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.
chess2100-1

Fidelity Chessmaster 2100

DOS19893.9/5 chess
final-frontier-03

Final Frontier

DOS19892.8/5 real-time strategy
gengis-khan-1-03

Gengis Khan

DOS19893.7/5 kingdom simulation
house-of-cards-04

House of Cards

DOS19893.3/5 cards
joan-of-arc-03

Joan of Arc

DOS19894/5 turn-based tactics
minervga-04

MinerVGA

DOS1989freeware4/5 business simulation
nobunaga-ambition-2-03

Nobunaga's Ambition 2

DOS19893.9/5
nuclearwar-1

Nuclear War

DOS19894.1/5 board game
Nuclear War is an abandoned turn-based strategy game designed by Eric Hyman and Jon Van Caneghem. Nuclear War was developed and released by New World Computing in 1989 for Amiga and, later, for DOS, and it's loosely based on a card game of the same name. Nuclear War took a satirical approach to the grim possibility of a global nuclear war and succe...
omegacomplex-4

Omega

DOS19894/5 real-time tactics
Omega is an abandoned science fiction themed strategy game developed and released by Origin Systems in 1989 for DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, C64. Omega is a rare example of a programming game about robots.
pictionary-01

Pictionary: The Game of Quick Draw

DOS19893/5 board game
populous-5

Populous

DOS19893.9/5 sandbox strategy, god game, real-time strategy
Populous is an abandoned strategy game designed by the video game celebrity Peter Molyneux, developed by Bullfrog. Populous was released by Electronic Arts in 1989 for DOS and for a long list of other 16-bit and 8-bit systems, both console and PCs. Populos is a really unique game: it gave the name to the the whole god-game genre since, well, in the...
risk-3

Risk: the World Conquest Game

DOS19893.8/5 board game
scrabble-01

Scrabble

DOS19893.3/5 board game
starfleet2-krellan-01

Star Fleet 2: Krellan Commander

DOS19894.2/5 space exploration, space simulation
star-saga-2-2

Star Saga: Two - The Clathran Menace

DOS19893.9/5 board game
sword-of-aragon-05

Sword of Aragon

DOS1989protected4.2/5 4x, kingdom simulation, turn-based tactics
sword-of-samurai-06

Sword of the Samurai

DOS1989protected4/5
scrabble-1

The computer edition of Scrabble

DOS19893.2/5 board game
trivial-pursuit-03

Trivial Pursuit

DOS19893.4/5 trivia / quiz, board game
Trivial Pursuit is a popular trivia board game that was adapted into a computer game for various platforms, including DOS. In the game, players answer trivia questions from various categories in order to collect pie pieces that correspond to those categories. The goal is to collect all the pie pieces and complete a full pie before your opponents.
waterloo-02

Waterloo

DOS1989protected4.1/5 turn-based tactics, wargame
accordion-2

Accordion

DOS19902.8/5 cards
bang-bang-04

Bang! Bang!

Windows 3.x19903.9/5 artillery
battlechess2-1

Battle Chess 2: Chinese Chess

DOS1990protected3.7/5 chess
battle-for-atlantis-02

Battle for Atlantis

DOS19903.8/5 board game
battletechcrescent-8

BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks' Revenge

DOS19904.1/5 real-time tactics
BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks' Revenge is a turn-based strategy game developed by Westwood Associates and published by Infocom in 1990. It is the sequel to "Crescent Hawk's Inception" and is set in the BattleTech universe, a fictional universe where noble houses and mercenary groups vie for power using giant robotic vehicles known as BattleMe...
betrayal-02

Betrayal

DOS1990protected4.1/5 kingdom simulation
blitzardennes-2

Blitzkrieg: Battle at the Ardennes

DOS19903.5/5 wargame, turn-based tactics