Abandonware DOS title

The best text-based games

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 These text-only video games may seem primitive and outdated and, in fact, the genre almost died with the fast evolving graphics of modern games.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.
breakers-1

Breakers

DOS19864.1/5 Synapse Software
cascade-01

Cascade

DOS19904.1/5 PC Solutions
ibm-filing-assistant-02

IBM Assistant 2.0

DOS19864.1/5 IBM
dnd_text-02

DND

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

DOS Navigator v 1.5

DOS1991freeware4.1/5
startrekkobayashi-1

Star Trek: the Kobayashi alternative

DOS19854/5 Micromosaics
rockstar-1

Rockstar!

DOS19894/5 Wizard Games
battleformidway-1

Midway Campaign

DOS19834/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
amnesia-3

Amnesia

DOS19864/5 Cognetics corporation
zork3-1

Zork III: The Dungeon Master

DOS19844/5 Infocom
arthur-excalibur-02

Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur

DOS19894/5 Infocom
turbo-pascal-2-01

Borland Turbo Pascal 2.0

DOS19834/5 Borland Software Corporation
a-night-with-troi-01

A Night with Troi

DOS1991NSFW4/5
ascii-sector-02

Ascii Sector

WindowsLinuxDOS2007freeware4/5
borland--dbase-5-02

Borland DBase 5

DOS19944/5 Borland Software Corporation
borland-paradox-4-03

Borland Paradox 4.5

DOSWindows XP/98/9519934/5 Borland Software Corporation
borland-turbo-pascal-1-01

Borland Turbo Pascal 1.0

DOS19834/5 Borland Software Corporation
borland-turbo-pascal-3-03

Borland Turbo Pascal 3.0

DOS19864/5 Borland Software Corporation
champ-manager-93-01

Championship Manager 93

DOS19934/5 Domark Software
dungeonmasterass1enc-1

Dungeon Master's Assistant Vol 1

DOS1988protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
felony-02

Felony!

DOS19844/5 BrainBank
football-fanatic-05

Football Fanatic

DOS1998freeware4/5
forbidden-castle-03

Forbidden Castle

DOS19854/5 Angelsoft
grand-prix-hole-03

Grand Prix

DOS19894/5 Wizard Games
gumboots-australia-02

Gumboots Australia

DOS19904/5 Reckon Software
incursion-04

Incursion

WindowsLinuxMac OS2007freeware4/5
norton-desktop1-02

Norton Desktop

DOS19924/5 Peter Norton Computing