Abandonware DOS title

The best abandonware action-adventure games

Action-adventure video games combine elements of both the action and adventure genres, offering a mix of fast-paced gameplay and exploration within a narrative-driven context. These games often feature a central storyline, character development, and a world for players to explore. The genre encompasses a broad range of gameplay styles and settings.
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It Came from the Desert

DOS1990freeware4.1/5
It Came from the Desert is an abandonware action-adventure game developed by Cinemaware and released in 1990 for PC (DOS) and Amiga. It Came From the Desert is an action-adventure game with a peculiar flavor: it's set in the 50s, in the USA, and it's based on those old monster movies like Them! (also involving killer ants).
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Grand Theft Auto

DOSWindows XP/98/9519974.1/5 racing: car
In Grand Theft Auto the player takes the role of a criminal who can freely roam around the city (Liberty City) completing tasks for the local mobs: stealing cars, killing pedestrians, all of it while avoiding the police and the army. The freedom of gameplay and the "I'm the bad guy" appeal of the game made the Grand Theft Auto series very popular.
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Where Time Stood Still

DOS1987protected4.1/5 isometric action-adventure
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Tomb Raider

DOS1996protected4.1/5 third-person action-adventure
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Castle Wolfenstein

DOS19844.1/5 maze
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The Great Escape

DOS1986protected4.1/5 isometric action-adventure
As a prisoner of war, you must find a way to escape a prison in Germany in 1942. The prisoner has a daily routine which will follow if not controlled by the player for a certain amount of time.
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Castle master 2

DOS19904/5 first-person action-adventure
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Framed

DOS19954/5 platform
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Castle master

DOS19904/5 first-person action-adventure
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D/Generation

DOS19914/5 isometric action-adventure
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Batman: the Caped Crusader

DOS19884/5
Batman: The Caped Crusader is an action-adventure video game released in the late 1980s. It was developed and published by Ocean Software and was available on various home computer systems of that era, including the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST and, of course, DOS. The game was a graphic action-adventure that combine...
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Captain Comic 2: Fractured Reality

DOS1990freeware4/5 metroidvania
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Dizzy

DOS19874/5 platform
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Feud

DOS19884/5 maze
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Golden Eagle

DOS19914/5
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Windows XP/98/9520014/5 third-person action-adventure
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Lyle in Cube Sector

Windows20064/5 platform, metroidvania
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Alone in the Dark 2

DOS1993protected4/5 third-person action-adventure
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Cadaver

DOS19904/5 isometric action-adventure
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Little Big Adventure 2 (Twinsen's Odyssey)

DOSWindows XP/98/951997protected3.9/5 isometric action-adventure
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Heroes of the Lance

DOS1989protected3.9/5
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Fantastic Dizzy

DOS19943.9/5 platform
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Castlevania

DOS19903.9/5 metroidvania, platform
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Veil of Darkness

DOS1993protected3.9/5 isometric action-adventure
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System Shock

DOS1994protected3.9/5 first-person shooter, action RPG, first-person action-adventure
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Magicland Dizzy

DOS19933.9/5 platform
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Cadaver: The Payoff

DOS19913.9/5 isometric action-adventure