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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Marathon 2: Durandal

Windows XP/98/95Linux19964.2/5 first-person shooter
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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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The Terminator: Future Shock

DOS19954.2/5 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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Virtua Cop

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 rail 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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House of the Dead

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 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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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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Jackal

DOS19894.1/5 run and gun
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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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Mega Man X4

Windows XP/98/9519984.1/5 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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Halloween Harry

DOS1993freeware4.1/5 run and gun, platform
Halloween Harry is a DOS science fiction multi-directional scroller shooter game. Halloween Harry - later renamed Alien Carnage - was published by Apogee, developed by Interactive Binary Illusions and designed by John Passfield and Robert Crane.
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Alien Trilogy

DOS19964.1/5 first-person shooter
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Operation Bodycount

DOS19944.1/5 first-person shooter
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Blake Stone 2: Planet Strike

DOS1994protected4.1/5 first-person shooter
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Solar Winds: The Escape

DOS19934.1/5 shoot 'em up
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River Raid

DOS1995freewareremake4.1/5 shoot 'em up
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Soviet

DOS19904.1/5 shoot 'em up, vehicular combat
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Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded

Windows2011canceled4.1/5 first-person shooter
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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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MDK

DOSMacWindows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 third-person shooter
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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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Super 3-D Noah's Ark

DOS1995protected4.1/5 first-person shooter
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Ack-Ack Attack!

DOS1995remake4.1/5 shoot 'em up
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Ultimate Doom

DOS1995protected4.1/5 first-person shooter
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Raptor: Call of the Shadows

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac1994protecteddemo4.1/5 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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Spacewar

DOS19854.1/5 shoot 'em up
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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Tempest 2000

DOS1996remake4.1/5 shoot 'em up
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The Chaos Engine

DOS1994protected4.1/5 run and gun
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Outbound

Windows XP/98/952001freeware4.1/5 third-person shooter