Abandonware DOS title

Shoot 'em up

Shoot 'em ups were extremely popular in the '80s and '90s. In a classic shoot 'em up, the player controls a vehicle, a spaceship or an aircraft with the only goal of destroying the largest number of enemies as possible while dodging bullets and staying alive. Through the years, shoot 'em ups evolved to include features like end level bosses, multiple weapons and power-ups. Some of the most popular DOS shoot 'em ups were: Raptor, Tyrian 2000, Xenon 2.
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Megapede

DOS19923/5
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Menace

DOS19882.8/5 DMA Design
Menace is a classic shoot 'em up video game that was developed by DMA Design, a company later known as Rockstar North, and initially released in 1988. The game was originally released for the Amiga and Atari ST home computer systems and for DOS. The player's objective is to navigate their spacecraft through various levels filled with enemy ships, o...
meteors-05

Meteors

DOS19893.6/5 Apogee Software
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Netherworld

DOS19902.9/5 Hewson Consultants
night-raid-04

Night Raid

DOS1992remake3.8/5 Argo Games
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Operation: Inner Space

Windows 3.x1994protecteddemo3.8/5 Software Dynamics
overkill-04

OverKill

DOS1992freeware3.9/5 Tech-Noir
p47-03

P47 Thunderbolt

DOS19903.7/5 NMK Co.
paratrooper-5

Paratrooper

DOS19824/5 Orion Software
phantis-02

Phantis

DOS19873.5/5 Dinamic Multimedia
projectx-1

Project-X

DOS19943.8/5 Team 17
r-type-4

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...
raiden-05

Raiden

DOS19944.1/5 Seibu Kaihatsu Inc.
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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Raptor: Call of the Shadows

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac OS1994protecteddemo4.1/5 Cygnus Studios
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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Revenge of Defender

DOS19893.5/5 Epyx
river-raid-remake-01

River Raid remake

DOS1995freewareremake4.2/5
robotron-2084-3

Robotron 2084

DOS19833.9/5 Williams Entertainment
rotox-06

Rotox

DOS19914.2/5 Creative Materials
round-42-03

Round 42

DOS19862.7/5
sarge-02

Sarge

DOS19893.3/5
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Sea Dragon

DOS19833/5 Adventure International
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Seek and Destroy

DOS19964.2/5 Safari Software
Seek and Destroy was a shoot'em up published by the well known Epic Megagames in 1996 that tried to change the usual shoot'em up gameplay for the better. Instead of wave after wave of enemies to shoot down, you are given short missions to accomplish with your helicopter or your tank (yes, you can choose). At first, missions could seem a bit repetit...
shootinggallery-1

Shooting Gallery

DOS19903.7/5 Arcanum Computing
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Side Arms Hyper Dyne

DOS19883.8/5 Capcom
Silpheed-02

Silpheed

DOS19884/5 Game Arts
skyshark-04

Sky Shark

DOS19893.7/5 Toaplan
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Solar Winds 2: Galaxy

DOS19933.9/5 Stone Interactive Media
solar-winds-1-2

Solar Winds: The Escape

DOS19934.1/5 Stone Interactive Media
sopwith-2

Sopwith

DOS1984freeware4.1/5 BMB Compuscience
soviet-04

Soviet

DOS19904.1/5 Opera Soft