Abandonware DOS title

Games based on a sports license

Sports games, in the DOS era, were often sponsored by popular sports personalities (John Madden, Michael Jordan, Jack Nicklaus, to name a few) or, in some cases, even by institutions (FIFA, NHL, NCAA, NFL). Such a name on the game box was a sure way to boost sales even for low quality games.

Most popular sports license games


Alex Higgins World Snooker

DOS19863.7/5 Lindensoft

Allan Border's Cricket

DOS19934.2/5 Audiogenic

American Gladiators

DOS19923.1/5 Magicom Multimedia

Archer Maclean's Pool

DOS19923.9/5 Virgin Interactive

Basket Master

DOS19903.3/5 Dinamic Multimedia

Bundesliga Manager Professional

DOS19914.1/5 Kron Simulation Software

Daytona USA

Windows XP/98/9519943.3/5 Sega
Daytona USA is an arcade racing game that was originally released by Sega in 1993. It quickly became one of the most iconic and influential racing games of its time. The game was designed by Toshihiro Nagoshi and developed by Sega AM2, a division of Sega known for creating innovative and visually impressive games.The game features three distinct tr...

Earl Weaver Baseball

DOS19874.1/5 Mirage Graphics


DOS19964.1/5 Electronic Arts

FIFA Soccer 96

DOS19954.1/5 Extended Play Productions

FIFA: Road to World Cup 98

Windows XP/98/9519974.1/5 Electronic Arts
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 (also known as FIFA 98) is a football sports game developed by Electronic Arts and released in 1997 for multiple platforms including Windows, Genesis, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, SNES. FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 is the fifth game in the FIFA Soccer series.

Formula One

DOS19943.6/5 Lankhor

Gazza 2

DOS19913.6/5 Empire Interactive

IndyCar Racing

DOS19934.5/5 Papyrus Design Group
IndyCar Racing is a racing simulation video game developed by Papyrus Design Group and published by Virgin Interactive. Released in 1993 for MS-DOS, it marked a significant step forward in racing simulations with its detailed and realistic approach to the sport. Players can customize various aspects of their vehicles, such as suspension, tire ...

Ivan 'Iron Man' Stewart's Super Off Road

DOS19904.2/5 Leland
Ivan 'Iron Man' Stewart's Super Off Road is an abandoned diagonal-down off-road racing game developed by Leland and released by Virgin Interactive in 1990 for DOS, but also published for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64, ZX Spectrum and a lot of 8-bit and 16-bit consoles. Super Off Road is a classic fixed-screen track-racing similar to S...

Jack Nicklaus' Unlimited Golf & Course Design

DOS19903.8/5 Sculptured Software

Jimmy Connors Pro Tennis Tour

DOS19913.4/5 Blue Byte Software

Joe Montana Football

DOS19904.1/5 MindSpan

John Madden Football

DOS19894/5 Electronic Arts
John Madden Football was the first of a series of american football sports games sponsored by the coach of the same name. The first John Madden Football is an abandoned game developed and released by Electronic Arts in 1988 for Apple II and Commodore 64 and later released for DOS (in 1989). The Madden series became extremely popular and the sequels...

Kasparov's Gambit

DOS19933.9/5 Heuristic software

Lakers vs. Celtics and the NBA Playoffs

DOS19894.1/5 Electronic Arts
Lakers vs. Celtics and the NBA Playoffs is a classic abandoned action sports basketball video game. Developed and published by Electronic Arts, it was released in 1989 for the Sega Genesis (also known as Mega Drive) and DOS. This game holds the distinction of being one of the first basketball video games to feature real NBA teams and players, offer...

Lombard RAC Rally

DOS19884.4/5 Red Rat software

Magic Johnson's Basketball

DOS19893.3/5 Sculptured Software

Manchester United: The Double

DOS19944.2/5 Krisalis

Mario Andretti's Racing Challenge

DOS19913.5/5 Distinctive Software

Micheal Jordan in Flight

DOS19933.3/5 ZCT Systems

MicroLeague Wrestling

DOS19894.1/5 MicroLeague Multimedia
MicroLeague Wrestling is an abandoned wrestling action game based on the WWF league, developed by MicroLeague Multimedia and released in 1989 for DOS. MicroLeague Wrestling was also published for Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64.

MicroProse Soccer

DOS1988protected4.2/5 Sensible Software
MicroProse Soccer is an abandoned action-oriented soccer game, developed by Sensible Software and released by MicroProse Software in 1988. The appeal of MicroProse Soccer was its simplicity and the smooth controls. In the United States it was known as Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer.