Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware simulation games

Simulation games are designed to convey realism in every aspect, from gameplay to visuals. Simulation games have a number of sub-genres according to their main goals, for example building cities, managing business companies, leading a social life, or campaigning for president.


Windows XP/98/951999protected4.2/5 sandbox strategy, city building

Pirates! Gold

DOSWindows 3.xMac1993protectedremakedemo4/5 life simulation
Pirates! Gold is an open world game designed by Paul Murphy, developed and released by MicroProse Software in 1993 for DOS, Windows 3.x, Mac and also Sega Genesis and Amiga CD32. Pirates! Gold is a remake of the game Pirates, created by Sid Meier in 1987. Pirates! Gold gameplay is a unique mix of action, strategy, pirate life simulation, ...

Pizza Tycoon

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac1994protected4/5 business simulation

Port Royale

Windows XP/98/952002protected4.2/5 business simulation

Ports of Call

DOS19894.1/5 business simulation

President Elect

DOS1987protected3.8/5 political simulation

Princess Maker 2

DOS19934.1/5 life simulation, JRPG
Princess Maker 2 is a life simulation anime-style game developed by Gainax in 1993. In Princess Maker 2, the player is the father of a young princess and must tutor and raise her to the age of 18 by scheduling jobs, school classes and programming other activities. The princess is defined by attributes (strength, cooking, etc.) that will change depe...

Project: Space Station

DOS19873.8/5 business simulation


DOS19973.5/5 life simulation

Rags to Riches

DOS19934/5 business simulation

Railroad Tycoon

DOSMac1990freeware4.1/5 business simulation, traffic and transportation

Railroad Tycoon 2

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac19984.2/5 traffic and transportation, business simulation
Railroad Tycoon 2 is an abandoned train simulation game designed by Phil Steinmeyer, developed by Pop Software and released by Gathering of Developers for Windows, Linux and Mac in 1998. As the title suggests, Railroad Tycoon 2 is the sequel of the acclaimed train management simulation Railroad Tycoon designed by Sid Meier in 1990.

Railroad Tycoon Deluxe

DOS19934.1/5 business simulation, traffic and transportation

Reelect JFK

Windows 3.x19943.4/5 political simulation


DOS19894/5 business simulation, life simulation

Roller Coaster Tycoon

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.2/5 sandbox strategy, business simulation

Roller Coaster Tycoon 2

Windows XP/98/952002protected4.2/5 sandbox strategy, business simulation
Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 is a simulation game developed by Chris Sawyer Productions and published by Infogrames. It was released in 2002 as the sequel to the original  classic Roller Coaster Tycoon. In Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 players take on the role of an amusement park manager and are tasked with designing, building, and managing their own th...

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

DOS19883.7/5 kingdom simulation

Shadow President

DOS19934.1/5 political simulation
Shadow President is a geopolitical simulation video game developed by DC True in 1993 for MS-DOS. In Shadow President, players take on the role of the President of the United States, tasked with managing both domestic and international affairs. The game provides a realistic simulation of the challenges faced by a world leader during the Cold War er...

Sid Meier's Covert Action

DOS1990protected4.1/5 political simulation

Sid Meier's Pirates!



DOSWindows 3.xWindows XP/98/951989protected4.1/5 sandbox strategy, city building
SimCity (or SimCity Classic) is a popular city building simulation in which you, the mayor of a city, have to build a metropolis from the ground up. You can build police and fire departments, assign industrial, residential or commercial areas, manage power distribution, build ports and airports. Grow your city from village to metropolis and try to ...

SimCity 2000

DOSWindows 3.xWindows XP/98/951993protected4.2/5 sandbox strategy, city building
SimCity 2000 is a classic city building simulation, part of the popular SimCity series, developed by Maxis and designed by Will Wright. SimCity 2000 is a huge step up from the 2D predecessor SimCity and boasts improvements like: isometric view, underground, water pipes, subways, new buildings like prisons, schools, libraries, museums, etc.

SimCity 3000

Windows XP/98/951999protected4/5 sandbox strategy, city building


DOSWindows 3.x19904.2/5 sandbox strategy, god game
SimEarth is a simulation in which you can shape and mold a planet in almost every way you can imagine. In SimEarth our planet is simulated as a whole: life, climate, atmosphere are all aspects of a single Gaia-like Earth. SimEarth can be played in two modes: game and experimental. In game mode, you have to to develop (and preserve) Earth with limit...


DOS19934.1/5 business simulation


DOS19943.7/5 business simulation


DOSMacWindows 3.x19924/5 sandbox strategy, god game, life simulation
SimLife is an abandoned simulation game focused on managing a ecosystems and experimenting with genetics. SimLife was designed by Ken Karakotsios, developed and released by Maxis in 1992 for DOS and later also published for Macintosh, Amiga, Windows 3.x and Amiga.