Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware DOS retro gaming spotlight

  • Free Enterprise: build your small business from the ground up

    Free Enterprise: build your small business from the ground up

    30th September 2022simulation
    Dehumanizing offices? Check. Depressing environment? Check. No windows in the whole place? Check. Good, I'm ready to exploit my workers and become great entrepreneur. All of this thanks to Free Enterprise, a simulation for Windows by Tsunami Media, published in 1996.More info:Genres: simulation, business simulationSystem: Windows ...
  • Road Rash: violent motorcycle racing

    Road Rash: violent motorcycle racing

    24th September 2022racing
    Road Rash is an abandoned motorcycle racing game developed by Papyrus Design Group and released by Electronic Arts in 1996. Road Rash runs on Windows XP/98/95 but was also published for Amiga, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, 3DO, Game Gear, PlayStation, Saturn, Game Boy. In Road Rash you're a motorcycle racer ...
  • Electronic Games Arcade Awards: The best of 1980

    Electronic Games Arcade Awards: The best of 1980

    17th September 2022top games and awards
    Electronic Games was the first magazine dedicated to the video game world, published in the United States. Electronic Games ran from October 15 1981 to 1997 under different titles (Computer Entertainment, Intelligent Gamer, etc).The magazine is notable for holding the first Game of the Year Award ceremony, called (obviously) the ...
  • Maniac Mansion Deluxe: a remake

    Maniac Mansion Deluxe: a remake

    10th September 2022adventure, remakes and sequels
    Maniac Mansion Deluxe is the unofficial sequel to the acclaimed point & click adventure game released by LucasFilm in 1987. Maniac Mansion Deluxe it's a fan-made adventure developed by LucasFans Games and released in 2004 and it's a complete remake of Maniac Mansion in every aspect, developed using the Adventure Game Studio ...
  • Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1982

    Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1982

    3rd September 2022top games and awards
    Electronic Games was the first magazine dedicated to the video game world, published in the United States. Electronic Games ran from October 15 1981 to 1997 under different titles (Computer Entertainment, Intelligent Gamer, etc). The magazine is notable for holding the first Game of the Year Award ceremony, called (obviously) the Arcade Awards. ...
  • X-COM Apocalypse: a different X-COM

    X-COM Apocalypse: a different X-COM

    27th August 2022remakes and sequels, simulation, strategy
    X-COM: Apocalypse is the third installment of the very popular X-COM franchise. After X-COM: Ufo Defence and Terror From the Deep, fans expected another smash hit. Apocalypse is quite different under many aspects, from gameplay to aesthetics. X-COM Apocalypse was designed by Julian Gollop (the same designer that brought the ...
  • Retro adventure: Future Wars Adventure in Time

    Retro adventure: Future Wars Adventure in Time

    20th August 2022adventure
    "The look and gameplay of Future Wars owes a lot to the Sierra On-Line style of arcade adventure. But, where the Sierra games are simple and quite accessible, Future Wars is complex and hard to get into. I'd say curiosity is probably the main motivating force when playing this ...
  • The first Civilization

    The first Civilization

    13th August 2022strategy
    I clearly remember the first time I played Civilization. It was, perhaps, the first time I played a 4X game (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate). It took me a fair amount of time to learn the mechanics, understand the pace of the game, the gameplay and to finally beat the computer ...
  • Hooligans: one of the most controversial games ever released

    Hooligans: one of the most controversial games ever released

    6th August 2022strategy
    Apparently, Hooligans is one of the most controversial games ever made. I say apparently simply because I've never played Hooligans back then. A few weeks ago I spent half an hour playing the tutorial mission and I have to admit that I felt uncomfortable walking around thrashing benches and beating ...
  • The Aethra Chronicles Volume One: Celystra's Bane

    The Aethra Chronicles Volume One: Celystra's Bane

    30th July 2022RPG
    The Aethra Chronicles is not a well know RPG, but it deserves some praise. It was developed by only one person (Micheal Lawrence) and, as the title implies, was intended to be the first volume of a saga. Unfortunately, volume two and three were never made. For a shareware game, ...
  • Daggerfall: the second chapter of the Elder Scrolls

