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Every old PC game listed on Abandonware DOS is defined by one or more keywords or themes describing an aspect or a feature of the game. A few examples: "cyberpunk", "fantasy", "turn-based" or "dungeon crawler". Keywords change from time to time. Sometimes I delete or rename a keyword or, more often, I add new ones. To find the games you're looking for just click on a keyword.

The number inside the blue circle shows the number of games related to that keyword.

keyword number of games
advergame 13
alternate history 24
amusement park 4
anime, manga 20
arcade classic 74
based on a board game 49
based on a cartoon 19
based on a movie 70
based on a novel 63
based on a TV game show 8
based on a TV series 21
based on comic books 33
based on toys 7
canceled game 3
Christmas 6
coin-op conversion 97
crime and mystery 77
cyberpunk 22
dark fantasy 9
DC Comics 3
detective 16
dystopia 46
Engine: AGI 15
Engine: AGOS 5
Engine: Build engine 7
Engine: Delphine Cinematique 3
Engine: DGDS 3
Engine: Doom engine (id Tech 1) 5
Engine: Freescape 6
Engine: Genie 3
Engine: Gold Box SSI 13
Engine: ICOM MacVenture 4
Engine: Infinity Engine 4
Engine: Infocom InfoComics 4
Engine: M.A.D.S. 4
Engine: Pie in the Sky 7
Engine: SCI 28
Engine: SCUMM 12
Engine: Synergistic Software's World Builder 5
Engine: Virtual Theatre 4
Engine: Wolfenstein 3D engine 9
Engine: XnGine 3
epoch: 19th century 35
epoch: american civil war 10
epoch: ancient Egypt 9
epoch: ancient Greece 7
epoch: ancient Rome 10
epoch: cold war 29
epoch: medieval 45
epoch: modern world 389
epoch: prehistory 14
epoch: Vietnam war 8
epoch: western 13
epoch: World War I 7
epoch: World War II 67
erotic, adult 46
espionage 36
fables and fairy tales 14
fangame 11
fantasy 360
female protagonist 49
for kids 12
gameplay: auto mapping 85
gameplay: class-based 113
gameplay: collection of games 45
gameplay: educational 49
gameplay: level editor 72
gameplay: open world 114
gameplay: party-based 130
gameplay: procedural generation 46
gameplay: squad management 14
gameplay: stealth 14
gameplay: trading 35
gameplay: turn based 365
genre: 4x 22
genre: action puzzle 37
genre: action RPG 29
genre: american football 10
genre: artillery 5
genre: baseball 14
genre: basketball 10
genre: beat 'em up 23
genre: boxing 6
genre: business simulation 58
genre: cards 22
genre: casino 6
genre: chess 14
genre: city building 15
genre: civilian flight simulation 9
genre: dungeon crawl 56
genre: emulator 3
genre: falling blocks 16
genre: fighting 28
genre: file archiver 3
genre: first-person action-adventure 9
genre: first-person party-based RPG 54
genre: first-person shooter 57
genre: fishing 3
genre: flight simulation 65
genre: game development 3
genre: god game 10
genre: golf 10
genre: graphic adventure with text parser 22
genre: graphics editor 3
genre: helicopter simulation 10
genre: hockey 8
genre: interactive fiction 115
genre: interactive movie 9
genre: interpreter 4
genre: isometric action-adventure 14
genre: JRPG 12
genre: life simulation 10
genre: math puzzle 4
genre: maze 45
genre: mech simulation 4
genre: metroidvania 8
genre: miniature golf 3
genre: multisport 18
genre: naval simulation 14
genre: olympic sports 9
genre: physics puzzle 4
genre: pinball 13
genre: platform 152
genre: point and click adventure 151
genre: poker 15
genre: political simulation 14
genre: pool / snooker 6
genre: programming 8
genre: puzzle adventure 8
genre: racing: boat 4
genre: racing: car 63
genre: racing: Formula 1 8
genre: racing: futuristic 9
genre: racing: motorcycle 11
genre: racing: off-road 4
genre: rail shooter 6
genre: real-time strategy 41
genre: real-time tactics 26
genre: realistic space simulation 4
genre: reveal the picture 7
genre: roguelike 21
genre: run and gun 38
genre: sandbox RPG 26
genre: sandbox strategy 24
genre: shoot 'em up 96
genre: shooting gallery 10
genre: soccer 22
genre: sokoban 10
genre: sound editor 1
genre: space combat 22
genre: space exploration 17
genre: space simulation 35
genre: spreadsheet 2
genre: submarine simulation 7
genre: tank simulation 9
genre: tennis 6
genre: third-person action-adventure 16
genre: third-person shooter 7
genre: tile-matching 25
genre: trivia / quiz 10
genre: turn-based strategy 143
genre: turn-based tactics 68
genre: unconventional sports 24
genre: vehicular combat 13
genre: visual novel 10
genre: volleyball 3
genre: wargame 52
genre: word processor 4
genre: word puzzle 13
genre: wrestling 4
graphics: false 3D 74
graphics: first person 3D 240
graphics: fixed 3D 12
graphics: fixed screen 208
graphics: full motion video 18
graphics: hex based 56
graphics: isometric 149
graphics: multi-directional scroller 148
graphics: rotoscoping 16
graphics: side-scroller 194
graphics: text-based 188
graphics: third person 3D 67
graphics: top down 532
graphics: vector graphics 11
graphics: vertical-scroller 40
hacking 11
haunted house 14
health 8
historical 100
horror 68
humor 108
law enforcement 33
martial arts 29
Marvel comics 6
military 116
multiplayer: co-op 66
multiplayer: hotseat 173
multiplayer: Internet 60
multiplayer: LAN 90
multiplayer: modem 118
multiplayer: PBEM (play by e-mail) 18
multiplayer: PvP (player VS player) 149
multiplayer: split screen 37
mythology 22
nudity 36
pirates 11
post-apocalyptic 30
religion 2
remake 24
robots / mechs 34
romance 12
science fantasy 14
science fiction 485
setting: Africa 13
setting: China 13
setting: Europe 65
setting: Japan 10
setting: Mars 8
setting: Middle East 22
setting: North America 52
setting: South America 20
space 115
sports license 35
steampunk 7
stock exchange 8
superheroes 15
time travel 15
trains 13
universe: BattleTech 5
universe: Disney 11
universe: Dungeons & Dragons 36
universe: Elite 4
universe: Indiana Jones 6
universe: Mario Bros 6
universe: Sherlock Holmes 7
universe: Star Trek 12
universe: Star Wars 11
universe: The Lord of the Rings 10
universe: Ultima 15
universe: Warhammer 3
universe: Zork 12
urban setting 129
vampires 12
variant: Asteroids clones 5
variant: Breakout clones 7
variant: BurgerTime clones 3
variant: Donkey Kong clones 7
variant: Pac-Man clones 12
variant: Q*Bert clones 4
variant: Qix clones 9
variant: Space Invaders clones 7
variant: Tetris clones 7
zombies 8
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