Play 2,400 DOS Games In Your Web Browser For Free, Here’s How

The Internet Archive has become an important corner of the Web for plenty of different reasons, but today one of those reasons got even better. Already host to plenty of great Atari games that could be easily played in a Web browser, the Internet Archive has now updated its collection with just shy of 2,400 MS-DOS games. Just as you would expect, you need not pay a penny in order to enjoy any of them.

Currently in beta form and prone to one or two bugs here and there, the browser-based MS-DOS gaming includes some truly game-changing titles such as Wolfenstein 3D, with less impressive titles such as Mario Teaches also included in the huge number of additions. Classics like the timeless Prince of Persia are included too, so now is your chance to try the game that spawned so many spinoffs, sequels and downright cash-ins.

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Just like the Atari games that came before them, none of the new titles come with instructions on how to play but that’s a small price to pay considering you don’t have to actually pay any price at all. At this point we’re pretty sure everyone can work out how to play a first-person shooter without too much trouble anyway.


For those curious, the Internet Archive uses the EM-DOSBOX in-browser emulator to make all of the magic happen, though we don’t really care how the sausages are made at this point. We just care that we get to play Bust-A-Move while we eat them!

And Lemmings 2. And Duke Nukem 3D!

The 2,400 titles are made up of a range of genres including strategy, adventure and action so we expect everyone will be able to find something to tickle their nostalgia button.

If you’re feeling all hyped up, then simply head over to this link to get started.

Before you take off, keep one thing in mind, there’s a chance that some titles might not load properly, and if you do face that problem, simply hit the refresh button on your browser. It might take a couple of tries before things spring to life, so be patient before you get your game on.

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