OLD NEWS: 2010

DOS Freeware: Sango Fighter (Fighting) November 7, 2010
Another game that I had never heard of until recently, Sango Fighter is your standard fighting game, but with a historical spin. It takes place during the Three Kingdoms period of ancient China, and all of the available fighters are all historical figures. In 2009 the rights to this game were purchased by Super Fighter Team, and the English and Chinese versions were released as freeware.
DOS Freeware: Tyrian 2000 (Shooter) November 5, 2010
I had heard of but never actually played Tyrian 2000 until last week. The gameplay is what you would expect from your standard flying/shooting game, but the ability to modify your craft as you progress adds something that enhances the overall appeal. This game was released in 2004 as freeware.
DOS Freeware: Iron Seed (Strategy/RPG) August 25, 2010
Today we bring to you an unbelievably fun game, Iron Seed. Pick a ship, pick your flight crew, and be on your way! This game is similar to Elite, Space Trader, and other open-ended space transport games. This game has vast replay value because the planets and encounters are randomly generated. Along the way you will upgrade your ships, weapons, and artifacts. Welcome to nerd heaven.
DOS Freeware: Jetpack (Platformer) August 21, 2010
This small but fun platform game from Adept Software, Jetpack allows you to build your own levels, in addition to the levels that are provided. Over 1,000 levels have been developed for this game, so if you are looking for some long-lasting entertainment, download and give it a try.
DOS Demo: Space Quest 6 (Adventure) July 5, 2010
From our old friends at Sierra On-Line, Space Quest 6 is one of my favorite adventure games from my younger days. In this demo you are able to explore the interstellar cruiser on which Roger Wilco works. The game features the return of our favorite narrator, Gary Owens. This demo runs well in DOSBox.
DOS Freeware: Dark Ages (Platformer) July 4, 2010
The storyline of Dark Ages is hardly original, but then again neither are most platform games from the MS-DOS era. You play as Garth, a prince whose land was usurped by an evil wizard. This game is from Apogee, so the controls are clean and you can count on the game being entertaining, even if it is a bit dated.
DOS Freeware: Cybersphere & Cybersphere Plus (Ball & Paddle) July 3, 2010
Today's update, Cybersphere, is your standard Arkanoid clone, but it is notable for its nice graphics and gameplay. There are powerups, bonus gems, and also invisible blocks that only appear after being hit, making for a very enjoyable ball and paddle game experience. I have also added the sequel, Cybersphere Plus, which is essentially an expansion pack for the first game.
DOS Freeware: BC Racers (Racing) June 25, 2010
The third game in the Chuck Rock series, BC Racers is a fun, if not a bit unusual, racing game from the now defunct Core Design. Basically you physically assault other racers, and do your best to make it to the finish line using power boosts and jumping over ramps. You know, the usual.
DOS Freeware: Heartlight (Puzzle) June 21, 2010
In this puzzle game you control an elf who must collect hearts while strategically avoiding boulders and other objects that succumb to gravity once your character has destroyed the natural environment on each level. Well, perhaps that is a bit too dark of a description, after all, Heartlight can be a lot of fun for you puzzle fans.
Windows/Mac Freeware: Drascula: The Vampire Returns (Adventure) June 20, 2010
In Drascula you play as real estate agent, John Hacker. On a trip to Transylvania to close a sale of some land to Count Drascula, John falls for a girl that he meets. When she is kidnapped by a vampire, the mystery of the small town beings to unravel. You must use ScummVM to play this game.
DOS Freeware: Electro Man (Platformer) June 19, 2010
The third update for today is Electro Man, a short yet challenging 2D Platformer that was developed in Poland, and later published by Epic MegaGames. As you might suspect, your character must harness the power of electricity in order to make his way through 8 very challening levels.
DOS Freeware: Traffic Department 2192 (2D Shooter) June 19, 2010
Today's second addition is a top-down multi-directional shooter game. Originally released in 1994, Traffic Department 2192 is set in a dystopian future, which gives the rather basic arcade mechanics a dark menacing overtone. If you are a fan of cyberpunk games, or a fan of space shooters, give this one a shot.
DOS Shareware: Math Rescue (Platformer/Educational) June 19, 2010
I am a big fan of the Apogee educational games. Math Rescue is essentially the Duke Nukem of educational games. You must collect treasures like any other platform game, but you must also solve math problems along the way.
