PC GAMES ARCHIVE
PC Games Archive gathers information about computer games throughout the history of the gaming industry.
A PC game, also known as a computer game or personal computer game, is a type of video game played on a personal computer rather than a video game console or arcade machine. Its defining characteristics include: more diverse and user-determined gaming hardware and software; and generally greater capacity in input, processing, video and audio output.
Home computer games became popular following the video game crash of 1983, leading to the era of the “bedroom coder”. In the 1990s, PC games lost mass-market traction to console games, before enjoying a resurgence in the mid-2000s through digital distribution.
Free-to-play (F2P or FtP) video games, also known as free-to-start, are games that give players access to a significant portion of their content without paying. Free-to-play can be contrasted with pay to play, in which payment is required before using a service for the first time.
There are several kinds of free-to-play business models. The most common is based on the freemium software model, in which users are granted access to a fully functional game but are incentivised to pay microtransactions to access additional content without spending large amounts of time ‘unlocking’ it. Thus, free-to-play games are usually not entirely free. For freemium another method of generating revenue is to integrate advertisements into the game.
In our database you will find the most famous old games for the DOS and Windows operating systems.
DOS is a platform-independent acronym for Disk Operating System which later became a common shorthand for disk-based operating systems on IBM PC compatibles. DOS primarily consists of Microsoft’s MS-DOS and a rebranded version under the name IBM PC DOS, both of which were introduced in 1981. Later compatible systems from other manufacturers include DR DOS (1988), ROM-DOS (1989), PTS-DOS (1993), and FreeDOS (1998). MS-DOS dominated the IBM PC compatible market between 1981 and 1995.
VR gaming is the term used to describe a new generation of computer games that use virtual reality (VR) to give players a truly immersive, first-person perspective of game action. Participants both experience and influence the game environment through a variety of VR gaming devices and accessories, including VR headsets, sensor-equipped gloves, hand controllers and more.
Virtual reality games can be played on standalone systems, on specialized game consoles, or using advanced laptops and PCs that can power the leading VR headsets.