Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for the ultimate timewasting tool. Internet Archive and software curator Jason Scott has put together a collection of more than 2,300 MS-DOS games, all playable directly within your browser, and it’s all totally free.
The humongous library includes some proper gaming classics, including the likes of The Oregon Trail, Wolfenstein 3D, Prince of Persia, The Lost Vikings, Lode Runner, Golden Axe, and countless more. For old-school gamers this bumper crop is sure to tickle that nostalgia itch, while for everyone else it’s a fascinating look at gaming past.
“2,400 MS-DOS games and programs have gone live on the Internet Archive. 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,” said Scott.
“Play a few programs, note how you get around to things, and talk about what works and what doesn’t work for you. There’s a feedback button – use it. The goal is that you will be able to do everything you can do with the old interface with the new, but that you’ll have so much more happening on the new one.”
You can check out the massive archive for yourself over here, what games are you intending on dusting off? Any retro recommendations for your fellow GDers?