The best classic and old school Turn-based games

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

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

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth is a turn-based artillery game, developed by Wendell Hicken for DOS and released originally as shareware in 1991. Up to 9 players can fight against each other contro...

Year: 1991 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: artillery real-time turn-based

Master of Orion

Master of Orion

Master of Orion is a 4X science fiction turn-based strategy game developed by SimTex and published by MicroProse in 1993 for Dos and Mac. This title pretty much invented 4X (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate) as a genre.

Year: 1993 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: 4x management science fiction turn-based

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

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

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

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: 2021-02-18Tags: amiga original game business simulation management turn-based

Warlords

Warlords

Warlords is a fantasy strategy/rpg series created by Steve Fawkner. The first game in the series was published in 1990 by SSG for Amiga and MS-DOS. It featured eight different clan...

Year: 1990 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: fantasy map-based historical 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

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

Space Crusade

Space Crusade

Space Crusade is a computer adaptation of the 1990 Games Workshop boardgame set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The video game was created by Gremlin Graphics and released in 199...

Year: 1992 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2021-02-19Tags: board game licensed science fiction space squad management top-down turn-based

Historyline: 1914-1918

Historyline: 1914-1918

Historyline: 1914-1918, also know as The Great War: 1914 - 1918, is a turn-based strategy game developed by Blue Byte Studio and released for DOS and Amiga in 1992. The game uses a...

Year: 1992 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-08-31Tags: hexagonal map history military turn-based war wargame ww1

Warlords III: Reign of Heroes

Warlords III: Reign of Heroes

Warlords III: Reign of Heroes is the third chapter of the saga of fantasy turn-based strategy games created by Strategic Studies Group. The game was released in 1997, exclusively for Windows.

Year: 1997 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2021-06-23Tags: rpg elements tactics top-down turn-based wargame