Abandonware DOS title

The best 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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Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.2/5 first-person shooter
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Descent

DOS1995protecteddemo4.2/5 first-person shooter
Descent is a first person shooter with a unique six degree of freedom gameplay developed by Parallax Software and released by Interplay Productions in 1995.. You control a spaceship and must pilot it in a mine, through a series of 3d levels. The goal of the game is to find a series of keys, shoot down enemy ships and find your way to the next level.
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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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Invaders 78

DOS2000freewareremake4.2/5 shoot 'em up
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Marathon 2: Durandal

Windows XP/98/95Linux19964.2/5 first-person shooter
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Tempest 2000

DOS1996remake4.2/5 shoot 'em up
Tempest 2000 is a video game developed by Llamasoft and published by Atari Corporation. It was released in 1994 for DOS, Mac, the Atari Jaguar console, etc. Tempest 2000 is an enhanced remake of the original Tempest, which was released in arcades in 1981.In Tempest 2000, players control a claw-shaped ship that moves around the edges of geometric sh...
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Spear of Destiny

DOS19924.2/5 first-person shooter
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Mega Man X4

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 run and gun, platform
Mega Man X4 is an abandoned side scrolling action-platform video game that was released for Windows, the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn in 1997 and 1998. Mega Man X4 is part of the Mega Man X series, which is a spin-off of the original Mega Man series, and it was developed by Capcom. Mega Man X4 is set in a dystopian future where h...
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Operation Bodycount

DOS19944.2/5 first-person shooter
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Unreal Gold

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac OS20004.2/5 first-person shooter
Unreal Gold is a first-person shooter (FPS) video game developed by Epic MegaGames and published by GT Interactive. It was originally released in 1998 for Windows. Unreal Gold is an enhanced edition of the original Unreal game, and it includes the base game along with its expansion pack.The game is set on a distant planet called Na Pali, and player...
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Super 3-D Noah's Ark

DOS1995protected4.2/5 first-person shooter
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House of the Dead

Windows XP/98/9519984.1/5 rail shooter
House of the Dead is an old horror-themed rail shooter game, developed and released by Sega in 1998. The whole gameplay can be summarized in a single sentence "a first-person 3D shooting gallery with zombies". House of the Dead runs on older version of Windows, so you may need a virtual machine to play it properly.
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Virtua Cop

Windows XP/98/9519974.1/5 rail shooter
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Jackal

DOS19894.1/5 run and gun
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Star Wars: Rebel Assault

DOSMac OS1993protected4.1/5 rail shooter
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Xenon 2000: Project PCF

Windows XP/98/952000remake4.1/5 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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Raiden

DOS19944.1/5 shoot 'em up
Raiden is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up game developed by Seibu Kaihatsu and first released in arcades in 1990 and later for many home computers and consoles. Raiden follows the classic vertical scrolling shoot 'em up format. Players control a spaceship known as the R-9C "Red-Ray" and navigate vertically scrolling levels filled with wave...
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Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded

Windows2011canceled4.1/5 first-person shooter
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Tyrian 2000

DOS1999freeware4.1/5 shoot 'em up
Tyrian 2000 is an old DOS science fiction classic shoot'em up, developed by Eclipse Software and designed by Alexander Brandon, Jason Emery, Daniel Cook. Tyrian 2000 is one of the most popular shoot'em ups ever published for DOS and it's still remembered by retro gaming fans to this day.
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MDK

DOSMac OSWindows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 third-person shooter
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Radix: Beyond the Void

DOS19954.1/5 first-person shooter
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Soviet

DOS19904.1/5 shoot 'em up, vehicular combat
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The Terminator: Future Shock

DOS19954.1/5 first-person shooter
The Terminator: Future Shock is an abandoned science fiction first-person shooter game based on the popular Terminator movies franchise, set in a dystopian world where machines has taken over the Earth. The Terminator: Future Shock was developed by Bethesda Softworks and released in 1995 for DOS.
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Alien Trilogy

DOS19964.1/5 first-person shooter
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Raptor: Call of the Shadows

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac OS1994protecteddemo4.1/5 shoot 'em up
Raptor: Call of the Shadows is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed by Cygnus Studios and published by Apogee Software. The game was first released in 1994 for MS-DOS and later ported to other platforms. In Raptor, players control a fighter jet through various levels filled with enemy aircraft, ground targets, power-ups and boss...
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Star Wars 2

DOS19894.1/5 shoot 'em up
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Flying Tigers

DOS19944.1/5 shoot 'em up
Flying Tigers is an abandoned vertical-scrolling sci-fi themed shoot 'em up game developed and released by Ticsoft in 1994 for MS-DOS only. Flying Tigers is the first chapter of the two parts Flying Tigers video game series.
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Wolfenstein 3D

DOSMac OS1992protecteddemo4.1/5 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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Ultimate Doom

DOS1995protected4.1/5 first-person shooter
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Lethal Tender

DOS19934.1/5 first-person shooter