Abandonware DOS title

Educational: software made for learning

Educational software programs are a peculiar kind of programs of various genres made with the intent of teaching. Gameplay, graphics and sound are still important aspects of educationals, but the main goal of the developer is to teach the player something: math, history, ecology, anything! Some educationals are created with a young audience in mind, other programs are aimed to a broader audience and appeal to adult gamers too: The Oregon Trail, Mario Teaches Typing and the Carmen Sandiego series are perfect examples of educational games.

Most popular educational games

The Oregon Trail
simulationDOS
Lego Loco
simulationWindows XP/98/95
Chessmaster 9000
strategyWindows XP/98/95, Mac OS
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1893: A World's Fair Mystery

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS20033.8/5
1893: A World's Fair Mystery is an interactive fiction game developed by the American studio Illuminated Lantern and released in 2002. Set during the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, the game combines historical fiction with mystery-solving gameplay.In 1893: A World's Fair Mystery, players take on the role of a detective investigating ...
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Atomino

DOS19913.9/5 Play Byte
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Atomix

DOS19904.1/5 Softtouch
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Balance of the Planet

DOSMac OS19903.8/5 Incredible technologies
Balance of the Planet is an environmental simulation game designed by Chris Crawford and self published under the Incredible technologies label in 1990. Its almost unique (for the time) and serious theme contributed to the game to stand out. Balance of the Planet is part of the Balance of Power series.
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Beauty and the Beast

DOS19924.1/5 Infogrames
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Bible Builder

DOS19923.5/5
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Boggle

DOS19903.5/5 HVB Software
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Borland Eureka: the Solver

DOS19873.9/5 Borland Software Corporation
Borland Eureka: the Solver is an abandoned text-based application developed by Borland Software Corporation and released in 1987 for DOS. The product is designed to solve complex problems, generate tables and plots, and perform what-if analysis. The user writes an equation, sets options, and instructs the software to solve the problem. The pro...
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Bush Buck: Global Treasure Hunter

DOS19914.1/5 Pc globe
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Business Simulator

DOS19873.9/5 Reality Development
Business Simulator is an abandoned business simulation game developed and released by Reality Development in 1987 for DOS only. Business Simulator is a text-based management simulation designed by an university professor.
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Car Builder

DOS19823.9/5
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Castle of Dr. Brain

DOS19914/5 Sierra On-Line
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Chessmaster 9000

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS20024.2/5 UBI Soft
Chessmaster 9000 is a chess game developed by Ubisoft and released in 2002. It's part of the Chessmaster series, which has been around since the 1980s. Chessmaster 9000 was known for its strong chess engine and comprehensive tutorial features, making it popular among both beginners and advanced players. The software also included annotated gam...
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Classic Hangman

DOS19833.6/5 Norland Software
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Columbus Discovery

DOS19923.2/5 Gamos
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Creatures Village

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS2001protected3.8/5 Creature Labs
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Daffy Duck PI: The Case of the Missing Letters

DOS19913.2/5 Riedel Software Productions
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Dinopark Tycoon

DOS19933.6/5 Manley Associates
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Donald Duck's Playground

DOS19863.6/5 Sierra On-Line
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Donald's Alphabet Chase

DOS19883.5/5 Westwood Studios
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Dr. Ruth Computer Game of Good Sex

DOS19863.6/5 Avalon Hill
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Eagle Eye Mysteries in London

DOS19944/5 Stormfront Studios
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Eagle Eye Mysteries: The Original

DOS19933.8/5 Stormfront Studios
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EcoQuest 2: Lost Secret of the Rainforest

DOS19934/5 Sierra On-Line
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EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus

DOS19914.1/5 Sierra On-Line
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EducAtlas 1993

DOS19933.2/5
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Facts in Action

DOS19923.3/5 Park Place Productions
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Follow the Reader

DOS19924/5 Disney Software
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Galleons of Glory

DOS19903.6/5 Broderbund
Galleons of Glory is an abandoned educational historical simulation game developed and published by Broderbund in 1990. As Magellan your mission is to circumnavigate the world while managing your crew and ship.
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Gumboots Australia

DOS19904/5 Reckon Software