Over 3,500+ DOS games that can be played online

Play DOS Games Online was setup for preservation of 3,500+ old retro and abandonware games and abandoned OS/interfaces that you can play online right in your web browser for education and research purposes. There is just something magical about the old DOS games that just brings back memories and takes many of us back to our childhood or a time when things were simpler and just as much fun without all the animation that is the standard these days. These games were from a time when there were so many different types of PC's on the market that all had different hardware. You will notice that many of the games will let you change sounds cards, graphics cards etc. There was so much change in the 80’s and 90’s with DOS games and many seem to be all but forgotten, but we have them here! (If there is a game missing shoot us a message and we’ll put it up.)
This website was not only setup to try to preserve these games, but also to make them playable for free on modern desktop computers, tablets and phones. Before you get started make sure that you are using the latest Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Our facebook page is here Play DOS Games Online Facebook page it was setup simply so you can request games that are currently not listed, or get updates on games and software added. If you don’t use social media which is cool you can also email us a request for features playdosgames@outlook.com or post in the forum.

We have advertising that takes care of the website hosting, other than that using this site is free and will always be free.

4/27/16 New user account issues have been resolved.

4/19/16 Any game errors, or problems please email us or message on facebook, we do not check comments on individual games.

3/18/16 Server upgrades, you may have to close your browser or flush DNS cache.

2/25/16 XBOX One users, to get the best experience consider a USB Keyboard a cheap one from a supermarket should work. Bluetooth keyboards should work too, but keep your receipt in case it doesn't.

2/23/16 Help a fellow DOS gamer, we had a request for the full version of a DOS 1995 game called Pune, we have the shareware version up but can't find the Full one, anyone have it?
Update: The developer of the original game contacted us he my compile the game and send it to us, we will put the game up if he gets it done.

2/20/16 Games or OS that have "Read Notes" in the title, please read the how to play section for that game. Some of the recent additions are stretching what Java/EM-DOSBOX is capable of and we have best results tips so they have the best chance at running.

2/20/16 Games or OS that have "Read Notes" in the title, please read the how to play section for that game. Some of the recent additions are stretching what Java/EM-DOSBOX is capable of and we have best results tips so they have the best chance at running.

2/7/16 Remember to have your joystick or gamepad plugged and push a button before you start a game, this is required for PC,MAC,Linux & Android. You will see the gamepad listed below the game when connected. Xbox One is the only exception as the gamepad is always active with Edge browser.

1/27/16 You may also request Windows 3.11 and lower games.

12/31/15 Improved search function, can now find partial words, and shows thumbnail.

12/31/15 Happy New year! We are adding new sections for our friends in France and Deutschland, more languages to come. Click the Euro

11/22/15 Software is being upgraded, there may be some glitches. Done!

10/2/15 All games are now converted to html5/javascript if anyone still uses Java applet there are many games here: java.PlayDOSgamesonline.com

9/28/15 Forum activated for registered users, click face to access:-()

8/20/15 Q: Can I save games? A: Not outside the browser sorry :(

8/5/15 Software upgrades completed, sorry for the downtime.

7/1/15 Registered users can now submit an edit to a page such as additional images or better description,cheats,manuals etc. Edits are reviewed before being published.

6/29/15 You can now create an account and bookmark your favorites, click this symbol to get started

1/5/14 Changes to latest Java setup guide:Java Setup