Chronology of turn-based strategy video games

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This is a comprehensive index of turn-based strategy video games, sorted chronologically. Information regarding date of release, developer, platform, setting and notability is provided when available. The table can be sorted by clicking on the small boxes next to the column headings.


Legend[edit]

Video game platforms
3DO 3DO
AMI Commodore Amiga
AMI32 Commodore Amiga CD32
APPII Apple II
ATR Atari 8-bit family
ATR26 Atari 2600 / Video Computer System
BBS BBS door
C64 Commodore 64
CLV ColecoVision
CPC Amstrad CPC
CROSS Cross-platform
DC Dreamcast
DOS DOS / MS-DOS
DS Nintendo DS
FM7 FM-7
GB Game Boy
GBA Game Boy Advance
GBC Game Boy Color
GCN Nintendo GameCube
GEN Sega Genesis / Sega Mega Drive
GG Sega Game Gear
INT Intellivision
iOS iOS
JAG Atari Jaguar
LIN Linux
MAC Macintosh / Mac OS
MAIN Mainframe computer
MOBI Mobile phone
MSX MSX
N64 Nintendo 64
NES Nintendo Entertainment System / Famicom
NGE N-Gage
OSX Mac OS X
PALM Palm OS
PC88 NEC PC-8801
PC98 NEC PC-9801
PCE TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine
PCD TurboGrafx-CD / PC Engine CD
PPC Pocket PC
PS1 PlayStation / PSone
PS2 PlayStation 2
PS3 PlayStation 3
PSP PlayStation Portable
S32X Sega 32X
SAT Sega Saturn
SCD Sega Mega-CD
SNES Super NES / Super Famicom
ST Atari ST
VIC20 Commodore VIC-20
Wii Wii
WIN Microsoft Windows
WIN3X Windows 3.x
WIN9X Windows 9x
WS WonderSwan
X360 Xbox 360
X1 Sharp X1
X68K Sharp X68000
XBOX Xbox
ZX ZX Spectrum
   
   
Genre notes
4X game 4X (eXpand, eXploit, eXplore, eXterminate)
Artillery game Artillery game
Card battle Collectible card game
Grand strategy Grand strategy wargame
Real-time tactics Real-time tactical battles
Turn-based tactics Turn-based tactical battles

List[edit]

Chronology of turn-based strategy video games

Year Game Developer Setting Platform Notes
1977 Empire (a.k.a. Classic Empire) Walter Bright Abstract BBS, MAIN Turn based strategy. Original version.
1982 Utopia Don Daglow Modern INT Timed turns.
1982 Feudal Steve Estvanik Fantasy MAIN Strategy, timed turns.
1983 Archon: The Light and the Dark Free Fall Fantasy AMI, APPII, ATR, C64, CPC, NES, ZX Fast-action battles.
1983 Artillery Duel Xonox Abstract ATR26, C64, CLV, VIC20 Artillery game.
1983 Reach for the Stars SSG Sci-fi AMI, APPII, MAC, C64, DOS 4X game.
1983 M.U.L.E. Ozark Softscape Sci-fi ATR, APPII, C64, DOS, NES, MSX Resource strategy.
1983 Nobunaga's Ambition Koei Historical GB, GEN, MSX, NES, SNES Grand strategy. First title in the series.
1984 Archon II: Adept Jon Freeman, Paul Reiche III, Anne Westfall Fantasy AMI, APPII, ATR, C64, CPC, NES, ZX Fast-action battles. Sequel to Archon: The Light and the Dark.
1984 Incunabula Steve Estvanik Historical DOS 4X game. Based on Avalon Hill's board game, Civilization.
1984 Nebula Julian Gollop Sci-fi ZX Turn-based strategy.
1984 Rebelstar Raiders Julian Gollop Sci-fi ZX Turn-based strategy.
1985 Theatre Europe Sean Pearce, David Bolton Historical ZX, CPC, C64, MSX, ATR Turn-based with optional action elements.
1985 Chaos: The Battle of Wizards Julian Gollop Fantasy ZX Turn-based tactics.
1985 Romance of the Three Kingdoms Koei Historical AMI, DOS, FM7, GB, GBC, MOBI, MSX, NES, PC88, SNES, WS, X1 Grand strategy. First title in the series.
1985 Strategic Conquest Peter Merrill, Delta Tao Historical APPII, MAC 4X game.
1986 Lords of Conquest Eon Fantasy APPII, ATR, C64, DOS, ST Based on the board game, Borderlands.
1986 Rebelstar Julian Gollop Sci-fi CPC, ZX Turn-based tactics.
1986 Tank Wars [1][2] Cody Snider Abstract APPII, DOS Artillery game.
1987 Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021 Thinking Machines Sci-fi DOS 4X game.
1987 Empire: Wargame of the Century Walter Bright, Mark Baldwin Sci-fi AMI, DOS, ST, APPII, C64 Turn based strategy. Remake of Empire.
1987 Genghis Khan Koei Historical AMI, DOS, MSX, NES, PC98, X68K Grand strategy.
1987 Strategic Conquest II Peter Merrill Historical APPII, MAC 4X game. Sequel to Strategic Conquest.
1987 Xconq Stan Shebs, others n/a CROSS 4X game. Game engine.
1988 Rebelstar II Julian Gollop Sci-fi ZX Turn-based tactics. Sequel to Rebelstar
1989 Bandit Kings of Ancient China Koei Historical, Fantasy AMI, DOS, MAC, MSX, NES Tactical battles. Several sequels released only in China.
