1993

First Person Shooters:

| Blake Stone: Aliens Of Gold | Bram Stoker's Dracula | Curse of the Catacombs / Catacomb Apocalypse | Deadline (cancelled) | Doom (: Evil Unleashed) | Freaks! | In Extremis | Isle Of The Dead | Jurassic Park | Ken's Labyrinth (Walken) | Lethal Tender | Pathways Into Darkness {MAC} | ShadowCaster | Space Hulk | Terror of the Catacombs / Catacomb Armageddon

Third Person Shooters:

| Alien Breed (Alien Breed: Special Edition 92) | Arnie Savage: Combat Commando / Arnie 2 | CyberRace | Hired Guns | MegaRace | Seal Team | Star Wars: Rebel Assault | Terminator 2029, The: Operation Scour

Simulations:

| Aces Over Europe | Air Duel: 80 Years of Dogfighting / Dogfight: 80 Years of Aerial Warfare | Comanche: Global Challenge / Comanche: Maximum Overkill - Mission Disk 1 | Comanche: Over the Edge | Evasive Action | Eye of the Storm | Frontier: Elite II | G-Force | Hornet: Naval Strike Fighter | Megatron VGA | Merlin Challenge | MiG-29: Deadly Adversary of Falcon 3.0 | NetWars | Nomad | Reach for the Skies | Spectre VR | Star Wars: X-Wing | Star Wars: X-Wing - B-Wing | Star Wars: X-Wing - Imperial Pursuit | Strike Commander | Strike Commander: Tactical Operations | SubWar 2050 | TFX: Tactical Fighter eXperiment | Tornado | Ultrabots / Xenobots | War in the Gulf | Wing Commander Academy | Wing Commander: Privateer | Wing Commander: Privateer - Speech Pack

ShootEm Up 2D/3D:

| Cannon Fodder | Day 3, The: Dragon Force | Earth Invasion | Earth Invasion | Fox Ranger II: Second Mission | Frantis: Mission II | GoGo!! Uribyeol | Jumpstar | Last Eichhof, The | Major Stryker | Microsoft Arcade | Mirage Thunder | Mystic Midway: Phantom Express | Mystic Midway: Rest in Pieces | Skunny's Desert Raid | T2: The Arcade Game | WinRoids | Zone 66


FPS Year Summary 1993

Doom started the whole modding and multiplayer game craze. This game added improved textures, variations in height (such as stairs the player's character could climb) and lighting effects such as flickering lights and patches of total darkness, creating a more believable 3D environment. In some areas, Doom removed the ceiling altogether to create the outdoor environments that were generally lacking in previous genre games. Doom allowed competitive matches between multiple players, termed "deathmatches", and the game was responsible for the word's subsequent entry into the video gaming lexicon. Doom has been considered the most important first person shooter ever made: it was highly influential not only on subsequent shooter games but on video gaming in general. Multiplayer gaming, which is now integral to the first person shooter genre, was first achieved successfully on a large scale with Doom. Doom was also one of the earliest FPS games to gain an active community of fans producing add-on maps. While its combination of gory violence, dark humor and hellish imagery garnered acclaim from critics, these attributes also generated controversy from religious groups, with other commentators labelling the game a "murder simulator" and school shootings such as in the Columbine High School massacre being blamed on playing Doom or other FPS games.
Alone In The Dark, although not an FPS, pioneered the use of 3D polygonal character models in games. Although the characters were flat-shaded and blocky, 3D graphics since then have become exponentially more lifelike. It single-handedly created the survival-horror genre: the third-person, horror-themed action-adventure game characterized by its moody, atmospheric settings and gameplay that consists of equal parts action and puzzle-solving.



Doom Alone In The Dark



First Person Shooters

Blake Stone: Aliens Of Gold JAM Productions / Apogee [top]

One year after Wolfenstein 3D, the same engine was used in another game. This was released one week before id Software took over the world with the shareware release of Doom. Doom squashed it; Blake Stone sold poorly despite positive reviews. id even had a stake in Blake Stone, it build the texture mapping engine for the game. The game takes place in the future. You are agent "Blake", who has to accomplish some missions. The goal is to stop the evil doctor "Goldfire", who created some aliens. The game consists of six episodes, each of which features 11 levels, nine regular and two secret. The elimination of all enemies on the current floor or the collection of all treasure items are optional objectives that provide bonuses upon completion. In the game ceiling and floor are texturized, which was new. There were no terrain heights, but you could use elevators to get back into levels you already played. Special level features include: locked doors which can be opened by four types of colored keys (gold, green, yellow, blue), one-way doors, secret rooms accessible through pushable wall blocks, and teleports that instantly take the player into another location within the level. There's also lighting effects and an automap function, sorely missed in Wolfenstein 3D. Calling this automap also shows your your current progress, rating and percentage of enemies killed. And there are crates you can shoot. They will explode and sometimes reveal some goodies. Another unique feature of the game is the fact that Dr. Goldfire appears periodically in certain sections on different levels and will actually attack Stone. After being hit a few times, he activates a teleporter on his watch and escapes. There are several weapons available, more than there are in Wolfenstein 3D. Also included are features such as clipping, and invisibility, and auto-mapping. Really new were in-game characters, who were not always hostile but sometimes even gave hints. Because of this, the pure "shoot everything that moves"- scheme was not valid anymore. Besides this, the game was not state of the art. The graphics were out-dated and did not look as good as others of that time, Doom and Terminator Rampage. A nice game of that time, but it did not manage to stand out.

Also see: #Wolfenstein 3D and Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold Companion Edition

Screenshots
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Full Demo ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
Mods
Full Demo ( @ Arcades 3D)
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo v3.0 ~3MB (upload by bullthorn)
ISO Demo ~3MB (upped by Scaryfun)
Browser-Playable Java Shareware Demo v3.0 1.5MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
Graphics Patch v3.00r (created & uploaded by Maraakate)
Formgen Floppy Image v2.10r (created & uploaded by Maraakate) 2.76MB (uploaded by Maraakate)
Floppy Disk Images v2.10R ISO 3MB (uploaded by Maraakate)
Good Old Games Digital Download ISO Demo 26MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Floppy Image ISO Demo v3.0 (provided by basseta & upped by Scaryfun) 2.8MB


Bram Stoker's Dracula Probe Entertainment, Psygnosis / Sony [top]

In this shooter, you have to deal with undead. Not only with Dracula, as the title foreshadows, but that would be some untypical 3D shooter, anyways. Though it has the license of the Francis Ford Coppola movie based on Stoker's novel, there is little relation to events in the movie. Legions of the undead are rising from their graves, and it's your job to put a stop to the madness. To do this, you must purify the many creature-spawning graves on Dracula's estate while fending off the horrendous monsters along the way. Having Psygnosis’ name on the box can’t rescue Dracula from the tedious gameplay – rooms in the estate begin to resemble one another after a while, and puzzles are quite simplistic and boring (find key X to unlock door Y). I looked for that game for an eternity, because I played the demo version in 1993, but never found the full game those days. Sometimes I even thought I just dreamed that game and it never existed ;-). Anyways, here you can take a look yourself if you like.
Screenshots
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Full Demo 1MB ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo 1MB ( @ Arcades 3D)
Full Demo (upload by bullthorn)
ISO Demo 1MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Curse of the Catacombs / Catacomb Apocalypse SoftDisk / Froggman [top]


Allegedly this is only somewhat polished versions of Catacomb Apocalypse.
A magic and monster themed first person shooter built on an advanced version of the Wolfenstein 3D engine. Curse sends the player into 16 levels of mazes culminating in a battle with the evil sorcerer Nemesis. Features that Curse added to the early FPS genre included enemies that climb out of the ground and walls, treasures that are destroyed by wayward shots, and a "radar" scope that shows anything sneaking up on the player from behind. The levels range from standard dungeon settings and a creepy forest to flaming infernos and a high tech prison.
Infos
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Full Demos ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
Screenshots
Catacomb Apocalypse 1MB ( @ Arcades 3D)
Videos
Full Demos - Catacomb 3-D, Catacomb Abyss, Curse of the Catacombs, Terror of the Catacombs (uploaded by bullthorn)
Full Demos - all 7 games (uploaded by bullthorn)
Floppy Disk Image ISO 752kb (uploaded by scaryfun)
included in Good Old Games Digital Download ISO Demo 16MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Catacombs Pack - Good Old Games Digital ISO Demo v2.0.0.3 13.9MB (uploaded by hgdagon)
Full Demo included in iD Software: The 90's Collection 653MB (uploaded by yamibito)


Deadline (cancelled) Microflash [top]

This was a cancelled game for which only a beta exists. It's similar in many ways to a Wolfenstein 3D add-on. It has a futuristic scenario where your hero has agreed to participate in a cryo-experiment, and was immersed in a kind of suspended animation but somehow did not wake up until hundreds of years later. He discovers that the center (and possibly the whole earth) is full of different kinds of evil aliens who are very hostile, and has to destroy them. There are several types of weapons, several types of enemies, and three kinds of objects for collecting and using (including mines). On the gui at bottom of the screen you can see what weapons you have chosen at the moment, and a nice radar of surrounding area with green dots represnting enemy locations. There's no sound in this version.
Screenshots
Beta Demo 185kb (uploaded by Mr. Lowe's WOLF 3-D PAGE)


Doom (: Evil Unleashed) ID Software [top]

Doom made an impact. In the USA it made headlines because of the success of Wolfenstein 3D, while in Germany the previews were spare since the predecessor Wolfenstein only was quietly successful. Those who played the predecessor and only had a 386 system or a slower 486 system did not have much fun with it, since it required relatively new hardware. They had to deal with low resolution graphics and that made it difficult even to determine what was an enemy and what not. But after some time when the player got to know the game, it entertained the player a lot. Lots of light- and shadow effects made Doom much more realistic than Wolfenstein, and the fully texturised levels were made really well and was enhanced by the height levels a lot, which was completely new. The story (even if it is completely negligible for the game): On the two moons of Mars , Phobos and Deimos, scientist teams are working on a teleport project where you can beam yourself from one point to another within a moment. The first tests are failing and contact to the station breaks up. A group of marines is sent to see after the situation - and is attacked. After that it is the player's turn to clear the situation, at first armed with only fists and a pistol. The weapons like the gatling, the plasma-cannon and the BFG (Big Fucking Gun), as well as the chainsaw and the legendary pump action gun are classics today. The players were able to have multiplayer fun at low cost using a null modem cable. You were able to play DOOM together in cooperative mode or in deathmatch mode, fighting against each other. Because some of the games source code was released shortly after the game, new tools appeared fast which simplified the multiplayer configuration and made it possible to create and add new levels to the game. Lots of homebrewed new levels were made - at first mostly just modified levels, later completely new episodes and even total conversions with new graphics and sounds. Doom was published as shareware. You were able to play the first of 3 episodes, and could buy the complete game only from ID software directly, but soon it was sold by retailers (illegaly, most of the time). Anyway, DOOM made a record as the most-copied game in history. Everybody talked about it, and who talked about it probably owned it too. With Doom, PC games got much more known, but got the reputation to be dull, brutal and vulgar. Doom was sort of simple-minded, of course. There were no serious quests. You just had to find key cards and skulls which opened doors and so on. No real thinking was required. Doom was made to entertain in a simple way. It was fun without much complexity (as long as you had no problem with adult rated content like blood etc. and did not see the monsters as creatures similar to human beings. And so was born the modern multiplayer FPS and it succeeded!

Also see: #4-Ever Doomed, #1001 Nights of Doom, #3D Game Alchemy, #Boom Power Pack, #Cobra Doom Utilities, #Complete Doom Accessory Pack, The, #Complete Doom Accessory Pack Volume II, The, #Complete Doom Accessory Pack Volume III, The, #Complete Doom Accessory Pack Volume IV, The, #DeathDay Collection, #DeathMatch for Doom I & II, #Death Match: The Ultimate Game Player's Kit, #Demon Gate, #Demon Gate: Mega Collection, #Doom + Accessories, #Doom 1 & 2, #Doom 1 + 2 Add-On Levels, #Doom I / II Collection, #DOOM II Explosion, #Doom Companion CD-Rom, #Doom Companion Edition, #Doom Construction Kit, #Doom Extras, #Doom Fever, #Doom Hacker's Guide, The, #Doom Magazine, #Doom Magazine 2, #Doom Mania !!!, #Doom: Univers Paralleles, #Doomsday Disk, The, #D!Match: for Doom 1 & 2, #D!Zone, #D!Zone2, #D!Zone3, #D!Zone 150, #D!Zone2 150, #Gaminator, #Home Edutainment Collection Volume 4, #Instant Doom Levels, #The Lost Episodes Of Doom, #MegaDoom Adventures, #MegaDoom II, #MegaDoom 3, #Quake 'em, #Super Gamer: Best Games, #Supergames Volume 1, #Supergames Volume 9, #Toom Parade, #Total Ruin, #Tricks of the DOOM Gurus, #Ultimate Add On Collection For Doom & Doom 2, #Ultimate Doom, #Doom 3: BFG Edition

Screenshots
2 month alpha / 4 month alpha / 5 month alpha / press-release beta / shareware versions ( @ doomworld.com)
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Reviews
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First Episode in Flash ( @ Newgrounds)
Infos
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Total Conversions & Source Ports
Mod News
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Full Demo 5MB ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
How to run on WinXP
Full Demo ( @ Juego Viejo)
Fan Levels/Mods
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Knee Deep In The Dead Shareware ( @ cd.textfiles.com)
Videos
Patches - v1.666 to 1.9, Doom v1.9 to Ultimate Doom v1.9 ~2MB (uploaded by bullthorn)
Doom v1.1 Shareware Floppy Image ~2MB (uploaded by Maraakate)
Doom 1.1 Registered Floppies ~5MB Doom 1.2 Registered Floppies ~5MB (uploaded by Dis)
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The id Anthology 4CD ISO Demo MAC version included in CD4 : Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Doom 2, Final Doom. (upload by Scaryfun)
Browser-Playable Java Shareware Demo v1.9 2.5MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
Floppy Disk Images v1.1 & v1.2 ISO 5MB/5MB (uploaded by Maraakate)
Shareware Level Demo contained in Creative Modem Blaster ISO Demo 50MB (uploaded by mklgw1985)
Doom 1.1, 1.2 Floppy Disks ISO Demos + Ports, Patches, Addons, Wads, Soudntrack, Docs, Misc & mirrors of cd level packs 5MB/5MB (uploaded by hgdagon)
included in VFX1 Headgear Utilities and Bonus Software CD-ROM ISO Demo 453MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Doom95 v3.0 - Full Demo included in iD Software: The 90's Collection 653MB (uploaded by yamibito)


Freaks! Angel Ortega / Triptico [top]

Freaks is a 3D game for MS/DOS written in 1993 by three Spanish guys - Angel Ortega, Manuel Zamora and Antonio Guerrero using a Wolf3D type of engine. It was released as shareware but now you can download it for free. It's a complete game with 4 big episodes and a great variety of nice looking monsters. In 2002 a remake was started though it's not fully complete. Some new features were implemented: full angle rotation (not limited to the original 90 degree steps), engine improvements (depth cue lighting, better sounds management), map definitions and some game logic rewritten in a higher-level language (using Filp [3]), more ambientation (rain, lightning storms, etc). The game idea is mostly unchanged; the only difference is that life is not replenished after killing a monster, but after passing over a corpse (as if "feeding" from it).
Video
Free Game 1MB (uploaded by Official Site)
2002 Remake Free Game 7MB (uploaded by Official Site)


In Extremis Blue Sphere (France) / US Gold [top]

A Doom-clone hardly noticed when it was released. From the makers of Fade to Black, first 3D Shooter for them. In Extremis is probably the most obscure game Delphine ever developed, and for good reason. The plot and sound effects are obviously copied from hit movie Alien. You play a space pilot who crashes into an asteroid and flee your ship into what seems to be an abandoned cruiser nearby. The cruiser turns out to be filled with mutilated human bodies and hostile aliens, which you of course must fight to get out alive.
Screenshots
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Full Demo ( @ Arcades 3D)
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo 6MB (upload by bullthorn)
Floppy Images ISO Demo (3DSL release by 3DShootMaster) ~2MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Isle Of The Dead Rainmaker Software / Merit Software [top]


A dull game which attempts to mix the shooter and adventure genres with not much success. You crash on a deserted island full of zombies and must escape. It has Wolfenstein type graphics and you can freely roam and shoot things until you come to an area which you must manipulate objects and use your inventory at which point the 3d view becomes static in order to do so.
Infos
Full Demo 5Mb ( @ Kmzpub)
Screenshots
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Full Demo ~5Mb ( @ Abandonia)
Videos
Full Demo ~5Mb ( @ Arcades 3D)
Reviews
Full Demo (upload by bullthorn)
Video Reviews
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Floppy Images ISO Demo (3DSL release by 3DShootMaster) ~5MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
ISO Demo ~5MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Jurassic Park Ocean [top]

This game is a mixture of 2D and 3D. In the first part of the game you have to find and rescue the kids in the park. You are playing this part in top-down style. If you succeeded and brought the kids to the hotel, the lights extinguish. Now the game switches to 3D view, where you have to power up the lights again, armed with a shotgun. The top-down view sucks, and the 3D view is not that good, too. It is more clever to avoid the raptors instead of wasting ammunition on them. There is no save function, too >:(

Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ Juego Viejo)
Videos
Full Demo (upload by bullthorn)
ISO Demo ~201MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
Floppy Images ISO + Scans 8MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Hit Squad budget release - Clone ISO Demo 211MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Full Demo with DOSBox + Emulated Arcade / Genesis / NES / SNES / SEGA Master System / Game Gear / SEGA CD / Gameboy versions 774MB (uploaded by The Collection Chamber)


Ken's Labyrinth (Walken) Ken Silverman / Epic Megagames [top]

Ken Silverman's debut was published when he was only 17 years old. He got famous with the several times licensed "Build" engine, seen first in Duke Nukem 3D. In Ken's Labyrinth, you have to rescue your dog and the world along the way. The graphics remind one of the Wolfenstein engine, but the monsters are drawn worse. Generally, the game doesn't bubble over with ideas, that can be seen already in the title. ;-) In November 1999, the full version was released as freeware.
Screenshots
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Source Port
Infos
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Full Demo 1MB ( @ Ken Silvermans Homepage)
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo ( @ Arcades 3D)
Full Demo ( @ Fajnegry.prv.pl)
Full Demo (upload by bullthorn)
Browser-Playable Java Free Game v2.01 1MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)


Lethal Tender Pie in the Sky / Froggman, Expert Software [top]

Lethal Tender's graphics are similar to those of Wolfenstein 3D. Bad boy Nick Hunter must thwart the evil Thorne Devereaux's plan to coat U.S. currency with a time delayed explosive by infiltrating his base and mowing down swarms of identical nameless guards. Shoot guards, collect colored keys to open doors, pick up more powerful weapons — you know the drill. The game does set itself apart from other shareware FPS with the addition of inventory screen, some inventive level design, and some semblance of plot development.
Screenshots
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Full Demo 1MB (@ Juego Viejo)
Videos
Full Demo 1MB ( @ Arcades 3D)
Full Demo (upload by bullthorn)
Floppy Disk Image ~1MB (3DSL release by 3DShootMaster) (uploaded by scaryfun)


Pathways Into Darkness {MAC} Bungie Studios [top]

In the spring of 1993 the US government receives a distressing transmission from alien creatures that warn of an alien threat hidden deep beneath an ancient pyramid in Yucatan, where an asteroid crashed aeons ago. The protagonist of the game has been chosen as part of the special ops team selected to drop into the zone and deal with the threat. Unfortunately, the player got separated from his group, and now must accomplish his mission on his own. This is a first-person shooter exclusively for MAC that places the player in the shoes of a special forces operative who has to advance through several dungeons filled with horrifying creatures (some lifted from Lovecraftian lore) in order to save the world. The game includes dialogues with non-playable characters, inventory management, and other assorted means of interacting with the game world (such as examining, using, etc.). The overall design puts an emphasis on puzzle-solving over firefights, as the player character is usually underpowered when fighting against his foes. Bungie later went on to make the popular Marathon and Halo FPS series. In 2013, it was "painstakingly recreated" by Bruce Morrison, a former employee from Ngmoco and Freeverse, for his company, Man Up Time Studios. Mark Levin worked with him on the coding for Pathways' new version.
Infos
MAC Full Demo 27MB (uploaded by Macintosh Garden)
Videos
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2013 MAC Freeware Version 3.6MB (uploaded by iTunes)
Screenshots
included in Bungie MAC Action Sack - MAC ISO Demo 293MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
included in: Marathon Trilogy - MAC 2CD ISO Demo 656MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


ShadowCaster RavenSoftware / Origin [top]


In this action & role playing game, your character is able to morph himself, change his appearance, size and attributes. Each shape has its own abilities and weaknesses. They range from Maorin, a 6-legged cat that can claw and see in the infrared, to Opsis, a floating eyeball who is physically weak but can cast many powerful spells, to Kahpa the frog man and even SSair the fire dragon. You start out with Kirt who can kick, jump, and punch. He is also the only form in which you can regenerate "power," which is the manna that you need to be able to cast spells, morph, and to stay in any other form besides human. The absolute necessity of manna adds a fun element of strategic planning, since you must return to Kirt form once in a while to regenerate. The graphics are really nice, but the game suffers from the enemies' bad AI. Cleanse your homeworld's city of evil as you progress toward stopping the mighty Malkor. Wolfenstein-3D meets Ultima Underworld is a fairly accurate description of gameplay: 3D action mixed with RPG elements and puzzle solving. The puzzles are a lot of fun to solve, especially since they are not so much quests for items, as they are about finding out what to do with the items you already have, and what form you have to morph into to accomplish the goals. The game features typical AD&D monsters as well as original ones that must be killed in a certain way. The CD-ROM enhanced version features enhanced redbook audio narration, two new levels, and 3-D rendered cutscenes. I played it through, but it doesn't satisfy a lot and has no cool moments. At some points I was shooting about 15 minutes at one enemy who got stuck until he died, finally. It's nothing special, not even for those times.

Screenshots
Full Demo 6MB ( @ kmzpub.ru)
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Lost Treasures Fr)
Full Demo ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
Full Demo 7MB ( @ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo (upload by bullthorn)
ISO Demo 71MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Floppy Images ISO Demo 7MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Shareware Level Demo 1.4MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)


Space Hulk Games Workshop / Electronic Arts [top]

Space Hulk is based on the popular Warhammer board game which involves strategically controlling up to 4 space marines at a time (each with its own 3d view window). You can freeze the action if things get too rough to enable you to give orders to your team, but you can only do this so many times in one mission. Each mission has an objective such as a bughunt or finding an object and escaping. It takes some thinking to strategically use the different weapons available and find the best way to achieve the goal. It used digitised speech over the PC speaker without a sound card, and reminds one of the scary atmosphere of the film Aliens. Nine new missions, new cinematic animations, along with new digitised sound effects and speech (which required a sound card) were added to the CD-ROM version.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
Infos
Full Demo ~4MB (uploaded by Abandonia)
Videos
Full Demo 4.5MB (uploaded by Hotud)
Full Demo ( @ Juego Viejo)
ISO Demo ~20MB (upload by bullthorn)
UK Clone ISO Demo 50MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Terror of the Catacombs / Catacomb Armageddon SoftDisk / Froggman [top]


Terror of The Catacombs is the final chapter of the Catacomb 3-D series. The evil Nemesis has discovered how to use Time Gates and has trapped you once again down in the catacombs preventing you to stop him. He has the ability to send you back and forth through time where you have to challenge creatures from the very ends of eternity. There are new no features compared to Curse of the Catacombs... a few new monsters and an entirely new episode. Despite what may be considered a shortcoming, this remains my favorite Catacomb 3-D game in the series for the enhanced level layout alone.
The game was the first HUB-Based videogame ever created.
Review by Maraakate.
Infos
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Full Demos ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
Screenshots
Catacomb Armageddon 1MB ( @ Arcades 3D)
Videos
Full Demos - Catacomb 3-D, Catacomb Abyss, Curse of the Catacombs, Terror of the Catacombs (uploaded by bullthorn)
Manual in CBR Format
Full Demos - all 7 games (uploaded by bullthorn)
5.25" Floppy Image ~1MB (uploaded by Maraakate)
Runtime Error 200 Patch ( @ FPS Legends) 67KB (uploaded by Maraakate)
Floppy Disk Images ISO 1.32MB (uploaded by Maraakate)
included in Good Old Games Digital Download ISO Demo 16MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Catacombs Pack - Good Old Games Digital ISO Demo v2.0.0.3 13.9MB (uploaded by hgdagon)
Full Demo included in iD Software: The 90's Collection 653MB (uploaded by yamibito)


Third Person Shooters

Alien Breed (Alien Breed: Special Edition 92) Team17 Software Ltd. [top]

Alien Breed is a top-down science fiction shooter somewhat inspired by the movie Alien in terms of plot and atmosphere. Gameplay, though, was obviously inspired by the Atari arcade classic Gauntlet. It's actually a port of the Amiga title Alien Breed: Special Edition 92. The game tells a typical sci-fi story of an alien invasion on the space station ISRC-4. Two space marines, Johnson and Stone, are the only human beings left to clear the base of aliens. Moving around an alien-infested complex in a top-down view, you must at all times keep an eye not only on your energy level, but also be conservative with ammunition. Though you will find new ammo cartridges strewn around the levels, they are consumed quickly by respawning aliens that may come crawling out of the floors and walls when you least expect it. On the floors, you will also find keys for passing through locked doors. Keys must also be used with care, or you may find yourself locked out of a room containing the remaining keys that you will need in order to complete the level. Other doors are one-way, and will electrocute you if you try to pass it in the other direction. Other major bonuses found on the floor are emergency kits for restoring your health, and credits. The credits come in handy when you find an Infotex terminal. There, you can access information about your current mission and your vital statistics, as well as buy supplies such as ammunition, weapons and keys. Music is forfeited in this game, in favour of ambience sounds from machinery, machine gun sounds and the sounds of the aliens running around the base.

See also: Alien Breed: Obliteration

Screenshots
Full Demo 1MB (@ LTF Abandonware)
Reviews
Full Demo1.1MB (@ Abandonia)
Full Demo1MB (@ Fajnegry)
Full Demo 1MB (@ Juego Viejo)
2005 Alien Breed: Obliteration Freeware (@ Official Site/Curly's World Of Freeware) 1MB
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Floppy Disk Image ISO 2MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Floppy Image ISO + Scans 3.4MB (uploaded by Egon68)
GOG Digital ISO Demo v2.1.0.33 + extras + Amiga, Android Remake, Alien Breed II: The Horror Continues - Amiga + CD32, Alien Breed 3D - Amiga + CD32 23MB (uploaded by hgdagon)


Arnie Savage: Combat Commando / Arnie 2 Zeppelin Games Limited [top]

This is an isometric action game. Although it's obvious to which Hollywood actor the game's name alludes, Arnie 2 is not a licensed title and not based on any movie. It is the sequel to the Amiga / C64 platform game Arnie (1992). Unlike the previous title it has been developed in-house by Zeppelin. Fast reflexes and a lust for violence are required for success here. Your average muscleman shoots and bombs his way through four enemy-infested territories: Shut down a chemical plant by blowing up enough pipeline valves. Clear an airfield from enemy soldiers, tanks and helicopters. Climb from battleship to battleship in a hostile harbor. And finally, rescue as many prisoners as possible from a jungle POW camp. Naturally, the levels are crawling with enemies: from simple infantry armed with rifles, mortars or rocket launchers to MG teams, missile batteries and tanks. Most of the opponents are stationary and stolidly fire in a single direction; however, foxholes spew out cannon-fodder at a constant rate. To destroy such nests or efficiently dispatch groups of soldiers, Arnie has a (limited) supply of grenades. Some deceased foes drop more powerful weapons as well as invaluable first aid kits and extra lives.
Screenshots
Clone ISO Demo 3MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Videos
Full Demo 359kb (uploaded by MyAbandonware)


CyberRace Cyberdreams, Inc. [top]

In the far future wars are a thing of the past, disputes and conflicts between races are now settled on the "CyberRace", a futuristic everything-goes series of sled races. The game puts you in the role of Shaw, the son of a terran CyberRace champion who was killed in a suspicious accident. As you enter the competition to try and avenge your father, a conflict of interests explodes around a misterious wormhole, and you are dragged to it by a terran technocrat that forces you to race for the terran cause by kidnnaping your girl. The game consists of racing in several voxel-space created stages and gaining money while at the same time trying to get your girl back and uncover the plot behind the CyberRace. The races are played from a 1st person perspective, and features the designs of famed artist/designer Syd Mead.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ Juego Viejo)
Videos
ISO Demo 26MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Hired Guns DMA Design Limited / Psygnosis Limited [top]

Hired Guns is a neat futuristic RPG that allows you to control 4 characters simultaneously via 4 windows (see screenshots). The plot, which would send your band of galactic mercenaries on a wide variety of missions, is nonexistent at the start but develops into an interesting story of intergalactic espionage and warfare. What made the game stand out, even to this day, was the multi-player elements. The screen showed the viewpoints of 4 characters - you either controlled them all yourself, or could have a different person controlling each one. Each character is individually controllable and occupies their own square, unlike Dungeon Master, in which the entire party occupies the same square. Each character can be made to follow another character, simplifying large group movements when only one player is controlling the party. The game area is in real 3D, and monster/enemy AI have free movement around each level environment. This is unlike other games of its time, in which enemies cannot pursue characters up stairs. An array of heavy weapons (including a robot sentry, similar to that seen in Aliens Special Edition), incendiary devices and mines can be used to take out the enemy (or friends!) either on the same level as the player or below. Players have to manage their inventory, too, as the amount of items to carry is limited. Also included are devices called "Psionic Amps" that can be used to create strange effects on the player or on the world around them — e.g. a Psionic Amp can be used underwater to create an area of air so the player can breathe. The depth of the gameplay is what catapulted the game to classic status. The level of cooperation needed, and using different players to complete different tasks, is something that all recent 3D games have missed. Being a multi-player game, it was only a matter of time before you turned on the person who kept falling off the cliff, and shot him in the back. This soon turned into a full-scale death-match, even though the game didn't support them as such. You could also customise the character graphics to your heart's content. The variety of weapons, monsters, and locations make up for repetitive graphics, below-average writing, and scarce character interactions.
Screenshots
Full Demo 4MB (uploaded by Juego Viejo)
Videos
Amiga One-Click Exe (Emulated Version) 6MB (uploaded by hfric)
ISO Demo 4MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)
Floppy Image ISO + Scans 5MB (uploaded by Egon68)


