Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware action games sorted by release date

Action video games are all about speed, fast moving and dexterity. The main action varies according to the kind of game, which can include jumping from platforms, running, beating up other human players or computer controlled adversaries, etc.
If the action is focused on shooting adversaries, the game belongs to the shooter genre. There's also the action-adventure genre, where the action elements are less intense and the gameplay incorporates one or more adventure elements such as inventory management, puzzles and a lot more thinking in general.

There are quite a lot of action sub-genres. In maze games, the action takes place in a labyrinth (the mother of all maze games is Pac-Man). Platformers are action games where you're going to spend most of the time jumping on some kind of platform (Bubbgle Bobble, Prince of Persia). There's also two types of games that involve physical combat: fighting games and beat 'em ups. Fighting games are all about 1 vs 1 combat in a single screen (Street Fighter 2, Mortal Kombat). In beat 'em ups (Golden Axe, Double Dragon) you have to fight hordes of enemies and advance to the next level.

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Action games

  • bubble-dizzy-04
    DOS19933.8/5 Codemasters
  • bunny-bricks-03
    DOS19933.8/5 Silmarils
  • captain-dynamo-02
    DOS19934/5 Codemasters
  • spacedout-2
  • dangerous-dave-risky-rescue03
    DOS1993protected4.1/5 Softdisk Publishing
  • djpuff-03
    DOS19933/5 Codemasters
  • dukenukem2-4
    DOS19934.2/5 Apogee Software
  • endless-horror-02
  • epicpinball-1
    DOS1993protected3.8/5 Digital Extremes
  • fire-and-ice-04
    DOS19934.1/5 Graftgold
  • furyfurries-3
    DOS19934.2/5 Kalisto Entertainment
  • gateworld-1
    DOS19933.1/5 HomeBrew Software
  • james-pond-2-06
    DOS19933.5/5 Millennium Interactive
  • jetpack-1
  • jetpack-xmas-03
  • Krustys_Super_Funhouse-07
    DOS19933.9/5 Audiogenic

    Krusty's Super Funhouse is an abandoned action game developed by Audiogenic and released by Acclaim Entertainment in 1993 for DOS and for many other platforms, both consoles and home computers. Krusty's Super Funhouse is based on the popular character from The Simpson animated TV series.

  • litil-divil-02
    DOS1993protected4/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
  • metallace-1
    DOS1993NSFW3.8/5 MegaTech Software
  • microman-adventures-win3x-04
    Windows 3.x1993freeware3.8/5
  • mortalkombat1-3
    DOS1993protected4.3/5 Midway Manufacturing Company

    Mortal Kombat is one of the most popular 1 on 1 fighting games. No wonder it spawned many sequels. You can play as one of the seven digitized characters and must fight everyone else to the top. One of the distinctive features of Mortal Kombat is the fatality: a special move to finish off the adversary.

  • pacmania-champ-03
    DOS19934.1/5 ChamProgramming corp.
  • pacintime-splash
    DOS19933.7/5 Kalisto Entertainment

    Pac-in-Time is an abandoned action side-scrolling platformer game developed by Kalisto Entertainment and released by Mindscape in 1993 for DOS. Pac-in-time was but also published for other platforms such as Amiga, Game Boy, Mac, SNES. Pac-in-Time is essentially Fury of the Furries reskinned with Pac-Man as the main character.

  • pinballdreams-5
    DOS1993protected4.2/5 Digital Illusions
  • prehistorik2-1
    DOS1993protected4.1/5 Titus Interactive
  • prince-of-persia-2-b-02
  • sango-fighter-1-03
    Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1993freeware3.6/5 Panda Entertainment Technology Co.
  • santa-xmas-caper-02
    DOS19933.5/5 Zeppelin Games
  • silverball-1
    DOS19933.8/5 Digital Extremes

    Silverball is an abandoned DOS pinball action game developed by Digital Extremes, designed by James Schmalz and published by MicroLeague Multimedia in 1993. Silverball is one of the best pinball games of the 90s published for DOS, part of the Epic Pinball series.

  • sleepwalker-03
    DOS1993protected3.9/5 CTA Developments
  • spiritual-warfare-01
    DOS1993protected2.9/5 Wisdom Tree