1989 Laser Squad Blade Software Sci-fi AMI, CPC, C64, ST, ZX Turn-based tactical battles.
1989 L'Empereur Koei Historical DOS, MSX, NES
1989 Nobunaga's Ambition II Koei Historical GBC, NES Grand strategy. Sequel to Nobunaga's Ambition.
1989 Nuclear War New World Sci-fi AMI, DOS
1989 Storm Across Europe SSI Historical AMI, C64, DOS, ST Grand strategy.
1989 Warlords Steve Fawkner Fantasy AMI, DOS, MAC 4X game. First title in the series.
1990 Centurion: Defender of Rome Bits of Magic Historical AMI, DOS, GEN Real-time tactical battles.
1990 Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Intelligent Systems Fantasy NES Turn-based tactics.
1990 King's Bounty New World Computing Fantasy C64, AMI, APPII, DOS, GEN, WIN Turn-based tactics.
1990 Lords of Chaos Mythos Games Fantasy AMI, CPC, C64, ST, ZX Turn-based tactics.
1990 Romance of the Three Kingdoms II Koei Historical AMI, DOS, GEN, MOBI, MSX, NES, SNES, WS Grand strategy. Sequel to Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
1990 Spaceward Ho! Delta Tao Sci-fi AMI, DOS, MAC, WIN 4X game.
1990 Tank Wars Kenneth Morse Abstract DOS Artillery game. Unrelated to the 1986 game of the same name.
1991 Armada 2525 Interstel Corporation Sci-fi DOS 4X game.
1991 Battle Isle Blue Byte Software Sci-fi AMIGA, DOS, WIN Turn-based Tactics. First title in the series.
1991 Civilization, Sid Meier's MicroProse Historical AMI, DOS, MAC, SNES, ST, WIN 4X game. First title in the series.
1991 Nobunaga no Yabou: Zenkoku Han Koei Historical GEN, NES, PS1, PCD, SNES Grand strategy.
1991 Scorched Earth Wendell Hicken Abstract DOS Artillery game.
1991 - 2013 Super Robot Wars series Banpresto Sci-fi NES, SNES, GB, GBA, N64, PS1, CGN, DS, PS2, WII, PS3, PSP, WS, 3DS Turn-based Strategy.
1992 Battle Isle Data Disk I Blue Byte Software Sci-fi AMIGA, DOS Turn-based Tactics. Expansion to Battle Isle
1992 Fire Emblem Gaiden Intelligent Systems Fantasy NES Turn-based tactics. Sequel to Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
1992 Gemfire Koei Fantasy DOS, GEN, MSX, NES, SNES Turn-based tactics.
1992 History Line: 1914-1918 Blue Byte Software Historical AMI, DOS First World War strategy game
1992 Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny Koei Historical DOS, GEN, PCE, SCD, SNES Grand strategy. Sequel to Romance of the Three Kingdoms II.
1992 Shining Force Sonic! Software Planning Fantasy GEN Turn-based tactics.
1992 Shining Force Gaiden Sonic! Software Planning Fantasy GG Turn-based tactics.
1992 VGA Planets Tim Wisseman Sci-fi DOS, WIN 4X game.
1993 Battle Isle Data Disk II Blue Byte Software Sci-fi AMIGA, DOS Turn-based Tactics. Expansion to Battle Isle
1993 Battleship Mindscape Abstract GG, NES Based on the board game of the same name.
1993 Empire Deluxe Mark Baldwin, Bob Rakowsky Abstract DOS, MAC, WIN Turn-based tactics. Remake of Empire: Wargame of the Century.
1993 Fantasy Empires Silicon Knights Fantasy DOS Successor to Cyber Empires.
1993 Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf Koei Historical DOS, GEN, PC88, PC98, SNES, X68K Sequel to Genghis Khan.
1993 Global Domination Impressions Historical AMI, DOS Grand strategy. Based on the board game, Risk.
1993 The Grandest Fleet Quantum Quality Productions Historical DOS Turn-based tactics.
1993 Liberty or Death Koei Historical DOS, GEN, NES Turn-based tactics.
1993 Master of Orion Simtex Sci-fi DOS, MAC 4X game. First title in the series.
1993 Nobunaga's Ambition: Lord of Darkness (a.k.a. Nobunaga no Yabou: Bushou Fuuun Roku) Koei Historical GEN, NES, PS1, PCD, SNES Grand strategy.
1993 Operation Europe: Path to Victory (a.k.a. Europa Sensen) Koei Historical DOS, GEN, MSX, NES, SNES Turn-based strategy.
