1994

First Person Shooters:

| 4-Ever Doomed | Blake Stone 2: Planet Strike | Boom Power Pack | Christmas Carnage / Xmas Carnage [G] | Cobra Doom II Episodes Volume I & II | Cobra Doom Utilities | Complete Doom Accessory Pack Volume II, The | Complete Doom Accessory Pack Volume III, The | Complete Doom Accessory Pack, The | Corridor 7: Alien Invasion | CyClones | Depth Dwellers: The Quest | Doom + Accessories | Doom 2: Hell On Earth | Doom Extras | Doom: Companion CD-Rom / Doom Companion Edition | DoomWare Developers Network CD Occurence 1 | Fortress Of Dr. Radiaki, The | Gaminator | Heretic | Hidden Below, The (THB) | Kapture | La Cosa Nostra | Lost In Zapperstein | Lunicus | Magic Carpet | MegaDoom Adventures | Nitemare 3D | Operation Body Count | Red Babe | Rise Of The Triad: Dark War (Wolfenstein 3D: Part 2) | Robinson's Requiem | Rock'n Shaolin: Legend of the Seven Paladins (Chut Hup Ng Yee) / Euijeok: Im Kkeokjeong / Qi Xia Wu Yi 3D | Santa's Rescue 3D | Spear of Destiny Mission 2: Return to Danger | Spear of Destiny Mission 3: Ultimate Challenge | System Shock | Terminal Terror | Terminator, The: Rampage | Toom Parade, The | Troubled Tower | Wolfenstein 3D and Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold Companion Edition | Wolfenstein 3D Super Upgrades

Third Person Shooters:

| Alone In The Dark 2 | Bodyworks Voyager: Mission in Anatomy | Creature Shock | Cyberia | Descent (Miner, Inferno) | Iljimae-jeon: Manpa Sikjeok-pyeon [K] | Jump Raven | Microcosm | Novastorm | Quarantine | USHF: Beyond Armageddon | Virtuoso | Zephyr:The Ultimate Competitor

Simulations:

| 1942: The Pacific Air War | Aces of the Deep / Command: Aces of the Deep | Armored Fist | Comanche CD | CyberStrike | Dawn Patrol | Delta V | Earthsiege / Metaltech: Earthsiege | Earthsiege: Speech Pack | Fleet Defender / F14 Fleet Defender | Helicopter Mission | Inferno: The Odyssey Continues | LineWars 2 | Overlord | Pacific Strike | Retribution | Star Crusader | Star Wars: TIE Fighter | Star Wars: TIE Fighter - Defender of the Empire | Star Wars: X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM | Subwar 2050: The Plot Deepens | Tornado: Operation Desert Storm | U.S. Navy Fighters | Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger | Wing Commander: Armada | Wing Commander: Privateer - Righteous Fire


FPS Year Summary - 1994

Descent had the player fly into robot infested mines in a hovercraft which escaped the "pure vertical walls" graphical restrictions of earlier games in the genre, and allowed complete freedom of movement and viewpoint in all three dimensions. Some consider this game to the first true 3D FPS. It also used a fully 3D polygonal graphics engine to render opponents (previous games had used sprites). Some people lose their sense of direction by not knowing which way is up. The MAC platform which never became known for many original games due to its much smaller user base than the PC, was however the birthplace of more story-driven FPS games due to Bungie's Pathways Of Darkness in 1993 but most famously with the Marathon trilogy of games which begun in 1994. Marathon was set in a scifi universe dominated by deviant computer AIs. The engine sported an impressive physics model that allowed grenades to arc through the air and the player to waft gently across wide crevices in low-grav maps. The game also included secondary weapons functions and info found on computer terminals in the game moved the story along. Bungie went on to later make the enormously popular Halo series which are spiritual sequels. On the PC, System Shock was a milestone, with a lot of puzzles and a deep story which you found out by finding data-disks on the bodies of the dead crew. You play as a hacker who, after a long cryosleep, wakes up as the only survivor on the spacestation. It brought innovations such as drugs which enhanced stats, and the ability to look up and down, jump and duck. A later release of the game on the growing CD-ROM market added an extensive amount of audio to the title, heightening the immersion and fear factor of the title significantly. Ambient audio combined with the vocal performance were an integral part of the game, providing clues as to hidden enemies, as well as allowing SHODAN to harass the player as they moved throughout the station.

Marathon
System Shock
Descent

Doom 2 exploded the trend of cashing in on a big hit game with a quickly drawn up sequel that changed little from the previous game. It improved multiplayer functionality with "out of the box" support for a vastly increased number of dial-up modems. It allowed for deathmatch and co-op between two players connected by modem. It also added LAN functionality which became a way for like-minded people to gather and play the same game for boasting rights as to who was best. Spear Of Destiny which itself was a quick sequel to Wolfenstein 3D triggered two mission packs which for fans is a cheaper proposition than paying full price for a full sequel. Rise Of The Triad took a somewhat more light-hearted approach to the violence. It had you battling against a cult leader and had quite a few new features such as jump pads, bullet holes in walls, gibs (enemies get splattered into chunks of meat), live remote taunts, rocket jumping, and Capture the Flag. Raven Software which has made some interesting FPS games over the years made Heretic (using Doom's engine) which continued with a fantasy theme first started in 1993's ShadowCaster. The player is the Heretic, one of the last survivors of the Apocalypse and has to battle a lot of legendary creatures with magic weapons. The ability to go under water and the use of items which allowed for example flight were new.

Doom 2
Rise Of The Triad
Heretic



First Person Shooters

4-Ever Doomed Cypress Software [top]

On this disc you will find one of the largest collections of add-on DOOM levels and accessories available. There are over 1000 PWAD files and over 100 accessories for DOOM as well as a bonus preview of several PWADS and accessories for DOOM 2. That's over 1500 new DOOM levels to explore solo or to connect with others for exciting cooperative or deathmatch play! You'll also find saved game and level editors to help create your own DOOM worlds.
ISO Demo 312MB (uploaded by The Shareware CD Archive)


Blake Stone 2: Planet Strike JAM Productions / FormGen [top]

This sequel to Blake Stone has 20 all-new levels (darker and more realistic changing light conditions) with wildly new designs, new wall/environment graphics throughout, with new hazards, like barriers and spikes. There are all-new alien-like guards (not the same three original guards), four new bosses, 3 morphing actors (first appear as statues, or other objects) with improved intelligence, and a real-time automap. It now has a new blaster weapon (anti-plasma cannon, can blast through doors), blastable ammo (you can accidentally destroy ammo packs), and a bobbing gun effect for realism.
Screenshots
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Full Demo ( @ Kmzpub)
Videos
Full Demo 2Mb ( @ Arcades 3D)
Source Code
ISO Demo ~2MB (upped by Scaryfun)
Floppy Disk Images ~2MB (@ 3DShootMaster.com)(See the faq page for the login account info)
Floppy Disk Images ISO 3MB (uploaded by Maraakate)


Boom Power Pack Lutz Schulze [top]

This is a typical Level-CD of the time as could have been found in the 90s in many computer stores or department stores. The CD contains 440 new levels in the form of individual levels or episodes. In addition, located on the CD, there are editing and sound level editors where you can even tinker with your own levels. The CD has an info menu but is not self controlled. There were several versions of this compilation. This is the first edition from Germany. This version has a cover completely in German. The lettering OHBOOM1 is printed on the CD. The CD is available in silver with a red BOOM print.


