Abandonware DOS title

Text-based games: ASCII, etc.

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 These text-only video games may seem primitive and outdated and, in fact, the genre almost died with the fast evolving graphics of modern games.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.
avon-1

Avon

DOS19893.4/5 Topologika Software
b1nuclear-3

B-1 Nuclear Bomber

DOS19813.6/5 Avalon Hill
ballyhoo-1

Ballyhoo

DOS19863.5/5 Infocom
baseball-mogul-01

Baseball Mogul

Windows XP/98/9519973.9/5 Infinite Monkey Systems
baseball-mogul-2006-07

Baseball Mogul 2006

Windows20054.1/5
beast-01

Beast

DOS19843.8/5
beyond-titanic-01

Beyond the Titanic

DOS19863.8/5 Apogee Software
bible-builder-02

Bible Builder

DOS19923.5/5
boggle-01

Boggle

DOS19903.5/5 HVB Software
border-zone-01

Border Zone

DOS19873.8/5 Infocom
borland--dbase-5-02

Borland DBase 5

DOS19944.2/5 Borland Software Corporation
borland-eureka-1-04

Borland Eureka: the Solver

DOS19873.9/5 Borland Software Corporation
Borland Eureka: the Solver is an abandoned text-based application developed by Borland Software Corporation and released in 1987 for DOS. The product is designed to solve complex problems, generate tables and plots, and perform what-if analysis. The user writes an equation, sets options, and instructs the software to solve the problem. The pro...
borland-paradox-4-03

Borland Paradox 4.5

DOSWindows XP/98/9519933.3/5 Borland Software Corporation
borland-reflex-2-01

Borland Reflex 2.0

DOS19863.9/5 Borland Software Corporation
Borland Reflex was a relational database management system (RDBMS) developed by Borland International, a software company that was prominent in the 1980s and 1990s. Reflex was released in the mid-1980s as a graphical database software primarily targeted at business and professional users.
borland-turbo-basic-1-03

Borland Turbo Basic 1.0

DOS19874.1/5 Borland Software Corporation
Borland Turbo Basic was a programming language developed by Borland, a software company that was prominent in the 1980s and 1990s. Turbo Basic was part of the Turbo series of programming languages and development tools that Borland created during that time.Turbo Basic was designed as a fast and efficient version of the BASIC programming language. B...
borland-c1-03

Borland Turbo C v1

DOS19874.2/5 Borland Software Corporation
borland-turbo-c-2-02

Borland Turbo C v2

DOS19883.8/5 Borland Software Corporation
borland-turbo-pascal-1-01

Borland Turbo Pascal 1.0

DOS19834/5 Borland Software Corporation
turbo-pascal-2-01

Borland Turbo Pascal 2.0

DOS19834/5 Borland Software Corporation
borland-turbo-pascal-3-03

Borland Turbo Pascal 3.0

DOS19863.8/5 Borland Software Corporation
breakers-1

Breakers

DOS19864.1/5 Synapse Software
brimstone-1

Brimstone

DOS19853.4/5 Synapse Software
bureaucracy-02

Bureaucracy

DOSMac19873.9/5 Infocom
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.
business-simulator-03

Business Simulator

DOS19873.9/5 Reality Development
Business Simulator is an abandoned business simulation game developed and released by Reality Development in 1987 for DOS only. Business Simulator is a text-based management simulation designed by an university professor.
cascade-01

Cascade

DOS19904.1/5 PC Solutions
castle-adventure-04

Castle Adventure

DOS1984freeware4.2/5
castleelsinore-1

Castle Elsinore

DOS19923.5/5 Temple Software
caverns-of-kroz-2

Caverns of Kroz

DOS1989freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software