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The most popular science fiction games

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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Lode Runner

DOSMac OS19834.3/5 Broderbund
Lode Runner is a classic video game that was first created by Douglas E. Smith in 1983. Originally, Lode Runner was developed for the Apple II, and later versions were released for various other platforms, including DOS, the Commodore 64, Atari, and others.In Lode Runner, the player controls a character who must navigate through levels filled with ...
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Frederik Pohl's Gateway

DOS19924.1/5 Legend Entertainment
Frederik Pohl's Gateway is one of the best abandoned adventures games from Legend Entertainment. Gateway is an interactive fiction with graphics and an improved interface (unusual for IFs), based on the Frederik Pohl's novel Gateway. Tt was designed by Michael Verdu and Glen R. Dahlgren and published by Legend Entertainment in 1992.
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Little Big Adventure 2 (Twinsen's Odyssey)

DOSWindows XP/98/951997protected4/5 Adeline Software International
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Frontier: Elite 2

DOS19934.1/5 Frontier Developments
Frontier: Elite II is a classic space simulation and trading game released in 1993, developed by David Braben and his company Frontier Developments. Frontier is the sequel to the pioneering 1984 game Elite and is often considered a landmark title in the space simulation genre.
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Mega Man 3

DOS19924/5 Hi-Tech Expressions
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Xenon 2: Megablast

DOS19904.2/5 Bitmap Brothers
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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Deus Ex

DOSMac OS2000protecteddemo4/5 Ion Storm
Deus Ex is a critically acclaimed action role-playing video game developed by Ion Storm and published by Eidos Interactive. It was released in 2000 and was designed by Warren Spector, combining elements of first-person shooters, stealth games, and role-playing games. The game is set in a dystopian future where society is fraught with conspiracy the...
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Total Annihilation

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 Cavedog Entertainment
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Quake 2

Windows XP/98/95WindowsMac OS1997protecteddemo3.8/5 Activision
Quake II is a first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and released in 1997. It is the sequel to the original Quake and was a significant milestone in the evolution of 3D graphics in video games. Quake II maintained the fast-paced, frenetic gameplay of its predecessor. It is a first-person shooter that emphasizes multiplayer ac...
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Syberia

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS2002protected4.1/5 Microids
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Star Command

DOS1988protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Descent

DOS1995protecteddemo4.2/5 Parallax Software
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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Civilization II: Test of Time

Windows XP/98/951999remake4.3/5 Atari
Civilization II: Test of Time is an abandoned turn-based strategy game developed by Atari and released by MicroProse Software in 1999 for Windows. Civilization II: Test of Time is a remake of the cult classic Civilization 2, without the involvement of Sid Meier (the creator of the Civilization franchise). Test of Time includes fantasy and science f...
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Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries

DOSWindows XP/98/9519964/5 Activision
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Autoduel

DOS19853.8/5 Origin Systems
Autoduel is an abandoned top-down open world post apocalyptic RPG/driving game hybrid designed by Chuck Bueche and Richard Garriott of Ultima fame. Autoduel was developed by Origin Systems and was released in 1985 for DOS, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, C64, Apple II, Macintosh, Amiga. Autoduel is based on a board game designed by Steve Jackson himself.
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Ghostbusters 2

DOS19893.8/5 Dynamix
Ghostbusters 2 is an abandoned action game based on the movie of the same name, set in New York. Ghostbusters 2 was developed by Dynamix and released by Activision in 1989. It's part of a series of games based on the popular Ghostbuster franchise, being the olny one developed for DOS.
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Beneath a Steel Sky

DOS1994freeware4/5 Revolution Software
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Unreal Gold

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac OS20004.1/5 Epic MegaGames
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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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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Space Invaders

DOS1995remake4/5
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Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded

Windows2011canceled4.1/5
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Star Goose!

DOS19884/5 Logotron
Star Goose is a classic video game developed by Logotron and released in 1988 for various home computer systems of that era, including the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and Amstrad CPC. It is a top-down, vertically scrolling shooter that combines elements of shoot 'em up gameplay with exploration and power-up mechanics.
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Ascendancy

DOS19954.2/5 The Logic Factory
Ascendancy is a science fiction themed turn-based strategy game developed by The Logic Factory and released in 1995 for DOS. Ascendancy is a classic 4X game (eXpand, eXplore, eXploit, eXterminate), similar to Master of Orion, yet with a few differences such as a technology tree.
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Alien Fires 2199 AD

DOS19883.6/5
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System Shock

DOS1994protected3.9/5 Looking Glass Studios
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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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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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Rise of the Dragon

DOS19904.1/5 Dynamix
Rise of the Dragon is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Dynamix in 1990. It was originally released for MS-DOS and later ported to other platforms such as the Amiga and Sega CD. The game is set in a cyberpunk-inspired future Los Angeles, where the player assumes the role of William "Blade" Hunter, a private detective taske...
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Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2

DOS1992NSFW4/5 Infocom
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Hard Nova

DOS19903.7/5 Malibu Interactive