Christmas Carnage / Xmas Carnage [G] Soft Enterprises / Kingsoft [top]

This game was developed in one month (and it shows) was developed for the Computer'94 Fair in Cologne. It has you playing the role of the Easter Bunny who hates Christmas and takes it out on Santa, his elves and angels, among others. You can use weapons like an axe and a machine gun through 5 levels. It uses the VR-6 3D Engine which was also used for The Hidden Below.
Screenshots
German Full Demo 9MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
Videos
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Full Demo (@Arcades3D)


Cobra Doom II Episodes Volume I & II Cobra Computing, Ltd. [top]

This is an unofficial Level pack for Doom II consisting of 60 new levels split into two episodes. The disks are 3.5" disk tablets.
Infos
contained in Cobra Episodes 1 Vol 1-3 & 2 Vol 1-4 11MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Cobra Doom Utilities Cobra Computing, Ltd. [top]

This typical level CD contains: 350 new levels for the registered version of Doom, new graphics, new sounds, Level and graphics editors, Tips and secret Cheats codes. It has more than 80 compressed HD disks worth of data.


Complete Doom Accessory Pack Volume II, The Modern Microware [top]

This collection of extra levels and other related programs will enhance your DOOM experience like never before! We've collected work from hundreds of talented programmers to bring you the best to you. Extend DOOM in ways you've never imagined!! If you already have Volume I, this disc has only new or updated items, no duplicates!
The disc contains 600 all new levels, as well as new sounds, graphics, and more.
Full Demo ( @ cd.textfiles.com)
ISO Demo ~31MB (upped by aleksej)


Complete Doom Accessory Pack Volume III, The Modern Microware [top]

This pack has 150 additional levels for DOOM II and 500 additional levels for DOOM - you can wade through even more mutants than before. There are no duplicateds from Volumes I or II. Modern Microware screens and test every level and every program. If it doesn't measure up, it won't be on the disc, pure and simple. There's also map editors, graphics and sound pathces, front ends, utilities and more.
ISO Demo ~63MB (upped by Scaryfun)


Complete Doom Accessory Pack, The Modern Microware [top]

This collection of extra levels and other related programs will enhance your DOOM experience like never before. There's collected work from hundreds of talented programmers. Hundreds of all new sounds and graphics. There's map editors, sound/graphics utilities, awesome movies of DOOM Hall of Famers' greatest victories, the complete DOOM programmers specs. It has the complete DOOM FAQ v5.6, and dozens of utilities to edit savegames, change map names, enhance network and serial play, record and play back movies, access devparm modes and more.
ISO Demo ~33MB (upped by Scaryfun)


Corridor 7: Alien Invasion Capstone / Intracorp [top]

In this game, which uses the Wolfenstein 3D engine, you hunt aliens on various spaceships. In the year 2012, it was finally possible to send a space ship to Mars. The scientists returned with a small object of unknown origin, which was supposed to be a proof for the existence of life on Mars. The object was placed in a special research facility, in the deepest place known as "Corridor 7". Exposed to gamma radiation, the mysterious object caused a portal to appear, which connected two worlds. Alien invasion began. It's time for you, a brave special agent, to descend into Corridor 7 where the fate of humanity must be decided. Transparent glass, a motion tracker and enemies that seem to morph from harmless adverseries break up the traditional shooting. Also included are some view-enhancers (infrared,...). It's not the best shooter, but it offers a solid entertaining game. The CD edition released in 1995 included a number of extra levels in addition to the disk version as well as full support for multiplayer over IPX, new weapons and Redbook CD-Audio.
Screenshots
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Unique 1-Level Demo 1MB ( @ KBW's Corridor 7 Page)
Infos
Full Demo 2Mb ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
Videos
Full Demo 3Mb ( @ Kmzpub)
Full Demo ( @ LTF Abandonware)
Full Demo ( @ Arcades 3D)
Full Demo ( @ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo Floppy Version & Manual 2Mb ( @ KBW's Corridor 7 Page)
Floppy Disk Images ISO 2.8MB (uploaded by Maraakate)
ISO Demo ~11Mb / Mirror (uploaded by bullthorn)
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ISO Demo with CDA tracks 190MB (uploaded by Meddle)


CyClones RavenSoftware / S.S.I. [top]

The maker of RPG's like Eye Of The Beholder went into the action genre with this game and they didn't do a bad job. The name CyClones referred to Cybernetic Clones, the minions of aliens who had ravaged and devastated the earth. The player was cast as the cybernetic warrior Havoc who must battle against the aliens. A new, 100% in-house engine was created that could handle moving platforms, catwalks, sloped areas, and transparent textures. There are loads of puzzles and you can stash your health-kits. The athmosphere however is not up to par with Doom or System Shock. CyClones is a technically convincing game but it doesn't really offer something new. The CD features some crappy full-motion video and cinematics that are not available on the disk version.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ Juego Viejo)
Infos
Full Demo ( @ Arcades 3D)
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Fajnegry.prv.pl)
Full Demo (uploaded by bullthorn)
ISO Demo ~336MB (uploaded by Old_Schooler)
Shareware Demo v2 (Exclusive Level) 2.4MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)


Depth Dwellers: The Quest TriSoft [top]

A shooter released as shareware. In this sci-fi driven outing, the player takes on the role of a trained soldier, the son of Earth's diplomatic ambassador, secretly sent down to a planet which is in peril, known as 'Ora', where its inhabitants were enslaved by a tyrannical race known as the RI. They want to plunder the planets' most rich resource, known only as 'Zendle' at any cost, as its properties would assist greatly in the creation of a new weapon's system to ensure the RI's dominance of Ora, and ultimately all neighbouring planets. Each episode begins with the chapter storyline displayed and your ultimate goal is also outlined here. Gameplay elements include rescuing the slave Depth Dwellers, who appear chained to walls, mining shackled with pickaxes, or found wandering aimlessly through the labyrinths. You set them free through your advanced beaming transport technology which dematerializes and then rematerialises the poor souls to safety. Objective-driven scenarios are brought forward, such as in one instance, having to destroy a communications system to prevent the RI from calling upon reinforcements. Various other assignments are given during the course of each episode. In every level, your primary goal is to find one or more keys which grant access to a transporter room, taking you to the next stage. Collect new and increasingly powerful weapons from fallen enemies, or find them stashed in a plethora of secret areas. A rapid fire pulse laser, rocket launcher, flame thrower and a strategic mine dispensing armament, among other goodies become at your disposal as you delve deeper into the mines. The weak graphics could not be saved with the inclusion of 3d glasses for a stereoscopic version. There were some new and good ideas in the game, but in the end it doesn't make up for a good shooter.

Screenshots
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Shareware Demo v1.5 ~1MB ( @ leliork.com)
Videos
Full Demo 2MB ( @ Kmzpub)
Full Demo 2MB ( @ Arcades 3D)
Full Demo 2MB ( @ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo ~2MB (uploaded by bullthorn)


Doom + Accessories id Software Inc. [top]

This contains three Shareware versions of DOOM, runnable from the CD directly. There's also Audio Editors, Map Editors, Graphics Editors, Front Ends/Shells, a DOOM FAQ and over 500 Levels/Maps. It also contains DOOM Insanity (Jokes about DOOM).
ISO Demo & scans (under CD/DVD and Other Files) 132MB (uploaded by The Shareware CD Archive)


Doom 2: Hell On Earth ID Software / GT Interactive [top]

The player progresses through 30 levels (32 including two secretly accessed levels) in this sequel. Doom II doubled the amount of non-boss monsters and started using bosses from the original Doom as normal level enemies. In addition, the multiplayer functionality was greatly improved in Doom II, including "out of the box" support for a vastly increased number of dial-up modems. The two player dial up connection allowed one player to dial in to the other player's computer in order to play either co-operatively or in deathmatch style combat. There was also LAN functionality added, which was improved upon as patches and updates were released. The only new weapon addition was the double-barreled shotgun (named 'Super Shotgun' ingame), which could fire out 20 pellets instead of the regular shotgun's seven, making it very useful in dispatching Demons, Cacodemons, and any form of medium-sized monster. There was also one new item created: the Megasphere, a tan sphere that could give the player 200% armor and health. One year it took to make this long awaited sequel and in the end the gaming community was rather disappointed. ID used the same engine from Doom without enhancements. They added some monsters which where rather nice, but the level design was uninspired and tedious. Doom 2 is supposed to take place on earth but nothing in the levels would make you think so. It seems that ID just wanted as much cash with as little effort as possible. It's still not a bad game, but disappointing compared to the first Doom.

