Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware strategy games

Games based on strategy allow for reasoning and planning of one’s moves and actions. The gameplay may be based on player’s turns (Turn-based Strategy) or it may be in real time (Real-Time Strategy, RTS). These games focus on strategy and tactics rather than action, sometimes with the addition of financial or logistic features.

Most popular strategy games

Steel Panthers
Capture the Flag
La Colmena
  • 101-invasion-normandy-05
    Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 turn-based tactics
  • baker-street-2
    DOS19864/5 board game

    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.

  • 4-queens-computer-casino-2
    DOS19923.2/5 cards
  • 4play-01
    Windows 3.x1995NSFW4/5 board game

    4Play is a multi-player board-like strategy party-game for adults released for Windows 3.1 in 1995. 4Play is a board-game very similar to Monopoly in which players have to perform certain (adult) actions in response to events happening on the board.

  • 5th-fleet-07
    DOS19944.2/5 turn-based tactics, wargame, board game
  • 8088othello-4
    DOS19853.5/5 board game
  • 9poker-06
    DOS19893.8/5 poker, cards
  • a-line-in-the-sand-03
    DOS1992protected3.9/5 board game, wargame, turn-based tactics
  • accordion-2
    DOS19902.7/5 cards
  • acquire-1
    DOS19893.9/5 board game
  • action-north-atlantic-02
    DOS19893.8/5 naval simulation
  • advanced-civilization-02
    DOS19953.9/5 board game
  • age_of_empires-7
    Windows XP/98/951997protecteddemo4.2/5 real-time strategy

    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.

  • age-of-empires-2-04
    Windows XP/98/951999protecteddemo4.3/5 real-time strategy
  • age-of-wonders-09
    Windows XP/98/951999protecteddemo4.2/5 turn-based tactics
  • age-of-wonder-2-05
    Windows XP/98/952002protected4.1/5 turn-based tactics
  • alien-legacy-2
    DOS19944/5 4x
  • sid-alpha-centauri-5
    Windows XP/98/951999protected4/5 4x
  • ambush-at-sorinor-02
    DOS19933.7/5 real-time strategy, real-time tactics
  • anacreon-1
    DOS1987freeware3.9/5 4x

    Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021 is one of the first 4x turn-based strategy games, ASCII based. Anacreon is set in space, as most 4x sci-fi games are, and was published by Thinking Machines Associates and designed by George Moromisato who later re-released the game as freeware.

  • annalsofrome-1
    DOS19883.8/5 kingdom simulation
  • ante-up-02
    DOS19903.9/5 poker, cards
  • archon-ultra-1
    DOS1994protected3.7/5 board game
  • archon-3
    DOS19844.2/5 board game

    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...

  • armada2525-02
    DOS19913/5 4x
  • army-men-1-01
    Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 real-time tactics
  • army-men-2-01
    Windows XP/98/951998protected3.9/5 real-time tactics
  • arnhem-01
    DOS19882.8/5 turn-based tactics, wargame
  • arrakis-05
    DOS20003.9/5 real-time strategy
  • ascendancy-02
    DOS19954.1/5 4x

    Ascendancy is a science fiction themed turn-based strategy game developed by The Logic Factory and released in 1995 for DOS. Ascendancy is a classic 4X game (eXpand, eXplore, eXploit, eXterminate), similar to Master of Orion, yet with a few differences such as a technology tree.