    Daggerfall: the second chapter of the Elder Scrolls

    23rd July 2022RPG
    The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall is an old school first-person 3D RPG developed by Bethesda Softworks and released in 1996 for DOS. Daggerfall is the second chapter in The Elder Scrolls Series. The open world gameplay, the procedural generation of dungeons and the freedom of exploring and taking on the quests at ...
  • Mobygames awards: Games of the Year

    Mobygames awards: Games of the Year

    16th July 2022top games and awards
    Mobygames is perhaps the biggest video game database on the Internet, as many of you already know. What you might not know is that Mobygames has a Games Of The Year award... well... sort of. The "best games" are automatically chosen among the ones with the highest critic scores. That's ...
  • Powermonger, by Bullfrog

    Powermonger, by Bullfrog

    9th July 2022simulation, strategy
    Powermonger is a real time strategy game where the player must defeat the opponents by conquering towns and tipping the balance of power in his/her favor. This is done by giving orders to soldiers and captains and by accumulating enough resources (food and equipment) to survive and ultimately win.
  • It Came From The Desert: giant ants from the 50s

    It Came From The Desert: giant ants from the 50s

    5th July 2022action, adventure
    It Came from the Desert is an abandonware action-adventure game developed by Cinemaware and released in 1990 for PC (DOS) and Amiga. It Came From the Desert is an action-adventure game with a peculiar flavor: it's set in the 50s, in the USA, and it's based on those old monster movies ...
  • Classic shoot'em up: Xenon 2

    Classic shoot'em up: Xenon 2

    2nd July 2022shooter
    Xenon 2: Megablast is a classic shoot'em up developed by Bitmap Brothers and released by Image Works in 1990 for DOS and for a plethora of other systems. Xenon was good, Xenon 2 was far better. Compared to today standards Xenon 2 is perhaps a mediocre shoot 'em up, but at the time every ...
  • Simon The Sorcerer: point and click humor

    Simon The Sorcerer: point and click humor

    25th June 2022adventure
    Simon the Sorcerer is adventure game designed by Simon Woodroffe, developed and published by Adventure Soft and released in 1993. Often overlooked, Simon The Sorcerer is one of the finest point & click adventure games ever designed for DOS. In an era dominated by LucasFilm Games (later renamed LucasArts) and Sierra, ...
  • The best first-person party-based RPGs according to you

    The best first-person party-based RPGs according to you

    18th June 2022RPG, top games and awards
    Party-based role-playing games with a first person perspective became popular after the release of Dungeon Master in 1989. Before Dungeon Master only a handful RPGs used first-person as a point of view, the Bard's Tale and Wizardry series among others.Dungeon Master managed to create a very neat user interface without ...
  • Colonization: a Civilization spin-off

    Colonization: a Civilization spin-off

    11th June 2022simulation, strategy
    Colonization is a turn based strategy 4x game. The setting is the European colonization of the new world. Colonization gameplay and interface are similar to Civilization, another Sid Meier game. However, there are some differences between Civilization and Colonization: playable nations (the European powers of the time), resources and commodities, ...
  • Quarantine: blood on the road

    Quarantine: blood on the road

    4th June 2022racing
    Quarantine is a first-person shooter / driving game hybrid set in a dark dystopian futuristic city where the player drives around in a taxi cab, picking up passengers and killing everyone else. If you loved Carmageddon, you will also like Quarantine. Stay away if you don't like gratuitous violence, gore and ...
  • Fighting with Body Blows by Team17

    Fighting with Body Blows by Team17

    28th May 2022action
    Back when I was the proud owner of an Amiga 500, if you wanted to play good fighting games (and you didn't own a console) you had to seek out the nearest arcades and spend coin after coin trying to learn every move of games like Mortal Kombat ore Street Fighter 2....