Abandonware DOS title

Text-based games: ASCII, etc.

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 These text-only video games may seem primitive and outdated and, in fact, the genre almost died with the fast evolving graphics of modern games.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.
spellbreaker-02

Spellbreaker

DOS19853.9/5 Infocom
sram-02

SRAM

DOS19873.5/5 ERE Informatique
starfleet1-battle-begins03

Star Fleet 1: The War Begins

DOSMac19853.8/5 Interstel Corporation
starfleet2-krellan-01

Star Fleet 2: Krellan Commander

DOS19894.2/5 Interstel Corporation
starsaga-1

Star Saga: One - Beyond the Boundary

DOS19873.6/5 Masterplay Publishing Corporation
star-saga-2-2

Star Saga: Two - The Clathran Menace

DOS19893.9/5 Masterplay Publishing Corporation
startrek1stcontact-1

Star Trek: First Contact

DOS19883.6/5 Simon & Schuster Interactive
startrekkobayashi-1

Star Trek: the Kobayashi alternative

DOS19854/5 Micromosaics
startrekpromethean-1

Star Trek: The Promethean Prophecy

DOSMac19864/5 TRANS Fiction Systems
starcross-01

Starcross

DOS19823.7/5 Infocom
stationfall-01

Stationfall

DOS19873.9/5 Infocom
super-zzt-05

Super ZZT

DOS19923.3/5 Epic MegaGames
supernova-1

Supernova

DOS1987freeware3.5/5 Apogee Software
suspect-01

Suspect

DOS19844.2/5 Infocom
suspended-01

Suspended

DOS19833.9/5 Infocom
taipan-for-windows-01

Taipan for Windows

Windows XP/98/952002freeware3.5/5
templeofkroz-4

Temple of Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.8/5 Apogee Software
pasrun_001

The Astronomy Quiz

DOS19883.2/5 Softdisk Publishing
finalcrusadekroz-2

The Final Crusade of Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.7/5 Apogee Software
the-golden-fleece-03

The Golden Fleece

DOS19894/5
hitchhikerguide-1

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

DOSMac1984freeware4.2/5 Infocom
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a humorous free text adventure game based on the novel of the same name written by Douglas Adams (if you never read it, shame on you!). The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was designed by Douglas Adams himself and interactive fiction god Steve Eric Meretzky, it was released by Infocom in 1984 for DOS and for...
lurkinghorror-1

The Lurking Horror

DOS19874.1/5 Infocom
skthemist-1

The mist

DOS19853.9/5 Angelsoft
thepatcher-1

The Patcher 6.1

DOS19934/5
the-president-is-missing-02

The President is Missing

DOS1988protected3.4/5 Cosmi Corporation
shadowsmordor-3

The Shadows of Mordor

DOS19883.7/5 Beam Software
usurper-1

The Usurper

DOS19893.6/5 Sir-tech Software
the-witness-01

The Witness

DOS19834/5 Infocom
the-draw-02

TheDraw 4

DOS19863.3/5
time-and-magik-03

Time and Magik: The Trilogy

DOS19884.1/5 Level 9 Computing