Internet Archive lets you play thousands of MS-DOS games free

Internet Archive MS-DOS games

If you’re looking to play good old retro games, look no further, the Internet Archive website is growing fast its library of vintage arcade games to over 2,300 MS-DOS games.

Classic retro games include from the 1983’s Ms Pac-Man, 1990’s The Oregon Tail, Prince of Persia, to 1987’s adventure game Maniac Mansion.

You can play all the games free using DosBox emulation in your web browser, without having to spend countless hours trying to make the game work on a modern PC. Just to be clear, you don’t have to install anything, simply go to the Internet Archive, find the game and click Run. You can play all the MS-DOS games in full screen or with a dark background.

Now, finding a game is another story, to get a listing of all the games you’ll have to search for “collection:softwarelibrary_msdos_games”, then you’ll have to sort through 50 pages. It’ll be a lot easier if you already know the name for the game. But when you get to the game, it’s all fun.

Source Internet Archive via Wired

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