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Abandonware DOS is an ever-expanding archive of classic PC games originally released for DOS, Windows, and Macintosh. A database of games that date back to the 80s and 90s, and they are available for download. With Abandonware DOS, you can fully satisfy your nostalgia for retro gaming. Start your exploration by browsing through genres, keywords, release years, or explore recently added games.

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DX-Ball 2
actionWindows XP/98/95
Last Action Hero
Silicon Dreams
Chessmaster 9000
strategyWindows XP/98/95, Mac OS

Retro games and abandonware spotlight

  • MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy

    MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy

    25th May 2024RPG
    MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy is a science fiction role-playing game (RPG) released in 1990. The Zhodani Conspiracy is the first installment in the MegaTraveller series and was developed by Paragon Software. MegaTraveller 1 takes place in the Traveller universe's Third Imperium, a vast interstellar empire. The plot revolves around a conspiracy involving the Zhodani Consulate, one of the major interstellar polities in the Traveller universe. The Zhodani are known for their psychic ...
  • Action-adventure: from Alone in the Dark to Tomb Raider

    Action-adventure: from Alone in the Dark to Tomb Raider

    18th May 2024action, adventure
    The action-adventure genre in video games is a dynamic and diverse category that combines elements of both action and adventure. Action-adventure games typically feature strong storytelling elements. Players assume the role of a protagonist or a group of characters who embark on a quest, journey, or mission. Exploration often plays a crucial role in advancing the storyline and character development.  Adventure elements ...
  • Mario Bros VGA: a remake

    Mario Bros VGA: a remake

    Mario Bros VGA is a fan made remake of the original Mario Bros by Nintendo, the game that popularized the character of Mario, the italian plumber first saw in Donkey Kong. Mario Bros VGA is a fixed-screen platform arcade game that truly shines when played in co-op with a friend.
  • Princess Maker 2: a fantasy life simulation

    Princess Maker 2: a fantasy life simulation

    4th May 2024simulation
    Princess Maker 2 is a life simulation anime-style game developed by Gainax in 1993. In Princess Maker 2, the player is the father of a young princess and must tutor and raise her to the age of 18 by scheduling jobs, school classes and programming other activities. The princess is defined by attributes (strength, cooking, etc.) that will change depending on the kind of tasks the player will assign her.
  • Abandonware action games: platformers, brawlers, arcades

    Abandonware action games: platformers, brawlers, arcades

    27th April 2024action
    Action video games are all about speed, fast moving and dexterity. The main action varies according to the kind of game, which can include jumping from platforms, running, beating up other human players or computer controlled adversaries, etc. If the action is focused on shooting adversaries, the game belongs to the shooter genre. There's also the action-adventure genre, where the action elements are less ...
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Featured themes

  • Based on toys

    Based on toys: Trolls

    abandonware 1992 Based on toys
    Surprisingly, despite the natural synergy between toys and video games, there aren't as many video games based on toy lines as one might expect. However, several iconic toy brands have successfully made the leap into the digital entertainment world, becoming well-known franchises in both arenas.Notable examples include
  • Lemmings

    Lemmings: Lemmings 3D

    abandonware 1995 Lemmings
    The "Lemmings" video game series is a classic puzzle game franchise that originated in the late 1980s. It was created by DMA Design and published by Psygnosis. The series gained immense popularity and has seen numerous sequels, spin-offs, and adaptations across various platforms.The gameplay of Lemmings revolves around guiding a group of small creatures known as lemmings through hazardous environments and obstacles....
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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.

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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.

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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.