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
Age of Empires 2: The Age of KingsAge of Empires 2: The Age of KingsAge of Empires 2 HD version
The Secret of Monkey IslandThe Secret of Monkey IslandSecret of Monkey Island special edition
Prince of PersiaPrince of PersiaPrincess of Persia
DoomDoomDooM remix project
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
Dope WarsDope WarsDopeWars classic for Andoid
Transport TycoonTransport TycoonOpenTTD
Simutrans, a remake
Master of Orion 2: Battle at AntaresMaster of Orion 2: Battle at AntaresFree Orion
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the FlamePrince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the FlamePrincess of Persia
Star Control 2Star Control 2Star control Timewarp
The Ur-Quan masters
SimTowerSimTowerOpenSkyscraper remake
The SettlersThe SettlersFreeserf
Duke Nukem 3DDuke Nukem 3DJonoF's Duke 3D
Duke Nukem 3D High resolution pack
Forgotten Realms: Unlimited AdventuresForgotten Realms: Unlimited AdventuresDungeon Craft
Warlords 2Warlords 2FreeLords
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the FathersGabriel Knight: Sins of the FathersGabriel Knight 1 remake: 20th anniversary edition
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's RevengeMonkey Island 2: LeChuck's RevengeMonkey Island 2 special edition
Tyrian 2000Tyrian 2000OpenTyrian port
Speedball 2Speedball 2The makers of Speedball 2 evolution
Speedball 2 HD
Maniac MansionManiac MansionManiac Mansion Deluxe
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