Abandonware DOS title

The best 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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Ultima 5: Warriors of Destiny

DOS19884.2/5 sandbox RPG, top-down party-based RPG
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Bad Blood

DOS19904.2/5
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Diablo

Windows XP/98/951996protecteddemo4.2/5 dungeon crawl, action RPG
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Alternate Reality: The City

DOSMac19884.1/5
Alternate Reality: The City is a role-playing video game developed by Paradise Programming for various platforms including Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, and Commodore 64. It was released in 1985. In Alternate Reality: The City, players find themselves in a mysterious and surreal city known as simply "The City". The game takes place in a fantasy setti...
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Anachronox

Windows XP/98/952001protected4.1/5 action RPG
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Joyous Rebel

DOS1996freeware4.1/5
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Knights of Legend

DOS19894.1/5
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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Windows XP/98/952002protected4.1/5 action RPG, sandbox RPG
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is a critically acclaimed open-world action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios. It was released in 2002 and is the third installment in the Elder Scrolls series. The game is set in the fantasy world of Tamriel, on the island of Vvardenfell in the province of Morrowind.The game offers a vast a...
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Phantasie 3: The Wrath of Nikademus

DOS19874.1/5 top-down party-based RPG
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Wizardry 6: Bane of the Cosmic Forge

DOSLinuxMac1990protected4.1/5 dungeon crawl, first-person party-based RPG
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Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar

DOS1985freeware4.1/5 sandbox RPG, top-down party-based RPG
Ultima IV is remembered as one of the best Ultima games ever released, designed as usual by Richard Garriott. Garriott took the Ultima series to a whole new level by introducing the eight virtues: honesty, compassion, valor, justice, sacrifice, honor, spirituality, humility. Ultima IV started the trilogy known as "Age of Enlightenment".
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Secret of the Silver Blades

DOSMac1990protected4.1/5
Secret of the Silver Blades is a fantasy RPG set in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons universe, developed and released by SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. in 1990 for DOS, Macintosh, Amiga and Commodore 64 systems. Secret of the Silver Blades is part of the Pool of Radiance series and uses the same "GoldBox" engine with isometric turn-based combat ...
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Prophecy of the Shadow

DOS1992protected4.1/5
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Dark Queen of Krynn

DOS1992protected4.1/5
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Beneath Apple Manor

DOS1983freeware4.1/5 roguelike
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Fountain of Dreams

DOS19904.1/5 top-down party-based RPG
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Slash'Em

Windows XP/98/95Linux1997freeware4.1/5 dungeon crawl, roguelike
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Fallout

DOSWindows XP/98/951997protecteddemo4.1/5
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Champions of Krynn

DOS1990protected4.1/5
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Starflight

DOS19864.1/5 sandbox RPG
Starflight is a classic space exploration and role-playing video game released in 1986 by Binary Systems and published by Electronic Arts. It is known for its innovative gameplay, as well as its open-ended approach to space exploration and storytelling.The game is set in a massive, procedurally generated universe with thousands of star systems to e...
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Knights of Xentar

DOS1994NSFW4.1/5 JRPG
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Fallout 2

Windows XP/98/951998protected4.1/5
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Amulets & Armor

DOS1997freeware4.1/5 action RPG
Amulets & Armor is a first-person ARPG (action RPG) with a fantasy setting. It was developed and published as shareware for DOS by United Software Artists in 1997. Amulets & Armor became freeware in 2013. Gameplay is mission-based; the player can take up quests in any order and even complete the same quests over and over.
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Tunnels & Trolls: Crusaders of Khazan

DOS19904.1/5 top-down party-based RPG
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Hired Guns

DOS19934.1/5 first-person party-based RPG
Hired Guns is an abandoned game developed by DMA Design and published by Psygnosis in 1993 for DOS and Amiga platforms. Hired Guns is a sci-fi RPG in which you control four mercenaries in four individual simultaneous first person sub-screens tasked with destroying all the bad guys from a single planet.
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DND

DOS19844.1/5 dungeon crawl, roguelike
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UnReal World v. 3.20

Windows XP/98/95Mac1992freeware4.1/5 roguelike
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Van Buren (Fallout 3)

Windows XP/98/952003canceleddemo4.1/5
Van Buren was a science fiction post-apocalyptic RPG being developed by Black Isle Studios and never published. Van Buren was the direct sequel to Fallout 2, part of the Fallout franchise. Van Buren was canceled in 2003.