Abandonware DOS title

Games with grid-based movement

Grid-based movement in video games refers to a movement system where characters or objects can only move along a predefined grid or set of discrete positions. The game world is divided into a grid, composed of squares or tiles, and the movement is typically restricted to the cardinal directions (up, down, left, and right).

Grid-based movement has been widely used in various types of games, including turn-based strategy games, role-playing games (RPGs), and tactical games. This movement system allows for precise positioning and strategic planning, as the player must consider the grid layout and plan their movements accordingly.
One of the advantages of grid-based movement is that it simplifies navigation and collision detection, as the game engine can easily determine valid movement paths and detect collisions with other objects on the grid.

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Le Maitre Des Ames

DOS19873.6/5 UBI Soft
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Legend of the Silver Talisman

DOS1996freeware3.9/5 Inter-Active Arts
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Mech Brigade

DOS1987protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Might and Magic 2: Gates to Another World

DOS19884.1/5 New World Computing
Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World is a classic role-playing video game developed and published by New World Computing. It was originally released in 1988 for various home computer platforms, including the Apple II, MS-DOS, and Commodore 64. The game is part of the long-running Might and Magic series and is known for its deep gameplay, and ...
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Might and Magic 3: Isles of Terra

DOS1991protected4/5 New World Computing
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Might and Magic 4: Clouds of Xeen

DOS1992protecteddemo3.8/5 New World Computing
Might and Magic IV: Clouds of Xeen is a role-playing video game developed and published by New World Computing in 1992. It's part of the long-running Might and Magic series. In Clouds of Xeen, players explore the world of Xeen, which is composed of four elemental realms: air, earth, fire, and water. The game features a first-person perspective and ...
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Might and Magic 5: Darkside of Xeen

DOS1993protected4/5 New World Computing
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Might and Magic Book One: Secret of the Inner Sanctum

DOS19874/5 New World Computing
Might and Magic Book One: The Secret of the Inner Sanctum is a classic first-person role-playing video game (RPG) released in 1986 for DOS and other platforms. It was developed and published by New World Computing and designed by Jon Van Caneghem. This game is considered one of the pioneers of the RPG genre.
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Might and Magic: Swords of Xeen

DOS19954.2/5 Catware, Inc.
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Might and Magic: World of Xeen

DOSMac OS1994protecteddemo4/5 New World Computing
Might and Magic: World of Xeen is a fantasy role-playing game (RPG) released in 1994, which is a combination of two games: Clouds of Xeen and Darkside of Xeen. These games were part of the Might and Magic series, a franchise of RPGs developed by New World Computing. World of Xeen represents the merging of these two games into a single, interconnect...
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Mines of Titan

DOS19893.6/5 Westwood Studios
Mines of Titan (also known as Mars Saga for other platforms) is an abandoned single-player RPG with a sci-fi setting (you're going to Mars!). Mines of Titan was developed by Westwood Studios and released by Infocom in 1989 for DOS, Apple II and Commodore 64.
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Moraff's Dungeon of the Unforgiven

DOS19933.9/5 Moraffware
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Moraff's Revenge

DOS19883.7/5 Moraffware
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Moraff's World

DOS19913.5/5 Moraffware
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Mordor: The Depths of Dejenol

Windows 3.x1995protected4/5
Mordor: The Depths of Dejenol is fantasy RPG game released in 1995 for Windows 3.x, but it runs flawlessy even Windows XP (see this faq if you want to play Mordor in a virtual machine). Mordor: The Depths of Dejenol is a mix of first-person and top-down perspective dungeon crawler; the game shows the dungeon in by both perspectives at onc...
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Moria

DOS1992freeware3.9/5
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NetHack

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac OSLinux1987freeware3.7/5
NetHack is an open-source roguelike game that's been around since the early 1980s. It's a single-player dungeon exploration game where you navigate your character through a randomly generated dungeon filled with monsters, traps, treasures, and various items. The goal is to retrieve the Amulet of Yendor, located deep within the dungeon's lowest leve...
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NetHack - Falcon's Eye

Windows XP/98/952001freeware3.8/5
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Neverwinter Nights

DOS1991protected4/5 Beyond Software
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Obitus

DOS19913.4/5 Scenerio Software
Obitus is a role-playing video game developed by Psygnosis and released in 1991 for various platforms including the Amiga, Atari ST, and DOS. It combines elements of role-playing games (RPGs) and action-adventure games and is set in a fantasy world.In the game, players control the protagonist who finds themselves transported to the realm of Obitus ...
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Omega

DOSLinux1988freeware3.8/5
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Paganitzu

DOS1991protected3.7/5 Apogee Software
Paganitzu is a classic puzzle-adventure game released in 1991 by Apogee Software. Set in an ancient pyramid, the game follows the exploits of its protagonist, Alabama Smith, who must navigate through a series of increasingly complex rooms filled with traps, puzzles, and enemies. The game is divided into three episodes, each one unraveling more of t...
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Planet's Edge

DOS1991protected4/5 New World Computing
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Pool of Radiance

DOSMac OS1988protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Pools of Darkness

DOSMac OS1991protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Pools of Darkness is a computer role-playing game (CRPG) developed and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI). It is the fourth entry in the "Gold Box" series of Dungeons & Dragons games, which are based on the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) ruleset. The game was released in 1991 for MS-DOS and later ported to other platform...
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Prophecy of the Shadow

DOS1992protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Questron 2

DOS1988protected3.8/5 Westwood Studios
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Ragnarok

DOS1993freeware4.1/5 Gray Design Associates
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Realms of Arkania 1: Blade of destiny

DOS1992protected4/5 Attic Entertainment Software
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Realms of Arkania 2: Star trail

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Attic Entertainment Software