Abandonware DOS title

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.

Blood & Magic

DOS19963.9/5 real-time strategy

Bobby Fisher teaches chess

DOS19944/5 chess

Bridge 7.0

DOS19923.3/5 cards


DOS19934/5 action RPG, real-time strategy

Bush Buck: Global Treasure Hunter

DOS19914.1/5 board game

Caesars Palace

DOS19893.7/5 cards

Cannon Fodder

DOS1994protected4.2/5 real-time tactics

Capture the Flag

DOS19933/5 turn-based tactics

Carrier Strike: South Pacific 1942-44

DOS1992protected3.8/5 wargame, turn-based tactics


DOS1991protected4.1/5 real-time strategy

Castles 2: Siege and Conquest

DOSMac OS1992protected4.2/5 real-time strategy

Cave Wars

DOS19964.2/5 real-time tactics

Celtic Tales: Balor of the Evil Eye

DOS19954.3/5 kingdom simulation
Celtic Tales: Balor of the Evil Eye is a strategy video game developed by KOEI and released in 1995. It is set in a mythical version of ancient Ireland and draws heavily from Celtic mythology, particularly focusing on the legendary figure Balor of the Evil Eye. Players take on the role of a clan leader, managing their tribe's resources, engagi...

Centurion: Defender of Rome

DOS19904.2/5 4x
Centurion: Defender of Rome is a turn-based strategy game set in ancient Rome times. As a centurion of the Roman Empire, you will fight against the enemies of Rome in real time battles in every corner of Italy and Europe, you'll be a gladiator, race chariots, fight naval battles and more.

Champion of the Raj

DOS19914.1/5 kingdom simulation

Chaos Overlords

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS1996protected3.2/5 board game

Checkers for Windows

Windows 3.x19974.1/5 board game


DOS19813.9/5 chess


DOS19844/5 chess

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...


DOSWindows 3.xMac OS19914.2/5 4x
Civilization is the critically acclaimed strategy game designed by Sid Meier and Bruce Campbell Shelley that became a staple in 4X turn-based strategy. Civilization was developed by MicroProse Software and released in 1991 for DOS, Windows 3.x, Amiga, Atari ST, Mac, etc. Civilization was followed by sequels, the last one being published recently. T...

Civilization 2

Windows XP/98/9519964.2/5 4x
Civilization II is a turn-based strategy game developed by MicroProse and released in 1996. It's the second installment in the "Civilization" series, created by Sid Meier. The game builds upon the concept of its predecessor, Civilization, and expands on its gameplay mechanics, graphics, and depth.In Civilization II, players take on the role of a le...

Civilization II: Test of Time

Windows XP/98/951999remake4.2/5 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...

Clash of Steel

DOS1993protected3.9/5 wargame, turn-based tactics

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.


DOSWindows 3.xLinuxMac OS1994protected4.2/5 4x
Colonization is a turn-based strategy 4x game developed and published by MicroProse in 1994 for DOS, Windows 3.1, Linux and Mac. The setting is the European Colonization of the New World. Colonization gameplay and interface are similar to Civilization, another Sid Meier game. However, there are some differences between Civilization and Colonization...

Combat Chess

Windows XP/98/951997protected3.9/5 chess

Command & Conquer

DOS1995freeware4.1/5 real-time strategy

Command & Conquer: Red Alert

DOS1996freeware4/5 real-time strategy
Command & Conquer: Red Alert is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Interactive in 1996. It is part of the Command & Conquer series and is set in an alternate history where World War II never occurred, leading to a different global conflict.The success of Red Alert led to several seque...

Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor

Windows XP/98/9519973.7/5 real-time strategy