Abandonware DOS title

The most popular underrated underdog games

In order to be an underdog, a game has to be "not well known" to the public (not now, nor at the time of its release) or underrated, but worth mentioning and playing for some reason. There are plenty of games that won the love of gamers against all odds; some of them even had a cult following. By the way, this keyword pays tribute to Sarinee Achavanuntakul, the owner of the first version of Home of the Underdogs, the site that started and popularized the abandonware concept.
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QBasic Gorillas

DOS1991freeware4/5 Microsoft
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Epic Pinball

DOSMac1993protected3.7/5 Digital Extremes
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Ultra Mortal Kombat Vendetta

Windows XP/98/952001freeware3.8/5
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Cadaver

DOS19904/5 Bitmap Brothers
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Redneck Rampage

DOS1997protected4/5 Xatrix Entertainment
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Fast Food Dizzy

DOS19894/5 Codemasters
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Supaplex

DOS1991freeware4.1/5 Think!Ware Development
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Altered Destiny

DOS1990protected3.8/5 Accolade
Altered Destiny is a sci-fi themed point and click adventure game designed by Michael Berlyn, developed and released by Accolade in 1990. Altered Destiny runs on DOS but was also published for Amiga.
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1893: A World's Fair Mystery

Windows XP/98/95Mac20033.4/5
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Eric the Unready

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
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Jagged Alliance

DOS1994protected4.2/5 Sir-tech Software
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Wacky Wheels

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Apogee Software
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The Typing of the Dead

Windows XP/98/9519993.6/5 Smilebit
The Typing of the Dead is a unique video game that is essentially a typing version of the classic rail shooter arcade game The House of the Dead. It was first released in 1999 as an arcade machine and later for other platforms.In The Typing of the Dead, players use a keyboard to eliminate oncoming waves of zombies and other creatures by typing word...
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Time Bandit

DOS19894.3/5 MichTron
Time Bandit is a classic top-down arcade-style video game that was released in 1982 for various home computer systems, such as the Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, and others. It was developed by MichTron. In Time Bandit, players control a character who must navigate through a series of maze-like levels, battling various enemies and collecting treasure a...
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Roadwar Europa

DOS1987protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Red Baron

DOS1990protected4.1/5 Dynamix
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Decker

Windows2002freeware3.5/5
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Dylan Dog: Murderers

DOS19923.7/5 Simulmondo
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Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Windows XP/98/952001remake4/5
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Superfrog

DOS1994protected3.8/5 Team 17
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Bombuzal

DOS19893.5/5 Image Works
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Wizard of Wor 98

DOS1998remake3.8/5
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Super Cauldron

DOS19923.9/5 Titus Interactive
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Aquanox

Windows XP/98/952001protected3.1/5 Massive Development
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Airball

DOS19873.2/5 MicroDeal
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4th & Inches

DOS1988protected3.2/5 Accolade
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Normality

DOS1996protecteddemo3.8/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
Normality is a first-person adventure video game developed by Gremlin Interactive and released in 1996. The game is set in a dystopian future where a totalitarian regime known as the One True Government (OTG) controls the city of Neutropolis. The player takes on the role of Kent, a rebellious citizen who opposes the oppressive rule of the OTG. The ...
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Monuments of Mars

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac1991freeware3.3/5 Scenerio Software
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Taipan for Windows

Windows XP/98/952002freeware3.5/5
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Thomas the Tank Engine

DOS19923.3/5 Peakstar Software