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 These text-only video games may seem primitive and outdated and, in fact, the genre almost died with the fast evolving graphics of modern games.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.
amazon-crichton-04

Amazon

DOS19843.7/5 Telarium
alice-wonderland-if-01

Alice in Wonderland

DOS19893.3/5
breakers-1

Breakers

DOS19864.1/5 Synapse Software
the-draw-02

TheDraw 4

DOS19863.3/5
earthlydelights-1

Earthly delights

DOS19843.6/5 Datamost
treasure-island-01

Treasure Island

DOS19853.5/5 Byron Preiss Video Productions
returntodoom-1

Return to Doom

DOS19883.8/5 Topologika Software
meteors-05

Meteors

DOS19893.6/5 Apogee Software
dungeonkroz-1

Dungeons of Kroz

DOS1989freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software
seastalker-01

Seastalker

DOS19844/5 Infocom
volkswriter3-02

Volkswriter 3

DOS19823.8/5 Lifetree Software
dracula-in-london-03

Dracula in London

DOS19883.5/5 SDJ Enterprises
einstein-writer-01

Einstein Writer 7

DOS19853.5/5
finalcrusadekroz-2

The Final Crusade of Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.7/5 Apogee Software
forbidden-castle-03

Forbidden Castle

DOS19854/5 Angelsoft
spellbreaker-02

Spellbreaker

DOS19853.9/5 Infocom
infidel-1

Infidel

DOS19833.3/5 Infocom
castlekroz-3

Return to Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.1/5 Apogee Software
gumboots-australia-02

Gumboots Australia

DOS19904/5 Reckon Software
mindwheel-02

Mindwheel

DOS19853.2/5 Synapse Software
castleelsinore-1

Castle Elsinore

DOS19923.5/5 Temple Software
knight-exchange-03

Knight Exchange

DOS19883.2/5 Softdisk Publishing
safe-opening-sim-01

Safe Opening Simulator

DOS19933.5/5
the-golden-fleece-03

The Golden Fleece

DOS19894/5
farehneith451-04

Farenheit 451

DOS19843.4/5 Telarium
madball-02

Madball

DOS19853/5