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.
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Blood & Magic

DOS19963.9/5 real-time strategy
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Bobby Fisher teaches chess

DOS19944/5 chess
bridge7-04

Bridge 7.0

DOS19923.3/5 cards
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Burntime

DOS19934/5 action RPG, real-time strategy
bushbuck-04

Bush Buck: Global Treasure Hunter

DOS19914.1/5 board game
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Caesars Palace

DOS19893.7/5 poker, cards
cannonfodder-4

Cannon Fodder

DOS1994protected4.2/5 real-time tactics
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Capture the Flag

DOS19933/5 turn-based tactics
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Carrier Strike: South Pacific 1942-44

DOS1992protected3.9/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Castles

DOS1991protected4.1/5 real-time strategy
castles2-3

Castles 2: Siege and Conquest

DOSMac1992protected4.2/5 real-time strategy
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Cave Wars

DOS19964.2/5 real-time tactics
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Centurion: Defender of Rome

DOS19904.1/5 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.
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Champion of the Raj

DOS19914.1/5 kingdom simulation
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Chaos Overlords

Windows XP/98/95Mac1996protected3/5 board game
checkers-for-windows-02

Checkers for Windows

Windows 3.x19974.1/5 board game
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Chess

DOS19813.9/5 chess
chess88-1

Chess88

DOS19844/5 chess
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Chessmaster 9000

Windows XP/98/95Mac2002protected4.2/5 chess
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Civilization

DOSWindows 3.xMac19914.2/5 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...
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Civilization 2

Windows XP/98/9519964.2/5 4x
Civilization 2, later renamed Sid Meier's Civilization II, is a turn based 4X strategy game developed and published by MicroProse in 1996. The gameplay is similar to the first Civilization, many aspects were improved and new features were introduced: a new isometric perspective, hit points for units, new civilizations, new wonders of the world and ...
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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...
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Clash of Steel

DOS1993protected3.9/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Clue Master Detective

DOS19894.3/5 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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Colonization

DOSWindows 3.xLinuxMac1994protected4.2/5 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...
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Combat Chess

Windows XP/98/951997protected3.8/5 chess
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Command & Conquer

DOS1995freeware4.1/5 real-time strategy
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Command & Conquer: Red Alert

DOS1996freeware4.1/5 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...
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Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor

Windows XP/98/9519973.8/5 real-time strategy
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Command HQ

DOS19904/5 wargame, real-time strategy