Abandonware DOS title

Shoot 'em up sorted by release date

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.

Most popular shoot 'em up games

Tempest 2000
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Xenon 2: Megablast
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Spacewar
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astro-dodge-1

Astro Dodge

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

Cosmic Crusader

DOS19823.7/5 Funatics Software
crossfire-2

Crossfire

DOS19823.7/5 Sierra On-Line
paratrooper-5

Paratrooper

DOS19824/5 Orion Software
defender-4

Defender

DOS19834.2/5 Williams Entertainment
fleetsweep-1

Fleet Sweep

DOS19833.2/5 Mirror Images Software
galaxian-2

Galaxian

DOS19834/5 Namco
ibmcentipede-1

IBM Centipede

DOS19833.6/5 IBM
robotron-2084-3

Robotron 2084

DOS19833.9/5 Williams Entertainment
sea-dragon-02

Sea Dragon

DOS19833/5 Adventure International
spacecommanders-1

Space Commanders

DOS1983remake3.8/5 Columbia Data Products
space-miner-03

Space Miner

DOS19833.5/5
stargate-1

Stargate

DOS19833.6/5 Williams Entertainment
buck-planet-zoom-01

Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom

DOS19843.5/5 Sega
devastator-01

Devastator

DOS19843.4/5 COMPUTE! Publications
encounter-1

Encounter

DOS19843.5/5
flightmare-04

Flightmare

DOS1984freeware3.6/5
sopwith-2

Sopwith

DOS1984freeware4.1/5 BMB Compuscience
zaxxon-1

Zaxxon

DOS19843.8/5 Sega
Zaxxon is a classic arcade video game that was first released by Sega in 1982 for the arcades and later for a number of platforms. It is considered one of the pioneering titles in the shoot 'em up or scrolling shooter genre. Zaxxon was notable for its use of isometric graphics, which gave the game a unique 3D perspective.
space-commanders-2-1

Space Commanders 2

DOS1985remake3.3/5
spacewar-splash

Spacewar

DOS19854.1/5
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 ...
striker-2

Striker

DOS19853.4/5
batalia-4

Batalia

DOS19862.8/5 The Right Brothers
dragonfly-1

Dragonfly

DOS19863.2/5
egaroids-2

EGA-Roids

DOS1986freewareremake3.7/5 Designer Software
knightmare-2

Knightmare

DOS19863.6/5 Konami
round-42-03

Round 42

DOS19862.7/5
astrotit-1

Astrotit

DOS1987NSFW3.5/5 Rudeware
blort-03

Blort!

DOS19873.7/5 Hennsoft
into-the-eagles-nest-02

Into the Eagle's Nest

DOS19873.9/5 Pandora