FAQs

Are games listed on your website copyright-free?

Games listed on Old Games Download are abandonware, which means they are no longer being sold or supported by the original developers or publishers. There is no clear legal status of abandonware, and in some cases, these games might be resold again through distributors. We take copyright owner complaints very seriously and promptly remove games which game owners don’t want listed on our website. To learn more about Abandonware, you can read the Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abandonware. If you are a copyright owner and want your game removed, please send us a message here: https://oldgamesdownload.com/contact/

Are your downloads safe?

All the files we upload have been checked, to the best of our ability, to be virus-free. Files are hosted on our own servers or on 3rd party servers such as archive.org. We do not distribute malware and never will. If you find anything suspicious in one of our downloads please contact us immediately.

Do I have to register or pay to download games?

As an effort to create a free archive of abandonware games released, you will never be required to register or pay to access downloads on our website.

Why do you compress the game files you upload?

Most of the game files you will download on our website will come in a compressed file archive format. They will have extensions such as .zip, .rar or .7z. This allows us to give you games with a smaller file size, which leads to faster download speeds, and makes it less likely for files to be corrupted during your download. These files will need to be extracted to access the game files inside. You should refer to our wiki section for tutorials on how to do this: https://oldgamesdownload.com/wiki/

What are the controls for this game?

Every game has different controls and the controls will change depending on the platform you are playing on. Where we can, we will try to include controls for the game. Sometimes, “ReadMe” or “Manual” files will be available for the game – these usually have the game’s controls detailed in their contents. When using emulators, you should refer to that specific emulator’s documentation for futher help.

Can you add a game?

If there is a game which you played a long time ago and can’t find anywhere to buy or download it, feel free to request it on this page: https://oldgamesdownload.com/request-a-game/. We will try our best to find a download for you.

Can I donate a game?

We accept donations of rare abandonware games which cannot already be found online. Please check this article for details: https://oldgamesdownload.com/wiki/donate-a-game/

How can I support you?

We are currently not accepting any donations. If you want to support us, then please share our website and help us grow! You may also follow us on our social media:

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