The best classic and old school Non-linear games

Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto is an open world action-adventure developed by DMA Design and published by BMG Interactive. It was released in October 1997 for DOS, Windows and Playstation. It is...

Year: 1997 Genre: Action Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: automobile crime & punishment driving non-linear north america open world

Maniac Mansion

Maniac Mansion

Maniac Mansion is a memorable point-and-click graphic adventure created by LucasArts initially for the Commodore 64. Written by Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, it's the first adventu...

Year: 1989 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2019-07-12Tags: comedy commodore 64 graphic adventure non-linear point and click puzzle-solving scumm

The Elder Scrolls: Arena

The Elder Scrolls: Arena

The Elder Scrolls: Arena is the first game in The Elder Scrolls series, it is an epic fantasy open world role-playing game developed and published by Bethesda Softworks and released in 1994 for MS-DOS.

Year: 1994 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: action-rpg fantasy freeware non-linear open world sandbox

Little Big Adventure

Little Big Adventure

Little Big Adventure is, as the name suggests, an adventure game that was developed by Adeline Software and published by Electronic Arts in Europe but was released by Activision under a different name in North America and Asia.

Year: 1994 Genre: Action Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: action-adventure dystopia humour isometric non-linear puzzle-solving

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall

The Elder Scrolls II - Daggerfall is an open world single player action rpg by Bethesda Softworks. It was released in 1996 on the PC. It's the second entry in the popular Elder scr...

Year: 1996 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: action-rpg fantasy freeware medieval non-linear open world rpg elements sandbox

Sweet Home

Sweet Home

Sweet Home is a survival horror roleplaying game produced and published by Capcom for the Famicom in 1989. Although it was released exclusively for Japan, it received an excellent translation for English speaking players.

Year: 1989 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2020-03-22Tags: horror jrpg mystery nes original game non-linear puzzle-solving survival horror

Ambermoon

Ambermoon

Ambermoon is the second game of the never finished Amber trilogy created by the German studio Thalion and started with Amberstar. Designed by Karsten Köper and Erik Simon, the game was published in 1993.

Year: 1993 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: 3d amiga original game fantasy first-person non-linear open world texture map top-down unreleased wanderer

It Came From The Desert

It Came From The Desert

It Came from the Desert is an action-adventure game by Cinemaware, inspired by 1950s "B" movies, originally released for the Amiga in 1989 and later ported to MS-DOS. The player assumes the role of Dr.

Year: 1989 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: amiga original game b-movies detective disaster interactive movie mutants mystery non-linear

Ecco the Dolphin

Ecco the Dolphin

Ecco the Dolphin (or, simply, Ecco) is an action-adventure game developed by Ed Annunziata and the Hungarian company Novotrade. It was released in 1992 as a Sega Genesis (aka Mega ...

Year: 1992 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-03-15Tags: action-adventure genesis original game non-linear puzzle-solving underwater

Starflight

Starflight

Starflight is one the first sandbox space exploration role-playing and simulation game, it was developed by Binary Systems and published by Electronic Arts originally for MS-DOS in 1986.

Year: 1986 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-02-17Tags: non-linear real-time science fiction space flight

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is a platformer action-adventure created by Konami in 1987 for the Famicom and released in North America for the NES in 1988. This is the second game...

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2018-04-26Tags: europe fantasy horror metroidvania nes original game non-linear platform

Wizball

Wizball

Wizball is a shooter/platformer with horizontal scrolling created by Sensible Software for the Commodore 64 in 1987. The game was designed by Jon Hare, whose name is tied to the Sensible Soccer series, and his co-founder Chris Yates.

Year: 1987 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-10-29Tags: 2 players arcade commodore 64 multiplayer non-linear platform shoot em up

Amberstar

Amberstar

Amberstar is a fantasy RPG that was developed and published by Thalion Software in 1992 for Amiga, Atari ST, and DOS. It was intended to be the first of a trilogy, but the project ...

Year: 1992 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: atari st fantasy non-linear turn-based wanderer

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood is an adventure game created by Millennium Interactive and published for Amiga, Atari ST and MS-DOS in 1991. The game, based on the legend of Robin Hood, was designed by Steve Grand and Ian Saunter.

Year: 1991 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2019-07-25Tags: fantasy isometric non-linear open world