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  • Have you ever played Heroes of Might and Magic?

    Have you ever played Heroes of Might and Magic?

    29th July 2017RPG, strategy
    Have you ever played Heroes of Might and Magic? I bet you did play one of the more recent sequels, right? Heroes of Might and Magic began as a strategy-tactical son of the marvellous Might and Magic RPG series and (almost) never changed. The fact that the last one is ...
  • CODiE Awards: 1986

    CODiE Awards: 1986

    14th July 2017top games and awards
    The SIIA CODiE Awards are one of the oldest still around. The first games were awarded in 1986. Cold war was a reality, USSR was a superpower and most of you weren't even born.Here's a description from the official site: "The SIIA CODiE Awards were established in 1986 so that pioneers ...
  • Play Rick Dangerous in your browser

    Play Rick Dangerous in your browser

    22nd June 2017play online
    Rick Dangerous is a very nice platformer reminiscent of Indiana Jones. Actually, it's more than a parody. Compared to recent platform games, Rick Dangerous is fiendishly difficult. Take my advice: play it... one of the best parts comes right at the beginning.
  • They made worlds: Space Rogue, by Origin

    They made worlds: Space Rogue, by Origin

    17th June 2017RPG, simulation
    Space Rogue is a science fiction RPG developed by Richard Garriott's Origin and desined by Paul Neurath (Ultima Underworld 1 and 2). Space Rogue combines a rough 3D space simulation experience with a top down view RPG gameplay when in stations or on planets. As a space pilot you can ...
  • Death and rebirth of 3D Dungeon Crawlers

    Death and rebirth of 3D Dungeon Crawlers

    28th May 2017RPG
    Dungeon crawling was the main purpose in the first CRPG (Computer Role-Playing Game) ever to came out on a computer. The first CRPGs were a sort of early roguelikes back then, and by "back then" I'm talking decades ago. Anyway... after a few years, thanks to the capabilities of the ...
  • Keyword: god games (it's good to be god)

    Keyword: god games (it's good to be god)

    20th May 2017simulation, strategy
    In the so called god games, the player takes the role of a divine entity (or something similar). Gameplay involves controlling people, units or even the environment on a large scale. God games usually show some artificial intelligence in the form of autonomous NPCs.
  • Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1992

    Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1992

    21st April 2017top games and awards
    What happened in 1992? Quite a lot! Bosnia Herzegovina declares independence, starting the war we all know about. The Maastricht treaty is signed and the European Union is officially born. Microsoft releases Windows 3.1: the DOS era is slowly coming to an end. 1992 also gave us some video game classics such as ...
  • Ultima 6 map of Britannia

    Ultima 6 map of Britannia

    21st March 2017big box PC games
    Ultima cloth maps were some of the finest feelies (i.e. items you could find in old video game boxes) ever produced for a videogame, back when digital gaming was literally non-existent. The one you see here is a scan of the Ultima 6 cloth map of Britannia. Can you read ...
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera - The first hour

    Torment: Tides of Numenera - The first hour

    4th March 2017remakes and sequels
    Tides of Numenera is out! It took only 18 years from the release of the cult classic Planescape: Torment for us to finally be able to enjoy the sequel. I already took some steps into the game and wrote about my first hour in the world of Tides of Numenera. But ...
  • Play Arkanoid 2 in your browser

    Play Arkanoid 2 in your browser

    21st February 2017play online
    Yes, you can play (some) DOS games online on Abandonware DOS. Arkanoid 2: The Revenge of Doh is one of them. Just don't let your boss catch you while breaking walls and shooting balls...
  • Abandonware spotlight: Defender of the Crown

    Abandonware spotlight: Defender of the Crown

    11th February 2017strategy
    Lalallala, lalallala, la la la la la lallala. Well, that's how I remember the music of Defender of the Crown, one of the most peculiar games developed by Cinemaware (also their first one!). Set in medieval England, Defender of the Crown was a mix of strategy and action. You ...
  • Play Ultima 1 in your browser

    Play Ultima 1 in your browser

    2nd February 2017play online
    Play the classic RPG that started the popular Ultima series. Ultima I (later renamed The First Age of Darkness) is not as good as some of the sequels, but it's worth an hour or two, just to see what Lord British was doing in his garage many years ago.
  • GDC Spotlight Awards - 1999

    GDC Spotlight Awards - 1999

    13th January 2017top games and awards
    The Spotlight Awards was a video game awards event hosted in the 1990s at the now popular GDC (Games Developers Conference). The Spotlight awards took a lot of gaming platforms into consideration, but 1999 awarded many PC games.The best video games for 1999 according to the Spotlight awards were:1999Baldur's Gate ...
  • Retro spotlight: Blade Runner

    Retro spotlight: Blade Runner

    21st December 2016adventure
    Blade Runner is one of those point & click adventure games that somewhat manages to fully capture the spirit of a cult movie without copying the original plot. Fans of the Blade Runner movie will enjoy this game, even without Harrison Ford.
  • Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1984

    Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1984

    17th December 2016top games and awards
    Electronic Games was a computer magazine focused entirely on early video games. Every year, the Electronic Games Arcade Awards crowned a few Games of the Year. This is a list of the best games published in 1984, the year that Ghostbusters came out. 1984Agent USA Electronic Educational Game of the YearApple ...
  • RPG oldie: Ultima 7 Part 2 - The Serpent Isle

    RPG oldie: Ultima 7 Part 2 - The Serpent Isle

    10th December 2016RPG
    I remember the moment I started playing Ultima 7 Part 2. I had The Black Gate still in my mind: I loved it, and I wanted something similar. After a few weeks (or months?) I finished Serpent Isle and I was a bit disappointed. Sure, it's a wonderful Ultima game, but it ...
  • Space Hulk: a board game classic

    Space Hulk: a board game classic

    30th November 2016strategy
    Space Hulk is a strategy game based on the board game of the same name designed by Games Workshop, the company behind the popular Warhammer 40000 franchise. Take your squad of Space Marines and go kill some alien scum!
  • Abandonware spotlight: Hill Street Blues

    Abandonware spotlight: Hill Street Blues

    23rd November 2016simulation
    Hill Street Blues is an old DOS "driving" game developed by Krisalis in 1991. The gameplay it's similar to a Grand Theft Auto clone (we're talking about GTA 1 or 2) in which you are the police and you have to apprehend criminals. Hill Street Blues is a rare example of game based ...
  • New subgenre: Casino games

    New subgenre: Casino games

    18th November 2016simulation
    Surprisingly there are quite a few strategy casino DOS games. A casino game is usually a collection of smaller games packed into one: roulette, jackpot, card games.
  • What are Infocom Feelies?

    What are Infocom Feelies?

    27th October 2016big box PC games
    Infocom filled their game boxes with a lot of items and called them "feelies". Some of those feelies were used as a form of copy protection, others were there just to let the player "feel" the game outside the computer.