1993 Shining Force II Sonic! Software Planning Fantasy GEN Turn-based tactics.
1993 Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya Sonic! Software Planning Fantasy GG Turn-based tactics. Sequel to Shining Force Gaiden
1993 Starlord Microprose Sci-fi AMI, DOS Family domination.
1993 Space Empires Malfador Sci-fi 4X game. First title in the series.
1993 UFO: Enemy Unknown (a.k.a. X-COM: UFO Defense) MicroProse Sci-fi AMI, PS1, WIN Turn-based tactics.
1993 Warlords II SSG Fantasy DOS, MAC, MOBI 4X game. Sequel to Warlords.
1994 Archon Ultra Toys for Bob Fantasy DOS Fast-action battles. Remake of Archon: The Light and the Dark.
1994 Battle Isle 2 Blue Byte Software Sci-fi AMIGA, DOS, WIN Turn-based Tactics. sequel to Battle Isle
1994 Battle Isle 2 Data Disk I Blue Byte Software Sci-fi AMIGA, DOS Turn-based Tactics. Expansion to Battle Isle 2
1994 Colonization, Sid Meier's MicroProse Historical AMI, DOS, MAC, WIN 4X game.
1994 Dark Legions Silicon Knights Fantasy DOS Fast-action battles. Similar gameplay to Archon: The Light and the Dark.
1994 Hammer of the Gods Holistic Fantasy DOS 4X game. Turn-based tactics.
1994 Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem Intelligent Systems Fantasy SNES Turn-based tactics. Sequel to Fire Emblem Gaiden
1994 Jagged Alliance Sir-Tech Software Modern Warfare DOS, (DS 2009) Turn-based tactics. First title in the series.
1994 Lords of the Realm Impressions Fantasy AMI, DOS Real-time tactical battles. First title in the series.
1994 Master of Magic Simtex Fantasy DOS 4X game. Similar to Master of Orion.
1994 Nobunaga no Yabou: Haouden Koei Historical 3DO, GEN, PS1, SCD, SNES Grand strategy.
1994 Panzer General SSI Historical 3DO, DOS, MAC, PS1, WIN Operational. First title in the series.
1994 Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire Koei Historical GBA, PCE, PS1, S32X, SNES, WII, WIN3X, WIN9X Grand strategy. Sequel to Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny.
1994 Shining Force CD Sonic! Software Planning Fantasy SCD Turn-based tactics. Remake of Shining Force Gaiden and Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya
c. 1995 Global Diplomacy 2 unknown Historical WIN Grand-strategy. Play-by-email. Sequel to Global Diplomacy. Based on the board game, Diplomacy.
c. 1995 Global Diplomacy unknown Historical WIN Grand-strategy. Play-by-email. Based on the board game, Diplomacy.
c. 1995 Age of Discovery unknown Historical WIN Grand-strategy. Play-by-email. Based on the board game, Diplomacy.
c. 1995 Imperium unknown Sci-fi WIN 4X game. Play-by-email.
1995 Allied General SSI Historical MAC, PS1, WIN Operational. Part of the Five Star General series.
1995 Ascendancy Logic Factory Sci-fi DOS 4X game.
1995 Battleground 2: Gettysburg TalonSoft Historical WIN Sequel to Battleground: Ardennes.
1995 Battleground: Ardennes TalonSoft Historical WIN First title in the series.
1995 Battle Isle 3 - Shadow of the Emperor in Europe Blue Byte Software Sci-fi DOS, WIN Turn-based Tactics. sequel to Battle Isle 2
1995 CivNet, Sid Meier's MicroProse Historical WIN 4X game. Enhanced remake of Sid Meier's Civilization'.
1995 Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest New World Fantasy DOS, GBC, MAC, WIN First title in the series.
1995 Incubation: Time Is Running Out Blue Byte Software Sci-fi WIN Turn-based tactics.
1995 Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games Sir-Tech Modern Warfare DOS Turn-based tactics. Stand alone expansion to Jagged Alliance.
1995 Nobunaga no Yabou: Tenshoki Koei Historical PS1, SAT, SNES Grand strategy.
1995 Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict Sonic! Software Planning Fantasy GG Turn-based tactics.
1995 Space Empires II Malfador Sci-fi 4X game. Sequel to Space Empires.
1995 Stars! Jeff Johnson, Jeff McBride Sci-fi WIN 4X game.
1995 Steel Panthers SSI Historical DOS Turn-based tactics.
1995 Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Quest Fantasy PS1, SAT, SNES Turn-based tactics.
1995 Worms Team17 Abstract AMI, AMI32, DOS, GB, GEN, JAG, PS1, SAT, SNES Artillery game. First title in the series.
1995 X-COM: Terror from the Deep MicroProse Sci-fi PS1, 3DO, DOS, WIN Turn-based tactics.
1996 Battleground 3: Waterloo TalonSoft Historical WIN Sequel to Battleground 2: Gettysburg.
1996 Battleground 4: Shiloh TalonSoft Historical WIN Sequel to Battleground 3: Waterloo.
1996 Battleground 5: Antietam TalonSoft Historical WIN Sequel to Battleground 4: Shiloh.
1996 Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance Synergistic Software Fantasy DOS, WIN
1996 Chaos Overlords Stick Man Sci-fi MAC, WIN
1996 Civilization II, Sid Meier's MicroProse Historical PS1, MAC, WIN 4X game. Sequel to Sid Meier's Civilization.
1996 Civilization II, Sid Meier's: Conflicts in Civilization MicroProse Historical WIN 4X game. Expansion to Sid Meier's Civilization II.