See also: #1001 Nights of Doom, #3D Game Alchemy, #3D Nightmares, #Complete Doom Accessory Pack Volume III, The, #Complete Doom Accessory Pack Volume IV, The, #D-1000 Levels, #DeathDay Collection, #DeathMatch for Doom I & II, #DeathMatch 2 for Doom II, #Death Match: The Ultimate Game Player's Kit, #Demon Gate, #Demon Gate: Mega Collection, #D!Match, #Doom Extras, #DOOM II Explosion, #Doom Heaven II, #Doom 2: Hell To Pay, #Doom II Mania!!!, #Doom 2: The Master Levels, #Doom 2: No Rest for the Living, #Doom 2: Perdition's Gate, #Doom 2: XBox Bonus Map, #DoomWare Developers Network CD Occurence 1, #D!Match, #D!Zone, #D!Zone2, #D!Zone3, #D!Zone 150, #D!Zone2 150, #Final Doom, #Gaminator, #HACX, #Home Edutainment Collection Volume 4, #Instant Doom Levels, #MegaDoom II, #Quake 'em, #Toom Parade, #Total Ruin, #Tricks of the DOOM Gurus, #Ultimate Add On Collection For Doom & Doom 2, #Doom 3: BFG Edition

Screenshots
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Mouse Driver 1kb (uploaded by ClassicDoom)
Reviews
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Total Conversions
Infos
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Full Demo v1.9 7MB ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
Fan Levels
Full Demo ( @ Arcades 3D)
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Fajnegry.prv.pl)
Full Demo ( @ doom4ever - under wads)
Full Demo v1.666 ~7MB ( @ Kmzpub)
v1.666 Floppy ~7MB v1.7 Floppy ~7MB (uploaded by Dis)
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ISO Demo (1997 file dates) ~35MB (uploaded by Trey)
The id Anthology 4CD ISO Demo included in CD2 : Doom 2, Ultimate Doom, Doom 2: The Master Levels, Final Doom. MAC version included in CD4 : Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Doom 2, Final Doom. (upload by Scaryfun)
ISO Demo (First Print '94 CD Edition ISO) ~14MB (uploaded by otiscrusher)
German v1.666 ISO Demo ~18MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
Full Demo v1.9 7MB (uploaded by Maraakate)
included in Doom Collector's Edition ISO Demo 86MB (uploaded by Shattered)
included in Doom - Risen3D Totally Maniacal Edition 1.12GB (uploaded by 3Spot)


Doom Extras Software Solutions [top]

This contains levels, characters, music effects, etc. for Doom 1 & II and Heretic. There's new 9-level episodes.
ISO Demo ~43MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Doom: Companion CD-Rom / Doom Companion Edition Limelight Media, Laser Magic [top]


This contains character & sound utilities, exciting game recordings, and maps of every level in Doom. You can also create your own Doom level with level editors. There's hints & cheat codes, sound editors, plus TONS MORE!!! It also includes Episode 1 - Knee Deep In The Dead.
Doom Companion CD-Rom ISO Demo ~9MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
Doom Companion Edition Full Demo (uploaded by CD Textfiles)
Doom Companion Edition ISO Demo 15MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


DoomWare Developers Network CD Occurence 1 CyTech CodeHouse [top]

All the Newest, PWADS, Editors, Hacks, Sounds, Patches, FAQ's, and Reviews in the known shareware universe for DOOM and DOOM II. A handy database program (CDGofer) shows you all the files and a synopsis of the description for each. It lets you extract or copy the files to your HD, print the full associated text file, and lets you effortlessly swim through half a Gig of files. All pWAD's ( over 1,000 ) are available for direct play in our WADFest directory on the CD. It includes a FULL mirror of infant2, CompuServe, and AOL Doom file areas, all on 1 CD-ROM!!! Files were continuously added, right up to production, so we have the latest DOOM II WAD's, editors, and conversion utilities in their own directory (as of 10/20/94).
ISO Demo ~300MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Fortress Of Dr. Radiaki, The DigiFX Interactive / Merit Studios [top]

A shooter with some humorous enemies including sword-wielding samurai, stealthy ninja warriors, robots with toasters for heads, mutated alligators among 15 different types. It has over 15 levels of play through which you make your way as you penetrate Dr. Radiaki's fortress until you get to the very top.
Screenshots
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Full Demo 7MB ( @ Arcades 3D)
Videos
Full Demo ~16MB / Mirror (uploaded by bullthorn)
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ISO Demo 136MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Gaminator DP Tool Club [top]

Gaminator 2nd Edition contains 1300 levels for Doom, 90 levels for Doom II, 220 tools and editors for Doom, shareware Doom, etc.
ISO Demo 577MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)


Heretic RavenSoftware / ID Software [top]

Heretic was one of the best Doom-clones in its day (it was made with the same engine). The game takes place in a fantasy setting which of course allows for some magic. The player, the Heretic, is one of the last survivors of the Apocalypse. He has to battle a lot of legendary creatures. New ideas were the ability to look up and down, the ability to go under water and the use of items which allowed for example flight. The game used randomized ambient sounds and noises, such as evil laughter, chains rattling and water dripping in addition to the background music to further enhance the atmosphere. The levels and monsters are fun and the occasional puzzle doesn't bother too much. If you like a fantasy setting rather than science fiction you will like this game even more than Doom. Special credit goes to the level-bosses like the giant bull.

See also: #3D Game Alchemy, #Arcade Explosion, #Beyond The Meltdown, #Doom Extras, #Heresies Developer's Network CD Occurrence III, #Heretic: Magic & Mayhem, #Heretic: Shadow Of The Serpent Riders, #Home Edutainment Collection Volume 4, #H!Zone, #Instant Doom Levels, #Maximum Death For Heretic, #MegaDoom II, #Quake 'em, #Total Ruin, #Tricks of the DOOM Gurus

Screenshots
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Beta Demo 2MB (uploaded by doomworld.com)
Infos
Browser-Playable Java Shareware Demo v1.2 3MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
Fan Levels
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Source Port
Videos
Full Demo 7MB ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
Full Demo 5MB ( @ Kmzpub)
Full Demo 5MB ( @ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo ( @ Fajnegry.prv.pl)
Full Demo (uploaded by bullthorn)
v1.0 Floppy ~6MB (uploaded by Dis)
ISO Demo 16MB (uploaded by Maraakate)
included in VFX1 Headgear Utilities and Bonus Software CD-ROM ISO Demo 405MB (uploaded by GigaWatt)
Floppy Disk Images v1.0 ISO 6MB (uploaded by Maraakate)
Shareware Level Demo contained in Creative Modem Blaster ISO Demo 50MB (uploaded by mklgw1985)


