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Zork: The Great Underground Empire dos

Zork is one of the earliest interactive fiction/text-adventure and one of the most popular computer games ever created. It was developed initially in 1977–1979 for a DEC mainfram...

Year: 1982 Genre: Adventure

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Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor dosamiga

Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor is a text-based adventure game developed and published by Infocom in 1987. It was released for MS-DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari ST, Commodore 128, and Macintosh.

Year: 1987 Genre: Adventure

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Druglord dos

Druglord is a Simulation game developed by Phil Erwin and published by FantasyWare in 1991 for DOS.

Year: 1991 Genre: Simulation

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Softporn Adventure dosapple-iiatari-8-bit

Softporn Adventure is a text adventure created by Chuck Benton for the Apple II in 1981. The game was programmed in AppleSoft BASIC. Initially released by Benton with his own compa...

Year: 1981 Genre: Adventure

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Super Star Trek commodore-64

Super Star Trek is an old text-only game, an early example of a turn-based space strategy sim/wargame created by Robert Leedom e David Ahl. The game code was published in the 1978 book BASIC Computer Games - Microcomputer Edition.

Year: 1978 Genre: Strategy

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Another Lifeless Planet and Me With No Beer dos

Another Lifeless Planet and Me With No Beer is a rare interactive fiction/text adventure game that was released in 1989 for DOS. The game written by Dennis Drew takes place on a hostile alien planet where you have crashed your ship.

Year: 1989 Genre: Adventure

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Virus-Farm dos

Virus-Farm is a brilliant shareware simulation game released in 1992. Players are viruses trying to infect the computer, entering commands in the console of a DOS-like operative system.

Year: 1992 Genre: Simulation

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A Journey Into Xanth dos

A Journey Into Xanth is an fantasy Adventure game developed by Neil Sorenson and published by Neil Sorenson in 1993 for DOS.

Year: 1993 Genre: Adventure

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Point of Attack dos

Point of Attack is a wargame set in the Middle East, featuring a set of scenarios which depict actual and hypothetical scenarios (e.

Year: 1992 Genre: Simulation

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Dunjonquest: Temple of Apshai dos

Temple of Apshai, the first game of the Dunjonquest series, is a dungeon crawler RPG developed by Automated Simulations (now Epyx) initially in 1979. It was then ported to DOS and Commodore 64 in 1982.

Year: 1982 Genre: Role Playing

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