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The best abandonware shooter games

Shooter video games are all about shooting targets and avoiding being shot down. The kind of game is often defined by the player perspective (FPS stands for First Person Shooter, TPS stands for Third Person Shooter), or by gameplay: shoot'em up, run and gun, shooting gallery.

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Nova 9: The Return of Gir Draxon

DOS19914.3/5 first-person shooter, tank simulation
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Operation Wolf

DOS19894.3/5 rail shooter, shooting gallery
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Super Stardust

DOS19964.3/5 shoot 'em up
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Alien Syndrome

DOS19894.3/5 run and gun
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Doom 2: Hell on Earth

DOSWindows XP/98/951994protected4.3/5 first-person shooter
Doom 2 is the sequel to the much acclaimed FPS Doom. Doom 2: Hell on Earth is a horror sci-fi first-person shooter created by id Software, (John Carmack, Sandy Petersen, John Romero) set on a hellish Earth invaded by demons. The player must find his way in 32 levels, shooting down monsters and picking up keys in order to unlock new areas.
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Heretic

DOS1994protecteddemo4.3/5 first-person shooter
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Star Wars: Dark Forces

DOS1995protected4.3/5 first-person shooter
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Battlezone

DOS19834.2/5 first-person shooter
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Virtua Cop 2

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 rail shooter
Virtua Cop 2 is an abandoned light gun first-person rail shooter game designed by Yu Suzuki, developed and released by Sega in 1997 for Windows, and also published for Saturn, Dreamcast and PlayStation 2. Virtua Cop 2 is the second title in the Virtua Cop series that became much popular in the arcades at the time.
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Quake

DOSWindows XP/98/951996protecteddemo4.2/5 first-person shooter
Quake is a first-person shooter (FPS) video game developed by id Software and released in 1996. It is the successor to id Software's immensely popular "Doom" series and is known for its groundbreaking 3D graphics, fast-paced gameplay, and multiplayer capabilities. The game was created by a team led by John Carmack and John Romero, two of the co-fou...
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Doom

DOS1993protecteddemo4.2/5 first-person shooter
Doom was released by id Software in 1993. It is widely regarded as one of the most influential and groundbreaking video games of all time, particularly within the first-person shooter (FPS) genre.Set in the future on the moons of Mars, the game follows the player-controlled character, known as the "Doom Marine", as they battle through a research fa...
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Alien Breed: Tower Assault

DOS1994protected4.2/5 run and gun
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Taito's Super Space Invaders

DOS19914.2/5 shoot 'em up
Super Space Invaders is a video game developed and published by Taito Corporation, released in 1991. It's a sequel to the classic arcade game Space Invaders, which was originally released in 1978 and is one of the most iconic video games of all time.In Super Space Invaders, the core gameplay mechanics remain similar to the original Space Invaders, ...
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Darius Gaiden

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 shoot 'em up
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Star Wars

DOS19884.2/5 space simulation, rail shooter, space combat
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Defender

DOS19834.2/5 shoot 'em up
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Mega Man X3

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 run and gun, platform
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Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf

DOS19944.2/5 shoot 'em up
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In The Hunt

Windows XP/98/9519934.2/5 shoot 'em up
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Rotox

DOS19914.2/5 shoot 'em up
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Blood

DOS1997protected4.2/5 first-person shooter
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Seek and Destroy

DOS19964.2/5 shoot 'em up
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...
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Airborne Ranger

DOS19884.2/5 shoot 'em up
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Duke Nukem 3D

DOS1996protecteddemo4.2/5 first-person shooter
Duke Nukem 3D is a classic first-person shooter that was developed by 3D Realms (formerly known as Apogee Software) and published by GT Interactive. It was released in 1996 for MS-DOS and later for various other platforms, including Windows, Mac OS, and gaming consoles.
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Xenon 2: Megablast

DOS19904.2/5 shoot 'em up
Xenon 2: Megablast is a classic shoot'em up developed by Bitmap Brothers and released by Image Works in 1990 for DOS and for a plethora of other systems. Xenon was good, Xenon 2 was far better. Compared to today standards Xenon 2 is perhaps a mediocre shoot 'em up, but at the time every shooter fan loved it. Plus, it was developed by Bitmap Brother...
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Ack-Ack Attack!

DOS1995remake4.2/5 shoot 'em up
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Halloween Harry

DOS1993freeware4.2/5 run and gun, platform
Halloween Harry is a DOS science fiction multi-directional scroller shooter game. Halloween Harry - later renamed Alien Carnage - was published by Apogee, developed by Interactive Binary Illusions and designed by John Passfield and Robert Crane.
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Hexen: Beyond Heretic

DOS1995protected4.2/5 first-person shooter
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Jungle Strike

DOS19954.2/5 shoot 'em up
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Descent

DOS1995protecteddemo4.2/5 first-person shooter
Descent is a first person shooter with a unique six degree of freedom gameplay developed by Parallax Software and released by Interplay Productions in 1995.. You control a spaceship and must pilot it in a mine, through a series of 3d levels. The goal of the game is to find a series of keys, shoot down enemy ships and find your way to the next level.