The best classic and old school Turn-based games

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,...

Year: 1995 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: 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: 2020-07-27Tags: board game licensed science fiction space squad management top-down turn-based

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: 2019-10-22Tags: fantasy science fiction 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 engine i...

Year: 1992 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: fantasy first-person turn-based

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. Bot...

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

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: 2019-10-22Tags: fantasy rpg elements turn-based wargame

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny is the fifth entry in the role-playing video game series Ultima and it was released initially in 1988 for DOS, Apple II and Commodore 64, later followed by other platforms.

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: apple 2 original game fantasy puzzle-solving turn-based wanderer

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: 2019-10-22Tags: fantasy turn-based

Lords of the Realm

Lords of the Realm

Lords of the Realm is a turn-based strategy game developed and published by Impressions Games in 1994. It was originally released for the Amiga and MS-DOS, but it was ported to Windows three years later.

Year: 1994 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-02-08Tags: aga europe history management medieval real-time turn-based

Dark Sun: Wake of the Ravager

Dark Sun: Wake of the Ravager

Dark Sun: Wake of the Ravager is a fantasy RPG and sequel to Dark Sun: Shattered Lands, developed and published by Strategic Simulations in 1994 for DOS only. It’s an officially licensed Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game.

Year: 1994 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2020-06-22Tags: d&d fantasy post-apocalyptic turn-based

Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games

Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games

Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games is a turn-based tactics video game with RPG elements created by Sir-tech and released in 1996 for MS-DOS. It's a sequel/expansion to Jagged Alliance ...

Year: 1996 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-02-02Tags: isometric multiplayer rpg elements squad management tactics turn-based

Battle Isle

Battle Isle

Battle Isle is the first game of the popular series of sci-fi turn-based war games developed by Blue Byte Software. This first title was released in 1991 for the Amiga and MS-DOS a...

Year: 1991 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-08-06Tags: hexagonal map multiplayer science fiction turn-based war wargame

Centurion: Defender of Rome

Centurion: Defender of Rome

Centurion: Defender of Rome is a strategy game developed by Bits of Magic and published by Electronic Arts. Initially released for PC in 1990, it was ported to Amiga and SEGA Genesis in 1991.

Year: 1991 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-07-25Tags: ancient egypt classical antiquity historical battle history map-based historical middle east real-time roman turn-based war

King's Bounty

King's Bounty

King's Bounty is a turn-based strategy game developed and published by New World Computing. The title was released in 1990 for MS-DOS, C64, and Apple II, while the Amiga, Genesis, and Macintosh versions arrived in 1991.

Year: 1991 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-08-15Tags: adventure-rpg fantasy rpg elements top-down turn-based