Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware rpg games sorted by release date

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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Dungeons of Kairn

DOS19893.6/5 top-down party-based RPG
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Hillsfar

DOS1989protected3.8/5 action RPG
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Knights of Legend

DOS19894.1/5
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Legacy of the Ancients

DOS19893.7/5
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Mines of Titan

DOS19893.6/5 first-person party-based RPG
Mines of Titan (also known as Mars Saga for other platforms) is an abandoned single-player RPG with a sci-fi setting (you're going to Mars!). Mines of Titan was developed by Westwood Studios and released by Infocom in 1989 for DOS, Apple II and Commodore 64.
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Prophecy: the Fall of Trinadon

DOS19893.4/5 action RPG
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Space Rogue

DOS19894/5 space simulation, sandbox RPG
Space Rogue is a science fiction RPG developed by Richard Garriott's Origin and desined by Paul Neurath. Space Rogue combines a 3D space simulation with a top down view RPG gameplay. As a space pilot you can hunt bounties, buy and sell goods, land on starbases or outposts and talk to NPCs, do quests, etc.
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Tangled Tales

DOS19893.5/5
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The Dark Heart of Uukrul

DOS19893.9/5 top-down party-based RPG
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The Magic Candle

DOS19894/5 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...
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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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Windwalker (Moebius 2)

DOS19892.8/5 action RPG
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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.
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Bad Blood

DOS19904.2/5
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Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

DOS1990protected4.2/5
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Champions of Krynn

DOS1990protected4.1/5
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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...
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Crystals of Arborea

DOS19904.2/5 first-person party-based RPG
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Dark Designs 1: Grelminar's Staff

DOS19903.8/5 dungeon crawl, first-person party-based RPG
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Dark Designs 2: Closing the Gate

DOS19904/5 dungeon crawl, first-person party-based RPG
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DarkSpyre

DOS19903.8/5 dungeon crawl, action RPG
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Dragon Wars

DOS1990protected3.7/5 first-person party-based RPG
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Dungeon Explorer

DOS19903.5/5
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Escape from Hell

DOS19904/5
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Fountain of Dreams

DOS19904.1/5 top-down party-based RPG