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Abandonware DOS is an ever-expanding archive of classic PC games originally released for DOS, Windows, and Macintosh. A database of games that date back to the 80s and 90s, and they are available for download. With Abandonware DOS, you can fully satisfy your nostalgia for retro gaming. Start your exploration by browsing through genres, keywords, release years, or explore recently added games.

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  • Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures

    Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures

    13th April 2024RPG
    After publishing a plethora of Gold Box titles, SSI decided to release a fantasy RPG based on the Forgotten Realms scenarios of Dungeons & Dragons where the player could create its own adventures. Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures (FRUA) is the ultimate Gold Box RPG and received praise from everyone who played it. It's included in the compilation "The Forgotten Realm Archives - Collection Two".
  • CODiE Awards 1995: Doom 2, Nascar, Under a Killing Moon

    CODiE Awards 1995: Doom 2, Nascar, Under a Killing Moon

    6th April 2024top games and awards
    In 1995 America Online granted access to the internet. The Oklahoma City bombing and the nervine gas attack in Japan happened. In 1995 Microsoft presented its own operating system Windows 1995 to the world.Some CODiE Awards winners made the history of video gaming. Doom 2 was an excellent sequel to one of the greatest FPS of all time. NASCAR racing smooth gameplay made it one of the best racing games of the decade. ...
  • Jagged Alliance 2: squad tactics at its best

    Jagged Alliance 2: squad tactics at its best

    30th March 2024RPG, strategy
    Jagged Alliance 2 is a turn-based tactical role-playing strategy game developed by Sir-Tech and released in 1999 for Windows. It is the sequel to the original Jagged Alliance and has earned a reputation as one of the best games in the turn-based strategy genre. Set in the fictional country of Arulco, Jagged Alliance 2 presents players with the task of liberating Arulco from the oppressive rule of a dictator named Deidranna.
  • King's Quest: Quest for the Crown

    King's Quest: Quest for the Crown

    23rd March 2024adventure
    King's Quest: Quest for the Crown is the first game in the popular series of King's Quest. Developed by Sierra On-line, King's Quest is an early adventure game (one of the first animated adventures), a step up from the classic graphical interactive fiction of the time. The player can use the keyword both to move the character around the game world AND to perform actions in text adventure style, by ...
  • Block breakers: the Breakout legacy

    Block breakers: the Breakout legacy

    16th March 2024action, puzzle
    Block breaker is a term often used to describe a type of video game that involves breaking or destroying blocks or bricks within the game environment. These games are typically characterized by a paddle or platform at the bottom of the screen that the player controls, and a wall of blocks at the top of the screen that the player must eliminate. One of the most iconic block breaker ...
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  • Life simulation

    Life simulation: Jones in the Fast Lane

    abandonware 1991 Life simulation
    Life simulation video games are a genre of video games that simulate various aspects of human life or other forms of existence. These games often allow players to control characters or entities and guide them through virtual lives, making decisions that affect their relationships, careers, and overall well-being. Life simulation games can vary widely in terms of gameplay mechanics and themes, but they typically focus on activities such as socializing, managing resources, and pursuing goals.
  • Engine: Synergistic Software's World Builder

    Engine: Synergistic Software's World Builder: The Beverly Hillbillies

    Synergistic Software's World Builder engine provided game designers with a platform for creating rich and immersive worlds, enabling the creation of complex environments and interactive experiences.

    The World Builder engine was known for its versatility and user-friendly interface, allowing developers to easily design and manipulate terrain, place objects and characters, and script events and interactions. It provided a range of tools for terrain generation, including the ability to sculpt landscapes, paint textures, and add vegetation and structures.

    Synergistic Software used the World Builder engine to develop several notable games, including "War in Middle-earth"....

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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.

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What does abandonware mean?

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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Is abandonware safe?

There's a misconception about abandonware: since it's about old games, there's no security involved. It's not like that, al least not on Abandonware DOS. Every single  Windows and DOS game on this site was personally tested. Every game was played on a computer with all kinds of tools: antivirus, antispam, etc.

That said, there's the possibility of a false positive: your software tells you there's a virus but there's no such thing. I can't speak for other abandonware sites, but I can assure you that I take all the necessary measures to keep the games on Abandonware DOS safe.