Abandonware DOS title

The most popular abandonware action games

Action video games are all about speed, fast moving and dexterity. The main action varies according to the kind of game, which can include jumping from platforms, running, beating up other human players or computer controlled adversaries, etc.
If the action is focused on shooting adversaries, the game belongs to the shooter genre. There's also the action-adventure genre, where the action elements are less intense and the gameplay incorporates one or more adventure elements such as inventory management, puzzles and a lot more thinking in general.

There are quite a lot of action sub-genres. In maze games, the action takes place in a labyrinth (the mother of all maze games is Pac-Man). Platformers are action games where you're going to spend most of the time jumping on some kind of platform (Bubbgle Bobble, Prince of Persia). There's also two types of games that involve physical combat: fighting games and beat 'em ups. Fighting games are all about 1 vs 1 combat in a single screen (Street Fighter 2, Mortal Kombat). In beat 'em ups (Golden Axe, Double Dragon) you have to fight hordes of enemies and advance to the next level.

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Action games

  • beethoven2-02
    DOS19933.1/5 Rozner Labs Software Group
  • ninjagaiden-1
    DOS19903.7/5 Tecmo
  • demon-blue-02
    DOS19923.9/5 Hirographics
  • flintstonesdino-1
  • ultra-mortal-kombat-03
    Windows XP/98/952001freeware4.3/5
  • aldo2-03
  • monuments-of-mars-02
    DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac1991freeware3.3/5 Scenerio Software
  • risky-woods-02
    DOS1992protected4.1/5 Dinamic Multimedia
  • shinobi-1
    DOS19893.9/5 Sega
  • rickdangerous2-3
    DOS19904.1/5 Core Design

    Rick Dangerous 2 is a clear example of a sequel done right. Developed by Core Design and released in 1990 on a plethora of platforms, Rick Dangerous 2 is a classic platform game with a (linear) story. The first levels can be played in any order: an ice cave, Hyde Park in London, a forest and the atomic mud mines. The fifth level will become availab...

  • bushido-03
    DOS19833.6/5 Ebenel enterprises
  • xargon-sh-03
    DOS1993freeware3.7/5 Epic MegaGames
  • arkanoid2-1
    DOS19894.1/5 Taito
  • darkages-3-03
    DOS1991freeware3.8/5 Scenerio Software
  • mortalkombat1-3
    DOS1993protected4.3/5 Midway Manufacturing Company

    Mortal Kombat is one of the most popular 1 on 1 fighting games. No wonder it spawned many sequels. You can play as one of the seven digitized characters and must fight everyone else to the top. One of the distinctive features of Mortal Kombat is the fatality: a special move to finish off the adversary.

  • super-zzt-05
    DOS19923.3/5 Epic MegaGames
  • jazz-jackrabbit-holiday-hare-06
    DOS1994protected3.9/5 Epic MegaGames
  • mageslayer-07
    Windows XP/98/9519974.1/5 Raven Software
  • moon-patrol-03
    DOS19834.1/5 Irem Software Engineering
  • tintinmoon-1
    DOS19893.4/5 Infogrames
  • secretagent-6
    DOS1992protected4.1/5 Apogee Software
  • pacmania-champ-03
    DOS19934.1/5 ChamProgramming corp.
  • aquanoid-1
  • terminator2judgement-1
    DOS19914/5 Syntetic Dimensions

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of the many adaptations of the Terminator franchise. This one is based on the movie of the same name, but it's not as good as the movie, according to critics. Terminator 2 is an action game developed by Syntetic Dimensions and released by Ocean Software in 1991 for DOS. It was also published for C64, ZX Spectrum, A...

  • goody-01
    DOS19873.9/5 Opera Soft
  • fastfooddizzy-2
    DOS19894/5 Codemasters
  • pit-fighter-03
    DOS19913.7/5 Atari
  • aaargh-1
    DOS19883.3/5 Binary Design
  • pinball-illusions-02
    DOS19953.9/5 Digital Illusions
  • thexder-1
    DOS19873.5/5 Game Arts