Retro games and abandonware spotlight
17th February 2024shooterRaiden is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up game developed by Seibu Kaihatsu and first released in arcades in 1990 and later for many home computers and consoles. Raiden follows the classic vertical scrolling shoot 'em up format. Players control a spaceship known as the R-9C "Red-Ray" and navigate vertically scrolling levels filled with waves of enemy aircraft, tanks, and other adversaries. The objective is to destroy as many enemies ...
abandonware 1990 Winter sportsWinter sports - as the name suggests - are athletic activities or competitions that take place on snow or ice during the winter months. These sports often require specific conditions provided by cold temperatures and frozen surfaces. Examples of winter sports are: skiing, ice hockey, snowboard, biathlon.
protected 1991 Might and Magic
The Might and Magic series is a long-running franchise of role-playing video games known for its rich fantasy world, deep gameplay mechanics, and immersive storytelling. The whole series was developed by New World Computing and lasted untile the 2000s. The success of the first game led to numerous sequels and spin-offs, each expanding upon the lore and gameplay of the original.
The Heroes of Might and Magic series is a spin-off of the popular Might and Magic RPG franchise, focusing on turn-based strategy and tactical combat within a fantasy setting....
To abandonware or not?
Where does the love for old abandoned games comes from? Our childhood, perhaps. What's left of that age? What do we miss so much? The long afternoons spent walking in the worlds of Ultima or the hours passed impersonating Duke Nukem. Here we are now, slightly aged, eager to pay homage to all those wonderful DOS games.
After all, it's about the passion for old games and a little bit of nostalgia.
The games listed on Abandonware DOS are no longer supported by their respective developers (as far as I know... I often check sites like Steam and GOG). If you find out that a game is still on sale or "protected", please let me know and I'll remove it from Abandonware DOS as soon as possible.How to run DOS games on Windows?
What does abandonware mean?
Abandonware is a word that describes a software (game or application) no longer supported by its developers or its publishers and is no longer available for sale in any form (digital or retail).
When we talk about abandonware we usually refer to old games for systems no longer available to the public such as DOS, Commodore 64, Amiga, Spectrum, etc.
Some "abandoned" games are still on sale, that's why you will find games tagged as "protected" on Abandonware DOS.How to run old Windows games on Windows 10?
Is abandonware safe?
There's a misconception about abandonware: since it's about old games, there's no security involved. It's not like that, al least not on Abandonware DOS. Every single Windows and DOS game on this site was personally tested. Every game was played on a computer with all kinds of tools: antivirus, antispam, etc.
That said, there's the possibility of a false positive: your software tells you there's a virus but there's no such thing. I can't speak for other abandonware sites, but I can assure you that I take all the necessary measures to keep the games on Abandonware DOS safe.