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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Bio Menace Episode 3: Master Cain

DOS1993freeware4.2/5 platform, run and gun
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Rick Dangerous

DOS19894.2/5 platform
Rick Dangerous is an action-packed platformer game set in the 1940s. As the fearless explorer Rick, you'll navigate treacherous environments, avoid deadly traps, and defeat enemies to uncover ancient treasures. With retro graphics and challenging gameplay, it's a must-play for platforming enthusiasts.
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LadyLove

DOS1990freewareNSFW4.2/5
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Pinball Fantasies

DOS19944.2/5 pinball
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ZZT

DOS1991freeware4.2/5 maze, action puzzle
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Extreme Pinball

DOS19954.2/5 pinball
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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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Antix

DOS1985remake4.2/5
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DX-Ball 2

Windows XP/98/951998freeware4.2/5 block breaker, action puzzle
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Ms Pac PC

DOS1995remake4.2/5 maze
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Prince of Persia

DOSMac19904.2/5 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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Bubble Bobble

DOS19894.2/5
Bubble Bobble is perhaps one of the most popular (and cute!) platform arcade games of all times. The goal of Bubble Bobble is simple: clear each screen from various monsters and reach the final stage. In order to get rid of enemies, dinosaurs Bub and Bob can spit bubbles to trap them, then pop the bubbles to kill them.
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Psycho Pinball

DOS19954.2/5 pinball
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Lucky Luke

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 platform
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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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Montezuma's Revenge

DOS19844.2/5 metroidvania, platform
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Rampage

DOS19884.2/5
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Dilbert's Desktop Games

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5
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Rocket Ranger

DOS1988protected4.2/5
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Hocus Pocus

DOS1994protected4.2/5 platform
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Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone

DOS19924.2/5 beat 'em up
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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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Golden Axe

DOS19914.2/5 beat 'em up
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PC-Man

DOS1982remake4.2/5 maze
PC-Man is an abandoned top-down Pac-Man clone in every regard: from the shape of the protagonist, to the cute ghosts. PC-Man was designed by Greg Kuperberg, developed by Orion Software and released in 1982 for DOS. As PC-Man, you have to move through a one screen maze to collect dots (pills? wafers?) and avoid being touched by one of the usual Pac-...
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Body Blows

DOS19934.2/5 fighting
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Oliver & Company

DOS19894.2/5
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Axe of Rage

DOS19894.2/5 beat 'em up
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Atomic Bomberman

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 maze