2400 FREE MS-DOS Video Games – Oregon Trail, Donkey Kong, Carmen Sandiego & More!
If you love retro video games, then this is the freebie for you! What was your favorite arcade game to play as a kid? Did you love Gauntlet, Fantasy Empires, Super Street Fighter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Donkey Kong, or Pac-Man?
Here’s your chance to get reconnected to many of the games you used to love and rekindle the moments of enjoying the various entertaining virtual worlds…thanks to a tech-savvy group of video game enthusiasts. FREE DOS-Based Video Games Get access to a whopping 2,400 FREE Arcade Video Games – loved by many fans.
The Internet Archive video games project was developed to create the arcade experience right in [almost] any browser. Of course, playing these old video games in a browser may seem kind of weird at first. You can’t “save” games, and some might crash or be a difficult to load. But, it’s an experiment so they’ll probably improve it.
A Few of the Awesome Games in the MS-DOS Video Game Collection:
– The Oregon Trail Deluxe (1992)
– Prehistorik 2 (1993)
– Prince of Persia (1990)
– Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego Deluxe (1990)
– King’s Bounty (1990)
About the Retro Video Game Archive
Jason Scott introduced the MS-DOS video game project on his own weblog and wrote: 2,400 MS-DOS games and programs have gone live on the Internet Archive. The full collection is here and the games-specific section (basically all of them, for now) is here.That’s the headline, and based on the thousands of plays that this collection has already gotten, a pretty well-known thing if you were looking for it. Considering the Internet Arcade has dragged in over 5 million people, this new collection will probably bring in a flood of its own. Welcome. But. Let’s talk about what makes this different than the other playable software libraries I’ve been putting up.
First, I really worked hard to have only fully-functioning programs up, or at least, programs that gave viable, useful feedback. Some of them will still fall over and die, and many of them might be weird to play in a browser window, and of course you can’t really save things off for later, and that will limit things too. But on the whole, you will experience some analogue of the MS-DOS program, in your browser, instantly. Hope you enjoyed reading this! Share this with your friends and spread the gaming love! Isn’t playing arcade video games one of the best ways to feel like a kid again? Have fun!!
What is the Internet Archive?
These retro DOS-based games are located at the Internet Archive, which is a trusted source for lots of things. They have a free downloadable audio and video collection, and a scholarly libraries of documents. It’s well-known for the Wayback Machine which saves snippets of internet pages from the past. For example, check out what the White House’s website looked like over a decade ago (take a look in link!) Cool, right?!
Get it free
To play, click the link above and search through the large list and test out the games to see what works for you (click ‘RUN’ on game pages)! The five most downloaded games are to the right of the page after clicking the first link above. You may be very surprised by what you come across…and enjoy doing it! 🙂
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– You can now play nearly 2,400 MS-DOS video games in your browser (from The Washington Post)