The Best Dos Games Of All Time: As the technology is constantly changing from time to time, it has also changed the pattern, graphics, and experience of gaming.New games have replaced the old and classic Dos games and IBM gaming pc.
From hardware to software everything has been developed and changed for better.Even if the development is done to make the gaming experience better the true test of any game lies in the fun that a gamer haves while playing it.There are a plethora of games on the market right now but the none of them can replace the fun factor that the old and classic MS-DOS games give.
The Best Dos Games Of All Time
Here is a list of MS-DOS games which are still fun to play and super easy to install with minimum requirement.The games mentioned below can be found on video game digital download sites such as GOG and Steam and the rest are freeware.
As aforementioned, there is a minimum requirement for running DOS games and that is to have a DOS emulator such as DOSBox so that you can run the game on your PC.
01| Wasteland PC Game
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Role-Playing Game
This game was originally released for MS-Dos, Apple ll, and Commodore 64 computers.It is one of the well praised and best game in the history.It has turned out to be the best Dos game.
The is based on the 21st century where the player has to control the band of Desert Rangers and the remnants of the U.S. Army post-nuclear war. The player investigates the reason for the disturbance in the surrounding in the Las Vegas and the desert of Nevada.
The game was surely ahead of its time with all the features, creations, skills, and development system.The storyline and the character set adds extra charm to the game.This game can be found on many freeware and on abandonware gaming sites.It was released as a freeware game.It will require a DOS box to run this game.
02| X-COM: UFO Defense (UFO Enemy Unknown in Europe)
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Turn Based Strategy
X-Com consist of two different modes or phases.One among them is a Geoscape mode in which the main task is of base management.The other mode is a Battlescape mode in which the player will control the army on the mission investigating Alien crash landings and destruction of the cities.
In this game, the first mode or the Geoscape mode of the game is very detailed and includes research/technology tree.The second mode is detailed to control the army and lead the battlefield.In first phase task like resource collection, manufacturing, budgeting etc are to be done and in the second mode tasks like managing the time unit, cover, shooting aliens and exploring the map are to be accomplished.This game was popular and was well praised by critically as well as commercially.After 12 long years, the series was rebooted with the launch of XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
03|Sid Meier’s Civilization
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Turn Based Strategy
This 4x style strategy game is developed by Sid Meier and Microprose.The story revolves around civilization from 4000 BC through 2100 AD.In this game, there are six other AI-controlled civilizations with whom the player needs to compete and grow there own civilization.
Players need to find, grow and manage the cities in order to grow the domain of the civilization leading to warfare and diplomacy with other civilizations.In this development process, there is an option of technology tree from which players can choose research and develop to advance there growth of civilization.
This game is widely praised and collected a tremendous amount of revenue since the day it was first launched.There are seven games in this series and few will be added to it later.You can get this game from abandonware websites and will require a DOS box.You can go for freeware games as an alternative option like Freeciv which will run in either civ l or civ ll mode.
04|Star Wars: X-Wing
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Space Simulation
Theme: Sci-Fi, Star Wars
LucasArts was the first one to launch a space flight simulator game for PC.It has got all the good reviews from the critics and was one of the best selling game of 1993.In this game, the player gets to play the role of a pilot who goes on a space battle against the Empire.
The game is split into three parts and each part has 12 missions each.The player as a pilot will take control over X, Y or A-wing in the mission.The storyline of the game continues and in the end, Luke Skywalker attacking the Death Star concludes the game.Two two expansion packs along with the main game are released.
You can purchase the game fromand Steam as a special edition which includes both the expansion pack.You can get all other series of X-wars from Steam.
05|Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
Release Date: 1994
Genre: real-time strategy game
Theme: fantasy based
It is a very popular multiplayer game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.This the first game in the Warcraft series that gained so much popularity in that time.It is one of the classic games in RTS genre and helped in producing the features ever since in almost all other RTS games.
As a player of this game, you can either control Humans of Azeroth or the Orcish invaders. This game can be played in single-player mode or multi-player mode.In single-player mode, the player can play as resource gatherer, base-builder or build an army to defeat the enemy.
This game was popular when released in the market and it is holding good till now.You cannot get it from Blizzard’s