For those old school gamers like me, I came across this image on reddit this morning. The post was titled "100 amazing DOS games. This was my childhood." but the image itself is titled List of worthwhile DOS games. Either way, it’s a walk into the past for those of us who grew up with floppy disks and command prompts. 

http://information2share.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/list-of-worthwhile-dos-games.jpg

 

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #25894 25 Jun 2012 21:41
Old school gamers shouldn't miss this one
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Wooderson replied the topic: #25904 26 Jun 2012 01:01
That's pretty cool. I'm very glad to see that Realms of Arkania made the list. I love my Rpgs. The first Rpg I really got into was Realms of Arkania 2: Star Trail. I spent forever walking around in that game, and god it was hard. Your people had to eat, they got sick, they had to sleep. Lets not forget if you went somewhere you weren't ready for you got murdered by the first baddies you met. You also only had so many action points in combat. All combat was in a graph. Moving, attacking, defending, casting spells, and probably sneezing cost you point. So you really had to think about you position and strategy for each round. I bought the game on gog.com about a year ago, but haven't given it another run. They don't make them like this anymore. Great game.
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L0rdG1gabyt3 replied the topic: #25909 26 Jun 2012 04:57
A great way to get reacquainted with these classic games is to visit www.abandonia.com/ .

Many of them are conside3red to be "abandonware" and are freely available LEGALLY.

Put these together with DOSBox, and you can relive the golden years of DOS gaming!
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Twodavez replied the topic: #25913 26 Jun 2012 15:56
Dosbox was really hard for me to remember how to use... plus i couldn't get the game to work right for me, the controls didn't work the way i remember them, plus the resolution was really off due to the larger screen... Guess i just need to stick to Windows games i know how to start.
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drpain replied the topic: #25914 26 Jun 2012 16:58
Man, there's a lot I remember on there and some I have forgotten about over the years.
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evildoer replied the topic: #25915 26 Jun 2012 19:02
Lots of stuff I remember from back in the day. I played tons of Microprose stuff.

Three of my favorite DOS games missing from the list:

1) Hard Nova.. think Fallout 2 in Space. Great game, mostly unknown.
2) Terminal Velocity.. a mind blowing game. I remember playing it on MPLAYER waaaaay back in the day.
3) Commander Keen (You can even get it on Steam now)
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drpain replied the topic: #25916 26 Jun 2012 20:21
Commander Keen was mentioned after Command and Conquer.
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Twodavez replied the topic: #25917 26 Jun 2012 20:51
I remember playing C&C over the 15.5 modem! Sandbagging to the other person's base and building up there! it was soo funny when that would happen. What a GREAT game and the cut scenes were done so well too!
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jj_Sky5000 replied the topic: #25920 26 Jun 2012 22:55
I still have teh disk for
warcraft II
Full thottle
Janes Ah
star wars -dark force
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L0rdG1gabyt3 replied the topic: #25921 26 Jun 2012 23:20

Twodavez wrote: Dosbox was really hard for me to remember how to use... plus i couldn't get the game to work right for me, the controls didn't work the way i remember them, plus the resolution was really off due to the larger screen... Guess i just need to stick to Windows games i know how to start.

There are multiple DOSBox GUIs out there to help with starting games. I know I setup my DOSBox to boot right to my games folder where I keep all my vintage games, and then just typing in the command to start them is fairly simple. There are great tutorials on how to use DOSBox on dosbox.com

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