The Internet Archive is adding more and more games to its library for gamers to play for free. According to The Verge, close to 2,400 MS-DOS games are available to play for free via a new browser-based emulator. Although the emulator may have some bugs and there are no directions for playing the games, it is still a great find by The Verge. I remember playing some of my favorite games on MS-DOS back in the day. Some of my favorites were Total Carnage and Wolfenstein 3D that I would play for hours upon hours. The Verge puts it best:
“The Internet Archive is turning into one hell of an arcade. After releasing emulators so that you could play hundreds of Atari and arcade games right in your browser, the site has made its gaming library even bigger: starting now you can play close to 2,400 MS-DOS games without paying a cent. The new browser-based emulator is still in beta, so you might see some bugs, but it includes a huge range of classics. That includes the likes of id Software’s Commander Keen, the apocalyptic RPG Wasteland, the original Prince of Persia, early FPS games like Wolfenstein 3D, and many more. There’s even Mario Teaches Typing. As with past releases from the Archive, there are no instructions for how to play each game, so you’ll need to do a bit of experimenting — but that’s all part of the charm.” – Andrew Webster, The Verge.
Do you remember playing MS-DOS games? Were you even born yet? Am I a jerk? Let us know in the comments! Head over here to check out the games.Further reading: id Software, Microsoft, MS-DOS