Abandonware DOS title

The best abandonware action games

Action video games are a genre of video games that emphasize physical challenges, hand-eye coordination, and reaction time. These games typically involve fast-paced gameplay, where players control a character who must navigate through a dynamic environment filled with obstacles, enemies, and other challenges. The primary focus is on the player's ability to react quickly and make split-second decisions.

Recently added and trending action games

Zyclunt
actionDOS
The Typing of the Dead
actionWindows XP/98/95
Golden Axe
actionDOS
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Super Pinball by Russco

DOS19874.5/5 pinball
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Time Bandit

DOS19894.4/5 maze
Time Bandit is a classic top-down arcade-style video game that was released in 1982 for various home computer systems, such as the Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, and others. It was developed by MichTron. In Time Bandit, players control a character who must navigate through a series of maze-like levels, battling various enemies and collecting treasure a...
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Joust VGA

DOS1990remake4.4/5 platform
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DX-Ball 2

Windows XP/98/951998freeware4.4/5 block breaker, action puzzle
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Earthworm Jim 2

DOS1996protected4.4/5 platform, run and gun
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Mad Mix

DOS19884.3/5 maze
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Street Fighter 2

DOS19924.3/5 fighting
Street Fighter II is a classic arcade fighting game developed and published by Capcom. It was first released in 1991 as a sequel to the original Street Fighter. Street Fighter II is widely regarded as one of the most influential and iconic video games of all time, credited with popularizing the fighting game genre and shaping the arcade scene of th...
mortalkombat1-3

Mortal Kombat

DOS1993protected4.3/5 fighting
Mortal Kombat is one of the most popular 1 on 1 fighting games. No wonder it spawned many sequels. You can play as one of the seven digitized characters and must fight everyone else to the top. One of the distinctive features of Mortal Kombat is the fatality: a special move to finish off the adversary.
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Volfied

DOS19914.3/5
Volfied is an arcade game developed and released by Taito Corporation in 1989. It's a puzzle game that gained popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The game is named after the fictional planet "Volfied", where the gameplay is set.In Volfied, players control a small spaceship called "Challenger" and must eliminate 80% or more of the playfiel...
alleycat-splash

Alley Cat

DOS19844.3/5 platform
Alley Cat is an arcade platform game designed by Bill Williams, developed by Synapse and released for IBM in 1984. As a cat, your goal is to jump around the neighborhood, enter apartments - each being a mini-game - to find your lost loved one.
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Bomb Jack

DOS19844.3/5 platform, action puzzle
Bomb Jack is a classic arcade platform game developed and published by Tecmo in 1984. The goal of the game is to collect bombs while avoiding enemies; the whole game takes place in a fixed screen. Bomb Jack for DOS is a conversion from the arcade original version. The arcade and the conversions were a huge commercial success.
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Bio Menace Episode 3: Master Cain

DOS1993freeware4.3/5 platform, run and gun
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Super Street Fighter 2

DOS19964.3/5 fighting
Super Street Fighter II is an enhanced version of the iconic arcade fighting game Street Fighter II, developed and published by Capcom. It was released in 1993 as an upgrade to Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting and introduced several new features, characters, and gameplay mechanics to the series.Super Street Fighter II expanded the roster wit...
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Lode Runner

DOSMac OS19834.3/5
Lode Runner is a classic video game that was first created by Douglas E. Smith in 1983. Originally, Lode Runner was developed for the Apple II, and later versions were released for various other platforms, including DOS, the Commodore 64, Atari, and others.In Lode Runner, the player controls a character who must navigate through levels filled with ...
crazy-digger-1

Digger

DOS19834.3/5 maze
Digger is an abandoned action game developed and released by Windmill Software back in 1983 for PC only. Gameplay is a mix of two classics: Dig Dug and Mr. Do!: dig down, get gems, avoid death, reach the next level and so on.
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Battle Arena Toshinden

DOS19964.3/5 fighting
Battle Arena Toshinden was the first game in the Toshinden series and was originally released for the Sony PlayStation in 1995 and later for DOS. Battle Arena Toshinden introduced 3D graphics to the fighting game genre, allowing characters to move in a three-dimensional space.The game featured a diverse roster of eight playable characters, eac...
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LadyLove

DOS1990freewareNSFW4.3/5
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Rick Dangerous

DOS19894.3/5 platform
Rick Dangerous is an action-packed platformer game set in the 1940s. As the fearless explorer Rick, you'll navigate treacherous environments, avoid deadly traps, and defeat enemies to uncover ancient treasures. With retro graphics and challenging gameplay, it's a must-play for platforming enthusiasts.
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Trog

DOS19904.3/5 maze
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Pray for Death

DOS1996protected4.2/5 fighting
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Joe and Mac Cavemen Ninja

DOS19914.2/5 platform
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja is a side-scrolling platformer video game developed and released by Data East in 1991. Known as "Joe & Mac" in North America and "Caveman Ninja" in other regions, the game gained popularity for its humorous take on prehistoric themes, cooperative gameplay, and challenging levels.The game is set in a colorful and car...
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Gods

DOS19914.2/5 platform
Gods is a video game developed by The Bitmap Brothers and initially released in 1991. It is a platformer that combines action and puzzle-solving elements. The game was originally released for various platforms, including the Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS.In Gods, players control a hero navigating through a series of levels filled with enemi...
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Psycho Pinball

DOS19954.2/5 pinball
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Moon Patrol

DOS19834.2/5
zzt-2

ZZT

DOS1991freeware4.2/5 maze, action puzzle
aladdin-2

Disney's Aladdin

DOS19944.2/5 platform
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Extreme Pinball

DOS19954.2/5 pinball
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Bubble Bobble

DOS19894.2/5
Bubble Bobble is perhaps one of the most popular (and cute!) platform arcade games of all times. The goal of Bubble Bobble is simple: clear each screen from various monsters and reach the final stage. In order to get rid of enemies, dinosaurs Bub and Bob can spit bubbles to trap them, then pop the bubbles to kill them.
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Prince of Persia

DOSMac OS19904.2/5 platform
Prince of Persia is an abandoned DOS platform game set in Middle East, developed and released by Broderbund in 1990. Designer Jordan Mechner created a game that made a lasting impression of gamers thanks to a clever use of a tecnique called rotoscoping which makes the animation of the protagonist very realistic.