Abandonware DOS title

The most popular turn based games

In direct contrast with real-time games, turn-based games gameplay is based on the players taking turns to do what needs to be done: move in a dungeon, play cards, attack enemy units.
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Battle Chess

DOS1988protected4.2/5 Interplay Productions
Chess was a niche genre in video gaming. There were lots of chess simulations: black and white very old games, licensed games from chess champions, etc. No one ever attempted to broaden the audience until Interplay published Battle Chess. Battle Chess appeal was almost entirely focused on the animations when two pieces ended on the same square.
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Mines of Titan

DOS19893.6/5 Westwood Studios
Mines of Titan (also known as Mars Saga for other platforms) is an abandoned single-player RPG with a sci-fi setting (you're going to Mars!). Mines of Titan was developed by Westwood Studios and released by Infocom in 1989 for DOS, Apple II and Commodore 64.
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Axis and Allies

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Wargaming West
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Teenage Queen

DOS1988NSFW3.9/5 ERE Informatique
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Strip Poker Professional

DOS1994NSFW4.1/5 Artworx Software
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Bundesliga Manager Professional

DOS19914/5 Kron Simulation Software
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Power Dolls

DOS19943.9/5 Kogado Software Products
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Castle of the Winds

Windows 3.x1993freeware4.2/5 SaadaSoft
Castle of the Winds is a fantasy roguelike role-playing game developed by SaadaSoft in the early 1990s. It was designed for Windows 3.x and is notable for being one of the earliest graphical RPGs for that platform. The game features a top-down perspective and incorporates elements of dungeon crawling, exploration, and character development.The game...
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Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

DOS19813.9/5 Sir-tech Software
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord is a role-playing video game that was first released in 1981. It's one of the pioneering titles in the dungeon-crawling genre and one of the first computer role-playing games (CRPGs).Developed by Andrew C. Greenberg and Robert Woodhead, and published by Sir-Tech, Wizardry was initially released for the ...
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Star Trek: Birth of the Federation

Windows XP/98/9519994/5 MicroProse Software
Star Trek: Birth of the Federation is a turn-based strategy video game set in the Star Trek universe. The game was developed by MicroProse Software and published by Infogrames for Windows in 1999. Players take on the role of one of five major Star Trek races: the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, the Romulan Star Empire, the Ca...
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Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition

Windows 3.x1989freeware4.1/5 Mindscape
Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition is a geopolitical strategy game developed by Chris Crawford and released in 1985. It is considered a classic in the genre of political and strategic simulation games. The game is set during the height of the Cold War, specifically in 1986, and it allows players to step into the shoes of either the United Stat...
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Warlords

DOS19904.2/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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Star Command

DOS1988protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Age of Wonders

Windows XP/98/951999protecteddemo4.2/5 Triumph Studios
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4Play

Windows 3.x1995NSFW3.9/5
4Play is a multi-player board-like strategy party-game for adults released for Windows 3.1 in 1995. 4Play is a board-game very similar to Monopoly in which players have to perform certain (adult) actions in response to events happening on the board.
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Cover Girl Strip Poker

DOS1991NSFW3.9/5 Emotional Pictures
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Phantasie 3: The Wrath of Nikademus

DOS19874.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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WinRisk

Windows 3.x19924.1/5
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Star General

Windows XP/98/95DOS1996protected4/5 Catware, Inc.
Star General is a turn-based strategy game developed by Catware and published by SSI (Strategic Simulations, Inc.). It was released in 1996 for MS-DOS and later for Windows. The game is set in a science fiction universe where players take command of one of five different factions, each vying for control of the galaxy.In Star General, players comman...
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Empire: Wargame of the Century

DOS19874/5 Northwest Software
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King's Bounty

DOSMac OS19903.9/5 New World Computing
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Hard Nova

DOS19903.7/5 Malibu Interactive
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Mad Paradox

DOS1994NSFW3.9/5 Queen Soft
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Wasteland

DOS1988protected3.9/5 Interplay Productions
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Heroes of Might and Magic II

DOSWindows XP/98/951996protected4.2/5 New World Computing
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Bloodstone: an Epic Dwarven Tale

DOS19934/5 Mindcraft Software
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Black Friday

DOS19833/5
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Whale's Voyage

DOS19934/5 neo Software Produktions
Whale's Voyage is an abandoned science fiction first-person view party-based RPG, developed by neo Software Produktions and released by Pro One Software in 1993. Whale's Voyage is currently abandonware and it was published for PC (DOS) and Amiga.
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Civilization II: Test of Time

Windows XP/98/951999remake4.3/5 Atari
Civilization II: Test of Time is an abandoned turn-based strategy game developed by Atari and released by MicroProse Software in 1999 for Windows. Civilization II: Test of Time is a remake of the cult classic Civilization 2, without the involvement of Sid Meier (the creator of the Civilization franchise). Test of Time includes fantasy and science f...
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Eishockey Manager

DOS19934.2/5 Kron Simulation Software