1996 Conquest of the New World Interplay Entertainment Historical DOS, MAC
1996 Daisenryaku Expert WWII: War in Europe ASCII Historical SNES Turn-based strategy.
1996 Deadlock: Planetary Conquest Accolade Sci-fi MAC, WIN
1996 Emperor of the Fading Suns Holistic Sci-fi WIN 4X game. Based on the RPG Fading Suns.
1996 Fantasy General SSI Fantasy DOS Operational. Part of the Five Star General series.
1996 Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War Intelligent Systems Fantasy SNES Turn-based tactics. Sequel to Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
1996 FreeCiv FreeCiv team Historical CROSS 4X game. Civilization clone.
1996 Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars New World Fantasy DOS, MAC, WIN Sequel to Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest.
1996 Lords of the Realm II Impressions Fantasy DOS, WIN Real-time tactical battles. Sequel to Lords of the Realm.
1996 M.A.X.: Mechanized Assault & Exploration Interplay Sci-fi DOS, WIN
1996 Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares Simtex Sci-fi DOS, MAC, WIN 4X game. Sequel to Master of Orion.
1996 Nobunaga no Yabou: Returns Koei Historical PS1, SAT Grand strategy.
1996 Robert E. Lee: Civil War General Impressions Historical WIN
1996 Star General Catware, SSI Sci-fi DOS, WIN Based on the The Fleet series of books by David Drake and Bill Fawcett.
1996 Steel Panthers II: Modern Battles SSI Historical DOS Turn-based tactics. Sequel to Steel Panthers
1996 Third Reich Avalon Hill Historical DOS Grand Strategy.
1996 Worms: Reinforcements Team17 Abstract DOS Artillery game. Expansion to Worms.
1997 Achtung Spitfire! Big Time Historical MAC, WIN Strategy wargame. Turn-based tactical battles. Prequel to Over the Reich.
1997 Battleground 6: Napoleon in Russia TalonSoft Historical WIN Sequel to Battleground 5: Antietam.
1997 Battleground 7: Bull Run TalonSoft Historical WIN Sequel to Battleground 6: Napoleon in Russia.
1997 Battleground 8: Prelude to Waterloo TalonSoft Historical WIN Sequel to Battleground 7: Bull Run.
1997 BS Fire Emblem: Archanea Senki Intelligent Systems Fantasy SNES Turn-based tactics.
1997 Civil War Generals II Impressions Historical WIN Sequel to Robert E. Lee: Civil War General.
1997 Civilization II: Fantastic Worlds MicroProse Fantasy WIN 4X game. Expansion to Sid Meier's Civilization II'.
1997 Conquest of Elysium II Illwinter Fantasy LIN, MAC, WIN CROSS
1997 Fallen Haven[3] Les Productions Micomeq[4] Sci-fi WIN Turn-based tactics.
1997 Final Fantasy Tactics Square Fantasy PS1 Turn-based tactics.
1997 Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Price of Loyalty New World Fantasy WIN Expansion to Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars.
1997 Imperialism Frog City Historical MAC, WIN 4X game. Grand strategy.
1997 Lords of Magic Impressions Fantasy WIN 4X game. Spin-off of Lords of the Realm.
1997 Lords of the Realm II: Siege Pack Impressions Fantasy DOS, WIN Real-time tactical battles. Expansion to Lords of the Realm II.
1997 Nobunaga no Yabou: Shouseiroku Koei Historical DC, PS1, SAT Grand strategy.
1997 Pacific General SSI Historical WIN Operational. Part of the Five Star General series.
1997 Panzer General II SSI Historical WIN Operational. Sequel to Panzer General.
1997 Romance of the Three Kingdoms V Koei Historical DOS, GEN, PS1, WIN Grand strategy. Sequel to Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire.
1997 Shining Force III Camelot Software Planning Fantasy SAT Turn-based tactics.
1997 Space Empires III Malfador Sci-fi WIN 4X game. Sequel to Space Empires III.
1997 Spellcross Cauldron Sci-fi DOS Turn-based tactics.
1997 Steel Panthers III: Brigade Command SSI Historical DOS Turn-based tactics. Sequel to Steel Panthers II: Modern Battles
1997 Warlords III: Reign of Heroes SSG Fantasy WIN 4X game. Sequel to Warlords II.
1997 Worms 2 Team17 Abstract WIN Artillery game. Sequel to Worms.
1997 Worms: The Director's Cut Team17 Abstract AMI Artillery game. Sequel to Worms.
1997 X-COM: Apocalypse 2K Games Sci-fi WIN Real-time tactical battles. Turn-based tactical battles.
1998 Axis & Allies Meyer/Glass Historical WIN Grand strategy.
1998 Deadlock II: Shrine Wars Cyberlore Sci-fi WIN Sequel to Deadlock: Planetary Conquest. More of a remake than a sequel.
1998 Liberation Day Micomeq Sci-fi WIN Turn-based tactics. Sequel to Fallen Haven.
1998 Lords of Magic: Legends of Urak Impressions Fantasy WIN 4X game. Expansion to Lords of Magic.
1998 M.A.X. 2 Interplay Productions Sci-fi WIN Sequel to M.A.X.: Mechanized Assault & Exploration.
1998 Operational Art of War I: 1939-1955, The TalonSoft Historical WIN Operational. First title in the series.
1998 People's General SSI Historical WIN Operational. Part of the Five Star General series.
1998 Shining Force III - Scenario 2 Camelot Software Planning Fantasy SAT Turn-based tactics. Sequel to Shining Force III
1998 Shining Force III - Scenario 3 Camelot Software Planning Fantasy SAT Turn-based tactics. Sequel to Shining Force III
1998 Soldiers at War Random Games Inc. Historical WIN Turn-based tactics.
1998 Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate Random Games Inc. Sci-fi WIN Turn-based tactics.