Hidden Below, The (THB) Soft Enterprises / Kingsoft, Ikarion [top]

You're a private detective who finds a lot of monsters under an old factory. The makers digitised real weapons (and your hand) and by looking at the textures you can see that they were inspired by real- life, not by drawings. Still the graphics don't reach the level set by Doom and are pixelated. There are some puzzles which are not very interesting. Although the levels remind people of System Shock, Hidden Below never reaches the quality of that game or Doom. It features VGA graphics which incorporate varying sized rooms and diagonally-angled walls. It is reputed to be the first PC first-person shooter in which you can look up and down. Sound is 16-bit and includes digitised speech. There are 20 big levels with changing textures, 40 different opponents with individual AI, auto-mapping to activate, and last but not least 14 different weapon systems. Rendered cut scenes aiming to use the full potential of the CD-ROM technology are included. Unusually for the FPS genre, a score is kept and high scores are recorded.
Screenshots
Level Demo 2MB ( @ Svatopluk)
Info
ISO Demo ~18MB (uploaded by bullthorn)
Videos
ISO Demo ~18MB (@ 3DShootMaster.com)(See the faq page for the login account info)
International Uncut ISO Demo ~96MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Kapture Nate Goudie, Mike VanFleet [top]

An intense two player action/strategy game of "Capture the Flag" which takes place in the years following a nuclear holocaust. Both players compete head-to-head with non-stop, split-screen (first person perspective) action! Make use of your trusty handgun, land mines, scanners, compasses, med-kits, etc, while evaiding hazards like fire and spear traps (not to mention your opponent!). Requires 386+ and 256 colour VGA.
Videos
Free Game 232kb (uploaded by Software Archive)


La Cosa Nostra Tony L. Ford / Slade 3D Software [top]

This was made using the Pie in the Sky software 3d GCS (Game Creation System). You pick up items with the enter key. It's a mobster themed FPS game with the first episode as shareware, registered users get the second episode sent to them. The player takes the role of NYPD investigator Slade A. Ryker, who must stop the crime boss Girabaldi and his gang after they murdered his partner/brother-in-law and now hold his wife hostage. It was included on at least one shareware compilation containing the first episode of the game. The second level of the first episode's level track is the theme from the film The Terminator, hinting the soundtrack comprises various MIDI files found on the Internet, though the game's variety in terms of textures, graphics and sounds is more than most Pie in the Sky engine games.
Video
Shareware Level Demo 1.60MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)


Lost In Zapperstein Acord Games [top]

You are bolted into a world inside your computer into the enchanted land of Neverwhere venturing to its capitol city Zapperstein where you are trapped in the Zargon prison fortress, from which you must escape in this fast moving Wolfenstein/Doom-like game! It uses Soundblaster music, has 20 levels and was made with Pie In The Sky engine. It is now freeware.
Video
Free Game 3.11MB (uploaded by Official Site)


Lunicus Cyberflix / Paramount Interactive [top]

The aliens have invaded and your job is to blast as many aliens and alien-robots as possible before they destroy you and the Earth. You start from a space station, where you wander around and interact with a few characters then fly to Earth. Once there, you are in a building with multiple floors; each similar floor is a simple maze in which alien robots (some flying) wander around and shoot at you. Different ammunition and other useful stuff is contained in cabinets. To enter the city streets you take an elevator and can then travel in a tank and blast away at more alien robots, both on the ground and flying. If your shields or ammo get low you can enter other buildings to replenish them. Game play is very repetitive, movement is clunky, and graphics are dull too. What makes this game notable is it's early use of CD-ROM ability to provide an original soundtrack, talking cyber puppets, 2 channels of digital sound, and over 5000 movie sequences.
Screenshots
Full Demo ~117MB (uploaded by bullthorn)
Videos
ISO Demo ~324MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Magic Carpet Bullfrog Productions / Electronic Arts [top]

Magic Carpet is a first-person perspective game, in which you are a mage who flies on a, well, magic carpet and casts spells. The game has 50 levels, called "worlds"; each of those is set in a sea terrain with several mountainous islands. Your goal on each level is to amass enough mana within your castle to "restore the equilibrium" within the world. Once this happens, you can head to the next level.
To collect mana, you have to find it (it is represented by golden spheres) and cast a specific spell to make it "yours". To collect this mana, you have to use a special spell to raise a castle of your own out of the ground. A balloon will appear over the newly created castle; it will proceed to fly around the level and collect "your" mana. Initially, your castle will be small and won't be able to hold much mana, so you'll have to keep casting the "castle" spell at it to make it bigger.
The levels typically have monsters and rival mages in them. Not only they can hurt you with their attacks, but killing them is often necessary, as upon death they will release some of the mana you need to complete the level. To attack your enemies, you have a variety of spells at your disposal: fireballs, lightning bolts and meteors.
There are also many other spells available to you - they allow you to heal yourself, surround yourself with a protective shield, teleport around, summon a skeleton army, or even modify the terrain by creating volcanoes and splitting landmasses. Not all spells are available to you from the beginning, though.
Throughout all the levels, you are on your flying carpet, which can move in 3 dimensions. You can bring up a top-down map at any time.

See also: #Magic Carpet: Hidden Worlds

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Level Demo ~3MB ( @ AG.ru)
Review
Full Demo ~5MB ( @ GamesWin)
Infos
Full Demo ~5MB ( @ LTF Abandonware France)
Videos
Full Demo ~6MB ( @ Abandonware Utopia)
Full Demo ~6MB ( @ Home of the Underdogs)
Full Demo ~6MB ( @ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo ~13MB ( @ Kmzpub)
ISO Demo ~103MB ( @ LTF Abandonware France)
Magic Carpet Plus ISO Demo 86MB (uploaded by Egon68)NOTE: Includes Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet: Hidden Worlds.
ISO Demo ~86MB (uploaded by Egon68)
included in VFX1 Headgear Utilities and Bonus Software CD-ROM ISO Demo 405MB (uploaded by GigaWatt)


MegaDoom Adventures Pacific Media WorX [top]

Over 300 exciting new levels for use with the registered version of the popular adventure game Doom including: loaders, editors, creators, weapons, sounds, graphics, utilities, cheats, hints & an easy-to-use user interface.
ISO Demo ~17MB (upped by Scaryfun)


Nitemare 3D David P. Gray, Gray Design [top]

This 3D game comes from David P Gray, author of the popular HUGO trilogy. You go on a monster-hunt in an abandoned villa. Not surprisingly, the majority of your opponents are zombies. Enter the house of the evil Dr. Hamerstein aided by his host of nasty minions. He has captured your beloved sweetheart, Penelope, and imprisoned her to carry out his evil experiments. As Hugo, you venture into the horrific world of Dr. Hamerstein on your perilous quest for Penelope and a mystical mirror which leads to the "other side". Not only must you defeat the crazed inhabitants of the house including Dr. Hamerstein himself, you must also solve numerous puzzles along the way, some of which are easy, some not quite so easy. There's no blood or death animations. Killed opponents turn into flowers and there are a few puzzles. Basically it's a kids game with Wolfenstein graphics.
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Browser-Playable Java Shareware Demo v2.0 1MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
Videos
Full Demo 2Mb ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
Full Demo ( @ Arcades 3D)
Full Demo 1MB / Mirror (uploaded by bullthorn)
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Alcohol Image DOS v1.8 ISO Demo ~10MB (uploaded by Maraakate)
Windows 3.11 v1.6 Full Demo Installer & Rip (uploaded by Maraakate)


Operation Body Count Capstone / Intracorp [top]

Wolfenstein-like graphics with a bland storyline. Terrorists have taken over the UN-building and guess what, you have to take them out. You enter through the canals where you first fight giant rats before you may take on the Arab terrorists. You have many guns: shotguns, uzis, gatling guns, grenade launchers, flamers, etc. The gameplay is obvious. You run about using guns on terrorists while avoiding their booby traps and giving orders to other members of your team (when you find them). The player can activate a proximity map, which appears in the corner of the screen, and does not "freeze" the game world to obstruct gameplay. The levels are bland and the game focuses on brutality rather than gameplay.
Screenshots
Full Demo 2MB ( @ Abandonia)
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Kmzpub)
Full Demo 2MB ( @ Arcades 3D)
Full Demo Floppy Version 2Mb ( @ KBW's Corridor 7 Page)
ISO Demo ~226MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Red Babe The Dark Cavern Productions [top]

This is a cheap Doom clone using the Pie In The Sky game engine. You awaken in a strange room with no exits in an alternate dimension where the beautiful Sharla is being held captive. There are six challenging levels of terrible taunting guards. Using your ninja kick, machine gun, grenades, and other weapons and the valuable clues that Sharla has left behind to help, you must rescue her. A full-body icon shows you where you've been hit by enemy fire and how badly.

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Shareware Demo 1.5MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
Videos


Rise Of The Triad: Dark War (Wolfenstein 3D: Part 2) Apogee [top]

A fanatical cult leader wants to dominate the world! The game relies on brutality and a few innovations. Wounded opponents fall on their knees to plea for their lives and start shooting again if you don't finish them off. Sometimes you can go 'akimbo' (one weapon in each hand) The levels aren't very interesting: lots of jumppads and elevations but not very realistic or recognisable. It added to the FPS genre with its use of photorealistic models and sprites, dark and quirky humor, advanced multiplayer features, and introduced wanton and gratuitous violence in the form of giblets (which would later be popularized by Duke Nukem 3D and Quake, and are debatably a staple of most first-person shooters today). To its benefit, the levels are huge and there are plenty of them. You'll need lots of time to complete this game, but unfortunately after a while you don't find anything new or interesting. It was the first game to include: parental Lock of objectionable content, random game enemies (the same enemy wouldn't always be in the same spot when you replayed the game), non-linear episode progression (ending one specific level wouldn't always take you to the next one), jump pads, bullet holes in walls, ability to jump on top of objects in a game, live remote ridicule, enemies that play dead instead of just dying immediately, rocket jumping, and Capture the Flag. RotT's deathmatch also introduced a variety of inventive new ways of dispatching enemies, including homing missiles, heat seeking missiles, flame wall bombs, fire jets, floor and ceiling spikes, and weapons such as the Excalibat, a cursed Louisville slugger. Other technical innovations included walls that could move inwards and crush players, poison gas that required a gas mask to evade, fireproof jackets to ward off flame-based weaponry, and enemies that could steal a players weapons and also feign death. The CD Version (Super Triad) contains 32 game levels and 40 COMM-BAT Zones including the PowerPack, plus other Apogee shareware games and goodies such as songs, sounds, textures, pics, the RandRott random-level generator, and RTSMaker for making your own remote-ridicule sounds. The version 1.3 CD also had RottED - Wayne Sikes' Level Editor.

See also: #Arcade Explosion, #PowerPack, #The Hunt Begins, #Extreme Rise Of The Triad

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Shareware Demo v1.3 ~4MB ( @ 3D Realms) levels are not in retail game
Reviews
Source Ports & Graphics Enhancement
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Full Demo 8MB ( @ Lost Treasures Fr)
Videos
Full Demo 7MB ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
Full Demo ( @ Arcades 3D)
Full Demo 7MB ( @ Juego Viejo)
ISO Demo (uploaded by bullthorn)
Browser-Playable Java Shareware Demo 6MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
AIO Custom ISO Demo 35MB (made by Delacroix & uploaded by Scaryfun) includes Site License 1.3, The Hunt Begins Deluxe Edition, Dark War, Power Pack, Extreme Rise of the Triad Levels, Site License Comm-Bat Levels, Ohio Comm-Bat Levels, Rejected Level Pack, You & Spray Level , Wolfenstein 3D Level
included in VFX1 Headgear Utilities and Bonus Software CD-ROM ISO Demo 405MB (uploaded by GigaWatt)
Rise Of The Triad + WinRottGL Full v1.48 + High Resolution Pack v1.6 140MB (uploaded by 3Spot)


Robinson's Requiem Similaris / ReadySoft [top]

You crash down on a strange planet and have to survive. Robinsons Requiem is a complex game: you have to be concerned about water and food, cure illnesses and heal your wounds. To make a hat, which will protect you from the sun, you need needle, thread and some leaves (which are plentiful) Also you must make your own arrows if you want to shoot something. In the floppy version you could only move in 45 degree angles, while the cd version allowed for a more fluid motion. Robinsons Requiem was made to be a lifelike experience, a mix between shooter, rpg and simulation. It was quite hard, and deserved much more attention than it got in its days.
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Full Demo ( @ kmzpub.ru)
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
Full Demo (uploaded by bullthorn)
ISO Demo ~230MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
Floppy Disk Images ~5MB (@ 3DShootMaster.com)(See the faq page for the login account info)


Rock'n Shaolin: Legend of the Seven Paladins (Chut Hup Ng Yee) / Euijeok: Im Kkeokjeong / Qi Xia Wu Yi 3D Accend Inc, TWIM / SKC Soft Land [top]


Wonder why you haven't heard of this game using the famous Build engine (used for Duke Nukem and Blood)? Because the Taiwanese developers used the engine without paying for the license and as a result the game never came to North America and they weren't sued. It takes place in ancient China and has some nice ancient and mythic weapons as you protect the rulers from an overthrow plot. There are some tricky traps you must also avoid or disarm. Accend even licensed it out further to the Koreans, which adjusted some graphics and the story to squeeze the game into a Korean historical setting.
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Level Demo 4MB ( @ JonoF's Games Site)
Videos
Full Demo 7MB (@ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo (uploaded by bullthorn)
Floppy Disk Images ~8MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
Fan-Made Custom ISO Demo 8MB (uploaded by Molitor)


Santa's Rescue 3D Pie in the Sky Software [top]

This demo for Pie In The Sky's Game Creation System is a full multi-level 3D family game, and fun for the whole family. It has great quality sound effects and music. Stop the evil ice wizard who has captured Santa. Explore the North Pole forests, and Santa's castle, undoing the wrongs done by the ice wizard. Finally, rescue Santa, and save Christmas! Your weapon is a candy cane. Assets from the game were later used in Deer Napped and Terror In Christmas Town.
Free Game v1.01 1.40MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Spear of Destiny Mission 2: Return to Danger FormGen [top]

FormGen, which previously released Spear Of Destiny, made this mission disk which offer new textures and opponents and a superior level design. Mission 2 continues the story of the Spear (somehow the Axis gets it back again, and you must recover it). Jump in the shoes of "B.J." Blazkowicz once again and go into 21 new Wolf levels with new, more detailed textures, as well as new bosses and enemies, like machine-gun toting bats. Other additions include better sounds, and some minor adjustments like for instance the inclusion of crushed rats as indicators of secret doors, new prizes to get, etc.
They were later released on the "Spear of Destiny Super CD Pack" (94) from FormGen and a similar compilation from Activision (98).
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Full Demo 2MB / Mirror (uploaded by bullthorn)
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Videos
Super CD Pack ISO Demo ~3MB / Mirror (uploaded by bullthorn)
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Floppy Disk Images ~1MB (@ 3DShootMaster.com)(See the faq page for the login account info)
Floppy Disk Images ISO 1.4MB (uploaded by Maraakate)


