Abandonware DOS title

The most popular abandonware simulation games

Simulation games are designed to convey realism in every aspect, from gameplay to visuals. Simulation games have a number of sub-genres according to their main goals, for example building cities, managing business companies, leading a social life, or campaigning for president.

Theme Hospital

DOSWindows XP/98/951997protecteddemo4/5 business simulation

Jones in the Fast Lane

DOS19914/5 life simulation
Jones in the Fast Lane is the kind of game that you don't see often these days. It's a mix between a digital board game and a modern day life simulation. The goal of the game is to live the life of Jones, making choices about school, work, your home, etc. Graphics is a mix of cartonish and digitized characters, very reminishent of some of the best ...

Port Royale

Windows XP/98/952002protected4.2/5 business simulation


DOSMac OSWindows 3.x19924/5 sandbox strategy, god game, life simulation
SimLife is an abandoned simulation game focused on managing a ecosystems and experimenting with genetics. SimLife was designed by Ken Karakotsios, developed and released by Maxis in 1992 for DOS and later also published for Macintosh, Amiga, Windows 3.x and Amiga.


Windows 3.x19944.1/5 sandbox strategy, business simulation
SimTower is an old Windows 3.x (1994) building and business simulation game where the player is tasked with the management of a skyscraper nonetheless. Raise floors, build apartments, shops, offices and try to avoid bankruptcy if you can. SimTower spawned some similar games for mobile devices, most notably the wonderful Tiny Tower, It's surprisingl...

Life & Death

DOSMac OS19883.9/5
Life & Death is a medical simulation game developed by Software Toolworks and released in 1988 for MS-DOS computers. It aimed to provide players with a realistic simulation of the life of a surgeon. The game puts players in the role of a surgeon at a hospital, where they must diagnose and treat various medical conditions, perform surgeries, and...

Shadow President

DOS19934.1/5 political simulation
Shadow President is a geopolitical simulation video game developed by DC True in 1993 for MS-DOS. In Shadow President, players take on the role of the President of the United States, tasked with managing both domestic and international affairs. The game provides a realistic simulation of the challenges faced by a world leader during the Cold War er...

Capitalism 2

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS2001protected4.2/5 business simulation
Capitalism 2 is simulation game designed by Trevor Chan, developed by Ensemble Studios and released by UBI Soft in 2001 for Windows and Macintosh. Capitalism 2 is the quintessential capitalistic simulation and involves stock exchange, business management, marketing, etc.

Alter Ego: Female Version

DOS19864.1/5 life simulation

Roller Coaster Tycoon

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.2/5 sandbox strategy, business simulation

Capitalism Plus

DOSWindows XP/98/951997protected3.8/5 business simulation

The Amazon Trail

DOS19933.6/5 point and click adventure, life simulation

Patrician 2: Quest for Power

Windows XP/98/952000protected4.2/5 business simulation

Ocean Trader

DOS19954/5 business simulation


DOSWindows 3.x19904.2/5 sandbox strategy, god game
SimEarth is a simulation in which you can shape and mold a planet in almost every way you can imagine. In SimEarth our planet is simulated as a whole: life, climate, atmosphere are all aspects of a single Gaia-like Earth. SimEarth can be played in two modes: game and experimental. In game mode, you have to to develop (and preserve) Earth with limit...

Lemonade Tycoon

Windows XP/98/95Windows2002remakedemo4.3/5 business simulation
Lemonade Tycoon is a business simulation game that allows players to run their own virtual lemonade stand and try to turn it into a successful and profitable business. The game typically involves setting prices, managing inventory, adjusting recipes, and dealing with factors like weather and customer satisfaction.The objective of Lemonade Tycoon is...


Windows 3.x19943.9/5 city building

Lords of the Realm

DOSWindows XP/98/951994protected4/5 kingdom simulation
Lords of the Realm is top-down kingdom simulation game set in medieval Europe (England and Germany), designed by Christopher J. Foster and David Lester, developed by Impressions Games and released 1994 for DOS, Windows and Amiga.

Uncharted Waters


Sid Meier's Pirates!


Hill Street Blues

Hill Street Blues is an old DOS "driving" game developed by Krisalis in 1991. The gameplay it's similar to a Grand Theft Auto clone (we're talking about GTA 1 or 2) in which you are the police and you have to apprehend criminals. Hill Street Blues is a rare example of game based on a TV series.

Mad TV

DOS1991freeware3.8/5 business simulation

Uplink: Hacker Elite

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac OS2001protected4/5
Uplink is a computer hacking simulation game released in 2001 by Introversion Software. The game allows players to take on the role of a hacker for hire and engage in various hacking activities.In Uplink, players perform tasks such as hacking into systems, stealing data, and covering their tracks. The game features a realistic representation of hac...


DOS19924/5 sandbox strategy, city building

Transport Tycoon Deluxe

DOS19954.3/5 sandbox strategy, business simulation
Transport Tycoon Deluxe is a business simulation game that puts the player at the head of a transport company to compete against rival companies. The player can build stations, airports, railroads to transport passengers, mail and various goods using trucks, trains and planes. The game became a cult and a few talented fans created some of the best ...

The Clue!

DOS1994freeware4/5 point and click adventure

Zeppelin: Giants of the Sky

DOS19953.9/5 business simulation

Industry Giant 2

Windows XP/98/952002protected4/5 business simulation

Wild West World

DOS19914.1/5 business simulation