The Internet Archive graciously released another 2,500 MS-DOS games you can play right now
It’s like the ’90s never ended in my heart…
If you grew up playing games on MS-DOS like The Secret of Monkey Island or Microsoft’s Flight Simulator, you’re in for a treat. The Internet Archive has added another 2,500 MS-DOS games, all playable from your browser.
Journey back to the era before Windows existed and relive some classics.
There’s now another 2,500 MS-DOS games playable at the Internet Archive
You’d think that with how powerful modern PCs are, that running MS-DOS games would be simple. It’s anything but, with the speed of our computers being one of the main issues.
The games playable today on the Internet Archive are thanks to the eXoDOS project, which has painstakingly kept over 7,000 MS-DOS games alive. You see, some were written for very specific hardware, or for versions that don’t exist anymore. All of that had to be overcome to create games playable on modern hardware, which a few orders of magnitude faster than the hardware it was written to work on.
Some particular standouts to me from the new 2,500 include:
- Night Trap – which was famous for being the first game to use Full-Motion Video of real actors
- The Incredible Machine, 2 – a fantastic wacky puzzle game that any Rube Goldberg fan will love
- The Elder Scrolls Adventures – Redguard – Yes, there was a time before Skyrim when the Elder Scrolls were only playable on MS-DOS
Go and check out the collection yourself, and see what gems from the past you can unearth.
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