Are games listed on this website copyright-free?
Video games that are listed on Old Games Download are “abandonware,” which means that their original creators or publishers no longer sell or support them. Our downloads are housed on Archive.org, which is DMCA-exempt for the preservation of old software. Our website’s goal is to protect video game archival copies that would otherwise be lost. Detailed information regarding this DMCA exemption can be found at https://archive.org/about/dmca.php.
We take complaints from copyright holders extremely seriously, and we will take down any games that they don’t want to be archived on our website. Send us a note at https://oldgamesdownload.com/contact/ if you own the copyright or licensing to a game that is archived on our website and would like your game deleted.
Are your downloads safe?
We have scanned every file we submit for viruses. Typically, third-party services like archive.org host files. We don’t and never will disseminate malware. Please email us right away if you see anything suspect in one of our files.
Do I have to register or pay to download games?
Old Games Download is a free archive of abandonware games, you will never be required to register or pay to access downloads on our website.
Why do you compress the game files you upload?
The majority of the files that Old Games Download offers are going to be in compressed file archive format. These have filename endings like.zip,.rar, or.7z. As a result, we are able to save these games in a lesser file size. As a result, downloads move along more quickly and files are less prone to get corrupt. These files must be extracted in order to have access to the original, uncompressed files. For instructions on how to do this, please visit https://oldgamesdownload.com/wiki/.
What are the controls for this game?
Each game has a unique set of controls, which vary depending on the platform you’re using to play. We’ll make an effort to integrate game controls whenever possible. Occasionally, “ReadMe” or “Manual” files for the game will be accessible; these typically contain thorough information on the game’s controls. You should consult the documentation for each individual emulator when using it for additional guidance.
Can you add a game?
You can make a request for a game you played a long time ago on this page: https://oldgamesdownload.com/request-a-game/ if you can’t locate someplace to buy or download it.
How can I support you?
We are not presently collecting any donations because the website contains advertisements. Please spread the word about our website to your friends and family if you want to help us grow.