Abandonware DOS title

The most popular abandonware adventure games

Adventure games focus on cracking enigmas and exploring and contemplating the game world in a narrative-driven scenario. In order to progress within the story arc, the player has to interact with different items, the environment itself, and other non-playing characters (NPC in short).
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A Night with Troi

DOS1991NSFW4/5 interactive fiction
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Blue Force

DOS19934.1/5 point and click adventure
Blue Force is a police procedural adventure game developed and released by Tsunami Games in 1993. Blue Force is a point-and-click adventure game that follows the protagonist, Jake Ryan, a rookie police officer. The gameplay revolves around solving various crimes, gathering evidence, and engaging in police procedures. The game is set in th...
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Fable

DOS19964.2/5 point and click adventure
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Fascination

DOS1991NSFW3.8/5 point and click adventure
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Hero's Quest: So you want to be a hero

DOS19894.2/5 point and click adventure
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Fairy Nights

Windows XP/98/952000NSFW4.1/5 visual novel
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Crescent

DOS1993NSFW3.8/5 visual novel
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I have no Mouth and I Must Scream

DOS1995protected4.1/5 point and click adventure
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Shadowgate

DOSWindows 3.xMac OS19884.1/5 point and click adventure
Shadowgate is an abandoned fantasy-themed adventure game developed by ICOM Simulations and released by Mindscape in 1988 for Macintosh, DOS, and also for Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, NES. Shadowgate uses the ICOM MacVenture engine (Deja Vu, Uninvited). Shadowgate was later remade in an enhanced version for Windows 3.1.
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Heart of China

DOS19914.1/5 point and click adventure
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Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals

DOS1989NSFW3.9/5 graphic adventure with text parser
Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals is a comedic adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1989 as the third installment in the Leisure Suit Larry series, created by Al Lowe.In Larry 3, players once again control the lovable loser Larry Laffer, who is on a quest to find tru...
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Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

DOSWindows 3.xMac OS1993protecteddemo4.1/5 point and click adventure
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1993 and designed by Jane Jensen. The game is the first installment in the Gabriel Knight series.The story revolves around Gabriel Knight, a struggling writer living in New Orleans. He inherits a bookstore from his d...
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Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac OSWindows 3.x1995protecteddemo4.1/5 point and click adventure
Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1995 as a sequel to the original Gabriel Knight game, "Sins of the Fathers". The game was designed by Jane Jensen, who also wrote the story and script.In GK2 The Beast Within, players assume the role of Gabriel Knight...
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Uninvited

DOSMac OS19873.8/5 point and click adventure
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

DOS1989protecteddemo4.2/5 point and click adventure
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure is a point-and-click adventure game released in 1989 by Lucasfilm Games. The game was designed by Ron Gilbert, David Fox, and Noah Falstein. It is based on the 1989 film "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", directed by Steven Spielberg.The game follows the plot of the movie closely and incl...
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Frederik Pohl's Gateway

DOS19924.1/5 interactive fiction
Frederik Pohl's Gateway is one of the best abandoned adventures games from Legend Entertainment. Gateway is an interactive fiction with graphics and an improved interface (unusual for IFs), based on the Frederik Pohl's novel Gateway. Tt was designed by Michael Verdu and Glen R. Dahlgren and published by Legend Entertainment in 1992.
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Elvira 2: The Jaws of Cerberus

DOS19914/5 dungeon crawl, point and click adventure
Elvira 2: The Jaws of Cerberus is an abandoned horror adventure/RPG hybrid game with elements of dark fantasy, developed by Horror Soft and published by Accolade for DOS in 1991. Elvira 2: The Jaws of Cerberus is also part of the Elvira series of games, each of one based on the popular movie/TV personality Elvira.
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Crime Time

DOS19903.5/5 point and click adventure
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B.A.T. 2 : The Koshan Conspiracy

DOS19924.2/5 point and click adventure
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Planetfall

DOS19834.2/5 interactive fiction
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Quest for Glory 4: Shadows of Darkness

DOSWindows 3.x1993protecteddemo4.1/5 point and click adventure
Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness is an adventure role-playing game (RPG) developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1993 as the fourth installment in the Quest for Glory series. The game was designed by Lori Ann Cole and Corey Cole, who were also responsible for the previous entries in the series.The game is set in the dar...
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Mixed-up Fairy Tales

DOS19914.2/5 point and click adventure
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Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

DOSMac OS1992protecteddemo4.2/5 point and click adventure
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is a graphical point and click adventure game created by LucasArts and published in 1992, based on the popular movie character. As the famous archaeologist Indiana Jones, you will travel the world searching for the mythical land of Atlantis. Fate of Atlantis is the sequel to the acclaimed Indiana Jones and the...
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Beavis and Butt-Head in Virtual Stupidity

Windows XP/98/9519954/5 point and click adventure
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Police Quest 3: The Kindred

DOS1991protected4/5 point and click adventure
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Leisure Suit Larry 2: Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)

DOS1988NSFW4.1/5 graphic adventure with text parser