Abandonware DOS title

The best abandonware action games

Action video games are a genre of video games that emphasize physical challenges, hand-eye coordination, and reaction time. These games typically involve fast-paced gameplay, where players control a character who must navigate through a dynamic environment filled with obstacles, enemies, and other challenges. The primary focus is on the player's ability to react quickly and make split-second decisions.
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Jetpack

DOS1993freeware4.1/5 platform
Jetpack is a classic 2D platformer video game developed by Adept Software and released for MS-DOS computers in 1993. Created by Adam Pedersen, it became popular for its addictive gameplay, simplicity, and level editor feature, allowing players to design and share their own levels.In Jetpack, players control a character equipped with a jetpack, navi...
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Toobin

DOS19894.1/5
Toobin is an abandoned action game developed by Domark Software and released in 1989. Toobin runs on DOS but was also published for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy Color, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum. It's a conversion from a popular arcade game (at the time).
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Duck Tales: The Quest for Gold

DOS19904.1/5 platform
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Bio Menace Episode 2: The Hidden Lab

DOS1993freeware4.1/5 platform, run and gun
jbird-4

J-Bird

DOS1983remake4.1/5
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Bomberman

DOS19924.1/5 maze
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Cool Spot

DOS19944.1/5 platform
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Demon Blue

DOS19924.1/5 platform
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Mine Shaft

DOS19834.1/5 maze
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S.D.I.

DOS19894.1/5
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Time Slaughter

DOS1996freeware4.1/5 fighting
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Duke Nukem

DOS19914.1/5 platform, run and gun
Duke Nukem 1 was released in 1991 by Apogee Software for MS-DOS, and it marked the beginning of the Duke Nukem franchise. Duke Nukem is a side-scrolling action platformer game with a sci-fi theme. In this original game, players control Duke Nukem, a muscular action hero tasked with saving the world from the evil Dr. Proton. Dr. Proton has taken con...
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Ghosts 'n Goblins remake

Windows2004freewareremake4.1/5 run and gun, platform
Ghosts 'n Goblins is an iconic arcade game developed by Capcom, first released in 1985. It’s widely remembered for its challenging gameplay and its distinct horror-fantasy aesthetic. This is a faithful remake.In Ghosts 'n Goblins, players assume the role of Sir Arthur, a brave knight on a perilous quest to rescue Princess Prin-Prin, who has b...
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Batman: the Movie

DOS19904.1/5
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CD-Man v2.0

DOS19924.1/5 maze
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Karateka

DOS19864.1/5 beat 'em up
Karateka is a martial arts themed action / fighting game released by Broderbund in 1986 for DOS. Karateka is the first game designed by Jordan Mechner, the father of the Prince of Persia franchise. Karateka was also published for Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, C64, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum.
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Gal Pani X

Windows XP/98/952000freewareNSFW4.1/5
Gal Pani X is an action-puzzle game reminiscent of the classic arcade Qix, developed by D2 and released in 2000 for Windows. Gal Pani X is an adult-themed Doujin game: it was made by fans and wasn't for profit.
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Cosmo's Cosmic Adventures

DOS1992protected4.1/5 platform
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Nebulus

DOS19884.1/5 platform
Nebulus, also known as Tower Toppler in some regions, is a classic video game released in the 1980s. It was developed by John M. Phillips and published by Hewson Consultants. The game was initially released for various home computer systems, including the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, and others. It later saw ports to different platforms. Neb...
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Pharaoh's Tomb

DOS19904.1/5
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Metal Mutant

DOS19914.1/5 platform
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Bubble Ghost

DOS19884.1/5 maze
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Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion

DOS1991protected4.1/5 platform
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Prehistorik

DOS1991protected4.1/5 platform
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Gauntlet

DOS19864.1/5 maze, dungeon crawl
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Mageslayer

Windows XP/98/9519974.1/5 maze
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The Lion King

DOS19944.1/5 platform
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Arkanoid

DOS19884.1/5 block breaker, action puzzle
Arkanoid is a classic arcade video game that was first released in 1986 by Taito. It is a breakout-style game, which means that the primary objective is to break a wall of bricks or blocks by bouncing a ball off a paddle at the bottom of the screen. The game takes its name and inspiration from Atari's Breakout, which was released in the 1970s. ...
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Qix

DOS19894.1/5
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Axe of Rage

DOS19894.1/5 beat 'em up