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The best shareware games

Shareware is a type of software distribution model that allows users to try a program before purchasing it. It's a marketing strategy and distribution method that was particularly popular in the early days of personal computing, primarily during the 1980s and 1990s.
Shareware games were released for free with limited functionality (for example: no saving, missing levels, time limit), often via a BBS (Bulletin Board System), a floppy disc or a CD included in a printed magazine or by direct download (when internet was in its infancy). If the user liked the shareware product, they could pay to obtain an upgrade and unlock the full game. When digital distribution started to become popular, shareware games slowly faded into oblivion.

night-raid-04

Night Raid

DOS1992remake3.7/5 Argo Games
jazzjackrabbit-7

Jazz Jackrabbit

DOS1994protected3.7/5 Epic MegaGames
epicpinball-1

Epic Pinball

DOSMac1993protected3.7/5 Digital Extremes
in-the-dead-of-night-08

In the Dead of Night

DOS19953.7/5 Trecision
shootinggallery-1

Shooting Gallery

DOS19903.7/5 Arcanum Computing
antattack-1

Ant Attack!

DOS1994freeware3.7/5 Dataware
egaroids-2

EGA-Roids

DOS1986freewareremake3.7/5 Designer Software
drriptide-2

In Search of Dr. Riptide

DOS19943.7/5 MindStorm Software
finalcrusadekroz-2

The Final Crusade of Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.7/5 Apogee Software
catacombabyss-1

Catacomb Abyss

DOS1992protected3.7/5 Softdisk Publishing
kingdomkroz-1

Kingdom of Kroz

DOS1988freeware3.7/5 Apogee Software
moraffrevenge-2

Moraff's Revenge

DOS19883.7/5 Moraffware
inner-worlds-08

Inner Worlds

DOSLinux19963.6/5 Sleepless Software
alphaman-02

AlphaMan

DOS19953.6/5
capman-01

Cap Man

Windows XP/98/9519993.6/5
caverns-of-kroz-2

Caverns of Kroz

DOS1989freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software
dungeonkroz-1

Dungeons of Kroz

DOS1989freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software
flightmare-04

Flightmare

DOS1984freeware3.6/5
battlestar-05

Battlestar

Windows 3.x1996freeware3.6/5
dungeons-of-kairn-02

Dungeons of Kairn

DOS19893.6/5
legend-of-the-red-dragon-04

Legend of the Red Dragon

DOS19893.5/5 Robinson Technologies
sango-fighter-1-03

Sango Fighter

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1993freeware3.5/5 Panda Entertainment Technology Co.
clyde-adventure-03

Clyde's Adventure

DOS1992freeware3.5/5 Moonlite Software
kens-labyrinth-05

Ken's Labyrinth

DOS1993freeware3.5/5
moraff-world-03

Moraff's World

DOS19913.5/5 Moraffware
tubular-worlds-04

Tubular Worlds

DOS19943.5/5
assaulttrooper-2

Assault Trooper

DOS19973.5/5 Webfoot Technologies
castleelsinore-1

Castle Elsinore

DOS19923.5/5 Temple Software
8088othello-4

8088 Othello

DOS19853.5/5
meteor-mission-2

Meteor Mission

DOS19953.5/5