Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware remade: remakes of old DOS games

Games running on DOS date back to the XX century and, well, there’s no other way you can define them - they’re just dated. Graphics, user experience, and sounds vastly progressed over the years: Today’s games belong to an entirely different world.

Many of the old games that used to run on DOS have been recreated from scratch to varying degrees of faithfulness, whether by the hands of big gaming companies or indie developers. Some of these remakes are available as free games, while others can only be played online, and some are available for purchase.

Here’s a list of remakes and ported games for the benefit of nostalgic enthusiasts and new generations of gamers alike.

The best retro remakes

Original game Remakes / ports
The Secret of Monkey IslandThe Secret of Monkey IslandSecret of Monkey Island special edition
Age of Empires 2: The Age of KingsAge of Empires 2: The Age of KingsAge of Empires 2 HD version
Prince of PersiaPrince of PersiaPrince of Wateria
Command & Conquer: Red AlertCommand & Conquer: Red AlertImplementation of the C&C engine
Open RA game engine
Free RA game engine for Linux
OpenRedAlert game engine
DoomDoomDooM remix project
SimTowerSimTowerOpenSkyscraper remake
Dope WarsDope WarsDopeWars classic for Andoid
Master of Orion 2: Battle at AntaresMaster of Orion 2: Battle at AntaresFree Orion
Star Control 2Star Control 2Star control Timewarp
The Ur-Quan masters
Transport TycoonTransport TycoonOpenTTD
Simutrans, a remake
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's RevengeMonkey Island 2: LeChuck's RevengeMonkey Island 2 special edition
Stunts (a.k.a. 4D Sports Driving)Stunts (a.k.a. 4D Sports Driving)Ultimate Stunts, a remake
Warlords 2Warlords 2FreeLords
Duke Nukem 3DDuke Nukem 3DJonoF's Duke 3D
Duke Nukem 3D High resolution pack
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the FathersGabriel Knight: Sins of the FathersGabriel Knight 1 remake: 20th anniversary edition
Maniac MansionManiac MansionManiac Mansion Deluxe
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the FlamePrince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the FlamePrince of Wateria
Speedball 2Speedball 2The makers of Speedball 2 evolution
Speedball 2 HD
The SettlersThe SettlersFreeserf
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyBBC remake
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