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The best science fiction games

Time travel, space wars, alien empires, alternate universe, cyberpunk anti-heroes, space invaders, post-apocalyptic worlds, dystopian societies, mad scientists, galaxies far far away, strange new worlds, mech battles, deep space exploration, evil robots... should I go on?
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Darius Gaiden

Windows XP/98/9519984.4/5 Taito
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Earthworm Jim 2

DOS1996protected4.4/5 Shiny Entertainment
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X-COM: Ufo Defense

DOS1994protected4.3/5 MicroProse Software
UFO: Enemy Unknown (or X-COM: Ufo Defense) is a sci-fi tactical strategy game created by Julian Gollop set in a not-to-distant future where aliens are invading the Earth. The gameplay switches between tactical combat, where you fight aliens in a turn-based fashion, and strategic micromanagement, where you manage your X-COM base and personnel.
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Nova 9: The Return of Gir Draxon

DOS19914.3/5 Dynamix
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Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares

DOSWindows XP/98/951996protected4.3/5 SimTex
Master of Orion II is a 4X turn-based sci-fi strategy game set in space. Master of Orion 2 gives the player an empire to run by controlling food and production, managing economy and researching new technology. The player can wage war against other races or use spies and diplomacy to achieve victory.
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Strike Commander

DOS1993protected4.3/5 Origin Systems
Strike Commander is combat flight simulation game created by Chris Roberts (the designer behind Wing Commander) and Jeff George. Strike Commander was developed by Origin Systems and released by Electronic Arts in 1993 for DOS.
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Time Bandit

DOS19894.3/5 MichTron
Time Bandit is a classic top-down arcade-style video game that was released in 1982 for various home computer systems, such as the Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, and others. It was developed by MichTron. In Time Bandit, players control a character who must navigate through a series of maze-like levels, battling various enemies and collecting treasure a...
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Doom 2: Hell on Earth

DOSWindows XP/98/951994protected4.3/5 id software
Doom 2 is the sequel to the much acclaimed FPS Doom. Doom 2: Hell on Earth is a horror sci-fi first-person shooter created by id Software, (John Carmack, Sandy Petersen, John Romero) set on a hellish Earth invaded by demons. The player must find his way in 32 levels, shooting down monsters and picking up keys in order to unlock new areas.
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Volfied

DOS19914.3/5 Taito
Volfied is an abandoned action heavily inspired by the classic Qix (draw rectangles in a fixed screen to trap and destroy enemies). Volfied was designed by Fukio Mitsuji, developed by Taito and released by Empire Interactive in 1991 for DOS.
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Empire Earth

Windows XP/98/952001protected4.3/5 Stainless Steel Studios
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Driller

DOS19874.3/5 Incentive Software
Driller (also known as Space Station Oblivion) is an abandoned action-adventure game developed by Incentive and released by Epyx in 1987 based on the Freescape Engine. In Driller, you control an excavation probe in a real 3d environment, through a first person view. The goal of the game is to place a drilling rig in each of the 8 regions of the moo...
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Space Hulk

DOS19934.3/5 Electronic Arts
Space Hulk is an abandoned real-time tactical strategy game set in the Warhammer  40000 universe, developed and released by Electronic Arts in 1993 for DOS and Amiga systems. In Space Hulk, the player is tasked with wiping out hordes of aliens by the means of a squad of Space Marines armored and armed to the teeth. Space Hulk is the adaptation...
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Star Wars: Dark Forces

DOS1995protected4.3/5 LucasArts
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Lode Runner

DOSMac19834.3/5 Broderbund
Lode Runner is a classic video game that was first created by Douglas E. Smith in 1983. Originally, Lode Runner was developed for the Apple II, and later versions were released for various other platforms, including DOS, the Commodore 64, Atari, and others.In Lode Runner, the player controls a character who must navigate through levels filled with ...
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Metaltech: Earthsiege

DOS19944.3/5 Dynamix
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Evasive Action

DOS19934.3/5 Particle Systems
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Outcast

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.3/5 Appeal
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Albion

DOSWindows XP/98/9519954.3/5 Blue Byte Software
Albion is a role-playing video game that was released in 1996. Developed by Blue Byte Software and published by Blue Byte in Europe and by Ubisoft in North America, the game is notable for its unique combination of science fiction and fantasy elements.Albion features a first-person perspective for exploration and turn-based combat. Players navigate...
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Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter

DOSMac19864.3/5 Sierra On-Line
Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter is an abandoned adventure game designed by Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy, developed by Sierra On-Line and released in 1986 for DOS. Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter is the first game in the Space Quest series with protagonist the clumsy Roger Wilco and it's one of the most popular AGI adventures created by Sierra in...
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Alien Syndrome

DOS19894.3/5 Sega
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Bio Menace Episode 2: The Hidden Lab

DOS1993freeware4.3/5 Apogee Software
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Moon Patrol

DOS19834.3/5 Irem Software Engineering
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POD

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.3/5 UBI Soft
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Quake 2

Windows XP/98/95WindowsMac1997protecteddemo4.3/5 Activision
Quake II is a first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and released in 1997. It is the sequel to the original Quake and was a significant milestone in the evolution of 3D graphics in video games. Quake II maintained the fast-paced, frenetic gameplay of its predecessor. It is a first-person shooter that emphasizes multiplayer ac...
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Quake

DOSWindows XP/98/951996protected4.2/5 id software
Quake is a real-time 3D FPS developed by idSoftware and a spiritual successor to the popular Doom series. Quake became very popular and spawned many sequels and fan made mods such as Team Fortress.
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Full Throttle

DOS1995protecteddemo4.2/5 LucasArts
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Blackthorne

DOS19944.2/5 Blizzard Entertainment
Blackthorne is a sci-fi / fantasy abandoned action platform game designed by Ronald Millar, developed by Blizzard Entertainment (yes, the creators of Diablo and World of Warcraft) and was released by Interplay Productions in 1994 for DOS and Mac. Blackthorne was also published for SNES, Sega 32X, Game Boy Advance and other systems.
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Mega Man X3

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Capcom
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Bio Menace Episode 3: Master Cain

DOS1993freeware4.2/5 Apogee Software
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Rick Dangerous

DOS19894.2/5 Core Design
Rick Dangerous is an action-packed platformer game set in the 1940s. As the fearless explorer Rick, you'll navigate treacherous environments, avoid deadly traps, and defeat enemies to uncover ancient treasures. With retro graphics and challenging gameplay, it's a must-play for platforming enthusiasts.