DOS Freeware: Adventures of Robbo (Puzzle) June 18, 2010
A challenging and unique puzzle game, Adventures of Robbo is as addicting now as it was in 1994 when it was originally released. You control a robot who must collect batteries, bolts, and other essential parts in order to make his way through various mazes and puzzles. This game was released as freeware in 2006.
DOS Freeware: TerraFire (2D Shooter) June 17, 2010
For your entertainment we present to you; TerraFire. This seemingly mild-mannered shoot-em-up game can be difficult at first, but once you are used to the controls you are in for fun. Originally released in 1997, it has since been released as freeware. The odd thing about this game? No bosses!
DOS Freeware: Boppin' (Puzzle) June 16, 2010
In Boppin' you throw blocks at other similar blocks. The blocks that you throw bounce, and sometimes break the other blocks, releasing monsters in the process. You receive points for the monsters that you release. There are more complicated features as well, but this is the basic idea.
DOS Freeware: Monuments of Mars (Platformer) June 15, 2010
Don't let the graphics of this game fool you, Monuments of Mars is a fun platform game published by Apogee Software. You play as an astronaut who must make his way through the Martian landscape, activating switches and avoiding aliens and traps. All 4 episodes have been released as freeware.
DOS Shareware: Paganitzu (Action/Adventure) June 14, 2010
Another classic from Apogee Software, Paganitzu is an Action/Puzzle game. You play as Alabama Smith, who has entered an Aztec temple and must solve various puzzles in order to make your way through the temple. All three episodes of this game are still for sale, so we have provided a download of the shareware version.
DOS Freeware: Donald Duck's Playground (Educational) June 13, 2010
In Donald Duck's Playground you control Donald and his nephews, and must play games in order to earn money to buy items for the playground. Is it just me, or does this sound like a Sims game? According to the author, the legendary Al Lowe, this game is free to download.
DOS Freeware: Nibbles (Action) June 12, 2010
The update today, Nibbles, was included with MS-DOS as an example of the capabilities of the Q-Basic programming language. You must run the game through QBasic, which is included in this download. This also allows you to modify the game as you see fit, assuming that you have the knowledge to do so. The game itself is a version of Snake, which is available on many cellular phones.
DOS Freeware: The Black Cauldron (Adventure) June 11, 2010
Another classic adventure title has been added. The Black Cauldron is a game from Sierra that is based on the movie of the same name. It was designed by the creator of Leisure Suit Larry, the great Al Lowe. You play as a pig farmer who discovers that one of his pigs has mystical powers, and must subsequently keep her from being used by the Horned King in his quest for world domination.
DOS Freeware: Flight of The Amazon Queen (Adventure) June 8, 2010
We have a treat for you today. Flight of The Amazon Queen is an adventure game that is reminiscent of Indiana Jones, if only in the sense that you play as a cocky adventurer who must make his way out of the jungle after his plane crashes. (It also reminds me of Romancing the Stone). Both versions of this game must be played using ScummVM, which is available on the Emulators page. This game was released in 2004 as freeware by the publisher.
DOS Demo: Commander Keen 7 - Keen Dreams (Platformer) June 7, 2010
This is the seventh and final episode in the Commander Keen series. After playing the first level of Episode 7 - Keen Dreams, there is a good chance that you will hate potatoes. This is a great platformer, worthy of being the final title in the Commander Keen series.
DOS Demo: Commander Keen 6 - Aliens Ate My Babysitter (Platformer) June 5, 2010
The sixth and final official episode in the Commander Keen series, the Episode 6 - Aliens Ate My Babysitter demo allows you a few more levels of fun with Keen and the pogo. These games are still sold (as of 2010), so if you enjoy playing them, go purchase the other episodes!
DOS Freeware: Stargunner (2D Shooter) June 4, 2010
In 1996 Stargunner was released by Apogee Software. Sadly, it was the final game released under the Apogee title. While it may seem trivial, I was delighted to learn that 3D Realms in 2008 decided to revive the Apogee name. In honor of one of game companies that I respect the most, I have added their final game from 1996, Stargunner, which is a lovely and well crafted side-scrolling shooter game.
DOS Freeware: Skyroads & Skyroads X-Mas Special (Driving) June 1, 2010
In 1993 Bluemoon Interactive released Skyroads as a shareware title. You move a vehicle along a track with obstacles, holes, and tunnels. It was an innovative game, and it still can be fun. They also released the Skyroads: X-Mas Special a few months later, which basically was an expansion pack for the original. Both full version games have been generously released by the developer.
