Abandonware DOS title

The best abandonware adventure games

Adventure games focus on cracking enigmas and exploring and contemplating the game world in a narrative-driven scenario. In order to progress within the story arc, the player has to interact with different items, the environment itself, and other non-playing characters (NPC in short).
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Deja Vu: A Nightmare Comes True

DOS19873.9/5 point and click adventure
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The Third Courier

DOS19893.9/5
The Third Courier is an abandoned (atypical) adventure / role playing game set in Berlin during the cold war era and, of course, it's a spy game. The Third Courier was developed by Manley Associates and released by Accolade in 1989 for DOS, but it was also published for Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST platforms.
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Death Gate

DOS1994protected3.9/5 point and click adventure
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Gateway 2: Homeworld

DOS1993protected3.9/5 interactive fiction
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Kingdom: The Far Reaches

Windows XP/98/95Mac1995protected3.9/5 point and click adventure
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Shadow of the Comet

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1993protected3.9/5 graphic adventure with text parser
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The Quest for the Time-bird

DOS19893.9/5 point and click adventure
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Romantic encounters at the dome

DOS19883.9/5 interactive fiction
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Superhero League of Hoboken

DOS1994protected3.9/5 first-person party-based RPG
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Teen Agent

DOS1995freeware3.9/5 point and click adventure
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The Final Battle

DOS19913.9/5 point and click adventure
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Questprobe featuring Human Torch and The Thing

DOS19853.9/5 interactive fiction
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B.A.T.

DOS19903.9/5 point and click adventure
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Bureaucracy

DOSMac19873.9/5 interactive fiction
Bureaucracy is an abandoned text-adventure game designed by Douglas Adams (yes, the writer of The Hitchhiker Guide of the Galaxy), developed and published by Infocom in 1987. Bureaucracy is a peculiar interactive fiction; the game challenges you to solve frustrating bureaucratic problems in a world populated by strange characters.
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Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh

Windows XP/98/95DOS1996protected3.9/5 point and click adventure, interactive movie
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Tass Times in Tonetown

DOS19863.9/5 interactive fiction
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The Kristal

DOS19893.9/5 point and click adventure
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The Wizard of Oz

DOS19853.9/5 interactive fiction
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Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego?

DOS19863.9/5 trivia / quiz
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Last Half of Darkness

DOS19893.9/5 point and click adventure
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Hugo's House of Horrors

DOS19903.9/5 graphic adventure with text parser
Hugo's House of Horrors is an adventure game developed by David P. Gray and released in the early 1990s. The game is a text-based adventure with simple graphics, and it gained popularity for its witty and often tongue-in-cheek approach to the horror genre.The story of the game revolves around the main character, Hugo, who receives a letter from his...
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Teresa: House Guest

DOS1993NSFW3.9/5 visual novel
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The 7th Guest

Windows XP/98/951993protected3.9/5 puzzle adventure
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Chamber of the Sci-Mutant Priestess

DOS1989protected3.8/5
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Forbidden Quest

DOS19833.8/5 interactive fiction
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Gnome Ranger 2: Ingrid's Back

DOS19883.8/5 interactive fiction
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Moonmist

DOS19863.8/5 interactive fiction
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Deadline

DOS19823.8/5 interactive fiction
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Fascination

DOS1991NSFW3.8/5 point and click adventure
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Hugo 3: Jungle of Doom

DOS1992protected3.8/5 graphic adventure with text parser