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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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  • GameSpy's 25 Favorite PC Games of the '90s

    GameSpy's 25 Favorite PC Games of the '90s

    "The 1990s were landmark years for PC gaming, giving rise to three of the most deeply ingrained genres on the platform, and delivering memorable classics in the role-playing and adventure genres that the PC had long been known for. To celebrate this monumental decade we've put together some reflections on our 25 favorite PC games of the '90s, as selected by GameSpy's editorial staff, and we'll be sharing them ...
  • Raiden: from the arcades to DOS

    Raiden: from the arcades to DOS

    17th February 2024shooter
    Raiden is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up game developed by Seibu Kaihatsu and first released in arcades in 1990 and later for many home computers and consoles. Raiden follows the classic vertical scrolling shoot 'em up format. Players control a spaceship known as the R-9C "Red-Ray" and navigate vertically scrolling levels filled with waves of enemy aircraft, tanks, and other adversaries. The objective is to destroy as many enemies ...
  • Dungeons, Dragons and pixels: videogames inspired by D&D

    Dungeons, Dragons and pixels: videogames inspired by D&D

    10th February 2024adventure, RPG
    Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is a tabletop role-playing game (RPG) that combines elements of storytelling, strategy, and chance. It was first published in 1974 by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson and has since become one of the most popular and influential role-playing games in the world. Dungeons & Dragons has inspired a variety of video games spanning multiple genres, from classic RPGs to action-adventure titles. These ...
  • The fourth King's Quest: The Perils of Rosella

    The fourth King's Quest: The Perils of Rosella

    3rd February 2024adventure, remakes and sequels
    King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella is an adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line in 1988. It is the fourth installment in the popular King's Quest series created by Roberta Williams. The game was originally released for MS-DOS and Apple II computers and later ported to other platforms. The story of King's Quest IV follows Princess Rosella, the daughter of King Graham and Queen Valanice. The game begins ...
  • GameSpy Greatest PC Games of All Time: The '80s

    GameSpy Greatest PC Games of All Time: The '80s

    This is a special feature of the popular (and old!) video games site GameSpy. These games were handpicked by the GameSpy staff to be part of the best PC games published in the 80s. GameSpy Online, often referred to as GameSpy, was a division of IGN Entertainment that provided a wide range of online gaming services and features. It was known for its multiplayer gaming services and community-building tools. GameSpy ...
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  • Winter sports

    Winter sports: The Games: Winter Challenge

    abandonware 1991 Winter sports
    Winter sports - as the name suggests - are athletic activities or competitions that take place on snow or ice during the winter months. These sports often require specific conditions provided by cold temperatures and frozen surfaces. Examples of winter sports are: skiing, ice hockey, snowboard, biathlon.
  • Might and Magic

    Might and Magic: Might and Magic: Swords of Xeen

    abandonware 1995 Might and Magic

    The Might and Magic series is a long-running franchise of role-playing video games known for its rich fantasy world, deep gameplay mechanics, and immersive storytelling. The whole series was developed by New World Computing and lasted untile the 2000s. The success of the first game led to numerous sequels and spin-offs, each expanding upon the lore and gameplay of the original.

    The Heroes of Might and Magic series is a spin-off of the popular Might and Magic RPG franchise, focusing on turn-based strategy and tactical combat within a fantasy setting....

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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.