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 These text-only video games may seem primitive and outdated and, in fact, the genre almost died with the fast evolving graphics of modern games.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

TheDraw 4

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

Time and Magik: The Trilogy

DOS19884.1/5 Level 9 Computing
tomenet-04

TomeNET

Windows XP/98/95Linux2003freeware4.3/5
treasure-island-01

Treasure Island

DOS19853.5/5 Byron Preiss Video Productions
trinity-01

Trinity

DOS19864.1/5 Infocom
tasm-02

Turbo Assembler (TASM)

DOSWindows 3.xWindows XP/98/9519894/5 Borland Software Corporation
Turbo Assembler, often referred to as TASM, is an x86 assembler for MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows. As a key component of Borland's suite of development tools, TASM was packaged alongside Turbo Debugger (TD), forming the Turbo Assembler/Turbo Debugger (TASM/TD) bundle. Turbo Assembler was favored for its speed and compatibility with the popular ...
turbo-pascal-7-01

Turbo Pascal 7

DOSWindows 3.xMac OS19924/5 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...
prolog_001

Turbo Prolog 2.0

DOS1986protected4.1/5 Borland Software Corporation
uplink-v1.3-5

Uplink: Hacker Elite

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac OS2001protected4/5 Introversion Software Limited
Uplink is a computer hacking simulation game released in 2001 by Introversion Software. The game allows players to take on the role of a hacker for hire and engage in various hacking activities.In Uplink, players perform tasks such as hacking into systems, stealing data, and covering their tracks. The game features a realistic representation of hac...
video-trek-88-02

Video Trek 88

DOS19823.9/5 Windmill Software
ibm-visicalc-1-01

VisiCalc 1.0

DOS1979freeware4.3/5 Software Arts
VisiCalc was the first spreadsheet software for personal computers, and it played a pivotal role in the early history of personal computing. It was developed by Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston and first released in 1979 for the Apple II computer. VisiCalc is often considered the first electronic spreadsheet, and its success had a significant impact ...
volkswriter3-02

Volkswriter 3

DOS19823.8/5 Lifetree Software
voodoisland-1

Voodoo island

DOS19853.8/5 Angelsoft
wall-street-raider-01

Wall Street Raider

DOS19864.4/5
warp-rogue-01

Warp Rogue

WindowsLinux2004freeware3.9/5
wishbringer-1

Wishbringer

DOS19853.7/5 Infocom
witchhavenRL-01

WitchavenRL

WindowsLinux20133.8/5
word-perfect-5-02

Word Perfect 5

DOS19893.9/5 Corel
wordstar4-01

Wordstar 4

DOS19864.2/5 MicroPro International
WordStar 4 was a popular word processing software program during the early days of personal computing. WordStar 4 included features typical of word processors in that era, allowing users to create, edit, and format documents. It used a command-driven interface, where users would enter specific commands to perform various tasks. The software wa...
xtrek91-02

Xtrek

DOS1991freewareNSFW4/5
ZAngband-02

ZAngband

WindowsMac OSDOSLinux1999freeware4.3/5
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...
zork1-2

Zork I: The Great Underground Empire

DOS19824.2/5 Infocom
Zork is one of the most popular text-adventures and one of the first interactive fiction games ever created. The first Zork was developed in the seventies and ported on various platform by Infocom in the early 80s. Infocom was one of the most prolific developers of text-adventures for home computers and created memorable interactive fiction ga...
zork2-2

Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz

DOS19834.3/5 Infocom
zork3-1

Zork III: The Dungeon Master

DOS19844/5 Infocom
zyll-1

Zyll

DOS19843.9/5 IBM
zzt-2

ZZT

DOS1991freeware4.2/5 Epic MegaGames