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

The Typing of the Dead
actionWindows XP/98/95
DX-Ball 2
actionWindows XP/98/95

Action games

  • joe-mac-ninja-03
    DOS19914.5/5 platform
  • bomb-jack-01
    DOS19844.5/5 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.

  • super-pinball-01
    DOS19874.4/5 pinball
  • earthworm-jim-2-01
    DOS1996protected4.4/5 platform, run and gun
  • uncover-it-02
    DOS1994NSFW4.3/5 block breaker
  • street-fighter-2-6
    DOS19924.3/5 fighting

    Street Fighter 2 is one of the most popular fighting game ever released in the 90s. Street Fighter 2 was designed by Akira Nishitani and Akira Yasuda, developed and published by Capcom in 1991 for the arcades and then converted for many platforms from Spectrum ZX to DOS (in 1992).

  • montezuma-revenge-04
    DOS19844.3/5 metroidvania, platform
  • joust-vga-03
    DOS1990remake4.3/5 platform
  • super-street-fighter-2-05
    DOS19964.3/5 fighting
  • toshinden-07
    DOS19964.3/5 fighting
  • ugh-3
  • rickdangerous-2
    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.

  • alleycat-splash
    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.

  • loderunner-1

    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 ...

  • mortalkombat1-3
    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.

  • mageslayer-07
    Windows XP/98/9519974.3/5 maze
  • volfied-0004

    Volfied is an abandoned action heavily inspired by the classic Qix (draw rectangles in a fixed screen to trap and destroy enemies). Volfied was designed by Fukio Mitsuji, developed by Taito and released by Empire Interactive in 1991 for DOS.

  • double-dragon-3-02
    DOS19924.3/5 beat 'em up
  • lostvikings-1
    DOS19934.3/5 platform, action puzzle

    The Lost Vikings is an old DOS platform-puzzle game, developed by Silicon & Synapse and published by Interplay Productions in 1993. In The Lost Vikings you have to solve puzzles by controlling three characters (glorious vikings!), each with a single skill of its own.

  • aladdin-2
    DOS19944.3/5 platform
  • dukenukem3-3
    DOS19914.3/5 platform, run and gun

    Duke Nukem 1 was released in 1991 by Apogee Software for MS-DOS, and it marked the beginning of the Duke Nukem franchise. Duke Nukem is a side-scrolling action platformer game with a sci-fi theme. In this original game, players control Duke Nukem, a muscular action hero tasked with saving the world from the evil Dr. Proton. Dr. Proton has taken con...

  • gods-4
    DOS19914.3/5 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...

  • super-mario-bros-03
    DOS1994remake4.3/5 platform
  • bio-menace-2-07
    DOS1993freeware4.3/5 platform, run and gun
  • trog-04
    DOS19904.3/5 maze
  • jungle-book-04
    DOSWindows XP/98/951995protected4.2/5 platform
  • crazy-digger-1
    DOS19834.2/5 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.

  • pray-for-death-06
    DOS1996protected4.2/5 fighting
  • lady-love-03
  • bio-menace-3-06
    DOS1993freeware4.2/5 platform, run and gun