Play Nearly 2400 MS-DOS Games For Free In Vast New Online Archive

Written by Neil Soutter on Thu, Jan 8, 2015 4:30 PM

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?

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10:49 Jan-10-2015

Awesome!

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12:29 Jan-09-2015

omg! really cool work im waiting for this years..childhood dreams..lets see if i could find my games that i already forgot their name

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08:02 Jan-09-2015

That's a great archive of some really good games, Dangerous Dave 2, Stunts, oh the memories :)
But are there really 2400, I question this because I spotted a double listing of, 'Gremlins 2:The New Batch'... What am I saying, who cares if there are a few double ups there's still thounsands of hours worth of fun to be had there.

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03:20 Jan-09-2015

Thanks bro . My memories of older games have come alive. i used to play price of persia , biomenace , doom , wolfenstein & many more.

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02:22 Jan-09-2015

Golden Axe FTW!!

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00:02 Jan-09-2015

donkey kong babeehh

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23:53 Jan-08-2015

c:/CLS

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22:47 Jan-08-2015

As I suspected, Turns out this is very much illegal:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAME#Legal_status


Therefore I am staying away from the site.

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21:26 Jan-08-2015

I question just how legal this is.


Over 2K games for free? Suspicious IMO.

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21:28 Jan-08-2015

I'm not touching that site unless I know for sure it's legal.

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05:52 Jan-09-2015

Still, offline is the way to play DOS games. :)

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20:50 Jan-08-2015

Bookmarked!!!! :-)

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18:56 Jan-08-2015

https://archive.org/details/msdos_Girlfriend_Construction_Set_1989


Girlfriend Construction Set... it's a 1989 MS-DOS RPG Girlfriend Simulator.


Hahahahahaha :D Love it.

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18:29 Jan-08-2015

Played the original PoP all the time as a kid. Good times.

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18:03 Jan-08-2015

I've just added that Web Address to favourites for when I'm bored :D

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18:05 Jan-08-2015

me too men :)

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21:32 Jan-08-2015

Heh,me too.And i bet most people here did.

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01:04 Jan-10-2015

Damnit no Blood 1.

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17:38 Jan-08-2015

I would like to find TES:Arena or Daggerfall here.Seems like an awesome site.

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17:01 Jan-08-2015

Awesome...Thanks :))

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16:58 Jan-08-2015

Eye of the beholder III and Scorched earth! Omg, the memories...

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16:51 Jan-08-2015

I remember Aquanoid, Raptor, Wolf3D and more as the good-old games :) Been using the DOSBox emulator for these games, but this must better...I'll check it out!

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16:49 Jan-08-2015

It's sad how many of these games I have already played..... when they were NEW!

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16:47 Jan-08-2015

hahahha anyone else remembers that awesome arcade volleyball

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16:49 Jan-08-2015

Oh yeah, that was pretty cool :)

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14:18 Jan-09-2015

Omg yeah , &#603.

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16:47 Jan-08-2015

The archive site doesn't work for me, I don't know why :/

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16:56 Jan-08-2015

Broswer issue? Works fine for me; pretty well done (tested Aquanoid) :)

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17:04 Jan-08-2015

@ HEAVENISHELL
Many titles have a problem loading... Most people advise either refreshing the page or restarting the browser after clearing history and cache or trying a different browser...

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10:05 Jan-09-2015

It works now lol. Gonna play all of them :D

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11:15 Jan-09-2015

ALL OF THEM...? Ain't nobody got time for that...

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