Abandonware DOS title

Horror games sorted by release date

Anything even remotely connected to horror: all things splatter, Cthulhu and Lovecraft, vampires, zombies, ghosts, mummies, hideous creatures from outer space.
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Frankenstein

DOS19944.2/5 Junkyard
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Nitemare 3D

DOSWindows 3.x1994protected3.3/5 Gray Design Associates
Nitemare 3D is a first-person shooter video game developed and published by David P. Gray under the Gray Design Associates label. It was released in 1994 as a follow-up to the earlier adventure games in the "Hugo" series. The protagonist, Hugo, embarks on a mission to rescue his girlfriend, Penelope, who has been kidnapped by the evil Dr. Hame...
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Plague of the Moon

DOS19944.1/5
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Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession

DOS1994protected3.7/5 DreamForge Intertainment
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession is a computer role-playing game (CRPG) released in 1994. It is set in the Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting of Ravenloft, which is known for its gothic horror themes. The game was developed by DreamForge Intertainment and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI).The gameplay is based on the Advanced Dungeo...
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Bureau 13

DOS19953.8/5 Take-Two Interactive
gabriel-knight-2-03

Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac OSWindows 3.x1995protecteddemo4.1/5 Sierra On-Line
Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1995 as a sequel to the original Gabriel Knight game, "Sins of the Fathers". The game was designed by Jane Jensen, who also wrote the story and script.In GK2 The Beast Within, players assume the role of Gabriel Knight...
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Phantasmagoria

Windows XP/98/95DOSMac OS1995protecteddemo4.2/5 Sierra On-Line
Phantasmagoria is a point-and-click horror adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line, released in 1995. Directed by Roberta Williams, Phantasmagoria departed from Sierra's usual fantasy and comedic themes to explore a darker, more mature narrative.The game follows the story of Adrienne Delaney, played by Victoria Morsell, and her hus...
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Prisoner of Ice

DOS1995protected4.1/5 Chaosium Inc.
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Ravenloft: Stone Prophet

DOS1995protected3.2/5 DreamForge Intertainment
Ravenloft: Stone Prophet is a fantasy RPG set in the egyptian Ravenloft campaign that uses the Advanced Dungeons & Dragon ruleset. It's the sequel to Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession and uses the same first person real-time 3d engine. Stone Prophet was developed by DreamForge Entertainment and published by SSI in 1995.
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The 11th Hour

Windows XP/98/951995protected4.1/5 Trilobyte
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Ultimate Doom

DOS1995protected4.1/5 id software
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Wolfsbane

DOS19953.2/5 Midnight Software
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Alien Trilogy

DOS19964.1/5 Probe Entertainment
Alien Trilogy is a first-person shooter video game released in 1996 for various platforms, including the PlayStation, Sega Saturn, and MS-DOS. Developed by Probe Entertainment and published by Acclaim Entertainment, the game is based on the first three films in the Alien franchise. The game's narrative loosely follows the storyline of these mo...
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Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh

Windows XP/98/95DOS1996protected3.5/5 Sierra On-Line
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Pray for Death

DOS1996protected4.2/5 Light Shock Software
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Quake

DOSWindows XP/98/951996protecteddemo4.2/5 id software
Quake is a first-person shooter (FPS) video game developed by id Software and released in 1996. It is the successor to id Software's immensely popular "Doom" series and is known for its groundbreaking 3D graphics, fast-paced gameplay, and multiplayer capabilities. The game was created by a team led by John Carmack and John Romero, two of the co-fou...
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Time Slaughter

DOS1996freeware4.1/5 Bloodlust Software
blood-3

Blood

DOS1997protected4.2/5 Monolith Productions
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Realms of the Haunting

DOSMac OS1997protected3.8/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
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House of the Dead

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Sega
House of the Dead is an old horror-themed rail shooter game, developed and released by Sega in 1998. The whole gameplay can be summarized in a single sentence "a first-person 3D shooting gallery with zombies". House of the Dead runs on older version of Windows, so you may need a virtual machine to play it properly.
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Sanitarium

Windows XP/98/951998protected4/5 DreamForge Intertainment
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The Typing of the Dead

Windows XP/98/9519993.8/5 Smilebit
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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Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS2000protected4.3/5 Nihilistic Software
Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption is an action role-playing game released in 2000 by Nihilistic Software and published by Activision. It is based on the "Vampire: The Masquerade" tabletop RPG by White Wolf Publishing. The game combines traditional RPG elements with real-time combat. Players control Christof and a party of vampire allies, cu...
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Ghosts 'n Goblins remake

Windows2004freewareremake4.1/5
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...