Abandonware DOS title

The most popular text-based games

In the past, lots of games used ASCII characters (text) to represent the game world. These text-only video games may seem primitive and outdated and, in fact, the genre almost died with the fast evolving graphics of modern games.
A few genres traditionally linked to the beautiful world of ascii characters still survives: roguelikes (nethack, angband, etc.) and interactive fiction, for example.
plunderedhearts-1

Plundered Hearts

DOSMac19873.9/5 Infocom
dragon-world-01

Dragon World

DOS19844.2/5 Telarium
returntodoom-1

Return to Doom

DOS19883.8/5 Topologika Software
einstein-writer-01

Einstein Writer 7

DOS19853.5/5
shadowsmordor-3

The Shadows of Mordor

DOS19883.7/5 Beam Software
armchair-quarterback-01

Armchair Quarterback

DOS19854.1/5
larn-5

Larn

DOS1986freeware3.9/5
demon-tomb-02

Demon's Tomb: The Awakening

DOS19893.1/5 Silhouette Software
baseball-mogul-2006-07

Baseball Mogul 2006

Windows20054.1/5
dungeons_kroz2_003

Dungeons of Kroz 2

DOS19893.6/5 Apogee Software
sherlockvatican-1

Sherlock Holmes: The Vatican Cameos

DOS19864/5 Magicom Multimedia
evets-5

Evets

DOS1988freeware3.5/5 SAck Enterprizes
volkswriter3-02

Volkswriter 3

DOS19823.7/5 Lifetree Software
grand-prix-hole-03

Grand Prix

DOS19894/5 Wizard Games
essex-02

Essex

DOS19853.6/5 Synapse Software
wishbringer-1

Wishbringer

DOS19853.7/5 Infocom
classic-hangman-05

Classic Hangman

DOS19833.6/5 Norland Software
slashem-vampire-03

Slash'Em

Windows XP/98/95Linux1997freeware4.1/5
ballyhoo-1

Ballyhoo

DOS19863.5/5 Infocom
dracula-in-london-03

Dracula in London

DOS19883.5/5 SDJ Enterprises
star-saga-2-2

Star Saga: Two - The Clathran Menace

DOS19893.9/5 Masterplay Publishing Corporation
jewels-of-darkness-06

Jewels of Darkness

DOS19864.2/5 Level 9 Computing
inside-trader-04

Inside Trader

DOS19874.1/5 Cosmi Corporation
megapede-02

Megapede

DOS19923/5
sorcerer-1

Sorcerer

DOS19844.1/5 Infocom
pacgal-02

Pac Gal

DOS19823/5
dr-ruth-game-02

Dr. Ruth Computer Game of Good Sex

DOS19863.6/5 Avalon Hill
stationfall-01

Stationfall

DOS19873.9/5 Infocom
lha-1

LHA

DOS19884.2/5
castleelsinore-1

Castle Elsinore

DOS19923.5/5 Temple Software