2500 Classic MS-DOS Games Are Now Free To Play

2500 Classic MS-DOS Games Are Now Free To Play

Remember, the Internet Archive is useful for more than just seeing how embarrassing your old Kotaku comments were. It’s also home to a ton of classic PC games, and thousands of new ones have just been added to the site’s catalogue.

There’s obviously a load of crap among that number, but there are also some damn fine games included, like Alone in the Dark, the PC port of the original Wipeout, Night Trap, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Loom, International Sensible Soccer, The Elder Scrolls: Redguard, Cannon Fodder, B-17 Flying Fortress, Descent and the first two Ultima Underworld games.

That’s some good stuff, and it’s all free to play right on the site, no download needed. You just head here, click on a game and get started, it runs through Dosbox right in the browser. (You can’t save, mind you, so keep that in mind if you’re firing up something like Daggerfall or the Ultima series.)

Via CNET.

Comments

  • I love Loom so much. It makes me so happy to see it getting some love in the header image. Hope the free version is the CD version with voice acting.

    Ultima Underworld 1 and 2 are pretty solid too. Happy DOS day, everyone.

  • It’s interesting that a large number of the titles listed are for sale on GOG still. I wonder if there’ll be a flow on effect there.

    I’d still prefer to buy and have an install I can have on disk to playing through a browser but it is cool for those that aren’t available otherwise.

  • Alone in the Dark??? I had a review of the original, probably in Megazone.

    Damn I regret throwing out my old mags SO MUCH. Would love to go back and reread them.

    • Archive.org has got you covered there, too. They have an EXTENSIVE magazine scan collection, including many major magazine brands. The ones I regret throwing out are mostly Nintendo Magazine System which isn’t as well-represented on Archive.org but also Hyper and the birth of PC Powerplay.

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