Over 2,000 MS-DOS Games Join Free Online Arcade


The Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library of internet sites and cultural content, has welcomed 2,388 MS-DOS video games to its freely playable software collection.

This comes after the site had more than five million visitors to its Internet Arcade, a section of The Internet Library that features games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, which visitors can play in their browser, free of charge. A few of the arcade titles featured include R-Type 2, Q-Bert and Street Fighter 2.

Some of the newly-added MS-DOS games include the likes of Ms. Pac Man PC, Moonwalker, Lethal Weapon, Metal Gear and Prince of Persia.

The collection’s curator, Jason Scott, spoke in a blog post about the beta nature of the library and potential issues users may experience with games not being suited to be played in a browser window. However, he added: “I really worked hard to have only fully-functioning programs up, or at least, programs that gave viable, useful feedback… On the whole, you will experience some analogue of the MS-DOS program, in your browser, instantly.”

Are there any old MS-DOS games that you’d like to replay? Let us know in the comments section.

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