Abandonware DOS title

The best abandonware rpg games

In a Role-Playing Game (RPG), players control one or more characters in a fictional world, be it fantasy-oriented, contemporary, sci-fi, etc. RPGs follow up on traditional tabletop role-playing games features, including narrative threads full of obstacles and enigmas, character development, combat systems, or complex inventories.
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Hexx: Heresy of the Wizard

DOS19944/5 dungeon crawl, first-person party-based RPG
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Wizard's Crown

DOS1987protected4/5
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Menzoberranzan

DOS1994protected4/5 first-person party-based RPG
Menzoberranzan is a old DOS fantasy first person perspective RPG developed by DreamForge Intertainment in 1994 from an original idea by John McGirk. Menzoberranzan setting is based on the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms campaing setting. Menzoberranzan gameplay is party-based and class-based.
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Realms of Arkania 3: Shadows Over Riva

DOS1996protected4/5 first-person party-based RPG, sandbox RPG
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Amberstar

DOS19924/5 top-down party-based RPG
Amberstar is a fantasy old school RPG very similar to Ultima 6 that uses a top-down view for interiors and small locations and a first person pseudo 3D view for everything else. Unfortunately, the sequel (called Ambermoon) was available for Amiga only and no version existed for DOS or Windows. Amberstar was developed and published by Thalion for DO...
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Escape from Hell

DOS19904/5
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An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire

Windows XP/98/951997protected4/5 action RPG, dungeon crawl
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Legend of Faerghail

DOS19904/5 first-person party-based RPG
Legend of Faerghail is a role-playing video game developed by Electronic Design Hannover and published by Rainbow Arts. It was released in 1990 for the Commodore 64, Amiga, and MS-DOS platforms. The game is set in the fantasy world of Faerghail, where the player controls a party of adventurers on a quest to defeat the evil sorcerer Daldras.The game...
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Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

DOSMac OS1993protected4/5 dungeon crawl, first-person party-based RPG
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos is a classic role-playing video game released by Westwood Studios in 1993. It is the first installment in the Lands of Lore series and is known for its immersive gameplay, storyline, and impressive graphics for its time. Lands of Lore is an first-person party-based role-playing game (RPG) that combines elemen...
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The Bard's Tale 2: The Destiny Knight

DOS19884/5 first-person party-based RPG
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Don't Go Alone

DOS19894/5 first-person party-based RPG
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Mordor: The Depths of Dejenol

Windows 3.x1995protected4/5 dungeon crawl, first-person party-based RPG
Mordor: The Depths of Dejenol is fantasy RPG game released in 1995 for Windows 3.x, but it runs flawlessy even Windows XP (see this faq if you want to play Mordor in a virtual machine). Mordor: The Depths of Dejenol is a mix of first-person and top-down perspective dungeon crawler; the game shows the dungeon in by both perspectives at onc...
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Stonekeep

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac OS1995protected4/5 dungeon crawl
Stonekeep is a first-person role-playing game (RPG) developed by Interplay Entertainment. It was released for MS-DOS in 1995 and later for other platforms such as Windows and Macintosh.The game is set in the fantasy world of Britannia, where the player takes on the role of a hero named Drake. The story revolves around the protagonist's quest to def...
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Ultima 2: Revenge of the Enchantress

DOS19834/5 top-down party-based RPG
The second chapter of the Ultima saga is much similar to the first one (same top down visual, same dungeon 3d visual, same gameplay), although there are many small improvements. The series begins to take the shape of the detailed, deep, rpg saga that gamers will always remember.
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Darklands

DOSLinuxWindows XP/98/95Mac OS1992protected4/5 sandbox RPG
Darklands was a unique historical isometric RPG that mixed real historical data from medieval Germany during the 15th century with a touch of folklore and fantasy. Unfortunately it was also the only Microprose RPG of that kind and beauty. The original game box contained a huge manual with info on european folklore (including the live...
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Bloodstone: an Epic Dwarven Tale

DOS19934/5 top-down party-based RPG
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Moria

DOS1992freeware3.9/5 dungeon crawl, roguelike
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Cosmic Soldier: Psychic War

DOS19893.9/5 dungeon crawl, JRPG
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Heimdall

DOS19923.9/5
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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers

DOS19923.9/5 top-down party-based RPG
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers is an abandoned fantasy top-down DOS RPG game set in the The Lord of the Rings universe. The Lord of the Rings II was developed and released by Interplay Productions in 1992. The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers is based on the popular The Lord Of The Rings book by J.R.R. Tol...
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Exile: Escape from the Pit

Windows XP/98/95Mac OSWindows 3.x1995freeware3.9/5 top-down party-based RPG
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Shard of Spring

DOS1987protected3.9/5
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Might and Magic Book One: Secret of the Inner Sanctum

DOS19873.9/5 first-person party-based RPG
Might and Magic Book One: The Secret of the Inner Sanctum is a classic first-person role-playing video game (RPG) released in 1986 for DOS and other platforms. It was developed and published by New World Computing and designed by Jon Van Caneghem. This game is considered one of the pioneers of the RPG genre.
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Entomorph: Plague Of The Darkfall

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.xMac OS1995protected3.9/5 action RPG
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The Legacy: Realm of Terror

DOSLinuxMac OS1993protected3.9/5
The Legacy: Realm of Terror is a first-person view survival horror RPG set in the modern world, in a haunted house. The Legacy was developed by Magnetic Scrolls and published by MicroProse Software in 1993.
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Van Buren (Fallout 3)

Windows XP/98/952003canceleddemo3.9/5
Van Buren was a science fiction post-apocalyptic RPG being developed by Black Isle Studios and never published. Van Buren was the direct sequel to Fallout 2, part of the Fallout franchise. Van Buren was canceled in 2003.
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Vengeance of Excalibur

DOS19913.9/5 action RPG
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Scavengers of the Mutant World

DOS19883.9/5 top-down party-based RPG
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The Magic Candle 3

DOS19923.9/5 top-down party-based RPG, sandbox RPG
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Curse of the Azure Bonds

DOS1989protected3.9/5