1998 Warlords III: Darklords Rising SSG Fantasy WIN 4X game. Expansion to Warlords III: Reign of Heroes.
1999 Age of Wonders Triumph Fantasy WIN 4X game.
1999 Alpha Centauri, Sid Meier's Firaxis Sci-fi MAC, WIN 4X game.
1999 Alpha Centauri, Sid Meier's: Alien Crossfire Firaxis Sci-fi MAC, WIN 4X game. Expansion to Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.
1999 Arcomage New World Fantasy WIN Card battle. Mini-game in the Might and Magic series.
1999 Axis & Allies: Iron Blitz ATARI Historical WIN Grand strategy. Remake of Axis & Allies.
1999 Battleground 9: Chickamauga TalonSoft Historical WIN Sequel to Battleground 8: Prelude to Waterloo.
1999 Civilization II: Test of Time MicroProse Historical WIN 4X game. Expansion to Sid Meier's Civilization II.
1999 Civilization: Call to Power Activision Historical LIN, MAC, WIN 4X game. Spin-off of Sid Meier's Civilization.
1999 Disciples: Sacred Lands Strategy First Fantasy WIN 4X game. First title in the series.
1999 Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 Intelligent Systems Fantasy SNES Turn-based tactics. Sequel to Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
1999 Heroes of Might and Magic III: Armageddon's Blade New World Fantasy WIN Expansion to Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia.
1999 Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia New World Fantasy LIN, MAC, WIN Sequel to Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars.
1999 Imperialism II: Age of Exploration Frog City Historical MAC, WIN 4X game. Sequel to Imperialism.
1999 Jagged Alliance 2 Sir-Tech Modern Warfare LIN, WIN Turn-based tactics. Sequel to Jagged Alliance.
1999 King of Dragon Pass A Sharp Fantasy MAC, WIN In many ways like an interactive novel.
1999 Nobunaga no Yabou: Reppuuden Koei Historical DC, PS1 Grand strategy.
1999 Operational Art of War II: Flashpoint Kosovo, The TalonSoft Historical WIN Operational. Expansion to The Operational Art of War II: Modern Battles 1956-2000.
1999 Operational Art of War II: Modern Battles 1956-2000, The TalonSoft Historical WIN Operational. Sequel to The Operational Art of War I: 1939-1955.
1999 Panzer General 3D Assault SSI Historical WIN Operational. Sequel to Panzer General II.
1999 Star Trek: The Next Generation - Birth of the Federation MicroProse Sci-fi WIN 4X game
1999 Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War SSI Sci-Fi WIN Operational. Part of the Five Star General series.
1999 Worms: Armageddon Team17 Abstract DC, GBC, N64, PS1, WIN Artillery game.
2000 Battle Isle: The Andosia War Cauldron Ltd. Sci-fi WIN Turn-based tactics. sequel to Battle Isle 3
2000 Call to Power II Activision Historical WIN 4X game. Sequel to Civilization: Call to Power.
2000 Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Shadow of Death New World Fantasy WIN Expansion to Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia.
2000 Operational Art of War II: Elite Edition, The TalonSoft Historical WIN Operational. Re-release of The Operational Art of War II: Modern Battles 1956-2000 and The Operational Art of War II: Flashpoint Kosovo.
2000 Operational Art of War: Century of Warfare, The TalonSoft Historical WIN Operational. Re-release of The Operational Art of War I: 1939-1955, The Operational Art of War II: Modern Battles 1956-2000 and The Operational Art of War II: Flashpoint Kosovo.
2000 Panzer General III: Scorched Earth Mattel Historical WIN Operational. Sequel to Panzer General 3D Assault.
2000 Reach for the Stars SSG Sci-fi WIN 4X game. Remake of Reach for the Stars for DOS.
2000 Romance of the Three Kingdoms VI: Awakening of the Dragon Koei Historical PS1, PSP, WIN Grand strategy. Sequel to Romance of the Three Kingdoms VI: Awakening of the Dragon.
2000 Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII Koei Historical PS2, PSP, WIN Grand strategy. Sequel to Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII.
2000 Shogun: Total War Creative Assembly Historical WIN 4X game. Real-time tactical battles.
2000 Space Empires IV Malfador Sci-fi WIN 4X game. Sequel to Space Empires IV.
2000 Shadow Watch Red Storm Entertainment Urban WIN Turn-based Tactics.
2001 Advance Wars Intelligent Systems Modern Warfare GBA Turn-based tactics.
2001 Civilization III, Sid Meier's Firaxis Historical MAC, WIN 4X game. Sequel to Sid Meier's Civilization II.
2001 Heroes of Might and Magic: Quest for the Dragon Bone Staff New World Fantasy PS2 Spin-off of Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest.
2001 Pocket Tanks Blitwise Sci-fi WIN Artillery game.
2001 Scorched 3D Gavin Camp Abstract LIN, MAC, WIN Artillery game.
2001 Shogun: Total War - The Mongol invasion Creative Assembly Historical WIN 4X game. Real-time tactical battles. Expansion to Shogun: Total War.
