Abandonware DOS title

Text-based games: ASCII, etc. sorted by release date

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 These text-only video games may seem primitive and outdated and, in fact, the genre almost died with the fast evolving graphics of modern games.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.
returntodoom-1

Return to Doom

DOS19883.8/5 Topologika Software
romanticdome-1

Romantic encounters at the dome

DOS19883.9/5 MicroIllusions
startrek1stcontact-1

Star Trek: First Contact

DOS19883.6/5 Simon & Schuster Interactive
pasrun_001

The Astronomy Quiz

DOS19883.2/5 Softdisk Publishing
the-president-is-missing-02

The President is Missing

DOS1988protected3.4/5 Cosmi Corporation
shadowsmordor-3

The Shadows of Mordor

DOS19883.7/5 Beam Software
time-and-magik-03

Time and Magik: The Trilogy

DOS19884.1/5 Level 9 Computing
amaze-02

A-Maze

DOS19894.2/5 New Era Software
acquire-1

Acquire

DOS19893.9/5 IBM
alice-wonderland-if-01

Alice in Wonderland

DOS19893.3/5
arthur-excalibur-02

Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur

DOS19894/5 Infocom
at-slow-1

At-slow4

DOS19893.2/5
avon-1

Avon

DOS19893.4/5 Topologika Software
caverns-of-kroz-2

Caverns of Kroz

DOS1989freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software
caverns-of-kroz-2-2

Caverns of Kroz 2

DOS19893.3/5 Apogee Software
caves-of-thor-05

Caves of Thor

DOS19893.4/5 Apogee Software
chinaseatrader-2

China Sea Trader

DOS19893.5/5
demon-tomb-02

Demon's Tomb: The Awakening

DOS19893.3/5 Silhouette Software
dmassistant2-1

Dungeon Master's Assistant Vol 2

DOS1989protected3.8/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
dungeonkroz-1

Dungeons of Kroz

DOS1989freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software
dungeons_kroz2_003

Dungeons of Kroz 2

DOS19893.6/5 Apogee Software
grand-prix-hole-03

Grand Prix

DOS19894/5 Wizard Games
js-shogun-02

James Clavell's Shogun

DOS19894.2/5 Infocom
James Clavell's Shogun, a text adventure game developed by Infocom and released in 1989. Infocom was known for its interactive fiction games, and "James Clavell's Shogun" was one of its later releases.This text adventure game is based on James Clavell's novel "Shogun" and follows the story of John Blackthorne, an English navigator who becomes invol...
legend-of-the-red-dragon-04

Legend of the Red Dragon

DOS19893.5/5 Robinson Technologies
mathcad2-01

Math Cad 2.5

DOS19894.3/5
meteors-05

Meteors

DOS19893.6/5 Apogee Software
myth-ms-02

Myth

DOS19894.1/5 Magnetic Scrolls
ooze-01

Ooze: Creepy Nites

DOS19893/5 Dragonware Games
pkunzip-1

PKzip

DOS1989protected4/5 PKware