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The best historical games

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
strategyDOS, Windows 3.x, Mac OS
Age of Empires
strategyWindows XP/98/95
Civilization 2
strategyWindows XP/98/95
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Das Boot: German U-Boat Simulation

DOS1990protected4.3/5 Artech Studios
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Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings

Windows XP/98/951999protecteddemo4.3/5 Ensemble Studios
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Battlehawks 1942

DOS19884.3/5 LucasArts
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Colonization

DOSWindows 3.xLinuxMac OS1994protected4.3/5 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...
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Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe

DOS19914.2/5 LucasArts
Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe is a combat flight simulation game developed and published by Lucasfilm Games (later known as LucasArts) in 1991. It was designed for MS-DOS systems and later released for Amiga computers. The game was notable for its detailed and immersive portrayal of aerial combat during World War II, particularly focusing on the ...
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Aces Over Europe

DOS19934.2/5 Dynamix
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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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The Oregon Trail

DOS19904.2/5 MECC
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Caesar 3

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS1998protected4.2/5 Impressions Games
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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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Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain

DOS19894.2/5 LucasArts
Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain is an abandoned historical combat flight simulation game set in Great Britain (obviously) during World War 2. Their Finest Hour was designed by Lawrence Holland, developed and released by LucasArts in 1989 for DOS, Amiga, Atari ST.
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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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Gloriana

DOS19964.2/5 ASCARON Entertainment
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Overlord

DOS19944.2/5 Rowan Software
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Caesar 2

DOS19954.2/5 Impressions Games
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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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The Train Escape to Normandy

DOS1988protected4.2/5 Artech Studios
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Blue Max: Aces of the Great War

DOS1990protected4.2/5 Artech Studios
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Conflict: Korea

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Gulf Strike

DOS19864.2/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
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Pharaoh

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.2/5 Impressions Games
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Aces of the deep

DOS19944.2/5 Dynamix
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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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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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Gary Grigsby's Pacific War

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Dawn Patrol

DOS19944.2/5 Rowan Software
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L'Empereur

DOS19914.2/5 KOEI
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North and South

DOS19904.2/5 Infogrames
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Zeus: Master of Olympus

Windows XP/98/952000protected4.2/5 Impressions Games