Abandonware DOS title

The best abandonware action games

Action video games are a genre of video games that emphasize physical challenges, hand-eye coordination, and reaction time. These games typically involve fast-paced gameplay, where players control a character who must navigate through a dynamic environment filled with obstacles, enemies, and other challenges. The primary focus is on the player's ability to react quickly and make split-second decisions.
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Magic Pockets

DOS19924.1/5 platform
Magic Pockets is a platform game developed by The Bitmap Brothers and published by Renegade Software. It was released in 1991 for the Atari ST, Amiga, and MS-DOS platforms. In Magic Pockets, players control a character known as the Bitmap Kid, who possesses magical pockets that can produce a variety of useful items. The game is a side-scrollin...
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Arkanoid

DOS19884.1/5 block breaker, action puzzle
Arkanoid is a classic arcade video game that was first released in 1986 by Taito. It is a breakout-style game, which means that the primary objective is to break a wall of bricks or blocks by bouncing a ball off a paddle at the bottom of the screen. The game takes its name and inspiration from Atari's Breakout, which was released in the 1970s. ...
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Iron Blood

DOS19964.1/5 platform
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Budokan: the Martial Spirit

DOS19894.1/5 fighting
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Prehistorik 2

DOS1993protected4.1/5 platform
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Donkey Kong

DOS19834.1/5
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Fire and Ice

DOS19934.1/5 platform
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Commander Keen: Keen Dreams

DOS19924/5 platform
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Pyramids of Egypt

DOS19894/5 maze
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Mortal Kombat 2

DOS1994protected4/5 fighting
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Mario and Luigi

DOS2001remake4/5 platform
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Paperboy 2

DOS19914/5
Paperboy 2 is the sequel to the much acclaimed coin-op arcade hit Paperboy in which you have to deliver newspapers to subscribers while avoiding every kind of obstacle. Paperboy 2 is an isometric action game developed by Tengen and was released by Mindscape in 1991 for a number of platform. The DOS version of the game is abandoned.
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Bad Dudes VS Dragon Ninja

DOS1988protected4/5 beat 'em up
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Risky Woods

DOS1992protected4/5 platform
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Xonix

DOS1984remake4/5
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Tristan Pinball

DOS19914/5 pinball
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Fury of the Furries

DOS19934/5 platform
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

DOS19914/5 beat 'em up
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of the many adaptations of the Terminator franchise. This one is based on the movie of the same name, but it's not as good as the movie, according to critics. Terminator 2 is an action game developed by Syntetic Dimensions and released by Ocean Software in 1991 for DOS. It was also published for C64, ZX Spectrum, A...
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

DOS19924/5 platform
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Jumpman

DOS19844/5 platform
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Double Dragon

DOS19884/5 beat 'em up
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All Dogs Go to Heaven

DOS19894/5 action puzzle, word puzzle
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Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Windows XP/98/952001remake4/5 platform
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Brutal: Paws of Fury

DOS19954/5 fighting
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CHAMP Kong

DOS1996remake4/5
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Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes

DOS1990protected4/5 platform
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Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle

DOS1991protected4/5 platform
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Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine

DOS1991protected4/5 platform
Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine is a science fiction action oriented platform game designed by Tom Hall, developed by id Software and released by Apogee Software in 1991 for DOS only. Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine is part of the Commander Keen game series, specifically it's the second episode of Commander Keen in Goodbye, Galaxy.
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Dark Ages Volume I - Prince of Destiny

DOS1991freeware4/5 platform
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Ghostbusters

DOS2006remake4/5
Ghostbusters is a abandoned action game based on the 80s hit movie Ghostbusters. Ghostbusters was released in 2006 as a remake of the game of the same name developed by Activision in 1984 for a number of platforms including C64, Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum.