Abandonware DOS title

Science fiction games sorted by release date

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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Chaos Overlords

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS1996protected3/5 Stick Man Games
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Command & Conquer: Red Alert

DOS1996freeware4/5 Westwood Studios
Command & Conquer: Red Alert is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Interactive in 1996. It is part of the Command & Conquer series and is set in an alternate history where World War II never occurred, leading to a different global conflict.The success of Red Alert led to several seque...
crusadernoregret-4

Crusader: No Regret

DOS1996protected4/5 Origin Systems
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Deadlock: Planetary Conquest

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.x1996protected4.1/5 Accolade
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Duke Nukem 3D

DOS1996protecteddemo4.2/5 3d Realms
Duke Nukem 3D is a classic first-person shooter that was developed by 3D Realms (formerly known as Apogee Software) and published by GT Interactive. It was released in 1996 for MS-DOS and later for various other platforms, including Windows, Mac OS, and gaming consoles.
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Earthworm Jim 2

DOS1996protected4.4/5 Shiny Entertainment
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Emperor of the Fading Suns

Windows XP/98/9519964.1/5 Holistic Design
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Interpose

DOS19963.5/5 Twilight Zone Software
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Iron Blood

DOS19964.1/5 Family Production
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Krazy Ivan

Windows XP/98/9519963.7/5 Psygnosis
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Marathon 2: Durandal

Windows XP/98/95Linux19964.2/5 Bungie
moo2-administratoroffer

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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Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries

DOSWindows XP/98/9519964/5 Activision
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Normality

DOS1996protecteddemo3.8/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
Normality is a first-person adventure video game developed by Gremlin Interactive and released in 1996. The game is set in a dystopian future where a totalitarian regime known as the One True Government (OTG) controls the city of Neutropolis. The player takes on the role of Kent, a rebellious citizen who opposes the oppressive rule of the OTG. The ...
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Powerslave

DOS19964/5 Playmates Interactive Entertainment
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Quake

DOSWindows XP/98/951996protecteddemo4.2/5 id software
Quake is a first-person shooter (FPS) video game developed by id Software and released in 1996. It is the successor to id Software's immensely popular "Doom" series and is known for its groundbreaking 3D graphics, fast-paced gameplay, and multiplayer capabilities. The game was created by a team led by John Carmack and John Romero, two of the co-fou...
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Star Control 3

DOS1996protected4/5 Legend Entertainment
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Star General

Windows XP/98/95DOS1996protected4/5 Catware, Inc.
Star General is a turn-based strategy game developed by Catware and published by SSI (Strategic Simulations, Inc.). It was released in 1996 for MS-DOS and later for Windows. The game is set in a science fiction universe where players take command of one of five different factions, each vying for control of the galaxy.In Star General, players comman...
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Stargunner

DOS19964/5 GT Interactive Software
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Strife

DOS1996protecteddemo4/5 Velocity
Strife from 1996 is a first-person shooter game developed by Rogue Entertainment and published by Velocity, based on the Doom engine. It's often remembered for being one of the earlier games to blend first-person shooter gameplay with RPG elements, such as dialogue with NPCs, quests, and an overarching storyline.In Strife, players assume the role o...
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Super Stardust

DOS19964.3/5 Housemarque
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Syndicate Wars

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac OS1996protected4/5 Bullfrog
Syndicate Wars is the sequel to the much acclaimed Syndicate developed by Bullfrog in its golden years. Like its predecessor, Syndicate Wars is a real-time tactics strategy game set in a cyberpunk dystopian world involving excessive violence, mega-corporations, bleak urban environment. Syndicate Wars also supports a multi-player co-op mode via LAN.
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Tempest 2000

DOS1996remake4.2/5 Atari
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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Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac OS1996protected4/5 Access Software
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive is the sequel to Under a Killing Moon and the 4th game in the Tex Murphy series. The Pandora Directive is a first-person 3D adventure game set in a dark sci-fi version of the U.S.A., more specifically in a futuristic San Francisco. The Pandora Directive was developed by Access Software and released in 1996 for...
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Time Slaughter

DOS1996freeware4.1/5 Bloodlust Software
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Transland

DOS19963/5 Origin Systems
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Xenophage: Alien BloodSport

DOS1996freeware3.9/5 Argo Games
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Z

DOS1996protected4.1/5 Bitmap Brothers
Z is a real-time strategy game developed by The Bitmap Brothers and originally released in 1996 for MS-DOS. It's known for its fast-paced gameplay, humorous style, and distinctive art design.In Z, players control a robot army across various battlefields, aiming to conquer territories and defeat enemy forces. The game features a tongue-in-cheek narr...
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Alien Cabal

DOS1997freeware3.9/5 QASoft