Internet Archive brings thousands of free retro games to your browser

Rejoice, retro gamers; all of your favorite MS-DOS (Microsoft Disc Operating System) games are now available online for free, and are playable in almost any web browser.

The massive collection of nearly 2,400 retro games was compiled by The Internet Archive, which introduced a similarly impressive collection of old console games in their console living room collection more than a year ago.

In this veritable treasure-horde of old-school games, you’ll find classics like The Oregon TrailPrince of Persia, Wolfenstein 3D, and Street Fighter II; and that’s just the beginning.

As with any project this big, there will most certainly be bugs, glitches, and the like, but The Internet Archive’s software curator Jason Scott assures visitors in a recent post that there will be no shortage of wonderful, old-school games for people to enjoy.

“I really worked hard to have only fully-functioning programs up, or at least, programs that gave viable, useful feedback,” Said Scott. “Some of them will still fall over and die, and many of them might be weird to play in a browser window, and of course you can’t really save things off for later, and that will limit things too. But on the whole, you will experience some analogue of the MS-DOS program, in your browser, instantly.”

For those looking to get a head start on the thousands of games die-hard fans are now honor-bound to play all of, you can find The Internet Archive’s game library here.

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