Abandonware DOS title

Game company profile: Sierra On-Line

Sierra On-Line, Inc., commonly known as Sierra, was a pioneering American video game developer and publisher that played a significant role in shaping the early computer gaming industry. The company was founded in 1979 by husband-and-wife team Ken and Roberta Williams and was based in California.

Sierra is renowned for its innovative and diverse range of games, including graphical adventure games, simulation games, and other genres. The company was known for its commitment to high-quality storytelling, immersive gameplay, and cutting-edge graphics and technology.

In 1996, Sierra On-Line was acquired by CUC International, which later became known as Cendant Corporation. The subsequent years saw various changes in ownership and restructuring. Sierra's influence waned in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and the company's brand gradually faded.

Based in:
U.S.A. U.S.A.
Founded by:
Ken Williams, Roberta Williams
Established in:
1979
Closed in:
2002
Sierra On-Line site:
Wiki page:
Sierra On-Line

Games by Sierra On-Line

A chronological list of games published or developed by Sierra On-Line from 1981 to 2001 on Abandonware DOS for DOS, Windows, Linux or Mac.
softporn-adventure

Softporn Adventure

1981DOSadventurefreeware interactive fiction
adventure-in-serenia

Adventure in Serenia

1982DOSadventure interactive fiction
crossfire

Crossfire

1982DOSshooter shoot 'em up
frogger

Frogger

1983DOSaction
mine-shaft

Mine Shaft

1983DOSaction maze
ultima-2-revenge-of-the-enchantress

Ultima 2: Revenge of the Enchantress

1983DOSrpg top-down party-based RPG
The second chapter of the Ultima saga is much similar to the first one (same top down visual, same dungeon 3d visual, same gameplay), although there are many small improvements. The series begins to take the shape of the detailed, deep, rpg saga that gamers will always remember.
bc-s-quest-for-tires

BC's Quest for Tires

1984DOSaction
king-s-quest-1-quest-for-the-crown

King's Quest 1: Quest for the Crown

1984DOSadventure graphic adventure with text parser
King's Quest: Quest for the Crown is the first game in the popular series of King's Quest. Developed by Sierra On-line, King's Quest is an early adventure game (one of the first animated adventures), a step up from the classic graphical interactive fiction of the time. The player can use the keyword both to move the character around the game world AND to perform actions in text adventure style, by typing verbs and nouns.
oil-s-well

Oil's Well

1984DOSaction maze, action puzzle
troll-s-tale

Troll's Tale

1984DOSadventure
king-s-quest-2-romancing-the-throne

King's Quest 2: Romancing the Throne

1985DOSadventureprotected graphic adventure with text parser
mickey-s-space-adventure

Mickey's Space Adventure

1985DOSadventure graphic adventure with text parser
sierra-championship-boxing

Sierra Championship Boxing

1985DOSMacsports boxing
Sierra Championship Boxing is an abandoned sports boxing game, developed by Evryware and released by Sierra On-Line in 1985. You can issue instructions to the boxer between rounds, create custom boxers or choose from a list of predefined boxers.
donald-duck-s-playground

Donald Duck's Playground

1986DOSadventure
king-s-quest-3-to-heir-is-human

King's Quest 3: To Heir is Human

1986DOSMacadventureprotected graphic adventure with text parser
King's Quest 3: To Heir is Human is a fantasy adventure game designed by Roberta Williams, developed and published by Sierra On-Line in 1986 for DOS and for other platforms such as Apple 2, Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh. King's Quest 3: To Heir is Human is also part of the King's quest series.
space-quest-1-the-sarien-encounter

Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter

1986DOSMacadventure graphic adventure with text parser
Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter is an abandoned adventure game designed by Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy, developed by Sierra On-Line and released in 1986 for DOS. Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter is the first game in the Space Quest series with protagonist the clumsy Roger Wilco and it's one of the most popular AGI adventures created by Sierra in a time when point & click wasn't invented yet.
the-black-cauldron

The Black Cauldron

1986DOSadventurefreeware graphic adventure with text parser
3-d-helicopter-simulator

3-D Helicopter Simulator

1987DOSvehicle simulation civilian flight simulation, helicopter simulation, flight simulation
leisure-suit-larry-1-in-the-land-of-the-lounge-lizards

Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards

1987DOSadventure graphic adventure with text parser
Leisure Suit Larry: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards is the first adventure of the Leisure Suit Larry series, created by Al Lowe and published by Sierra On-Line. As a virgin male in his forties, your goal is to, well, find the woman of your dreams. In 1991 Sierra released a VGA remake.
mixed-up-mother-goose

Mixed-up Mother Goose

1987DOSadventure graphic adventure with text parser
police-quest-1-in-pursuit-of-the-death-angel

Police Quest 1: In Pursuit of the Death Angel

1987DOSadventure graphic adventure with text parser
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel is a classic adventure game designed by Jim Walls, developed and released by Sierra On-Line in 1987 for DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Apple II. Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel is the first chapter in the Police Quest series.
space-quest-2-vohaul-s-revenge

Space Quest 2: Vohaul's Revenge

1987DOSadventureprotected graphic adventure with text parser
thexder

Thexder

1987DOSaction platform
gold-rush

Gold Rush!

1988DOSadventureprotected graphic adventure with text parser
king-s-quest-4-the-perils-of-rosella

King's Quest 4: The Perils of Rosella

1988DOSadventureprotected point and click adventure
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella is an adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line in 1988. It is the fourth installment in the popular King's Quest series created by Roberta Williams. The game was originally released for MS-DOS and Apple II computers and later ported to other platforms.The story of King's Quest IV follows Princess Rosella, the daughter of King Graham and Queen Valanice. Players take on the role of Rosella as the protagonist. The game begins with Rosella being magically transported to the land of Tamir by the enigmatic fairy Genesta. Rosella is tasked with saving Genesta's realm, which is on the verge of destruction due to the absence of the stolen magical amulet.
leisure-suit-larry-2-goes-looking-for-love-in-several-wrong-places

Leisure Suit Larry 2: Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)

1988DOSadventure graphic adventure with text parser
manhunter-new-york

Manhunter: New York

1988DOSadventure point and click adventure
police-quest-2-the-vengeance

Police Quest 2: The Vengeance

1988DOSadventureprotected graphic adventure with text parser
Police Quest 2: The Vengeance is a graphical point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1988 as the second installment in the Police Quest series, which was created by former police officer Jim Walls.In Police Quest 2, Sonny Bonds is now a sergeant with the Lytton Police Department, and the game revolves around his efforts to solve a series of crimes and bring the perpetrators to justice. The storyline involves drug trafficking, corruption within the police force, and personal challenges for Bonds.
silpheed

Silpheed

1988DOSshooter shoot 'em up
code-name-iceman

Code-name: Iceman

1989DOSadventure graphic adventure with text parser
hero-s-quest-so-you-want-to-be-a-hero

Hero's Quest: So you want to be a hero

1989DOSadventure point and click adventure
leisure-suit-larry-3-passionate-patti-in-pursuit-of-the-pulsating-pectorals

Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals

1989DOSadventure graphic adventure with text parser
manhunter-2-san-francisco

Manhunter 2: San Francisco

1989DOSMacadventure point and click adventure
quest-for-glory-1-so-you-want-to-be-a-hero

Quest for glory 1: So you want to be a hero

1989DOSadventureprotected point and click adventure
space-quest-3-the-pirates-of-pestulon

Space Quest 3: The Pirates of Pestulon

1989DOSMacadventureprotected point and click adventure
the-colonel-s-bequest

The Colonel's Bequest

1989DOSadventureprotected
The Colonel's Bequest is a graphic adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1989 for various platforms, including MS-DOS, Amiga, and Atari ST. The game was created by Roberta Williams, co-founder of Sierra On-Line.The game is part of the "Laura Bow" series, with the full title being "Laura Bow: The Colonel's Bequest." It is a murder mystery set in the 1920s, and players take on the role of Laura Bow, an investigative journalist who is attending a family gathering at a Louisiana plantation. The family has gathered to hear the reading of Colonel Dijon's will, but things take a dark turn when murder strikes, and Laura must use her detective skills to uncover the culprit.
conquests-of-camelot-the-search-for-the-grail

Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail

1990DOSadventure graphic adventure with text parser
Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail is an old DOS point and click adventure game designed by Christy Marx, developed and published by Sierra On-Line in 1990. As the title implies, Conquests of Camelot setting is based on the Arthurian legends.
king-s-quest-5-absence-makes-the-heart-go-yonder

