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 These text-only video games may seem primitive and outdated and, in fact, the genre almost died with the fast evolving graphics of modern games.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.
alice-wonderland-if-01

Alice in Wonderland

DOS19893.3/5
rules-of-engagement-02

Rules of Engagement

DOS19913.6/5 Omnitrend Software
guns-r-us-02

Guns 'R' Us

DOS19933.8/5 Future Vision
holy-grail-04

Holy Grail

DOS19843.7/5
redskyatmorning-3

Red sky at morning

DOS19933.9/5 Simulations Canada
felony-02

Felony!

DOS19844/5 BrainBank
hollywoodhij-1

Hollywood Hijinx

DOS19863.3/5 Infocom
fish-01

Fish!

DOS19883.8/5 Magnetic Scrolls
forbidden-castle-03

Forbidden Castle

DOS19854/5 Angelsoft
f-prot-01

F-Prot

DOS19953.3/5
F-PROT is an antivirus developed by FRISK Software International. The name "F-PROT" stands for "FRISK-PROActive," emphasizing its proactive approach to virus detection and prevention. F-PROT Antivirus is designed to protect computer systems from various forms of malware, including viruses, worms, Trojans, and other malicious software.
inside-trader-04

Inside Trader

DOS19874.1/5 Cosmi Corporation
pac-girl-1

Pac-girl

DOS19823.7/5 Magicom Multimedia
the-president-is-missing-02

The President is Missing

DOS1988protected3.4/5 Cosmi Corporation
volkswriter3-02

Volkswriter 3

DOS19823.8/5 Lifetree Software
african-adventure-01

African Adventure

DOS1997remake3.6/5
infidel-1

Infidel

DOS19833.3/5 Infocom
newsmaster-01

NewsMaster

DOS19863.5/5
brimstone-1

Brimstone

DOS19853.4/5 Synapse Software
silicon-dreams-03

Silicon Dreams

DOS19873.6/5 Level 9 Computing
caverns-of-kroz-2

Caverns of Kroz

DOS1989freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software
sram-02

SRAM

DOS19873.5/5 ERE Informatique
ZAngband-02

ZAngband

WindowsMacDOSLinux1999freeware4/5
Zangband is a variant of the popular roguelike game Angband. Zangband, short for Zelazny Angband, was developed by Chris Weisiger and first released in 1994. The game features a fantasy world with diverse races, classes, and monsters. Players explore dungeons, caves, and other environments in a quest to reach the bottom level of the dungeon, d...
caverns-of-kroz-2-2

Caverns of Kroz 2

DOS19893.3/5 Apogee Software
usurper-1

The Usurper

DOS19893.8/5 Sir-tech Software
kingdom-of-kroz-2-1

Kingdom of Kroz 2

DOS19903.2/5 Apogee Software
indenture-02

Indenture

DOS1995remake4.1/5
pasrun_001

The Astronomy Quiz

DOS19883.2/5 Softdisk Publishing
suspect-01

Suspect

DOS19844.2/5 Infocom
psycho-02

Psycho

DOS19883.4/5 Starsoft Development