Abandonware DOS title

Text-based games: ASCII, etc.

In the past, lots of games used ASCII characters (text) to represent the game world. These text-only video games may seem primitive and outdated and, in fact, the genre almost died with the fast evolving graphics of modern games.
A few genres traditionally linked to the beautiful world of ascii characters still survives: roguelikes (nethack, angband, etc.) and interactive fiction, for example.
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Caverns of Kroz

DOS1989freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software
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Caverns of Kroz 2

DOS19893.3/5 Apogee Software
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Caves of Thor

DOS19893.4/5 Apogee Software
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Championship Manager

DOS19924.1/5 Domark Software
Championship Manager is the first chapter in one of the most successful football manager games series. The first Championship Manager was a text-based British football/soccer simulation and included teams from four English divisions, European cups and domestic cups as well. Championship Manager was designed by Paul and Oliver Collyer and ...
champ-manager-93-01

Championship Manager 93

DOS19934/5 Domark Software
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Championship Manager Italia

DOS19934.1/5 Sports Interactive Limited
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CheckIt 3

DOS19902.8/5
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China Sea Trader

DOS19893.5/5
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Classic Hangman

DOS19833.6/5 Norland Software
codebreaker-02

Codebreaker

DOS1994freeware3/5
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Core War Plus

DOS19843.9/5
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Corporate Raider: The Pirate of Wall Street

DOS1988protected3.8/5 SoftServ
crime-and-punishment-05

Crime and Punishment

DOS19844.1/5 Mindscape
cutthroats-02

Cutthroats

DOS19843.4/5 Infocom
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Data Perfect 2.6

DOS19933.5/5
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dBASE III

DOS19844.2/5
dBASE III is a relational database management system (RDBMS) that was popular in the late 1980s. It was developed by Ashton-Tate, a software company. dBASE III was a successor to the earlier dBASE II and was part of a series of dBASE products. dBASE III played a significant role in the history of database management systems, especially during ...
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Deadline

DOS19823.8/5 Infocom
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Demon's Tomb: The Awakening

DOS19893.3/5 Silhouette Software
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DeskMate

DOS19843.2/5
Deskmate is a software suite developed by Tandy Corporation that provided a graphical user interface (GUI) and a set of applications for personal computers. It was often bundled with Tandy's TRS-80 and Tandy 1000 series of computers in the late 1980s and early 1990s.Deskmate included various applications such as a word processor, spreadsheet, calen...
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DND

DOS19844.1/5
dos-navigator-1-01

DOS Navigator v 1.5

DOS1991freeware4/5
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DOSBox

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac OS2002freeware4.1/5
DOSBox is an open-source emulator that allows you to run software and games designed for the MS-DOS operating system on modern computers. As you probably already know, MS-DOS was a popular operating system used in the 1980s and early 1990s. DOSBox emulates the necessary hardware components and provides a DOS-like environment, allowing users to...
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Doszip Commander

DOS2007freeware3.9/5
dr-ruth-game-02

Dr. Ruth Computer Game of Good Sex

DOS19863.6/5 Avalon Hill
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Dracula in London

DOS19883.5/5 SDJ Enterprises
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Dragon World

DOS19844.2/5 Telarium
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Dragonriders of Pern

DOS19873.1/5 Everlasting
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Dream Zone

DOS19884.2/5 Naughty Dog
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Dungeon Crawl

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1997freeware4/5
Dungeon Crawl (also known as Linley's Dungeon Crawl from the name of the original programmer: Linley Henzell) is a classic roguelike: an RPG with permadeath, procedural generation and high replayability. Dungeon Crawl was released on 1997 but it's not maintained anymore. The spiritual successr of Crawl is DCCS (Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup).