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Abanadonware DOS games with detailed information, screenshots and more.
Abanadonware DOS games with detailed information, screenshots and more.

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A bunch of games for Windows - The name of the site is Abandonware DOS, but some of the games hosted here are games for Windows. I'm talking about old and abandoned games for Windows, not easy to make them run properly if you're not using a Virtual Machine.I don't usually add many Windows games but it seems that you folks like them a lot, so here are a few more (not every one of them is available for download, but a few of them are available on GOG at very low prices).People's General strat...
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Memories from Populous: play god in your browser - I clearly remember the first time I heard about Populous. I was young and still living with my parents. It was a late sunday morning, the sun was high in the sky and the smell of roasted chicken was all around the house: lunch was almost ready, but I was hooked at the TV.I was in my room, watching a video games TV show (a rarity on Italian television at the time). There was a young guy playing Populous (for Amiga, if I'm not mistaken) and d...
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CODiE Awards 1990: SimCity, Carmen Sandiego, Space Quest 3 - 1990 was a seminal year in videogames. The last decade of the millennium saw the birth of two genres: city building simulations and god games.The first was represented by the first chapter in a long series of sims: SimCity. There are not many well known city building games around to this day, but the genre is well known by every sim fan.The second genre, god games, has an elusive definition. In god games you are... well... god or ...
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Sequels to action games: Gauntlet, Rick Dangerous, Xenon and more - Back in the day, sequels were not always appreciated. That number "2" after the title for many meant lack of ideas. This wasn't just about video games, everything was subject to that kind of treatment "if it's good, why change it?".I don't see this kind of hate anymore. In fact, fans often demand a sequel, or the sequel to a sequel and so on. Look at the superhero movies, Star Wars franchise or, in video games, to the pleth...
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Jones in the Fast Lane: board game meets 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. #abandonware
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Manuals, walkthroughs and readme files - Part of the updates to Abandonware DOS consists in adding every kind of document I can get without copyright notices. I already added lots of manuals, walkthroughs (expecially interactive fiction solutions) and a few maps.Recently, I started digging into the zip files of every games in search for useful readme files. Many of you may not know what a readme file is. Developers used to include a txt files usually called "readme.txt" in older games or ap...
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DOS game spotlight: Battle Chess - Chess was a niche genre in video gaming. There were lots of chess simulations: black and white very old games, licensed games from chess champions, etc. No one ever attempted to broaden the audience until Interplay published Battle Chess. I'm a chess fan (I barely remember the rules), but I played Battle Chess just to see every animation the game had to offer. #abandonware
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CODiE Awards 1989: Tetris, Battle Chess, King's Quest 4 - In 1989 Tetris was the single most awarded game. The fact that it was a puzzle game based on a very simple concept and made by a nice russian man has contributed to the Tetris myth. Thank you Alexey Pajitnov.1989 was a very important year in world history. Just think at the fall of the Berlin wall, the eastern Europe revolutions and the China protests in Tiananment square. I was too young to be really interested in these events, but ...
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Sports: hockey, golf, football and more - Sports games are not the most sought after on abandonware sites. Nonetheless, a few of them are fondly remembered by fans. I wonder if any of you ever heard, or played, the games I uploaded in this update.Golf, hockey, football (or soccer... whatever) and wrestling; here they are: Tony La Russa Ultimate Baseball sports 1991Tag Team Wrestling sports 1986NHL Hockey sports 1993NHL 96 sports 1995Links 386 Pro sports 1992FIFA 97 sports 1996 #abandonware
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Hail Caesar! For the second time - Caesar 2 can be defined in several ways: a simulation set in ancient roman times, a city builder, a strategy game. Caesar 2 is all of this and more: it's one of the early games developed by Impressions that set the gameplay and quality standards later implemented in both Zeus and Pharaoh. #abandonware
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