Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware action games

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.

Recently added and trending action games

Duke Nukem
Shadow Knights

Action games

  • the-rocketeer-03
    DOS19912.8/5 NovaLogic
  • the-simpsons-04
    DOS19914/5 Konami
  • smurfs-02
    DOSWindows XP/98/9519964.1/5 Infogrames
  • 3stooges-1
    DOS1987freeware3.6/5 Cinemaware
  • way-exploding-fist-03
  • thexder-1
    DOS19873.6/5 Game Arts
  • time-bandit-08
    DOS19894.2/5 MichTron

    Time Bandit is a classic top-down arcade-style video game that was released in 1982 for various home computer systems, such as the Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, and others. It was developed by MichTron. In Time Bandit, players control a character who must navigate through a series of maze-like levels, battling various enemies and collecting treasure a...

  • time-slaughter-03
    DOS1996freeware4/5 Bloodlust Software
  • tintinmoon-1
    DOS19893.4/5 Infogrames
  • titan-03
    DOS19893.5/5 Titus Interactive
  • titusthefox-1
    DOS1992protected4.2/5 Titus Interactive

    Titus the Fox is a DOS horizontal scrolling platform game developed by Titus Interactive in 1992. As Titus, you have to advance through 15 levels to rescue your beloved Suzy who has been kidnapped. The player can interact with objects by throwing them at foes, or jumping higher. There are bosses at the end of each level and secret rooms spread acro...

  • tom-and-jerry-04
  • tongue-of-the-fatman-06
    DOS19893.2/5 Brian A. Rice
  • toobin-2
    DOS19894.2/5 Domark Software

    Toobin is an abandoned action game developed by Domark Software and released in 1989. Toobin runs on DOS but was also published for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy Color, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum. It's a conversion from a popular arcade game (at the time).

  • tristanpinball-1
    DOS19914.1/5 Littlewing
  • trog-04
    DOS19904.3/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
  • trolls-1
    DOS19924.2/5 Flair Software
  • ugh-3
    DOS19924.3/5 Egosoft
  • ulises-1
    DOS19893.5/5 Opera Soft
  • ultimate-body-blows-08
    DOS1994protected3.9/5 Team 17
  • ultra-mortal-kombat-03
    Windows XP/98/952001freeware3.8/5
  • uncover-it-02
  • volfied-0004
    DOS19914.2/5 Taito

    Volfied is an abandoned action heavily inspired by the classic Qix (draw rectangles in a fixed screen to trap and destroy enemies). Volfied was designed by Fukio Mitsuji, developed by Taito and released by Empire Interactive in 1991 for DOS.

  • vynil-goddess-mars-06
    DOS19953.8/5 Six Pound Sledge Studios
  • rogerrabbit-1
    DOS19883.8/5 Silent Software
  • willow-03
    DOS19883.8/5 Brian A. Rice
  • willyworm-1
  • wizard-of-wor-98-03
  • world-karate-championship-03
    DOS19863.8/5 System 3
  • wrathdemon-2
    DOS19914.2/5 Abstrax