Abandonware DOS title

Space simulations

Space simulation games, as the name suggests, are all about flying a starship in the vastness of space. The gameplay usually involves one or more of the following activities: space combat, space exploration, trading commodities, taking missions, piracy, crafting, mining asteroids, etc. Some of the most popular space sim series are Wing Commander, Elite and X-Wing / Tie Fighter.

Most popular space simulation games

Wing Commander
vehicle simulationDOS
Descent: FreeSpace - The Great War
vehicle simulationWindows XP/98/95
Frontier: Elite 2
vehicle simulationDOS
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Ascii Sector

WindowsLinuxDOS2007freeware4/5
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Babylon 5: I've Found Her

Windows XP/98/952003freeware3.7/5 Space Dream Factory
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Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space

DOS19934.1/5 Strategic Visions
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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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Iron Seed

DOS1994freeware3.8/5
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Lightspeed

DOS19903.5/5 MicroProse Software
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LineWars

DOS19904/5 Safari Software
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LineWars 2

DOS19944/5 Safari Software
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Microsoft Space Simulator

DOS19944.1/5 The Bruce Artwick Organization
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Millennia: Altered Destinies

DOS19953.5/5 Take-Two Interactive
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Noctis

DOSWindows XP/98/9520003.9/5
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Nomad

DOS19934/5 Papyrus Design Group
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Orbiter

DOSMac OS19864.3/5 Spectrum HoloByte
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Protostar: War on the Frontier

DOS19934.1/5 Tsunami Media
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Psi 5 Trading Company

DOS1986protected4.2/5 Distinctive Software
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Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator

DOS19924.1/5 Vektor graphics
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Skyfox II: The Cygnus Conflict

DOS19883.7/5 Dynamix
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Space MAX

DOS19923.3/5 Starbyte Software
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Space Rogue

DOS19894/5 Origin Systems
Space Rogue is a science fiction RPG developed by Richard Garriott's Origin and desined by Paul Neurath. Space Rogue combines a 3D space simulation with a top down view RPG gameplay. As a space pilot you can hunt bounties, buy and sell goods, land on starbases or outposts and talk to NPCs, do quests, etc.
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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 Fleet 1: The War Begins

DOSMac OS19853.8/5 Interstel Corporation