MegaRace Cryo Interactive Entertainment / Software Toolworks, Inc., The [top]

In the not so distant future, the entire world has been engulfed and mesmerized by virtual reality. Everyone's wildest dreams can come true thanks to this stunning technology. That's why Virtual World Broadcast Television's new show MegaRace is so popular and one of the highest ranked television shows currently running. Hosted by Lance Boyle, contestants, or Enforcers choose a vehicle and go head to head against gang members and their goons. They compete for glory and prizes in a world filled with various racetracks built around cites, power plants, aquatic seas and more. But this isn't the reason the show is so popular--what's the fun in regular racing? That's why there's virtual weapons, such as oil slicks and missiles to thrill the vast audience of watchers. It's violent, it's chaotic, it's fast and it's ultimately thrilling. But of course, no one gets hurt--or do they? MegaRace is a 3rd person racer and features over 15 tracks with fully rendered backdrops, turns, weapons and more. There's over 20 minutes of FMV sequences with the over-the-top, exciting and humorous (or numbingly annoying) host Lance Boyle. Add to that a thundering soundtrack and ultra smooth and fast gameplay and you've got one wild experience at your hands. Remember: watch your back, stay focused on the road and most importantly, don't let the ratings drop. MegaRace was inspired by virtual reality. In a way, it's a sarcastic view of a world obsessed with this technology. It depicts all the bad things that could happen and how mindless we would all become if we let virtual reality run our lives. Not only this, but the game also pokes fun at a society addicted to television. This game came with some Packard Bell computers in the early to mid 90's.
Infos
ISO Demo 530MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Screenshots
Clone ISO Demo 527MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Video
GOG ISO Demo v2.1.0.9 390MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Seal Team Electronic Arts [top]

This is a tactical shooter, in which you can command you own team, thus similar to the Rainbow Six series. It's a realistic multi-camera simulation of American operations in the Vietnam war. This game combined roleplaying elements (as you controlled a single character giving orders to the others, whose stats could improve with time) with varied missions and sound effects that totally immersed you in the environment. The graphics are primitive by today's standards. You have the ability to choose from many different options at the start menu, such as real or unlimited ammunition, enhanced enemy skill, and even the damage potential of your own shots. For each mission you have the choice of selecting your team members (excluding the point man), as well as the equipment each man will take with him. All soldiers have specific skill ratings and these will improve while doing missions.
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Full Demo ( @ Juego Viejo)
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Fajnegry.prv.pl)
Full Demo (upload by bullthorn)
ISO Demo 12MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)
Floppy Disk Images ~2MB (3DSL release by 3DShootMaster) (uploaded by scaryfun)
Floppy Images ISO + Scans 51MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Star Wars: Rebel Assault LucasArts [top]

The Galactic Empire has been beaten once, but you've only just begun. You are Rookie One, and you must completely crush the evil empire from the rooster of your T16 Skyhopper. You'll first fly a training run through Beggar's Canyon, and then have your first space battle against TIE Fighters deep in space. The giant AT-ATs are on the attack again and you'll fight them over the icy landscape of Hoth. Your squad of fighters will then do the trench run over the Death Star, to kill Vader and his gang. Star Wars: Rebel Assault was the first CD ROM-only game published by Lucasarts, and is one of the oldest titles to make use of extensive full motion video (FMV) on the PC. Although the scenario, the plot, and the variety of missions were considered neither original nor rich, the game was valued for the technical details, since it featured digitized footage and music from the original movies, and full speech. The video was used to display pre-rendered 3D graphics that were far ahead of what a PC could render in real-time at the time. Developers pre-rendered various environments and battles and the player flew through these environments. Unfortunately because it was pre-rendered 3D graphics, the level of player control was extremely limited. In fact, the player could not stray from the path in more than a few branched areas and was usually limited to only aiming the crosshairs at enemies.
Screenshots
Full Demo 236MB (uploaded by GamesWin)
Videos
ISO Demo (uploaded by cocomonk22)
Special Edition ISO Demo (uploaded by Old_Schooler) contains first 3 missions of retail game
included in The LucasArts Archives Vol. II 5CD ISO Demo 1.19GB (uploaded by hgdagon)


Terminator 2029, The: Operation Scour Bethesda Softworks [top]

This is an add-on disk for T2029 with 12 new missions. After the destruction of the Orbital Satellite Platform in late 2029, the clean-up of all remaining Skynet forces is ordered. But something unexplained is occuring: certain Skynet forces are coming back online and a new, mysterious weapon system code-name "The Guardian" has appeared with devastating effect. Your mission: seek out and destroy the new source of Skynet intelligence and find and terminate the Guardians. You have new ACE Battle Armor features (including autofire) and a "host" of new enemies (including the "Manta" and the "Gaurdian").
included in Deluxe Edition ISO Demo ~124MB (uploaded by bullthorn)
Full Demo 2MB (uploaded by DJ OldGames)
Full Demo ~9MB (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Full Demo (upload by bullthorn)
included in 1991-1996 Bethesda Terminator Games Fan-Made DOSBox Pack 444MB (uploaded by Molitor)
Floppy Images ISO Demo + Manual + Scans 29MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Simulations

Aces Over Europe Dynamix, Inc. / Sierra On-Line, Inc. [top]

Sequel to Aces of the Pacific, this takes place in the Western Theater of Operations during WW2. Fly fighters and fighter-bombers for either England, Germany, or the United States, escorting heavy bombers, attacking ground troops, or just taking control of the skies over Europe. Aces over Europe features improved graphics over its predecessor, including smoother models and individual squadron markings on planes. Terrain graphics have also been slightly enhanced to aid in navigation. AOE features campaign modes for all three sides. Although not truly dynamic, the campaigns feature random missions based on your plane type and squadron, making each campaign different. Player controlled planes include American Lightnings, Thunderbolts, and Mustangs, British Spitfires, Tempests, and Typhoons, and German Bf-109's, Fw-190's, and Me-262's.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ My Abandonware)
Video
Included in Aces: Collection Series (1997) 2CD ISO Demo 757MB (uploaded by Egon68)
ISO Demo 20MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
included in Aces: The Complete Collector's Edition (1995) - UK Clone ISO Demo v1.2 526MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Air Duel: 80 Years of Dogfighting / Dogfight: 80 Years of Aerial Warfare Vektor Grafix Ltd / MicroProse Software, Inc. [top]

As the name suggests, this flight simulation gives you a chance to fly most of the famous fighter models from World War 1 to the present day. You can fly the Sopwith Camel, the Spitfire, the F-4 Phantom, the Harrier Jump Jet, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the Fokker DR1, and the MiG-23, each with realistic and functional cockpit features. The game offers 6 historical missions, a duel mode and a "What If?" air duel. In the latter, you can apply weapons from different time periods to aircraft, and try to shoot down a modern plane using an older one.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ My Abandonware)
Video
Floppy Images ISO Demo 4.69MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Comanche: Global Challenge / Comanche: Maximum Overkill - Mission Disk 1 NovaLogic, Inc. [top]

Comanche: Global Challenge is the first add-on to Comanche: Maximum Overkill. It adds three new campaigns with 10 missions each, some of which are significantly harder than those in the original game. Also added are new terrain types including arctic and desert and new enemies: The Mi-24 Hind helicopter, the BRDM-3 APC and the Scud-B missile launcher.
Full Demo 3MB (uploaded by DopeRoms)
included in Mission Disks plus Manual, Patch & Comanche: Maximum Overkill ISO 25MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Floppy Images ISO Demo 3.5MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Comanche: Over the Edge NovaLogic, Inc. [top]

The second mission disk for the original Comanche adds 4 more campaigns with 10 missions each. There are also new terrain types and new enemies: the 500MD Defender Helicopter, the OSA-II missile boat and the Lebed air-cushioned landing craft. The graphics engine has been refined and now supports reflective water and weather effects like snow and haze. Also new are several options to make the controls more realistic and less arcade-like.
Full Demo ( @ Emu Paradise)
included in Mission Disks plus Manual, Patch & Comanche: Maximum Overkill ISO 25MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Floppy Images ISO Demo 3.5MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Evasive Action Particle Systems Ltd. / Software Toolworks, Inc., The [top]

The Software Toolworks has been known for a long time due to all kinds of games: board, simulation, adventure. They needed a flight sim in their catalog, and Particle Systems did for them. The game was called Evasive Action, a curious choice in 1994, when flight sims were on the rage. This sim allows you to flight historically accurate planes from WW1 and WW2, modern day fighters from present day for WW3, and space ships for WW4.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ My Abandonware)
Video
ISO Demo 3MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Video Review
Floppy Images ISO Demo + Manual + Scans 62MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Eye of the Storm Rebellion Developments Ltd. [top]

This is the first game from Rebellion before they went on to later develop Rainbow Six and Aliens Vs. Predator. It is 2124, and alien life has been found in our own solar system. The location of this life is just as surprising as its existence; There is a whole ecosystem living within the incredibly hostile atmosphere of the gas giant, Jupiter. When these findings became public, and the hostile nature of some of the creatures became known, the 'eye' of Jupiter was declared a frontier zone. Of course, it wasn't long before someone thought of a great way to make money out of our new neighbours and the first Hunters were dispatched from earth. Now TVs across the globe display nightly broadcasts of Hunters engaged in blood-thirsty combat with the inhabitants of Jupiter. Does no-one care that these new life-forms are being wiped out in the name of mass entertainment? Well, I.C.E. care. The Interstellar Conservation Executive has sent you, its newest recruit, off to Jupiter to study and document all the lifeforms you can find. You make money not by killing them, but by filming their actions. You can then use this money to upgrade your ship's engines and descend lower into Jupiter's atmosphere, to discover even weirder creatures. You'll also find people who want you to collect rare objects for them (also in exchange for cash), you'll find strange alien artefacts that may or may not help you in your quest and you'll probably have to engage in a few fights with the Hunters. It's a little sick, but these images will be broadcast to the audiences back home, too, so you'll make more money from that. Still, better to kill an evil Hunter from earth than a peaceful space whale from Jupiter, right? This fast-paced combat simulator has the fastest, smoothest full screen 3D graphics system yet seen and an unique "picture-in-picture" view. It has 64 dangerous missions to perform in an area 1600 by 1600 km.
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Full Demo 1MB (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Reviews
Floppy Image ISO + Manual + Scans 31MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Frontier: Elite II Konami, Inc. / GameTek, Inc. [top]