2001 Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis Quest Fantasy GBA Turn-based tactics. Prequal to Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
2001 Worms: World Party Team17 Abstract DC, GBA, NGE, PS1, WIN, MOBI Artillery game.
2002 Age of Wonders 2: The Wizard's Throne Triumph Fantasy WIN 4X game. Sequel to Age of Wonders
2002 Civilization III, Sid Meier's: Play the World Firaxis Historical WIN 4X game. Expansion to Sid Meier's Civilization III.
2002 Disciples II: Dark Prophecy Strategy First Fantasy WIN 4X game. Sequel to Disciples: Sacred Lands.
2002 Dominions: Priests, Prophets and Pretenders Illwinter Fantasy LIN, MAC, WIN First title in the series.
2002 Empire Deluxe Internet Edition Killer Bee Software Abstract WIN Turn based strategy. Remake of Empire Deluxe.
2002 Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade Intelligent Systems Fantasy GBA Turn-based tactics.
2002 Heroes of Might and Magic IV: The Gathering Storm New World Fantasy WIN Expansion to Heroes of Might and Magic IV.
2002 Heroes of Might and Magic IV New World Fantasy MAC, WIN Sequel to Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia.
2002 Medieval: Total War Creative Assembly Historical WIN 4X game. Real-time tactical battles.
2002 Moonbase Commander Humongous Sci-fi WIN
2002 Nobunaga no Yabou: Ranseiki Koei Historical XBOX Grand strategy.
2002 Nobunaga no Yabou: Soutensoku Koei Historical WIN Grand strategy.
2002 Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII Koei Historical PS2, PSP, WIN Grand strategy. Sequel to Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII.
2002 Strategic Command: European Theater Fury Historical WIN Turn-based strategy.
2002 Soldiers of Empires IgorLab Software Historical WIN Turn-based strategy.
2003 Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising Intelligent Systems Modern Warfare GBA Turn-based tactics. Sequel to Advance Wars.
2003 Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic Triumph Fantasy WIN 4X game. Sequel to Age of Wonders 2: The Wizard's Throne
2003 Battle for Wesnoth David White Fantasy LIN, MAC, WIN Open-source project.
2003 Civilization III, Sid Meier's: Conquests BreakAway, Firaxis Historical WIN 4X game. Expansion to Sid Meier's Civilization III.
2003 Disciples II: Guardians of the Light Strategy First Fantasy WIN 4X game. Expansion to Disciples II: Dark Prophecy.
2003 Disciples II: Rise of the Elves Strategy First Fantasy WIN 4X game. Expansion to Disciples II: Dark Prophecy.
2003 Disciples II: Servants of the Dark Strategy First Fantasy WIN 4X game. Expansion to Disciples II: Dark Prophecy.
2003 Dominions II: The Ascension Wars Illwinter Fantasy LIN, MAC, WIN Sequel to Dominions: Priests, Prophets and Pretenders.
2003 Etherlords II Nival Interactive Fantasy WIN Sequel to Etherlords.
2003 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Square Enix Fantasy GBA Turn-based tactics.
2003 Fire Emblem Intelligent Systems Fantasy GBA Turn-based tactics. Prequal to Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
2003 Galactic Civilizations Stardock Sci-fi WIN 4X game. First title in the series.
2003 Heroes of Might and Magic IV: Winds of War New World Fantasy WIN Expansion to Heroes of Might and Magic IV.
2003 Master of Orion III Quicksilver Sci-fi MAC, WIN 4X game. Sequel to Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares.
2003 Medieval: Total War - Viking Invasion Creative Assembly Historical WIN 4X game. Real-time tactical battles. Expansion to Medieval: Total War.
2003 Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX Koei Historical PS2, WIN Grand strategy. Sequel to Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX.
2003 Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga Worlds Apart Sci-fi WIN Card battle.
2003 Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria Infinite Fantasy WIN 4X game. Sequel to Warlords III: Reign of Heroes.
2003 Worms 3D Team17 Abstract GCN, MAC, PS2, WIN, XBOX Artillery game. Sequel to Worms 2.
2003 Silent Storm Nival Interactive Historical/Sci-fi WIN Turn-based tactics. Similar to Jagged Alliance 2.
2003 UFO: Aftermath Altar Games Sci-fi WIN Real-time tactics.
2004 Anacreon: Imperial Conquest in the Far Future George Moromisato Sci-fi WIN 4X game. Remake of Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021.
2004 Empire Deluxe Enhanced Edition Killer Bee Software Abstract WIN Turn based strategy. Expansion of Empire Deluxe.
2004 Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Intelligent Systems Fantasy GBA Turn-based tactics.
2004 Galactic Civilizations: Altarian Prophecy Stardock Sci-fi WIN 4X game. Expansion to Galactic Civilizations.
2004 Rome: Total War Creative Assembly Historical WIN 4X game. Real-time tactical battles.
2004 Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon Amusement Vision Fantasy GBA Turn-based tactics. Remake of Shining Force
2004 Spartan Slitherine Historical WIN 4X game. Real-time tactical battles.
2004 Strength & Honour Magitech Historical WIN 4X game. Real-time tactical battles.
2004 Worms: Forts - Under Siege Team17 Abstract PS2, WIN, XBOX Artillery game.
2005 Civilization IV, Sid Meier's Firaxis Historical MAC, WIN 4X game. Sequel to Sid Meier's Civilization III.
2005 Daisenryaku Portable Genki Historical PSP Turn-based strategy.
2005 Dominions 3: The Awakening Illwinter Fantasy LIN, MAC, WIN Sequel to Dominions II: The Ascension Wars.
2005 Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance Intelligent Systems Fantasy GCN Turn-based tactics.