Spear of Destiny Mission 3: Ultimate Challenge FormGen [top]

FormGen, which previously released Spear Of Destiny, made this mission disk which offer new textures and opponents and a superior level design. It ends the Spear of destiny storyline as you continue through 21 new levels based on Hitler's new atomic research laboratory. They were later released on the "Spear of Destiny Super CD Pack" (94) from FormGen and a similar compilation from Activision (98).
Screenshots
Full Demo 2MB (uploaded by bullthorn)
Videos
Floppy Disk Images ~1MB (@ 3DShootMaster.com)(See the faq page for the login account info)
Floppy Disk Images ISO 931kb (uploaded by Maraakate)


System Shock Looking Glass / Electronic Arts [top]

Released in the fall of 1994 this game is all about flexibility. It was both playable as shooter or as action-adventure, a choice which was made in the beginning of the game. Compared to Doom there's a lot more story and more (flexible) controls which of course makes this game more complicated. As a novelty you could now look up and down, even jump and duck. Unfortunately not a lot of people picked this game up when it was released, which is a shame. The masses wanted action, with SS they got a lot more. This was the most realistic setting ever. Loads of weapons (with upgrades), various drugs (which enhanced stats), jumpboots, .. the list of novelties was endless. If you took something to enhance your vision chances were that after the effect wore off you would have some sensory deprivation. The story: you're a hacker who, after a long cryosleep, wakes up as the only survivor on the spacestation Citadel. You're still in contact with earth through a neural uplink. It seems that the computer Shodan (with some help?) has taken over the station and wants to expand it's powers. Of course you have to fight the various robots and mutants through a lot of huge and entertaining levels. There are a lot of puzzles and with the help of data- disks and survivors the story gets revealed. Expect some great twists and evil plots. Another novelty is that you have to go into cyberspace. System Shock was regarded by many as the best game ever. The cd-version was launched in 1995 and featured voice-overs and higher resolutions which make the game playable even today. A milestone in gaming.
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Modern Remake
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Full Demo 13MB ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
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Full Demo 14MB ( @ Kmzpub)
WinXP patch
Full Demo ( @ Arcades 3D)
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Juego Viejo)
Rawrite Floppy images 12MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
ISO Demo 193MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Terminal Terror Pie in the Sky Software / Expert Software, Inc. [top]

Terminal Terror is the sequel to Lethal Thender. The game had some new ideas and really evolved since Lethal Tender. There where innocent civilians (which if you killed them resulted in jailtime) and a inventory system which improved on the "hey , there's a medi-kit on the floor" situations . Grenades could be lobbed at opponents but the most inventive was the hit-detection. This was the first game with different hitboxes, so if an opponent would hit you in the leg you would start limping. This game is also more about sneaking than going berserk with the introduction of a device which showed if you were about to be heard (later seen in Thief). All in all a very innovative game, which was plagued by weak graphics.
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Full Demo 1MB (@ Juego Viejo)
Videos
Full Demo ~3MB ( @ Abandonia)
Full Demo ~3MB (uploaded by bullthorn)


Terminator, The: Rampage Bethesda Softworks [top]

Just one year after Terminator 2029, Bethesda Softworks sends you back to fight more robots. This time you have to compete with the "Meta-Node", which has been sent in the past to overtake the Cyberdyne laboratories and to triumph over humanity. The game mostly takes place in the vast laboratories where the player has to search for the components of a superweapon with which you hope to destroy the Meta-Node . Once again you do battle against drones, infiltrators and other robots. The game is fully textured yet lacks in comparison to Doom. The surroundings look rather bland and textures seem to be repeated throughout. You will not be able to recognise a lot of detail. Like in the first game, you have the use of a minimap and a health-bar of your opponents, which makes it easier to decide whether to flee or make the best use of your weapons. Rampage had a higher price tag and higher system specs than Doom, but in the end Doom was just more fun - even the older Terminator 2029 had more things going for it. It's playable but don't expect something special.
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Full Demo 9MB ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
Videos
Full Demo 8MB ( @ Kmzpub)
Full Demo ( @ Arcades 3D)
Full Demo (uploaded by bullthorn)
ISO Demo ~13MB / Mirror (uploaded by bullthorn)
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included in 1991-1996 Bethesda Terminator Games Fan-Made DOSBox Pack 444MB (uploaded by Molitor)


Toom Parade, The CDV Software GmbH [top]

This German compilation contains around 150 Levels for Doom/DoomII as well as some Patches and Demos of various DOS Games. Due to the fact that the game hit the German index right after being released, the CD does refer to the games as Toom/ToomII, and by thus itself is named "The TOOM Parade". The menu itself on the CD is purely German, but you can easily make out the levels themselves by just browsing the CD and finding them in a folder labeled "levels". Only about 1000 CD copies were ever made.
German ISO Demo ~66MB (upped by Scaryfun)


Troubled Tower Shane Conway [top]

You are Jack 'Calculator' Hayes, a mild mannered attorney until one day... Shane Conway Computer Designs, a large company, is also a front for a C.I.A. base held underneath the building. A secret militia group, led by the mysterious Master Dinkins, takes the building by storm. As you are walking down the street to get a cappuchino from the local coffee shop, you hear gunfire from inside the building. Remembering all those self-defense classes you took in the third grade, you enter the building.
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Shareware Level Demo 1.44MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)
Videos
Full Demo ~1.6MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Wolfenstein 3D and Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold Companion Edition id Software, Inc., JAM Productions / Laser Magic, Inc. [top]

This is a budget CD release which contains the shareware versions of Wolfenstein 3D and Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold. It also has dozens of unique new levels, level maps, character and level editors, hints, cheat codes, utilities, and information files...all accessible through and easy-to-use interface. The CD also includes a program to install the games and all the utilities onto your hard drive.
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Download: None currently available


Wolfenstein 3D Super Upgrades Apogee Software [top]
The Wolfenstein 3-D Super Upgrades package was a mail order special from Apogee offered to registered owners of Wolfenstein 3-D. The package contained add-on levels and utilities for the game. In addition, version 1.4G of Wolfenstein 3-D was included. The prime feature of the upgrades pack was WolfMaster, a menu driven level selection utility originally released as shareware. This allowed access to over 800 custom Wolfenstein 3-D levels. Two other utilities were included: Wolf Creator and MapEdit. The creator utility allowed for simple creation of random levels. MapEdit, on the other hand, was a full-featured map editor that allowed you to create your own custom levels for Wolfenstein, Spear of Destiny, or Blake Stone.
These "Super Upgrades" were not authorized by id Software and thus must be considered unofficial. In May/2006 it was released as freeware.
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Full Demo ~2MB ( @ 3D Realms)
Floppy Disk Images ISO 2.8MB (uploaded by Maraakate)


Third Person Shooters

Alone In The Dark 2 Infogrames / I-Motion, Interplay Productions [top]

