Abandonware DOS title

Game company profile: Microsoft

Games by Microsoft

A chronological list of games published or developed by Microsoft from 1981 to 2001 on Abandonware DOS for DOS, Windows, Linux or Mac.
  • donkey-bas
    1981DOSracing racing: car
  • microsoft-decathlon
    1982DOSsports olympic sports, multi-sport
  • gw-basic-3
    1988DOSapplication programming

    GW-BASIC (short for Gee Whiz BASIC) is a dialect of the BASIC programming language that was developed by Microsoft. It's one of the early implementations of BASIC and was included as the default programming environment in early versions of the MS-DOS operating system.GW-BASIC was initially released with MS-DOS 2.0 in 1983. Subsequent versions of MS-DOS included updated versions of GW-BASIC.

  • microsoft-flight-simulator-3-0
    1988DOSvehicle simulation civilian flight simulation, flight simulation
  • microsoft-flight-simulator-4-0
    1989DOSMacvehicle simulation civilian flight simulation, flight simulation
  • tetris-2-0
    1990Windows XP/98/95puzzle falling blocks
  • qbasic
    1991DOSapplication programming

    QBasic, or QuickBASIC, was an interpreted version of the BASIC programming language developed by Microsoft. It was designed to be easy to learn and use, making it accessible to beginners and hobbyist programmers. QBasic was part of Microsoft's QuickBASIC product line, which included both compiled and interpreted versions of the language. QBasic gained popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s, particularly for educational purposes and hobbyist programming.

  • qbasic-gorillas
    1991DOSstrategyfreeware artillery
  • qbasic-nibbles
  • rodent-s-revenge
    1991Windows 3.xpuzzle action puzzle
  • minesweeper
    1992Windows 3.xpuzzle math puzzle
  • visual-basic-3
    1993Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.xapplication programming

    Visual Basic 3 (VB3) is a programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) released by Microsoft in 1993. It is part of the Visual Basic (VB) series, which is known for its ease of use and rapid application development capabilities. Visual Basic 3 was a significant step forward in the evolution of the Visual Basic language and played a key role in popularizing visual programming for Windows applications.

  • microsoft-diagnostics-3-01
    1994DOSapplication utility
  • microsoft-space-simulator
    1994DOSvehicle simulation space simulation
  • monster-truck-madness
    1996Windows XP/98/95racing racing: off-road, racing: unusual vehicles
  • age-of-empires
    1997Windows XP/98/95strategyprotected real-time strategy

    Age of Empires, published by Microsoft and developed by Ensemble Studios, is one of the most popular historical RTS and started a successful series. The player must guide a civilization from prehistory to the iron age, battling other civilizations, building and gathering resources.

  • dilbert-s-desktop-games
    1997Windows XP/98/95action
  • age-of-empires-2-the-age-of-kings
    1999Windows XP/98/95strategyprotected real-time strategy
  • midtown-madness
    1999Windows XP/98/95racing racing: car

    Midtown Madness is a car racing game developed by Angel Studios (later known as Rockstar San Diego) and released by Microsoft in 1999 for Windows. Midtown Madness is known for its open-world design, allowing players to explore a virtual representation of Chicago and engage in various racing events and challenges within the city.

  • zoo-tycoon
    2001Windows XP/98/95simulation business simulation