Bringing a sense of nostalgia are the best DOS games that kept you awake those nights, back in the day. We’re sure you should be already reliving the best times in your thoughts as you read this. The first OS that invaded the virtual terrain in 1981, brought out the gamer in most of us. There were power-packed titles including Doom, Duke Nukem, Wolfenstein 3D and Crusader along with other enthralling names that had us glued to the screen all day on end.
10 Best DOS Games
- Prince of Persia
They’ll be hardly any players available who haven’t tried their hand at beating the evil vizier Jaffar, by stepping into the shoes of the brave prince. However, if you’ve played the first version of the title, then you’ll surely remember leaping across dangerous ledges, hanging from their website, sliding through gates, engaging in slash-slash swordplay and of course, obtaining the spike treatment once you plunged to your death due to some faulty tiles.
- Crusader: No Regret
This entrant in our roster certainly brings back memories of shouting out ‘no regret’after each killing spell. The Crusader series was unveiled with only 2 titles namely, No Remorse and No Regret that was released in 1995 and 1996, respectively. Now the iteration in question supplies a highly interactive environment that must be used as an edge during battle.
- Dangerous Dave
The title roped in here was indeed responsible for all those aching fingers since 1990, once the PC version hit the gaming scene. Wondering whom to thank with this precious gift? Well, the brains behind this endeavor is called John Romero. The goal of the title is always to gather gold cups and progress to another level.
- Wolfenstein 3D
Opening doors, fending off vicious dogs, shooting Nazi scum and scurrying by way of a labyrinth, were all in a day’s work for Wolfenstein fans who played the title back then. Here you’re called to wend the right path by way of a complicated maze of floors, doors and hallways to be able to make it out from the dreaded Nazi prison unscathed.
Here’s another gem from the treasure chest owned by id Software. Initially glance, you might perceive it to bear many similarities to the aforementioned title. However, this contender in our lineup comes with its own flavor that helped the title end up being the founding stone to a handful of successors.
- Duke Nukem
The 2D platform that’s published and produced by 3D Realms follows the dangerous escapades of Duke Nukem. The title made its presence felt in 1991 and called upon fans to track down the notorious Dr. Proton.
- Command and Conquer: Red Alert
Categorized under the real-time strategy genre, this iteration is noted to be the next title in the C&C franchise. Released by Virgin Interactive in 1996, it’s also looked upon whilst the prequel to the 1995 installment.
We bring just one more worthy FPS title into our list that’s created by John Romero. The very first title in the acclaimed series was unfurled across the terrain in 1996. Players are called upon to conquer 32 single-player levels along with half a dozen deathmatch stages.
- SimCity 2000
If you’re a city-building simulation fan, then we have just the treat for you. This specific title forayed onto the plane in 1994 and is the successor to SimCity or SimCity Classic that was released in 1989.
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The whiplash action and iconic music took the gaming world by storm with the release of this title in 1989. For many who haven’t wielded the virtual whip and tipped the hat, the delight in question is just a side-scrolling adventure title which features levels plucked right out from the film bearing exactly the same namesake.