Abandonware DOS title

Games set in space sorted by release date

Science fiction doesn't always means space battles, space exploration, exploding stars, etc. In some games, though, the "space" element is heavily present. Space simulations, shoot 'em ups, RPGs are some of the genres where science fiction "space" games are abundant.

Most popular space games

galaxy-4

Galaxy

DOS19814.1/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
astro-dodge-1

Astro Dodge

DOS19823.6/5 Digital Marketing Corporation
cosmic-crusader-01

Cosmic Crusader

DOS19823.7/5 Funatics Software
starcross-01

Starcross

DOS19823.7/5 Infocom
video-trek-88-02

Video Trek 88

DOS19823.9/5 Windmill Software
galaxian-2

Galaxian

DOS19834/5 Namco
space-miner-03

Space Miner

DOS19833.5/5
devastator-01

Devastator

DOS19843.4/5 COMPUTE! Publications
hitchhikerguide-1

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

DOSMac OS1984freeware4.2/5 Infocom
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a humorous free text adventure game based on the novel of the same name written by Douglas Adams (if you never read it, shame on you!). The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was designed by Douglas Adams himself and interactive fiction god Steve Eric Meretzky, it was released by Infocom in 1984 for DOS and for...
rendezvousrama-1

Rendezvous with Rama

DOS19853.7/5 Telarium
spacewar-splash

Spacewar

DOS19854/5
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 ...
starfleet1-battle-begins03

Star Fleet 1: The War Begins

DOSMac OS19853.8/5 Interstel Corporation
startrekkobayashi-1

Star Trek: the Kobayashi alternative

DOS19854/5 Micromosaics
deepspace-2

Deep space: Operation Copernicus

DOS19863.9/5 Lerner Research
egaroids-2

EGA-Roids

DOS1986freewareremake3.7/5 Designer Software
orbiter-01

Orbiter

DOSMac OS19864.3/5 Spectrum HoloByte
psi-5-trading-company-05

Psi 5 Trading Company

DOS1986protected4.2/5 Distinctive Software
spacequest1-3

Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter

DOSMac OS19864.3/5 Sierra On-Line
Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter is a graphic adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line, released in 1986. It was created by the duo of Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe, who later became known as the "Two Guys from Andromeda". The game is renowned for its humor and engaging story set in a science fiction universe.In Space Quest I playe...
startrekpromethean-1

Star Trek: The Promethean Prophecy

DOSMac OS19864/5 TRANS Fiction Systems
starflight-3

Starflight

DOS19864.1/5 Binary Systems
Starflight is a classic space exploration and role-playing video game released in 1986 by Binary Systems and published by Electronic Arts. It is known for its innovative gameplay, as well as its open-ended approach to space exploration and storytelling.The game is set in a massive, procedurally generated universe with thousands of star systems to e...
anacreon-1

Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021

DOS1987freeware3.9/5 Thinking Machine Associates
Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021 is one of the first 4x turn-based strategy games, ASCII based. Anacreon is set in space, as most 4x sci-fi games are, and was published by Thinking Machines Associates and designed by George Moromisato who later re-released the game as freeware.
elite-1

Elite

DOS1987freeware4.1/5 Firebird
phantis-02

Phantis

DOS19873.5/5 Dinamic Multimedia
projectspacestation-2

Project: Space Station

DOS19873.8/5 Micro Imagery
spacequest2-4

Space Quest 2: Vohaul's Revenge

DOS1987protected4/5 Sierra On-Line
starsaga-1

Star Saga: One - Beyond the Boundary

DOS19873.6/5 Masterplay Publishing Corporation
starlord-02

Starlord

DOS19873.6/5
tau-ceti-02

Tau Ceti

DOS19874.1/5 Thunder Mountain
captainblood-2

Captain Blood

DOSMac OS19883.8/5 ERE Informatique
Captain Blood is a space exploration video game released in 1988. It was developed by the French company ERE Informatique, and it was designed by Philippe Ulrich and Didier Bouchon.The game is set in a futuristic universe, where players take on the role of Captain Blood, a human abducted by an alien race known as the Thiiny. The gameplay revolves a...