How To Play Old Strategy Games Online

Free Program Gameranger

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Strategy games have always been a big part of my gaming life. I remember one of the first games I had ever played was Age Of Empires 2, a game focused on real time medieval stratergy.

This and many other old games, give me a sense of real nostalgia whenever I think of the good memories I had playing with my friends.

However, as time went on and online connectivity was removed, I grew tired of playing the same old game, against the same old AI. (There’s only so much challenge an AI can offer!).

Luckily, if you have shared these same feelings, there is a solution…

GameRanger – Bringing The Past To The Present

GameRanger is a free program, which allows you to play over 700 games and demos online, with friends or other opponents worldwide.

Games include a large variety of old strategy games; such as the Age Of Empires series, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Warhammer 40,000. Another bonus for using this program, is that it works with (pirated games) I don’t condone piracy but if you must than that options there too.

Other features include:

  • An easy-to-use friends list, allowing for the ability to add, contact and invite players you meet.
  • Host games for a particular game and have control over the server. Making it private, setting a player or ping limit.
  • Notifications and search preferences for available game rooms.
  • Game starts automatically, once host initiates from game room.
  • Automatically detects valid games to play.

How To Install

Another great thing about this program, is the fact that the installation is straight-forward and the download is lightning fast.

I think from memory it took me no less than 20 seconds to download.

Simply click the following link to go to their official website or search up “GameRanger” on Google.

There will than be an option to download the service. Wait for it to download and follow the installation prompts and you’re good to go!

If you get lost, I’ve added this tutorial video:

(Please note: I’ve been using this program for the best part of 2 years now and I have never run into any issues such as hacking or viruses).

Relive Your Memories

Enjoy playing your old strategy games!

If you have any questions, please feel free a comment below.

Take care and have a great day!



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8 Replies to “How To Play Old Strategy Games Online

  1. Awsome I used to love plying age of empier with my brother when I grew up and he used to alwas be better than me but now it´s revenge time thank you so much!

  2. Very cool, I was wondering how to find strategy games online. So much has been “lost” from console to cloud and it’s not always obvious how to find the good stuff. I like how you are diplomatic about the pirated options 🙂

  3. This looks amazing! I will for sure have to look into Game Ranger! I used to love playing Red Alert 2 on the computer back in the day. Do you think they have that on there? This is awesome! So many cool games to choose from. Thanks for this post.


    1. I wouldn’t be surprised if they did. They have many old games which they support and it honestly is a great program to play multiplayer on again!

      Take care Adam:)

  4. Growing up, I played a lot of video games. I would have to agree with you that Age of Empires II was one of my favorites. You were taken to places throughout the world. From the Mongols is Asia to the Aztecs in the Americas. It was one of my favorites.

    I do have a question though. I noticed that Battle for Middle Earth I is not there. It was one of my favorite games. Is it still possible to play it? I have been having an urge to get some orcs.

    Thank you so much and I hope you have a wonderful day!

    1. Hey Alex, brings back some nostalgic feelings doesn’t it!

      Battle For Middle Earth should be there from memory but I just listed a few games on offer on the article.

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