Play 2500 MS-DOS Games in Your Browser for Free


Internet Archive MS-DOS Games

The Internet Archive has released an additional 2,500 MS-DOS games playable online in a browser, many with manuals. The Internet Archive started adding MS-DOS games in 2015, adding periodically to the collection. This is the largest update to the collection so far.

Jason Scott, Internet Archive Curator, says "The update of these MS-DOS games comes from a project called eXoDOS, which has expanded over the years in the realm of collecting DOS games for easy playability on modern systems to tracking down and capturing, as best as can be done, the full context of DOS games – from the earliest simple games in the first couple years of the IBM PC to recently created independent productions that still work in the MS-DOS environment."

As with previous MS-DOS games, the emulators can be slow, in particular on older machines. Another issue is the sheer size of some of the games as many of them were originally on CDs, making them large downloads to play in a browser. Depending on your hardware and connection, you may want to try smaller games.

There are some suggestions for smaller games on the blog announcement, and the whole collection can be found here:

Internet Archive Software Library: MS-DOS Games

(h/t MSPoweruser)

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For some reason site contact form won't load, and nor will the 'contact individual author'. So no choice but to communicate here:

Dear Gizmo's writers,
sorry to seem to quibble. I speak from a place of genuine suffering: plurals don't get apostrophes (e.g "CDs")

Thanks for the good stuff.

Corrected. That one slid right by me. Thanks for mentioning it, it's appreciated. :)