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  • The Britannia's Elite Gargoyle Crime Force

    The Britannia's Elite Gargoyle Crime Force

    12th March 2016RPG
    We all love Ultima VII: The Black Gate (well, I love it and you should too!) and it's not uncommon to find other people who committed themselves to some kind of worship on the web.One in particular named Nakar, wrote a whole report/guide of his adventures in the ...
  • Retro game spotlight: Rick Dangerous 2

    Retro game spotlight: Rick Dangerous 2

    5th March 2016action
    Rick Dangerous 2 is a clear example of a sequel done right. Developed by Core Design and released in 1990 on a plethora of platforms, Rick Dangerous 2 is a classic platform game with a (linear) story. The first levels can be played in any order: an ice cave, Hyde Park in London, ...
  • Rogueliker and the new ADOM: videos from a roguelike fan

    Rogueliker and the new ADOM: videos from a roguelike fan

    4th February 2016RPG
    I'm sure many of you old fashioned gamers know what a roguelike is. Rogue, ADOM, Angband, NetHack are some of the classic roguelikes we love to play every now and then. There's even a bunch of them here on AbandonwareDOS.ADOM Recently, Thomas Biskup & Team ADOM released on Steam ...
  • Retro underdog RPG: Albion

    Retro underdog RPG: Albion

    31st January 2016RPG
    Albion is an old DOS science fiction top-down perspective RPG developed by Blue Byte Studio in 1995 from an original idea by Erik Simon. Albion features a science fiction setting that incorporates traditional fantasy elements.
  • Satellite Reign: a game for Syndicate fans

    Satellite Reign: a game for Syndicate fans

    24th December 2015remakes and sequels
    In Satellite Reign you control a team of four agents and roam in the neon-lit alleys of a big cyberpunk city. Sounds familiar? That's because Satellite Reign was developed by the creator of Syindicate Wars (NOT the original Syndicate).The objectives can be completed in different ways and Satellite Reign ...
  • Retro game spotlight: Star Wars

    Retro game spotlight: Star Wars

    16th December 2015shooter, simulation
    Star Wars is a coin-op conversion that, in all its vector graphics glory, made Star Wars fans dream of being Luke Skywalker. I remember using every drop of force I had left, in a local arcade, just to get past the AT-ATs.
  • The Facebook page of Abandonware DOS

    The Facebook page of Abandonware DOS

    20th November 2015Abandonware DOS updates
    Abandonware DOS, like a plethora of other sites, has a Facebook Page. All the news published on the Abandonware DOS are automatically published on Facebook. At the time of writing https://www.facebook.com/abandonwaredos has only 229 likes. Not much, but, with your help, that number can grow.
  • A classic roguelike: Angband

    A classic roguelike: Angband

    12th November 2015RPG
    Angband is a classic roguelike still under active developement that spawned a plethora of variants (more than sixty!). If you like dungeon crawling and you don't mind complex ASCII games, try it now!
  • Remake of the month: OpenMW

    Remake of the month: OpenMW

    2nd November 2015remakes and sequels
    The Elder Scrolls is a well known series of video games. It started with Arena, now released as freeware by Bethesda. Soon Arena was followed by Daggerfall, one of he most bug ridden games of the series. And then it was the turn of Morrowind. That's when, in my opinion, ...
  • In the making: Pioneers

    In the making: Pioneers

    26th October 2015remakes and sequels
    Pioneers is a unique game. It reminds me of Colonization and Oregon Trail, but it's something quite different. To quote the official website "Pioneers is a turn-based exploration/adventure RPG where you lead a party of travellers in search of treasure-rich temples, new tribes and ways to go down in ...
  • Spotlight: games based on a TV series

    Spotlight: games based on a TV series

    29th September 2015adventure, RPG, simulation
    Today, we're used to high quality TV series such as Game of Thrones, Daredevil, Madmen. This level of writing wasn't always the top priority of the producers of TV series aired a few decades ago. Anyway, lot of us old guys remember fondly series like The A-Team, Miami Vice and, ...
  • Retro underdog: Aleshar World of Ice

    Retro underdog: Aleshar World of Ice

    20th September 2015RPG
    Aleshar World of Ice is an old top-down perspective RPG game released for DOS in 1997, designed by Ossi Honkanen. Aleshar is an open world (sort of), fantasy RPG set in a world covered with ice and snow.
  • Play Starglider online on AbandonwareDOS

    Play Starglider online on AbandonwareDOS

    11th September 2015play online
    Starglider is a first person combat sci-fi simulator rendered in wireframe vector graphics and inspired by the coin-op Star Wars. Starglider was conceived initially for the Amiga and the Atari ST, and later ported on many systems, including MSDOS. A sequel, Starglider 2, was published in 1988. Play Starglider online on AbandonwareDOS! ...
  • Dr. Dooms Revenge comic book

    Dr. Dooms Revenge comic book

    20th August 2015big box PC games
    Dr. Doom's Revenge is not a very good game and it has a very very long title. It feels clunky, too linear, and the gameplay progression was too slow. I played it on my old Commodore 64 back in 1989 (or was it 1990?) and it captured my interest for a very short ...
  • Psygnosis posters

    Psygnosis posters

    23rd May 2015big box PC games
    Psygnosis was a quite popular developement company based in the United Kingdom. Pete Lane, a fan of AbandonwareDOS, sent me some very old ORIGINAL posters.Poster #1: just a posterPoster #2: seeing is believingPoster #3: barbarians and terrorpodsPsygnosis developed a few PC titles: here they are.
  • In the making: Painters Guild

    In the making: Painters Guild

    28th March 2015remakes and sequels
    Painters Guild is in developement and nobody knows when it will be released, but it's a really promising and interesting little game. As the official site states: "In Painters Guild you can make paintings, sell them and develop your guild into the greatest of the Renaissance.". Painters Guild is, simply ...
  • 20 years ago in retro gaming: Earthworm Jim

    20 years ago in retro gaming: Earthworm Jim

    1st March 2015action
    Earthworm Jim is one of the best platform games ever released for PC back in the 90es by Activision. What makes Earthworm Jim a great abandonware game is the perfectly balanced gameplay and the humor of titular character. Even the name "Jim", together with the science fiction ...
  • Spotlight: Indiana Jones games

    Spotlight: Indiana Jones games

    6th February 2015action, adventure
    The popular archaeologist and adventurer created by George Lucas was the star of four movies and the protagonist some of the best point and click (almost abandoned) adventures ever created for PC. Unfortunately, Indiana Jones was also the main character of some of the worst action games.All the Indiana ...
  • 20 years ago in retro gaming: Menzoberranzan

    20 years ago in retro gaming: Menzoberranzan

    21st January 2015RPG
    Menzoberranzan is an abandoned DOS fantasy first person perspective RPG developed by DreamForge Intertainment in 1994 from an original idea by John McGirk. Menzoberranzan setting is based on the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms campaing setting. Menzoberranzan gameplay is party-based and class-based.Publisher: SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.Developer: ...
  • Grim Fandango Remastered

    Grim Fandango Remastered

    14th January 2015remakes and sequels
    Double Fine remastered one of the most loved old school adventure games of all time: Grim Fandango. Go to GOG.com to preorder Grim Fandango Remastered!