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  • CODiE Awards 1989: Tetris, Battle Chess, King's Quest 4

    CODiE Awards 1989: Tetris, Battle Chess, King's Quest 4

    7th July 2018top games and awards
    In 1989 Tetris was the single most awarded game. The fact that it was a puzzle game based on a very simple concept and made by a nice russian man has contributed to the Tetris myth. Thank you Alexey Pajitnov.1989 was a very important year in world history. Just think at ...
  • Sports: hockey, golf, football and more

    Sports: hockey, golf, football and more

    30th June 2018sports
    Sports games are not the most sought after on abandonware sites. Nonetheless, a few of them are fondly remembered by fans. I wonder if any of you ever heard, or played, the games I uploaded in this update.Golf, hockey, football (or soccer... whatever) and wrestling; here they are: Tony ...
  • GOG Summer Sale: Ziggurat giveaway

    GOG Summer Sale: Ziggurat giveaway

    12th June 2018deals and free games
    The GOG summer sale goes on and there's another giveaway. The first one was Xenonauts about a week ago. Now GOG is giving away Ziggurat... for free, yes. The GOG Summer Sale ends on June 18 so there's still time to buy games. Here's a few retro titles on sale: Zork, ...
  • Flight simulators: not for everyone

    Flight simulators: not for everyone

    2nd June 2018simulation
    Personally, I never got in flight simulators. I tried everything: combat oriented flight sims, copters, planes, everything, but it's simply not my genre. I knew people who spent a lot of money to buy special joysticks, three monitors and other peripherals just to enjoy piloting a Cessna from one airport ...
  • GOG weekly sale: a mix of different genres

    GOG weekly sale: a mix of different genres

    30th May 2018deals and free games
    This time the GOG weekly sale offers a mix of new old-school games of different genres: Pizza Connection, King of Dragon Pass, Frozen Synapse, River City Ransom, Flatout, Sacred Gold, Darkstar One, Ghost Master, Patrician 3, the Blake Stone series and more...
  • Be a (simulated) manager: trade, trade, trade

    Be a (simulated) manager: trade, trade, trade

    19th May 2018simulation
    The simulations genre (I'm not talking about vehicle simulations) wasn't that popular until SimCity and Populous came along. Both games started two genres: city building and god games.With this update I'm adding a different type of simulation: trading sims. I'm not sure of the appeal of trading in a ...
  • Puzzles: word games, sokoban, action puzzles

    Puzzles: word games, sokoban, action puzzles

    12th May 2018puzzle
    The puzzle genre for PCs did not leave lots of memories of the past. I mean, if you exclude Tetris and Lemmings, it's not that easy to remember REALLY good puzzle games for DOS or even Windows. Sure, there's The Incredible Machine, Atomix, Logical, but none of them comes immediatly ...
  • To the arcades! Abandoned coin-op conversions

    To the arcades! Abandoned coin-op conversions

    21st April 2018action
    No, I'm not talking about the actual place where you can play coin-ops, and I don't even know if such places still exist. I'm talking about very old games that can be defined as "arcades".Jumpman Lives! is a classic and need no presentation. Pango is a rip-off (homage?) to ...
  • Retro spotlight: Lands of Lore, The Throne of Chaos

    Retro spotlight: Lands of Lore, The Throne of Chaos

    14th April 2018RPG
    Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos is a fantasy RPG published in 1993, very similar to other dungeon crawlers like EotB or Dungeon Master. Lands of Lore was developed by Westwood Studios who wanted to start a new franchise after the success of the Eye of the Beholder series.
  • Pew pew! Boom boom!

    Pew pew! Boom boom!

    24th March 2018shooter
    Pew pew! Boom! Pew pew pew! Crash! I have to admit... I really don't know what to write about shoot'em ups. Well, let's try.Here's a bunch of (mostly) vertical scrolling shoot'em ups: shoot enemies, avoid more enemies, reach the end of each level, meet the boss.There's really not ...
  • More adventure games: ecology, horror, comedy...

    More adventure games: ecology, horror, comedy...

    20th March 2018adventure
    I added every possible Sierra Online adventure to the Abandonware DOS database... and then I found out that I missed something: EcoQuest. I never liked the EcoQuest series, I never even really played them much, but they deserve a place on Abandonware DOS.  I also missed Last Half of ...
  • GOG St. Patrick's Day Sale

    GOG St. Patrick's Day Sale

    13th March 2018deals and free games
    Lots of games on sale as usual. This time you can also buy Leprechaut Hats (!). Every hat is a mystery game: you don't know what you're buying. Last time I bought something like that I got a game for children. Should I try again?
  • CODiE Awards: 1988

    CODiE Awards: 1988

    10th March 2018top games and awards
    In 1988 I was a proud owner of a Commodore 64. A couple of years later I bought an Amiga, but 1988 I was still playing Ultima 5 on 5 1/4 disks. I didn't know a thing about PCs, even less about PC gaming. Older people I knew at the time used PCs to work on ...
  • Racing everywhere

    Racing everywhere

    3rd March 2018racing
    Racing games are all about arriving first in a racing competition. If you think "racing" youìre probably thinking about fast cars. Not every video game about racing was about Formula 1 or Nascar, some of them were... well... unconventional. Take BC Racers for example, or Yacht Racing Simulator. BC ...
  • Nice movies and shitty games

    Nice movies and shitty games

    24th February 2018action, adventure
    In the 80s and the 90s we all saw a lot of good blockbuster movies come out. Some of them were good, some of them were bad. Unfortunately, most of video games based on movies (called 'tie-in') were really bad. Developers tried to put everything they could in those games ...
  • GOG Chinese new year: King of Fighters 2002 is free

    GOG Chinese new year: King of Fighters 2002 is free

    14th February 2018deals and free games
    Happy new chinese year! Lots of games on GOG are on sale at low prices. Also, if you're quick enough know that GOG is giving away The King of Fighters 2002 for free: the offer is ending soon!
  • Paper and cloth maps from the past

    Paper and cloth maps from the past

    10th February 2018big box PC games
    Many old games published during an age of PC video gaming where digital distribution was still a dream of some publishers, came in physical boxes full of various goodies.A few enlightened publishers gifted (well, we paid...) us players with gorgoeus maps. RPG was perhaps the genre that most of ...
  • A pint of point and click and a barrel of interactive fiction

    A pint of point and click and a barrel of interactive fiction

    3rd February 2018adventure
    After RPGs, a genre that is really loved among nostalgic DOS and Windows PC gamers is adventure. And by adventure I mean interactive fiction, point & click, etc. Unfortunately, the best ones are far from being abandoned: I'm talking about LucasArts and Sierra adventures aren't abandonware. From time to time ...
  • RPGs from the 80s and the 90s

    RPGs from the 80s and the 90s

    20th January 2018RPG
    Dear DOS gamers, you seem to particularly like RPGs, so I started looking for old RPGs I missed in the past updates. It turns out that there's A LOT (and I mean A LOT) of lesser known (and often ugly, unplayable, forgettable) role playing games developed for DOS. Without further ...
  • Strategy across the ages

    Strategy across the ages

    6th January 2018strategy
    It's time to update Abandonware DOS with a few more strategy games (you seem to like the genre). From the ancient past to the far future, not forgetting the fantasy genre, here are some turn-based strategy games to download and play. Fantasy EmpiresThe Great War: 1914 - 1918Pacific GeneralMech Brigade