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    Default Favorite DOS Games!

    What are your favorite games that run on the venerable MS-DOS platform? I consider anything that runs on a 486SX to be a 'true' DOS game. E.G. Action Supercross is too modern and Quake is borderline.

    Mine are:
    Flight Simulator 4.0b
    SkyRoads
    PacPC II
    The Hitchikers Guide to the Galazy <- I have an original boxed copy
    Street Rod 2 <- I have an original boxed copy
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    Wing Commander
    XCOM
    Master of Orion
    DUNE II
    Gold box SSI D&D games
    X-Wing
    Ultima series
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    Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
    Boxed apps and games for the above systems
    Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems

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    Monster Bash series
    Commander Keen series
    Biomenace series
    Stargunner
    (anything else by Apogee, really)
    Overkill
    Sid Meier's Pirates
    Master of Orion I and II
    Cannon Fodder
    Beast
    Dune 2
    Wolfenstein 3D
    Doom 1 and 2
    So many, I'd have to boot up my T6600C and read through the directory listing to get you a proper list.
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    Just about anything from Lucas Arts such as Full Throttle, The Dig, Monkey Island Series. There are the Sierra games such as Quest for Glory, Space Quest etc. Also the 2 Discworld games are awesome. Rise of the Triad, Doom, Duke Nukem. The Commander Keen Series was good too.

    Can't think of any other atm.

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    Day of the Tentacle
    Full Throttle
    Indycar Racing / Nascar Racing
    Flight Simulator 5.1
    Chuck Yeager's Air Combat
    Wolf3D / Spear of Destiny
    The Need for Speed
    Flight Unlimited
    Duke Nukem 3D
    Jetfighter II
    SimCity 2000
    X-Wing / TIE Fighter
    Alone in the Dark
    F-19 Stealth Fighter / F-117A Stealth Fighter 2.0
    Lemmings
    Out of this World
    Star Trek: 25th Anniversary
    Dark Forces
    Stunts

    ...I could go on for a few pages. I've got dozens of original boxed DOS games (back when you actually got a nice big box and manual for your $50).

    I wonder if we're poised for another "video game crash" like the one back in 1983? Graphics have always been a major driver of game sales, and now that the newest consoles & titles have pushed the limits of photorealism, game companies will have to work a lot harder to give buyers compelling reasons to purchase their newest titles. Actually, I'm getting bored of the whole photorealistic 3D paradigm, and would love to see a return to some good old-fashioned 2D adventure titles.

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    New day, new mind, new list:

    Raptor - Call of the Shadows
    Tyrian
    Return to Discworld
    The Dig
    Day of the Tentacle (must admit, haven't played this since I was like 4 when I played through with my mom, lol)
    Castlevania
    Space Quest
    Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
    Warcraft - Orcs and Humans
    Warcraft II - Tides of Darkness/Beyond the Dark Portal
    Duke Nukem 3D

    I'll keep posting more if I keep thinking of them - I need this list for myself too, lol.
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    I have to agree:
    Lucas
    Sierra
    Infocom

    Doom
    Flight Sim (I like both 4.0 and 5.1)

    But don't forget the golden oldies:
    Round 42
    Alley Cat
    Moon Patrol
    Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer
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    The "Golden Oldies" are prior to my time - granted I play Pacmac and Asteroids, but I was exposed to them through their propagation through various formats and such over the years. I was born 1990 though, so my nostalgia period is mostly 1991-1998 or so..
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    I loved the gold box SSI/TSR games and Ultima series although I first played Ultima on a b&w zenith (386 or 486) laptop
    Terminal Velocity was awesome though that really needed a 486DX 100 or Pentium for the best game play.

    Just thinking of some others that aren't yet mentioned but were fun:
    Loom
    Longbow (Robin Hood)
    Dark Ages (on my older systems)
    Jill of the Jungle (similar but newer graphics and smoother game play)
    Duke Nukem 1/2
    Civilization (DOS.. this is a must have but don't play unless you have 8 hours of free time heh)
    Red Baron

    8086 games:
    Sopwith
    Janitor Joe
    Castle Adventure (don't kiss the vampire)
    Hm.. oh well can't always list em all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raven View Post
    The "Golden Oldies" are prior to my time - granted I play Pacmac and Asteroids, but I was exposed to them through their propagation through various formats and such over the years. I was born 1990 though, so my nostalgia period is mostly 1991-1998 or so..
    Is it time to break out the "young whippersnappers!" line?



    Dang. you're nostalgic for the computers I used in college... (Then again, there are others here who were nostalgic for computers THEY used in college - before I was born...)
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