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The most popular medieval games

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
Battle Chess
strategyDOS
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Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings

Windows XP/98/951999protecteddemo4.3/5 Ensemble Studios
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Empire Earth

Windows XP/98/952001protected4.3/5 Stainless Steel Studios
Empire Earth is a real-time strategy (RTS) game developed by Stainless Steel Studios and released by Sierra Entertainment in 2001. It's often compared to the "Age of Empires" series due to its similar gameplay mechanics and historical setting. However, "Empire Earth" stands out with its unique concept of spanning the entire history of mankind, from...
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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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The Settlers

DOS1993protected4.2/5 Blue Byte Software
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Chasm: The Rift

DOS19974/5 Action Forms
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James Clavell's Shogun

DOS19894.3/5 Infocom
James Clavell's Shogun, a text adventure game developed by Infocom and released in 1989. Infocom was known for its interactive fiction games, and "James Clavell's Shogun" was one of its later releases.This text adventure game is based on James Clavell's novel "Shogun" and follows the story of John Blackthorne, an English navigator who becomes invol...
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Tristan Pinball

DOS19914/5 Littlewing
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La Abadia del Crimen

DOS19874.1/5 Opera Soft
La Abadía del Crimen (The Abbey of Crime) is an action-adventure developed in Spain by Paco Menéndez in the mid-1980s. It was initially created for the Amstrad CPC and later ported to other popular home computer systems of the time, such as the ZX Spectrum and MSX. The game was released in 1987.
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Darklands

DOSLinuxWindows XP/98/95Mac OS1992protected4/5 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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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

DOS19903.9/5 Horror Soft
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Rampart

DOS19924/5 Atari
Rampart is an abandoned mix of strategy and shooter game designed by Dave Ralston and John Salwitz, developed by Atari and released by Electronic Arts in 1992 for DOS. Rampart was converted from the original arcade version to a number of platforms, including Amiga, Atari ST, C64, Game Boy, Genesis, Lynx, NES, SEGA Master System, SNES. Rampart is a ...
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Castles

DOS1991protected4/5 Quicksilver Software
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Patrician 2: Quest for Power

Windows XP/98/952000protected4.1/5 ASCARON 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.
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The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici

DOSMac OS1996protected3.9/5 Blue Byte Software
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Realms

DOS19914/5 Graftgold
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Spirit of Excalibur

DOS19903.8/5 Synergistic Software
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Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood

DOS1991protected4.2/5 Sierra On-Line
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The Black Cauldron

DOS1986freeware3.8/5 Sierra On-Line
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Kaiser

DOS19924/5
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Nobunaga's Ambition

DOS19883.7/5 KOEI
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Defender of the Crown

DOS1991protected3.8/5 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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Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS2000protected4.3/5 Nihilistic Software
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Castles 2: Siege and Conquest

DOSMac OS1992protected4.2/5 Quicksilver Software
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Machiavelli the Prince

DOS1995protected4.2/5 Holistic Design
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Lords of the Realm

DOSWindows XP/98/951994protected4/5 Impressions Games
Lords of the Realm is top-down kingdom simulation game set in medieval Europe (England and Germany), designed by Christopher J. Foster and David Lester, developed by Impressions Games and released 1994 for DOS, Windows and Amiga.
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Merchant Prince

DOS19934/5 Holistic Design
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Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail

DOS19903.9/5 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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Battle Chess 2: Chinese Chess

DOS1990protected3.7/5 Interplay Productions
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Patrician

DOS1992protected4.2/5 ASCARON Entertainment