Abandonware DOS title

The best abandonware action games

Action video games are a genre of video games that emphasize physical challenges, hand-eye coordination, and reaction time. These games typically involve fast-paced gameplay, where players control a character who must navigate through a dynamic environment filled with obstacles, enemies, and other challenges. The primary focus is on the player's ability to react quickly and make split-second decisions.
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Prince of Persia

DOSMac OS19904.2/5 platform
Prince of Persia is an abandoned DOS platform game set in Middle East, developed and released by Broderbund in 1990. Designer Jordan Mechner created a game that made a lasting impression of gamers thanks to a clever use of a tecnique called rotoscoping which makes the animation of the protagonist very realistic.
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Super Mariio Bros

DOS1994remake4.2/5 platform
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The Smurfs

DOSWindows XP/98/9519964.2/5 platform
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Montezuma's Revenge

DOS19844.2/5 metroidvania, platform
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Lucky Luke

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 platform
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Pinball Fantasies

DOS19944.2/5 pinball
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Rampage

DOS19884.2/5
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The Lost Vikings

DOS19934.2/5 platform, action puzzle
The Lost Vikings is an old DOS platform-puzzle game, developed by Silicon & Synapse and published by Interplay Productions in 1993. In The Lost Vikings you have to solve puzzles by controlling three characters (glorious vikings!), each with a single skill of its own.
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Dilbert's Desktop Games

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5
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The Blues Brothers

DOS19914.2/5 platform
The Blues Brothers is a platformer that follows the adventures of Jake and Elwood Blues as they try to put their band back together. The player controls one of the Blues Brothers through various levels, each filled with obstacles, enemies, and puzzles. The ultimate goal is to collect musical notes and instruments to assemble the band. develope...
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Hocus Pocus

DOS1994protected4.2/5 platform
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Blackthorne

DOS19944.2/5 platform
Blackthorne is a sci-fi / fantasy abandoned action platform game designed by Ronald Millar, developed by Blizzard Entertainment (yes, the creators of Diablo and World of Warcraft) and was released by Interplay Productions in 1994 for DOS and Mac. Blackthorne was also published for SNES, Sega 32X, Game Boy Advance and other systems.
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Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone

DOS19924.2/5 beat 'em up
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Atomic Bomberman

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 maze
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Rocket Ranger

DOS1988protected4.2/5
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Golden Axe

DOS19914.2/5 beat 'em up
Golden Axe is a classic arcade game developed by Sega and released in 1989. It's a side-scrolling beat 'em up game set in a fantasy world where players choose one of three characters: a barbarian, a dwarf, or an amazon, each with their own strengths and abilities.The game follows the quest of these heroes to rescue the King and Princess of Yuria fr...
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Dangerous Dave: Risky Rescue

DOS1993protected4.2/5 platform
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Frankenstein

DOS19944.2/5 platform
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Tom and Jerry

DOS19934.2/5 platform
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Ugh!

DOS19924.2/5
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Duke Nukem 2

DOS19934.2/5 platform, run and gun
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Jill of the Jungle

DOS19924.2/5 platform
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Bio Menace Episode 3: Master Cain

DOS1993freeware4.2/5 platform, run and gun
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Oliver & Company

DOS19894.2/5
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Asterix and Obelix

DOS19964.2/5 platform
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Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars

DOS19904.2/5 platform
Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars is a platform video game developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1990 as shareware for MS-DOS. The game follows the adventures of an eight-year-old genius named Billy Blaze, who uses his homemade spaceship to travel to various alien planets to save the Earth from alien invaders known as V...
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Commander Keen 3: Keen Must Die!

DOS1990protected4.2/5 platform
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Rick Dangerous 2

DOS19904.2/5 platform
Rick Dangerous 2 is a clear example of a sequel done right. Developed by Core Design and released in 1990 on a plethora of platforms, Rick Dangerous 2 is a classic platform game with a (linear) story. The first levels can be played in any order: an ice cave, Hyde Park in London, a forest and the atomic mud mines. The fifth level will become availab...
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Titus the Fox

DOS1992protected4.2/5 platform
Titus the Fox is a DOS horizontal scrolling platform game developed by Titus Interactive in 1992. As Titus, you have to advance through 15 levels to rescue your beloved Suzy who has been kidnapped. The player can interact with objects by throwing them at foes, or jumping higher. There are bosses at the end of each level and secret rooms spread acro...
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Earthworm Jim

DOS1995protected4.2/5 platform, run and gun