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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

DOS - 1984

Also available on: Mac - Amiga - Amstrad CPC - Apple II - Atari 8-bit - Commodore 64

Alt names H2G2, HHGTTG, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - a science fiction story, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Don't Panic!
Year 1984
Platform DOS
Released in United States (1984)
United States (1987)
United Kingdom (1990)
Genre Adventure
Theme Comedy, Interactive Fiction, Licensed Title, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher Infocom, Inc., Mastertronic Ltd.
Developer Infocom, Inc.
Perspective Text-based / Spreadsheet
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.70
4.35 / 5 - 124 votes

Description of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

1984, the year The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was released on DOS, as well as Mac, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit and Commodore 64. Made by Infocom, Inc. and published by Infocom, Inc., Mastertronic Ltd., this adventure game is available for free on this page.

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Comments and reviews

david vincent 2022-10-02 5 points

Note that you can play a more recent version of the game (with added graphics) ont the BBC website :

Mr Vampire 2019-02-17 8 points Commodore 64 version

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

Eric Klien 2018-12-31 4 points DOS version

Your DOS version has at least two bugs deep in the game, one that stopped me from finishing the game.

A better solution is to use hitchhik.z5 and then use Frotz which works well. The first program that I found for running z5 files was very buggy, but this program is good. This program is superior to the original game for many reasons, including being able to save with names greater than 8 letters, being able to look at past activity by scrolling back, and being able to use the up arrow to repeat a past command (great for correcting typos).

Eric Klien 2018-12-31 -1 point

"On the beginning i didn't give sandwich to dog and i couldn't complete the game"

Later in the game, when you are playing Ford, you have a chance to buy the sandwich and then give it to Arthur.

Foebage 2018-01-02 2 points Apple II version

This game sparked a large part of what drove me to learn about computers. I enjoyed the Apple II version. I then read all of Douglas Adams books. He was a true artist of language and humor.

Granny Kiwi 2017-07-22 6 points DOS version

I have the original game for Commodore 64, it IS an hilarious take on the original story. I tried the game without knowing anything about it. That was a mistake. I am going to try it again... might pull out my C=128-D and play.
Great game, HIGHLY recommended. I like the Zork I II and III series. I had starfall, the Leather Goddess of Phobos, The Enchanter, Suspended, Wishbringer I'm a real fan of Infocom, and gonna have fun!!!
Thanks for this!!!

xlskapl 2017-03-10 1 point

Hilarious take on the original book

kswiorek 2016-04-10 0 point DOS version

On the beginning i didn't give sandwich to dog and i couldn't complete the game

zorkman 2015-03-30 0 point DOS version

Love it

Glover 2014-10-15 0 point DOS version

This game is excellent

Anon 2014-10-05 1 point DOS version

There is a free-to-play port of this hosed by the bbc

Redstorm2000 2014-09-03 0 point DOS version

A purely text game. You really need to know the book to play well IMHO.

Tehprotector 2014-08-20 4 points DOS version

How do I play this?

Itoastergo 2014-07-14 0 point DOS version

I remember having this on my C64. Thanks!

Gamicool 2014-05-13 0 point DOS version

This game is pretty kickass

Diggs 2014-04-12 0 point DOS version

The leader

jackrex 2014-03-11 0 point DOS version

just heard of this game from a friend.

dont like to play online so trying this out.

dandecasa 2013-12-22 1 point DOS version


bjarnebiceps 2013-08-14 0 point DOS version

Firematch - that's a pretty hefty computer for a game like this :D

firematch 2013-03-11 0 point DOS version

wow, i use to play this game as kid on my old 486 dx..

gye 2013-01-07 0 point DOS version

what is this 'game'

ayula 2012-09-01 0 point DOS version


jayman419 2011-06-03 -1 point DOS version

A lot of these old text games only include the .dat or .z# file.

Since there are no executables for DOS, using will run them. (I have a multi-core CPU with Win7 Ultimate Edition, and it works fine.) has a list of interpreters for other IF games, but I haven't used any others yet.

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DOS Version

DownloadEnglish version 129 KB DownloadZ5 format, use with Frotz interpreter English version 111 KB ManualEnglish version 8 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

ManualAlt manual English version 4 MB MapMaps English version 233 KB MiscHints English version 1 MB MiscRegistration Card English version 617 KB MiscPictures of the game goodies English version 1 MB

Mac Version

Amiga ROM

Amstrad CPC Version

Apple II Version

Atari 8-bit ROM

Commodore 64 Version

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