King's Quest 5: Absence makes the heart go yonder

1990DOSWindows 3.xadventureprotected point and click adventure
quest-for-glory-2-trial-by-fire

Quest for Glory 2: Trial by Fire

1990DOSadventureprotected point and click adventure
Quest for Glory 2: Trial by Fire is a the second chapter in the Sierra beloved Quest for Glory series. Trial by Fire is an adventure game with RPG elements (at the very start the player must choose a class from the three available: fighter, wizard, thief) set in a fantasy setting inspired by Middle East lore. It was developed ad released by Sierra On-Line for Amiga and for DOS in 1990.
red-baron

Red Baron

1990DOSvehicle simulationprotected flight simulation
rise-of-the-dragon

Rise of the Dragon

1990DOSadventure point and click adventure
Rise of the Dragon is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Dynamix in 1990. It was originally released for MS-DOS and later ported to other platforms such as the Amiga and Sega CD. The game is set in a cyberpunk-inspired future Los Angeles, where the player assumes the role of William "Blade" Hunter, a private detective tasked with stopping a dangerous new drug called "Dimension X" and rescuing the mayor's daughter from its effects.The gameplay involves exploring various locations in the city, collecting items, solving puzzles, and interacting with characters to uncover clues and progress through the story. The game features multiple endings depending on the player's choices throughout the game.
sorcerian

Sorcerian

1990DOSrpg JRPG, action RPG, metroidvania
thexder-2-firehawk

Thexder 2: Firehawk

1990DOSshooter run and gun
castle-of-dr-brain

Castle of Dr. Brain

1991DOSadventure puzzle adventure
conquests-of-the-longbow-the-legend-of-robin-hood

Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood

1991DOSadventureprotected point and click adventure
ecoquest-the-search-for-cetus

EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus

1991DOSadventure point and click adventure
gobliiins

Gobliiins

1991DOSMacadventureprotected point and click adventure
Gobliiins is a peculiar adventure game designed by Pierre Gilhodes, developed by French company Coktel Vision and released by Sierra On-Line in 1991 for DOS, Mac, Amiga and Atari ST. In Gobliiins, you control multiple goblins and you must find a way to progress to the next area by solving typical adventure puzzles. The story is almost non-existent.
heart-of-china

Heart of China

1991DOSadventure point and click adventure
jones-in-the-fast-lane

Jones in the Fast Lane

1991DOSsimulation life simulation
Jones in the Fast Lane is the kind of game that you don't see often these days. It's a mix between a digital board game and a modern day life simulation. The goal of the game is to live the life of Jones, making choices about school, work, your home, etc. Graphics is a mix of cartonish and digitized characters, very reminishent of some of the best Sierra point & click adventures.
mixed-up-fairy-tales

Mixed-up Fairy Tales

1991DOSadventure point and click adventure
nova-9-the-return-of-gir-draxon

Nova 9: The Return of Gir Draxon

1991DOSshooter first-person shooter, tank simulation
police-quest-3-the-kindred

Police Quest 3: The Kindred

1991DOSadventureprotected point and click adventure
space-quest-4-roger-wilco-and-the-time-rippers

Space Quest 4: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers

1991DOSWindows 3.xadventureprotected point and click adventure
the-adventures-of-willy-beamish

The adventures of Willy Beamish

1991DOSadventure point and click adventure
aces-of-the-pacific

Aces of the Pacific

1992DOSvehicle simulation flight simulation
crazy-nick-s-leisure-suit-larry-casino

Crazy Nick's Leisure Suit Larry Casino

1992DOSstrategy poker, cards
crazy-nick-s-parlor-games-with-laura-bow

Crazy Nick's Parlor Games with Laura Bow

1992DOSstrategy board game
inca

Inca

1992DOSaction-adventure
king-s-quest-6-heir-today-gone-tomorrow

King's Quest 6: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

1992DOSWindows 3.xadventureprotected point and click adventure
laura-bow-2-the-dagger-of-amon-ra

Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra

1992DOSWindows 3.xadventureprotected point and click adventure
Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line in 1992. The game is a sequel to The Colonel's Bequest and follows the adventures of the protagonist, Laura Bow, a young investigative journalist.In the game, the Dagger of Amon Ra is a valuable Egyptian artifact rumored to have mystical powers. The storyline revolves around a series of murders that occur during an exhibit of ancient Egyptian artifacts at a museum in 1926. The dagger becomes a central piece of the mystery, with various characters vying for its possession.
quarky-amp-quaysoo-s-turbo-science

