Abandonware DOS title

Turn-based tactical games

Turn-based tactical video games are a genre of strategy games where gameplay is divided into turns, during which players take sequential actions with their units or characters. In turn-based tactical games, players typically control a group of units, such as soldiers, heroes, or specialized characters, and navigate them across a grid-based map or environment. Each turn, players can move their units, attack enemies, use special abilities, or perform other actions within the game's mechanics and rules.

The turn-based nature of these games allows players to carefully consider their options and plan their moves strategically, taking into account factors like terrain, unit strengths and weaknesses, and the overall objectives of the game. Typically, the outcome of battles or encounters is determined by a combination of factors such as unit statistics, positioning, and sometimes random chance. Some well-known examples of turn-based tactical games include the XCOM series, Heroes of Might and Magic series, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Jagged Alliance. 

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Firezone

DOS19883.1/5 Arcadia Systems
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Frontline

DOS19903/5 Cases Computer Simulations
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Full Metal Planete

DOSMac19903.9/5 Hitech Productions
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Gary Grigsby's Pacific War

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Gary Grigsby's War in Russia

DOS1993protected3.7/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Gemfire

DOS19924/5 KOEI
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Great Napoleonic Battles

DOS19913.8/5 Impressions Games
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Gulf Strike

DOS19864.1/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
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Heroes of Might and Magic

DOSWindows XP/98/951995protected4.2/5 New World Computing
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Heroes of Might and Magic II

DOSWindows XP/98/951996protected4.2/5 New World Computing
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Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.2/5 New World Computing
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High Command: Europe 1939-45

DOS19924.1/5 Colorado Computer Creations
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Jagged Alliance

DOS1994protected4.2/5 Sir-tech Software
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Jagged Alliance 2

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac1999protected4.3/5 Sir-tech Software
Jagged Alliance 2 is a turn-based tactical role-playing strategy game developed by Sir-Tech and released in 1999 for Windows. It is the sequel to the original Jagged Alliance and has earned a reputation as one of the best games in the turn-based strategy genre.Set in the fictional country of Arulco, Jagged Alliance 2 presents players with the task ...
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Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games

DOS1996protected4.2/5 Sir-tech Software
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Joan of Arc

DOS19894/5 Chip
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Kampfgruppe

DOS1987protected3.6/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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King's Bounty

DOSMac19903.9/5 New World Computing
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Knights of the Desert

DOS1983protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
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L'Empereur

DOS19914.2/5 KOEI
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La Grande Armee

DOS19913.9/5 SDJ Enterprises
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Laser Squad

DOS19923.9/5 Target Games Limited
Laser Squad is an abandoned turn-based strategy/tactical game designed by Julian Gollop (the mind behind the X-COM series). Laser Squad was developed by Target Games Limited and released by MicroLeague Multimedia in 1992 for DOS and other 8-bit systems. Laser Squad is considered as a precursor of X-COM: Ufo Defense.
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MacArthur's War

DOS19903.9/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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Mech Brigade

DOS1987protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Mech War

DOS19924/5
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Merchant Colony

DOS19914.2/5 Impressions Games
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Metal Marines

Windows 3.x19933.9/5 Namco
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Midway Campaign

DOS19834/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
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Nectaris

DOS19954/5 Hudson soft
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Pacific General

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.