Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware rpg games

In a Role-Playing Game (RPG), players control one or more characters in a fictional world, be it fantasy-oriented, contemporary, sci-fi, etc. RPGs follow up on traditional tabletop role-playing games features, including narrative threads full of obstacles and enigmas, character development, combat systems, or complex inventories.
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Betrayal at Krondor

DOS1993protected4.1/5 first-person party-based RPG
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Blades of Exile

Windows 3.xMacWindows XP/98/951997freeware4.1/5 top-down party-based RPG
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Bloodstone: an Epic Dwarven Tale

DOS19934/5 top-down party-based RPG
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Bloodwych

DOS19893.8/5 dungeon crawl, first-person party-based RPG
Bloodwych is an abandoned RPG set in the fantasy world of Trazere. Two players can play at the same time in split screen mode, a feature that was unusual at the time, especially for an RPG. Bloodwych was released in 1989 by Image Works for DOS, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64, ZX Spectrum.
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Blues Brothers RPG

Windows XP/98/952004freeware4/5 JRPG
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Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

DOS1990protected4.2/5
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Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed

DOS1992protected4/5
Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed is a CRPG developed by SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. and released in 1992 for DOS only. Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed is the sequel to Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday and it's based on a campaign setting created by TSR in the late 80s. The game uses the Gold Box engine, common to much of the RPGs developed by SSI.
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Captive

DOS19923.9/5 dungeon crawl, first-person party-based RPG
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Castle of the Winds

Windows 3.x1993freeware4.2/5 dungeon crawl, roguelike
Castle of the Winds (1993, by Saadasoft) is a perfect example of an atypical roguelike (no ASCII, runs in Windows) turned into a liberated game. Surprisingly Castle of the Winds is still very playable to this day, if you can make it run under a recent version of Windows.
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Cavequest

DOS19853.3/5
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Challenge of the Five Realms

DOS1992protected3.7/5 sandbox RPG, top-down party-based RPG
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Champions of Krynn

DOS1990protected4.1/5
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Circuit's Edge

DOS19904.1/5 interactive fiction
Circuit's Edge is a single-player science fiction blend of adventure game and RPG, developed by Westwood Studios and released by Infocom in 1990. Circuit's Edge is based on George Alec Effinger's cyberpunk novel "When Gravity Fails".
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Cobra Mission

DOS1992NSFW4/5 JRPG
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Conan: the Cimmerian

DOS19914.2/5 action RPG
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Cosmic Soldier: Psychic War

DOS19893.9/5 dungeon crawl, JRPG
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Crystals of Arborea

DOS19904.2/5 first-person party-based RPG
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Curse of the Azure Bonds

DOS1989protected3.9/5
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Daemonsgate

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac1993protected3.8/5 sandbox RPG
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Dark Designs 1: Grelminar's Staff

DOS19903.8/5 dungeon crawl, first-person party-based RPG
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Dark Designs 2: Closing the Gate

DOS19904/5 dungeon crawl, first-person party-based RPG
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Dark Queen of Krynn

DOS1992protected4.2/5
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Dark Sun 2: Wake of the Ravager

DOS1994protected4/5 top-down party-based RPG
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Dark Sun: Shattered Lands

DOS1993protected4.1/5 top-down party-based RPG
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Darklands

DOSLinuxWindows XP/98/95Mac1992protected3.9/5 sandbox RPG
Darklands was a unique historical isometric RPG that mixed real historical data from medieval Germany during the 15th century with a touch of folklore and fantasy. Unfortunately it was also the only Microprose RPG of that kind and beauty. The original game box contained a huge manual with info on european folklore (including the live...
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DarkSpyre

DOS19903.8/5 dungeon crawl, action RPG
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Darkstone

Windows XP/98/951999protected3.8/5 dungeon crawl, action RPG
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Death Knights of Krynn

DOS1991protected4/5
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Demon's Winter

DOS1989protected3.7/5 top-down party-based RPG