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The best hotseat games

Games supporting hotseat multiplayer mode can be played by more than one player (usually two) on the same PC taking turns playing the game. Many strategy games offer an hotseat multiplayer mode.

Most popular hotseat games

The Incredible Machine 2
puzzleDOS, Windows 3.x, Windows XP/98/95
Xenon 2: Megablast
shooterDOS
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The Incredible Machine 2

DOSWindows 3.xWindows XP/98/9519944.3/5 Jeff Tunnell Productions
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Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares

DOSWindows XP/98/951996protected4.3/5 SimTex
Master of Orion II is a 4X turn-based sci-fi strategy game set in space. Master of Orion 2 gives the player an empire to run by controlling food and production, managing economy and researching new technology. The player can wage war against other races or use spies and diplomacy to achieve victory.
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Skate or Die

DOS19884.3/5 Electronic Arts
Skate or Die is an abandoned sports game, developed and released by Electronic Arts in 1988 for DOS and a number of other platforms. Skate or Die is a multi-sport kind of game, including every kind of unconventional "sport" done on skateboard. A sequel, Ski or Die, was released an year later.
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Time Bandit

DOS19894.3/5 MichTron
Time Bandit is a classic top-down arcade-style video game that was released in 1982 for various home computer systems, such as the Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, and others. It was developed by MichTron. In Time Bandit, players control a character who must navigate through a series of maze-like levels, battling various enemies and collecting treasure a...
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Ugh!

DOS19924.3/5 Egosoft
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Volfied

DOS19914.3/5 Taito
Volfied is an abandoned action heavily inspired by the classic Qix (draw rectangles in a fixed screen to trap and destroy enemies). Volfied was designed by Fukio Mitsuji, developed by Taito and released by Empire Interactive in 1991 for DOS.
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Links 386 Pro

DOS19924.3/5 Access Software
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Grand Prix 2

DOS19954.3/5 MicroProse Software
Grand Prix 2 is an abandoned Formula 1 racing game designed by Geoff Crammond and published by MicroProse Software in 1995 for DOS. Grand Prix 2 is the sequel to Formula One Grand Prix and was a one-man project (which was uncommon at the time). Grand Prix 2 was essentially an accurate simulation of the 1994 Formula 1 season.
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Clue Master Detective

DOS19894.3/5 Dalali Software
Clue Master Detective is an abandoned strategy game developed by Dalali Software and released by Leisure Genius in 1989 for DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, C64. Clue Master Detective is based on the well known board game Clue (also known as Cluedo). Clue can be played in single player, but the best gaming experience come from the multi-player mode.
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Battlezone

DOS19834.2/5 Atari
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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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Extreme Pinball

DOS19954.2/5 Epic MegaGames
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Ms Pac PC

DOS1995remake4.2/5 Magicom Multimedia
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Psycho Pinball

DOS19954.2/5 Codemasters
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Civilization II: Test of Time

Windows XP/98/951999remake4.2/5 Atari
Civilization II: Test of Time is an abandoned turn-based strategy game developed by Atari and released by MicroProse Software in 1999 for Windows. Civilization II: Test of Time is a remake of the cult classic Civilization 2, without the involvement of Sid Meier (the creator of the Civilization franchise). Test of Time includes fantasy and science f...
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Premier Manager

DOS19924.2/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
Premier Manager was released in 1992 by Gremlin Interactive for the Commodore Amiga and MS-DOS platforms. It was one of the earliest football management simulation games and allowed players to take on the role of a football club manager in the English football league system.In Premier Manager, players were responsible for managing all aspects of th...
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The Manager

DOS19914.2/5 Kron Simulation Software
The Manager is a soccer simulation game that puts you in charge of a football team and allows you to manage every aspect. You can train your players, choose tactics for every match, expand your stadium and sign contracts with new players.
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Patrician

DOS1992protected4.2/5 ASCARON Entertainment
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Conflict: Korea

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Gary Grigsby's Pacific War

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Age of Wonders

Windows XP/98/951999protecteddemo4.2/5 Triumph Studios
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Defender

DOS19834.2/5 Williams Entertainment
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Archon: the Light and the Dark

DOS19844.2/5 Free Fall Associates
Archon: The Light and the Dark is an abandoned DOS fantasy blend of strategy and action game, developed by Free Fall Associates and published for DOS by Electronic Arts in 1984. Archon and its sequels are a unique mix of chess-like turn-based strategy and arcade action games. Take chess and add the fact that every time two pieces land on the same s...
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Battle Bugs

DOS19944.2/5 Epyx
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Heroes of Might and Magic

DOSWindows XP/98/951995protected4.2/5 New World Computing
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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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Warlords

DOS19904.2/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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Axis and Allies: Iron Blitz

Windows XP/98/9519994.2/5 Wargaming West
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North and South

DOS19904.2/5 Infogrames