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Games with a historical setting sorted by release date

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

Age of Empires
strategyWindows XP/98/95
Civilization
strategyDOS, Windows 3.x, Mac OS
Civilization 2
strategyWindows XP/98/95
tigersinsnow-4

The Battle of the Bulge: Tigers in the Snow

DOS1982protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
knights-of-the-desert-03

Knights of the Desert

DOS1983protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
battleformidway-1

Midway Campaign

DOS19834/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
diplomacy-1

Computer Diplomacy

DOS19843.5/5 Avalon Hill
ancient-art-of-war-01

The Ancient Art of War

DOS19843.9/5 Evryware
The Ancient Art of War is a classic video game that was released in the late 1980s. Developed by Evryware and published by Broderbund, it was available on various platforms, including Apple II, Atari ST, Amiga, and MS-DOS. The Ancient Art of War is a strategy game that takes place in various historical settings, such as ancient China, Greece, and t...
battleantietam-1

Battle of Antietam

DOS1985protected3.6/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
crusade-in-europe-01

Crusade in Europe

DOS19853.9/5 MicroProse Software
operation-market-garden-01

Operation Market Garden

DOS1985protected3.7/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
gulf-strike-04

Gulf Strike

DOS19864.2/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
whereusacarmen-1

Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego?

DOS19863.9/5 Broderbund
kampfgruppe-05

Kampfgruppe

DOS1987protected3.6/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
civilwar-1

The Civil War

DOS19873.3/5 Avalon Hill
arnhem-01

Arnhem: The Market Garden Operation

DOS19883.1/5 Cases Computer Simulations
battlehawks1942-04

Battlehawks 1942

DOS19884.3/5 LucasArts
decisive-civil-war-1-03

Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 1

DOS19884/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
encyclopedia-war-ancient-battles-03

Encyclopedia of War: Ancient Battles

DOS19882.8/5 Cases Computer Simulations
goldrush-1

Gold Rush!

DOS1988protected4.1/5 Sierra On-Line
guardinfinity-1

Guardians of Infinity: to Save Kennedy

DOS1988protected3.5/5 Paragon Software
nobungasambition-3

Nobunaga's Ambition

DOS19883.7/5 KOEI
the-train-escape-to-normandy-02

The Train Escape to Normandy

DOS1988protected4.2/5 Artech Studios
ums-1

UMS: The Universal Military Simulator

DOSMac OS19884.1/5 Intergalactic Development
UMS, short for Universal Military Simulator, is a computer-based wargame simulation developed by Rainbird Software in 1988. It was designed with the intention of providing players with a comprehensive and realistic military simulation experience.The game allows players to engage in strategic and tactical warfare across various scenarios and battlef...
up-periscope-02

Up Periscope!

DOS19884.1/5 Actionsoft
vulcan-04

Vulcan: The Tunisian Campaign

DOS19883.8/5 Cases Computer Simulations
whereeuropecarmen-2

Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego?

DOSMac OS19884/5 Broderbund
austerlitz-02

Austerlitz

DOS1989protected3.5/5 Tactical Design Group
battleausterlitz-2

Austerlitz 1805

DOS19893.9/5 Cornerstone Software
avon-1

Avon

DOS19893.4/5 Topologika Software
balance-of-power-1990-04

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...
bandit-kings-ancient-china-03

Bandit Kings of Ancient China

DOS19893.9/5 KOEI
berlin1948-4

Berlin 1948

DOS19893.7/5 Time Warp Software