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The best text-based games

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 These text-only video games may seem primitive and outdated and, in fact, the genre almost died with the fast evolving graphics of modern games.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

LHA

DOS19884.2/5
hitchhikerguide-1

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

DOSMac1984freeware4.2/5 Infocom
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a humorous free text adventure game based on the novel of the same name written by Douglas Adams (if you never read it, shame on you!). The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was designed by Douglas Adams himself and interactive fiction god Steve Eric Meretzky, it was released by Infocom in 1984 for DOS and for...
amaze-02

A-Maze

DOS19894.2/5 New Era Software
leather-goddesses-of-phobos-04

Leather Goddesses of Phobos

DOS19864.2/5 Infocom
planetfall-1

Planetfall

DOS19834.1/5 Infocom
_amfv_001

A Mind Forever Voyaging

DOSMac19854.1/5 Infocom
crime-and-punishment-05

Crime and Punishment

DOS19844.1/5 Mindscape
indenture-02

Indenture

DOS1995remake4.1/5
rambo-first-blood-01

Rambo First Blood Part 2

DOS19854.1/5 Angelsoft
007-goldfinger-1

James Bond 007: Goldfinger

DOS19864.1/5 Angelsoft
myth-ms-02

Myth

DOS19894.1/5 Magnetic Scrolls
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...
lancelot-01

Lancelot

DOS19884.1/5 Level 9 Computing
armchair-quarterback-01

Armchair Quarterback

DOS19854.1/5
baseball-mogul-2006-07

Baseball Mogul 2006

Windows20054.1/5
championship-manager-1-01

Championship Manager

DOS19924.1/5 Domark Software
Championship Manager is the first chapter in one of the most successful football manager games series. The first Championship Manager was a text-based British football/soccer simulation and included teams from four English divisions, European cups and domestic cups as well. Championship Manager was designed by Paul and Oliver Collyer and ...
time-and-magik-03

Time and Magik: The Trilogy

DOS19884.1/5 Level 9 Computing
championship-manager-italia-02

Championship Manager Italia

DOS19934.1/5 Sports Interactive Limited
lurkinghorror-1

The Lurking Horror

DOS19874.1/5 Infocom
inside-trader-04

Inside Trader

DOS19874.1/5 Cosmi Corporation
dnd_text-02

DND

DOS19844.1/5
dungeonmasterass1enc-1

Dungeon Master's Assistant Vol 1

DOS1988protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
trinity-01

Trinity

DOS19864.1/5 Infocom
moslodeluxe-1

Mo'Slo

DOS1990protected4.1/5 Dr.David's Super Crispy Software
The previous file hosted here was put online by mistake (it was the deluxe version, not the basic one). Copyright holders kindly allowed Abandonware DOS to link directly to their website where you can buy the deluxe version of Mo'Slo.
slashem-vampire-03

Slash'Em

Windows XP/98/95Linux1997freeware4.1/5
arthur-excalibur-02

Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur

DOS19894.1/5 Infocom
prolog_001

Turbo Prolog 2.0

DOS1986protected4.1/5 Borland Software Corporation
breakers-1

Breakers

DOS19864.1/5 Synapse Software
cascade-01

Cascade

DOS19904.1/5 PC Solutions
ibm-filing-assistant-02

IBM Assistant 2.0

DOS19864.1/5 IBM