Abandonware DOS title

The most popular 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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Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader

Windows XP/98/952003protected3.9/5 action RPG
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Vengeance of Excalibur

DOS19913.9/5 action RPG
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Blues Brothers RPG

Windows XP/98/952004freeware3.9/5 JRPG
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Zeliard

DOS19904/5 JRPG, action RPG, metroidvania
Zeliard is a fantasy platformer - JRPG hybrid with metroidvania gameplay elements developed by Game Arts and released for DOS in 1990. Zeliard is a single-player game.
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Shadow of Yserbius

DOS19933.8/5 dungeon crawl
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Legend of Faerghail

DOS19904/5 first-person party-based RPG
Legend of Faerghail is a role-playing video game developed by Electronic Design Hannover and published by Rainbow Arts. It was released in 1990 for the Commodore 64, Amiga, and MS-DOS platforms. The game is set in the fantasy world of Faerghail, where the player controls a party of adventurers on a quest to defeat the evil sorcerer Daldras.The game...
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Ancient Domains of Mystery (ADOM) v1.1

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1996freeware3.8/5 dungeon crawl, roguelike
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Don't Go Alone

DOS19894/5 first-person party-based RPG
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Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession

DOS1994protected3.7/5 first-person party-based RPG
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession is a computer role-playing game (CRPG) released in 1994. It is set in the Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting of Ravenloft, which is known for its gothic horror themes. The game was developed by DreamForge Intertainment and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI).The gameplay is based on the Advanced Dungeo...
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God of Thunder

DOSWindows XP/98/951993freeware4/5 action RPG, JRPG
God of Thunder is a classic computer game developed by Adept Software and released in 1993. It's a puzzle platformer with a fantasy theme. In the game, you control Thor, the Norse god of thunder, on a quest to save Midgard (Earth) from the evil god Loki and his minions.The gameplay involves navigating through various levels filled with obstacles, e...
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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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Van Buren (Fallout 3)

Windows XP/98/952003canceleddemo3.9/5
Van Buren was a science fiction post-apocalyptic RPG being developed by Black Isle Studios and never published. Van Buren was the direct sequel to Fallout 2, part of the Fallout franchise. Van Buren was canceled in 2003.
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Wizardry 6: Bane of the Cosmic Forge

DOSLinuxMac OS1990protected4.1/5 dungeon crawl, first-person party-based RPG
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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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Shadoworlds

DOS1993protected4/5
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The Magic Candle

DOS19894/5 sandbox RPG, top-down party-based RPG
The Magic Candle: Volume 1 is the first chapter of a series of fantasy old school RPGs. The Magic Candle was developed and released by Mindcraft Software in 1989 for DOS but was also published for Apple II and Commodore 64. The whole Magic Candle series is very similar to some of the early Ultima games in every aspect: turn-based combat, top-down v...
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Alternate Reality: The City

DOSMac OS19884.1/5
Alternate Reality: The City is a role-playing video game developed by Paradise Programming for various platforms including Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, and Commodore 64. It was released in 1985. In Alternate Reality: The City, players find themselves in a mysterious and surreal city known as simply "The City". The game takes place in a fantasy setti...
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Dragon Wars

DOS1990protected3.7/5 first-person party-based RPG
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Dungeon Explorer

DOS19903.5/5
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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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Ys: The Vanished Omens

DOS19894.1/5 JRPG, action RPG
Ys: The Vanished Omens (also known as The Ancient Land of Ys) is an abandoned top-down open-world action RPG designed by Masaya Hashimoto, developed by Nihon Falcom and released by Kyodai Software Marketing for DOS in 1989. Ys: The Vanished Omens was published (earlier) for quite a few other home computers and console.
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An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire

Windows XP/98/951997protected4/5 action RPG, dungeon crawl
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Amulets & Armor

DOS1997freeware4.1/5 action RPG
Amulets & Armor is a first-person ARPG (action RPG) with a fantasy setting. It was developed and published as shareware for DOS by United Software Artists in 1997. Amulets & Armor became freeware in 2013. Gameplay is mission-based; the player can take up quests in any order and even complete the same quests over and over.
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Betrayal at Krondor

DOS1993protected4.1/5 first-person party-based RPG