Frontier: Elite 2 is, of course, the sequel to Elite and it continues in much the same way. You have a ship and limited funds, and nowhere to go but out into space. Trade, fight, hunt criminals, work for the various governments, anything goes in Frontier. There are few, if any, limits on what you can do or where you can go. And Frontier's universe (with approx. 100,000,000,000 planets and moons) is so big you'll never see the end of it.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ XTC Abandonware)
Video
Graphics Enhancement
ISO Demo 5MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Floppy Images ISO Demo 573kb (uploaded by scaryfun)


G-Force Virgin Interactive [top]

G-Force is a solid flight-sim revolving around the MiG russian jets, similar to MiG 29.As you boot the game up, you will see a map with targets of the area such as airfields, buildings and military installations. You can then select these and plan missions to take, so it's possible to customize every mission you fly. As well as the campaign option, there is the modem play which lets you can fly against your friends via modem. This game is actually very similar to MiG 29: the cockpit is very much the same, and the graphics and sound are nearly the same too. Controls, however, are slightly different, but are similar to the controls in Veritech. G-Force also allows you to use different types of controls: keyboard, mouse, and, of course, the joystick. If you've played and liked MiG 29 and/or SU-25 Stormovik, or possibly are a just a flight sim fan like me, then you should give G-Force a try. It's neither as realistic nor polished as these two games, but it's a good sim in its own right.
Infos/Screenshots
Full Demo 832kb (uploaded by Hotud)


Hornet: Naval Strike Fighter Spectrum Holobyte, Inc. [top]

Falcon 3.0: Hornet: Naval Strike Fighter lets flight-simulation enthusiasts assume the role of a U.S. Navy or Marine Corps F/A-18 fighter pilot and fly joint operations for the West with their Air Force F-16 brethren. It is the only fighter simulation that lets simulation pilots create cooperative missions with F- 16 Falcons in seven Falcon 3.0 theaters of conflict.
Screenshots
Full Demo 4MB (uploaded by DopeRoms)
v1.2 included in Falcon Gold (1994) CD ISO Demo 373MB (uploaded by EASandMartin)


Megatron VGA Stanley Design Team [top]

The player sits in the cockpit of a large walking tank, similar to those from FASA's BattleTech universe. The player can walk around in a first person perspective through maze-like environments similar in technical presentation to Eye of the Beholder (the player can only walk in fixed steps of a single 3D tile). Controlling multiple different weapons the player must destroy enemy mechs before they try the same. Separate shields on the front and back of the mech must protect players from getting destroyed instantly. The player can choose between different mechs and multiple difficulty levels. A map of the level is shown at the bottom of the screen at all times, but the player can only detect the enemy when he's in radar range. It was at one point the subject of a lawsuit between FASA and Stanley Design, but the story was changed enough to get past the lawyers and the lawsuit was avoided.
Screenshots
Full Demo ~547kb (@ Takegame)
Videos


Merlin Challenge Digital Integration Ltd. / General Admission Software [top]

In this game you fly the Royal Navy Merlin helicopter, within the environment of the Navy's training simulation. The action is viewed in 3D from one of a range of camera angles, and digitised sound effects are included. You begin near a frigate, and the aim is simply to land on the stern of the ship. There are three difficulty levels, which increase the realism of the flight model, as well as adding other factors such as wind. Once you touch down, you are given a comprehensive scoring and review of your landing.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ DJ OldGames)


MiG-29: Deadly Adversary of Falcon 3.0 Spectrum Holobyte, Inc. [top]

MiG-29 packs all the graphics, realism and sophistication of detail that has made Falcon 3.0 so popular. Based on the famous Mikoyan-Gurevich fighter, a jet known for its agility and sophisticated weaponry, MiG-29 lets the flight sim enthusiast know what it's like to fight for the "other side." This is a stand alone Falcon 3.0 Expansion pack.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ Emu Paradise)
v1.04 included in Falcon Gold (1994) CD ISO Demo 373MB (uploaded by EASandMartin)
Floppy Images ISO Demo 3.36MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
included in Falcon Collection - GOG ISO Demo v2.0.0.1 870MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


NetWars Novell [top]

This first-person 3D space shooter that was released to show NetWare's IPX capabilities has single-player and multi-player modes. During gameplay with mouse or keyboard you steer your ship, accelerate/decelerate engines, shoot enemy ships, and collect satellites to restore the shields or customize your ship. The radar helps you to navigate yourself in 3D space. In Single-Player mode you are completing the 8 levels of difficulty shooting a certain number of enemies and protecting the pods. There are four types of enemy aliens (Pirate, Fighter, Guardian, Commander). High scores are stored in High Score Table. In Multi-Player mode via IPX protocol you with up to four other players try to kill each other and increase your scores by number of hits. Cloaking Device is also present in this mode.
Screenshots
Freeware Game 42kb (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)
Videos
Infos


Nomad Intense! Interactive, Inc., Papyrus Design Group, Inc. / GameTek, Inc. [top]

A human astronaut was sent by the OESI (the Organization of Earth's Special Intelligences) on an exploration mission. The ship gets stranded in the orbit shortly following the launch, due to a malfunctioning engine. The protagonist is rescued by Granger Tinker Brin O'Keef, a member of the galactic Alliance, which fights a highly advanced mechanized race known as the Korok, whose goal is to destroy all life in the galaxy. The hero decides to join the Alliance and help them in their battle against the Korok. Nomad is a space exploration, trading, and combat game. Its basic gameplay mechanics revolve around trading with various alien races (based on bartering rather than currency), as well as defending the ship against hostile crafts in an action-oriented space combat. Compared to other space simulations, the game is more story-driven, featuring scripted conversations with characters and information-gathering. The game world includes several hundreds of planets and eleven alien races. The player-controlled ship can be customized with weapons (such as missiles), loaders, shield generators, engines, scanners, and jamming devices.
Screenshots
Full Demo 5MB (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
included in Gametek 3in1 Compilation (Bureau 13, Nomad, Star Crusader) 175MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Reach for the Skies Rowan Software Ltd. / Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc. [top]

Reach for the Skies is a combat flight sim focused on WWII's famous "Battle of Britain", splitting the battle into four stages and giving you the option to take part for either the Royal Air Force or the German Luftwaffe. As well as piloting a plane, you can also take on Controller duties, of planning which planes to deploy where on each day, trying to minimise losses. Eight planes are simulated, from Hurricanes and Spitfires to Ju88s and BF110s, each with their own cockpit displays and characteristics. When playing as the Germans, protecting the fragile and slow Ju88 bombers is crucial. There is a practice mode with indestructible planes, realism levels can be adjusted, and time can be accelerated while an enemy plane is not in sight.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ Home of the Underdogs)


Spectre VR Velocity Development / Peninsula Gameworks [top]

Step into cyberspace and prepare for an onslaught of virtual tank assaults and multiplayer battles. Venture beyond and into interplanetary simulation game play with dazzling, full-color graphics in fluid 3-D animation. Then go head-to-head via modem or network and dare to defy the virtual limits of the most intense computer game ever to sizzle your servers!
Spectre VR is an enhanced follow-up to the series, with improved running quality and graphic shading (and even ominous full motion video warnings transmitted on the walls) plus multiple new tank types, new abilities (including features for short flight), special weapon types (including Cyberblasts, Mines, Pulse Bursts, Spinners, Smart Missiles, and Scattershots), and the VRchitect level designer feature.
Screenshots
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Level Demo ~350KB ( @ AG.ru)
Reviews
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Full Demo ~3MB ( @ Home of the Underdogs)
Videos
Full Demo ~3MB ( @ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo ~4MB ( @ DopeROMS)
ISO Demo 241MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Star Wars: X-Wing LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC [top]

X-Wing is a space combat simulation, the first in the Star Wars universe. From the cockpits of X-Wing, Y-Wing and A-Wing starfighters, players fight for the Rebel Alliance in their struggle against the evil Galactic Empire. Unlike earlier titles in the genre like Wing Commander, X-Wing employs a polygonal 3D engine: flat-shaded polygons are combined with bitmaps only for explosion effects. The game features a comprehensive training element. Before starting on real missions, players should navigate the pilot proving grounds, also known as 'Maze', by flying through a course of doorways set atop platforms in space, preferably without missing any, all while keeping an eye on the tight time limit. Higher levels add additional challenges like hostile laser turrets. Next to the 'Maze', there are simulated historical missions (six for each of the three fighters) that prepare for the complex missions in the rest of the game. The main part of the game consists of three separate campaigns, called Tours of Duty. The Tours can be played in any order, even though they build on each other story-wise: Tour I, 'A New Ally', tells of the Rebellion's search for political allies in their fight against the Empire, while the Emperor launches Operation Strike Fear, a major offensive against the Rebels. Tour II, 'The Great Search' chronicles the Rebels' search for the plans to the Empire's new superweapon, the Death Star. Tour III, 'The Gathering Storm', tells of their efforts to find and destroy the battle station. Animated cutscenes are featured after certain missions to continue the story. Each Tour consists of around a dozen missions, which include a wide variety of objectives. There are standard strike, escort and defense assignments, but also reconnaissance flights - just scanning ships without attacking them - or capture operations - disabling enemy ships, then protecting the transport carrying the strike team during the takeover. The game of course culminates in the famous attack on the Death Star. The three flyable fighters all handle differently and are thus more or less suitable for the different types of missions. The X-Wing is heavily armed and armored, and is usually used on strike missions. The Y-Wing is slower and less well protected, but is the only ship equipped with ion cannons, necessary for disabling ships. With its high speed and maneuverability, the A-Wing is ideal for recon and intercept missions. Next to lasers and ion cannons, the fighters are armed with limited amounts of warheads: proton torpedoes are slow and highly destructive, while concussion missiles are faster, but yield less damage. A unique feature of the game is energy management: Energy must be divided between engines, weapons and shields. At the standard settings, weapons and shields don't recharge - energy must be diverted from the engines for that, slowing the ship. On the other hand, putting more power into the engines adds speed, but drains shields and guns. Energy can also be transferred between the systems, boosting weapons power at the expense of shields or vice versa. Space is populated by many ships besides the player's, most of which are well-known from the movies. The Empire will usually launch waves of TIE Fighters, Interceptors and Bombers from Star Destroyers. The Rebels employ large Mon Calamari cruisers and Corellian Corvettes. In use by both sides are Nebulon-B escort frigates and Lambda-class shuttles. Some ships not seen in the movies include the Imperial assault gunboat, the stormtrooper transport and bulk freighters. Friendly fighters will sometimes accompany the player, and can be given specific orders.

