Abandonware DOS title

The most popular 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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Battle Isle 93: The Moon of Chromos

DOS19934/5 turn-based tactics
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Archon Ultra

DOS1994protected3.7/5 board game
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Warheads

Windows XP/98/9519974.1/5 artillery
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Dark Legions

DOS1994protected4/5 board game
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Bandit Kings of Ancient China

DOS19893.9/5 kingdom simulation
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Pacific General

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Steel Panthers 3: Brigade Command - 1939-1999

DOS1997protected4/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Monopoly (Adam Stevens)

DOS19983.9/5 board game
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The Ancient Art of War

DOS19843.9/5 real-time strategy
The Ancient Art of War is a classic video game that was released in the late 1980s. Developed by Evryware and published by Broderbund, it was available on various platforms, including Apple II, Atari ST, Amiga, and MS-DOS. The Ancient Art of War is a strategy game that takes place in various historical settings, such as ancient China, Greece, and t...
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Ground Control

Windows XP/98/952000protected4.1/5 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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Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021

DOS1987freeware3.9/5 4x
Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021 is one of the first 4x turn-based strategy games, ASCII based. Anacreon is set in space, as most 4x sci-fi games are, and was published by Thinking Machines Associates and designed by George Moromisato who later re-released the game as freeware.
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Sargon V: World Class Chess

DOS19913.8/5 chess
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Rings of Medusa

DOS19903.9/5 real-time strategy, kingdom simulation
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Arnhem: The Market Garden Operation

DOS19882.8/5 turn-based tactics, wargame
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Turbo Gomoku

DOS19853/5 board game
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Chaos Overlords

Windows XP/98/95Mac1996protected3/5 board game
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Clash of Steel

DOS1993protected3.9/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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The Great War: 1914 - 1918

DOS1993protected4.1/5 turn-based tactics
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Mech War

DOS19924.1/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Armada 2525

DOS19913.3/5 4x
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Battle of Antietam

DOS1985protected3.6/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Metal Marines

Windows 3.x19933.9/5 turn-based tactics
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Battle Isle 2200

DOS1994protected4.1/5 turn-based tactics
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Castles

DOS1991protected4/5 real-time strategy
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A Line in the Sand

DOS1992protected3.9/5 board game, wargame, turn-based tactics
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Emperor of the Fading Suns

Windows XP/98/9519964.1/5 4x
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V for victory: Market-Garden

DOS1993protected4.1/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Gengis Khan 2: Clan of the Gray Wolf

DOS19923.7/5 kingdom simulation
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Grandmaster Chess

DOS1992protected4.1/5 chess