- Created: Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:06
- Written by Ragdata
Ready for an overload of nostalgia?
There's something magical about the old DOS games. Game developers in the 80's and 90's didn't have high-definition audio and video at their disposal - hell, I remember when 16 colours was the greatest thing since Space Food Sticks and Tang! These games come from a time when everything in home computing was brand-new - and every manufacturer was doing all they could to make sure that their own special way of doing things would become the next "Industry Standard". There were so many different types of PC on the market that we needed to be able to configure graphics and sound for our particular setup before we could sit down to play anything.
The folks at classicreload.com have salvaged a collection of more than 4,300 examples of 8, 16, and 32-bit classic video game history - and they haven't at all taken the easy road. There are plenty of similar abandonware sites scattered around the internet - but this site includes some of the most famous, most sough-after and hardest to find titles! We're talking about:
- Master of Orion 1 & 2
- Elite (the Commodore 64 version !!)
- Leather Godesses of Phobos 1 & 2
- The ENTIRE Leisure Suit Larry Collection
- Prince of Persia (for Amiga/C64/DOS/MAC/NES/SNES/SEGA)
- X-COM: UFO Defense / Enemey Unknown & Terror from the Deep
- Warcraft (Orcs & Humans, Tides of Darkness, Beyond the Dark Portal)
- Star Wars (Dark Forces, X-Wing & TIE Fighter)
- Star Trek (several titles, as you can imagine)
- Sid Meier's Civilization
- Command & Conquer
- Pool of Radiance
- Wolfenstein 3D
And THOUSANDS more titles besides !!
Best of all, they've created an emulator to run them all that runs right on their website - so you don't need to worry about getting them to run on your modern system! You only need to make sure that you've got the latest Chrome or Firefox Browser.
A very special thanks to my good friend and colleague - Sergio - for sending this link to me. Truly appreiate it mate, thanks!
You might also want to check out The Software Library: MS-DOS while you're here ...