Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware action games sorted by release date

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.
paperboy-4

Paperboy

DOS19884.1/5
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...
popcorn-04

Popcorn

DOS1988freeware3.5/5 block breaker
rampage-1

Rampage

DOS19884.2/5
renegade-1

Renegade

DOS19883.8/5 beat 'em up
rocketranger-7

Rocket Ranger

DOS1988protected4.2/5
solomonskey-1

Solomon's Key

DOS19884.1/5
starquake-1

Starquake

DOS19884/5 platform
Starquake is a weird DOS science fiction platform game developed by Bubble Bus Software in 1988 and designed by Stephen Crow and Dave Collins. The Commodore 64 version boasts a wonderful soundtrack. Unfortunately, the PC version comes with CGA graphics and no soundtrack.
street-fighter-1

Street Fighter

DOS19883.7/5 fighting
willow-03

Willow

DOS19883.9/5
nightmareelmstreet-1

A Nightmare on Elm street

DOS19893.9/5 maze
amaze-02

A-Maze

DOS19894.2/5 maze
aldo2-03

Aldo Again

DOS1989remake3.8/5 platform
all-dogs-go-to-heaven-04

All Dogs Go to Heaven

DOS19893.9/5 action puzzle, word puzzle
arkanoid2-1

Arkanoid 2: The Revenge of Doh

DOS19894.1/5 block breaker, action puzzle
artura-1

Artura

DOS19893.2/5 platform
avoidthenoid-3

Avoid the Noid

DOS19893.8/5
barbarian2-1

Axe of Rage

DOS19894.2/5 beat 'em up
barbarian-1

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

DOS19893.9/5 platform
beyond-black-hole-01

Beyond the Black Hole

DOS19893.8/5
boot-camp-02

Boot Camp

DOS19893/5 unconventional sports
bubblebobble-3

Bubble Bobble

DOS19894.2/5
Bubble Bobble is perhaps one of the most popular (and cute!) platform arcade games of all times. The goal of Bubble Bobble is simple: clear each screen from various monsters and reach the final stage. In order to get rid of enemies, dinosaurs Bub and Bob can spit bubbles to trap them, then pop the bubbles to kill them.
budokan-04

Budokan: the Martial Spirit

DOS19894.1/5 fighting
caverns-of-kroz-2

Caverns of Kroz

DOS1989freeware3.6/5 maze
caverns-of-kroz-2-2

Caverns of Kroz 2

DOS19893.3/5 maze
demon-stalkers-04

Demon Stalkers

DOS19893.6/5 maze, dungeon crawl
dungeonkroz-1

Dungeons of Kroz

DOS1989freeware3.6/5 maze
dungeons_kroz2_003

Dungeons of Kroz 2

DOS19893.6/5 maze
eyeoforus-1

Eye of Horus

DOS19894.1/5 platform
fallen-angel-03

Fallen Angel

DOS19892.5/5 beat 'em up