Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware DOS retro gaming spotlight

  • Dune 2: The Building of a Dynasty

    Dune 2: The Building of a Dynasty

    28th October 2023remakes and sequels, strategy
    Dune II, released in 1992, is a pioneering real-time strategy game developed by Westwood Studios. Set in the world of Frank Herbert's Dune, players command noble houses in a battle for control over the planet Arrakis. With base-building, resource management, and tactical combat, the game introduced key elements of the genre ...
  • Crusader: No Regret

    Crusader: No Regret

    21st October 2023RPG, strategy
    PC PowerPlay (1996) wrote: "The creators of the game obviously had a great time with the concept and as such have produced a very polished final product. For those people who have played the first game there will be no disappointment in the sequel, and for those who have not previously ...
  • CODiE Awards 1998: Diablo, Red Alert, Riven

    CODiE Awards 1998: Diablo, Red Alert, Riven

    14th October 2023top games and awards
    In 1998 happened something that would later change the whole world and the way we use the Internet: Google was founded. In the U.S.A. Bill Clinton is having trouble with Monica Lewinsky. In Russia the Rouble devaluates quickly. Microsoft releases Windows 98 (now abandonware...?). Some of the most popular ...
  • The Secret of Monkey Island

    The Secret of Monkey Island

    7th October 2023adventure
    The Secret of Monkey Island is perhaps the most popular point and click adventure game developed by Lucasfilm Games and designed by the trio Ron Gilbert, Dave Grossman and Tim Schafer. In Monkey Island you're the would-be pirate Guybrush Threepwood on a quest to become a fearsome pirate in the ...
  • Sid Meier was a pirate

    Sid Meier was a pirate

    30th September 2023adventure, remakes and sequels, simulation, strategy
    Pirates! Gold is an open world game designed by Paul Murphy, developed and released by MicroProse Software in 1993 for DOS, Windows 3.x, Mac and also Sega Genesis and Amiga CD32. Pirates! Gold is a remake of the game Pirates, created by Sid Meier in 1987. Pirates! Gold gameplay is a unique ...
  • GDC Spotlight Awards - 1999

    GDC Spotlight Awards - 1999

    23rd September 2023top games and awards
    The Spotlight Awards (GDC) was hosted annually by the Game Developers Conference from 1997 to 1999. Its focus was on the video and computer game industry. 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 ...
  • Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

    Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

    16th September 2023action
    Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is an abandoned action game set in South America designed by John Spinale, developed and released by Activision in 1995. Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure was published for Windows, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, Jaguar, etc. The Mayan Adventure is part of the Pitfall franchise that began in 1982 with ...
  • Grand Theft Auto 2: a worthy sequel

    Grand Theft Auto 2: a worthy sequel

    9th September 2023action, remakes and sequels
    Grand Theft Auto 2 is the second chapter in the successful Grand Theft Auto series. GTA 2 is an abandoned top-down action-adventure / driving hybrid game developed by DMA Design and released by Rockstar Games in 1999 for Windows. In GTA 2 you are a wannabe criminal roaming the streets of a fictional city, stealing ...
  • Might and Magic 2: Gates to Another World

    Might and Magic 2: Gates to Another World

    1st September 2023RPG
    Might and Magic 2: Gates to Another World is a single-player abandoned fantasy RPG designed by Jon and Michaela Van Caneghem, developed and released by New World Computing in 1988 for DOS, Apple 2 and many other platforms. MM2 is the second chapter of the Might and Magic series and it's an improvement ...
  • Shadowgate, by ICOM Simulations

    Shadowgate, by ICOM Simulations

    26th August 2023adventure
    Shadowgate is an abandoned fantasy-themed adventure game developed by ICOM Simulations and released by Mindscape in 1988 for Macintosh, DOS, and also for Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, NES. Shadowgate uses the ICOM MacVenture engine (Deja Vu, Uninvited). Shadowgate was later remade in an enhanced version for Windows 3.1.
  • Magic Carpet, by Bullfrog

