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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Alien Legacy

DOS19944/5 4x
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Battle Chess 4000

DOS1992protected4/5 chess
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Nectaris

DOS19954/5 turn-based tactics
empire1-1

Empire: Wargame of the Century

DOS19874/5 wargame
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Rampart

DOS19924/5 artillery
Rampart is an abandoned mix of strategy and shooter game designed by Dave Ralston and John Salwitz, developed by Atari and released by Electronic Arts in 1992 for DOS. Rampart was converted from the original arcade version to a number of platforms, including Amiga, Atari ST, C64, Game Boy, Genesis, Lynx, NES, SEGA Master System, SNES. Rampart is a ...
covergirlstrip-2

Cover Girl Strip Poker

DOS1991NSFW4/5 cards
starcommand-4

Star Command

DOS1988protected4/5 space exploration, turn-based tactics
chess88-1

Chess88

DOS19844/5 chess
siege-06

Siege

DOS19924/5 turn-based tactics
gorilla-bas-01

QBasic Gorillas

DOS1991freeware4/5 artillery
roadwar2000-3

Roadwar 2000

DOS1987protected4/5 turn-based tactics
starcontrol1-6

Star Control

DOS1990protected4/5 shoot 'em up
battle-isle-93-03

Battle Isle 93: The Moon of Chromos

DOS19934/5 turn-based tactics
omegacomplex-4

Omega

DOS19894/5 real-time tactics
Omega is an abandoned science fiction themed strategy game developed and released by Origin Systems in 1989 for DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, C64. Omega is a rare example of a programming game about robots.
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Alpha Centauri

Windows XP/98/951999protected4/5 4x
acquire-1

Acquire

DOS19893.9/5 board game
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Rings of Medusa

DOS19903.9/5 real-time strategy, kingdom simulation
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Desert Rats

DOS19863.9/5 turn-based tactics, wargame
global-thermo-war-02

Global Thermo War

DOS19853.9/5 board game
strippoker2-2

Strip Poker 2

DOS1988NSFW3.9/5 cards
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Psion Chess

DOSMac19853.9/5 chess
roadwareuropa-1

Roadwar Europa

DOS1987protected3.9/5 turn-based tactics
battleausterlitz-2

Austerlitz 1805

DOS19893.9/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
redskyatmorning-3

Red sky at morning

DOS19933.9/5
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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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5th Fleet

DOS19943.9/5 turn-based tactics, wargame, board game
dark-reign-2-06

Dark Reign 2

Windows XP/98/952000protected3.9/5 real-time strategy, real-time tactics
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Powermonger

DOS19923.9/5 god game, real-time strategy
Powermonger is a real time strategy game where the player must defeat the opponents by conquering towns and tipping the balance of power in his/her favor. This is done by giving orders to soldiers and captains and by accumulating enough resources (food and equipment) to survive and ultimately win.
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Cultures

Windows XP/98/952000protected3.9/5 sandbox strategy, real-time strategy