Abandonware DOS title

Text-based games: ASCII, etc. sorted by release date

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 These text-only video games may seem primitive and outdated and, in fact, the genre almost died with the fast evolving graphics of modern games.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

ZZT

DOS1991freeware4.2/5 Epic MegaGames
angband-03

Angband

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1992freeware4/5
bible-builder-02

Bible Builder

DOS19923.5/5
castleelsinore-1

Castle Elsinore

DOS19923.5/5 Temple Software
championship-manager-1-01

Championship Manager

DOS19924.1/5 Domark Software
Championship Manager is the first chapter in one of the most successful football manager games series. The first Championship Manager was a text-based British football/soccer simulation and included teams from four English divisions, European cups and domestic cups as well. Championship Manager was designed by Paul and Oliver Collyer and ...
doslynx-01

Lynx

DOS1992freeware3/5
megapede-02

Megapede

DOS19923/5
melody-maker-3-01

Melody Maker 3

DOS19923.8/5
moria-5

Moria

DOS1992freeware3.9/5
norton-desktop1-02

Norton Desktop

DOS19924/5 Peter Norton Computing
onenil-3

One-Nil Soccer Manager

DOS19923.9/5 New Era Software
One-Nil Soccer Manager is a text-based soccer management simulation game that was popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was developed for various home computer systems, including DOS, Commodore 64 and Amiga. In One-Nil Soccer Manager, players take on the role of a soccer team manager, making strategic decisions to guide their team to s...
rawcopy-01

Rawcopy

DOS19924.3/5
super-zzt-05

Super ZZT

DOS19923.3/5 Epic MegaGames
turbo-pascal-7-01

Turbo Pascal 7

DOSWindows 3.xMac19924/5 Borland Software Corporation
Turbo Pascal 7 (TP7) is a programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) that was popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was developed by Borland as an evolution of their earlier Turbo Pascal versions. Turbo Pascal 7 was released around 1992.Turbo Pascal 7 gained popularity in educational settings and among hobbyist progra...
borland-paradox-4-03

Borland Paradox 4.5

DOSWindows XP/98/9519934/5 Borland Software Corporation
champ-manager-93-01

Championship Manager 93

DOS19934/5 Domark Software
championship-manager-italia-02

Championship Manager Italia

DOS19934.1/5 Sports Interactive Limited
dataperfect26-02

Data Perfect 2.6

DOS19933.5/5
guns-r-us-02

Guns 'R' Us

DOS19933.8/5 Future Vision
redskyatmorning-3

Red sky at morning

DOS19933.9/5 Simulations Canada
rules-of-engagement-2-01

Rules of Engagement 2

DOS19933.9/5 Omnitrend Software
safe-opening-sim-01

Safe Opening Simulator

DOS19933.5/5
thepatcher-1

The Patcher 6.1

DOS19933.8/5
2112-01

2112

DOS19943/5
borland--dbase-5-02

Borland DBase 5

DOS19944/5 Borland Software Corporation
codebreaker-02

Codebreaker

DOS1994freeware3/5
ms-diagnostics-3-01

Microsoft Diagnostics 3.01

DOS19943.7/5 Microsoft
alphaman-02

AlphaMan

DOS19953.6/5
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.
indenture-02

Indenture

DOS1995remake4.1/5