DOS Freeware: Beneath a Steel Sky (Adventure) May 30, 2010
As far as non-Sierra or Lucas adventure games go, Beneath a Steel Sky, is the among the best. Particularly if you like cyberpunk games or dystopian futurescapes. In this game you travel around a futuristic city with a small robot that assists you with your tasks. You will have to use the ScummVM emulator, which can be found on our Utilities Page.
DOS Freeware: Lure of the Temptress (Adventure) May 29, 2010
Today's update is an adventure game originally released in 1992. In Lure of the Temptress you play as Diermot, a peasant who at the start of the game must break out from prision with the help of a serf named Ratpouch. Through the rest of the game you ask ratpouch to perform tasks for you. An innovative concept, which allows for interesting logic puzzles.
DOS Freeware: The Elder Scrolls: Arena (RPG) May 28, 2010
The Elder Scrolls: Arena is the game that started a spectacular RPG franchise. If you have played Daggerfall, Morrowind, or Oblivion then you know just how much fun it can be to run the entire world map from the start of the game. I've only played Oblivion on my PS3, but I was overjoyed to find that the first two titles in the series are now free from the publisher. I will be adding Daggerfall soon, but for now go enjoy Arena, it is good for hours of fun.
Windows 95 Freeware: Dope Wars (Strategy) May 26, 2010
My friends and I discovered Dope Wars back in 1999 when it was first generously released by Ben Webb. Ever since then numerous clones have emerged, some of which have the audacity to charge a fee to play their (always inferior) version of the game. Ben's version is and always will be free, and is the best version anyway, with free online play via the dopewars servers.
DOS Freeware: The Settlers of Catan (Strategy) May 23, 2010
I have to thank my friend Katie for introducing me to The Settlers of Catan. This board game has become increasingly popular in Silicon Valley recently. This freeware version for DOS, released back in 1998, was one of the first computer ports of the game. You can also Play Online for free.
DOS Freeware: Heros I: The Sanguine Seven (Platformer) May 22, 2010
I had never heard of Heros I: The Sanguine Seven until now. It is a platformer in which you control one of seven characters (you can switch between each of the 50 levels), such as the Flying Squirrel, the Drip, the Flea, Leadman, Gumwad, Rocketress, and Spaced Cadet.
Windows 95+ Freeware: Mutant Chicken Races (Simulation) May 21, 2010
In Mutant Chicken Races you have been sent to try to save your dear relative's farm by breeding and racing chickens. The less desirable chickens are mutants, just like KFC serves to their unsuspecting patrons.
DOS Freeware: Xargon (Platformer) May 20, 2010
Today's addition is a gem from Epic MegaGames. In Xargon you play as archaeologist Malvineous Havershim, trapped in an evil world ruled by who else but... Xargon. Overall a fun sidescroller with nice graphics and gameplay.
DOS Freeware: Thor's Hammer (FPS) May 19, 2010
A fantasy-style first-person-shooter, Thor's Hammer is a 3D dungeon crawler that is good for hours of fun. Fight monsters with magic, weapons and armor. The game has been released as freeware.
Windows 95 Freeware: Railroad Tycoon Deluxe (Simulation) May 18, 2010
Sid Meier and MicroProse make an excellent team when it comes to really hardcore simulation games. Railroad Tycoon Deluxe is no exception, and it has been generously released as freeware. If you like this game, there are three sequels you can seek out.
DOS Freeware: Arctic Adventure & Pharaoh's Tomb (Platformer) May 17, 2010
In 1992 Apogee released Arctic Adventure, which is a sequel to Pharaoh's Tomb. You play as archaeologist Nevada Smith, who is searching for a Viking treasure in the Arctic, and in an Egyptian Pyramid respectively. Both games have been released as freeware by the publisher.
DOS Freeware: Caesar (Strategy) May 14, 2010
With the upcoming release of Caesar IV, the original title in the series is now starting to feel slightly dated. Nonetheless, Caesar is still a fun strategy title, and it has now been released as freeware.
News: DOSBox 0.74 Released (Utility) May 13, 2010
Great News! DOSBox Version 0.74 has been released. We have versions for Windows and OS X available to download.
MS DOS Freeware: Alien Carnage (Halloween Harry) (Platformer) May 12, 2010
The shareware for Alien Carnage, (a.k.a. Halloween Harry) was already on our site, but 3D Realms was kind enough to release the game as freeware, so we have uploaded the Full Version of this classic game for you to enjoy.
Welcome Back To The Site: After 1 1/2 Years of Down Time May 12, 2010
No new updates, but the site is now back online!