Abandonware DOS title

Games featuring PBEM multiplayer mode: Play By E-Mail

PBEM stands for Play By E-Mail. PBEM games allow a peculiar multiplayer option; players can play turns in an asyncronous way and send the result of their completed turn via e-mail to all opponents. As the Internet evolved, PBEM in recent games ceased to exist and quickly became a thing of the past.

Most popular PBEM (play by e-mail) games

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5th Fleet

DOS19943.9/5
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Advanced Civilization

DOS19954/5 Avalon Hill
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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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Battle Isle 2200

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Blue Byte Software
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Capitalism Plus

DOSWindows XP/98/951997protected3.8/5 Enlight Software
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Conquest of the New World (Deluxe Edition)

DOSWindows XP/98/951996protected4.2/5 Quicksilver Software
Conquest of the new world is a turn-based strategy game that lets you control one of 6 different nations in their attempt to colonize the new continent. The gameworld is represented in an isometric point of view. Combat is a mini-game taking place on a battlefield where victory can be achieved by killing enemy troops or capturing the enemy's flag.
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Emperor of the Fading Suns

Windows XP/98/9519964.1/5 Holistic Design
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Empire Deluxe

DOSWindows 3.x19934/5 White Wolf Productions
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Empire: Wargame of the Century

DOS19874/5 Northwest Software
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Fantasy General

DOS1996protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Fantasy General is a hex-based turn-based strategy fantasy wargame. The player can duel either against a computer or a human opponent or even take part in a longer campaign. There are two sides to chose from, one good and one evil, each with unique and colorful units.
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Gary Grigsby's Pacific War

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Machiavelli the Prince

DOS1995protected4.2/5 Holistic Design
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Merchant Prince

DOS19934/5 Holistic Design
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Pacific General

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Panzer General

DOS1994protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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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Panzer General 2

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Steel Panthers

DOS19954.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Steel Panthers is the first game in the Steel Panthers series. It was released in 1995 by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI). This initial release laid the foundation for the series and introduced players to the turn-based tactical wargame experience that would be further developed in subsequent titles. The game focused on armored warfare and featur...
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Steel Panthers 3: Brigade Command - 1939-1999

DOS1997protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Warlords 2

DOS19934.1/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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Warlords 2 Deluxe

DOS19953.8/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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Warlords 3: Reign of Heroes

Windows XP/98/9519974.3/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
Warlords 3: Reign of Heroes is an abandoned turn-based fantasy strategy game designed by Steve Fawkner, developed by SSG Strategic Studies Group and released by Red Orb Entertainment in 1997 for Windows. Warlords 3: Reign of Heroes is part of the Warlords game series and features quite a few multiplayer modes: from LAN to PBEM.
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