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 These text-only video games may seem primitive and outdated and, in fact, the genre almost died with the fast evolving graphics of modern games.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

Infidel

DOS19833.3/5 Infocom
star-saga-2-2

Star Saga: Two - The Clathran Menace

DOS19893.9/5 Masterplay Publishing Corporation
castleelsinore-1

Castle Elsinore

DOS19923.5/5 Temple Software
finalcrusadekroz-2

The Final Crusade of Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.7/5 Apogee Software
acheton-01

Acheton

DOS19873.7/5
dungeonkroz-1

Dungeons of Kroz

DOS1989freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software
lancelot-01

Lancelot

DOS19884.1/5 Level 9 Computing
dracula-in-london-03

Dracula in London

DOS19883.5/5 SDJ Enterprises
pac-girl-1

Pac-girl

DOS19823.6/5 Magicom Multimedia
suspended-01

Suspended

DOS19833.9/5 Infocom
guardinfinity-1

Guardians of Infinity: to Save Kennedy

DOS1988protected3.5/5 Paragon Software
the-president-is-missing-02

The President is Missing

DOS1988protected3.4/5 Cosmi Corporation
scapeghost-1

Scapeghost

DOS19893.7/5 Level 9 Computing
rules-of-engagement-02

Rules of Engagement

DOS19913.6/5 Omnitrend Software
monopoly-04

Monopoly

DOS19853.9/5
questprobe-hulk-01

Questprobe featuring The Hulk

DOS19843.8/5 Adventure International
caves-of-thor-05

Caves of Thor

DOS19893.4/5 Apogee Software
dudley-dilemma-04

A Dudley Dilemma

DOS19883.3/5
moonmist-1

Moonmist

DOS19863.8/5 Infocom
castle-adventure-04

Castle Adventure

DOS1984freeware4.2/5
hollywoodhij-1

Hollywood Hijinx

DOS19863.3/5 Infocom
caverns-of-kroz-2-2

Caverns of Kroz 2

DOS19893.3/5 Apogee Software
spellbreaker-02

Spellbreaker

DOS19853.9/5 Infocom
warp-rogue-01

Warp Rogue

WindowsLinux2004freeware3.9/5
forbidden-castle-03

Forbidden Castle

DOS19854/5 Angelsoft
caverns-of-kroz-2

Caverns of Kroz

DOS1989freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software
templeofkroz-4

Temple of Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.8/5 Apogee Software
witchhavenRL-01

WitchavenRL

WindowsLinux20133.8/5
guns-r-us-02

Guns 'R' Us

DOS19933.8/5 Future Vision
indenture-02

Indenture

DOS1995remake4.1/5