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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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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Kasparov's Gambit

DOS19933.9/5 chess
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Chaos Overlords

Windows XP/98/95Mac1996protected3/5 board game
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Patton vs. Rommel

DOS19874/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Mario's Game Gallery

DOSMac19953.8/5 cards, board game
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Roadwar Europa

DOS1987protected3.9/5 turn-based tactics
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Star Control 3

DOS1996protected4/5 shoot 'em up
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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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V for victory: Gold-Juno-Sword

DOS1993protected4.1/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Star Control

DOS1990protected4/5 shoot 'em up
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Warheads

Windows XP/98/9519974.1/5 artillery
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Advanced Civilization

DOS19954/5 board game
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Gengis Khan 2: Clan of the Gray Wolf

DOS19923.7/5 kingdom simulation
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Jagged Alliance

DOS1994protected4.2/5 turn-based tactics
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V for victory: Market-Garden

DOS1993protected4.1/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Blitzkrieg: Battle at the Ardennes

DOS19903.5/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Chess

DOS19813.9/5 chess
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Supremacy: Your Will Be Done

DOS19904.2/5 real-time strategy
Supremacy: You Will Be Done (also known simply as Overlord) is a rare example of mix between real-time strategy and science fiction themed 4X game (eXplore, eXpand, eXploid, eXterminate). Supremacy was developed by Probe Entertainment and published by Mastertronic in 1990.
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Clue Master Detective

DOS19894.3/5 board game
Clue Master Detective is an abandoned strategy game developed by Dalali Software and released by Leisure Genius in 1989 for DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, C64. Clue Master Detective is based on the well known board game Clue (also known as Cluedo). Clue can be played in single player, but the best gaming experience come from the multi-player mode.
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Ultimate Domain

DOS19943.9/5 real-time strategy, real-time tactics
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Battle Isle 2200

DOS1994protected4.1/5 turn-based tactics
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Core War Plus

DOS19843.9/5 real-time tactics
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Strip Poker 2 plus

DOS1988NSFW3.8/5 cards
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Gengis Khan

DOS19893.7/5 kingdom simulation
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Battle Chess 2: Chinese Chess

DOS1990protected3.7/5 chess
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Checkers for Windows

Windows 3.x19974.1/5 board game
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V for victory: Velikiye Luki

DOS1992protected3.9/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Dune Generations

Windows XP/98/952002canceled3.8/5 real-time strategy
Dune Generations was a canceled 3D MMO strategy game set in the Dune universe that was never published. Dune Generations was in development by Cryo Interactive Entertainment, but it was canceled in 2002 when the company filed for bankruptcy. As of 2002 the game was still in the alpha stage; what's left are some screenshots ...
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Sabre Team

DOS1994protected3.6/5 turn-based tactics