Abandonware DOS title

Abandoned Apple Mac classic games

Traditionally, Macs haven't been the first choice for avid gamers. There was no shortage of games, but the cost of a Mac adequate for serious games has always been higher than the PC equivalent. Why buy a Mac when you can have a cheaper PC to play your favourite games?

Things are changing, but here on Abandonware DOS we are focused on retro gaming. Unlike Linux, there was no shortage of popular titles in the early years of video gaming (I'm talking about the 80s and the 90s).

Let's not forget that there are valid DOS emulators for Mac: Boxer is one of the most popular. Here is a short list of abandoned games published for Mac that are considered to be among the best by you gamers as voted on Abandonware DOS.

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  • amerzone-02
    adventure1999
  • broken-sword-1-01
    adventure2009
  • caesar-3-09
    simulation1998
  • capitalism-2-01
    simulation2001

    Capitalism 2 is simulation game designed by Trevor Chan, developed by Ensemble Studios and released by UBI Soft in 2001 for Windows and Macintosh. Capitalism 2 is the quintessential capitalistic simulation and involves stock exchange, business management, marketing, etc.

  • chessmaster-9000-01
    strategy2002
  • colonization-6
    strategy1994

    Colonization is a turn based strategy 4x game. The setting is the European Colonization of the New World. Colonization gameplay and interface are similar to Civilization, another Sid Meier game. However, there are some differences between Civilization and Colonization: playable nations (European powers), resources and commodities, declaration of independence, etc.

  • deus-ex-02
    rpg2000
  • entomorph-05
    rpg1995
  • indy-desktop-adventures-2
    action-adventure1996
  • jagged-alliance-2-04
    strategy1999

    I'm a fan of the original X-COM. I think it's one of the best turn-based tactics games ever released for DOS. Unfortunately, games like X-COM are not many. Jagged Alliance 2 has a similar tactical component: you give turn-based orders to a team of mercenaries, mission after mission. There's no management component (at least not as extensive as in the X-COM series). The setting is quite unusual to gamers ike me, used to fantasy or science fiction: Jagged Alliance 2 takes place on a fictional south american country. I'm sure I'm not the only one that loved Jagged Alliance 2. If you didn't play it yet and you love team-based tactics, go buy it immediately.

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  • loom-11
    adventure1990

    Loom is one of the first graphic adventures released by Lucasfilm Games. It was designed by Brian Moriarty and it follows a fantasy theme. There's no inventory and it lacks classic commands like "look", "take", etc. You can play tunes using a combination of notes in order to interact with the world.

  • maniacmansion-1
    adventure1987

    Maniac Mansion is one of the most famous point and click adventure games developed by Lucasfilm Games and designed by Ron Gilbert (who later created Monkey Island) and Gary Winnick. The story is a blend of old sci-fi and horror B movie. You can choose between many characters, each one with a peculiar ability useful to solve some of the puzzles. Maniac Mansion was also the first game to use the popular SCUMM interface.

  • moo3-07
    strategy2003
  • nox-04
    rpg2000
  • phantasmagoria-02
    adventure1995
  • populos2-4
    strategy1993

    Populous 2: Trials of the Olympian Gods was an old DOS sandbox strategy god-game set in ancient Greece. Populous 2 was developed by Bullfrog, designed by the well known Peter Molyneux and published by Electronic Arts in 1993. It was the sequel to the acclaimed Populous.

  • princeofpersia4d-4
    action1990

    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.

  • railroad-tycoon-2-03
    simulation1998
  • rogue-1
    rpg1984

    Rogue is one of the first RPGs in the history of video gaming. It's a text-based dungeon crawler in which you have to fight your way in the dungeon to recover the Amulet of Yendor. Rogue became popular around 1980 on mainframes and later ported to various platforms, including DOS in 1984. Rogue is simply the father of all the roguelike games that came later.

  • superhangon-1
    racing1988

    Super Hang-On is an abandoned motorcycle arcade racing game, developed by Sega, designed by Yu Suzuki and published by Data East for DOS in 1988 (the arcade was released in 1987). Super Hang-On was converted for a great number of platforms including Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64, Genesis, Macintosh, Nintendo 3DS, ZX Spectrum.

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  • system-shock-2-07
    action-adventure1999

    System Shock 2 is a Windows science fiction cyberpunk game developed by Irrational Games, designed by Ken Levine and published by Electronic Arts in 1999. System Shock 2 is a blend of more than one genre: RPG, action-adventure, shooter, stealth game.

  • pandora-directive-07
    adventure1996
  • hitchhikerguide-1
    adventure1984
  • wing-commander-3-04
    vehicle simulation1994