Abandonware DOS title

The most popular 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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Jill of the Jungle

DOS19924.2/5 platform
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Dig Dug

DOS19833.9/5 maze
Dig Dug is a classic maze arcade action game that was first released by Namco in 1982 as a coin-op and later for a number of other systems. The gameplay of Dig Dug involves digging tunnels through the earth to reach and defeat the various creatures that inhabit the underground maze. The player has an air pump, which he can use to inflate the monste...
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Pinball Fantasies

DOS19944.2/5 pinball
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Montezuma's Revenge

DOS19844.2/5 metroidvania, platform
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Mario and Luigi

DOS2001remake4/5 platform
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Sango Fighter

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1993freeware3.5/5 fighting
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Xonix

DOS1984remake4/5
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Double Dragon

DOS19884/5 beat 'em up
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

DOS19914/5 beat 'em up
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of the many adaptations of the Terminator franchise. This one is based on the movie of the same name, but it's not as good as the movie, according to critics. Terminator 2 is an action game developed by Syntetic Dimensions and released by Ocean Software in 1991 for DOS. It was also published for C64, ZX Spectrum, A...
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Digger

DOS19834.2/5 maze
Digger is an abandoned action game developed and released by Windmill Software back in 1983 for PC only. Gameplay is a mix of two classics: Dig Dug and Mr. Do!: dig down, get gems, avoid death, reach the next level and so on.
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The Blues Brothers 2: Jukebox Adventure

DOS19933.8/5 platform
The Blues Brothers 2: Jukebox Adventure is a video game developed by Titus Interactive and released in 1993. It is a sequel to the original The Blues Brothers game, which was based on the popular 1980 film of the same name. The game was available on several platforms, including the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, and PC. The gam...
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Mortal Pong

DOS1995freeware3/5
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Magic Pockets

DOS19924.1/5 platform
Magic Pockets is a platform game developed by The Bitmap Brothers and published by Renegade Software. It was released in 1991 for the Atari ST, Amiga, and MS-DOS platforms. In Magic Pockets, players control a character known as the Bitmap Kid, who possesses magical pockets that can produce a variety of useful items. The game is a side-scrollin...
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Cool Spot

DOS19944.1/5 platform
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Metal Mutant

DOS19914.1/5 platform
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Ms. Pac-Man

DOS19833.9/5 maze
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Trolls

DOS19924.1/5 platform
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Battle Arena Toshinden

DOS19964.1/5 fighting
Battle Arena Toshinden was the first game in the Toshinden series and was originally released for the Sony PlayStation in 1995 and later for DOS. Battle Arena Toshinden introduced 3D graphics to the fighting game genre, allowing characters to move in a three-dimensional space.The game featured a diverse roster of eight playable characters, eac...
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Comix Zone

Windows XP/98/9519954.2/5 beat 'em up
Comix Zone is a peculiar science fiction and superhero themed action game.It was developed and released by Sega in 1995 for Windows and other platforms. What makes Comix Zone different from other similare titles is that the game world is framed like a comic book.
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One Must Fall 2097

DOS1994freeware4.1/5 fighting
One Must Fall: 2097 is a fighting game released in 1994 by Epic MegaGames. Set in a futuristic world, the game features giant humanoid robots known as HARs (Human-Assisted Robots) controlled by human pilots. The storyline revolves around a tournament organized by the multinational corporation WAR (World Aeronautics and Robotics), where pilots compe...
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Altered Beast

DOS19904.1/5 beat 'em up
Altered Beast is a classic side-scrolling beat 'em up arcade game developed and published by Sega. It was originally released in arcades in 1988 and later ported to various home consoles, including the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.Players control a resurrected centurion who battles through five levels filled with undead creatures and other mythical beas...
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Renegade

DOS19883.8/5 beat 'em up
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Double Dragon II: The Revenge

DOS19884.2/5 beat 'em up
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Paperboy

DOS19884.1/5
Paperboy was one of (if not THE) arcade hit of 1985. It was developed by Atari for the arcades and later published by Mindscape for DOS in 1988. More conversion were made for quite a few other platforms. Paperboy gameplay is peculiar: you control a boy riding a bicycle and your goal is to deliver as many newspapers as you can to a number of ho...
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Metal & Lace

DOS1993NSFW3.8/5 fighting
Metal & Lace: The Battle of the Robo Babes is a video game developed by Megatech Software and published by Forest Interactive in 1993. It's an adult-themed fighting game for MS-DOS.In the game, players control customizable female robots known as "Robo Babes" in one-on-one combat. The emphasis on customization allows players to modify their robo...
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Duke Nukem

DOS19914.1/5 platform, run and gun
Duke Nukem 1 was released in 1991 by Apogee Software for MS-DOS, and it marked the beginning of the Duke Nukem franchise. Duke Nukem is a side-scrolling action platformer game with a sci-fi theme. In this original game, players control Duke Nukem, a muscular action hero tasked with saving the world from the evil Dr. Proton. Dr. Proton has taken con...
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Batman: the Movie

DOS19904.1/5
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The Amazing Spider-Man

DOS19903.9/5 platform
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The Great Giana Sisters

DOS1987remake4/5 platform
The Great Giana Sisters is a platform video game developed by Time Warp Productions and published by Rainbow Arts. It was originally released in 1987 for the Commodore 64 and other platforms, and later unofficially ported to MS-DOS.The game follows the adventures of two sisters, Giana and Maria, as they journey through a dream world filled with var...