
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L'Empereur

DOS19914.2/5 KOEI
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Phantasie 3: The Wrath of Nikademus

DOS19874.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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The $100,000 pyramid

DOS19883.3/5 Magicom Multimedia
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Battle Isle

DOS1991protected3.6/5 Blue Byte Software
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Pacific General

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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X-COM: Apocalypse

DOSWindows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 Mythos Software
X-COM: Apocalypse is the third installment of the very popular X-COM franchise. After X-COM: Ufo Defence and Terror From the Deep, fans expected another smash hit. Apocalypse is quite different under many aspects, from gameplay to aesthetics. X-COM Apocalypse was designed by Julian Gollop (the same designer that brought the original X-COM to l...
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Imperium

DOS19903.8/5 Electronic Arts
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Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

DOS19883.7/5 Starsoft Development
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Minesweeper

Windows 3.x19924/5 Microsoft
Microsoft Minesweeper is an iconic puzzle game that has been included with Microsoft Windows operating systems since Windows 3.1. The game's objective is to clear a rectangular board containing hidden mines without detonating any of them. The player clicks on a square to reveal what's underneath, and numbers are displayed to indicate how many mines...
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X-COM: Terror from the Deep

DOS1995protected4.2/5 MicroProse Software
X-COM: Terror from the Deep is a DOS science fiction tactical strategy game, the sequel of one of the most popular DOS games in history X-COM Ufo Defense. Terror from the Deep was designed by Stephen Gross (the X-COM original being designed by Julian Gollop) and was published by MicroProse Software back in 1995. Terror from the deep doesn't change ...
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Hack

DOS1984freeware3.8/5
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UnReal World v. 3.20

Windows XP/98/95Mac1992freeware4.1/5
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Fantasy General

DOS1996protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Fantasy General is a hex-based turn-based strategy fantasy wargame. The player can duel either against a computer or a human opponent or even take part in a longer campaign. There are two sides to chose from, one good and one evil, each with unique and colorful units.
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Warheads

Windows XP/98/9519974.1/5
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Dragon Wars

DOS1990protected3.7/5 Interplay Productions
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Roadwar 2000

DOS1987protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Grand Prix Wizard

DOS19964/5 Wizard Games
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Neverwinter Nights

DOS1991protected4/5 Beyond Software