Abandonware DOS title

Party-based games

A party based system allows the player to create, customize and play with a party of adventurers at the beginning or during the game. The vast majority of old RPGs were party based: Ultima, Eye of the Beholder, The Magic Candle are just a few.
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Planet's Edge

DOS1991protected4/5 New World Computing
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Pool of Radiance

DOSMac1988protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Pools of Darkness

DOSMac1991protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Pools of Darkness is a computer role-playing game (CRPG) developed and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI). It is the fourth entry in the "Gold Box" series of Dungeons & Dragons games, which are based on the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) ruleset. The game was released in 1991 for MS-DOS and later ported to other platform...
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Psi 5 Trading Company

DOS1986protected4.1/5 Distinctive Software
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Ravenloft: Stone Prophet

DOS1995protected3.2/5 DreamForge Intertainment
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 DreamForge Intertainment
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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Realms of Arkania 1: Blade of destiny

DOS1992protected4.1/5 Attic Entertainment Software
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Realms of Arkania 2: Star trail

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Attic Entertainment Software
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Realms of Arkania 3: Shadows Over Riva

DOS1996protected4/5 Attic Entertainment Software
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Return to Krondor

Windows XP/98/951998protected3.9/5 7th Level
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Scavengers of the Mutant World

DOS19883.9/5 Interstel Corporation
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Seal Team

DOS19934.1/5 Electronic Arts
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Secret of the Silver Blades

DOSMac1990protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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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Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator

Windows XP/98/951999protected4/5
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Shadowlands

DOS19923.9/5 Teque
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Shadoworlds

DOS1993protected4.2/5 Teque
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Space 1889

DOS19903.9/5 Paragon Software
Space 1889 is an abandoned top down RPG developed by Paragon Software and released in 1990 for DOS, Atari ST and Amiga. Space 1889 setting is classic science fiction, but is set in the Victorian. It's worth noting that Space 1889 is loosely based on the tabletop game of the same name.
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Spirit of Adventure

DOS19914/5 Attic Entertainment Software
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Superhero League of Hoboken

DOS1994protected3.9/5 Legend Entertainment
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The Aethra Chronicles

DOS19943.9/5
The Aethra Chronicles is not a well know fantasy RPG, but it deserves some praise. It was developed by only one person (Micheal Lawrence) and, as the title implies, was intended to be the first volume of a saga. Unfortunately, volume two and three were never made. For a shareware game, Aethra was pretty solid and is still loved by the ones who play...
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The Bard's Tale

DOS19874/5 Interplay Productions
The Bard's Tale 1 is the first chapter of a popular first person RPG series by Interplay. You control a group of six adventurers with the task of defeating the evil wizard Mangar the Dark. You will fight monters, explore the city of Skara Brae, solve riddles and guide your party into earning levels, gold and glory.
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The Bard's Tale 2: The Destiny Knight

DOS19884/5 Interplay Productions
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The Bard's Tale 3: Thief of Fate

DOS19904.2/5 Interplay Productions
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The Dark Heart of Uukrul

DOS19893.9/5 Digital Studios Limited
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The Four Crystals of Trazere

DOS19924/5 Mindscape
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The Magic Candle

DOS19894/5 Mindcraft Software
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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The Magic Candle 2: The Four and Forty

DOS19913.8/5 Mindcraft Software
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The Magic Candle 3

DOS19923.9/5 Mindcraft Software
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The Temple of Elemental Evil

Windows XP/98/95Mac2003protected4.1/5 Troika Games
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Treasures of the Savage Frontier

DOS1992protected4.1/5 Stormfront Studios