The Internet Archive just released a treasure trove of nearly 2,400 computer games, as part of a new project, “Console Living Room,” to make classic games free and browser-friendly.

Perusing these old MS-DOS games is a trip down memory lane; there’s far (far) too many available to play them all in a year. So we’ve selected some gems for you to play right now (they’re embedded in the post).

Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail is one of the most iconic games of all time; it was the most fun any of us had in elementary school history class. It’s on its pixelated plains of the Old West that many of us learned about the hardships of the Gold Rush.

Wolfenstein 3D

Wolfenstein 3D made killing Nazis an American pastime — and helped start the first-person shooter boom.

Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia brought live-action games to the thinking man. The puzzles were matched in difficulty only by the perfect timing necessary to complete them without dying.

Battle Chess

Chess. With swords. Never has destroying a pawn felt so satisfying.

So, take a trip back in town and play some classics here.


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