Abandonware DOS title

Turn-based games

In direct contrast with real-time games, turn-based games gameplay is based on the players taking turns to do what needs to be done: move in a dungeon, play cards, attack enemy units.

Most popular turn based games

Magic: The Gathering
strategyWindows XP/98/95
Civilization
strategyDOS, Windows 3.x, Mac OS
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101: The Airborne Invasion of Normandy

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Empire Interactive
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10th Frame

DOS19874/5 Access Software
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221B Baker Street

DOS19864/5 Datasoft
221B Baker Street is a turn-based strategy strategy game developed by Datasoft. 221B Baker Street is base on the tabletop game of the same name "221B Baker Street" and it plays in a very similar way, with dices, etc.
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3D-Maze

Windows 3.x19913.9/5
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4 Queens Computer Casino

DOS19923.2/5 Applications Plus
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4Play

Windows 3.x1995NSFW3.9/5
4Play is a multi-player board-like strategy party-game for adults released for Windows 3.1 in 1995. 4Play is a board-game very similar to Monopoly in which players have to perform certain (adult) actions in response to events happening on the board.
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5th Fleet

DOS19943.9/5
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8088 Othello

DOS19853.6/5
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9 Poker

DOS19893.8/5
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A Line in the Sand

DOS1992protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Accordion

DOS19903/5 Softdisk Publishing
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Acquire

DOS19893.9/5 IBM
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Action in the North Atlantic

DOS19894.1/5 General Quarters Software
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Advanced Civilization

DOS19954/5 Avalon Hill
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Adventure Construction Set

DOS19873.9/5 Electronic Arts
Adventure Construction Set is an abandoned application developed by Stuart Smith and published for DOS, Amiga, Apple II and Commodore 64 by Electronic Arts in 1987. As the name suggests, ACS is a game-building system (we're talking about adventure RPGs) that lets you edit maps, items, creatures, etc. Included with ACS is a complete game called...
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Age of Wonders

Windows XP/98/951999protecteddemo4.2/5 Triumph Studios
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Age of Wonders 2: The Wizard's Throne

Windows XP/98/952002protecteddemo4.1/5 Triumph Studios
Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne is a turn-based strategy game developed by Triumph Studios and published by Gathering of Developers. It was released in 2002 as a sequel to the original Age of Wonders. The game is set in a fantasy world where players take on the role of a leader, either as a wizard or a warlord, and compete for control of the...
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Albion

DOSWindows XP/98/9519954.2/5 Blue Byte Software
Albion is a science fiction role-playing game (RPG) developed and published by German studio Blue Byte Software. It was released in 1995 for MS-DOS and later for Amiga. Albion is notable for its blend of traditional RPG elements with a unique setting and storyline.The game takes place on the planet Albion, a world with a rich history and diver...
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Allan Border's Cricket

DOS19934.2/5 Audiogenic
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Alpha Centauri

Windows XP/98/951999protected4/5 Firaxis Games
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AlphaMan

DOS19953.6/5
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Alternate Reality: The City

DOSMac OS19884.1/5 Paradise Programming
Alternate Reality: The City is a role-playing video game developed by Paradise Programming for various platforms including Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, and Commodore 64. It was released in 1985. In Alternate Reality: The City, players find themselves in a mysterious and surreal city known as simply "The City". The game takes place in a fantasy setti...
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Amberstar

DOS19924/5 Thalion
Amberstar is a fantasy old school RPG very similar to Ultima 6 that uses a top-down view for interiors and small locations and a first person pseudo 3D view for everything else. Unfortunately, the sequel (called Ambermoon) was available for Amiga only and no version existed for DOS or Windows. Amberstar was developed and published by Thalion for DO...
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Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021

DOS1987freeware3.9/5 Thinking Machine Associates
Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021 is one of the first 4x turn-based strategy games, ASCII based. Anacreon is set in space, as most 4x sci-fi games are, and was published by Thinking Machines Associates and designed by George Moromisato who later re-released the game as freeware.
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Ancient Domains of Mystery (ADOM) v1.1

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1996freeware3.9/5
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Ancients 1: Deathwatch

DOS19913.8/5 Farr-Ware Software
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Ancients 2: Approaching Evil

DOS19944/5 Farr-Ware Software
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Annals of Rome

DOS19883.8/5 Personal Software Services
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Arcade Trivia Quiz

DOS19934/5