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.
nebulus-1

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...
night-hunter-06

Night Hunter

DOS19883.8/5 platform
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

DOS19894/5 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

DOS19894.1/5 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 widely regarded as one of the most beloved and charming platform arcade games of all time. The gameplay objective in Bubble Bobble is straightforward: players must clear each screen of various monsters and advance through numerous stages to ultimately reach the final level. Players control two adorable dinosaurs, Bub and Bob. ...
budokan-04

Budokan: the Martial Spirit

DOS19894/5 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