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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Populous

DOS19893.9/5 sandbox strategy, god game, real-time strategy
Populous is an abandoned strategy game designed by the video game celebrity Peter Molyneux, developed by Bullfrog. Populous was released by Electronic Arts in 1989 for DOS and for a long list of other 16-bit and 8-bit systems, both console and PCs. Populos is a really unique game: it gave the name to the the whole god-game genre since, well, in the...
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Fantasy Empires

DOS1993protected3.9/5 turn-based tactics
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Teenage Queen

DOS1988NSFW3.9/5 cards
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D-Zone

DOS19923.9/5
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Nobunaga's Ambition 2

DOS19893.9/5
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Robot Odissey

DOS19853.9/5 real-time tactics
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Rules of Engagement 2

DOS19933.9/5 real-time tactics
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Monopoly

DOS19853.9/5 board game
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Over the Reich

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.x19963.9/5 wargame
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Blood & Magic

DOS19963.9/5 real-time strategy
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Full Metal Planete

DOSMac OS19903.9/5 turn-based tactics, board game
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Gnome Alone

DOS19913.9/5
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Monopoly (Adam Stevens)

DOS19983.9/5 board game
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Playhouse Strip Poker

DOS1988NSFW3.9/5 cards
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Stellar Crusade

DOS1988protected3.9/5 4x
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The Ball Game

DOS19913.9/5 board game
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War in Middle Earth

DOS19893.9/5 real-time tactics, real-time strategy
War in Middle-earth is a real-time strategy game developed by Synergistic Software and published by Melbourne House. It was released in 1988 for various platforms including the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, and Amstrad CPC.The game is based on J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy world of Middle-earth, specifically focusing on the events depicted in "The Lor...
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Bandit Kings of Ancient China

DOS19893.9/5 kingdom simulation
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Bang! Bang!

Windows 3.x19903.8/5 artillery
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Combat Chess

Windows XP/98/951997protected3.8/5 chess
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Genocide

DOS1996freeware3.8/5 artillery
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Carrier Strike: South Pacific 1942-44

DOS1992protected3.8/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Defender of the Crown

DOS1991protected3.8/5
Defender of the crown is a strategy game set in the middle ages, in England. You control a Saxon and must fight Normans to control the country. The player can conquest territories, lay siege to castles, join tournaments, rescue damsels.
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Annals of Rome

DOS19883.8/5 kingdom simulation
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Risk: the World Conquest Game

DOS19893.8/5 board game
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Decision in the Desert

DOS19853.8/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Heirs to the Throne

DOS19923.8/5 kingdom simulation
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Vulcan: The Tunisian Campaign

DOS19883.8/5 turn-based tactics, wargame
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Black Crown

DOS19953.8/5 board game