Abandonware DOS title

The best abandonware action games

Action video games are all about speed, fast moving and dexterity. The main action varies according to the kind of game, which can include jumping from platforms, running, beating up other human players or computer controlled adversaries, etc.
If the action is focused on shooting adversaries, the game belongs to the shooter genre. There's also the action-adventure genre, where the action elements are less intense and the gameplay incorporates one or more adventure elements such as inventory management, puzzles and a lot more thinking in general.

There are quite a lot of action sub-genres. In maze games, the action takes place in a labyrinth (the mother of all maze games is Pac-Man). Platformers are action games where you're going to spend most of the time jumping on some kind of platform (Bubbgle Bobble, Prince of Persia). There's also two types of games that involve physical combat: fighting games and beat 'em ups. Fighting games are all about 1 vs 1 combat in a single screen (Street Fighter 2, Mortal Kombat). In beat 'em ups (Golden Axe, Double Dragon) you have to fight hordes of enemies and advance to the next level.

Recently added and trending action games

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
actionWindows XP/98/95
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Action games

  • mageslayer-07
    Windows XP/98/9519974.1/5 Raven Software
  • mine-shaft-01
    DOS19834.1/5 Sierra On-Line
  • moon-patrol-03
    DOS19834.1/5 Irem Software Engineering
  • rocketranger-7
    DOS1988protected4.1/5 Cinemaware
  • neverending-story2-arcade-05
  • time-slaughter-03
    DOS1996freeware4.1/5 Bloodlust Software
  • arkanoid-1
    DOS19884.1/5 Taito
  • pitfall-mayan-02
    Windows XP/98/9519954.1/5 Activision

    Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is an abandoned action platform game set in South America and it's the fourth installment of the Pitfall series. Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure was designed by John Spinale, developed and released by Activision in 1995 for Windows, Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, Jaguar, etc. The Mayan Adventure is part of the ...

  • alteredbeast-1
    DOS19904.1/5 Sega
  • moktar-01
    DOS19914.1/5 Titus Interactive
  • secretagent-6
    DOS1992protected4.1/5 Apogee Software
  • metalmutant-2
    DOS19914.1/5 Silmarils
  • xonix-1
  • mario-and-luigi-03
  • solomonskey-1
    DOS19884.1/5 Probe Entertainment
  • amaze-02
    DOS19894.1/5 New Era Software
  • risky-woods-02
    DOS1992protected4.1/5 Dinamic Multimedia
  • nebulus-1
    DOS19884.1/5 Hewson Consultants
  • gauntlet2-1
    DOS19894.1/5 Atari
  • prehistorik-1
    DOS1991protected4.1/5 Titus Interactive
  • bubble-ghost-02
    DOS19884.1/5 ERE Informatique
  • jumpman-lives-03
    DOS1991remake4.1/5 Apogee Software
  • mortalkombat3-01
    DOS1995protected4.1/5 Midway Manufacturing Company

    Mortal Kombat 3 is a fighting action game developed by Midway Manufacturing Company and released by GT Interactive Software in 1995 for DOS and Windows as well as for many other platforms. Mortal Kombat 3 is the third chapter of the acclaimed Mortal Kombat series that spawned many sequels, a few TV series and even movies (with various degree of suc...

  • lionking-3
    DOS19944.1/5 Westwood Studios
  • paperboy-4
    DOS19884.1/5 Atari

    Paperboy was one of (if not THE) arcade hit of 1985. It was developed by Atari for the arcades and later published by Mindscape for DOS in 1988. More conversion were made for quite a few other platforms. Paperboy gameplay is peculiar: you control a boy riding a bicycle and your goal is to deliver as many newspapers as you can to a number of ho...

  • ultimate-body-blows-08
    DOS1994protected4.1/5 Team 17
  • bad-dudes-02
    DOS1988protected4.1/5 Data East
  • champkong-1
    DOS1996remake4.1/5 ChamProgramming corp.
  • eyeoforus-1
    DOS19894.1/5 Denton Designs
  • colorado-02
    DOS19904.1/5 Silmarils