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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Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance

Windows XP/98/9519964.2/5 board game, kingdom simulation
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Ascendancy

DOS19954.2/5 4x
Ascendancy is a science fiction themed turn-based strategy game developed by The Logic Factory and released in 1995 for DOS. Ascendancy is a classic 4X game (eXpand, eXplore, eXploit, eXterminate), similar to Master of Orion, yet with a few differences such as a technology tree.
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Syndicate

DOS1993protected4.2/5 real-time tactics
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Castles 2: Siege and Conquest

DOSMac1992protected4.2/5 real-time strategy
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Panzer General

DOS1994protected4.2/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
Panger General is a turn based strategy wargame developed by SSI set in World War 2. The player can choose Axis or Allies and fight against the AI or another human player in more than 30 scenarios on a classic hex based map.
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Warlords

DOS19904.2/5 4x
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Space Crusade

DOS19924.2/5 turn-based tactics
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Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness

DOS1995protected4.2/5 real-time strategy
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Black Moon Chronicles

DOS1999protected4.2/5 real-time tactics
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Heroes of Might and Magic II

DOSWindows XP/98/951996protected4.2/5 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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Heroes of Might and Magic

DOSWindows XP/98/951995protected4.2/5 turn-based tactics
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Supremacy: Your Will Be Done

DOS19904.2/5 real-time strategy
Supremacy: You Will Be Done (also known simply as Overlord) is a rare example of mix between real-time strategy and science fiction themed 4X game (eXplore, eXpand, eXploid, eXterminate). Supremacy was developed by Probe Entertainment and published by Mastertronic in 1990.
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X-COM: Apocalypse

DOSWindows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 turn-based tactics
X-COM: Apocalypse is the third installment of the very popular X-COM franchise. After X-COM: Ufo Defence and Terror From the Deep, fans expected another smash hit. Apocalypse is quite different under many aspects, from gameplay to aesthetics. X-COM Apocalypse was designed by Julian Gollop (the same designer that brought the original X-COM to l...
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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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Monopoly

DOS19854.1/5 board game
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UMS 2: Nations at War

DOSMac19904.1/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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V for victory: Market-Garden

DOS1993protected4.1/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Army Men

Windows XP/98/9519984.1/5 real-time tactics
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Myth: The Fallen Lords

Windows XP/98/95Mac19974.1/5 real-time tactics, real-time strategy
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X-COM: Terror from the Deep

DOS1995protected4.1/5 turn-based tactics
X-COM: Terror from the Deep is a DOS science fiction tactical strategy game, the sequel of one of the most popular DOS games in history X-COM Ufo Defense. Terror from the Deep was designed by Stephen Gross (the X-COM original being designed by Julian Gollop) and was published by MicroProse Software back in 1995. Terror from the deep doesn't change ...
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The Chessmaster 2000

DOS19864.1/5 chess
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Twilight 2000

DOS19914.1/5 board game, real-time tactics, wargame
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Pacific General

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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Worms

DOS1995protecteddemo4.1/5 artillery
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Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty

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

DOS19934.1/5 4x
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Champion of the Raj

DOS19914.1/5 kingdom simulation
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Othello

DOS19864.1/5 board game