Abandonware DOS title

The most popular dystopia games

Dystopia is the lesser known opposite of utopia. Dystopian societies are undesirable environments under one or more aspects: pollution, despotism, social decline, etc.
Cyberpunk and post-apocalyptic games are both a good example of dystopian themes.

Most popular dystopia games

Deus Ex
rpgDOS, Mac
Fallout
rpgDOS, Windows XP/98/95
Blade Runner
adventureWindows XP/98/95, Linux, Mac
deus-ex-07

Deus Ex

DOSMac2000protecteddemo4/5 Ion Storm
Deus Ex is a critically acclaimed action role-playing video game developed by Ion Storm and published by Eidos Interactive. It was released in 2000 and was designed by Warren Spector, combining elements of first-person shooters, stealth games, and role-playing games. The game is set in a dystopian future where society is fraught with conspiracy the...
fallout1-8

Fallout

DOSWindows XP/98/951997protecteddemo4.1/5 Interplay Productions
blade-runner-10

Blade Runner

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac1997protected4.2/5 Westwood Studios
Blade Runner is one of those point & click adventure games that somewhat manages to fully capture the spirit of a cult movie without copying the original plot. Fans of the Blade Runner movie will enjoy this game, even without Harrison Ford. Blade Runner was developed by Westwood Studios and released in 1997 by Virgin.
fallout2-11

Fallout 2

Windows XP/98/951998protected4.1/5 Black Isle Studios
robocop-2

Robocop

DOS19894/5 Data East
Robocop is an abandoned beat 'em up / run and gun shooter game developed and released by Data East in 1989 for a number of platforms, including DOS. Robocop is a conversion from an arcade game released by Data East in 1988 and it was based on the movie of the same name, Robocop, by Paul Verhoeven. Your goal is to get to the final boss by shoot...
fallout-tactics-04

Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel

Windows XP/98/952001protecteddemo4/5 Interplay Productions
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel is a tactical role-playing game published by Interplay Entertainment in 2001. Unlike its predecessors, which were traditional RPGs with turn-based combat, Fallout Tactics took a different approach by focusing more on tactical combat rather than extensive role-playing elements.The game features squad-based comba...
risedragon-1

Rise of the Dragon

DOS19904.1/5 Dynamix
Rise of the Dragon is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Dynamix in 1990. It was originally released for MS-DOS and later ported to other platforms such as the Amiga and Sega CD. The game is set in a cyberpunk-inspired future Los Angeles, where the player assumes the role of William "Blade" Hunter, a private detective taske...
wasteland-1

Wasteland

DOS1988protected3.9/5 Interplay Productions
bass-1

Beneath a Steel Sky

DOS1994freeware4/5 Revolution Software
auto-duel-05

Autoduel

DOS19853.8/5 Origin Systems
Autoduel is an abandoned top-down open world post apocalyptic RPG/driving game hybrid designed by Chuck Bueche and Richard Garriott of Ultima fame. Autoduel was developed by Origin Systems and was released in 1985 for DOS, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, C64, Apple II, Macintosh, Amiga. Autoduel is based on a board game designed by Steve Jackson himself.
quarantine-4

Quarantine

DOS19944/5 Imagexcel
Quarantine is a futuristic racing/driving game released by GameTek in 1994 for DOS. Quarantine is set in a dark dystopian futuristic city where the player drives around in a taxi cab, picking up passengers and killing everyone else. If you loved Carmageddon, you will also like Quarantine. Stay away if you don't like gratuitous violence, gore and bl...
terminator2judgement-1

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

DOS19914/5 Syntetic Dimensions
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of the many adaptations of the Terminator franchise. This one is based on the movie of the same name, but it's not as good as the movie, according to critics. Terminator 2 is an action game developed by Syntetic Dimensions and released by Ocean Software in 1991 for DOS. It was also published for C64, ZX Spectrum, A...
under-a-killing-moon-02

Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac1994protected4/5 Access Software
spacecrusade-1

Space Crusade

DOS19924.2/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
ihnom-4

I have no Mouth and I Must Scream

DOS1995protected4.1/5 The Dreamers Guild
terminator-future-shock-05

The Terminator: Future Shock

DOS19954.1/5 Bethesda Softworks
The Terminator: Future Shock is an abandoned science fiction first-person shooter game based on the popular Terminator movies franchise, set in a dystopian world where machines has taken over the Earth. The Terminator: Future Shock was developed by Bethesda Softworks and released in 1995 for DOS.
dreamweb-hotel1

Dreamweb

DOS1994freeware4.1/5 Creative reality
Dreamweb is a top-down point and click adventure set in a dark, cyberpunk city. You play as Ryan who has strange, violent, dreams. A top down perspective and the sheer number of items your character can pick up are just two of the peculiarities of this game. Dreamweb was developed by Creative Reality and published by Empire Interactive for DOS in 1...
bad-blood-03

Bad Blood

DOS19904.2/5 Origin Systems
syndicate-5

Syndicate

DOS1993protected4.2/5 Bullfrog
meanstreets-1

Mean Streets

DOS1989protected4/5 Access Software
roadwar2000-3

Roadwar 2000

DOS1987protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
terminatorrampage-3

The Terminator: Rampage

DOS19934/5 Bethesda Softworks
scavengersmutant-1

Scavengers of the Mutant World

DOS19883.9/5 Interstel Corporation
archimedean-dinasty-06

Archimedean Dynasty

DOS1996protected4/5 Massive Development
crusadernoregret-4

Crusader: No Regret

DOS1996protected4/5 Origin Systems
pandora-directive-04

Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac1996protected4/5 Access Software
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive is the sequel to Under a Killing Moon and the 4th game in the Tex Murphy series. The Pandora Directive is a first-person 3D adventure game set in a dark sci-fi version of the U.S.A., more specifically in a futuristic San Francisco. The Pandora Directive was developed by Access Software and released in 1996 for...
martianmemo-2

Martian Memorandum

DOS1991protecteddemo4/5 Access Software
Martian Memorandum is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Access Software. It was released in 1991 and is the sequel to the game Mean Streets. The game is set in a dystopian future on Mars, where players take on the role of Tex Murphy, a private investigator with a sarcastic and humorous demeanor.The story begins with Tex Mu...
transarctica-06

Transarctica

DOS19933.9/5 Silmarils
deathtrack-1

Deathtrack

DOS19893.9/5 Dynamix
Deathtrack is an abandoned racing vehicular combat game set in a post-apocalyptic North America. Deathtrack is a mix of high-speed racing and combat and was developed by Dynamix and released by Activision in 1989 for DOS.
circuitsedge-2

Circuit's Edge

DOS19904.1/5 Westwood Studios
Circuit's Edge is a cyberpunk-themed role-playing game developed by Westwood Associates and published by Infocom. It was released in 1990 for various platforms including DOS, Amiga, and Commodore 64.Set in a dystopian future, Circuit's Edge takes place in the fictional city of Rhoes Island, a dark and gritty urban landscape filled with crime, corru...