Abandonware DOS title

Games with a female protagonist sorted by release date

Before Tomb Raider, not many games involved main female characters. Carmen Sandiego, Laura Bow, Elvira, Jill of the Jungle and eve Ms. Pac-Man were exceptions to the "male" rule followed by early video games.

Most popular female protagonist games

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Pac-girl

DOS19823.7/5 Magicom Multimedia
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Ms. Pac-Man

DOS19833.9/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
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The Wizard of Oz

DOS19853.9/5 Windham Classics
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

DOS19854.2/5 Broderbund
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Alter Ego: Female Version

DOS19864.1/5 Activision
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Silicon Dreams

DOS19863.6/5 Level 9 Computing
Silicon Dreams by Level 9 Computing is a trilogy of interactive fiction (text adventure) games released in the mid-1980s. The trilogy includes three separate games: Snowball, Return to Eden, and The Worm in Paradise. Each game combines elements of science fiction with puzzle-solving and exploration. All three games are text-based, relying on d...
whereusacarmen-1

Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego?

DOS19863.9/5 Broderbund
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Gnome Ranger

DOS19873.7/5 Level 9 Computing
Gnome Ranger is an abandoned fantasy adventure game, developed and published by Level 9 Computing in 1987 for DOS. Gnome Ranger was designed by Peter Austin who also designed the sequel Gnome Ranger 2: Ingrid's Back.
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Mixed-up Mother Goose

DOS19874.1/5 Sierra On-Line
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Plundered Hearts

DOSMac OS19873.9/5 Infocom
giana-3

The Great Giana Sisters

DOS1987remake4/5
The Great Giana Sisters is a platform video game developed by Time Warp Productions and published by Rainbow Arts. It was originally released in 1987 for the Commodore 64 and other platforms, and later unofficially ported to MS-DOS.The game follows the adventures of two sisters, Giana and Maria, as they journey through a dream world filled with var...
kingsquest4-1

King's Quest 4: The Perils of Rosella

DOS1988protecteddemo3.8/5 Sierra On-Line
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella is an adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line in 1988. It is the fourth installment in the popular King's Quest series created by Roberta Williams. The game was originally released for MS-DOS and Apple II computers and later ported to other platforms.The story of King's Quest IV follows Prince...
whereeuropecarmen-2

Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego?

DOSMac OS19884/5 Broderbund
alice-wonderland-if-01

Alice in Wonderland

DOS19893.3/5
joan-of-arc-03

Joan of Arc

DOS19894/5 Chip
colonelbequest-3

The Colonel's Bequest

DOS1989protecteddemo4.1/5 Sierra On-Line
The Colonel's Bequest is a graphic adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1989 for various platforms, including MS-DOS, Amiga, and Atari ST. The game was created by Roberta Williams, co-founder of Sierra On-Line.The game is part of the "Laura Bow" series, with the full title being "Laura Bow: The Colonel's Bequ...
questfortimebird-1

The Quest for the Time-bird

DOS19893.9/5 Infogrames
wheretimecarmensandiego-1

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?

DOS19894.1/5 Broderbund
Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? is an educational computer game and television game show franchise created by Broderbund. It focuses on teaching geography and history while players try to track down the infamous thief, Carmen Sandiego, and her gang across different historical periods.The game was first released in 1989, followed by the TV show in...
geisha-2

Geisha

DOS1990NSFW3.9/5 Coktel Vision
lorna-04

Lorna

DOS1990NSFW4/5 Topo Soft
a-night-with-troi-01

A Night with Troi

DOS1991NSFW4/5
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Elvira: the Arcade Game

DOS19913.9/5 Flair Software
fascination-4

Fascination

DOS1991NSFW3.8/5 Coktel Vision
barbie-01

Barbie

DOS19923.4/5 Imagineering Inc.
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Jill of the Jungle

DOS19924.2/5 Epic MegaGames
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Jill of the Jungle 2: Jill Goes Underground

DOS19924.1/5 Epic MegaGames
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Jill of the Jungle 3: Jill Saves the Prince

DOS19923.8/5 Epic MegaGames
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Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra

DOSWindows 3.x1992protecteddemo3.7/5 Sierra On-Line
Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line in 1992. The game is a sequel to The Colonel's Bequest and follows the adventures of the protagonist, Laura Bow, a young investigative journalist.In the game, the Dagger of Amon Ra is a valuable Egyptian artifact rumored to have mystical...