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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Dungeon Keeper 2

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS1997protected4/5 sandbox strategy, god game, real-time strategy
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Patton vs. Rommel

DOS19874/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Spaceward Ho!

Windows 3.xDOS19924/5 4x
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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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Midway Campaign

DOS19834/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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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.
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Scorched Earth

DOS1991protected4/5 artillery
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Ground Control

Windows XP/98/952000protected4/5 real-time tactics
Ground Control is a strategy game developed by Massive Entertainment and released by Sierra On-Line in 2000. More precisely Ground Control is a real time tactical game with a sci-fi setting.
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Steel Panthers 3: Brigade Command - 1939-1999

DOS1997protected4/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Command HQ

DOS19904/5 wargame, real-time strategy
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Star Control 3

DOS1996protected4/5 shoot 'em up
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Stronghold

DOS1993protected4/5 real-time strategy, kingdom simulation
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Realms

DOS19914/5 real-time strategy
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Advanced Civilization

DOS19954/5 board game
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221B Baker Street

DOS19864/5 board game
221B Baker Street is a turn-based strategy strategy game developed by Datasoft. 221B Baker Street is base on the tabletop game of the same name "221B Baker Street" and it plays in a very similar way, with dices, etc.
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Battle Chess 4000

DOS1992protected4/5 chess
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Burntime

DOS19934/5 action RPG, real-time strategy
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Dark Legions

DOS1994protected4/5 board game
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Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 1

DOS19884/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 2

DOS19894/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Felony!

DOS19844/5 board game
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Gemfire

DOS19924/5 turn-based tactics
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Legions

Windows 3.xMac OS19944/5
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Liero

DOS1999freeware4/5 artillery
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Mario's Game Gallery

DOSMac OS19954/5 cards, board game
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MinerVGA

DOS1989freeware4/5 business simulation
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Power Dolls

DOS19944/5 real-time tactics
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QBasic Gorillas

DOS1991freeware4/5 artillery
Gorillas, also known as "Gorillas.bas," is a turn-based artillery game that was included as a sample program with Microsoft QBasic, an IDE and interpreter for a variant of the BASIC programming language. QBasic was commonly bundled with MS-DOS and early versions of Windows during the early 1990s. The goal of "Gorillas" is to hit the ...