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The best shareware games

Shareware is a type of software distribution model that allows users to try a program before purchasing it. It's a marketing strategy and distribution method that was particularly popular in the early days of personal computing, primarily during the 1980s and 1990s.
Shareware games were released for free with limited functionality (for example: no saving, missing levels, time limit), often via a BBS (Bulletin Board System), a floppy disc or a CD included in a printed magazine or by direct download (when internet was in its infancy). If the user liked the shareware product, they could pay to obtain an upgrade and unlock the full game. When digital distribution started to become popular, shareware games slowly faded into oblivion.

8088othello-4

8088 Othello

DOS19853.5/5
meteor-mission-2

Meteor Mission

DOS19953.5/5
space-miner-03

Space Miner

DOS19833.5/5
skyroads-xmas-03

Skyroads: Xmas Special

DOS1994freeware3.4/5 Bluemoon Interactive
arcticadventure-1

Arctic Adventure

DOS19913.4/5 Apogee Software
bolo-ball-03

Bolo Ball

DOS19923.3/5 Soleau Software
borderworld-02

Borderworld

DOS19963.3/5 Midlothian Software
galactix-02

Galactix

DOS19923.3/5 Cygnus Studios
king-arthur-kort-02

King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table

DOS19943.3/5 MVP Software
monster-bash-04

Monster Bash

DOS1993protected3.3/5 Apogee Software
monuments-of-mars-02

Monuments of Mars

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac OS1991freeware3.3/5 Scenerio Software
super-battleship-03

Super Battleship

DOS19883.3/5
death-backgammon-01

Death by Backgammon

DOS19903.3/5
lost-adventures-kroz-1

Lost Adventures of Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.3/5 Apogee Software
super-zzt-05

Super ZZT

DOS19923.3/5 Epic MegaGames
flying-tigers-2-04

Flying Tigers 2

DOS19943.3/5
alice-wonderland-if-01

Alice in Wonderland

DOS19893.3/5
egatrek-03

EGA Trek

DOS1988remake3.3/5
redhook-revenge-03

Redhook's Revenge

DOS19933.3/5 ImagiSoft
kingdom-of-kroz-2-1

Kingdom of Kroz 2

DOS19903.2/5 Apogee Software
amazingmaze-2

Amazing Maze

DOS19833.2/5
castlekroz-3

Return to Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.1/5 Apogee Software
gateworld-1

Gateworld

DOS19933.1/5 HomeBrew Software
aldo3-03

Aldo's Assault

DOS19913/5
aspetra-jrpg-02

Aspetra

DOS19963/5
capture-the-flag-01

Capture the Flag

DOS19933/5
clyde-revenge-04

Clyde's Revenge

DOS1995freeware3/5 Moonlite Software