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Abandonware DOS is an ever growing database of old PC computer games released for MS-DOS, Windows, Macintosh and Linux systems. Some of the games are available for download, some are not. On Abandonware DOS you can scratch the itch for retro gaming and find the games from the 80s and the 90s that we remember so fondly. Just search by genre, keyword or year of release. For a full list of site features see the Want to help? page.
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  • Free Enterprise: build your small business from the ground up

    Free Enterprise: build your small business from the ground up

    30th September 2022simulation
    Dehumanizing offices? Check. Depressing environment? Check. No windows in the whole place? Check. Good, I'm ready to exploit my workers and become great entrepreneur. All of this thanks to Free Enterprise, a simulation for Windows by Tsunami Media, published in 1996.More info:Genres: simulation, business simulationSystem: Windows XP/98/95Year: 1996Publisher: Tsunami MediaDeveloper: Tsunami MediaThemes: modern world, urban settingKeywords: turn based, ...
  • Road Rash: violent motorcycle racing

    Road Rash: violent motorcycle racing

    24th September 2022racing
    Road Rash is an abandoned motorcycle racing game developed by Papyrus Design Group and released by Electronic Arts in 1996. Road Rash runs on Windows XP/98/95 but was also published for Amiga, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, 3DO, Game Gear, PlayStation, Saturn, Game Boy. In Road Rash you're a motorcycle racer that needs to win against other racers by any means possibile, including violent ones. Road Rash was quite successful and ...
  • Electronic Games Arcade Awards: The best of 1980

    Electronic Games Arcade Awards: The best of 1980

    17th September 2022top games and awards
    Electronic Games was the first magazine dedicated to the video game world, published in the United States. Electronic Games ran from October 15 1981 to 1997 under different titles (Computer Entertainment, Intelligent Gamer, etc).The magazine is notable for holding the first Game of the Year Award ceremony, called (obviously) the Arcade Awards. The Arcade Awards were an annual award that took place every year from 1979 to 1984, then, after a hiatus, ...
  • Maniac Mansion Deluxe: a remake

    Maniac Mansion Deluxe: a remake

    10th September 2022adventure, remakes and sequels
    Maniac Mansion Deluxe is the unofficial sequel to the acclaimed point & click adventure game released by LucasFilm in 1987. Maniac Mansion Deluxe it's a fan-made adventure developed by LucasFans Games and released in 2004 and it's a complete remake of Maniac Mansion in every aspect, developed using the Adventure Game Studio engine. Unfortunately, the original LucasFan Games is no more, but the game can be found on Abandonware DOS and other ...
  • Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1982

    Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1982

    3rd September 2022top games and awards
    Electronic Games was the first magazine dedicated to the video game world, published in the United States. Electronic Games ran from October 15 1981 to 1997 under different titles (Computer Entertainment, Intelligent Gamer, etc). The magazine is notable for holding the first Game of the Year Award ceremony, called (obviously) the Arcade Awards. The Arcade Awards were an annual award that took place every year from 1979 to 1984, then, after a hiatus, in 1992 and 1993.1982...
  • X-COM Apocalypse: a different X-COM

    X-COM Apocalypse: a different X-COM

    X-COM: Apocalypse is the third installment of the very popular X-COM franchise. After X-COM: Ufo Defence and Terror From the Deep, fans expected another smash hit. Apocalypse is quite different under many aspects, from gameplay to aesthetics. X-COM Apocalypse was designed by Julian Gollop (the same designer that brought the original X-COM to life), developed by Mythos Software and released by MicroProse Software in 1997 for DOS and Windows.Game details ...
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  • The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings: The Shadows of Mordor

    abandonware Released in 1988 The Lord of the Rings
    The Lord of the Rings is perhaps the most read fantasy novel of all time and the most important one. I dare to say that Tolkien, who also wrote The Hobbit and other novels, was the most influential fantasy writer ever existed. Even before the Peter Jackson movies, there were quite a few The Lord of the Rings (and The Hobbit) licensed games, published for more than a few platforms, including DOS of course.
  • Shoot 'em up

    Shoot 'em up: Seek and Destroy

    abandonware Released in 1996 Shoot 'em up
    Shoot 'em ups were extremely popular in the '80s and '90s. In a classic shoot 'em up, the player controls a vehicle, a spaceship or an aircraft with the only goal of destroying the largest number of enemies as possible while dodging bullets and staying alive. Through the years, shoot 'em ups evolved to include features like end level bosses, multiple weapons and power-ups. Some of the most popular DOS shoot 'em ups were: Raptor, Tyrian 2000, Xenon 2.
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To abandonware or not?

Where does the love for old abandoned games comes from? Our childhood, perhaps. What's left of that age? What do we miss so much? The long afternoons spent walking in the worlds of Ultima or the hours passed impersonating Duke Nukem. Here we are now, slightly aged, eager to pay homage to all those wonderful DOS games.

After all, it's about the passion for old games and a little bit of nostalgia.

The games listed on Abandonware DOS are no longer supported by their respective developers (as far as I know... I often check sites like Steam and GOG). If you find out that a game is still on sale or "protected", please let me know and I'll remove it from Abandonware DOS as soon as possible.


What is the definition of Abandonware? Abandonware is a word that describes a software (game or application) no longer supported by its developers or its publishers and is no longer available for sale in any form (digital or retail).

When we talk about abandonware we usually refer to old games for systems no longer available to the public such as DOS, Commodore 64, Amiga, Spectrum, etc.

Some "abandoned" games are still on sale, that's why you will find games tagged as "protected" on Abandonware DOS.


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