Quarky & Quaysoo's Turbo Science

1992DOSpuzzle trivia / quiz
quest-for-glory-3-wages-of-war

Quest for glory 3: Wages of War

1992DOSadventureprotected point and click adventure
Quest for glory 3: Wages of War is the third game in the Quest for Glory series. It's an adventure game at heart but, in the tradition of the Quest for Glory games, involves combat and classes like an RPG. Quest for Glory III was designed by Corey Cole and Lori Ann Cole, developed and released by Sierra On-Line in 1992 only for DOS.
the-island-of-dr-brain

The Island of Dr. Brain

1992DOSadventure puzzle adventure
aces-over-europe

Aces Over Europe

1993DOSvehicle simulation flight simulation
betrayal-at-krondor

Betrayal at Krondor

1993DOSrpgprotected first-person party-based RPG
ecoquest-2-lost-secret-of-the-rainforest

EcoQuest 2: Lost Secret of the Rainforest

1993DOSadventure point and click adventure
fates-of-twinion

Fates of Twinion

1993DOSrpg dungeon crawl
freddy-pharkas-frontier-pharmacist

Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist

1993DOSWindows XP/98/95Windows 3.xMacadventureprotected point and click adventure
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist is a comedy point & click adventure game set in the old American West designed by Al Lowe and Josh Mandel, developed and released by Sierra On-Line in 1993 for DOS, Windows and Macintosh. Initially released on floppy, Freddy Pharkas was later re-released on CD-ROM as a new edition.
gabriel-knight-sins-of-the-fathers

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

1993DOSWindows 3.xMacadventureprotected point and click adventure
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1993 and designed by Jane Jensen. The game is the first installment in the Gabriel Knight series.The story revolves around Gabriel Knight, a struggling writer living in New Orleans. He inherits a bookstore from his deceased uncle and soon becomes entangled in a series of mysterious voodoo-related murders plaguing the city. As Gabriel investigates, he uncovers a dark and supernatural conspiracy tied to his family's past. The plot weaves together elements of voodoo, secret societies, and the paranormal, creating a compelling and atmospheric narrative.
gobliins-2-the-prince-buffoon

Gobliins 2: The Prince Buffoon

1993DOSadventureprotected point and click adventure
hoyle-classic-card-games

Hoyle Classic Card Games

1993DOSstrategy poker, cards
leisure-suit-larry-6-shape-up-or-slip-out

Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!

1993DOSWindows 3.xadventureprotected point and click adventure
pepper-s-adventures-in-time

Pepper's Adventures in Time

1993DOSadventure point and click adventure
police-quest-open-season

Police Quest: Open Season

1993DOSWindows 3.xadventureprotected point and click adventure
quest-for-glory-4-shadows-of-darkness

Quest for Glory 4: Shadows of Darkness

1993DOSWindows 3.xadventureprotected point and click adventure
Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness is an adventure role-playing game (RPG) developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1993 as the fourth installment in the Quest for Glory series. The game was designed by Lori Ann Cole and Corey Cole, who were also responsible for the previous entries in the series.The game is set in the dark and mysterious land of Mordavia, heavily inspired by Eastern European folklore and horror themes. The story revolves around the player's character investigating the supernatural occurrences in Mordavia and facing the dark forces that threaten the land.
shadow-of-yserbius

Shadow of Yserbius

1993DOSrpg dungeon crawl
sid-amp-al-s-incredible-toons

Sid & Al's Incredible Toons

1993DOSpuzzle physics puzzle
space-quest-5-the-next-mutation

Space Quest 5: The Next Mutation

1993DOSadventureprotected point and click adventure
the-incredible-machine

The Incredible Machine

1993DOSpuzzle physics puzzle
The Incredible Machine (part of The Incredible Machine series) is a single-player peculiar DOS physics-puzzle game developed by Jeff Tunnell Productions and published by Sierra On-Line in 1993. The goal of the game is to build strange complicated contraptions using the few pieces at your disposal. When you feel pretty sure that your contraption is going to work, you press the play button and wait for disaster to happen.
ween-the-prophecy

