Abandonware DOS title

Games involving space combat

In space combat games flying a starship is not enough, you have to be a good fighter to kill enemies and survive in space. The gameplay involves space combat (obviously) and, sometimes, exploration, trading, dialogues, etc. Two of the most popular space combat game series are Wing Commander and X-Wing / Tie Fighter.

Most popular space combat games

Wing Commander
vehicle simulationDOS
Descent: FreeSpace - The Great War
vehicle simulationWindows XP/98/95
Frontier: Elite 2
vehicle simulationDOS
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Babylon 5: I've Found Her

Windows XP/98/952003freeware3.7/5 Space Dream Factory
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Deep space: Operation Copernicus

DOS19863.9/5 Lerner Research
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Descent: FreeSpace - The Great War

Windows XP/98/951998protected4/5 Volition
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Elite

DOS1987freeware4.1/5 Firebird
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Elite Plus

DOS1991freeware4/5 Realtime Games
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Epic

DOS1992protected3.9/5 Digital Image Design
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Eye of the Storm

DOS19932.2/5 Rebellion Developments
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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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Frontier: First Encounters

DOS19954.1/5 Frontier Developments
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Independence War

Windows XP/98/951997protected3.7/5 Particle Systems
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Independence War 2: Edge Of Chaos

Windows XP/98/952001protected4.1/5 Particle Systems
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Lightspeed

DOS19903.5/5 MicroProse Software
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NetWars

DOS1993freeware3.3/5 Novell
NetWars, developed by Novell, is a 3D space shooter video game originally released in 1993 for DOS. NetWars was designed primarily as a promotional tool to demonstrate the networking capabilities of Novell's NetWare, a network operating system that was popular in the 1990s. The game showcased the ability to play multiplayer games over a network, hi...
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Operation: Inner Space

Windows 3.x1994protecteddemo3.8/5 Software Dynamics
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Protostar: War on the Frontier

DOS19934.1/5 Tsunami Media
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Skyfox II: The Cygnus Conflict

DOS19883.7/5 Dynamix
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Star Crusader

DOS19944/5 Take-Two Interactive
Star Crusader is an abandoned science fiction first-person 3D space combat simulation, developed by Take-Two Interactive and released by GameTek in 1994 both for DOS and for Amiga platforms. During the game you will have to choose on which side you want to fight: the Gorenes or the rebels. Depending on your choice, you will have different ships ava...
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Star Trek: Starfleet Command

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.1/5 Interplay Productions
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Star Wars

DOS19884.2/5 Atari
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Star Wars: TIE Fighter

DOS1994protected4.1/5 LucasArts
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Star Wars: X-Wing

DOS1993protected4.1/5 LucasArts
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Starglider

DOS19863.7/5 Argonaut Games
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Starglider 2

DOSMac OS19893.9/5 Argonaut Games
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Wing Commander

DOS1990freeware4/5 Origin Systems
Wing Commander 1 is a space combat simulator video game; the first game in the Wing Commander series. Wing Commander 1 was developed and published by Origin Systems in 1990. The game was created by Chris Roberts and became known for its innovative use of cinematic storytelling and cutting-edge graphics at the time.In Wing Commander, playe...
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Wing Commander 2: Vengeance of the Kilrathi

DOS1991protected4/5 Origin Systems
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Wing Commander 3

Windows XP/98/95DOSMac OS1994protected4/5 Origin Systems
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Wing Commander Academy

DOS1993protected3.7/5 Origin Systems
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Wing Commander: Armada

DOS1994protected4/5 Origin Systems
Wing Commander: Armada is space combat simulation game developed by Origin Systems and released by Electronic Arts in 1994 for DOS. Wing Commander: Armada is part of the Wing Commander game series and was published before Wind Commander III. Armada is focused on multiplayer battles but it can be played in single player mode too. It features differe...
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Wing Commander: Privateer

Windows XP/98/95DOSMac OS1993protected4.1/5 Origin Systems