DOS short for “Disk Operating System” it is a shorthand term for several close related operating systems that dominated the IBM PC compatible market between 1981 and 1995, or until about 2000 if one includes the partially DOS-based Microsoft Windows versions 95, 98, and Millennium Edition.
Related systems include MS-DOS, PC DOS, DR-DOS, Free Dos, PTS-DOS and several others.
During the height of the DOS operating system many games designed to run on the Operating system were produced, ranging from very simple pacman like games to in depth adventure games. It is still pretty often see people playing a DOS game on the modern computer, most operating systems still include the dos program in which you can still relive the classics of the pass.
In order to play DOS games now you will need to download a emulator for most operating systems. One of the most popular and widely used is DOSbox and has been used in the testing of all games on this site and has yet to have fault.
Download and play a DOS game today and see how well gaming has traveled since the very first games ever made. It is also a great way to be able to extend your current library of games as most of these games have now been released as free games.
The Freeware Pack and the Shareware Pack both has a huge library of games and has hundreds of games browse through if you have the time effort you can really find some hidden gems among a lot of the average games released as well.