Ween: The Prophecy

1993DOSadventure point and click adventure
aces-of-the-deep

Aces of the deep

1994DOSvehicle simulation naval simulation, submarine simulation
alien-legacy

Alien Legacy

1994DOSstrategy 4x
battle-bugs

Battle Bugs

1994DOSstrategy real-time tactics
goblins-3

Goblins 3

1994DOSadventureprotected point and click adventure
Goblins 3 (also known as Goblins Quest 3) is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Coktel Vision. It was released in 1993 as the third installment in the Gobliiins series. The game was created by Pierre Gilhodes and features a unique combination of puzzle-solving and humor.Gameplay in Goblins 3 revolves around controlling a team of three characters, each with their own special abilities, as they navigate through various levels and solve puzzles. The three main characters are Tchoup, Stucco, and Perlius. Tchoup is the warrior goblin who can use his strength to move heavy objects and fight enemies, Stucco is the magician goblin with magical abilities, and Perlius is the technician goblin who can manipulate mechanical objects
inca-2-wiracocha

Inca 2: Wiracocha

1994DOSaction-adventure
metaltech-battledrome

Metaltech: Battledrome

1994DOSvehicle simulation mech simulation
metaltech-earthsiege

Metaltech: Earthsiege

1994DOSvehicle simulation mech simulation
outpost

Outpost

1994Windows 3.xsimulation city building
the-incredible-machine-2

The Incredible Machine 2

1994DOSWindows 3.xWindows XP/98/95puzzle physics puzzle
the-incredible-toon-machine

The Incredible Toon Machine

1994Windows 3.xpuzzle physics puzzle
caesar-2

Caesar 2

1995DOSsimulation sandbox strategy, city building
gabriel-knight-2-the-beast-within

Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within

1995DOSWindows XP/98/95MacWindows 3.xadventureprotected point and click adventure
Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1995 as a sequel to the original Gabriel Knight game, "Sins of the Fathers". The game was designed by Jane Jensen, who also wrote the story and script.In GK2 The Beast Within, players assume the role of Gabriel Knight, a novelist and supernatural investigator based in New Orleans. This time, Gabriel travels to Germany to investigate a series of murders that seem to be connected to werewolf legends. The game combines traditional adventure gameplay with full-motion video sequences.
phantasmagoria

Phantasmagoria

1995Windows XP/98/95DOSMacadventureprotected point and click adventure, interactive movie
space-quest-6-roger-wilco-in-the-spinal-frontier

Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in The Spinal Frontier

1995DOSWindows XP/98/95adventureprotected point and click adventure
birthright-the-gorgon-s-alliance

Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance

1996Windows XP/98/95strategy board game, kingdom simulation
leisure-suit-larry-7-love-for-sail

Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail

1996DOSWindows XP/98/95Macadventureprotected point and click adventure
Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail! is a graphic adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It is the sixth installment in the Leisure Suit Larry series and was released in 1996. The game was designed by Al Lowe, the creator of the series, and it continued the humorous and adult-themed style that the series is known for. In Love for Sail, Larry wins a cruise ticket and sets off on a luxurious cruise ship called the PMS Bouncy. 
phantasmagoria-a-puzzle-of-flesh

Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh

1996Windows XP/98/95DOSadventureprotected point and click adventure, interactive movie
ultimate-soccer-manager-2

Ultimate Soccer Manager 2

1996DOSWindows 3.xsports business simulation, soccer
caesar-3

Caesar 3

1998Windows XP/98/95Macsimulationprotected city building, sandbox strategy
return-to-krondor

Return to Krondor

1998Windows XP/98/95rpgprotected
pharaoh

Pharaoh

1999Windows XP/98/95simulationprotected sandbox strategy, city building
3d-ultra-lionel-traintown

3D Ultra Lionel Traintown

2000Windows XP/98/95puzzle action puzzle
ground-control

Ground Control

2000Windows XP/98/95strategyprotected real-time tactics
Ground Control is a strategy game developed by Massive Entertainment and released by Sierra On-Line in 2000. More precisely Ground Control is a real time tactical game with a sci-fi setting.
zeus-master-of-olympus

Zeus: Master of Olympus

2000Windows XP/98/95simulationprotected sandbox strategy, city building
empire-earth

Empire Earth

2001Windows XP/98/95strategyprotected real-time strategy