2005 Laser Squad: Nemesis Russobit-M Sci-fi WIN Turn-based tactics.
2005 Rebelstar: Tactical Command Codo Sci-fi GBA Turn-based tactics.
2005 Romance of the Three Kingdoms X Koei Historical PS2, WIN Grand strategy. Sequel to Romance of the Three Kingdoms X.
2005 Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion Creative Assembly Historical WIN 4X game. Real-time tactical battles. Expansion to Rome: Total War.
2005 UFO: Aftershock Altar Games Sci-fi WIN Real-time tactics. Sequel to UFO: Aftermatch.
2005 Worms 4: Mayhem Team17 Abstract PS2, WIN, XBOX Artillery game. Sequel to Worms 3D.
2006 Aedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos Idea Factory Fantasy PSP Real-time tactical battles. Sequel to Generation of Chaos'.
2006 C-evo Steffen Gerlach Historical WIN 4X game. Civilization clone.
2006 Civilization IV, Sid Meier's: Warlords Firaxis Historical MAC, WIN 4X game. Expansion to Sid Meier's Civilization IV.
2006 Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords Stardock Sci-fi WIN 4X game. Sequel to Galactic Civilizations.
2006 Generation of Chaos Idea Factory Fantasy PSP Turn-based tactics. Fourth title in the series.
2006 Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate Nival Fantasy WIN Expansion to Heroes of Might and Magic V.
2006 Heroes of Might and Magic V Nival Fantasy WIN Sequel to Heroes of Might and Magic IV.
2006 Operational Art of War III, The Matrix Historical WIN Operational. Sequel to The Operational Art of War II: Modern Battles 1956-2000.
2006 Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI Koei Historical PS2, WIN Grand strategy. Sequel to Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI.
2006 Rome: Total War - Alexander Creative Assembly Historical WIN 4X game. Real-time tactical battles. Expansion to Rome: Total War.
2006 Space Empires V Malfador Sci-fi WIN 4X game. Sequel to Space Empires IV.
2006 Sword of the Stars Kerberos Sci-fi WIN 4X game. Real-time tactical battles.
2006 Worms: Open Warfare Team17 Abstract DS, PSP Artillery game.
2007 Civilization IV, Sid Meier's: Beyond the Sword Firaxis Historical MAC, WIN 4X game. Expansion to Sid Meier's Civilization IV.
2007 Darkwind: War on Wheels Psychic Software Sci-fi MAC, WIN Post-apocalyptic car combat.
2007 Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Square Enix Fantasy DSN Turn-based tactics. Sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
2007 Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Intelligent Systems Fantasy WII Turn-based tactical battles. Sequel to Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
2007 Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar Stardock Sci-fi WIN 4X game. Expansion to Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords.
2007 Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East Nival Fantasy WIN Expansion to Heroes of Might and Magic V.
2007 Making History: The Calm & The Storm Muzzy Lane Historical WIN Grand strategy.
2007 Medieval II: Total War: Kingdoms Creative Assembly Historical WIN 4X game. Real-time tactical battles. Expansion to Medieval II: Total War.
2007 Medieval II: Total War Creative Assembly Historical WIN 4X game. Real-time tactical battles. Sequel to Medieval: Total War.
2007 Sword of the Stars: Born in Blood Kerberos Sci-fi WIN 4X game. Real-time tactical battles. Expansion to Sword of the Stars.
2007 UFO: Afterlight Altar Games Sci-fi WIN Real-time tactics. Sequel to UFO: Aftershock.
2007 Worms (a.k.a. Worms HD) Team17 Abstract X360, PS3 Artillery game.
2007 Worms: Open Warfare 2 Team17 Abstract DS, PSP Artillery game. Sequel to Worms: Open Warfare.
2008 Civilization IV, Sid Meier's: Colonization Firaxis Historical WIN 4X game. Remake of Sid Meier's Colonization.
2008 Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Intelligent Systems Fantasy DS Turn-based tactics.. Remake of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
2008 Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor Stardock Sci-fi WIN 4X game. Expansion to Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords.
2008 King's Bounty: The Legend Katauri Interactive Fantasy MAC, WIN Turn-based tactics. Remake of King's Bounty
2008 Nobunaga's Ambition: Rise to Power (a.k.a. Nobunaga no Yabou: Tenka Souhei) Koei Historical PS2 Grand strategy.
2008 Sword of the Stars: A Murder of Crows Kerberos Sci-fi WIN 4X game. Real-time tactical battles. Expansion to Sword of the Stars.
2008 TripleA TripleA team Historical CROSS Grand strategy. Clone of the board game, Axis and Allies.
2008 Worms: A Space Oddity Team17 Abstract WII Artillery game.
2009 Empire: Total War Creative Assembly Historical WIN 4X game. Real-time tactical battles.
2009 King's Bounty: Armored Princess Katauri Interactive Fantasy WIN Turn-based tactics. Sequel to King's Bounty: The Legend
2009 Panzer General: Allied Assault Petroglyph Games Historical X360 Clone of the board game.
2009 Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle (a.k.a. Nobunaga no Yabou: Kakushin) Koei Historical PS2, WII Grand strategy.
