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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Sorcerian

DOS19904/5 JRPG, action RPG, metroidvania
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The Bard's Tale 2: The Destiny Knight

DOS19884/5 first-person party-based RPG
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Hexx: Heresy of the Wizard

DOS19944/5 dungeon crawl, first-person party-based RPG
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Might and Magic Book One: Secret of the Inner Sanctum

DOS19874/5 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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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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Escape from Hell

DOS19904/5
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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I

DOS19904/5 top-down party-based RPG
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I is an abandoned fantasy top-down DOS RPG game set in the The Lord of the Rings universe. The Lord of the Rings I was developed and released by Interplay Productions in 1990. The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I is based on the popular The Lord Of The Rings book by J.R.R. Tolkien and it's focused on the f...
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Whale's Voyage

DOS19934/5 first-person party-based RPG
Whale's Voyage is an abandoned science fiction first-person view party-based RPG, developed by neo Software Produktions and released by Pro One Software in 1993. Whale's Voyage is currently abandonware and it was published for PC (DOS) and Amiga.
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Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn

Windows XP/98/95Mac2000protected4/5
Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn is a party-based real-time with pause CRPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe that shares the same gameplay as the sequel: the much acclaimed Baldur's Gate. Shadows of Amn was developed by BioWare and released by Black Isle Studios in 2000 for PC (Windows) and Mac.
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Dink Smallwood

Windows XP/98/951998freeware4/5 action RPG
Dink Smallwood is an action role-playing video game developed by Robinson Technologies. It was first released in 1997 for Windows and later became freeware. The game was created by Seth Robinson, and it gained a cult following for its humor.The game's plot revolves around the titular character, Dink Smallwood, a pig farmer who embarks on an epic ad...
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Blues Brothers RPG

Windows XP/98/952004freeware4/5 JRPG
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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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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/98/95Mac1995protected4/5 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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Wizard's Crown

DOS1987protected4/5
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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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Heimdall

DOS19923.9/5
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Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

DOS19813.9/5 dungeon crawl, first-person party-based RPG
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord is a role-playing video game that was first released in 1981. It's one of the pioneering titles in the dungeon-crawling genre and one of the first computer role-playing games (CRPGs).Developed by Andrew C. Greenberg and Robert Woodhead, and published by Sir-Tech, Wizardry was initially released for the ...
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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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Ancients 2: Approaching Evil

DOS19943.9/5 first-person party-based RPG
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Darklands

DOSLinuxWindows XP/98/95Mac1992protected3.9/5 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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The Legacy: Realm of Terror

DOSLinuxMac1993protected3.9/5
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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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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Ancient Domains of Mystery (ADOM) v1.1

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1996freeware3.9/5 dungeon crawl, roguelike
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HeroQuest

DOSMac19913.9/5 dungeon crawl, board game
HeroQuest is a classic video game adaptation of the popular board game HeroQuest, released in 1991 by Gremlin Interactive. HeroQuest faithfully recreates the turn-based, dungeon-crawling, and role-playing gameplay of the board game. Players take on the roles of different heroes, including a barbarian, dwarf, elf, and wizard, as they explo...