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  • 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
  • Platforms, arcades and Mario

    Platforms, arcades and Mario

    25th December 2017action
    Yes, you read it right: Mario. I'm obviously referring to the beloved Italian plumber, protagonist of many Nintendo games. On PC, Mario is seldom seen; he appears almost exclusively in fan-made games or indie remakes. Mario Bros VGA, Super Mariio Bros (with two 'i') are two examples of fan-made remakes. ...
  • GOG Winter Sale ending soon

    GOG Winter Sale ending soon

    24th December 2017deals and free games
    Every year there's a winter sale: Steam winter sale, GOG winter sale, everything else winter sale. If you didn't spend all of your money during the Black Friday sales, you can do it now. The GOG winter sale is about to end, but the Steam sale has just begun.
  • Obscure RPGs (almost) no one ever heard of

    Obscure RPGs (almost) no one ever heard of

    15th December 2017RPG
    The most loved RPGs from the PC era are known to everyone: the Ultima series, the Might & Magic series, Wizardry, etc. There were also a lot of minor and sometimes unsuccessful RPGs that made it on the shelves but almost never appeared on video games magazines. Have you every ...
  • Darklands map of medieval Germany

    Darklands map of medieval Germany

    8th December 2017big box PC games
    Darklands was a unique isometric RPG that mixed real historical data from medieval Germany with a touch of folklore-fantasy. Unfortunately it was also the only Microprose RPG of that kind and beauty. The original game box contained a huge manual with info on european folklore (including the lives of saints!) ...
  • Olympic sports

    Olympic sports

    2nd December 2017sports
    In the past sports gaming on PCs was more diverse than what it is today. Simulated sports ranged from classic sports like soccer, american football, basket, to lesser followed "sports" like darts, fishing, volleyball. A sports subgenre that stood out was "olympic sports". I'm talking about Winter Games, Summer Games, ...
  • Black Friday on GOG

    Black Friday on GOG

    22nd November 2017deals and free games
    Black Friday is coming and lots of games on GOG are on sale at very low prices: The Witcher, X-Com, Anvil of Dawn, The Settlers 2, Theme Hospital, Titan Quest, Heroes of Might and Magic, Wing Commander, Ultima, Tomb Raider and many more. Also: MDK is free, go and get it.
  • Fighting rabbits and fat men

    Fighting rabbits and fat men

    18th November 2017action
    Apart from Mortal Kombat, One Must Fall and Street Fighter, the "fighting game" genre wasn't so popular in the 80s and the 90s on PCs. That's why you will not find many fighting games on Abandonware DOS. I tried to find a few more games fitting the genre description and ...
  • Virtua Cops

    Virtua Cops

    10th November 2017shooter
    Since Operation Wolf, shooting gallery games (or rail shooters) became quite popular. Apart from Operation Wolf, Cabal and a few others, there wasn't much on PC until Virtua Cop ("Virtua Squad" for the american audience). Virtua Cop brought 3D to the genre, but the gameplay is the same that every ...
  • Humor in old video games

    Humor in old video games

    3rd November 2017action, adventure
    Here's a bunch of games involving some kind of humor in one way or another. It's not always great humor and it's not always great games either. Bad Street Brawler deserves to be played! Dilbert's Desktop GamesNord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of ItMonty Python's Flying CircusUltimuh MCMLXVII: ...
  • Manuals, manuals, manuals

    Manuals, manuals, manuals

    20th October 2017Abandonware DOS updates
    In the old days, tutorials were a plus, something that only a few developers bothered to add to their games. Today, I find tutorials almost annoying, particularly in Real Time Strategy games.Some manuals were the result of a work of careful craftmanship: think about Infocom games or Ultima manuals. ...
  • Different kinds of strategy games

    Different kinds of strategy games

    14th October 2017strategy
    More games have been uploaded. Two turn-based tactics games, one wargame, one real time strategy, a real time tactics game and, the best of them all (probably) a turn based tactics game from Julian Gollop, the designer of one of the most loved PC games of all time: X-Com: Enemy ...
  • A few more First Person Shooters

    A few more First Person Shooters

    9th October 2017shooter
    First Person Shooters revolutionalized action gaming since the advent of Wolfenstein 3D and, later, Doom. Everyone knows about these two games, but there were a lot of lesser known old FPSs. Apart from System Shock, I bet that not much of you ever heard of every single one of these ...
  • RPG underdog: Legend of the Silver Talisman

    RPG underdog: Legend of the Silver Talisman

    6th October 2017RPG
    Inter-Active Arts developed the DOS fantasy RPG called Legend of the Silver Talisman in 1996. Legend of the Silver Talisman is a freeware top-down perspective dungeon crawler.
  • More platform games

    More platform games

    30th September 2017action
    These games may not be the most popular or the best among platformers, but they equally deserves a bit of attention. Take a look at Dangerous Dave or try out Tom and Jerry, you'd be surprised...Tom and JerrySink or SwimKarnovDangerous Dave in the Haunted MansionVynil Goddess from MarsRastan
  • Desktop adventures for Indy and Luke

    Desktop adventures for Indy and Luke

    26th September 2017adventure
    Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures and Star Wars: Yoda Stories are two little gems that stood the test of time suprisingly well. You probably will need a virtual machine to play both, but it's worth it.