The Internet Archive has just opened up its vault and now you can access over 2,400 games.
There’s something unique about MS-DOS games that make them interesting and exciting even in today’s hyper real environment. Of course, the simplicity of it all and the fact that these games were the foundation to the gaming world we know today are strong reasons, but even so, the MS-DOS games have withstood the test of time.
Most of us when we across some of these classic games can’t help but spend a few minutes giving them a go.
Well, if it’s not minutes but hours and days that you want to spend on a mother load of classic MS-DOS games, here’s a collection that will help you do just that.
The Internet Archive is slowly growing into the treasure trove that every MS-DOS game lover can head to whenever they feel like playing the classic titles that they grew up on, or maybe even introduce their kids to what they used to play when they were teenagers!
The collection is an entirely bootable and playable one, making it easy for the gamer in you to get going on the games as soon as you find the title that reminds you of those exciting yesteryears. The EM-DOSBOX in-browser emulator makes this operation possible, and boy, are we glad for this simple shortcut.
Pac-Man, Prince of Persia, Street Fighter, European Championship 1992, Advanced Tactical Air Command, Fantasy Empires, Pole Position, Pacific Strike, One Must Fall 2097, SimCity Classic, Rise of the Triad – The Hunt Begins and XWing Fighter – the list is a long one indeed, and with almost 2,400 games in the collection already, it will surely take more than a few days of intense MS-DOS gaming sessions to exhaust it all. There are a few of them….
Action, Adventure, Strategy, Board Games and those unusual genres that don’t quite fit into any of the popular categories, this website has it all, and the MS-DOS Showcase even narrows it down for you with some of the most iconic games of the generation.
You can search for your favorite games with either their title or the names of their creators, making the hunt for specific games easier.
So what are you waiting for? The most iconic games of the MS-DOS generation are ready and waiting out there for you.