Best MS-DOS Games

This is a selection of the best games for MS-DOS. This doesn't mean the version you will download here is always the MS-DOS one, it could be the version for another platform. If you are looking for MS-DOS versions only, check the new Game Browser.

Frontier: Elite II

The 350th game on GamesNostalgia is our favourite game ever: Frontier: Elite II. You can download here the PC version, which had a more advanced graphics engine, featuring texture mapping, compared to...

Year: 1993 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2017-02-05 Tags: flight managerial sci-fi/futuristic shooter space sim

Sid Meier's Colonization

Sid Meier's Colonization is a strategy game themed on the European colonization of the New World, starting from the Discovery of America in 1492. The player has time until 1850 to reach independence....

Year: 1994 Genre: Strategy Updated: Tags: historical battle managerial turn-based

Day of the Tentacle

Day of the Tentacle, also known as Maniac Mansion II: Day of the Tentacle, is graphic adventure developed and published by LucasArts in 1993 for PC MS-DOS and Mac. Thanks to its story, humor, voice acting...

Year: 1993 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2016-11-15 Tags: puzzle-solving humour 2d scrolling comedy point-and-click

Lemmings

Lemmings, one of the most successful games of the early 1990s, is a puzzle-platformer created by DMA Design and published by Psygnosis for the Amiga, DOS and Atari ST in 1991. The game was developed by...

Year: 1991 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2016-12-02 Tags: puzzle real-time amiga 2d scrolling

Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss

Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss is commonly considered the first role-playing game with fluid first-person movement in a real 3D environment.

Year: 1992 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2015-04-17 Tags: fantasy

Wing Commander

Wing Commander is a space combat simulator designed by Chris Roberts and first released for the PC DOS in 1990. It was later ported to the Amiga, CD32, Sega CD and the SNES. It is the first game in the...

Year: 1990 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2015-04-17 Tags: flight sci-fi/futuristic

Wolfenstein 3D

Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992 for PC MS-DOS only. The game was inspired by the 1980s Muse Software video game Castle Wolfenstein,...

Year: 1992 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2016-11-20 Tags: shooter

Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis was released in 1992. It was developed and published by LucasArts. The game is a point and click adventure. It was originally released on MS DOS, Macintosh, and...

Year: 1992 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2016-11-11 Tags: puzzle-solving point-and-click

Lemmings 2: The Tribes

Lemmings II: The Tribes is a puzzle game released in 1993. It is the sequel to Lemmings. It was developed by DMA Design and published by Psygnosis. It was released for Acorn 32 bit, Amiga, Atari ST, MS...

Year: 1993 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2016-06-29 Tags: puzzle-solving real-time amiga

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider is one of the most popular videogames franchise of all time. The original 3D action-adventure, where players control Lara Croft from a third-person perspective, was developed by Core Design...

Year: 1996 Genre: Action Updated: 2017-01-30 Tags: puzzle-solving

Xenon 2: Megablast

Xenon 2: Megablast is a vertical scrolling space shooter designed by Bitmap Brothers, originally produced for the Amiga and Atari ST in 1989, and later converted to the PC, Sega Master System and other...

Year: 1989 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2015-11-22 Tags: arcade sci-fi/futuristic shooter amiga

The Secret of Monkey Island

The Secret of Monkey Island is an adventure game that utilizes the command verb-based SCUMM interface first introduced in Maniac Mansion: the player constructs commands for Guybrush by selecting an appropriate...

Year: 1989 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2016-11-09 Tags: graphic adventure puzzle-solving 2d scrolling comedy scumm

Raptor Call Of The Shadows

Raptor: Call of The Shadows is a vertical-scroller shoot 'em up developed by Cygnus Studios, published by Apogee Software in 1994. It was originally published for DOS, but has since been ported to Windows,...

Year: 1994 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2016-11-16 Tags: shooter

Golden Axe

Golden Axe is a side-scrolling hack and slash fantasy game created by Sega and released for arcade machines in 1989. The game was ported the same year to the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis and in 1990 to the...

Year: 1990 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2015-11-03 Tags: arcade fantasy fighting genesis

MS-DOS

MS-DOS

MS-DOS was an operating system for personal computers mostly developed by Microsoft. It was the main operating system for IBM PC compatible personal computers during the 1980s to the mid-1990s