Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware action games

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.

Recently added and trending action games

Duke Nukem
Shadow Knights

Action games

  • rocketranger-7
    DOS1988protected4.2/5 Cinemaware
  • rolling-ronny-03
    DOS19913.5/5 Starbyte Software
  • rollo-1
    DOS19833.5/5 Windmill Software
  • royal-flush-pinball-02
    DOS19943.4/5 Amtex
  • sdi-03
    DOS19893.9/5 Cinemaware
  • sango-fighter-1-03
    Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1993freeware3.6/5 Panda Entertainment Technology Co.
  • sango-fighter-2-04
    DOS1995freeware3.1/5 Panda Entertainment Technology Co.
  • santa-xmas-caper-02
    DOS19933.2/5 Zeppelin Games
  • satan-02
    DOS19893/5 Dinamic Multimedia
  • savage-warriors-04
    DOS19953.8/5 Kalisto Entertainment
  • secretagent-6
    DOS1992protected3.9/5 Apogee Software
  • shadow-knights-02
    DOS19903.7/5 Softdisk Publishing
  • shinobi-1
    DOS19893.9/5 Sega
  • silly-master-blaster-03
  • 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.

  • sleeping-gods-lie-04
    DOS19913.9/5 Oxford Digital Enterprises
  • sleepwalker-03
    DOS1993protected3.9/5 CTA Developments
  • soccer-kid-01
    DOS19953.9/5 Krisalis
  • solomonskey-1
    DOS19884.1/5 Probe Entertainment
  • spiritual-warfare-01
    DOS1993protected3.1/5 Wisdom Tree
  • starblade-01
    DOS19903.8/5 Silmarils
  • starquake-1
    DOS19884/5 Bubble Bus Software

    Starquake is a weird DOS science fiction platform game developed by Bubble Bus Software in 1988 and designed by Stephen Crow and Dave Collins. The Commodore 64 version boasts a wonderful soundtrack. Unfortunately, the PC version comes with CGA graphics and no soundtrack.

  • stormlord-02
    DOS19893.9/5 Hewson Consultants

    Stormlord is an abandoned DOS platform game set in a fantasy world, developed and published by Hewson Consultants in 1989 and designed by Raffaele Cecco. There was some controversy about the scantily clothed fairies in the game.

  • street-fighter-1
    DOS19883.7/5 Capcom
  • street-fighter-2-6
    DOS19924.3/5 Capcom

    Street Fighter 2 is one of the most popular fighting game ever released in the 90s. Street Fighter 2 was designed by Akira Nishitani and Akira Yasuda, developed and published by Capcom in 1991 for the arcades and then converted for many platforms from Spectrum ZX to DOS (in 1992).

  • strider-2
    DOS19893.5/5 Capcom
  • styx-1
    DOS19843.9/5 Windmill Software
  • super-cauldron-02
    DOS19923.9/5 Titus Interactive
  • super-mario-bros-03
  • super-mario-fusion-revival-02

    Super Mario Fusion Revival is a remake of the popular Super Mario platform game by Nintendo. SMFR was released in 2011, designed and developed by SMFR Team.