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Games with a historical setting

Some games are set in a specific historical period, usually a period of time particularly enjoyable for gamers such as the midde ages, the discovery of the Americas or the second world war. Historical games take a step further and try to be more faithful to the time period they are set.

Most popular historical games

Civilization 2
strategyWindows XP/98/95
Civilization
strategyDOS, Windows 3.x, Mac
Age of Empires
strategyWindows XP/98/95
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1000 Miglia

DOS19924.1/5 Simulmondo
1869-7

1869

DOS19923.9/5 Max Design
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1893: A World's Fair Mystery

Windows XP/98/95Mac20033.4/5
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Aces of the deep

DOS19944.2/5 Dynamix
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Aces Over Europe

DOS19934.2/5 Dynamix
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Advanced Civilization

DOS19954/5 Avalon Hill
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Advanced Destroyer Simulator

DOS19903.9/5 Futura
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Age of Empires

Windows XP/98/951997protecteddemo4.2/5 Ensemble Studios
Age of Empires, published by Microsoft and developed by Ensemble Studios, is one of the most popular historical RTS and started a successful series. The player must guide a civilization from prehistory to the iron age, battling other civilizations, building and gathering resources.
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Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings

Windows XP/98/951999protecteddemo4.3/5 Ensemble Studios
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Arnhem: The Market Garden Operation

DOS19882.8/5 Cases Computer Simulations
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Austerlitz

DOS1989protected3.4/5 Tactical Design Group
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Austerlitz 1805

DOS19893.9/5 Cornerstone Software
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Avon

DOS19893.4/5 Topologika Software
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B-17 Flying Fortress

DOS19924.2/5 MicroProse Software
B-17 Flying Fortress is a single-player historical combat flight simulation game designed by Mike Brunton, developed and released by MicroProse Software in 1992 for DOS, Amiga and Atari ST. As the title suggests, it's a simulation of the B-17 heavy bomber, set during World War II. Flight is not the only aspect of the game you are involved with: you...
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Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition

Windows 3.x1989freeware4.1/5 Mindscape
Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition is a geopolitical strategy game developed by Chris Crawford and released in 1985. It is considered a classic in the genre of political and strategic simulation games. The game is set during the height of the Cold War, specifically in 1986, and it allows players to step into the shoes of either the United Stat...
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Bandit Kings of Ancient China

DOS19893.9/5 KOEI
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Battle of Antietam

DOS1985protected3.6/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Battlehawks 1942

DOS19884.3/5 LucasArts
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Berlin 1948

DOS19893.7/5 Time Warp Software
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Blue Max: Aces of the Great War

DOS1990protected4.2/5 Artech Studios
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Caesar

DOS19923.9/5 Impressions Games
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Caesar 2

DOS19954.2/5 Impressions Games
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Caesar 3

Windows XP/98/95Mac1998protected4.3/5 Impressions Games
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Carrier Strike: South Pacific 1942-44

DOS1992protected3.8/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Centurion: Defender of Rome

DOS19904.1/5 Bits of magic
Centurion: Defender of Rome is a turn-based strategy game set in ancient Rome times. As a centurion of the Roman Empire, you will fight against the enemies of Rome in real time battles in every corner of Italy and Europe, you'll be a gladiator, race chariots, fight naval battles and more.
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Champion of the Raj

DOS19914.1/5 Personal Software Services
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Civilization

DOSWindows 3.xMac19914.2/5 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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Clash of Steel

DOS1993protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Colonization

DOSWindows 3.xLinuxMac1994protected4.2/5 MicroProse Software
Colonization is a turn-based strategy 4x game developed and published by MicroProse in 1994 for DOS, Windows 3.1, Linux and Mac. The setting is the European Colonization of the New World. Colonization gameplay and interface are similar to Civilization, another Sid Meier game. However, there are some differences between Civilization and Colonization...