Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware adventure games sorted by release date

Adventure games focus on cracking enigmas and exploring and contemplating the game world in a narrative-driven scenario. In order to progress within the story arc, the player has to interact with different items, the environment itself, and other non-playing characters (NPC in short).
manhunter-new-york-4

Manhunter: New York

DOS19883.8/5 point and click adventure
mortville-manor-02

Mortville Manor

DOS19883.8/5 point and click adventure
mystery-of-the-mummy-02

Mystery of the Mummy

DOS19883.6/5 point and click adventure
policequest2-2

Police Quest 2: The Vengeance

DOS1988protected4/5 graphic adventure with text parser
Police Quest 2: The Vengeance is a graphical point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1988 as the second installment in the Police Quest series, which was created by former police officer Jim Walls.In Police Quest 2, Sonny Bonds is now a sergeant with the Lytton Police Department, and the gam...
psycho-02

Psycho

DOS19883.4/5
returntodoom-1

Return to Doom

DOS19883.8/5 interactive fiction
romanticdome-1

Romantic encounters at the dome

DOS19883.9/5 interactive fiction
shadowgate-splash

Shadowgate

DOSWindows 3.xMac19884.1/5 point and click adventure
Shadowgate is an abandoned fantasy-themed adventure game developed by ICOM Simulations and released by Mindscape in 1988 for Macintosh, DOS, and also for Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, NES. Shadowgate uses the ICOM MacVenture engine (Deja Vu, Uninvited). Shadowgate was later remade in an enhanced version for Windows 3.1.
sherlock-crown-jewels-01

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels

DOS19884.1/5 interactive fiction
startrek1stcontact-1

Star Trek: First Contact

DOS19883.6/5 interactive fiction
startrek-rebel-universe-01

Star Trek: The Rebel Universe

DOS19883.8/5 space exploration, space simulation
shadowsmordor-3

The Shadows of Mordor

DOS19883.7/5 interactive fiction
twilight-zone-01

The Twilight Zone

DOS19884.2/5 graphic adventure with text parser
The Twilight Zone is an abandoned sci-fi themed adventure game based on the popular TV series of the same name. The Twilight zone released in 1988 by First Row Software Publishing for DOS and Amiga. At it's core, The Twilight Zone is a text adventure, so you have to type in commands, but it's supported by the graphics.
time-and-magik-03

Time and Magik: The Trilogy

DOS19884.1/5 interactive fiction
whereeuropecarmen-2

Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego?

DOSMac19884/5 trivia / quiz
zakmckracken-1

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders

DOS1988protected4.1/5 point and click adventure
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders is a graphic adventure game developed and published by Lucasfilm Games (now known as LucasArts). It was first released in 1988 for various platforms, including the Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Amiga, and others.The game follows the adventures of Zak McKracken, a tabloid newspaper reporter, as he uncovers a plot by a...
zork-quest-1-02

Zork Quest: Assault on Egreth Castle

DOS19883.4/5 visual novel, interactive fiction
personal-nightmare-01

A Personal Nightmare

DOS19893.8/5 graphic adventure with text parser
alice-wonderland-if-01

Alice in Wonderland

DOS19893.3/5 interactive fiction
arthur-excalibur-02

Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur

DOS19894/5 interactive fiction
avon-1

Avon

DOS19893.4/5 interactive fiction
berlin1948-4

Berlin 1948

DOS19893.7/5
chamberpsi-1

Chamber of the Sci-Mutant Priestess

DOS1989protected3.8/5
codenameiceman-1

Code-name: Iceman

DOS19894.1/5 graphic adventure with text parser
demon-tomb-02

Demon's Tomb: The Awakening

DOS19893.1/5 interactive fiction
dragons-lair-1-1

Dragon's Lair

DOS1989protected3.7/5 interactive movie
explora2-03

Explora 2

DOS19893/5 point and click adventure
grail-quest-01

GrailQuest

DOS19893.3/5 interactive fiction
herosquest-1

Hero's Quest: So you want to be a hero

DOS19894.3/5 point and click adventure