Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware action games sorted by release date

Action video games are all about speed, fast moving and dexterity. The main action varies according to the kind of game, which can include jumping from platforms, running, beating up other human players or computer controlled adversaries, etc.
If the action is focused on shooting adversaries, the game belongs to the shooter genre. There's also the action-adventure genre, where the action elements are less intense and the gameplay incorporates one or more adventure elements such as inventory management, puzzles and a lot more thinking in general.

There are quite a lot of action sub-genres. In maze games, the action takes place in a labyrinth (the mother of all maze games is Pac-Man). Platformers are action games where you're going to spend most of the time jumping on some kind of platform (Bubbgle Bobble, Prince of Persia). There's also two types of games that involve physical combat: fighting games and beat 'em ups. Fighting games are all about 1 vs 1 combat in a single screen (Street Fighter 2, Mortal Kombat). In beat 'em ups (Golden Axe, Double Dragon) you have to fight hordes of enemies and advance to the next level.

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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
actionWindows XP/98/95
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Action games

  • uncover-it-02
  • zool2-2
    DOS19943.6/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
  • brutalpaws-1
    DOS19953.9/5 GameTek
  • clyde-revenge-04
    DOS1995freeware3/5 Moonlite Software
  • comix-zone-95-04
    Windows XP/98/9519954.1/5 Sega

    Comix Zone is a peculiar science fiction and superhero themed action game.It was developed and released by Sega in 1995 for Windows and other platforms. What makes Comix Zone different from other similare titles is that the game world is framed like a comic book.

  • dangerous-dave-goes-nutz-03
    DOS1995protected3.3/5 Softdisk Publishing
  • jungle-book-04
    DOSWindows XP/98/951995protected4.2/5 Virgin Interactive
  • earthworm-jim-3
    DOS1995protected4.1/5 Shiny Entertainment
  • electranoid-02
    DOS19954/5 Pixel Painters Corporation
  • extremepinball-5
    DOS19954.2/5 Epic MegaGames
  • meteor-mission-2
  • mortalkombat3-01
    DOS1995protected4.1/5 Midway Manufacturing Company

    Mortal Kombat 3 is a fighting action game developed by Midway Manufacturing Company and released by GT Interactive Software in 1995 for DOS and Windows as well as for many other platforms. Mortal Kombat 3 is the third chapter of the acclaimed Mortal Kombat series that spawned many sequels, a few TV series and even movies (with various degree of suc...

  • mspacpc-1
    DOS1995remake4.2/5 Magicom Multimedia
  • pacpc-04
  • pinball-illusions-02
    DOS19953.9/5 Digital Illusions
  • pinball-world-05
    DOS19953.5/5 Spidersoft Limited
  • pitfall-mayan-02
    Windows XP/98/9519954.1/5 Activision

    Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is an abandoned action platform game set in South America and it's the fourth installment of the Pitfall series. Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure was designed by John Spinale, developed and released by Activision in 1995 for Windows, Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, Jaguar, etc. The Mayan Adventure is part of the ...

  • pocahontas-1
    DOS19953.2/5 Teeny Weeny Games
  • primal-rage-03
    DOS19954/5 Atari
  • psychopinball-1
    DOS19954.2/5 Codemasters
  • sango-fighter-2-04
    DOS1995freeware3.1/5 Panda Entertainment Technology Co.
  • savage-warriors-04
    DOS19953.9/5 Kalisto Entertainment
  • soccer-kid-01
    DOS19953.6/5 Krisalis
  • vynil-goddess-mars-06
    DOS19953.8/5 Six Pound Sledge Studios
  • yabog-02
  • zorro-3
    DOS19953.3/5 Capstone
  • asterix-obelix-08
    DOS19964.2/5 Infogrames
  • toshinden-07
    DOS19964.2/5 Tamsoft Corporation
  • champkong-1
    DOS1996remake4.1/5 ChamProgramming corp.
  • earthworm-jim-2-01
    DOS1996protected4.3/5 Shiny Entertainment