Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware strategy games sorted by release date

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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Civilization II: Test of Time

Windows XP/98/951999remake4.3/5 4x
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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Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.1/5 real-time tactics
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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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Jagged Alliance 2

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac OS1999protected4.3/5 turn-based tactics
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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Liero

DOS1999freeware4/5 artillery
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Mick's Strip Poker

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.x1999NSFW4.2/5 cards
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Star Trek: Birth of the Federation

Windows XP/98/9519994/5 4x
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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Total Annihilation Kingdoms

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.1/5 real-time strategy
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Warzone 2100

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac OS1999freeware3.7/5 real-time strategy
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Arrakis

DOS20003.9/5 real-time strategy
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Cultures

Windows XP/98/952000protected3.9/5 sandbox strategy, real-time strategy
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Dark Reign 2

Windows XP/98/952000protected3.9/5 real-time strategy, real-time tactics
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Dungeon Keeper 3: War for the Overworld

Windows2000canceled3.8/5 sandbox strategy, god game, real-time strategy
Dungeon Keeper 3 was a cancelled dungeon management strategy game being developed by Bullfrog that was never released. Dungeon Keeper 3 was cancelled in 2000 and the Dungeon Keeper franchise ended without a third chapter.
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Ground Control

Windows XP/98/952000protected4/5 real-time tactics
Ground Control is a strategy game developed by Massive Entertainment and released by Sierra On-Line in 2000. More precisely Ground Control is a real time tactical game with a sci-fi setting.
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Triple Triad Gold

Windows XP/98/952000freeware4/5 cards
Triple Triad is a card game that originated in the Final Fantasy series, specifically in Final Fantasy VIII. The game is played on a 3x3 grid, and each player has a deck of cards featuring different characters, monsters, or other elements from the Final Fantasy universe. When a card is placed adjacent to an opponent's card, and the rank of the...
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Black & White

Windows XP/98/9520013.4/5 god game
Black & White is a strategy god simulation video game developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Electronic Arts in 2001 for Microsoft Windows and later for other platforms. In Black & White players take on the role of a deity who must guide and nurture a civilization of worshippers on a series of islands. The central objective of the g...
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Empire Earth

Windows XP/98/952001protected4.3/5 real-time strategy
Empire Earth is a real-time strategy (RTS) game developed by Stainless Steel Studios and released by Sierra Entertainment in 2001. It's often compared to the "Age of Empires" series due to its similar gameplay mechanics and historical setting. However, "Empire Earth" stands out with its unique concept of spanning the entire history of mankind, from...
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Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel

Windows XP/98/952001protecteddemo4/5 real-time tactics
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel is a tactical role-playing game published by Interplay Entertainment in 2001. Unlike its predecessors, which were traditional RPGs with turn-based combat, Fallout Tactics took a different approach by focusing more on tactical combat rather than extensive role-playing elements.The game features squad-based comba...
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Scorched 3D

Windows XP/98/95Linux2001freeware3.8/5 artillery
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Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS2001protected4.1/5 real-time strategy
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds is a science fiction real-time strategy game set in the Star Wars universe, focused both on the first and the second Star Wars trilogy. Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds was developed by LucasArts Entertainment in 2001. SWGB was developed using the Genie engine, the same used for Age of Empires.
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Age of Wonders 2: The Wizard's Throne

Windows XP/98/952002protecteddemo4.1/5 turn-based tactics
Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne is a turn-based strategy game developed by Triumph Studios and published by Gathering of Developers. It was released in 2002 as a sequel to the original Age of Wonders. The game is set in a fantasy world where players take on the role of a leader, either as a wizard or a warlord, and compete for control of the...
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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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Dune Generations

Windows XP/98/952002canceled3.8/5 real-time strategy
Dune Generations was a canceled 3D MMO strategy game set in the Dune universe that was never published. Dune Generations was in development by Cryo Interactive Entertainment, but it was canceled in 2002 when the company filed for bankruptcy. As of 2002 the game was still in the alpha stage; what's left are some screenshots ...
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Hooligans: Storm Over Europe

Windows XP/98/9520024.2/5 real-time tactics
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Master of Orion 3

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS2003protected4.2/5 4x, real-time tactics
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos - Yugi the Destiny

Windows XP/98/9520034/5 cards
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UFO 2000

WindowsLinux2004freeware4.2/5 turn-based tactics