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  • Gobliiins: half adventure, half puzzle game

    Gobliiins: half adventure, half puzzle game

    4th March 2023adventure, puzzle
    Gobliiins is a peculiar adventure game designed by Pierre Gilhodes, developed by French company Coktel Vision and released by Sierra On-Line in 1991 for DOS, Mac, Amiga and Atari ST. In Gobliiins, you control multiple goblins and you must find a way to progress to the next area by solving typical ...
  • Robocop: the game

    Robocop: the game

    27th February 2023action, shooter
    Robocop is an abandoned beat 'em up / run and gun shooter game developed and released by Data East in 1989 for a number of platforms, including DOS. Robocop is a conversion from an arcade game released by Data East in 1988 and it was based on the movie of the same name, ...
  • The Roll with it RPG sale on GOG

    The Roll with it RPG sale on GOG

    26th February 2023deals and free games
    It's time for the Roll with it sale. An awkward name for a RPG sale on GOG. Whether you're into retro old school RPGs or modern titles, it's a good way to get some of the best RPGs and save some money.
  • Starquake: sci-fi platformer

    Starquake: sci-fi platformer

    25th February 2023action, play online
    Starquake is a weird DOS science fiction platform game developed by Bubble Bus Software in 1988 and designed by Stephen Crow and Dave Collins. I remember it fondly... it's not punishing and it's still very much enjoyable even today, after more than two decades. Genres: action, platformSystem:&...
  • Canceled game: Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans

    Canceled game: Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans

    18th February 2023adventure, remakes and sequels
    There was one time, in the mid nineties, when Blizzard was developing a point & click adventure game set in the Warcraft universe. Unfortunately the game was canceled after a few years of troubled development. The few players that were able to grab an almost working copy weren't impressed: it ...
  • From the arcades: Marble Madness

    From the arcades: Marble Madness

    11th February 2023action
    Marble Madness is an abandoned isometric action game designed by Mark Cerny and originally published by Atari as a successful and iconic arcade game. It was later converted for many platform in 1986 and for IBM PCs in 1987 by Atari.
  • CODiE Awards 1991: SimEarth, Carmen Sandiego and fairy tales

    CODiE Awards 1991: SimEarth, Carmen Sandiego and fairy tales

    4th February 2023top games and awards
    1991 was the year of a few peculiar games.SimEarth was an unusual new addition to the Sim brand (thank you Maxis). I loved SimCity and SimAnts but I could never get into SimEarth.King's Quest V was the last chapter of the popular King's Quest series. I have to ...
  • The Operative: No One Lives Forever

    The Operative: No One Lives Forever

    29th January 2023shooter
    The Operative: No One Lives Forever is a first-person shooter with stealth gameplay elements, developed by Monolith Productions and released by Fox Interactive in 2000 for Windows, Mac and PS2. As Cate Archer, a spy working for a secret organization in the 60s, you have to find out who killed your ...
  • Baldur's Gate: the game who revitilized CRPGs

    Baldur's Gate: the game who revitilized CRPGs

    21st January 2023RPG
    Baldur's Gate a fantasy RPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe which is regarded as the RPG that brought new life in a dying genre in the late 90s. Baldur's Gate was developed by BioWare and released by Black Isle Studios in 1998 for Windows, Lunux and Mac. Some of ...
  • BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception

    BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception

    14th January 2023RPG, strategy
    According to Infocom, the game is designed for the 13 to 19 year old market and we agree. It could also be used to introduce younger kids into role-playing on the computer. BattleTech is made to be solved in about 35 hours, but it can easily be finished in around 20. It depends on ...
  • Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz

    Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz

    7th January 2023adventure
    Zork Zero is a very well documented and user friendly game. Overall, it is a worthy addition to the Zork series and is, by far, the best one to date. Players who like text games will definitely love this game. Even those who don't usually like text games or are "...
  • Abandonware DOS in 2022: more games, more everything

    Abandonware DOS in 2022: more games, more everything

    2nd January 2023Abandonware DOS updates
    Hello everyone! Another year has passed and Abandonware DOS is still here. Well, there are no reasons for this site to disappear in the vastness of the forgotten internet. I intend to go on, to endure and add more games and more content, in time. Unfortunately, server costs just went ...
  • The Magnetic Scrolls Collection: interactive fiction

    The Magnetic Scrolls Collection: interactive fiction

    30th December 2022adventure
    Magnetic Scrolls was one of the finest developer companies dedicated to Interactive Fiction. The Magnetic Scrolls Collection is a trilogy of Magnenic Scrolls adventures remade using the Wonderland engine: Fish!, Corruption, The Guild of Thieves. The new window-based interface made text-adventuring easy even for gamers not used to a text-only ...
  • Game Critics Awards in 1998: Homeworld, Half-Life, Grim Fandango

    Game Critics Awards in 1998: Homeworld, Half-Life, Grim Fandango

    23rd December 2022top 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.As you can see, 1998 saw the birth of great classics for every kind of gamer: Half-Life for shooter lovers, Homeworld for RTS gamers, ...
  • Hired Guns: a sci-fi RPG

    Hired Guns: a sci-fi RPG

    16th December 2022RPG
    Hired Guns is an abandoned game developed by DMA Design and published by Psygnosis in 1993 for DOS and Amiga platforms. Hired Guns is a sci-fi RPG in which you control four mercenaries in four individual simultaneous first person sub-screens tasked with destroying all the bad guys from a single planet.
  • Ho, ho, it's time for the GOG Winter sale

    Ho, ho, it's time for the GOG Winter sale

    12th December 2022deals and free games
    It's winter and it's time for winter sales. GOG has more than 4000 games discounted as high as -90%, giveaways and much more. It's a long winter sale, actually: it will last for another 21 days.
  • Classic adventure: Maniac Mansion

    Classic adventure: Maniac Mansion

    10th December 2022adventure
    Maniac Mansion is one of the most famous point and click adventure games developed by Lucasfilm Games and designed by Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick. The story is a blend of old sci fi and horror b movies and the player can choose between many characters, each one with a ...
  • FIFA: Road to World Cup 98

    FIFA: Road to World Cup 98

    6th December 2022sports
    FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 (also known as FIFA 98) is a football sports game developed by Electronic Arts and released in 1997 for multiple platforms including Windows, Genesis, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, SNES. FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 is the fifth game in the FIFA Soccer series.
  • Amberstar: an old-school RPG

    Amberstar: an old-school RPG

    3rd December 2022RPG
    Amberstar is an old school RPG very similar to Ultima 6 that uses a top-down view for interiors and small locations and a first person pseudo 3D view for everything else. Unfortunately, the sequel (called Ambermoon) was available for Amiga only and no version existed for DOS or Windows.
  • Jagged Alliance 2: like X-Com in South America

    Jagged Alliance 2: like X-Com in South America

    30th November 2022RPG, strategy
    I'm a fan of the original X-COM. I think it's one of the best turn-based tactics games ever released for DOS. Unfortunately, games like X-COM are not many. Jagged Alliance 2 has a similar tactical component: you give turn-based orders to a team of mercenaries, mission after mission. There's no management ...