MS-DOS Games: Internet Archive Releases Duke Nukem, Other Old Favorites for Free

How to play some of your favorite games from the 1980s and 1990s for free.

ByALYSSA NEWCOMB
January 08, 2015, 2:49 PM
PHOTO: Users can now play The Oregon Trail Deluxe by MECC on the Internet Archive. The Oregon Trail Deluxe is one of over 2,000 MS-DOS games that are now available to play at Archive.org.
Users can now play The Oregon Trail Deluxe by MECC on the Internet Archive. The Oregon Trail Deluxe is one of over 2,000 MS-DOS games that are now available to play at Archive.org.
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— -- Here's the ultimate Throwback Thursday for gamers:

More than 2,000 MS-DOS games (that's dating back to the days of floppy disks) are now available for free online at the Internet Archive.

Among the classic titles offered are the Oregon Trail, Zelda Classic, Price of Persia and Street Fighter.

While you probably don't have that big bulky computer you used to enjoy the games on, it's still possible to enjoy the old-school MS-DOS experience through a browser emulator.

There may be a wealth of games available, but the website's creators say the experience is still in beta. It's also worth noting that several of the games we tried don't come with instructions and don't allow players to save their progress.

However, chances are you'll be on such a nostalgia trip that it won't even matter.

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