screenshot of a DOS game

Play classic games

You can play your favorite DOS games on FreeDOS. Note that you may need to use a specific memory manager for your game to work. This was common on DOS in the 1980s and 1990s, some games needed EMS and some needed XMS.

These links are provided as a convenience and do not constitute endorsements or approval. The FreeDOS Project does not bear responsibility for what you download from these websites.

Where to find games

GOG sells fully licensed games for all platforms, including classic DOS games. The DOS games are usually packaged for DOSBox, but you can extract these and play them under FreeDOS like any DOS game.

Other archives of popular DOS games:

System tools for DOS games

DOS was and is a simple operating system. Unlike modern operating systems, DOS does not provide a "hardware abstraction layer." Instead, DOS games accessed sound cards and other hardware directly. To run DOS games on modern PC hardware, you may need one of these drivers: