Abandonware DOS title

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The Elder Scrolls: Arena

DOS1994freeware4.2/5 rpg
The Elder Scrolls: Arena is the first installment in the highly acclaimed Elder Scrolls series of fantasy ARPG (action role-playing games), developed and published by Bethesda Softworks. It was initially released in 1994. Arena is set in the continent of Tamriel, which later becomes the central location for all the Elder Scrolls games (Skyrim,...
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Volfied

DOS19914.3/5 action
Volfied is an arcade game developed and released by Taito Corporation in 1989. It's a puzzle game that gained popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The game is named after the fictional planet "Volfied", where the gameplay is set.In Volfied, players control a small spaceship called "Challenger" and must eliminate 80% or more of the playfiel...
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House of the Dead

Windows XP/98/9519984.1/5 shooter
House of the Dead is an old horror-themed rail shooter game, developed and released by Sega in 1998. The whole gameplay can be summarized in a single sentence "a first-person 3D shooting gallery with zombies". House of the Dead runs on older version of Windows, so you may need a virtual machine to play it properly.
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Age of Empires

Windows XP/98/951997protecteddemo4.2/5 strategy
Age of Empires, published by Microsoft and developed by Ensemble Studios, is one of the most popular historical RTS and started a successful series. The player must guide a civilization from prehistory to the iron age, battling other civilizations, building and gathering resources.
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Super Mariio Bros

DOS1994remake4.2/5 action
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Civilization 2

Windows XP/98/9519964.2/5 strategy
Civilization II is a turn-based strategy game developed by MicroProse and released in 1996. It's the second installment in the "Civilization" series, created by Sid Meier. The game builds upon the concept of its predecessor, Civilization, and expands on its gameplay mechanics, graphics, and depth.In Civilization II, players take on the role of a le...
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The Need for Speed

DOS19954.2/5 racing
The Need for Speed is a first-person perspective racing game developed and published by Electronic Arts in 1995 for DOS. The game immerses players in high-speed races with the primary objective of winning each race across a variety of game modes. Players can choose from a selection of high-performance cars and race on diverse tracks. Players m...
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Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards

DOS1987NSFW4.3/5 adventure
Leisure Suit Larry: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards is the first adventure of the Leisure Suit Larry series, created by Al Lowe and published by Sierra On-Line. As a virgin male in his forties, your goal is to, well, find the woman of your dreams. In 1991 Sierra released a VGA remake.
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Command & Conquer

DOS1995freeware4.1/5 strategy
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X-COM: Ufo Defense

DOS1994protected4.3/5 strategy
UFO: Enemy Unknown (or X-COM: Ufo Defense) is a sci-fi tactical strategy game created by Julian Gollop set in a not-to-distant future where aliens are invading the Earth. The gameplay switches between tactical combat, where you fight aliens in a turn-based fashion, and strategic micromanagement, where you manage your X-COM base and personnel.
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The Lion King

DOS19944.1/5 action
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Tetris Classic

DOSWindows 3.x19924.3/5 puzzle
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Mega Man

DOS19903.9/5 shooter
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Gods

DOS19914.2/5 action
Gods is a video game developed by The Bitmap Brothers and initially released in 1991. It is a platformer that combines action and puzzle-solving elements. The game was originally released for various platforms, including the Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS.In Gods, players control a hero navigating through a series of levels filled with enemi...
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Mortal Kombat

DOS1993protected4.3/5 action
Mortal Kombat is one of the most popular 1 on 1 fighting games. No wonder it spawned many sequels. You can play as one of the seven digitized characters and must fight everyone else to the top. One of the distinctive features of Mortal Kombat is the fatality: a special move to finish off the adversary.
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Life & Death 2: The Brain

DOS19903.6/5 simulation
Life & Death 2: The Brain is a medical simulation video game developed and published by The Software Toolworks. It was released in 1990 for MS-DOS computers. In Life & Death 2: The Brain, players assume the role of a neurosurgeon in a hospital setting. The game presents a series of medical cases involving neurological disorders and inj...
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Eye of the Beholder

DOS1991protected4.3/5 rpg
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The Secret of Monkey Island

DOS1990protecteddemo4.3/5 adventure
The Secret of Monkey Island is perhaps the most popular point and click adventure game developed by Lucasfilm Games and designed by the trio Ron Gilbert, Dave Grossman and Tim Schafer. In Monkey Island you're the would-be pirate Guybrush Threepwood on a quest to become a fearsome pirate in the Caribbean. Monkey Island uses one of the most friendlie...
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Dope Wars

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 simulation
Dope Wars is a text-based simulation game that originated as a DOS program in the early 1980s, but gained popularity in its Windows version released in 1998. The game puts players in the role of a drug dealer navigating the underground economy of buying, selling, and transporting various illegal substances.In the Windows version of the game, player...
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SimCity 2000

DOSWindows 3.xWindows XP/98/951993protected4.2/5 simulation
SimCity 2000 is a classic city building simulation, part of the popular SimCity series, developed by Maxis and designed by Will Wright. SimCity 2000 is a huge step up from the 2D predecessor SimCity and boasts improvements like: isometric view, underground, water pipes, subways, new buildings like prisons, schools, libraries, museums, etc.
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Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings

Windows XP/98/951999protecteddemo4.3/5 strategy
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Profezia

DOS1991NSFW4.5/5 adventure
Profezia is an adventure video game developed by the Italian company Trecision and released in 1991. It was available on both the Amiga and MS-DOS platforms. The game is notable for its multiple-choice interface, where the storyline unfolds automatically, and the player is presented with sets of choices that affect the progression of the game. Unli...
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Mega Man X3

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 shooter
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X-Tetris

Windows XP/98/951996NSFW4/5 puzzle
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Lemmings 2: The Tribes

DOS19934.3/5 puzzle
Lemmings 2: The Tribes is an abandoned puzzle game part of the acclaimed Lemmings series. It was developed by DMA Design and released by Psygnosis in 1993. Lemmings 2: The Tribes runs on DOS but was also published for Acorn, Amiga, Atari ST, Game Boy, Genesis, SNES. 
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Three Sisters' Story

DOS1999NSFW4.1/5 adventure
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The Oregon Trail

DOS19904.2/5 simulation
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Albion

DOSWindows XP/98/9519954.2/5 rpg
Albion is a science fiction role-playing game (RPG) developed and published by German studio Blue Byte Software. It was released in 1995 for MS-DOS and later for Amiga. Albion is notable for its blend of traditional RPG elements with a unique setting and storyline.The game takes place on the planet Albion, a world with a rich history and diver...
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Zeus: Master of Olympus

Windows XP/98/952000protected4.2/5 simulation
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Dune

DOS19924.1/5 strategy
Dune, released in 1992, is a game developed by Cryo Interactive and published by Virgin Games. It's based on the iconic science fiction novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. In Dune, players assume the role of Paul Atreides, the young scion of House Atreides, as he arrives on the desert planet Arrakis with his family to take control of spice pro...