Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware DOS retro gaming spotlight

  • From Sierra Online: Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist

    From Sierra Online: Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist

    19th November 2022adventure
    Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist is a comedy point & click adventure game set in the old American West designed by Al Lowe and Josh Mandel, developed and released by Sierra On-Line in 1993 for DOS, Windows and Macintosh. Initially released on floppy, Freddy Pharkas was later re-released on CD-ROM as a ...
  • Bureaucracy: interactive fiction

    Bureaucracy: interactive fiction

    22nd October 2022adventure
    Bureaucracy is an abandoned text-adventure game designed by Douglas Adams (yes, the writer of The Hitchhiker Guide of the Galaxy), developed and published by Infocom in 1987. Bureaucracy is a peculiar interactive fiction; the game challenges you to solve frustrating bureaucratic problems in a world populated by strange characters. Game info ...
  • Point & click: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

    Point & click: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

    8th October 2022adventure
    Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is a graphical point and click adventure game created by LucasArts and published in 1992, based on the popular movie character. As the famous archaeologist Indiana Jones, you will travel the world searching for the mythical land of Atlantis. Fate of Atlantis is 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Space Questing with Sierra On-Line

    Space Questing with Sierra On-Line

    21st May 2022adventure
    Space Quest games are all somewhat "abandoned". Sierra is defunct and no one is maintaining the old Space Quest games. (Un)fortunately a few digital stores have Space Quest games in their catalog (see GOG) and that's why almost all Sierra games on Abandonware DOS aren't available for download.The ...
  • The Zork universe: an underground empire

    The Zork universe: an underground empire

    7th May 2022adventure
    Zork is one of the most popular text-adventures and one of the first interactive fiction games ever created. The first Zork was developed in the seventies and ported on various platform by Infocom in the early 80s. Infocom was one of the most prolific developers of text-adventures for home ...
  • Quest for Glory 2: Trial by Fire - Adventure and RPG mixed

    Quest for Glory 2: Trial by Fire - Adventure and RPG mixed

    5th March 2022adventure, RPG
    Quest for Glory 2: Trial by Fire is a the second chapter in the Quest for Glory series. Trial by Fire is an adventure game with RPG elements (at the very start the player must choose a class from the three available: fighter, wizard, thief) set in a fantasy setting inspired ...
  • Adventure Construction Set: build your own CRPG

    Adventure Construction Set: build your own CRPG

    12th February 2022adventure, RPG
    Adventure Construction Set is an abandoned application developed by Stuart Smith and published for DOS, Amiga, Apple II and Commodore 64 by Electronic Arts in 1987. As the name suggests, ACS is a game-building system (we're talking about adventure RPGs) that lets you edit maps, items, creatures, etc. Included with ACS is ...
  • Loom: a fantasy adventure by Lucasfilm

    Loom: a fantasy adventure by Lucasfilm

    29th January 2022adventure
    Loom is one of the first graphic adventures released by Lucasfilm Games. It was designed by Brian Moriarty and it follows a fantasy theme. There's no inventory and it lacks classic commands like "look", "take", etc. You can play tunes using a combination of notes in order to interact with ...
  • Cadaver and Cadaver: The Payoff

    Cadaver and Cadaver: The Payoff

    20th November 2021action, adventure
    Cadaver (and the expansion Cadaver: The Payoff) is a blend of adventure and platform game developed by Bitmap Brothers. The gameplay reminds me of the glorious Head over Heels with a few differences: a fantasy setting, an inventory and the fact that you can die... and I died a lot ...
  • Cruise for a Corpse: crime and mystery on a ship

    Cruise for a Corpse: crime and mystery on a ship

    23rd October 2021adventure
    Cruise for a Corpse is a point and click adventure game developed by Delphine Software, the same guys behind Flashback, Operation Stealth and Future Wars.Cruise for a Corpse borrows heavily from Agatha Christie style and it's entirely set on a single cruise ship. If you like detective stories, go ...
  • Retro game spotlight: Legend of Kyrandia (1992)

    Retro game spotlight: Legend of Kyrandia (1992)

    18th September 2021adventure
    Legend of Kyrandia is the first installment of the series of the same name. Kyrandia is a classic point & click adventure game set in a fantasy world; it was developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin in 1992.There are different versions of the original Legend of Kyrandia. One ...
  • Developer spotlight: Magnetic Scrolls

    Developer spotlight: Magnetic Scrolls

    11th September 2021adventure
    Magnetic Scrolls was a British video game company active between 1984 and 1992. It was one of the most acclaimed interactive fiction developers of the 1980s and developed games such as The Pawn, Fish!, Guild of Thieves.Based In: United Kingdom United Kingdom Founded By: Anita Sinclair, Ken Gordon, Hugh Steers Established ...
  • 1986 in retro gaming: Archon, Karateka, Space Quest

    1986 in retro gaming: Archon, Karateka, Space Quest

    24th July 2021action, adventure, strategy
    30 years ago, computer gaming was growing slowly. Computers like the C64 and the Spectrum were the main source of digital amusement among Home Computer owners. Finally after a few disappointing years, in 1986 a handful of interesting games began to conquer the PC public:Archon was an hybrid between an ...
  • Games set in South America

    Games set in South America

    12th June 2021adventure
    Video games set in South America usually involve Inca or Aztec cultures and mythology. Typical South American settings and cliches are: the jungle, the Amazon, ancient temples, guerrilla warfare, petty dictators, etc.Here's a few of them:Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures  Windows 3.x 1996 LucasArts Flight of the ...
  • Telarium: early interactive fiction

    Telarium: early interactive fiction

    5th June 2021adventure
    Telarium was known for interactive fiction adventure games with graphics. Their adventure games were almost all based on novels such as Farenheit 451 and Rendez Vous With Rama. Telarium often cooperated with the authors of those books.Based in: U.S.A. Established in: 1984 Closed in: 1987 gamegenrereleasedAmazonadventure1984Dragon Worldadventure1984Farenheit 451...
  • Plan 9 From Outer Space: inspired by a B movie

    Plan 9 From Outer Space: inspired by a B movie

    29th May 2021adventure
    "There was so much potential for a decent game within Plan 9's dire plot and general naffness that the game seems a real cop-out. I'm a real fan of all those awful B-movies, and likes of The Creature From The Black Lagoon and King Kong are just gagging for ...