100 MS-DOS Games In 10 Minutes – The 80s Edition!

100 MS-DOS Games In 10 Minutes – The 80s Edition!

My first video for the PC platform!

If you grew up in the 80s, you probably gamed on MS-DOS at some point or another. While not much of a contender in the early/mid 80s, the PC really started gathering popularity in the late 80s, before becoming the dominant (non-console) platform in the mid-90s.

4 color CGA graphics? Yep. 16 color EGA graphics? Luxury. 256 color VGA graphics? A dream. Sound? Uhm, the less said about that, the better.

It’s interesting to note that the first half the 80s tended to have more arcade ports and action games, mixed with the occasional RPG, before the late 80s started bringing in more Sierra/Lucasarts style adventures and more “sophisticated” games. Hopefully, this video shows that evolution well. Indeed, this video really charts the evolution of the Video Game quite well

Notes: I’ve used the North American names of games where applicable – so “Sentinel” becomes “The Sentry” and Nebulous is “Tower Toppler”. Also, I’ve tried to include some European games that many North American gamers may not have heard of.

50 Comments

  1. David Lima games on May 24, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    8:31….RIO

  2. Sean Gates on May 24, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Can someone help me identify a game? Between 1984-1986, it had these "sandworms" that could eat you, perhaps send you to another dimension, but it wasn’t Dune. It had a design-your-own-room simulator too.

  3. Lenny Brewster on May 24, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    I remember playing those text only mud games too. I had bouncing babies on a Nintendo game and watch back then. Enjoyed the nostalgia, thanks bud👍

  4. cringe channel :,( on May 24, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    1983: 30 Users are invited

  5. Michael Glasson on May 24, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    If I could go back, I’d immediately buy a Sound Blaster card.

  6. Srstabalot on May 24, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    😆 the memories

  7. Irina Sukhova on May 24, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    Its a hard hope, but may be some1 can help. I was looking for a CGA MS-DOS game, can’t remember the name. It was pseudo-3D (isometric view), where you walk around space base and kill robots. Between the missons you flyes on the space ship in some kind of mase trying beat timer and get a bonus. This game can’t be found in this video, but may some1 old enough to remember it. 🙂

  8. AGENT XLVII on May 24, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    4:00 wow very smooth sprite animation

  9. Giorgio Caron on May 24, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    I used to play operation wolf😍😍😍😍

  10. Ibrahim Saba on May 24, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    I want a real remaster of the karateka 1982

  11. nzonic on May 24, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    was looking for an 80’S dos game called geography or something, wanted to see if it still existed

  12. SierraSierraFoxtrot on May 24, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    I got a rush of nostalgia seeing "Into The Eagle’s Next". 4:36

  13. TheJ602 on May 24, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Who ever invented that CGA pallet needs to die

  14. Doğukan or Chettomas on May 24, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    98 years

  15. elrincondeemily2 on May 24, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Todo en magenta y sian xD

  16. AYW on May 24, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    I cant belive i got so excitied when playing those games..

  17. Berk Karşı on May 24, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    Those cyan and magenta games scream vaporwave

  18. Victor Aceves on May 24, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Recuerdo desbloqueado ⚡️✅

  19. Edgar G. on May 24, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Can’t remember this medieval PC game name from mid-late ’80’s: it was about seizing castles via catapults loaded with a choice of pest, fire or rocks.

    Help a fellow gamer remember it.

  20. Paul Hayden on May 24, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    I had 4 PCs , Coleco Adam, PCjr, 8088 with CGA and 80286 with EGA.
    I played about half of these games.
    My 80286 had a sound card (I think an adlib). Games that supported were much more enjoyable and the EGA card was much better. VGA card were to expensive at the time.

  21. Malti Moto on May 24, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Das war noch was, wie ich mit meinen Freunden gerätselt habe, wie wir die Kopierschutzfragen von Larry beantworten. Und dann ganz wichtig: USE CONDOM 🙂

  22. Eran Feit on May 24, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Hi,
    Nice video ,
    Please watch my new experience of playing the Atari games 🙂

    https://youtu.be/vJO6nMwUBXw

    Eran

  23. Kreemkrackered on May 24, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Damn I miss point and click adventure games. Loved the Lucas Arts and Sierra games..

