Games published up to around 1992~1995, when Windows finally started wearing big-boy pants.
- You may be able to find a few more DOS games here: Low end computer games.
|Picture||Title||Genre||Year Released||Description||Where To Buy|
|Another World||Platformer||1991||A simple platformer where you take the role of a human who's teleported to a hostile alien world and needs to find a way out.The gameplay is reminiscent of Prince of Persia, but the experience is much more cinematic.
Warning: You WILL die a lot, even if it's a pretty short game.
|150px||Betrayal at Krondor||RPG||1993||Based in Raymond E. Feist's Midkemia, Betrayal at Krondor is often a forgotten gem of Western RPG history. Fire up Dosbox and enjoy one of the best RPGs from the Golden Age of PC games.||GOG|
|150px||Blackthorne||Platformer||1994||Interesting platform shooter, somewhat like the old Prince of Persia games, but with shotguns and ugly orcs.|
|150px||Commander Keen||Platformer||1990||Classic platformer that involves shooting aliens and shit. Developed by the head guys who made Doom.||Steam|
|150px||D/Generation||Action||1991||An cyberpunk isometric action game where you're sent into a corporate building of a bioweapons developer to stop the actual weapons that have taken the building and its inhabitants hostage.|
|150px||Day of the Tentacle||Adventure||1993||Adventure game with lots of quality art, puzzles, humor and story.
One of the greatest Adventures you can play.
|150px||DOOM||FPS||1993||While DOOM was not the first FPS, it singlehandedly kick-started not only one of the most popular genres of gaming, but also multiplayer gaming. Blasting demons has never been more fun.
Don't even bother with the original DOS/Windows engine.For a better experience Try one of the Source ports: Zdoom, or if you want multiplayer action try SkulltagFor "modern" effects such as models, 3dfloors, and high frame rates, try Doom Legacy, GZDoom, or Risen3D. These source ports work on any system, all you need is the original DOOM.WAD or DOOM2.WAD file.
|150px||DOOM II||FPS||1994||Super-shotgun. Not a lot of improvement over Doom, but it has some new enemies and the super-shotgun, it should be enough. Its as fun. Has a lot of Maps and Mods.||Steam|
|150px||Dune 2||RTS||1992||Old school RTS, one of the first (if not the first). Dated interface but fun for its age. Will run on fucking old machines.|
|Datei:Full Throttle.jpg||Full Throttle||Adventure||1995||You're Ben--beaten, framed for murder and left for dead on the roadside. You've got a lump on your back and a feeling in your gut that the road you're on is about to get a lot rougher. Full Throttle features an amazingly simple interface and fast-paced action. Brilliant graphics and animation provide a strong cartoon feel, while the voice acting is powerful and cinematic. Players find themselves racing to the finish to help Ben find the bad guys.|
|150px||Fury³||Flight/Comb at||1995||Players assume the role of a pilot named Councilor flying a fighter craft to eight planets (many based on real places, like Mars and New York) controlled by a militant robotic force called the Bions. Players fight three missions on each planet. Each of the missions involves destroying vital military targets in order to halt the Bions' progress on the planet. Players must then destroy either one or two Guardians who are the commanders of the particular Bion invasion force. Once players are done with one planet, they then move on to the next one.|
|150px||Gods||Platformer||1991||Great platformer with unique atmosphere of pseudo-Greece. Average rating 93%.|
|150px||Golden Axe||Platformer/Action||1990||Old ass side-scrolling fighting game with a fantasy theme and co-operative gameplay. Conside/r all of its sequels too. Solid arcade coinop. Timeless. Note:You may need Dosbox to run this Game .|
|150px||Hexen: Beyond Heretic||FPS||1995||A new series feature introduced in Hexen is the choice of character class. Players may choose to play as a fighter, cleric, or mage. Each character has unique weapons and physical characteristics, lending an additional degree of variety and replayability to the gameplay. The fighter relies mainly on melee attacks and is tougher and faster than the other characters. The cleric uses specialized weapons, some of which have limited range or healing effects. The mage uses long-range weapons, whose reach is counterbalanced by dealing relatively little damage and the fact that the mage is the most fragile of the classes.|
|150px||Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards||Erotic Adventure||1987|
|Set in the fictional city of Lost Wages, the story follows a middle-aged virgin named Larry Laffer who resolves to sleep with a woman before midnight. Land of the Lounge Lizards establishes several elements which recur in later games, including Larry's out-of-date attire, perpetually bad luck with women, and penchant for double-entendres.|
|150px||Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!||Erotic Adventure||1993||Set in the exclusive health spa, La Costa Lotta, Larry returns in his funniest adventure game to date. The graphics are hi-res, there are far more girls to test your luck with, much more things you can do and Larry is given his memorable voice (by Jan Rabson). It's also one of the few Sierra adventure games that has no dead ends so you can die as much as you want in the many humorous situations because you won't have to restart the game. Be sure to find the hi-res CD version that has audio dialogue rather than the text only lo-res version.|
|150px||Little Big Adventure (Also known as Relentless)||Action Adventure||1994||Where it all began. You play Twinsen, an escapee from an asylum on the planet Twinsun, in a quest to overthrow the evil dictator Funfrock. Graphics are the same as the sequel and the music and gameplay is top notch. Also to be admired is the freedom in the game that is sort of a proto-sandbox title. You can punch anyone in this world, give your girlfriend a bloody nose or knock civilians down a flight of stairs. Some of the music in the game is CD audio so be sure to find an actual disk image.||GOG|
|150px||Magic Carpet||FPS||1994||YOU'RE A BADASS SANDNIGGER HADOUKENING BEASTS OUT OF THE MOTHERFUCKING SKY ON A GODDAMN MAGIC CARPET! WHAT IS THERE NOT TO LIKE ABOUT THIS GAME?BESIDES, IT'S A FUCKING BULLFROG GAMEBULLFROG, PEOPLE!||GOG|
|150px||Maniac Mansion||Adventure||1988||Hilarious and somewhat spooky adventure game with a stellar reputation for all the right reasons. After playing through the game, you'll definitely feel rewarded, it's that good. Also available on the NES.|
|150px||Marathon trilogy||FPS||1994||Marathon takes place in the year 2794 aboard a large, multi-generational colony spacecraft called the UESC (United Earth Space Council) Marathon. The ship was converted from Deimos, one of Mars' two moons. The plot of the story sets the player as a security officer and focuses around an invasion of the ship and (to a much lesser extent) a colony on the near by Tau Ceti by hostile extraterrestrials. The plot is primarily revealed through various computer interfaces called terminals, which relay crew logs, maintenance documents, historical accounts, and stories. It is through these terminals as well that the player receives mission information from Leela, the ship's artificial intelligence, as well as Tycho and Durandal, the science and utilities AI in Marathon respectively. The relationship between and history of these artificial intelligences serves as a significant plot device in the story. Now available free and open-source.||Open Source Homepage|
|150px||Master of Magic||TBS||1995||One of the best TBS games ever. It plays like Civilization, but there's magic in this game, making it very interesting. You start with a small Hamlet and a few units, you will need to explore and expand, while researching new spells and managing your armies and cities. You can also get heroes, thay may be weak at low levels, but will become god-like after some battles. There are six type of magic, and hundred of spells, that will make each game interesting and challenging. You can get the Official Strategy Guide from here.||GOG|
|150px||Mechwarrior||RPG/Action||1989||Pilot 3 mechs (you can switch between them to take it off computer control), kill other Mechs, salvage their parts and proceed. The lack of terrible Japanese influence means this is a very good game. The newest one is shit.|
2005 (Myst 5)
2003(Uru: Ages Beyond Myst)
|Some of the best games in the adventure genre. Atmospheric, with beautiful graphics and incredibly simple control schemes yet sometimes deviously hard puzzles. The first two are must-plays, while the others are simply a good bit above average. If you're into the story, you should go ahead and play the other four games; there are also several Myst novels that greatly expand upon the in-game multiverse (yes, MULTIverse).
(Special note: A remake of Myst exists known as realMyst, featuring real-time 3D graphics instead of the prerendered stills. There's no big difference between the two, but if you prefer the slightly more polished-looking graphics, realMyst is fine--but sadly, it's the only one that's been given a real time 3D makeover.
