Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware action games sorted by release date

Action video games are all about speed, fast moving and dexterity. The main action varies according to the kind of game, which can include jumping from platforms, running, beating up other human players or computer controlled adversaries, etc.
If the action is focused on shooting adversaries, the game belongs to the shooter genre. There's also the action-adventure genre, where the action elements are less intense and the gameplay incorporates one or more adventure elements such as inventory management, puzzles and a lot more thinking in general.

There are quite a lot of action sub-genres. In maze games, the action takes place in a labyrinth (the mother of all maze games is Pac-Man). Platformers are action games where you're going to spend most of the time jumping on some kind of platform (Bubbgle Bobble, Prince of Persia). There's also two types of games that involve physical combat: fighting games and beat 'em ups. Fighting games are all about 1 vs 1 combat in a single screen (Street Fighter 2, Mortal Kombat). In beat 'em ups (Golden Axe, Double Dragon) you have to fight hordes of enemies and advance to the next level.

Recently added and trending action games

Manic Miner remake
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
actionWindows XP/98/95
Rick Dangerous

Action games

  • arcade-volleyball-1
  • bad-street-brawler-01
    DOS19874.2/5 Beam Software
  • dark-castle-05
    DOS19873.7/5 Silicon Beach Software
  • goody-01
    DOS19873.9/5 Opera Soft
  • karnov-02
    DOS19873.4/5 Data East
  • lawnmover-1
  • marble-madness-03
    DOS19873.7/5 Atari

    Marble Madness is an abandoned isometric action game designed by Mark Cerny and originally published by Atari as a successful and iconic arcade game. It was later converted for many platform in 1986 and for IBM PCs in 1987 by Atari.

  • super-pinball-01
    DOS19874.4/5 Russco
  • giana-3
  • last-mission-opera-02
    DOS19873.5/5 Opera Soft
  • 3stooges-1
    DOS1987freeware3.6/5 Cinemaware
  • thexder-1
    DOS19873.5/5 Game Arts
  • aaargh-1
    DOS19883.3/5 Binary Design
  • arkanoid-1
    DOS19884.1/5 Taito
  • awesome-earl-skate-03
  • bad-dudes-02
    DOS1988protected4.1/5 Data East
  • bionic-commando-06
    DOS19883/5 Capcom
  • bubble-ghost-02
    DOS19884.1/5 ERE Informatique
  • death-sword-02
    DOS19884.3/5 Palace Software

    Death Sword (also known as Barbarian in Europe), is a fighting game developed by Palace Software, set in a fantasy world full of huge sword-wielding barbarians. Compared to modern brawlers, Death Sword gameplay may seem slow, but at the time it was considered adequate. Instead of rushing into multiple chain combos, the slow pace allow the players t...

  • doubledragon-1
    DOS19883.9/5 Technos Japan
  • double-dragon-2-03
    DOS19884.2/5 Technos Japan
  • firepower-pc-02
    DOS19883.3/5 Silent Software
  • freddy-hardest-03
    DOS19883.6/5 Dinamic Multimedia
  • kingdomkroz-1
    DOS1988freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software
  • mad-mix-02
    DOS19884.2/5 Topo Soft
  • nebulus-1
    DOS19884.1/5 Hewson Consultants
  • night-hunter-06
    DOS19883.8/5 UBI Soft
  • paperboy-4
    DOS19884.1/5 Atari

    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...

  • popcorn-04
    DOS1988freeware3.5/5 Lacral Software
  • rampage-1
    DOS19884.2/5 Midway Manufacturing Company