Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware action games sorted by release date

Action video games are a genre of video games that emphasize physical challenges, hand-eye coordination, and reaction time. These games typically involve fast-paced gameplay, where players control a character who must navigate through a dynamic environment filled with obstacles, enemies, and other challenges. The primary focus is on the player's ability to react quickly and make split-second decisions.
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Xenophage: Alien BloodSport

DOS1996freeware3.9/5 fighting
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Atomic Bomberman

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 maze
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Bubble Pop

DOS19973.8/5 platform
Bubble Pop by Software of Sweden is a platform game that follows the classic bubble-popping mechanics similar to other popular games in the genre (Bubble Bobble...). Bubble Pop was published in 1997 by Webfoot Technologies for DOS only.
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Dilbert's Desktop Games

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5
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Hercules

Windows XP/98/951997protected3.9/5 platform
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Lucky Luke

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 platform
mageslayer-07

Mageslayer

Windows XP/98/9519974.1/5 maze
manic-miner-02

Manic Miner remake

DOS1997remake4/5 platform
Manic Miner is a quintessential platformer game that emerged in the early 1980s, developed by Matthew Smith for the ZX Spectrum. It stands as a hallmark of the 8-bit gaming era, celebrated for its innovative design and enduring charm. This is a quite faithful remake.In Manic Miner, you guide Miner Willy through a series of twenty treacherous cavern...
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PC*Bert

DOS1997freeware3.8/5
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X-Men: Children of the Atom

DOS1997demo4.1/5 fighting
X-Men: Children of the Atom is a fighting video game developed by Capcom and released in arcades in 1994. The game features characters from Marvel Comics' X-Men series, including popular mutants like Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, and Magneto, among others.The gameplay follows traditional fighting game mechanics, with players selecting a character and ...
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DX-Ball 2

Windows XP/98/951998protected4.3/5 block breaker, action puzzle
DX-Ball 2 is a popular brick-breaking game that was first released in 1998 by Longbow Digital Arts. It serves as a sequel to the original DX-Ball, which was inspired by the classic arcade game Breakout and its successor Arkanoid. The core mechanics of DX-Ball 2 involve controlling a paddle at the bottom of the screen to bounce a ball upwards. ...
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Jump 'n Bump

DOS1998freeware3.6/5 platform
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Pharoah's Curse

Windows 3.x1998remake4/5 platform
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Wizard of Wor 98

DOS1998remake3.8/5 maze
capman-01

Cap Man

Windows XP/98/9519993.9/5 maze
jet-set-willy-remake-05

Jet Set Willy remake

DOS1999freewareremake3.6/5 platform
Jet Set Willy is a classic platform video game released for various home computers in the 1980s. It was developed by Matthew Smith and published by Software Projects for the ZX Spectrum in 1984. The game is the sequel to Manic Miner, another popular title created by Smith. This is a remake.In Jet Set Willy, players control the protagonist, Willy, w...
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The Typing of the Dead

Windows XP/98/9519993.8/5 word puzzle, rail shooter
The Typing of the Dead is a distinctive video game, essentially a typing adaptation of the classic rail shooter arcade game, The House of the Dead. Initially debuting in 1999 as an arcade machine, it later became available on other platforms as well.In The Typing of the Dead, players wield a keyboard to dispatch approaching hordes of zombies and ot...
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Extreme Shopper

Windows 3.x20002.5/5 platform
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Gal Pani X

Windows XP/98/952000freewareNSFW4.1/5
Gal Pani X is an action-puzzle game reminiscent of the classic arcade Qix, developed by D2 and released in 2000 for Windows. Gal Pani X is an adult-themed Doujin game: it was made by fans and wasn't for profit.
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Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Windows XP/98/952001remake4/5 platform
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Mario and Luigi

DOS2001remake4/5 platform
castle-malvado-02

The Castle of Dr. Malvado

DOS20013.7/5 platform
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Ultra Mortal Kombat Vendetta

Windows XP/98/952001freeware4/5 fighting
beats-of-rage-03

Beats of Rage

DOS2003freeware3.5/5 beat 'em up
gng-remake-02

Ghosts 'n Goblins remake

Windows2004freewareremake4.1/5 run and gun, platform
Ghosts 'n Goblins is an iconic arcade game developed by Capcom, first released in 1985. It’s widely remembered for its challenging gameplay and its distinct horror-fantasy aesthetic. This is a faithful remake.In Ghosts 'n Goblins, players assume the role of Sir Arthur, a brave knight on a perilous quest to rescue Princess Prin-Prin, who has b...
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Pyjamarama

Windows2004remake3.4/5 platform
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Ghostbusters

DOS2006remake4/5
Ghostbusters is a abandoned action game based on the 80s hit movie Ghostbusters. Ghostbusters was released in 2006 as a remake of the game of the same name developed by Activision in 1984 for a number of platforms including C64, Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum.
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Finders Keepers

Windows2007remake3/5 platform
Finders Keepers is an abandoned free platformer game with a medieval setting. It's a remake of the original Finders Keepers, developed by David Jones and released by Mastertronic in 1985 for a number of 8 bit platforms (C64, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad CPC).
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The Way of the Exploding Fist PC

Windows2008freewareremake4/5 fighting
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Super Mario Fusion: Revival

Windows2011freewareremake4/5 platform
Super Mario Fusion: Revival is a freeware fan-made game project that aims to combine elements from various classic video games, primarily the Super Mario series and the Sonic the Hedgehog series, into a single game. It's essentially a crossover fan game where players can experience levels and gameplay mechanics inspired by both franchises. The...