Abandonware DOS title

The most popular 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.
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Shadowlands

DOS19923.9/5
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Forgotten Realms: Unlimited Adventures

DOSMac1993protected4.1/5
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 ...
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The Bard's Tale 2: The Destiny Knight

DOS19884/5 first-person party-based RPG
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Van Buren (Fallout 3)

Windows XP/98/952003canceleddemo4.1/5
Van Buren was a science fiction post-apocalyptic RPG being developed by Black Isle Studios and never published. Van Buren was the direct sequel to Fallout 2, part of the Fallout franchise. Van Buren was canceled in 2003.
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Mordor: The Depths of Dejenol

Windows 3.x1995protected4/5 dungeon crawl, first-person party-based RPG
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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Dark Sun: Shattered Lands

DOS1993protected4.1/5 top-down party-based RPG
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Curse of the Azure Bonds

DOS1989protected3.9/5
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Secret of the Silver Blades

DOSMac1990protected4.1/5
Secret of the Silver Blades is a fantasy RPG set in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons universe, developed and released by SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. in 1990 for DOS, Macintosh, Amiga and Commodore 64 systems. Secret of the Silver Blades is part of the Pool of Radiance series and uses the same "GoldBox" engine with isometric turn-based combat ...
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Bloodstone: an Epic Dwarven Tale

DOS19934/5 top-down party-based RPG
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Temple of Apshai Trilogy

DOS19853.4/5 dungeon crawl
Temple of Apshai Trilogy is a compilation of three remade abandoned (very) old school RPGs. Temple of Apshai Trilogy was developed by Epyx and released in 1985 for DOS, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Atari 8-bit, C64. All the games included in Temple of Apshai Trilogy are part of the Dunjonquest game series.
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Knights of Legend

DOS19894.1/5
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Adventure Construction Set

DOS19873.9/5
Adventure Construction Set is an abandoned application developed by Stuart Smith and published for DOS, Amiga, Apple II and Commodore 64 by Electronic Arts in 1987. As the name suggests, ACS is a game-building system (we're talking about adventure RPGs) that lets you edit maps, items, creatures, etc. Included with ACS is a complete game called...
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Spirit of Excalibur

DOS19903.8/5 action RPG
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Fairy Tale Adventure 2: Halls of the Dead

DOSWindows XP/98/9519973.8/5 action RPG
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Dark Queen of Krynn

DOS1992protected4.2/5
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Amulets & Armor

DOS1997freeware4.1/5 action RPG
Amulets & Armor is a first-person ARPG (action RPG) with a fantasy setting. It was developed and published as shareware for DOS by United Software Artists in 1997. Amulets & Armor became freeware in 2013. Gameplay is mission-based; the player can take up quests in any order and even complete the same quests over and over.
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Dungeon master 2: The legend of Skullkeep

DOS19954/5 dungeon crawl, first-person party-based RPG
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Icewind Dale

Windows XP/98/95Mac2000protected3.9/5
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Ancient Domains of Mystery (ADOM) v1.1

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1996freeware3.9/5 dungeon crawl, roguelike
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Ravenloft: Stone Prophet

DOS1995protected3.2/5 first-person party-based RPG
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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Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession

DOS1994protected3.8/5 first-person party-based RPG
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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Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption

Windows XP/98/95Mac2000protected4.3/5 action RPG
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Aleshar World of Ice

DOS19973.8/5
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Might and Magic 4: Clouds of Xeen

DOS1992protecteddemo3.8/5 first-person party-based RPG
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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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.
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NetHack - Falcon's Eye

Windows XP/98/952001freeware3.8/5 dungeon crawl, roguelike
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MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy

DOS19903.9/5 top-down party-based RPG
MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy is a science fiction role-playing game (RPG) released in 1990. The Zhodani Conspiracy is the first installment in the MegaTraveller series and was developed by Paragon Software.MegaTraveller 1 takes place in the Traveller universe's Third Imperium, a vast interstellar empire. The plot revolves around a c...
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Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse

DOS1994protected3.8/5 action RPG
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Circuit's Edge

DOS19904.1/5 interactive fiction
Circuit's Edge is a single-player science fiction blend of adventure game and RPG, developed by Westwood Studios and released by Infocom in 1990. Circuit's Edge is based on George Alec Effinger's cyberpunk novel "When Gravity Fails".