2009 World War 2: Time of Wrath Wastelands Interactive Historical MAC, WIN Grand strategy.
2009 Operation Barbarossa - The Struggle for Russia Binary Evolution Studios Historical WIN Operational.
2009 Worms 2: Armageddon Team17 Abstract X360, PS3, IOS, AND Artillery game. Re-release of Worms: Armageddon.
2010 Civilization V, Sid Meier's Firaxis Games Historical MAC, WIN 4X game. Sequel to Civilization IV.
2010 Napoleon: Total War Creative Assembly Historical WIN 4X game. Real-time tactical battles.
2010 Disciples III: Renaissance Akella Fantasy WIN 4X game. Sequel to Disciples II: Dark Prophecy.
2010 Elemental: War of Magic Stardock Fantasy WIN 4X game with a fantasy theme, combining role-playing elements.
2010 Fire Emblem: Shin Monshō no Nazo: Hikari to Kage no Eiyū Intelligent Systems Fantasy DS Turn-based tactics. Remake of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
2010 Greed Corp W!Games Sci-fi PS3, WIN, X360
2010 King's Bounty: Crossworlds Katauri Interactive Fantasy WIN Turn-based tactics. Expansion to King's Bounty: Armored Princess
2010 Worms: Battle Islands Team17 Abstract PSP, WII Artillery game.
2010 Worms: Reloaded Team17 Abstract LIN, MAC, WIN Artillery game.
2011 Frozen Synapse Mode 7 Abstract AND, IOS, LIN, MAC, WIN Turn-based tactics.
2011 Iron Grip: Marauders ISOTX Sci-fi MAC, WIN Turn-based strategy.
2011 Might & Magic: Heroes VI Black Hole Entertainment Fantasy WIN 4X game.
2011 Shogun 2: Total War Creative Assembly Historical WIN 4X game. Real-time tactical battles.
2011 Worms: Ultimate Mayhem Team17 Abstract PS3, WIN, X360 Artillery game. Re-release of Worms 4: Mayhem.
2012 Endless Space Amplitude Studios Sci-fi WIN 4X game.
2012 Fire Emblem Awakening Intelligent Systems Fantasy 3DS Turn-based tactics.
2012 Warbarons[5] Mattias Carlstrom, Jonte Rydberg Fantasy WEB 4X game.
2012 Warlock: Master of the Arcane Ino-Co Plus Fantasy WIN 4X game.
2012 Worms: Revolution Team17 Abstract MAC, PS3, PSV, WIN, X360 Artillery game.
2012 X-COM: Enemy Unknown Firaxis Games Sci-fi AND, IOS, LIN, MAC, PS3, SOS, WIN, X360 4X game. Turn-Based Strategy.
2013 Expeditions: Conquistador Logic Artists Historical LIN, MAC, WIN Turn-Based Strategy.
2013 XCOM: Enemy Within Firaxis Games Sci-fi LIN, MAC, PS3, SOS, WIN, X360 4X game. Turn-based tactics. Expansion to X-COM: Enemy Unknown
2013 Worms 3 Team17 Abstract IOS, MAC Artillery game.
2013 Worms: Clan Wars Team17 Abstract WIN Artillery game.
2014 Horizon L3O Sci-fi WIN Turn-based space strategy game with MOO2 like tactical combat and story missions.
2014 Ancient Chronicles Alexey Stankevichus Fantasy IOS Turn-based tactics.
2014 Age of Wonders III Triumph Fantasy WIN 4X game. Sequel to Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic
2014 March of War ISOTX Sci-fi MAC, WIN Turn-based strategy.
2014 Warlock II: The Exiled Ino-Co Plus Fantasy WIN 4X game. Sequel to Warlock: Master of the Arcane
TBA FreeCol FreeCol team Historical CROSS 4X game. Colonization clone. A playable development version can be downloaded.
TBA FreeOrion FreeOrion team Sci-fi CROSS 4X game. A playable development version can be downloaded.
TBA GNUlactic Konquest Russ Steffen Sci-fi LIN 4X game.
TBA Galactic Civilization 3 Stardock Sci-fi WIN 4X Turn-based strategy, 64 bit only, DX10 +
TBA M.O.R.E. IdeaLcenter Sci-fi LIN, MAC, WIN 4X Turn-based strategy
TBA Pocket Humanity Pocket Humanity team Historical PPC 4X game. Clone of Sid Meier's Civilization. A playable development version can be downloaded.
TBA Thousand Parsec Tim Ansell, Lee Begg Sci-fi CROSS 4X game. Game engine. A playable development version can be downloaded.
TBA Worlds of Magic Wastelands Interactive Fantasy WIN 4X game. Tribute to Master of Magic
TBA Xenonauts Goldhawk Interactive Sci-fi LIN, MAC, WIN Turn-based tactics. Tribute to X-COM: UFO Defense.

References[edit]

  1. ^ XTC abandonwar on Tank Wars by Cody Snider "www.xtcabandonware.com/game/930/tank-wars"
  2. ^ My Abandonware on Tank Wars by Cody Snider "www.myabandonware.com/game/tank-wars-1y7"
  3. ^ IGN on Fallen Haven "www.ign.com/games/fallen-haven/pc-3063"
  4. ^ IGN on Interactive-Magic "www.ign.com/companies/interactive-magic"
  5. ^ Warbarons Official Homepage "www.warbarons.com