Abandonware DOS title

Games released in 1988 sorted by popularity

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Paperboy

DOS19884.1/5 action
Paperboy was one of (if not THE) arcade hit of 1985. It was developed by Atari for the arcades and later published by Mindscape for DOS in 1988. More conversion were made for quite a few other platforms. Paperboy gameplay is peculiar: you control a boy riding a bicycle and your goal is to deliver as many newspapers as you can to a number of ho...
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Centerfold Squares

DOS1988NSFW3.9/5 puzzle
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Strip Poker 2

DOS1988NSFW3.9/5 strategy
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Batman: the Caped Crusader

DOS19884/5 action-adventure
Batman: The Caped Crusader is an action-adventure video game released in the late 1980s. It was developed and published by Ocean Software and was available on various home computer systems of that era, including the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST and, of course, DOS. The game was a graphic action-adventure that combine...
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GW-BASIC 3

DOS19884.2/5 application
GW-BASIC (short for Gee Whiz BASIC) is a dialect of the BASIC programming language that was developed by Microsoft. It's one of the early implementations of BASIC and was included as the default programming environment in early versions of the MS-DOS operating system.GW-BASIC was initially released with MS-DOS 2.0 in 1983. Subsequent versions of MS...
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Star Goose!

DOS19884/5 shooter
Star Goose is a classic video game developed by Logotron and released in 1988 for various home computer systems of that era, including the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and Amstrad CPC. It is a top-down, vertically scrolling shooter that combines elements of shoot 'em up gameplay with exploration and power-up mechanics.
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Shadowgate

DOSWindows 3.xMac OS19884.1/5 adventure
Shadowgate is an abandoned fantasy-themed adventure game developed by ICOM Simulations and released by Mindscape in 1988 for Macintosh, DOS, and also for Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, NES. Shadowgate uses the ICOM MacVenture engine (Deja Vu, Uninvited). Shadowgate was later remade in an enhanced version for Windows 3.1.
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Pool of Radiance

DOSMac OS1988protected4.1/5 rpg
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Renegade

DOS19883.8/5 action
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Skate or Die

DOS19884.3/5 sports
Skate or Die is an abandoned sports game, developed and released by Electronic Arts in 1988 for DOS and a number of other platforms. Skate or Die is a multi-sport kind of game, including every kind of unconventional "sport" done on skateboard. A sequel, Ski or Die, was released an year later.
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Rambo 3

DOS19883.6/5 shooter
Rambo III is an action video game based on the 1988 action film of the same name, featuring the iconic character John Rambo, portrayed by Sylvester Stallone. The game was developed and published by various companies for different platforms, including Sega for its consoles and Ocean Software for home computers. The game follows the plot of the ...
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California Games

DOS19884.1/5 sports
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Life & Death

DOSMac OS19883.9/5 simulation
Life & Death is a medical simulation game developed by Software Toolworks and released in 1988 for MS-DOS computers. It aimed to provide players with a realistic simulation of the life of a surgeon. The game puts players in the role of a surgeon at a hospital, where they must diagnose and treat various medical conditions, perform surgeries, and...
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King's Quest 4: The Perils of Rosella

DOS1988protecteddemo3.8/5 adventure
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...
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Wasteland

DOS1988protected3.9/5 rpg
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Xenon

DOS19883.9/5 shooter
Xenon, released in 1988, was a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed by The Bitmap Brothers. Xenon was initially released for the Commodore 64, and later, it was ported to other platforms, including DOS, the ZX Spectrum and Amiga.In Xenon, players control a futuristic tank-like craft and navigate through levels filled with enemy ve...
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Dungeon Master's Assistant Vol 1

DOS1988protected4/5 application
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Might and Magic 2: Gates to Another World

DOS19884.1/5 rpg
Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World is a classic role-playing video game developed and published by New World Computing. It was originally released in 1988 for various home computer platforms, including the Apple II, MS-DOS, and Commodore 64. The game is part of the long-running Might and Magic series and is known for its deep gameplay, and ...
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Arkanoid

DOS19884.1/5 action
Arkanoid is a classic arcade video game that was first released in 1986 by Taito. It is a breakout-style game, which means that the primary objective is to break a wall of bricks or blocks by bouncing a ball off a paddle at the bottom of the screen. The game takes its name and inspiration from Atari's Breakout, which was released in the 1970s. ...
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Manhunter: New York

DOS19883.8/5 adventure
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Ultima 5: Warriors of Destiny

DOS19884.2/5 rpg
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny is a role-playing video game developed and published by Origin Systems in 1988. It is the fifth installment in the highly influential Ultima series, created by Richard Garriott. Initially released for the Apple II and Commodore 64, it was later ported to DOS, Atari ST, Amiga, and other platforms. The story pi...
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Borland Turbo C v2

DOS19883.6/5 application
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Battlehawks 1942

DOS19884.2/5 vehicle simulation
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Zany Golf

DOS19883.9/5 sports
Zany Golf (also known as Will Harvey's Zany Golf) is an abandoned miniature golf game designed by Will Harvey, developed by Sandcastle and released by Electronic Arts in 1988. Zany Golf runs on DOS but was also published for Amiga, Atari ST, Apple IIgs, Genesis. Zany Golf can be played by two players on hotseat mode.
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Microsoft Flight Simulator 3.0

DOS19884.1/5 vehicle simulation
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Speedball

DOS19884.2/5 sports
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Death Sword

DOS19883.9/5 action
Death Sword (also known as Barbarian in Europe), is a fighting game developed by Palace Software, set in a fantasy world full of huge sword-wielding barbarians. Compared to modern brawlers, Death Sword gameplay may seem slow, but at the time it was considered adequate. Instead of rushing into multiple chain combos, the slow pace allow the players t...
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Silpheed

DOS19884/5 shooter