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Experts Tell Us the Best DOS Games

This article showcases our top picks for the Best DOS Games. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

DOS Card Game

This product was recommended by Cindy Corpis from SearchPeopleFree

If you love to play UNO, you will love this game, too, as this classic UNO card game will coordinate DOS. The motive of playing this game is to be the first player to get rid of your cards and be the first one to acquire 200 points. After opening the box, you will get a 112-card deck, including wild # cards and wild DOS cards, along with the instructions. When you start playing DOS, you must match the numbers and acquire additional points for matching colors.

Star Wars Rebel Assault

This product was recommended by Yuuna Morishita from The Japanese Way

A great game to play, it’s classic and original. Kind of (out of date) but still very enjoyable!

Redneck Rampage

This product was recommended by Rhonda Swan from Unstoppable Branding Agency

This shooting game is very simple, just shoot those individuals suddenly showing up on the screen. The storyline revolves around the idea that your prized pig has been stolen by aliens so you have to shoot them. You can also use other materials to kill these aliens such as dynamite and other explosives. This is a relaxing game for those who would like to do a simple, no-brainer kind of game.

SimCity 2000

This product was recommended by Stephen Curry from CocoSign

This is the ultimate city simulator game with an urban renewal kit to build your cities at no cost then import them into the game. It is a classic game, so you shouldn’t expect the best graphics, but it is simplified enough to give you an incredible gaming experience. There isn’t much to it, and chaos will always reign in your cities, such as earthquakes, tornados, fires, and even sea monsters on the Tokyo level.

X-COM: UFO Defense

This product was recommended by Jennifer Schlette from KitchenSubstitute

X-Com: UFO Defense is a 1994 strategy video game developed and published by MicroProse for the PC. The gameplay consists of strategic elements, combined with some squad-level tactical interludes where you direct your soldiers in combat against alien forces. This combination allows players to both build up their bases on Earth while producing interceptors that shoot down UFOs as they are invading earth’s airspace, as well as sending out soldiers into the field to engage aliens face-to-face. Additionally, X-Com also has many role-playing elements which allow players to upgrade their characters’ abilities over time through experience points gained from either shooting enemies or successfully completing missions.

Sid Meier’s Civilization V

This product was recommended by David Scott from Top Reviews

A 1991 turn-based strategy video game developed and published by MicroProse. The game was originally developed for MS-DOS running on a PC, and has undergone numerous revisions for various platforms. The game begins in 4000 BC. From there, you grow into a civilization, from the first cities, battles, and space exploration.

WarCraft II: Tides of Darkness

This product was recommended by David Scott from Top Reviews

WarCraft II: Tides of Darkness is a fantasy real-time strategy computer game developed by Blizzard Entertainment and released for DOS in 1995. To defeat an opponent in battle, players must gather resources and create structures and units. Most DOS games are no longer available on the market; however, some sites offer these games to be played online. Although the graphics are pretty old, it still holds up today with their charm. Nostalgia is a big part; as I grew up with this game, playing with my late cousin for nights on the weekend brings back memories.

Wolfenstein 3D / Spear of Destiny

This product was recommended by Adam Garcia from The Stock Dork

There are DOS games that are so much more sophisticated in terms of graphics and storyline, but hardly anything is as revolutionary as Wolfenstein 3D was. Despite the super low resolution (as seen from today’s standards), it allows for an immersive, dynamic and sometimes even terrifying experience chock-full of surprises and secrets. Not to mention the great soundtrack! It’s not without reason that this game, along with its prequel Spear of Destiny, got a cult-like following and paved the way for other classics such as Doom or Duke Nukem 3D.

The Ultimate DOOM

This product was recommended by Brian Bram from Home Gym Strength

When we talk about the best Dos game, it should be in the First Person Shooter genre. And this is exactly what you’ll get with “The Ultimate DOOM”. Aside from the mere fact that it’s one of the most defining and influential games in the first-person genre, it’s also one of the reasons behind why multiplayer and modding became popular. You’ll be playing as a space marine here initially armed only with just a pistol against an army of undead marines and mutant demons. But the most challenging part is you’ll have to make your way through 36 missions spread across 4 episodes to win the game.

The Secret Of Monkey Island

This product was recommended by Stewart McGrenary from Freedom Mobiles

The point-and-click graphic adventure game developed by LucasFilm, set in the Caribbean during a time period when pirates roamed freely. You play as “Guybrush Threepwood” and explore islands while solving puzzles to make it back home safely!

Star Wars: X-Wing

This product was recommended by Amit Raj from The Links Guy

This is one of the very first games to use 3D polygon graphics and was a massive success. Over time, it has been updated with new releases that have included an improved music system for players to feel more immersed in their virtual world, which keeps them hooked on gameplay!

Warcraft: Orcs and Humans

This product was recommended by Todd Bissell from RideFAQs

Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft: Orcs & Humans is a fantasy-based real-time strategy game that was launched in 1994. It was the first game in the Warcraft series, and it was the forerunner of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft. The game is widely regarded as a classic in the RTS genre, and it is credited for popularizing several multiplayer features that can now be found in almost any real-time strategy game published since. Players control either the Humans of Azeroth or the Orcish invaders in Warcraft: Orcs & Humans. There is a single-player campaign as well as multiplayer battles in the game. In the single-player mode, players will complete a series of objective-based missions that often entail base construction, resource collecting, and army construction in order to destroy the other group. When it was first published, the game garnered a lot of positive feedback and continues to do so now. In 1995 and 2002, Blizzard published two sequels, Warcraft II and Warcraft III, followed by World of Warcraft in 2004. The game isn’t accessible on Blizzard’s, but it may be found on a variety of third-party websites. Although several of these sites label the game as abandonware and provide links to download the original game files, the game is not officially free. Both Amazon and eBay have physical copies of the game available.

Wolfenstein 3D

This product was recommended by Demi Yilmaz from Colonist

Possibly one of the most riveting games that kick-started the first-person shooter craze, Wolfenstein 3D is a timeless masterpiece. While the graphics are nowhere close to what you’d expect in today’s world, the game hasn’t lost its appeal and still remains a classic favorite. With each level progressively more difficult than the last, Wolfenstein reels you in till you either successfully defeat the last enemy or die trying.

Quake Mission Pack No. 2: Dissolution of Eternity

This product was recommended by Tony Kay from Live Life Healthily

Quake mission pack 2 is the second mission released for quake and it is developed by Rogue Entertainment. It was released in March 1997. It’s genre is First-person shooter game.. People love this game too much as it was the very start version of big games now a days like pung and free fire. I personally liked this game as it was more advanced as compared to the games at that age. This could be easily played by almost every age group of people and they enjoyed playing it on DOS and also on windows and mobiles as well.

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Written by Zak Parker

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