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The most popular 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.

blake-stone-planet-strike-05

Blake Stone 2: Planet Strike

DOS1994protected4.1/5 JAM Productions
dungeonkroz-1

Dungeons of Kroz

DOS1989freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software
bio-menace-3-06

Bio Menace Episode 3: Master Cain

DOS1993freeware4.2/5 Apogee Software
flying-tigers-2-04

Flying Tigers 2

DOS19943.3/5
xenophage-03

Xenophage: Alien BloodSport

DOS1996freeware3.9/5 Argo Games
legend-of-the-red-dragon-04

Legend of the Red Dragon

DOS19893.5/5 Robinson Technologies
gateworld-1

Gateworld

DOS19933.1/5 HomeBrew Software
kingdom-of-kroz-2-1

Kingdom of Kroz 2

DOS19903.2/5 Apogee Software
aldosadventure-1

Aldo's Adventure

DOS1987remake3.8/5 Yahoo Software
moraffrevenge-2

Moraff's Revenge

DOS19883.7/5 Moraffware
capman-01

Cap Man

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

Caverns of Kroz

DOS1989freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software
reaping-the-dungeon-06

Reaping The Dungeon

DOS19934/5 Frontline Software
megapede-02

Megapede

DOS19923/5
pharaos-tomb-03

Pharaoh's Tomb

DOS19904.1/5 Micro F/X Software
borderworld-02

Borderworld

DOS19963.8/5 Midlothian Software
major-stryker-03

Major Stryker

DOSWindows XP/98/951993freeware3.9/5 Apogee Software
flightmare-04

Flightmare

DOS1984freeware3.6/5
8088othello-4

8088 Othello

DOS19853.5/5
shootinggallery-1

Shooting Gallery

DOS19903.7/5 Arcanum Computing
othello-03

Othello

DOS19864.1/5
escapedelirium-5

Escape from delirium

DOS19953.9/5 Virtual X-Perience
amazingmaze-2

Amazing Maze

DOS19833.1/5
line-wars-2-01

LineWars 2

DOS19944/5 Safari Software
hexxagon2-1

Hexxagon 2

DOS19934/5 Argo Games
space-miner-03

Space Miner

DOS19833.5/5
joust-vga-03

Joust VGA

DOS1990remake4.4/5
overkill-04

OverKill

DOS1992freeware3.9/5 Tech-Noir
night-raid-04

Night Raid

DOS1992remake3.7/5 Argo Games