Abandonware DOS title

Underdog games: underrated worth playing sorted by release date

In order to be an underdog, a game has to be "not well known" to the public (not now, nor at the time of its release) or underrated, but worth mentioning and playing for some reason. There are plenty of games that won the love of gamers against all odds; some of them even had a cult following. By the way, this keyword pays tribute to Sarinee Achavanuntakul, the owner of the first version of Home of the Underdogs, the site that started and popularized the abandonware concept.
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Wizard of Wor 98

DOS1998remake3.8/5
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Star Trek: Birth of the Federation

Windows XP/98/9519994/5 MicroProse Software
Star Trek: Birth of the Federation is a turn-based strategy video game set in the Star Trek universe. The game was developed by MicroProse Software and published by Infogrames for Windows in 1999. Players take on the role of one of five major Star Trek races: the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, the Romulan Star Empire, the Ca...
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The Typing of the Dead

Windows XP/98/9519993.6/5 Smilebit
The Typing of the Dead is a unique video game that is essentially a typing version of the classic rail shooter arcade game The House of the Dead. It was first released in 1999 as an arcade machine and later for other platforms.In The Typing of the Dead, players use a keyboard to eliminate oncoming waves of zombies and other creatures by typing word...
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Aquanox

Windows XP/98/952001protected3.1/5 Massive Development
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Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Windows XP/98/952001remake4/5
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Ultra Mortal Kombat Vendetta

Windows XP/98/952001freeware3.8/5
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Decker

Windows2002freeware3.5/5
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Taipan for Windows

Windows XP/98/952002freeware3.5/5
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1893: A World's Fair Mystery

Windows XP/98/95Mac20033.4/5