In this first sequel of the acclaimed survival horror series, you are again Edward Carnby, a supernatural private eye investigating in 1924 the disappearance of a friend who was looking for a kidnapped girl named Grace Saunders. The trail of clues leads to an old mansion named "Hell's Kitchen", the home of the pirate One-Eyed Jack and his ghoulish gang. You soon find they are planning along with a witch a voodoo sacrifice that will give them immortality. In part of the game you play as Grace who has different abilities compared to Edward, and she cannot use any weapons to fend off an attack. Instead, she can sneak around and avoid the bad guys. If Grace is caught by a pirate, the game will end. This game has more action sequences than the first and the enemy AI is very good so you will die many times. The CD-ROM release added a full Red Book audio reworked soundtrack, dialogue speech (in English only) and a new playable section of Grace Saunders not present in the original disk version, which connected the mansion and the ship areas.
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Full Demo 12MB ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
Reviews
Full Demo ~12MB ( @ Kmzpub)
Infos
Full Demo ( @ Fajnegry)
Videos
Full Demo ~12MB (uploaded by bullthorn)
Floppy Image ~14MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
ISO Demo 283MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Good Old Games Version ISO Demo 359MB (uploaded by Molitor)


Bodyworks Voyager: Mission in Anatomy Mythos Software / Software Marketing Corporation [top]

This is an educational game cum shoot-em-up probably influenced by the movie Fantastic Voyage where humans are shrunk and injected into a human body. Players go through a course learning the basics of human anatomy and test their combat skills against various infections. Based on the anatomy reference guide BodyWorks, this game puts you in control of an innerspace craft in the year 2094. Your mission? To beat back the insidious threat from super-bugs that are invading the human body. Start as a space cadet and work your way through the Academy with missions and awards to increase rank. The missions themselves include a first-person shoot-em-up environment with invaders coming thick and fast for non-stop fun. Other aspects of the missions involve identifying parts of the anatomy and their operation, providing a valuable educational tool.
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ISO Demo 45MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Reviews
Videos


Creature Shock Argonaut Software / Virgin Interactive [top]

The story takes place in the year 2123 when faced with a delicate problem of overpopulation, mankind is forced to find other worlds to settle in space. The ship The Amazon disappears and leaves only a distress signal transmitted by the ship's probe. You must, with the help of the Lynx FTL Scoutship, attempt to find out what happened. The game is a rail-shooter (your course is predetermined and you simply shoot things as they appear) interspersed with FMV cutscenes. The FPS section is basically a maze inside an asteroid in which you will encounter various different aliens. Each alien has a weak point which you have to shoot. There are also two 3D sections where you are on a spaceship. You have a weapon, three bombs and a energy field. During your combats, the power of your weapon will decrease the more you use it, and recharges itself more or less when you stop firing. It has nice graphics. Astounding, in fact, given that it was made in 1994, long before the advent of 3D accelerators. The graphics are so wonderfully textured and smoothly animated that they put most other games of this time to shame. However, your targeting cursor is *automatically* pegged to the aliens, so the only way you'll miss your shot is if you can't click fast enough.
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Full Demo ~10Mb (uploaded by bullthorn)
Videos
2CD ISO Demo 988MB (upped by Scaryfun)


Cyberia Xatrix Entertainment / Interplay [top]

In the year 2027 the world is controlled by two rival super-powers, the western-bloc Free World Alliance and the east-bloc Cartel. Transmissions from an FWA spy reveal the location of a secret multi-national laboratory deep within Siberia, the "Cyberia Complex", where a mysterious weapon is being developed. FWA leader Devlin frees a cyber-hacker named Zak from prison and sends him to infiltrate the complex and discover the true nature of the Cyberia weapon. Unfortunately, the Cartel is also interested in the weapon and will stop at nothing to get it. Not only must Zak make his way past the Cartel forces sent to stop him, but he must also overcome the Cartel agents which have already seized control of the complex. To make matters worse the Cyberian scientist's genetically engineered creations are running rampant in the same area as the weapon, and Devlin also appears to be have something up his sleeve. Despite its lackluster gameplay, Cyberia is one of the first game titles that combines computer technology and Hollywood film technique to form visually stunning graphics and cut scenes. Atmospheric pseudo-3D environments are pre-rendered with location lighting. Developed on state of the art Silicon Graphics Workstations, realistic character movements are animated using digitally captured motion to generate "synthetic actors" with new levels of fluidity and precision. The CD-ROM quality musical score and sound effects are recorded by Thomas Dolby Headspace production studio. Digitized speech are played with stimulated lip synchronization. If you have enough patience to get through the difficult shooting parts on rails (similar to Dragon's Lair or House Of The Dead), you will be rewarded with adventure interludes. In these sequences, you control Zak himself from a third-person perspective. During these sequences, you will walk around the complex, shooting soldiers that appear along the way, and solving puzzles. Puzzles are typically straightforward Myst-style logic puzzles, but quite a few are interesting physical puzzles that require a combination of reflexes, observation, and good timing to solve. A partial version, called Cyberia: Mission Norway, only containing about half of the game was bundled with sound cards and other types of hardware.
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ISO Demo 193MB (upped by Egon68)
Infos
Videos


Descent (Miner, Inferno) Parallax Software / Interplay [top]

In Descent you fly a spaceship rather than go on foot. It's a mix between a regular 3d-shooter and something like Wing Commander. It's noted for popularizing the use of true 3D rendering technology and providing the player with six full degrees of freedom to move and to look around. Descent uses a software renderer due to the fact that affordable 3D graphics accelerator cards were not mainstream as yet. While Doom uses sprites to render enemies, Descent features fully-3D-polygonal enemies. Other than Doom and its successor Quake, Descent does not use BSP trees to speed up rendering, but a system of connected cubes forming bigger rooms and tunnels connecting them. This geometry allowed for very efficient visibility culling, and the first true three dimensional rendering environment of the time. Another significant improvement over Doom was that Descent used sprites (two dimensional bitmaps) only for powerups and not for opponents. With true 3D enemies, the game introduced a higher level of realism. Descent had a dynamic lighting system that enabled the use of flares to light areas, as well as laser blasts and explosions. The dynamic lighting also allowed more gradations of light in the mines, which gave a more natural and realistic appearance to in-game lights. Descent offers excellent competitive multiplayer game play over a LAN. It's also touted as being one of the first games that allowed on-the-fly joining of multiplayer games, whereas in Doom it is presumed that all players have to be queued prior to initiating the match. There are 27 levels corresponding to 27 different and unique mines (and also three secret levels). The first three begin on the Moon, the fourth on Venus, the sixth on Mercury, and these levels also make up the shareware version. In the commercial release, the path continues out towards Mars and on towards the moons of the gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and finally until Pluto and Charon. There are 3 secret levels, which can be accessed by secret exits that are placed as an alternative to the regular exits in certain levels. It features ten weapons; five primary weapons and five missiles. A shooter fan with a good orientation will like Descent.

