Abandonware DOS title

Games with grid-based movement

Grid-based movement in video games refers to a movement system where characters or objects can only move along a predefined grid or set of discrete positions. The game world is divided into a grid, composed of squares or tiles, and the movement is typically restricted to the cardinal directions (up, down, left, and right).

Grid-based movement has been widely used in various types of games, including turn-based strategy games, role-playing games (RPGs), and tactical games. This movement system allows for precise positioning and strategic planning, as the player must consider the grid layout and plan their movements accordingly.
One of the advantages of grid-based movement is that it simplifies navigation and collision detection, as the game engine can easily determine valid movement paths and detect collisions with other objects on the grid.

Most popular grid-based movement games

Civilization
strategyDOS, Windows 3.x, Mac OS
Civilization 2
strategyWindows XP/98/95
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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.
2400ad-4

2400 A.D.

DOS19884/5 Origin Systems
alphaman-02

AlphaMan

DOS19953.6/5
amuletyendor-4

Amulet of Yendor

DOS19853.6/5 Keypunch Software
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Ancient Domains of Mystery (ADOM) v1.1

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1996freeware3.8/5
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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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Angband

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1992freeware4/5
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Anvil of dawn

DOS1995protected3.8/5 DreamForge Intertainment
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Archon Ultra

DOS1994protected3.7/5 Free Fall Associates
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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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Arnhem: The Market Garden Operation

DOS19883.1/5 Cases Computer Simulations
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Blades of Exile

Windows 3.xMac OSWindows XP/98/951997freeware4.1/5 Spiderweb Software
Blades of Exile is a classic role-playing video game developed by Spiderweb Software. It's the third installment in the "Exile" series. The game was released in 1997 for Mac OS, and later for Windows in 1998.In Blades of Exile, players control a party of adventurers who explore the underground world of Exile/Avernum, a vast network of caves and dun...
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Bloodwych

DOS19893.8/5
Bloodwych is an abandoned RPG set in the fantasy world of Trazere. Two players can play at the same time in split screen mode, a feature that was unusual at the time, especially for an RPG. Bloodwych was released in 1989 by Image Works for DOS, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64, ZX Spectrum.
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Boulder Dash

DOS19843.7/5 First Star Software
Boulder Dash is a classic action-puzzle video game that was first released in 1984 by First Star Software. In Boulder Dash, players control a character named Rockford as he digs through caves to collect diamonds while avoiding falling boulders and other hazards. The game is set in a scrolling, grid-based environment, and players must strategic...
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Boulder Dash 2: Rockford's Revenge

DOS19853.5/5 First Star Software
Boulder Dash II is the sequel to the original Boulder Dash game. It was released in 1985 and follows the same basic gameplay mechanics as its predecessor while introducing new levels and features.In Boulder Dash II, players once again control the character Rockford as he explores caves, collects diamonds, and avoids various hazards such as falling ...
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Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

DOS1990protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed

DOS1992protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed is a CRPG developed by SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. and released in 1992 for DOS only. Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed is the sequel to Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday and it's based on a campaign setting created by TSR in the late 80s. The game uses the Gold Box engine, common to much of the RPGs developed by SSI.
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Captive

DOS19923.9/5 Mindscape
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Champions of Krynn

DOS1990protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Circuit's Edge

DOS19904.1/5 Westwood Studios
Circuit's Edge is a cyberpunk-themed role-playing game developed by Westwood Associates and published by Infocom. It was released in 1990 for various platforms including DOS, Amiga, and Commodore 64.Set in a dystopian future, Circuit's Edge takes place in the fictional city of Rhoes Island, a dark and gritty urban landscape filled with crime, corru...
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Civilization

DOSWindows 3.xMac OS19914.2/5 MicroProse Software
Civilization is the critically acclaimed strategy game designed by Sid Meier and Bruce Campbell Shelley that became a staple in 4X turn-based strategy. Civilization was developed by MicroProse Software and released in 1991 for DOS, Windows 3.x, Amiga, Atari ST, Mac, etc. Civilization was followed by sequels, the last one being published recently. T...
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Civilization 2

Windows XP/98/9519964.2/5 MicroProse Software
Civilization II is a turn-based strategy game developed by MicroProse and released in 1996. It's the second installment in the "Civilization" series, created by Sid Meier. The game builds upon the concept of its predecessor, Civilization, and expands on its gameplay mechanics, graphics, and depth.In Civilization II, players take on the role of a le...
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Civilization II: Test of Time

Windows XP/98/951999remake4.1/5 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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Crystals of Arborea

DOS19904.2/5 Silmarils
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Curse of the Azure Bonds

DOS1989protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Dark Queen of Krynn

DOS1992protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Death Knights of Krynn

DOS1991protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Decker

Windows2002freeware3.5/5