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 These text-only video games may seem primitive and outdated and, in fact, the genre almost died with the fast evolving graphics of modern games.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.
zyll-1

Zyll

DOS19843.9/5 IBM
redskyatmorning-3

Red sky at morning

DOS19933.9/5 Simulations Canada
fish-01

Fish!

DOS19883.8/5 Magnetic Scrolls
inside-trader-04

Inside Trader

DOS19874.1/5 Cosmi Corporation
voodoisland-1

Voodoo island

DOS19853.8/5 Angelsoft
castlekroz-3

Return to Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.1/5 Apogee Software
guns-r-us-02

Guns 'R' Us

DOS19933.8/5 Future Vision
rules-of-engagement-02

Rules of Engagement

DOS19913.6/5 Omnitrend Software
usurper-1

The Usurper

DOS19893.6/5 Sir-tech Software
supernova-1

Supernova

DOS1987freeware3.5/5 Apogee Software
boggle-01

Boggle

DOS19903.5/5 HVB Software
video-trek-88-02

Video Trek 88

DOS19823.9/5 Windmill Software
starcross-01

Starcross

DOS19823.7/5 Infocom
silicon-dreams-03

Silicon Dreams

DOS19873.6/5 Level 9 Computing
castleelsinore-1

Castle Elsinore

DOS19923.5/5 Temple Software
the-golden-fleece-03

The Golden Fleece

DOS19894/5
witchhavenRL-01

WitchavenRL

WindowsLinux20133.8/5
meteors-05

Meteors

DOS19893.6/5 Apogee Software
gumboots-australia-02

Gumboots Australia

DOS19904/5 Reckon Software
global-thermo-war-02

Global Thermo War

DOS19853.9/5
mindwheel-02

Mindwheel

DOS19853.2/5 Synapse Software
farehneith451-04

Farenheit 451

DOS19843.4/5 Telarium
taipan-for-windows-01

Taipan for Windows

Windows XP/98/952002freeware3.5/5
safe-opening-sim-01

Safe Opening Simulator

DOS19933.5/5
dracula-in-london-03

Dracula in London

DOS19883.5/5 SDJ Enterprises