Also see: #Arcade Explosion, #B-Wing, #Imperial Pursuit, #Star Wars: X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM, #Stellar Combat: Mission Pack

Reviews
Full Demo 6.7MB (uploaded by DJ OldGames)
Screenshots
Full Demo 6MB (uploaded by GamesWin)
Infos
Manual 24MB (uploaded by Abandonware France)
Videos
Revised version included in Star Wars: X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM (1994) ISO Demo 32MB (uploaded by Old_Schooler)
Floppy Images ISO Demo 6.5MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Windows version included in Star Wars X-Wing Collector Series (1998) 2CD ISO Demo 617MB (uploaded by GigaWatt)


Star Wars: X-Wing - B-Wing LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC [top]

B-Wing is the second add-on to the original X-Wing, which adds an additional Rebel ship (the B-Wing itself), an entire Tour of Duty and other miscellaneous improvements. Subsequent releases of the original game included both expansion packs. Once installed, the B-wing missions appeared as "Tour of Duty V" in the game.

Also see: #Star Wars: X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM

Screenshots
Revised version included in Star Wars: X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM (1994) ISO Demo 32MB (uploaded by Old_Schooler)
Infos
Floppy Image ISO Demo 1.33MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Windows version included in Star Wars X-Wing Collector Series (1998) 2CD ISO Demo 617MB (uploaded by GigaWatt)


Star Wars: X-Wing - Imperial Pursuit LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC [top]

The first add-on disk for X-Wing. The story continues after the destruction of the Death Star and tells of the struggles of the rebels to find a new base. There is a new Tour of Duty and a new Imperial ship: The TIE Advanced. Subsequent releases of the original game included both expansion packs. Once installed, the Imperial Pursuit missions appeared as "Tour of Duty IV" in the game.

Also see: #Star Wars: X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM

Infos
Revised version included in Star Wars: X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM (1994) ISO Demo 32MB (uploaded by Old_Schooler)
Screenshots
Floppy Image ISO Demo 1.31MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Windows version included in Star Wars X-Wing Collector Series (1998) 2CD ISO Demo 617MB (uploaded by GigaWatt)


Strike Commander ORIGIN Systems, Inc. [top]

Spawned from the success of Wing Commander, this takes the same style of gameplay and brings it back in time to a much closer future. Its 3D graphics-engine used both gouraud shading and texture-mapping on both aircraft-models and terrain, an impressive feat at the time. Significant plot elements were presented through in-game cut-scene animations, a hallmark storytelling vehicle from Chris Robert's previous Wing Commander games. You lead a rag-tag mercenary fighter squadron, trying to make a living in a dangerous, chaotic world. Pretty and simplified dogfights in your blackmarket-purchased F-16s is supplemented by interactive cutscenes where you converse with your teammates, or go into town to buy new contracts. Fly against a very diverse set of aircraft as you find yourself fighting for and against many of the world's major nations. The concern of managing your team's armament expeditures and keeping the group in the black adds a side to the game that few simulators have. Featuring an improved engine over Wing Commander 2, this was the first in a series of three games that attempted to take the 'Commander' series in a non-sci-fi direction. Ultimately, they failed to capture the same crowd as the WC series did. A CD-ROM release later in the year included the game plus Tactical Operations addon (21 new missions, some new planes and General MIDI support), an additional opening cinematic and menu to choose between these two products, and digitized speech for every character (a feature which expands on what was available in the Speech Pack). It also fixed things such as game speed issues in the original release.

See also: #Strike Commander: Tactical Operations

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Full Demo includes Tactical Operations and Speech Pack 19MB (uploaded by Hotud)
Reviews
Full Demo + Speech Pack + Tactical Operations + Quick Docs 11MB+4MB+4Mb+1MB (uploaded by DopeRoms)
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Infos
Floppy Images ISO Demo 11MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Video
ISO Demo 83MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Strike Commander: Tactical Operations ORIGIN Systems, Inc. / Electronic Arts, Inc. [top]

The Turkish Government has had enough of mercenaries using their country as a base for their operations and have raised taxes to force them out. Your squadron is once again in danger of bankruptcy and you must fly more missions to bring in the money to keep them afloat. This was an add-on for Strike commander which added another 21 missions, some new planes and General MIDI support to the original game. It was also included in the CD-Rom Edition of the game.
Screenshots
Full Demo 4MB (uploaded by DopeRoms)
included in Strike Commander ISO Demo 83MB (uploaded by Old_Schooler)
Strike Commander Full Demo including Tactical Operations and Speech Pack 19MB (uploaded by Hotud)
Floppy Images ISO + Scans 8MB (uploaded by Egon68)
included in ISO Demo 83MB (uploaded by Egon68)


SubWar 2050 Particle Systems Ltd. / MicroProse Ltd. [top]

The year is 2050. The ocean is the next frontier, and war inevitably has reached there. As an independent mercenary working for a corporate conglomerate, the player has to pilot the latest fighter subs to protect the corporate interests, so they can get rewarded with cold hard cash. With 5 different theater of operations (of varying difficulty) and an interesting mix of aerial and submarine tactics, this game can be described as Strike Commander under the sea, without the narrative. Each campaign has multiple missionss held together by an in-depth storyline. The need for combat will arise more often than not and survival will require paying close attention to the varied North Pacific training scenarios provided to bring you up to speed. Each of the campaigns takes you to a different underwater environment. Locales include the North Atlantic, Antarctic, the Sea of Japan and the South China Sea. In addition to the aspect of submarine simulation, it contains aspects of combat on both strategic and tactical levels as well as elements encountered in flight warfare. The goal of the player in each campaign, as an independent submariner, is the accumulation of hard cash earned for completed missions.

See also: #Subwar 2050: The Plot Deepens

Reviews
Full Demo 6MB (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Screenshots
Full Demo 11MB (uploaded by DJ OldGames)
Videos
Full Demo 11MB (uploaded by Hotud)
Video Review
1994 CD ISO Demo 41MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Floppy Images ISO Demo + Scans 12MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Included in Golden Collection 2 - Clone 5CD ISO Demo 1.94GB (uploaded by Egon68)


TFX: Tactical Fighter eXperiment Digital Image Design Ltd. / Ocean Software Ltd. [top]

TFX was one of the precursor combat flight simulators that helped to define the standards of modern combat flight simulators, together with Tornado, F14 Fleet Defender and the Falcon series. TFX was programmed by the British company Digital Image Design and published by Ocean Software in 1993. Piloting a F-117A, Eurofighter 2000 or F-22 Superstar, you play as a UN fighter pilot flying for the fictional, United Nations Air Force flying missions in one of five theatres (Colombia, Somalia, Libya, the Balkans and also the South Georgia Islands). The tour of duty was designed to offer a "soap opera" approach, where actions from the players would affect the world and following missions, as well as reaction in the front page of journals according to what the player did.
Screenshots
Floppy Images ISO Demo 9MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Video
Full Demo ( @ Abandonia)
ISO Demo 426MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Tornado Digital Integration Ltd. / Spectrum Holobyte, Inc. [top]

A detailed flight sim of the Tornado strike fighter. Features high-speed, low-altitude precision bombing runs over a battlefield full of active friendly and enemy air and ground units. Allows you to utilize all the complex avionics in both positions of the two-man cockpit. Campaign mode contains a full-featured mission editor. The editor contains a dynamic battlefield map, which reflects the results of your latest missions. If you plan and execute a mission against a SAM site, it will be gone in the next planning session. The editor allows you to plot and synchronize attacks consisting of multiple flights of Tornados.

