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The most popular 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.

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Dune 2000

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 real-time strategy
Dune 2000 is an abandoned science fiction classic real-time strategy game based on the popular Dune franchise. The Dune "universe" took form in the books of science fiction writer Frank Herbert and went on to include movies, TV series, comics, and of course video games. Dune 2000 is one of the finest RTS of its era; it was developed by We...
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Magic: The Gathering

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 cards
Magic: The Gathering (sometimes also referred as Shandalar) is an abandoned strategy game based on the popular collectible card game Magic: The Gathering, developed and released by MicroProse Software for Windows in 1997. MTG is set on the fictional plane of Shandalar. You can play a single-player campaign or simply play duels against computer oppo...
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Z

DOS1996protected4.1/5 real-time strategy
Z is a real-time strategy game developed by The Bitmap Brothers and originally released in 1996 for MS-DOS. It's known for its fast-paced gameplay, humorous style, and distinctive art design.In Z, players control a robot army across various battlefields, aiming to conquer territories and defeat enemy forces. The game features a tongue-in-cheek narr...
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Dune II: The building of a dynasty

DOS19924.2/5 real-time strategy
Dune II, released in 1992, is a pioneering real-time strategy game developed by Westwood Studios. Set in the world of Frank Herbert's Dune, players command noble houses in a battle for control over the planet Arrakis. With base-building, resource management, and tactical combat, the game introduced key elements of the genre and influenced future RT...
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Command & Conquer: Red Alert

DOS1996freeware4.1/5 real-time strategy
Command & Conquer: Red Alert is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Interactive in 1996. It is part of the Command & Conquer series and is set in an alternate history where World War II never occurred, leading to a different global conflict.The success of Red Alert led to several seque...
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos - Yugi the Destiny

Windows XP/98/9520034.1/5 cards
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Civilization

DOSWindows 3.xMac19914.2/5 4x
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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Strip Poker 2 plus

DOS1988NSFW3.5/5 cards
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Civilization 2

Windows XP/98/9519964.2/5 4x
Civilization 2, later renamed Sid Meier's Civilization II, is a turn based 4X strategy game developed and published by MicroProse in 1996. The gameplay is similar to the first Civilization, many aspects were improved and new features were introduced: a new isometric perspective, hit points for units, new civilizations, new wonders of the world and ...
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Dune

DOS19924.1/5 real-time strategy
Dune, released in 1992, is a game developed by Cryo Interactive and published by Virgin Games. It's based on the iconic science fiction novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. In Dune, players assume the role of Paul Atreides, the young scion of House Atreides, as he arrives on the desert planet Arrakis with his family to take control of spice pro...
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Age of Empires

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.
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Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings

Windows XP/98/951999protecteddemo4.3/5 real-time strategy
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Jagged Alliance 2

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac1999protected4.3/5 turn-based tactics
Jagged Alliance 2 is a turn-based tactical role-playing strategy game developed by Sir-Tech and released in 1999 for Windows. It is the sequel to the original Jagged Alliance and has earned a reputation as one of the best games in the turn-based strategy genre.Set in the fictional country of Arulco, Jagged Alliance 2 presents players with the task ...
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Hooligans: Storm Over Europe

Windows XP/98/9520024.2/5 real-time tactics
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X-COM: Ufo Defense

DOS1994protected4.3/5 turn-based tactics
UFO: Enemy Unknown (or X-COM: Ufo Defense) is a sci-fi tactical strategy game created by Julian Gollop set in a not-to-distant future where aliens are invading the Earth. The gameplay switches between tactical combat, where you fight aliens in a turn-based fashion, and strategic micromanagement, where you manage your X-COM base and personnel.
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Mick's Strip Poker

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.x1999NSFW4.2/5 cards
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Command & Conquer

DOS1995freeware4.1/5 real-time strategy
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Heroes of Might and Magic II

DOSWindows XP/98/951996protected4.2/5 turn-based tactics
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BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks' Revenge

DOS19904.1/5 real-time tactics
BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks' Revenge is a turn-based strategy game developed by Westwood Associates and published by Infocom in 1990. It is the sequel to "Crescent Hawk's Inception" and is set in the BattleTech universe, a fictional universe where noble houses and mercenary groups vie for power using giant robotic vehicles known as BattleMe...
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Warlords

DOS19904.2/5 4x
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Grand Slam Bridge

DOS19863.4/5 cards
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Warlords 3: Reign of Heroes

Windows XP/98/9519974.3/5 4x, wargame
Warlords 3: Reign of Heroes is an abandoned turn-based fantasy strategy game designed by Steve Fawkner, developed by SSG Strategic Studies Group and released by Red Orb Entertainment in 1997 for Windows. Warlords 3: Reign of Heroes is part of the Warlords game series and features quite a few multiplayer modes: from LAN to PBEM.
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Strip Poker Professional

DOS1994NSFW4.1/5 cards
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Empire Earth

Windows XP/98/952001protected4.3/5 real-time strategy
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Steel Panthers

DOS19954.2/5 wargame, turn-based tactics
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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Teenage Queen

DOS1988NSFW3.9/5 cards
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Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares

DOSWindows XP/98/951996protected4.3/5 4x
Master of Orion II is a 4X turn-based sci-fi strategy game set in space. Master of Orion 2 gives the player an empire to run by controlling food and production, managing economy and researching new technology. The player can wage war against other races or use spies and diplomacy to achieve victory.
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Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.2/5 turn-based tactics