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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Age of Wonders

Windows XP/98/951999protecteddemo4.2/5 turn-based tactics
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Clue Master Detective

DOS19894.2/5 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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Conflict: Korea

DOS1992protected4.2/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Gulf Strike

DOS19864.2/5 wargame, turn-based tactics, board game
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Axis and Allies: Iron Blitz

Windows XP/98/9519994.2/5 wargame, board game
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Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games

DOS1996protected4.2/5 turn-based tactics
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Conflict: Europe

DOS19894.2/5 turn-based tactics
Conflict Europe is an abandoned turn-based top-down strategy game set in Europe. The game was developed by Personal Software Services and released by Mirrorsoft in 1989 for DOS, Amiga and Atari ST.
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Dune II: The building of a dynasty

DOS19924.2/5 real-time strategy
Dune II, released in 1992, is a pioneering real-time strategy game developed by Westwood Studios. Set in the world of Frank Herbert's Dune, players command noble houses in a battle for control over the planet Arrakis. With base-building, resource management, and tactical combat, the game introduced key elements of the genre and influenced future RT...
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Gary Grigsby's Pacific War

DOS1992protected4.2/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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UFO 2000

WindowsLinux2004freeware4.2/5 turn-based tactics
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The Settlers

DOS1993protected4.2/5 sandbox strategy, real-time strategy
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Fantasy General

DOS1996protected4.2/5 turn-based tactics
Fantasy General is a hex-based turn-based strategy fantasy wargame. The player can duel either against a computer or a human opponent or even take part in a longer campaign. There are two sides to chose from, one good and one evil, each with unique and colorful units.
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L'Empereur

DOS19914.2/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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101: The Airborne Invasion of Normandy

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 turn-based tactics
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Age of Empires

Windows XP/98/951997protecteddemo4.2/5 real-time strategy
Age of Empires, published by Microsoft and developed by Ensemble Studios, is one of the most popular historical RTS and started a successful series. The player must guide a civilization from prehistory to the iron age, battling other civilizations, building and gathering resources.
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Archon: the Light and the Dark

DOS19844.2/5 board game
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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Battle Bugs

DOS19944.2/5 real-time tactics
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Chessmaster 9000

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS20024.2/5 chess
Chessmaster 9000 is a chess game developed by Ubisoft and released in 2002. It's part of the Chessmaster series, which has been around since the 1980s. Chessmaster 9000 was known for its strong chess engine and comprehensive tutorial features, making it popular among both beginners and advanced players. The software also included annotated gam...
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Mick's Strip Poker

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.x1999NSFW4.2/5 cards
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Star Fleet 2: Krellan Commander

DOS19894.2/5 space exploration, space simulation
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Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.2/5 turn-based tactics
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Hooligans: Storm Over Europe

Windows XP/98/9520024.2/5 real-time tactics
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Myth: The Fallen Lords

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS19974.2/5 real-time tactics, real-time strategy
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Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance

Windows XP/98/9519964.2/5 board game, kingdom simulation
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Magic: The Gathering

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 cards
Magic: The Gathering (sometimes also referred as Shandalar) is an abandoned strategy game based on the popular collectible card game Magic: The Gathering, developed and released by MicroProse Software for Windows in 1997. MTG is set on the fictional plane of Shandalar. You can play a single-player campaign or simply play duels against computer oppo...
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Master of Orion 3

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS2003protected4.2/5 4x, real-time tactics
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Warcraft: Orcs and Humans

DOS1994protecteddemo4.2/5 real-time strategy
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans is the first real-time fantasy strategy game from Blizzard Entertainment. Two separate story lines (Orcs and Humans) evolve with 12 scenarios per side telling the tale of the battle for the Kingdom of Azeroth. Players must mine gold and chop wood in order to construct buildings and create units. Each side tries to destro...
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North and South

DOS19904.2/5 wargame
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Cannon Fodder

DOS1994protected4.2/5 real-time tactics
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Conflict in Vietnam

DOS19864.2/5 wargame, turn-based tactics