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Abandonware games by year of release

The vast majority of games and applications published or reviewed here on Abandonware DOS were released approximately between 1980 and 1999. As you can see - just look at the numbers - the golden years of DOS gaming were the end of the 80s and the first half of the 90s.

That doesn't mean there aren't good DOS games released earlier or later, but if you want to understand what the DOS scene were like, look for the first years of the 90s.


year number of games popular games
1979 1 VisiCalc 1.0
1981 6 Wizardry 1: Proving grounds of the mad overlord
Softporn Adventure
Akalabeth: World of Doom
1982 23 Zork I: The Great Underground Empire
PC-Man
Microsoft Decathlon
1983 50 The Hobbit
Donkey Kong
Lode Runner
1984 64 Soko-Ban
Alley Cat
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1985 66 Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar
Ultima 3: Exodus
Spacewar
1986 76 Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter
Wordstar 4
Alter Ego: Female Version
1987 125 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards
Ultima 1: The First Age of Darkness
Tetris
1988 172 Arkanoid
Pool of Radiance
Ultima 5: Warriors of Destiny
1989 251 SimCity
Bubble Bobble
Pipe Dream
1990 238 Prince of Persia
The Secret of Monkey Island
The Oregon Trail
1991 191 Civilization
Eye of the Beholder
Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon
1992 235 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate
Street Fighter 2
Dune
1993 222 Doom
The Settlers
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame
1994 160 X-COM: Ufo Defense
Warcraft: Orcs and Humans
Disney's Aladdin
1995 131 True love
Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness
The Need for Speed
1996 90 Civilization 2
Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
1997 68 Virtua Cop 2
Magic: The Gathering
Age of Empires
1998 37 Dune 2000
House of the Dead
Norton Commander 5.5
1999 28 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings
SimCity 3000
Three Sisters' Story
2000 11 3D Ultra Lionel Traintown
Zeus: Master of Olympus
Patrician 2: Quest for Power
2001 14 Arcanum: of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
Empire Earth
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
2002 11 Sid Meier's SimGolf
Roller Coaster Tycoon 2
Icewind Dale 2
2003 4 Uplink: Hacker Elite
Van Buren (Fallout 3)
Master of Orion 3
2004 3 Blues Brothers RPG
Dark Horizons Lore: Invasion
Pyjamarama
2005 2 Gal Pani X
Baseball Mogul 2006
2007 1 Doszip Commander
2008 1 D-Fend Reloaded
2009 1 Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars
2017 1 DBGL: DOSBox Game Launcher
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