Abandonware DOS title

Games set in medieval times

These games are not of the fantasy kind: no dragons, no elves, no dwarves and absolutely no magic. These are all games set in medieval times. This means castles and villages, alchemy and saints, kings and queens, monks and abbeys, knights and tourneys.

Most popular medieval games

Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings
strategyWindows XP/98/95
Empire Earth
strategyWindows XP/98/95
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Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings

Windows XP/98/951999protecteddemo4.3/5 Ensemble Studios
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Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur

DOS19894.1/5 Infocom
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Battle Chess

DOS1988protected4.2/5 Interplay Productions
Chess was a niche genre in video gaming. There were lots of chess simulations: black and white very old games, licensed games from chess champions, etc. No one ever attempted to broaden the audience until Interplay published Battle Chess. Battle Chess appeal was almost entirely focused on the animations when two pieces ended on the same square.
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Battle Chess 2: Chinese Chess

DOS1990protected3.7/5 Interplay Productions
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Betrayal

DOS1990protected4.1/5
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Big Sea: The Better One Will Win

DOS19944.1/5 Cyberdyne Systems
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Black Crown

DOS19953.8/5
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Bushido

DOS19833.7/5 Ebenel enterprises
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Castle master

DOS19904/5 Incentive Software
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Castle master 2

DOS19904/5 Incentive Software
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Castles

DOS1991protected4.1/5 Quicksilver Software
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Castles 2: Siege and Conquest

DOSMac1992protected4.2/5 Quicksilver Software
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Chasm: The Rift

DOS19974/5 Action Forms
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Conquest of Japan

DOS19924.1/5 Impressions Games
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Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail

DOS19904/5 Sierra On-Line
Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail is an old DOS point and click adventure game designed by Christy Marx, developed and published by Sierra On-Line in 1990. As the title implies, Conquests of Camelot setting is based on the Arthurian legends.
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Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood

DOS1991protected4.2/5 Sierra On-Line
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Darklands

DOSLinuxWindows XP/98/95Mac1992protected3.9/5 MicroProse Software
Darklands was a unique historical isometric RPG that mixed real historical data from medieval Germany during the 15th century with a touch of folklore and fantasy. Unfortunately it was also the only Microprose RPG of that kind and beauty. The original game box contained a huge manual with info on european folklore (including the live...
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Defender of the Crown

DOS1991protected3.9/5 Cinemaware
Defender of the crown is a strategy game set in the middle ages, in England. You control a Saxon and must fight Normans to control the country. The player can conquest territories, lay siege to castles, join tournaments, rescue damsels.
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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

DOS19903.9/5 Horror Soft
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Empire Earth

Windows XP/98/952001protected4.3/5 Stainless Steel Studios
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Eric the Unready

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
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Finders Keepers

Windows2007remake3/5
Finders Keepers is an abandoned free platformer game with a medieval setting. It's a remake of the original Finders Keepers, developed by David Jones and released by Mastertronic in 1985 for a number of 8 bit platforms (C64, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad CPC).
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Holy Grail

DOS19843.7/5
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Iron Lord

DOS19903.4/5 UBI Soft
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James Clavell's Shogun

DOS19894.2/5 Infocom
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Joan of Arc

DOS19894/5 Chip
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Kaiser

DOS19923.9/5
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Kingdoms of Germany

DOS19943.5/5 Realism Entertainment
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Knight Games

DOS19883.9/5 Mastertronic
Olympic games were something back in the 80s and the 90s: Winter Games, Summer Games, California Games, anything-you-can-think-of games. Some imaginative developer thought that the world needed a different kind of "multisport" action game and came up with he idea behind Knight Games.