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Remakes of old abandoned games: strategy

Games running on DOS date back to the XX century and, well, there’s no other way you can define them - they’re just dated. Graphics, user experience, and sounds vastly progressed over the years: Today’s games belong to an entirely different world.

Many of the old games that used to run on DOS have been recreated from scratch to varying degrees of faithfulness, whether by the hands of big gaming companies or indie developers. Some of these remakes are available as free games, while others can only be played online, and some are available for purchase.

Here’s a list of remakes and ported games for the benefit of nostalgic enthusiasts and new generations of gamers alike.


Strategy

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.
Original game Remakes / ports
Age of Empires 2: The Age of KingsAge of Empires 2: The Age of KingsAge of Empires 2 HD version
Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021ArdReil: Anacreon Reconstruction Project
ColonizationColonizationFreeCol
Free Conquest & Colonization of America
Command & Conquer: Red AlertCommand & Conquer: Red AlertOpen RA game engine
Free RA game engine for Linux
OpenRedAlert game engine
Dune 2000Dune 2000Dune 2000 GruntMods Edition
Gary Grigsby's War in RussiaGary Grigsby's War in RussiaWar in Russia: Matrix Edition
Heroes of Might and MagicHeroes of Might and MagicFree heroes engine
Jagged Alliance 2Jagged Alliance 2Jagged Alliance 2 Stracciatella
Master of MagicMaster of MagicEmpires of Sorcery
Master of OrionMaster of OrionFree Orion
Master of Orion 2: Battle at AntaresMaster of Orion 2: Battle at AntaresFree Orion
Mega lo ManiaMega lo ManiaGigalomania, multi platform remake
Spaceward Ho!Spaceward Ho!Spaceward Ho! mobile versions for Android and iOS
Star ControlStar ControlStar control Timewarp
Star Control 2Star Control 2Star control Timewarp
The Ur-Quan masters
Steel PanthersSteel PantherswinSPWW2
winSPMBT
Steel panthers at Matrix games
SyndicateSyndicateFreeSynd project
Syndicate WarsSyndicate WarsSyndicate wars port
The SettlersThe SettlersFreeserf
Widelands
Serflings
WarlordsWarlordsWarbarons
FreeLords
Warlords 2Warlords 2FreeLords
Warbarons
ZZZ mobile remake
The Zod Engine open source remake
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