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 These text-only video games may seem primitive and outdated and, in fact, the genre almost died with the fast evolving graphics of modern games.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.
caverns-of-kroz-2-2

Caverns of Kroz 2

DOS19893.3/5 Apogee Software
volkswriter3-02

Volkswriter 3

DOS19823.8/5 Lifetree Software
magnetic-scrolls-collection-02

Magnetic Scrolls Collection

DOS19914.1/5 Magnetic Scrolls
Magnetic Scrolls was one of the finest developer companies dedicated to Interactive Fiction. The Magnetic Scrolls Collection is a trilogy of Magnenic Scrolls adventures remade using the Wonderland engine: Fish!, Corruption, The Guild of Thieves. The new window-based interface made text-adventuring easy even for gamers not used to a text-only interf...
hollywoodhij-1

Hollywood Hijinx

DOS19863.3/5 Infocom
the-witness-01

The Witness

DOS19834/5 Infocom
taipan-for-windows-01

Taipan for Windows

Windows XP/98/952002freeware3.5/5
dr-ruth-game-02

Dr. Ruth Computer Game of Good Sex

DOS19863.6/5 Avalon Hill
trinity-01

Trinity

DOS19864.1/5 Infocom
legend-of-the-red-dragon-04

Legend of the Red Dragon

DOS19893.5/5 Robinson Technologies
startrekkobayashi-1

Star Trek: the Kobayashi alternative

DOS19854/5 Micromosaics
javelin-spreadsheet-01

Javelin

DOS19853.3/5
earthlydelights-1

Earthly delights

DOS19843.6/5 Datamost
monopoly-04

Monopoly

DOS19853.8/5
breakers-1

Breakers

DOS19864.1/5 Synapse Software
dungeonkroz-1

Dungeons of Kroz

DOS1989freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software
castlekroz-3

Return to Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.1/5 Apogee Software
brimstone-1

Brimstone

DOS19853.4/5 Synapse Software
scapeghost-1

Scapeghost

DOS19893.7/5 Level 9 Computing
dungeons_kroz2_003

Dungeons of Kroz 2

DOS19893.6/5 Apogee Software
lost-adventures-kroz-1

Lost Adventures of Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.3/5 Apogee Software
farehneith451-04

Farenheit 451

DOS19843.4/5 Telarium
african-adventure-01

African Adventure

DOS1997remake3.6/5
at-slow-1

At-slow4

DOS19893.2/5
beast-01

Beast

DOS19843.8/5
spellbreaker-02

Spellbreaker

DOS19853.9/5 Infocom
suspect-01

Suspect

DOS19844.2/5 Infocom
returntodoom-1

Return to Doom

DOS19883.8/5 Topologika Software
codebreaker-02

Codebreaker

DOS1994freeware3/5
slashem-vampire-03

Slash'Em

Windows XP/98/95Linux1997freeware4.1/5