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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

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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.

GOG
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.

Steam
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
(Original Release)
1991
(Remake)
1997 (Re-release)
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.
150px Myst Saga Adventure 1993(Original)
1997(Riven)
2001(Myst 3)
2004(Myst 4)
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.

GOG
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, but is basically Civ IV with nicer graphics and very, very watered-down gameplay and contains some different mechanics to keep it interesting, but lacks content compared to Civ IV. Buy the GOTY Edition if possible.

Steam (Civilization III) /Steam (Civilization IV) /

Steam (Civilization V)

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 11 different drivable cars Porsche March IndyCar.