See also: Tornado: Operation Desert Storm

Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ Home of the Underdogs)
Video
included in Tornado & Operation Desert Storm ISO 20MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Tornado & Falcon 3.0 (Digital Integration 1993 compilation) ISO Demo 9MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Ultrabots / Xenobots NovaLogic / Electronic Arts [top]

The second alien invasion has been going on for two years and guerrilla warfare has taken on new meaning. Their bases pop up randomly like hornet's nests and spawn robotic killing machines designed to wipe humans off the face of the Earth. As commander, you take control of a fleet of Ultrabots from the Ultrabot war room at basecamp and direct cleansing actions on thirteen different missions designed to attack and destroy enemy basecamps while defending and strengthening your own.
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Full Demo 1MB ( @ Fajnegry)
Videos
ISO Demo ~7MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
Floppy Images ISO Demo (provided by basetta & upped by Scaryfun) 1.2MB


War in the Gulf Oxford Digital Enterprises Ltd. / Empire Software [top]

This is the third game in the tank combat series, following from Team Yankee (whose story and setting came from a book) and Pacific Islands (set in an imaginary 1995 war). The third game imagines a situation in which Iraq invades Kuwait for a second time. The series' main distinguishing feature was the way you always viewed all 4 tanks in a platoon at the same time, via a split screen. Action here is purely mouse-driven. The AI has been significantly updated from previous games in the series. A full roster of tanks and weapons are included, with Iraq mainly using Soviet machinery. A major consideration involves destroying particular buildings for money, and preventing other particular ones being destroyed, also for financial reasons.
Screenshots
Full Demo 930kb (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Reviews
Clone ISO Demo 3MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Wing Commander Academy ORIGIN Systems, Inc. [top]

Wing Commander Academy puts players into the role of a fresh young recruit at the Confederation Academy, where new pilots must test their skills in the simulator. Unlike other Wing Commander games, Wing Commander Academy features no storyline or campaign. Instead players may play through simple dogfight missions or build "waypoints" on an interface similar to the radar view. Using this mission builder, the player may place objects that include friendly fighters, enemy fighters, enemy capital ships, space stations and ejected pilots. Wing Commander Academy's controls and graphics are almost directly copied from Wing Commander II. Similar to that game, the player engages in a first person space battle against Kilrathi forces in 360 space. Players are able to choose different ships, weapon types and wingmen.
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Full Demo 4MB (uploaded by LTF Abandonware)
Videos
Full Demo 4mb ( @ Abandonia)
Speech Pack 800kb (uploaded by Molitor)
Floppy Image ISO Demo 4MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Wing Commander: Privateer ORIGIN Systems, Inc. / Electronic Arts, Inc. [top]

On the fringe of Human space, near the Kilrathi border, the industrial machine is running full-tilt to feed the war effort, and there is a lot of shipping, pirates, and Retros (fanatical religious nuts who wants to destroy technology), military, militia, merchants, mercenaries, and privateers. In the darkness, a battle between ships has woken up something ancient, powerful, and deadly. You are a privateer. Start with the lowly scout, and upgrade to one of the three other superior ships: Galaxy (superior cargo space), Orion (superior protection), or Centurion (superior offense). Buy optional equipment such as armor, engines, shields, weapons, launchers for torpedoes/missiles, and MUCH MUCH more. Take on missions (multiple sources, from the cheapest mission computer, to fixers who has the toughest but most rewarding missions) and earn money for upgrades. Use spare cargo room to trade commodities to further add to your account. Missions can vary from search and destroy to Fedex (i.e. delivery) to bounty hunting, and more. Privateer is set in the Wing Commander universe, but is more of a free-form game similar to Elite. While there is a central plot, you can deviate from it somewhat and you can continue playing after you finish the main plot. It also has the infamous talking heads dialog Origin pioneered in Wing Commander, this time with higher resolution and more natural look, and still has the lip-sync. This has a semi-interactive movie quality to it since some of your actions play a big role in how the game plays out. In fact, the only way you can really advance the story is to land on planets which causes you to enter an exploration mode which is similiar to that of the Wing Commander games. This is more of an open ended, mission based game. You could fight in space battles and steal cargo, but you really needed to go to a planet and enter the exploration mode of the fame. It was kind've similar to the style of other space sim games like X-Wing and Tie Fighter, but those modes were practically just objectified menu screens and not interactive in an adventure sense. Privateer can actually have the courage to say that landing on a planet and doing things like selling cargo and conversing with people to get missions was totally different from that. A seperate speech pack was also released to give full voices to characters and in 1994, a deluxe cd version included them both.
See also: #Speech Pack, #Wing Commander: Privateer - Righteous Fire, #Wing Commander: Privateer Remake, #Wing Commander: Privateer - Gemini Gold
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Free Open Source Fan Remake Privateer Gemini Gold v1.03 320MB (@ Official Site)
Infos
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Full Demo 7MB (@ GamesWin)
Videos
Full Demo 7MB (@ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo 8MB (@ Hotud)
Full Demo + Speech Pack + Righteous Fire + DOSBox 13MB (@ DJ Games)
1994 CD-ROM ISO Demo (uploaded by Old_Schooler)
Floppy Images ISO Demo 8MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Wing Commander: Privateer - Speech Pack ORIGIN Systems, Inc. / Electronic Arts, Inc. [top]

This is an add-on pack for Privateer which adds speech (digitized voices) to all the in-flight taunts and communications. The CD-ROM Classics edition released in 1994 included full speech throughout the game, more than what the Speech Pack alone provides. The actor voicing the main character also changes between the Speech Pack and CD-ROM edition of the game.
Full Demo 4MB (@ Dope Roms)
Full Demo 4MB (@ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo + Speech Pack + Righteous Fire + DOSBox 13MB (@ DJ Games)
Floppy Images ISO Demo 4.05MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Included in: 1994 CD-ROM ISO Demo (uploaded by Old_Schooler) (uploaded by Old_Schooler)


ShootEm Up 2D/3D

Cannon Fodder Sensible Software / Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc. [top]

Guide a team of up to six soldiers through 72 levels of combat in this top-down action/strategy hybrid, best thought of as Lemmings crossed with Commando crossed with Dune 2. The characters are controlled indirectly using the mouse, as you activate each soldier or group of them by highlighting them, click the left button to move them to a particular spot, and the right button for them to fire guns at an enemy. You can also pick up grenades or rockets, which can be used to destroy groups of enemies, buildings or some vehicles (by pressing both buttons at once). Each mission has a specific objective, and some feature vehicles such as tanks that used make things easier. Your troops can cross water but can't shoot within it, so finding and controlling bridges is often crucial. You can use the arrangement of trees to find hiding places to shoot from, and should watch out for CPU soldiers also doing so.
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Full Demo 54MB (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Videos
Sold Out Release - ISO Demo 58MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Infos


Day 3, The: Dragon Force Mirinae Software Inc. / Soft Town [top]

The Earth was plagued by a global war that lasted twenty years. The invention of the Arcadia Bomb led to an uneasy peace. Shortly afterwards, a warrior race known as Lelia expressed their interest in the bomb and attacked the weakened humanity. Only the most skillful pilot can protect the planet and defeat the enemy. This is a Korean-made side-scrolling shoot-em-up (the first game never got released due to quality concerns, and The Day 2 only came out on MSX). The player can select to control any of the three characters: Jeong Kihyeop in his balanced fighter craft Taemiru; Jennifer Lee and the well-protected, but slow Black Cat; and Siegfried Reutz in his powerful, but fragile Gladiator. The player also chooses the shape of the future "options" (firepower-enhancing circles) for the craft - surrounding or attached to the tail. Each ship can collect up to four weapons, and the player can switch between them at will. Letter-shaped upgrades appear in the stages or are dropped by enemies. The game uses pseudo-3D scrolling, allowing enemies to appear from fore- and background.
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Full Demo 2MB (uploaded by Abandonia)
Videos


Earth Invasion CB Software / Oracle Software Enr. [top]

The Yanchooz with their leader Xyfud Plasfoc are the bad guys of the universe. They try to destroy and enslave all other races and you are one of them. To be more specific, you are their worst fighter who screwed up the last 18 missions. As a consequence your leader is pretty pissed off of you and wants you dead. Your task is it to head to Earth, the only race who could defend itself successfully against the Yanchooz so far, and open a road for your capital ships. The problem is that you are completely alone. Nobody believes in you and now it's up to you to accomplish this suicidal mission. This is a shareware space arcade shooter with 10 missions. In each of the 10 missions you have to defeat five waves of human ships that differ from each other in their type and their amount. To clean each system a capital ship needs to be destroyed. After that you return to your home destroyer but your ship won't be repaired (remember, they want you dead) and you carry your defects into the next system. But your space fighter is equipped with HIJKE shield converters. From time to time a HIJKE capsule prowls through the system and when you catch it your shield regenerates. Unfortunately you only have 30 shield converters i.e. you should ration these capsules.
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Full Demo 106kb (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Videos
ISO Demo + Win3xO Collection Package 34MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Win3xO Collection - FrontEnd + Emus 60MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Earth Invasion 3DI Productions / Mindscape, Davidson & Associates [top]

This a fast-action 3-in-1 true Windows game that can be played as three individual games, or as a full-sequenced action adventure. You are modern civilization's only hope. A giant Cyborg mothership has already launched a massive attack on ground defense systems, and planet Earth is nearly helpless. It brings the speed, playability and superior graphics of arcade systems to Windows. Users can experience Windows as an arcade platform running high-speed action with true color and superior graphics quality at a value unsurpassed by other entertainment products. It brings sound and animation quality to Windows which surpasses that found in commercial arcades.
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ISO Demo 24MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)


Fox Ranger II: Second Mission Soft Action / LG Electronics Inc. [top]

An alien organism has infiltrated Earth's atmosphere and sunk deep into the ocean. Eventually, it grew and spread over the planet. A large-scale war between humans and aliens began. A lone Fox Ranger pilot is sent on his fighter spacecraft to an alien-controlled zone in attempt to single-handedly win the war. Unlike its predecessor, this incorporates three different shoot-em-up styles: the original horizontal one, vertical, and chase-view 3D. Stages may belong to any of these different styles and switch to another one following a boss fight. Weapon and power-up system, however, remain the same regardless of the perspective, with regular upgrades and up to three special weapons that can be stored and switched between.
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Full Demo & DOSBox Version 3.6MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Floppy Images ISO Demo 5MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Frantis: Mission II Omega Integral Systems [top]

This is a side-scrolling platform game which continues the story of MegaDestroyer Frantis. As the main character's craft is shot down over planet Rakbet IV he bails out in an escape pod and lands right in an underground enemy base. He must now continue his mission on foot, proceeding deeper into the complex in order to destroy it from the inside. Typical for the genre, the gameplay consists of navigating two-dimensional levels, collecting powerups, keycards and fighting various enemies. It is possible to buy powerups in terminals that can be sometimes find in the levels. The game only has a single-player mode.
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Full Demo 868kb (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Videos


GoGo!! Uribyeol Danbi System / LG Electronics Inc. [top]

This is a "cute-em-up": a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up with nonsensical enemies and colorful, stylistically diverse levels. The game can be played in single-player or cooperative two-player mode. The gameplay system is fairly simple: players control cute-looking airplanes with two basic attacks: a three-way shot, and a more powerful spreading wave. Flying and ground-based stationary enemies must be eliminated or avoided. Some stages consist entirely of a boss fight. Each player-controlled craft has a health bar; once it reaches zero players may opt to continue from the same spot. The game is over when players run out of continues.
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Korean Full Demo 1.8MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
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Jumpstar Dexterity Software [top]

