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  • 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 ...
  • GOG Black Friday sale

    GOG Black Friday sale

    24th November 2022deals and free games
    Good Old Games is hosting a Black Friday sale. It's call Black Friday, but it lasts a whole week! And there's bundles! Strategy bundle, RPG bundle, kinky bundle (...) build your own bundle (Team17, Microids, etc.). I think I'm going to buy one of the old Heroes of Might and Magic ...
  • 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 ...
  • Witchaven: a fantasy first-person slasher

    Witchaven: a fantasy first-person slasher

    12th November 2022action, shooter
    Witchaven is an abandoned fantasy first-person shooter (or "slasher", since you'll wield melee weapons) developed by Capstone and released by IntraCorp in 1995 for DOS and Windows. Witchaven includes RPG elements such as experience and leveling your character but it's primarily an action game with swords and spells.More info about ...
  • A game to play on Christmas day: Holiday Lemmings

    A game to play on Christmas day: Holiday Lemmings

    5th November 2022puzzle
    Lemmings was one of the most iconic puzzle games ever made. It was also one of the most inventive. The idea behind those tiny furred punk suicidal rodents is truly a stroke of genius. Not surprisingly, after the huge success of the first game a lot of sequels followed. Holiday ...
  • GDC Spotlight Awards - 1998

    GDC Spotlight Awards - 1998

    29th October 2022top games and awards
    The Spotlight Awards was a video game awards event hosted in the 1990s at the GDC (Games Developers Conference) that covered a lot of gaming platforms.The best video games for 1998 according to the Spotlight awards were:Age of Empires Annual Achievement Award for Game Design and DevelopmentBlade Runner Best ...
  • 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 ...
  • Retro RPG spotlight: Bloodwych

    Retro RPG spotlight: Bloodwych

    15th October 2022RPG
    Bloodwych is an abandoned RPG set in the fantasy world of Trazere. Two players can play at the same time in split screen mode, a feature that was unusual at the time, especially for an RPG. Bloodwych was released in 1989 by Image Works for DOS, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ...