Abandonware DOS title

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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Archer Maclean's Pool

DOS19923.9/5 Virgin Interactive
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Archon Ultra

DOS1994protected3.7/5 Free Fall Associates
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Archon: the Light and the Dark

DOS19844.2/5 Free Fall Associates
Archon: The Light and the Dark is an abandoned DOS fantasy blend of strategy and action game, developed by Free Fall Associates and published for DOS by Electronic Arts in 1984. Archon and its sequels are a unique mix of chess-like turn-based strategy and arcade action games. Take chess and add the fact that every time two pieces land on the same s...
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Armada 2525

DOS19913.3/5
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Armchair Quarterback

DOS19854.1/5
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Arnhem: The Market Garden Operation

DOS19883.1/5 Cases Computer Simulations
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Ascendancy

DOS19954.2/5 The Logic Factory
Ascendancy is a science fiction themed turn-based strategy game developed by The Logic Factory and released in 1995 for DOS. Ascendancy is a classic 4X game (eXpand, eXplore, eXploit, eXterminate), similar to Master of Orion, yet with a few differences such as a technology tree.
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Aspetra

DOS19963/5
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Austerlitz 1805

DOS19894/5 Cornerstone Software
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Axis and Allies

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Wargaming West
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Axis and Allies: Iron Blitz

Windows XP/98/9519994.2/5 Wargaming West
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Backgammon

DOS19862.7/5
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Backgammon

DOS19843.1/5 IBM
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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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Balance of the Planet

DOSMac OS19903.8/5 Incredible technologies
Balance of the Planet is an environmental simulation game designed by Chris Crawford and self published under the Incredible technologies label in 1990. Its almost unique (for the time) and serious theme contributed to the game to stand out. Balance of the Planet is part of the Balance of Power series.
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Bandit Kings of Ancient China

DOS19893.9/5 KOEI
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Bang! Bang!

Windows 3.x19903.9/5
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Baseball Mogul

Windows XP/98/9519973.9/5 Infinite Monkey Systems
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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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Battle Chess 2: Chinese Chess

DOS1990protected3.7/5 Interplay Productions
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Battle Chess 4000

DOS1992protected4/5 Interplay Productions
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Battle for Atlantis

DOS19903.8/5
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Battle for Normandy

DOS1983protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
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Battle Isle

DOS1991protected3.7/5 Blue Byte Software
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Battle Isle 2200

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Blue Byte Software
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Battle Isle 93: The Moon of Chromos

DOS19934/5 Blue Byte Software
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Battle of Antietam

DOS1985protected3.6/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Battlestar

Windows 3.x1996freeware3.7/5
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BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception

DOS19884/5 Westwood Studios