Abandonware DOS title

The best space games

Science fiction doesn't always means space battles, space exploration, exploding stars, etc. In some games, though, the "space" element is heavily present. Space simulations, shoot 'em ups, RPGs are some of the genres where science fiction "space" games are abundant.
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Star Wars: TIE Fighter

DOS1994protected4.1/5 LucasArts
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The Dig

DOSMac OS1995protecteddemo4.1/5 LucasArts
The Dig is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by LucasArts. It was originally released in 1995 for MS-DOS and later for other platforms, including Mac OS and Windows. The game is known for its atmospheric storytelling, puzzle-solving gameplay, and collaboration with renowned science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. The Dig inv...
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Galaxy

DOS19814.1/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
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Solar Winds: The Escape

DOS19934.1/5 Stone Interactive Media
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Independence War 2: Edge Of Chaos

Windows XP/98/952001protected4.1/5 Particle Systems
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Space Quest 5: The Next Mutation

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Dynamix
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Elite

DOS1987freeware4.1/5 Firebird
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Tau Ceti

DOS19874.1/5 Thunder Mountain
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Wing Commander: Privateer

Windows XP/98/95DOSMac OS1993protected4.1/5 Origin Systems
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Xatax

DOS19944/5 Pixel Painters Corporation
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Planet's Edge

DOS1991protected4/5 New World Computing
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Wing Commander

DOS1990freeware4/5 Origin Systems
Wing Commander 1 is a space combat simulator video game; the first game in the Wing Commander series. Wing Commander 1 was developed and published by Origin Systems in 1990. The game was created by Chris Roberts and became known for its innovative use of cinematic storytelling and cutting-edge graphics at the time.In Wing Commander, playe...
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Star Trek: the Kobayashi alternative

DOS19854/5 Micromosaics
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Elite Plus

DOS1991freeware4/5 Realtime Games
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Space Rogue

DOS19894/5 Origin Systems
Space Rogue is a science fiction RPG developed by Richard Garriott's Origin and desined by Paul Neurath. Space Rogue combines a 3D space simulation with a top down view RPG gameplay. As a space pilot you can hunt bounties, buy and sell goods, land on starbases or outposts and talk to NPCs, do quests, etc.
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Whale's Voyage

DOS19934/5 neo Software Produktions
Whale's Voyage is an abandoned science fiction first-person view party-based RPG, developed by neo Software Produktions and released by Pro One Software in 1993. Whale's Voyage is currently abandonware and it was published for PC (DOS) and Amiga.
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Wing Commander 3

Windows XP/98/95DOSMac OS1994protected4/5 Origin Systems
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Nomad

DOS19934/5 Papyrus Design Group
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Star Control 3

DOS1996protected4/5 Legend Entertainment
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Space Quest 2: Vohaul's Revenge

DOS1987protected4/5 Sierra On-Line
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Ascii Sector

WindowsLinuxDOS2007freeware4/5
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Descent: FreeSpace - The Great War

Windows XP/98/951998protected4/5 Volition
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Galaxian

DOS19834/5 Namco
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LineWars

DOS19904/5 Safari Software
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LineWars 2

DOS19944/5 Safari Software
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R-Type

DOS19894/5 Irem Software Engineering
R-Type is a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up developed and published by Irem in 1987. The game quickly gained popularity for its challenging gameplay and impressive graphics at the time. R-Type is known for its tough and memorable enemy designs, as well as challenging boss battles. The game features various power-ups that enhance the player...
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Star Trek: The Promethean Prophecy

DOSMac OS19864/5 TRANS Fiction Systems
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Wing Commander 2: Vengeance of the Kilrathi

DOS1991protected4/5 Origin Systems
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Spacewar

DOS19854/5
Spacewar is one of the earliest digital computer games and is often considered the first interactive video game. It was created in 1962 by Steve Russell, Martin Graetz, and Wayne Wiitanen at the MIT. The game was developed on the PDP-1 minicomputer; this is a DOS port, released in 1985.Spacewar! features two spaceships, controlled by players, that ...
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Silpheed

DOS19884/5 Game Arts