Abandonware DOS title

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 These text-only video games may seem primitive and outdated and, in fact, the genre almost died with the fast evolving graphics of modern games.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

Demon's Tomb: The Awakening

DOS19893.3/5 Silhouette Software
egatrek-03

EGA Trek

DOS1988remake3.3/5
hollywoodhij-1

Hollywood Hijinx

DOS19863.3/5 Infocom
knight-exchange-03

Knight Exchange

DOS19883.2/5 Softdisk Publishing
hd-deskmate-01

DeskMate

DOS19843.2/5
Deskmate is a software suite developed by Tandy Corporation that provided a graphical user interface (GUI) and a set of applications for personal computers. It was often bundled with Tandy's TRS-80 and Tandy 1000 series of computers in the late 1980s and early 1990s.Deskmate included various applications such as a word processor, spreadsheet, calen...
kingdom-of-kroz-2-1

Kingdom of Kroz 2

DOS19903.2/5 Apogee Software
mindwheel-02

Mindwheel

DOS19853.2/5 Synapse Software
pasrun_001

The Astronomy Quiz

DOS19883.2/5 Softdisk Publishing
at-slow-1

At-slow4

DOS19893.2/5
mickey-space-adventure-04

Mickey's Space Adventure

DOS19853.1/5 Sierra On-Line
castlekroz-3

Return to Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.1/5 Apogee Software
dragonriderspern-1

Dragonriders of Pern

DOS19873.1/5 Everlasting
2112-01

2112

DOS19943/5
at-the-carnival-06

At the Carnival

DOS1990freeware3/5
black-friday-02

Black Friday

DOS19833/5
codebreaker-02

Codebreaker

DOS1994freeware3/5
hamil-01

Kingdom of Hamil

DOS19873/5 Topologika Software
doslynx-01

Lynx

DOS1992freeware3/5
madball-02

Madball

DOS19853/5
megapede-02

Megapede

DOS19923/5
ooze-01

Ooze: Creepy Nites

DOS19893/5 Dragonware Games
pacgal-02

Pac Gal

DOS19822.9/5
hamburger-hell-02

Hamburger Hell

DOS1986remake2.8/5
ace2-compression-01

Ace 2.02

DOS20012.8/5
checkit-3-02

CheckIt 3

DOS19902.8/5
murder-by-the-dozen-01

Murder by the Dozen

DOS19832.7/5 BrainBank