Abandonware DOS title

Text-based games: ASCII, etc.

In the past, lots of games used ASCII characters (text) to represent the game world. These text-only video games may seem primitive and outdated and, in fact, the genre almost died with the fast evolving graphics of modern games.
A few genres traditionally linked to the beautiful world of ascii characters still survives: roguelikes (nethack, angband, etc.) and interactive fiction, for example.
hockey-league-simulator-03

Hockey League Simulator

DOS19903.3/5 Bethesda Softworks
hollywoodhij-1

Hollywood Hijinx

DOS19863.3/5 Infocom
holy-grail-04

Holy Grail

DOS19843.7/5
ibm-filing-assistant-02

IBM Assistant 2.0

DOS19864.1/5 IBM
incursion-04

Incursion

WindowsLinuxMac2007freeware4/5
indenture-02

Indenture

DOS1995remake4.1/5
infidel-1

Infidel

DOS19833.3/5 Infocom
inside-trader-04

Inside Trader

DOS19874.1/5 Cosmi Corporation
jamesbondview2kill-1

James Bond 007: A View to a Kill

DOS19853.9/5 Angelsoft
007-goldfinger-1

James Bond 007: Goldfinger

DOS19864.1/5 Angelsoft
js-shogun-02

James Clavell's Shogun

DOS19894.2/5 Infocom
James Clavell's Shogun, a text adventure game developed by Infocom and released in 1989. Infocom was known for its interactive fiction games, and "James Clavell's Shogun" was one of its later releases.This text adventure game is based on James Clavell's novel "Shogun" and follows the story of John Blackthorne, an English navigator who becomes invol...
javelin-spreadsheet-01

Javelin

DOS19853.3/5
jewels-of-darkness-06

Jewels of Darkness

DOS19864.2/5 Level 9 Computing
hamil-01

Kingdom of Hamil

DOS19873/5 Topologika Software
kingdomkroz-1

Kingdom of Kroz

DOS1988freeware3.7/5 Apogee Software
kingdom-of-kroz-2-1

Kingdom of Kroz 2

DOS19903.2/5 Apogee Software
knight-exchange-03

Knight Exchange

DOS19883.2/5 Softdisk Publishing
lancelot-01

Lancelot

DOS19884.1/5 Level 9 Computing
larn-5

Larn

DOS1986freeware3.9/5
lawnmover-1

Lawn Mower

DOS19873.8/5
leather-goddesses-of-phobos-04

Leather Goddesses of Phobos

DOS19864.2/5 Infocom
legend-of-the-red-dragon-04

Legend of the Red Dragon

DOS19893.5/5 Robinson Technologies
lha-1

LHA

DOS19884.2/5
lost-adventures-kroz-1

Lost Adventures of Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.3/5 Apogee Software
doslynx-01

Lynx

DOS1992freeware3/5
magnetic-scrolls-collection-02

Magnetic Scrolls Collection

DOS19914.1/5 Magnetic Scrolls
Magnetic Scrolls was one of the finest developer companies dedicated to Interactive Fiction. The Magnetic Scrolls Collection is a trilogy of Magnenic Scrolls adventures remade using the Wonderland engine: Fish!, Corruption, The Guild of Thieves. The new window-based interface made text-adventuring easy even for gamers not used to a text-only interf...
mathcad2-01

Math Cad 2.5

DOS19894.3/5
megapede-02

Megapede

DOS19923/5
melody-maker-3-01

Melody Maker 3

DOS19923.8/5