Abandonware DOS title

Party-based games sorted by release date

A party based system allows the player to create, customize and play with a party of adventurers at the beginning or during the game. The vast majority of old RPGs were party based: Ultima, Eye of the Beholder, The Magic Candle are just a few.
heroeslance-1

Heroes of the Lance

DOS1989protected3.9/5 U.S. Gold
journey-adv-03

Journey: The Quest Begins

DOS19894.2/5 Infocom
knights-legend-01

Knights of Legend

DOS19894.2/5 Origin Systems
minesoftitan-3

Mines of Titan

DOS19893.6/5 Westwood Studios
Mines of Titan (also known as Mars Saga for other platforms) is an abandoned single-player RPG with a sci-fi setting (you're going to Mars!). Mines of Titan was developed by Westwood Studios and released by Infocom in 1989 for DOS, Apple II and Commodore 64.
uukrul-4

The Dark Heart of Uukrul

DOS19893.9/5 Digital Studios Limited
magiccandle-1

The Magic Candle

DOS19894/5 Mindcraft Software
The Magic Candle: Volume 1 is the first chapter of a series of fantasy old school RPGs. The Magic Candle was developed and released by Mindcraft Software in 1989 for DOS but was also published for Apple II and Commodore 64. The whole Magic Candle series is very similar to some of the early Ultima games in every aspect: turn-based combat, top-down v...
buckcountdown-04

Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

DOS1990protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
championskrynn-2

Champions of Krynn

DOS1990protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
crystals-of-arborea-07

Crystals of Arborea

DOS19904.2/5 Silmarils
dark-designs-1-05

Dark Designs 1: Grelminar's Staff

DOS19903.9/5 Softdisk Publishing
dark-designs-2-04

Dark Designs 2: Closing the Gate

DOS19904/5 Softdisk Publishing
dragon-wars-08

Dragon Wars

DOS1990protected3.7/5 Interplay Productions
fountain-of-dreams-01

Fountain of Dreams

DOS19904.1/5 Electronic Arts
hardnova-9

Hard Nova

DOS19903.7/5 Malibu Interactive
Hard Nova is a sci-fi role-playing game (RPG) developed by Malibu Interactive and published by Electronic Arts. Released in 1990, it is available on platforms such as the DOS, Amiga, Atari ST. Hard Nova is set in a distant future where players navigate through various star systems. The player takes on the role of a mercenary leader in charge of a s...
lordrings1-2

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I

DOS19904/5 Interplay Productions
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I is an abandoned fantasy top-down DOS RPG game set in the The Lord of the Rings universe. The Lord of the Rings I was developed and released by Interplay Productions in 1990. The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I is based on the popular The Lord Of The Rings book by J.R.R. Tolkien and it's focused on the f...
keysmaramon-2

Keys to Maramon

DOS19903.9/5 Mindcraft Software
legend-faerghail-03

Legend of Faerghail

DOS19904/5 Electronic Design Hannover
Legend of Faerghail is a role-playing video game developed by Electronic Design Hannover and published by Rainbow Arts. It was released in 1990 for the Commodore 64, Amiga, and MS-DOS platforms. The game is set in the fantasy world of Faerghail, where the player controls a party of adventurers on a quest to defeat the evil sorcerer Daldras.The game...
megatraveller1-4

MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy

DOS19903.9/5 Paragon Software
MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy is a science fiction role-playing game (RPG) released in 1990. The Zhodani Conspiracy is the first installment in the MegaTraveller series and was developed by Paragon Software.MegaTraveller 1 takes place in the Traveller universe's Third Imperium, a vast interstellar empire. The plot revolves around a c...
secret-silver-blades-03

Secret of the Silver Blades

DOSMac OS1990protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Secret of the Silver Blades is a fantasy RPG set in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons universe, developed and released by SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. in 1990 for DOS, Macintosh, Amiga and Commodore 64 systems. Secret of the Silver Blades is part of the Pool of Radiance series and uses the same "GoldBox" engine with isometric turn-based combat ...
space-1889-06

Space 1889

DOS19903.8/5 Paragon Software
Space 1889 is an abandoned top down RPG developed by Paragon Software and released in 1990 for DOS, Atari ST and Amiga. Space 1889 setting is classic science fiction, but is set in the Victorian. It's worth noting that Space 1889 is loosely based on the tabletop game of the same name.
bardstale3-2

The Bard's Tale 3: Thief of Fate

DOS19904.2/5 Interplay Productions
ultima6-3

Ultima 6: The False Prophet

DOS1990protected4.2/5 Origin Systems
wizardry-6-4

Wizardry 6: Bane of the Cosmic Forge

DOSLinuxMac OS1990protected4.1/5 Sir-tech Software
savageempire-6

Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire

DOS1990freeware4/5 Origin Systems
After the success of Ultima 6: The False Prophet, Origin decided to "create worlds" not part of the popular Ultima series (strictly speaking) using the same engine of Ultima 6. They came up with two games: The Savage Empire and Martian Dreams. The Savage Empire is set in a stone age-like world and features prehistoric tribes, dinosaurs, insectoid a...
ancients1-deathwatch-01

Ancients 1: Deathwatch

DOS19913.8/5 Farr-Ware Software
deathknightskrynn-1

Death Knights of Krynn

DOS1991protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
dragonflight-01

Dragonflight

DOS19913.6/5 Thalion
eotb1-4

Eye of the Beholder

DOS1991protected4.3/5 Westwood Studios
eotb2-4

Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon

DOS1991protecteddemo4.3/5 Westwood Studios
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon is a first-person party-based role-playing game (RPG) developed by Westwood Associates and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI). It was released in 1991 as a sequel to the successful "Eye of the Beholder" game.Set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, specifically the Forgotten Realms ...
eotb3-3

Eye of the beholder 3: Assault on Myth Drannor

DOS1991protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.