Abandonware DOS title

The best abandonware action games

Action video games are a genre of video games that emphasize physical challenges, hand-eye coordination, and reaction time. These games typically involve fast-paced gameplay, where players control a character who must navigate through a dynamic environment filled with obstacles, enemies, and other challenges. The primary focus is on the player's ability to react quickly and make split-second decisions.
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Rick Dangerous 2

DOS19904.2/5 platform
Rick Dangerous 2 is a clear example of a sequel done right. Developed by Core Design and released in 1990 on a plethora of platforms, Rick Dangerous 2 is a classic platform game with a (linear) story. The first levels can be played in any order: an ice cave, Hyde Park in London, a forest and the atomic mud mines. The fifth level will become availab...
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Titus the Fox

DOS1992protected4.2/5 platform
Titus the Fox is a DOS horizontal scrolling platform game developed by Titus Interactive in 1992. As Titus, you have to advance through 15 levels to rescue your beloved Suzy who has been kidnapped. The player can interact with objects by throwing them at foes, or jumping higher. There are bosses at the end of each level and secret rooms spread acro...
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Trolls

DOS19924.2/5 platform
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Wrath of the Demon

DOS19914.2/5 platform
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A-Maze

DOS19894.2/5 maze
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Duke Nukem 2

DOS19934.1/5 platform, run and gun
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One Must Fall 2097

DOS1994freeware4.1/5 fighting
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Double Dragon II: The Revenge

DOS19884.1/5 beat 'em up
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Dangerous Dave: Risky Rescue

DOS1993protected4.1/5 platform
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Electranoid

DOS19954.1/5 block breaker
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Earthworm Jim

DOS1995protected4.1/5 platform, run and gun
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Asterix and Obelix

DOS19964.1/5 platform
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Arkanoid 2: The Revenge of Doh

DOS19894.1/5 block breaker, action puzzle
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Paperboy

DOS19884.1/5
Paperboy was one of (if not THE) arcade hit of 1985. It was developed by Atari for the arcades and later published by Mindscape for DOS in 1988. More conversion were made for quite a few other platforms. Paperboy gameplay is peculiar: you control a boy riding a bicycle and your goal is to deliver as many newspapers as you can to a number of ho...
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Batman: the Movie

DOS19904.1/5
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Comix Zone

Windows XP/98/9519954.1/5 beat 'em up
Comix Zone is a peculiar science fiction and superhero themed action game.It was developed and released by Sega in 1995 for Windows and other platforms. What makes Comix Zone different from other similare titles is that the game world is framed like a comic book.
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Arachnophobia

DOS19914.1/5
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Gauntlet 2

DOS19894.1/5 maze, dungeon crawl
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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Windows XP/98/9519954.1/5 platform
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is a platform video game that was originally released in 1994. It is a sequel to the classic 1982 game Pitfall! but features updated graphics and gameplay mechanics. The game was developed by Activision and initially released for various platforms, including PC, the Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNE...
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Pinball Dreams

DOS1993protected4.1/5 pinball
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Commander Keen 3: Keen Must Die!

DOS1990protected4.1/5 platform
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Jetpack: Christmas Special

DOS19934.1/5 platform
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Jill of the Jungle

DOS19924.1/5 platform
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Pac Maniac

DOS19934.1/5 maze
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Fury of the Furries

DOS19934.1/5 platform
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CD-Man v2.0

DOS19924.1/5 maze
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Duke Nukem

DOS19914.1/5 platform, run and gun
Duke Nukem 1 was released in 1991 by Apogee Software for MS-DOS, and it marked the beginning of the Duke Nukem franchise. Duke Nukem is a side-scrolling action platformer game with a sci-fi theme. In this original game, players control Duke Nukem, a muscular action hero tasked with saving the world from the evil Dr. Proton. Dr. Proton has taken con...