The best classic and old school Turn-based games

X-COM: Apocalypse

X-COM: Apocalypse

X-COM Apocalypse is the third entry into the X-COM series, developed by Mythos Games and published by MicroProse, it was released for DOS and Windows in 1997. Apocalypse utilize...

Year: 1997 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: aliens real-time science fiction squad management tactical-rpg turn-based

Ascendancy

Ascendancy

Ascendancy is a sci fi turn-based strategy game developed and published by The Logic Factory in 1995 and released for DOS. It is referred to as a “4x” game, meaning explore, ex...

Year: 1995 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: 4x science fiction turn-based

Oil Imperium

Oil Imperium

Oil Imperium (Black Gold in the US) is a business sim created and published in 1989 by reLINE Software for Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS and Amiga. The game was designed by a group of people that include P.

Year: 1989 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2020-04-15Tags: amiga original game business simulation management turn-based

Betrayal at Krondor

Betrayal at Krondor

Betrayal at Krondor is an adventure RPG game developed and published by Dynamix in 1993 for DOS. It was later ported to Windows in 2010. Betrayal at Krondor is inspired by and based on the Riftwar novels written by Raymond E.

Year: 1993 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: fantasy turn-based

Warlords II

Warlords II

Warlords II is the successor to the original Warlords, and it was developed and published by Strategic Studies Group in 1993 for DOS. It later made its way onto Mac and then eventually Windows Mobile.

Year: 1993 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: fantasy rpg elements turn-based wargame

Albion

Albion

Albion is a science fiction RPG that was developed and published by Blue Byte in 1995 for DOS. Interestingly, the team that created the games Amberstar and Ambermoon created this game in a move from Thalion to Blue Byte.

Year: 1995 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: fantasy science fiction turn-based

Battle Isle 2

Battle Isle 2

Battle Isle 2, also known as Battle Isle 2200 in America, is a top-down turn based strategy game released in 1994. It was developed by Blue Byte Software, who also published the game in Europe.

Year: 1994 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: science fiction turn-based wargame

Wasteland

Wasteland

Wasteland is a post-apocalyptic RPG developed by Interplay and published by Electronic Arts in 1988 for the Apple II, DOS, and Commodore 64. It was later followed by Wasteland 2 in 2014, with a few failed sequels in between.

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: fallout post-apocalyptic turn-based wasteland

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar is a fantasy roleplaying game and one of the most important video games of all time. It is the fourth game in the series created by the legendary Ric...

Year: 1987 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: apple 2 original game fantasy freeware puzzle-solving turn-based wanderer

Worms: The Director's Cut

Worms: The Director's Cut

Worms: The Director’s Cut is the sequel to the original Worms and was developed by Team17 and published by Ocean Software in 1997 exclusively for the Amiga with AGA chipset. Both...

Year: 1997 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2020-07-22Tags: aga amiga original game artillery blitz basic comedy turn-based war

UFO: Alien Invasion

UFO: Alien Invasion

UFO: Alien Invasion is a futuristic, squad-based and turn-based strategy game set in 2084, heavily inspired by X-COM, but not a sequel or a remake.

Year: 2006 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2015-04-08Tags: sci-fi/futuristic turn-based freeware

Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon

Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon

Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon (or, simply, Railroad Tycoon) is a trains management and business sim created by MPS Labs and released by Microprose in 1990 for MS-DOS and Amiga. In 1991 it was ported to Atari ST and Macintosh.

Year: 1990 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2020-09-02Tags: business simulation freeware management real-time train transport turn-based

Jagged Alliance

Jagged Alliance

Jagged Alliance is a turn-based tactical role-playing game developed by Sir-tech Software and released in 1994 for MS-DOS by Madlab Software. As a child, I remember watching my fa...

Year: 1995 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: isometric squad management strategy-rpg tactical-rpg top-down turn-based

Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen

Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen

Clouds of Xeen is the fourth title in the Might and Magic series created by Jon Van Caneghem with the New World Computing. The game was published in 1992 for PC. The game engin...

Year: 1992 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: fantasy first-person turn-based