    Magic Carpet, by Bullfrog

    18th August 2023shooter, simulation
    I remember little of Magic Carpet, but one thing I remember clearly was the plain fun I had flying around casting spells. It was one of the smoothest first-person games around at the time and it gave me a wonderful feeling of flying freedom. Sadly I never got a chance ...
  • Game Critics Awards (E3): 1999

    Game Critics Awards (E3): 1999

    12th August 2023top games and awards
    The Game Critics Awards is a annual award event that happens just after the very popular E3 video game conference. The Game Critics Awards take place since 1998.In 1999, Freelancer was the game to play and won four prizes. A few of these winners still have a cult following: Outcast, Homeworld, ...
  • An old school RPG: The Magic Candle

    An old school RPG: The Magic Candle

    5th August 2023RPG
    The Magic Candle: Volume 1 is the first chapter of a series of fantasy old school RPGs. The Magic Candle was developed and released by Mindcraft Software in 1989 for DOS but was also published for Apple II and Commodore 64. The whole Magic Candle series is very similar to some of the ...
  • B-17 Flying Fortress: heavy bomber simulation

    B-17 Flying Fortress: heavy bomber simulation

    29th July 2023simulation
    B-17 Flying Fortress is a single-player historical combat flight simulation game designed by Mike Brunton, developed and released by MicroProse Software in 1992 for DOS, Amiga and Atari ST. As the title suggests, it's a simulation of the B-17 heavy bomber, set during World War II. Flight is not the only ...
  • LA Law: The Computer Game

    LA Law: The Computer Game

    27th July 2023adventure
    LA Law: The Computer Game is an abandoned adventure game based on the popular TV series from the 80s and 90s. L.A. Law. LA Law was developed by Synergistic Software and released by Capstone in 1992. LA Law plays like a multiple choice adventure game where you have to build ...
  • Wolfenstein 3D: the grandfather of FPS

    Wolfenstein 3D: the grandfather of FPS

    22nd July 2023shooter, top games and awards
    Wolfenstein 3D is the first-person shooter that popularized the whole genre in the early 90s and is considered one of the greatest games ever made. Wolfenstein 3D was designed by John Romero and Tom Hall (id Software) and released as shareware by Apogee Software in 1992 for DOS. Wolfenstein 3D is ...
  • Volfied: a Qix clone on steroids

    Volfied: a Qix clone on steroids

    15th July 2023action, puzzle
    Volfied is an abandoned action heavily inspired by the classic Qix (draw rectangles in a fixed screen to trap and destroy enemies). Volfied was designed by Fukio Mitsuji, developed by Taito and released by Empire Interactive in 1991 for DOS.
  • The Incredible Machine: puzzles and contraptions

    The Incredible Machine: puzzles and contraptions

    8th July 2023puzzle
    The Incredible Machine (part of The Incredible Machine series) is a peculiar DOS puzzle game developed by Jeff Tunnell Productions and published by Sierra On-Line in 1993. The goal of the game is to build strange contraptions using the few pieces at your disposal. The result of each puzzle is often ...
  • CODiE Awards 1994: Myst, SimCity 2000, IndyCar Racing

    CODiE Awards 1994: Myst, SimCity 2000, IndyCar Racing

    1st July 2023top games and awards
    1994 was the year of Myst. To me, the huge success of Myst was a mystery. Myst was an ok game, different from many other titles, but I didn't see it as a groundbreaking innovative product. I know that many of you will frown reading this, but it really didn't ...
  • StarCraft: RTS by Blizzard

    StarCraft: RTS by Blizzard

    24th June 2023strategy, top games and awards
    StarCraft is a classic RTS (Real-Time Strategy) game developed by Blizzard Entertainment and released in 1998 for Windows and Macintosh. StarCraft takes the Warcraft experience to a sci-fi setting with an interesting story, three very different races (the militaristic Humans, the alien Zerg and the religious Protoss) and one of the ...