Abandonware DOS title

Interactive fiction: text-based adventure games

Interactive fiction games (or text adventures) are adventure games in which the player gives textual commands in order to act within the given story. The story itself is told both using text and static pictures or with no graphics of any kind, just text. The genre's stepping stones are Adventure (developed in 1975) and the Zork series. Infocom, Legend Entertainment and Magnetic scrolls were some of the most popular interactive fiction developers of the 80s.
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Demon's Tomb: The Awakening

DOS19893.3/5 Silhouette Software
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Dragon World

DOS19844.2/5 Telarium
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Dream Zone

DOS19884.2/5 Naughty Dog
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Earthly delights

DOS19843.6/5 Datamost
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Enchanter

DOS19833.3/5 Infocom
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Eric the Unready

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
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Essex

DOS19853.6/5 Synapse Software
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Farenheit 451

DOS19843.4/5 Telarium
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Fish!

DOS19883.8/5 Magnetic Scrolls
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Forbidden Castle

DOS19854/5 Angelsoft
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Forbidden Quest

DOS19833.8/5 Pryority software
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Frederik Pohl's Gateway

DOS19924.1/5 Legend Entertainment
Frederik Pohl's Gateway is one of the best abandoned adventures games from Legend Entertainment. Gateway is an interactive fiction with graphics and an improved interface (unusual for IFs), based on the Frederik Pohl's novel Gateway. Tt was designed by Michael Verdu and Glen R. Dahlgren and published by Legend Entertainment in 1992.
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Gamma Force in Pit of a Thousand Screams

DOS19883.8/5 Tom Snyder Productions
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Gateway 2: Homeworld

DOS1993protected3.9/5 Legend Entertainment
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Gnome Ranger

DOS19873.7/5 Level 9 Computing
Gnome Ranger is an abandoned fantasy adventure game, developed and published by Level 9 Computing in 1987 for DOS. Gnome Ranger was designed by Peter Austin who also designed the sequel Gnome Ranger 2: Ingrid's Back.
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Gnome Ranger 2: Ingrid's Back

DOS19883.8/5 Level 9 Computing
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GrailQuest

DOS19893.3/5 Artworx Software
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Guardians of Infinity: to Save Kennedy

DOS1988protected3.5/5 Paragon Software
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Hollywood Hijinx

DOS19863.3/5 Infocom
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Holy Grail

DOS19843.7/5
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Infidel

DOS19833.3/5 Infocom
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Jack the Ripper

DOS19953.8/5 Intergalactic Development
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James Bond 007: A View to a Kill

DOS19853.9/5 Angelsoft
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James Bond 007: Goldfinger

DOS19864.1/5 Angelsoft
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James Clavell's Shogun

DOS19894.2/5 Infocom
James Clavell's Shogun, a text adventure game developed by Infocom and released in 1989. Infocom was known for its interactive fiction games, and "James Clavell's Shogun" was one of its later releases.This text adventure game is based on James Clavell's novel "Shogun" and follows the story of John Blackthorne, an English navigator who becomes invol...
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Jewels of Darkness

DOS19864.2/5 Level 9 Computing
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Jinxter

DOS19884/5 Magnetic Scrolls
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Journey: The Quest Begins

DOS19894.1/5 Infocom