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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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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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...
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Icewind Dale

Windows XP/98/95Mac2000protected3.9/5
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Space 1889

DOS19903.9/5 top-down party-based RPG, board game
Space 1889 is an abandoned top down RPG developed by Paragon Software and released in 1990 for DOS, Atari ST and Amiga. Space 1889 setting is classic science fiction, but is set in the Victorian. It's worth noting that Space 1889 is loosely based on the tabletop game of the same name.
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The Dark Heart of Uukrul

DOS19893.9/5 top-down party-based RPG
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Shadowlands

DOS19923.9/5
Shadowlands is a video game released in 1992 for MS-DOS and Amiga platforms. Developed by Teque London Ltd and published by Domark, it's an isometric action-adventure RPG with puzzle-solving elements.In Shadowlands , players control a party of characters navigating through a dark and mysterious realm known as the Shadowlands. The goal is to ex...
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Cosmic Soldier: Psychic War

DOS19893.9/5 dungeon crawl, JRPG
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The Temple of Elemental Evil

Windows XP/98/95Mac2003protected3.9/5 top-down party-based RPG
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The Aethra Chronicles

DOS19943.9/5 top-down party-based RPG
The Aethra Chronicles is not a well know fantasy RPG, but it deserves some praise. It was developed by only one person (Micheal Lawrence) and, as the title implies, was intended to be the first volume of a saga. Unfortunately, volume two and three were never made. For a shareware game, Aethra was pretty solid and is still loved by the ones who play...
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Keys to Maramon

DOS19903.9/5 top-down party-based RPG
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Wasteland

DOS1988protected3.9/5 top-down party-based RPG
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Curse of the Azure Bonds

DOS1989protected3.9/5
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Eye of the beholder 3: Assault on Myth Drannor

DOS1991protected3.9/5 first-person party-based RPG, dungeon crawl
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MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy

DOS19903.9/5 top-down party-based RPG
MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy is a science fiction role-playing game (RPG) released in 1990. The Zhodani Conspiracy is the first installment in the MegaTraveller series and was developed by Paragon Software.MegaTraveller 1 takes place in the Traveller universe's Third Imperium, a vast interstellar empire. The plot revolves around a c...
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Adventure Construction Set

DOS19873.9/5
Adventure Construction Set is an abandoned application developed by Stuart Smith and published for DOS, Amiga, Apple II and Commodore 64 by Electronic Arts in 1987. As the name suggests, ACS is a game-building system (we're talking about adventure RPGs) that lets you edit maps, items, creatures, etc. Included with ACS is a complete game called...
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Blues Brothers RPG

Windows XP/98/952004freeware3.9/5 JRPG
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Exile II: Crystal Souls

Windows XP/98/95MacWindows 3.x1996freeware3.9/5 top-down party-based 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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Legend of the Silver Talisman

DOS1996freeware3.9/5 dungeon crawl
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Icewind Dale 2

Windows XP/98/95Mac2002protected3.9/5
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Moraff's Dungeon of the Unforgiven

DOS19933.9/5 dungeon crawl
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Warp Rogue

WindowsLinux2004freeware3.9/5 roguelike
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Captive

DOS19923.9/5 dungeon crawl, first-person party-based RPG
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Yendorian Tales: The Tyrants of Thaine

DOS19973.9/5 first-person party-based RPG
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Larn

DOS1986freeware3.9/5 dungeon crawl, roguelike
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Avalon

DOS1998freeware3.9/5 JRPG
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Disciples of Steel

DOS19943.9/5 top-down party-based RPG
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Exile III: Ruined World

Windows XP/98/95MacWindows 3.x1997freeware3.9/5 top-down party-based RPG
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Mission: Mainframe

DOS19873.9/5 board game