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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Moonmist

DOS19863.8/5 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
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Maniac Mansion Deluxe

Windows2004freewareremake3.8/5 point and click adventure
Maniac Mansion Deluxe is the unofficial sequel to the acclaimed point & click adventure game released by LucasFilm in 1987. Maniac Mansion Deluxe it's a fan-made adventure developed by LucasFans Games and released in 2004 and it's a complete remake of Maniac Mansion in every aspect, developed using the Adventure Game Studio engine.
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Beyond the Titanic

DOS19863.8/5 interactive fiction
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Manhunter: New York

DOS19883.8/5 point and click adventure
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Mortville Manor

DOS19883.8/5 point and click adventure
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Universe

DOS19943.8/5 point and click adventure
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Return to Ringworld

DOS19943.8/5 point and click adventure
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Deja Vu: A Nightmare Comes True

DOS19873.8/5 point and click adventure
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King's Quest 5: Absence makes the heart go yonder

DOSWindows 3.x1990protected3.8/5 point and click adventure
gammaforce-1

Gamma Force in Pit of a Thousand Screams

DOS19883.8/5 visual novel, interactive fiction
bureau-13-02

Bureau 13

DOS19953.8/5 board game, point and click adventure
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City of Lost Children

DOS19973.8/5
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20000 Leagues under the sea

DOS19883.8/5 visual novel, interactive fiction
metropolis-4

Metropolis

DOS19873.8/5
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Zork Quest: The Crystal of Doom

DOS19893.8/5 visual novel, interactive fiction
personal-nightmare-01

A Personal Nightmare

DOS19893.8/5 graphic adventure with text parser
border-zone-01

Border Zone

DOS19873.8/5 interactive fiction
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Companions of Xanth

DOS1993protected3.8/5 point and click adventure
usurper-1

The Usurper

DOS19893.8/5 interactive fiction
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Altered Destiny

DOS1990protected3.8/5 point and click adventure, graphic adventure with text parser
Altered Destiny is a sci-fi themed point and click adventure game designed by Michael Berlyn, developed and released by Accolade in 1990. Altered Destiny runs on DOS but was also published for Amiga.
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Crescent

DOS1993NSFW3.8/5 visual novel
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Zork: Grand Inquisitor

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS1997protected3.8/5 point and click adventure
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Voodoo island

DOS19853.8/5 interactive fiction
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Uninvited

DOSMac OS19873.8/5 point and click adventure
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The Black Cauldron

DOS1986freeware3.8/5 graphic adventure with text parser
returntodoom-1

Return to Doom

DOS19883.8/5 interactive fiction
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In the Dead of Night

DOS19953.8/5 point and click adventure
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Sam and Max Hit the Road

DOSWindows XP/98/95LinuxMac OS1993protecteddemo3.8/5 point and click adventure
Sam & Max Hit the Road is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by LucasArts. It was released in 1993 and is based on the characters Sam and Max created by comic artist Steve Purcell. The game follows the titular characters, Sam, a detective canine, and Max, a hyperkinetic rabbity thing, as they embark on a bizarre and humoro...