|150px||Operation: Inner Space||1994||The Inner Demon and its viruses have invaded the player's computer and infected its icons. Then the Inner Demon set up a lair in a black hole which changes position. Guarding this lair are 4 dragons each holding one of the Inner Demon's powers. Using a little spaceship, the player goes into the computer's "Inner Space" to collect the uninfected icons and stop the Inner Demon, while simultaneously improving his ship and maintaining relationships with the population of Inner Space.|
|150px||Prehistorik||Platformer||1991||Old platformer starring a fat old Prehistoric guy who eats everything. Even insects, remote controls and fridges. Fun and with an end-game boss so hard it's stupid.|
|150px||Return Fire||Combat||1995, 1996||Return Fire has four selectable vehicles, each one more suitable for one kind of mission. Each one can carry a limited amount of fuel and ammo (which can be refilled at ammo tents and fuel depots) and can take different amounts of damage.|
|150px||Rise of the Triad||FPS||1995||Old-ass FPS with a ridiculous variety of weapons, enemies and levels. Entertaining for its age.||GOG|
|150px||Road Rash||Racing||1991||A great motorcycle racing game. You can hit people with crowbars 'n such.|
|Datei:Sam max cover.jpg||Sam and Max: Hit the Road||Adventure||1993||Pretty crazy adventure featuring a detective dog and his partner, a cute homicidical rabbit on their mission to find a disappeared yeti. Puzzles are sometimes TOO crazy, but the game's a lot of fun nevertheless.|
|150px||The Secret of Monkey Island||Adventure||1990(original) 2009(remake)||One of the most famous and successful adventure games ever made, this one is considered a cult classic by many. Help the "mighty pirate" Guybrush Threepwood defeat the evil ghost pirate LeChuck, win the love of the beautiful Elaine Marley and uncover the titular secret of Monkey Island. Exceptional writing and humor, this game is a mandatory play for everyone who loves adventures everyone.
Has a remake with modern graphics and voice acting on Steam. The artstyle is generally agreed upon to be ugly and the controls are fucktarded, but you can also switch to the original graphics and interface just with the press of a button.
|150px||Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge||Adventure||1991||Just like Monkey Island 1, but longer, funnier, and all around better. Get a job by tainting soup with a rat, kidnap two large animals for your twisted machinations, practice voodoo against your foes, and cause two huge explosions while stealing everything that's not nailed down. (Fun Fact: Pirates of the Caribbean stole a lot of stuff from this series.)
Also has a remake with redone graphics and full voice acting which is available on Steam.
|150px||Sid Meier's Civilization (series)||TBS||1991 - 2010||Big TBS series, comprising four games and a bunch of expansions. Play as any number of civs with a leader and build armies to conquer other dipshits. (I'm looking at you Gandhi) Or, play as a nice guy and win with nice cities, or ally everyone and win that way. Pansy. You know you wanna nuke their shit up.
Highly addictive, just ONE MORE TURN...
PROTIP: Civilization IV is still very easy to get into (3D graphics, great interface etc.) and is regarded by many as the best in the series. Civilization V is still fun,
|Steam (Civilization III) /Steam (Civilization IV) /|
|150px||Sim City 2000||Sim||1993||Take control of a city as its Mayor, and try to expand whilst keeping the residents happy.||GOG|
|150px||Star Control 2||RPG||1992||Unique Space-Tripping-RPG where you play as a guy who has to organise an alliance of alien races to fight off galactic assholes, the ur-quan and kohr-ah. In addition to the marvelous plot and music, the game has a funky arcade-style battle game blended into the main quest that makes the fighting a lot of fun. The 3DO version was unshackled from copyright in 2002, and thus an open source version was born].
Datei:Aarchie-bunker1.jpg Note: This game has a hidden timer that will bite you in the ass if you waste too much time.
|GOG (Original) /Open Source Homepage|
|150px||Star Wars: TIE Fighter||Sim||1994||A fuckwin flight sim where you fly around in your TIE Fighter fucking up the Rebel Alliance during the Empire Strikes Back era.|
|150px||Warcraft: Orcs & Humans||RTS||1994||Starcraft is better for rated games. Warcraft has more features and better custom games.|
|150px||Wolfenstein 3D||FPS||1992||VERY brown, but good fun. Take on Nazis, then Zombies, then other weird occult things (such as a flying monster torso), all within the time frame of WWII.|
|150px||X-Com: UFO defense||TBS||1993||Turn-based, squad-level strategy with management aspect too. Tense sci-fi atmosphere.Practically the creator of its genre, and still one of the best offerings of it.||Steam|
|MAD TV||Sim||1991||A television station management simulation, You're in charge of selecting programming and earning advertising for the station, while simultaneously trying to marry Betty.|
|Stunts||Racing||1990||Trackmania for MS-DOS. Tracks Includes: loops, jumps (including over tall buildings), slalom roads and corkscrews. Design Tracks or modify existing ones, features |