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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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  • GOG Black Friday sale

    GOG Black Friday sale

    24th November 2022deals and free games
    Good Old Games is hosting a Black Friday sale. It's call Black Friday, but it lasts a whole week! And there's bundles! Strategy bundle, RPG bundle, kinky bundle (...) build your own bundle (Team17, Microids, etc.). I think I'm going to buy one of the old Heroes of Might and Magic games...
  • From Sierra Online: Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist

    From Sierra Online: Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist

    19th November 2022adventure
    Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist is a comedy point & click adventure game set in the old American West designed by Al Lowe and Josh Mandel, developed and released by Sierra On-Line in 1993 for DOS, Windows and Macintosh. Initially released on floppy, Freddy Pharkas was later re-released on CD-ROM as a new edition.
  • Witchaven: a fantasy first-person slasher

    Witchaven: a fantasy first-person slasher

    12th November 2022action, shooter
    Witchaven is an abandoned fantasy first-person shooter (or "slasher", since you'll wield melee weapons) developed by Capstone and released by IntraCorp in 1995 for DOS and Windows. Witchaven includes RPG elements such as experience and leveling your character but it's primarily an action game with swords and spells.More info about Witchaven.Genres: shooter, first-person shooterSystem: DOS, Windows XP/98/95Year: 1995Publisher: IntraCorpDeveloper: CapstoneThemes: ...
  • A game to play on Christmas day: Holiday Lemmings

    A game to play on Christmas day: Holiday Lemmings

    5th November 2022puzzle
    Lemmings was one of the most iconic puzzle games ever made. It was also one of the most inventive. The idea behind those tiny furred punk suicidal rodents is truly a stroke of genius. Not surprisingly, after the huge success of the first game a lot of sequels followed. Holiday Lemmings is just one of them. More about Holiday Lemmings Genres: puzzle, action puzzleSystem: DOSYear: 1993Publisher:&...
  • GDC Spotlight Awards - 1998

    GDC Spotlight Awards - 1998

    29th October 2022top games and awards
    The Spotlight Awards was a video game awards event hosted in the 1990s at the GDC (Games Developers Conference) that covered a lot of gaming platforms.The best video games for 1998 according to the Spotlight awards were:Age of Empires Annual Achievement Award for Game Design and DevelopmentBlade Runner Best Music or SoundtrackFinal Fantasy VII Best Adventure Game/RPGPaRappa the Rapper Best Use of AudioPaRappa the Rapper Most Innovative Game ...
  • Bureaucracy: interactive fiction

    Bureaucracy: interactive fiction

    22nd October 2022adventure
    Bureaucracy is an abandoned text-adventure game designed by Douglas Adams (yes, the writer of The Hitchhiker Guide of the Galaxy), developed and published by Infocom in 1987. Bureaucracy is a peculiar interactive fiction; the game challenges you to solve frustrating bureaucratic problems in a world populated by strange characters. Game info Genres: adventure, interactive fictionSystem: DOS, MacYear: 1987Publisher: InfocomDeveloper: InfocomDesigners: Douglas AdamsThemes: urban setting, ...
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  • Wargame

    Wargame: Battle for Normandy

    protected Released in 1983 Wargame
    Wargames, much like their tabletop counterparts, are tactical, strategy games in which the players must win battles between two warring factions by moving and attacking with single units, usually played on top-down hex maps. Wargames are often historically accurate, but they can also be based on fantasy or sci-fi settings. Some of the most popular wargames are Panzer General and the Close Combat series.
  • Grand strategy

    Grand strategy: Heirs to the Throne

    abandonware Released in 1992 Grand strategy
    The definition of grand strategy is elusive. A grand strategy game is focused on state/empire-wide tactics on a big scope. It's strategy to the highest level, as opposed to games in which you have to micromanage resources or move single units on a battlefield. Two of the most appreciated grand strategy game series of the past are Nobunaga's Ambition and Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
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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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