Abandonware DOS title

Abandonware shooter games

Shooter video games are all about shooting targets and avoiding being shot down. The kind of game is often defined by the player perspective (FPS stands for First Person Shooter, TPS stands for Third Person Shooter), or by gameplay: shoot'em up, run and gun, shooting gallery.
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Witchaven

DOSWindows XP/98/951995protected4.2/5 first-person shooter
Witchaven is an abandoned fantasy first-person shooter (or "slasher", since you'll wield melee weapons) developed by Capstone and released by IntraCorp in 1995 for DOS and Windows. Witchaven includes RPG elements such as experience and leveling your character but it's primarily an action game with swords and spells.
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Wizball

DOS19873.5/5 shoot 'em up
Wizball is a  shoot 'em up video game developed by Sensible Software and originally released for various home computer platforms in 1987. The game was published by Ocean Software.In Wizball, players control a wizard who rides a magical green ball. The wizard's mission is to restore color to the world, which has been drained of its vibrant...
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Wolfenstein 3D

DOSMac1992protecteddemo4.1/5 first-person shooter
Wolfenstein 3D is the first-person shooter that popularized the whole genre in the early 90s and is considered one of the greatest games ever made. Wolfenstein 3D was designed by John Romero and Tom Hall (id Software) and released as shareware by Apogee Software in 1992 for DOS. Wolfenstein 3D is based on the Wolf3D engine, programmed by John ...
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X-COM: Alliance

Windows XP/98/952002canceled3.8/5 first-person shooter
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X-Fighter

DOS19873.1/5 shoot 'em up
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Xatax

DOS19944/5 shoot 'em up
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Xenon

DOS19883.9/5 shoot 'em up
Xenon, released in 1988, was a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed by The Bitmap Brothers. Xenon was initially released for the Commodore 64, and later, it was ported to other platforms, including DOS, the ZX Spectrum and Amiga.In Xenon, players control a futuristic tank-like craft and navigate through levels filled with enemy ve...
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Xenon 2000: Project PCF

Windows XP/98/952000remake4/5 shoot 'em up
Xenon 2000: Project PCF is a vertical-scrolling shoot 'em up video game and originally released in 2000. It is a sequel to the earlier game "Xenon 2: Megablast," which was developed by The Bitmap Brothers and released in 1989.In Xenon 2000, players control a spaceship and engage in fast-paced shooting action as they face off against waves of enemy ...
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Xenon 2: Megablast

DOS19904.2/5 shoot 'em up
Xenon 2: Megablast is a classic shoot'em up developed by Bitmap Brothers and released by Image Works in 1990 for DOS and for a plethora of other systems. Xenon was good, Xenon 2 was far better. Compared to today standards Xenon 2 is perhaps a mediocre shoot 'em up, but at the time every shooter fan loved it. Plus, it was developed by Bitmap Brother...
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Xenopods

DOS19913.3/5 shoot 'em up
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Xerix II: The Caverns of Mars

DOS19943/5 shoot 'em up
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XQuest

DOS1994remake3.5/5 shoot 'em up
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Zaxxon

DOS19843.8/5 shoot 'em up
Zaxxon is a classic arcade video game that was first released by Sega in 1982 for the arcades and later for a number of platforms. It is considered one of the pioneering titles in the shoot 'em up or scrolling shooter genre. Zaxxon was notable for its use of isometric graphics, which gave the game a unique 3D perspective.