  24. Ben Miler on May 24, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    It’s nice to see how PC graphics evolved throughout the ’80s in this video. At that time I never owned a PC, just a TI-99/4A and Atari 800XL. Those early CGA games often looked horrible where Apple II, Atari 8-bit, C64 and even TI-99/4A owners can rest easy but I started seeing vast improvements by 1986 (better looking CGA, and the beginnings of EGA) and when 1989 rolls around, while EGA was still common, VGA was starting to creep in.

  25. Katrina gaming4563 on May 24, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    A lot that weren’t mentioned, which is a shame because Ive forgotten their names and was hoping to see them. Didn’t see Kings Quest or Wolfenstein on your list either. But thanks for the memories. BTW I played battle chess badly just to watch the battles.🤣

  26. tenchi586 on May 24, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    King’s Quest II Romancing The Stone came out in 1985, not 1987. Aside from that, great video. I enjoyed it.

  27. O Amumu on May 24, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Alguem sabe o nome de um jogo antigo de pc eu jogava em 2003 ate 2006 quando foi formatado, era um jogo bem simples que tinha umas criancinhas debaixo de uma terra e aí vc tinha q levar elas ate as casinhas abrindo caminho pela terra e desviando de umas pedras q ficavam indo e vindo se elas batessem nas pedras elas morriam e tinha q levar as criancinhas em segurança até a casinha alguem sabe por favor ja tem muitos anos que eu procuro

  28. Carbonated Turtle on May 24, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Probably pointless to say this now, but video you have for 70 is from the first Police Quest.

  29. Beth S on May 24, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Remember when these games were innovative for their time ahhh the good ole times

  30. DarioMarchini on May 24, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    alley cat and lode runner😍😍oh my childhood

  31. Kidwaryod Production on May 24, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    When I saw "OK" in clip picture cover. I imagined about Saitama from One Punch Man.

    We can called "Leisure Suit Caped Baldy" 😆

  32. cringe channel :,( on May 24, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    1981: Prehistoric Comments and Users Island

  33. cringe channel :,( on May 24, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    1981: 10 users are invited to go on Primary

  34. ATPStudios on May 24, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    Who remembers a single screen bush/grass area game where there was a little ant and each keyboard letter press made something different happen!? His friend brings him out a birthday cake, and another key made him go fish in his little boat!? If I had to guess it looked like it must have been from late 80’s early 90’s? IVE BEEN TRYING FOR YEARS NO ONE KNOWS!!!

  35. GameReality on May 24, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    3D Tetris called BlockOut 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18BhnHFq_uc&t=10s

  36. Bomb Giggity on May 24, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    0:004 I thrusted violently at an orc once.

  37. liljames2k on May 24, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    6:54 that is police quest 1 and not 2.

  38. 유튜브안해요 on May 24, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    prince of persia & simcity is my best game

  39. MVKHXV on May 24, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    2:42 new death grips beats r fye

  40. Pete Leong on May 24, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    What game was that little intro jingle taken from at the very start? Ive heard it so many times but cant remember.

  41. WunderbarGirl on May 24, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    What’s the name of the song in the start of the video?

    the one that starts with the notes G4, C5, C5, G5, A5, G5 in that order.

  42. Lynn Parnell on May 24, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Anyone recall Wrath of Nicademus? Later 80’s. I played it on an Amiga.

  43. Peli Mies on May 24, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    PrinceOfPersia

    Controls 10/10

  44. megasuperlexa2 on May 24, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    digger???

  45. Andrew Green on May 24, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Puts some things in perspective about computer graphics over time. As someone who is trying to understand how you can move/redraw so many pixels on a prompt within a moment really fast, that actually astounds me.

  46. Dontspamrob on May 24, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    PC speaker and CGA graphics, talk about painful.

  47. Doğukan or Chettomas on May 24, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    I miss you 99-2000

  48. Sean Gates on May 24, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Marble Madness! It may have been Atari, but it kinda belongs here.

    Tapper was seriousfully stressful. Loderunner, Arkanoid & Jumpman were amazing.

  49. frank brackett on May 24, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Does anyone remember a game called Harvey? You took care of an older man named Harvey, kind of like The Sims.

  50. TheSkyhorse82 on May 24, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Wow….Wolfenstein has really come a long way.
    And, Jumpman looks as riveting as ever.

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