Abandonware DOS title

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.
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Fields of Glory

DOS1993protected4.1/5 real-time tactics, wargame, board game
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Z

DOS1996protected4.1/5 real-time strategy
Z is a real-time strategy game developed by The Bitmap Brothers and originally released in 1996 for MS-DOS. It's known for its fast-paced gameplay, humorous style, and distinctive art design.In Z, players control a robot army across various battlefields, aiming to conquer territories and defeat enemy forces. The game features a tongue-in-cheek narr...
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Age of Wonders 2: The Wizard's Throne

Windows XP/98/952002protecteddemo4.1/5 turn-based tactics
Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne is a turn-based strategy game developed by Triumph Studios and published by Gathering of Developers. It was released in 2002 as a sequel to the original Age of Wonders. The game is set in a fantasy world where players take on the role of a leader, either as a wizard or a warlord, and compete for control of the...
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The Ancient Art of War at Sea

DOS19874.1/5 real-time strategy
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Conquest of Japan

DOS19924.1/5 wargame
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The Grandest Fleet

DOS19944.1/5 wargame
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos - Yugi the Destiny

Windows XP/98/9520034.1/5 cards
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Dominium

DOS19924.1/5 real-time strategy
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Total Annihilation Kingdoms

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.1/5 real-time strategy
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Midwinter

DOS19904.1/5 first-person action-adventure
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StarCraft

Windows XP/98/95Mac1998protecteddemo4.1/5 real-time strategy
StarCraft is a classic RTS (Real-Time Strategy) game developed by Blizzard Entertainment and released in 1998 for Windows and Macintosh. StarCraft takes the Warcraft experience to a sci-fi setting with an interesting story, three very different races (the militaristic Humans, the alien Zerg and the religious Protoss) and one of the best gameplay ex...
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Emperor of the Fading Suns

Windows XP/98/9519964.1/5 4x
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Checkers for Windows

Windows 3.x19974.1/5 board game
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BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks' Revenge

DOS19904.1/5 real-time tactics
BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks' Revenge is a turn-based strategy game developed by Westwood Associates and published by Infocom in 1990. It is the sequel to "Crescent Hawk's Inception" and is set in the BattleTech universe, a fictional universe where noble houses and mercenary groups vie for power using giant robotic vehicles known as BattleMe...
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Panzer General 2

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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The Great War: 1914 - 1918

DOS1993protected4.1/5 turn-based tactics
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Command & Conquer: Red Alert

DOS1996freeware4/5 real-time strategy
Command & Conquer: Red Alert is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Interactive in 1996. It is part of the Command & Conquer series and is set in an alternate history where World War II never occurred, leading to a different global conflict.The success of Red Alert led to several seque...
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Nuclear War

DOS19894/5 board game
Nuclear War is an abandoned turn-based strategy game designed by Eric Hyman and Jon Van Caneghem. Nuclear War was developed and released by New World Computing in 1989 for Amiga and, later, for DOS, and it's loosely based on a card game of the same name. Nuclear War took a satirical approach to the grim possibility of a global nuclear war and succe...
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Syndicate Wars

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac1996protected4/5 real-time tactics
Syndicate Wars is the sequel to the much acclaimed Syndicate developed by Bullfrog in its golden years. Like its predecessor, Syndicate Wars is a real-time tactics strategy game set in a cyberpunk dystopian world involving excessive violence, mega-corporations, bleak urban environment. Syndicate Wars also supports a multi-player co-op mode via LAN.
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Sword of the Samurai

DOS1989protected4/5
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Dungeon Keeper 2

Windows XP/98/95Mac1997protected4/5 sandbox strategy, god game, real-time strategy
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Patton vs. Rommel

DOS19874/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel

Windows XP/98/952001protecteddemo4/5 real-time tactics
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel is a tactical role-playing game published by Interplay Entertainment in 2001. Unlike its predecessors, which were traditional RPGs with turn-based combat, Fallout Tactics took a different approach by focusing more on tactical combat rather than extensive role-playing elements.The game features squad-based comba...
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Castles

DOS1991protected4/5 real-time strategy
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Midway Campaign

DOS19834/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Strip Poker 3

DOS1991NSFW4/5 cards
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Scorched Earth

DOS1991protected4/5 artillery
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Bobby Fisher teaches chess

DOS19944/5 chess
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Empire Deluxe

DOSWindows 3.x19934/5 turn-based tactics, wargame
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Monopoly Deluxe

DOSWindows 3.x19924/5 board game
Monopoly Deluxe is an abandoned turn-based top-down Monopoly adaptation  of the classic board game, developed by Parker Brothers and released by Virgin Interactive in 1992. Monopoly Deluxe was published for DOS, Windows 3.1, and Macintosh.