Abandonware DOS title

The most popular turn-based tactics 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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Carrier Strike: South Pacific 1942-44

DOS1992protected3.8/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Conflict: Europe

DOS19894.2/5 Personal Software Services
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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Full Metal Planete

DOSMac19903.9/5 Hitech Productions
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V for Victory: D-day Utah Beach

DOS1991protected3.9/5 Atomic Games
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Desert Rats

DOS19863.9/5 Cases Computer Simulations
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Sword of Aragon

DOS1989protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Joan of Arc

DOS19894/5 Chip
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Crusade in Europe

DOS19853.9/5 MicroProse Software
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Siege

DOS19924/5 Mindcraft Software
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Decker

Windows2002freeware3.5/5
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MacArthur's War

DOS19903.9/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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Frontline

DOS19903/5 Cases Computer Simulations
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Mech Brigade

DOS1987protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Conflict: Korea

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Battle for Normandy

DOS1983protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
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Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games

DOS1996protected4.2/5 Sir-tech Software
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Kampfgruppe

DOS1987protected3.6/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 1

DOS19884/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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UMS 2: Nations at War

DOSMac19904.1/5 Intergalactic Development
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Waterloo

DOS1989protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Panzer Battles

DOS19903.1/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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Renegade Legion Interceptor

DOS1990protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Capture the Flag

DOS19932.5/5
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Merchant Colony

DOS19914.2/5 Impressions Games
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Gary Grigsby's Pacific War

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Midway Campaign

DOS19834/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
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Firezone

DOS19883.1/5 Arcadia Systems
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Austerlitz 1805

DOS19893.9/5 Cornerstone Software
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Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 3

DOS19923.5/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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Great Napoleonic Battles

DOS19913.8/5 Impressions Games