Abandonware DOS title

The best abandonware rpg games

In a Role-Playing Game (RPG), players control one or more characters in a fictional world, be it fantasy-oriented, contemporary, sci-fi, etc. RPGs follow up on traditional tabletop role-playing games features, including narrative threads full of obstacles and enigmas, character development, combat systems, or complex inventories.

Warriors of Legend

DOS19934.1/5 action RPG

Ultima Underworld 2: Labyrinth of Worlds

DOS1993protected4.1/5 action RPG


WindowsLinux20094.1/5 JRPG, platform


DOS1993freeware4.1/5 roguelike

Ys: The Vanished Omens

DOS19894.1/5 JRPG, action RPG
Ys: The Vanished Omens (also known as The Ancient Land of Ys) is an abandoned top-down open-world action RPG designed by Masaya Hashimoto, developed by Nihon Falcom and released by Kyodai Software Marketing for DOS in 1989. Ys: The Vanished Omens was published (earlier) for quite a few other home computers and console.

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands

DOS1993protected4.1/5 top-down party-based RPG

Treasures of the Savage Frontier


Pool of Radiance

DOSMac OS1988protected4.1/5

Hired Guns

DOS19934.1/5 first-person party-based RPG
Hired Guns is an abandoned game developed by DMA Design and published by Psygnosis in 1993 for DOS and Amiga platforms. Hired Guns is a sci-fi RPG in which you control four mercenaries in four individual simultaneous first person sub-screens tasked with destroying all the bad guys from a single planet.




DOS19844.1/5 dungeon crawl, roguelike

Gateway to the Savage Frontier


Ultima 7 Part 2: Serpent Isle

DOS19934.1/5 sandbox RPG, top-down party-based RPG
After the well received Ultima 7 The Black Gate, Origin decided that their Ultima engine could be used for one more game. Ultima 7 Part 2: Serpent Isle begins right after The Black Gate ends. This time the Avatar travels to a whole new land, far away from the usual Britannia. Serpent Isle brings its own charm to the series; exploring new lands...

Forgotten Realms: Unlimited Adventures

DOSMac OS1993protected4.1/5
After publishing a plethora of Gold Box titles, SSI decided to release a fantasy RPG based on the Forgotten Realms scenarios of Dungeons & Dragons where the player could create its own adventures. Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures (FRUA) is the ultimate Gold Box RPG and received praise from everyone who played it. If you loved Dark Knights ...

Realms of Arkania 2: Star trail

DOS1994protected4.1/5 first-person party-based RPG, sandbox RPG

Times of Lore

DOS19894.1/5 action RPG
Times of Lore is an abandoned action RPG designed by Chris Roberts, developed and released by Origin Systems in 1989 for DOS and many more 8 bit and 16 bit platforms. Compared to Ultima (the much more popular franchise also by Origin) Times of Lore is a washed down RPG, more similar to a NES game. In fact, Roberts was inspired by The Legend of Zelda.

Ancients 2: Approaching Evil

DOS19944.1/5 first-person party-based RPG

Lords of Doom

DOS19904.1/5 first-person party-based RPG

Betrayal at Krondor

DOS1993protected4.1/5 first-person party-based RPG

Circuit's Edge

DOS19904.1/5 interactive fiction
Circuit's Edge is a cyberpunk-themed role-playing game developed by Westwood Associates and published by Infocom. It was released in 1990 for various platforms including DOS, Amiga, and Commodore 64.Set in a dystopian future, Circuit's Edge takes place in the fictional city of Rhoes Island, a dark and gritty urban landscape filled with crime, corru...

The Magic Candle

DOS19894.1/5 sandbox RPG, top-down party-based RPG
The Magic Candle: Volume 1 is the first chapter of a series of fantasy old school RPGs. The Magic Candle was developed and released by Mindcraft Software in 1989 for DOS but was also published for Apple II and Commodore 64. The whole Magic Candle series is very similar to some of the early Ultima games in every aspect: turn-based combat, top-down v...

Might and Magic 2: Gates to Another World

DOS19884.1/5 first-person party-based RPG
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 ...

Might and Magic: World of Xeen

DOSMac OS1994protecteddemo4/5 first-person party-based RPG
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...

Planet's Edge

DOS1991protected4/5 top-down party-based RPG

Deus Ex

DOSMac OS2000protecteddemo4/5 first-person shooter, action RPG
Deus Ex is a critically acclaimed action role-playing video game developed by Ion Storm and published by Eidos Interactive. It was released in 2000 and was designed by Warren Spector, combining elements of first-person shooters, stealth games, and role-playing games. The game is set in a dystopian future where society is fraught with conspiracy the...

Ultima 9: Ascension

Windows XP/98/951999protected4/5 sandbox RPG, action RPG

Might and Magic 5: Darkside of Xeen

DOS1993protected4/5 first-person party-based RPG


DOS19904/5 JRPG, action RPG, metroidvania
Zeliard is a fantasy platformer - JRPG hybrid with metroidvania gameplay elements developed by Game Arts and released for DOS in 1990. Zeliard is a single-player game.

Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator

Windows XP/98/951999protected4/5 JRPG