If You Want to Wallow Through Nostalgia… January 6, 2015Posted by geoff in News.
The Internet Archive just dumped nearly 2,400 old MS-DOS video games into an easy-to-navigate repository. Every single one of the games is free to play in your browser. Some of the games are classics. Some of them are hilariously obscure. And some of them are porn—which is something you probably didn’t realize existed on MS-DOS.
The first thing you’ll notice when you dive into the new MS-DOS game library is just how impossibly large it seems. It’s got everything! Street Fighter II? Yup. Sim City? Uh huh. Duke Nukem 3D? Of course! The new additions build on previous Internet Archive projects that brought hundreds of arcade games and loads of free software to the web.
Browsing through the list, I note PC version of several arcade games (Qbert, Ms. Pac Man, Robotron, Defender, Joust) as well as several of the old Sierra games (Leisure Suit Larry is particularly well-represented. No King’s Quest or Space Quest games, though).