Pilot your ship through hostile alien worlds in this fast-action game featuring 256-color graphics, digitized sound effects, and MIDI music. Intergalactic war has all but decimated earth's forces. Piloting earth's last remaining ship, you must travel through the JumpStar, a newly discovered method of traversing astronomical distances in seconds. Seal the other side to prevent the invaders from returning to attack the earth again. Tighten your harness and prepare for battle. It's a 256-color Space Shooter Great Arcade Action game. Battle hostile creatures on alien worlds where only courage and quick reflexes can save you from certain doom. Travel through the JumpStar and save the earth. Awesome 256-COLOR graphics, sizzling sound FX, and MIDI music. Prepare for Battle! 2 Full Action-Packed Stages.
Full Demo 1MB (uploaded by MyAbandonware)


Last Eichhof, The Alpha Helix Productions [top]

In what has to be considered one of the most "original" games of all time, you are a flying beer in space. And the evil corporations are coming after you, so you must use your "beer power" to fight off wave after wave of corporate "beer". It was made by a small Swiss outfit and guzzlers extraordinaire. To be more precise, your goal is to defend the Eichhof Brewery from the imperium of invading "big beers," with bottle caps and other imaginative weapons that only beer lovers can appreciate ;) Enemies, of course, are various types of beer: small, large, kegs, you name it. There are only four levels, but all of them are a lot of fun. From rival beers in the first few levels, you will get to fight other booze (coktail, whiskey, etc.), and in the final level you are faced with things that are associated with hangovers on Sunday morning, including apple cores (ugh), pretzels, coffee cups, the toilet [heh]. You earn money for each kill, At the end of each level. you go to a bar where you have the option to purchase power-ups for your sh... I mean, beer bottle. Overall, it's the rare freeware gem that does get the humor across - with all the fun intact.
Videos
Free Game 4.1MB (uploaded by Wastrel)
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Free Game with DOSBox 5.6MB (uploaded by Forum Azur)


Major Stryker Apogee Software, Ltd. [top]

This 2D vertical scrolling shooter game that was originally distributed as shareware. It consists of three episodes, with only the first episode distributed as shareware, and the rest available commercially. The episodes are: Lava Planet, Arctic Planet, Desert Planet. The game features PC Speaker and Sound Blaster sounds, and the AdLib music is similar in style to Bobby Prince's other songs. The game uses EGA graphics and draws three backgrounds ("triple-parallax scrolling"). It was re-released as freeware on March 14, 2006. The only named characters are the titular hero and Fleet Admiral Yoshira, a very attractive, often flirtatious woman who briefs the character between levels, and seems to be in love with him as well. There are three difficulty levels, each of which has drastically different levels of powerups, enemies, and enemy fire. Powerups available include laser powerups (boxes marked "00," "01," etc.,) which affect the pattern and number of shots fired, speedups, holding patterns which stop the screen and release a fleet of enemies, Zap Bombs which cause screenwide explosions and extra lives. Hostages can also be rescued by ramming into the capsules they are contained in. A player with upgraded firepower is lowered to single shots upon being hit. A player with basic firepower instantly loses a life. Being crushed by a wall also loses a life regardless of firepower. Three different types of shields exist: Two side shields that protect the jet left and right until it is damaged, two temporary small wave shields that rotate around the jet and a temporary invincibility orb shield. At the end of each level, the player is awarded additional points on the percentage of enemies destroyed and the percentage of hostages rescued.
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Browser-Playable Free Game v1.4 (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
Videos
Freeware Game v1.4 2.2MB (uploaded by Archive.org)
Floppy Image + CD ISO Demo 1.25MB/693kb (uploaded by scaryfun)


Microsoft Arcade Microsoft Corporation [top]

The following games are included in this classic arcade game compilation package: Asteroids, Battlezone, Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest. Although the games were very similar to the original games in both appearance and gameplay, they were newly written versions, not ports of the original arcade game code. Each game allowed certain customizations not available in the original arcade game, i.e. the number of lives and bonus levels. The Microsoft Help files included with the games contained history of the development of the original arcade versions of the games.
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Full Demo 1.19MB (uploaded by Old-Games.ru)
Videos
Floppy Image ISO Demo 1.12MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Mirage Thunder Softstar Information Co., Ltd. [top]

This is a top-down vertical scrolling shooter in which player controls a spaceship that flies through complex formations of emerging enemies in space. There is a wide array of weapons and power-ups available, including various guns, lasers, energy blasts, missiles, and satellite drones that aid shooting and can be rotated manually around the plane as player wants them to. Enemies try to both crash into player's spaceship or shoot various missiles to deal the damage. Successful kill of a wave of enemies typically yields a power-up. There are usually several huge boss enemies in each stage. The game shares the same engine with the developer's previous vertical shooter Dawn Raider.
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Full Demo 5MB (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Videos
Floppy Image ISO 5.27MB (uploaded by Old-Games.ru)


Mystic Midway: Phantom Express Philips POV Entertainment Group / Philips Interactive Media, Inc. [top]

This is a gallery shooter and spin off from the game Mystic Midway: Rest in Pieces. In the game each level represents a period of your life, which is presented as a rollercoaster ride where you are assaulted by various objects from that period (baby toys, braces, etc.). The goal is to shoot as many of them as possible to get a high enough score to advance to the next level. During the rides there's also parts of conversations you can hear where people argue about you or blame you for problems. In between levels you are greeted by an unfriendly host that only tries to insult you.
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Full Demo 120MB (uploaded by Old-Games.ru)
Videos


Mystic Midway: Rest in Pieces Philips P.O.V. Entertainment Group / Philips Interactive Media International Ltd. [top]

This is basically a shooting gallery with a B-movies/TV horror theme - complete with a demonic host called Dr. Dearth, zombies, and other spooky things that glow in the dark. Like a typical shooting gallery game, your goal is to move a gun across the screen, shooting skulls, bugs, ghosts, and other creeps that pop up at random intervals. You'll have a limited amount of time and ammunition to do this. Every time you hit a target, you score points. Shooting a target usually results in an animation and sound effect. In some stages, gravestones move across the bottom of the screen to block your shots. Each stage requires a certain number of points to complete and stages will get harder as you advance through the game.
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Clone ISO Demo 209MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Videos
ISO Demo 377.8MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)


Skunny's Desert Raid Copysoft [top]

A sidescrolling shooter starring Skunny the squirrel. Desert Raid is so ridiculously difficult that no one in their right mind would play it. It's so awful that it's famous, which unfortunately makes it classic. In the most political and offensive game of the Skunny series, Desert Raid is based on the Gulf War. Skunny flies an airplane that has unlimited bullets and limited bombs and must defeat the evil Sadman Insane for possessing weapons of mass destruction. Skunny's plane can take several missiles and bullets, but is destroyed instantly if it touches a palm tree.
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Full Demo 320kb (uploaded by Old-Games.ru)
Videos
Browser-Playable / Downloadable Shareware Demo 510kb (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)


T2: The Arcade Game Midway / Virgin Games, Inc. [top]

This game was originally a popular arcade game and is loosely based on the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Your goal is to save the leader of the Human Resistance, John Connor, and his mother, Sarah, from the T-1000, a mimetic poly-alloy Terminator, bent on killing them both. The first mission is actually a backstory on what happened before the T-800 and the T-1000 entered Skynet. It also showed some of Skynet's machines that didn't appear in the film (for example, the Silverfish). One or two players can play at the same time controlling a T-800 model, you gun down the terminators of the opposing side in a light gun style fashion utilizing a first-person perspective. What was noteworthy about T2 was the use of digitized actors from footage specially shot during the making of the film. This made for realistic 2D sprites in a Light gun game for the time. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Patrick, and Eddie Furlong all reprised their respective roles for the making of the arcade game. Linda Hamilton does not play Sarah Connor in any footage of the game; she is instead played by Debbie Evans.
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Full Demo 1.71MB (provided by xariskop & uploaded by Scaryfun)
included in Robocop vs The Terminator Collection 751MB (uploaded by The Collection Chamber)


WinRoids Stephen Baxter [top]

This is a shareware Asteroids clone where you have to destroy every asteroid on the level while avoiding being hit by the debris (asteroids get split into smaller parts when hit) and the occasional flying saucers. The game uses newtonian physics which means that you use your thrusters to accelerate in a direction, and the ship keeps moving in that direction and velocity - regardless of the current direction your ship is pointing - until you use your thrusters again to decelerate or change your direction. The levels are on a single screen with looped borders. Anything that exits the screen on one side, will enter the screen on the other. This includes your own shots. Apart from the random enemy UFOs, there are also randomly appearing bonus crates containing extra lives, weapon upgrades and shield generators. The graphics are high resolution (for the time) pre-rendered 2D sprites in cartoon or 50's sci-fi style.
Infos
Full Demo + Win3xO Collection Package 25MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Videos
Win3xO Collection - FrontEnd + Emus 60MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Zone 66 Renaissance / Epic MegaGames, Inc. [top]

A pilot is warned by a mysterious stranger that something terrible is about to happen in his town. Rushing home, the pilot discovers that his wife and baby daughter were murdered. The stranger who tried to warn the pilot is gravely wounded; however, before dying, he passes some information to him. The hero is back on his plane, determined to avenge the deaths of his beloved ones, alone against terrorist forces whose true goals are yet unknown. It's a top-down shooter in which the player controls an aircraft, eliminating other planes as well as ground-based hostile units (tanks, etc.). The player-controlled aircraft is able to move in any direction, avoiding enemy fire or preparing a better angle for the next shot. It was one of the first games whose production team consisted almost entirely from demosceners. A GUS Enhancement Pack was available, which provided greatly enhanced music for Gravis Ultrasound cards. The game has a total of 8 missions. The first one was contained in the shareware version, while different companies packaged the other ones as two or four mission packs. Or altogether! The mission titles are: Mission 1: Foreign Shores, Mission 2: Ice Wind, Mission 3: Desert Heat, Mission 4: War Plains, Mission 5: Highway Fury, Mission 6: Plantation Crash, Mission 7: Hell, Mission 8: Final Frontier.
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Full Demo 4MB (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Videos
Episodes 1-4 & 5-8 Floppy Images ISO Demo 2.27MB/1.5MB (uploaded by Old-Games.ru)
Infos


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