See also: #Arcade Explosion, #Beyond The Meltdown, Descent Addon: Levels Of The World, Descent: Dimensions Unofficial Addon, Descent Mission Builder, #Superdead, #Stellar Combat: Mission Pack

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Full Demo 7MB (uploaded by Stare Gry.pl - use szukaj to search)
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Kmzpub)
Full Demo 7MB ( @ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo ( @ Fajnegry.prv.pl)
ISO Demo ~9MB / Mirror (uploaded by bullthorn)
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Descent I and II - The Definitive Collection (Descent I, II, II - Vertigo Series, Mission Builder II) 848MB (upped by Egon68)
Shareware Level Demo v1.4 (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
Descent: Destination Saturn (Demo Version) included in VFX1 Headgear Utilities and Bonus Software CD-ROM ISO Demo 405MB (uploaded by GigaWatt)
Descent: Destination Saturn Demo contained in Creative Modem Blaster ISO Demo 50MB (uploaded by mklgw1985)
included in Descent Anniversary Edition (1996) ISO Demo 36MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Iljimae-jeon: Manpa Sikjeok-pyeon [K] Danbi System / LG Electronics Inc. [top]

Manpa Sikjeok-pyeon is based on the Chinese Ming Dynasty story of Yi Zhi Mei ("Iljimae" in Korean), a mysterious thief who steals from the rich to give to the poor. The story involves the search for a magic bamboo flute that alone can put an end to wars. The material, however, is treated very loosely, with added characters and locations (including futuristic ones) that have little to do with the original tale. The game is an arcade on-rails shooter with an over-the-shoulder pseudo-3D view, similarly to Space Harrier. Unlike that game, all three controllable protagonists are confined to the ground. Their main method of defense is shooting at enemies, but they can also use melee moves with a chance to evade enemy attacks. Stages also contain obstacles, many of which can be destroyed. Power-ups include weapon upgrades, autofire, and health-restoring food. If a player collects a special ticket in a stage he gains access to a store, where all these items plus upgradeable super-attacks can be bought. Stages usually end with a boss battle. Cooperative two-player mode is available.
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Korean Full Demo 12MB (uploaded by Old-Games.ru)


Jump Raven Cyberflix / Paramount Interactive [top]

Jump Raven is the second title released by Cyberflix. The game is set in New York in an undefined period in the 21st century. All wildlife appears to be extinct as man has scorched the entire earth with war. Before it was too late, all animals' genetic code has been stored in biodiversity pods to bring them back safely when the ecosystem has recovered. However, a gang steals the pods and the Environmental Security Agency (ESA) brings in bounty hunter Raven to return them and preserve the animals' future.
Building on the technology of Lunicus, in Jump Raven the character Raven uses a hovercraft to move around the city. The game starts in a command center where the player can read up on the events that led to the global disaster, outfit the vehicle with different types of weapons, and interview candidates for the position of co-pilot in the hovercraft (Nikki, Chablis, Limbaugh, Thrash, Lark or Dogstar). Their in-game comments bring a different atmosphere to the gameplay.
While flying, there are three boroughs to search for pods: The Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. The hovercraft can be moved around, it can switch between a hover and a fly mode, and players need to aim and fire weapons. As that is too much for the player to handle, tasks can be delegated to the AI co-pilot. When the pods have been found, a boss character guarding the exit needs to be taken out.
While playing, the game area takes up only half of the screen. The rest is reserved for incoming video messages (including taunting opponents), general options, weapon selection, a radar, a compass, and basic statistics about ammo, fuel, shields, the pods and cash. While searching the cities, targets such as jets, sleds, helicopters, tanks and armoured cars need to be engaged. When low on fuel, shield power or weapons, the fuel truck, weapons lady (in a helicopter) and the repair bay can be visited.
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ISO Demo ~391MB (upped by Scaryfun)
Review
Infos


Microcosm Creative Assembly Limited / Psygnosis [top]

In this rail shooter similar to Novastorm, you are in the year 2051 where two mega corporations battle it out for supremacy over an overcrowded, overpolluted planet. CyberTech Industries, the dominant company on the planet, is being challenged by Axiom, who blames the former for their president's death. To gain revenge, they secretly inject CyberTech's president, Anton Korsby, with a virus that threatens to take over his body--and ultimately destroy himself and CyberTech. Your mission is to enter Korsby's body, destroy the virus, and defeat the organism that controls his brain. It's a 3D action shooter that takes place entirely within the human body. You pilot your way through various parts of the anatomy, blasting virii and enemy ships, while gaining power-ups and faster, stronger craft to aid you in your mission. Eventually you will make your way to the brain, where you must stop Grey M, the entity that controls Korsby's body. Microcosm makes heavy use of full-motion video and features high-resolution fractal graphics (to simulate the walls of veins and arteries), digital music and sound effects.
Screenshots
ISO Demo 254MB (upped by Egon68)
Videos
Psygnotic Soundtrax Vol. 1 ISO 231MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Ready-to-play DOSBox package Full Demo 129MB (uploaded by Molitor)


Novastorm Psygnosis [top]

Novastorm is part racing and part combat, with everything taking place on a track (meaning it's a rail shooter where your movement through the game environments is pre-determined but you can move your ship on screen to avoid obstacles and enemy fire as well as shoot yourfoes). It's from the same developers responsible for the Wipeout series, so you can expect the same high-speed action. The goal of the game is to save the human race from renegade computers that have threatened humankind's existence. You fly the Scavenger 7 spacecraft through trenches and over mountains, shooting at oncoming targets. The terrain interacts with you, which offers some cool effects, but it can also destroy you. In other words, don't get caught up in all the visual glory of the game, or you'll pay the ultimate price. You can also find power-ups, battle huge bosses, and generally blast anything on the screen. Your primary tactic must be to enhance the power of your scavenger spacefighter by collecting gold, silver and bronze "tokens" which you can exchange for extra weaponry. You begin with a single-shot laser cannon, but you will be able to replace it with a double-shot and even with a triple-shot model. Many other weapons are available, like the spread shot, the orbiter (an external self-powered drone that will sweep in an orbit around your ship), a wingman (a remote, unmanned, powered microvessel), a drone, aka trailer, homing missiles, a shield etc... You will fly through magnificent 3D texture landscapes (the game's exciting full motion video sequences incorporate fractal engine technology, allowing smooth video transfer. The PC version features a completely reworked soundtrack by Rik Ede with additional enhancements to the sound effects and voices and is considered the best version and an almost entirely different experience. The rendering and level layouts were also significantly improved from the console versions. Although only on one disc and the FMV not full-screen, the video encoding and quality is comparable to the 2-disc Playstation version.
Screenshots
ISO Demo ~427MB (@ LTF Abandonware)
Videos


Quarantine Imagexcel / GameTek [top]

This is not a shooter in the strictest sense. You accept missions while driving a taxi and plow through the city. You play the part of a taxi driver, desperate to escape from the violent prison city of Kemo. Deliver passengers to their destinations, so you can earn money to upgrade your cab, and take on undercover missions in the hope that somehow you can find a way out. An impressive array of cab-mounted weaponry will help you to survive. One of the first truly irreverent and unpretentiously violent games, Quarantine has achieved cult classic status among action gamers as one of the few games that provide pure, unfiltered, visceral fun of killing pedestrians and everything else that got in your way. Graphics and sounds are great for the time it came out and like GTA, you have complete freedom to ignore the grand plot as long as you like. It's very entertaining.
Screenshots
Full Demo 7MB (uploaded by Stare Gry.pl - use szukaj to search)
Reviews
Full Demo (uploaded by bullthorn)
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Abandonia)
Full Demo ( @ Fajnegry.prv.pl)
Full Demo ( @ Kmzpub)
ISO Demo ~361MB (uploaded by otiscrusher)Protection Codes & No-CD ~300KB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
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included in VFX1 Headgear Utilities and Bonus Software CD-ROM ISO Demo 405MB (uploaded by GigaWatt)


USHF: Beyond Armageddon Future Simulations [top]

U.S.H.F. -- United States Hover Force is a hovercraft combat training simulator. The flight model utilized in this simulation is unique. Many things have to be considered when piloting your hovercraft. As your hovercraft travels forward and builds momentum, it will continue to travel forward until gravity and wind resistance eventually slow it down. This effect is particularly evident when turning at full throttle. It is possible to be traveling forward with the nose of your craft pointed to the side until the thrust from the engines overpowers the momentum. Driving a wheeled vehicle on ice at high speed would be one example of a hovercrafts flight model. To make sharp turns, use reverse thrust, then turn. You will discover that you can maneuver very effectively using this technique. The turret mounted on top of your ship can rotate 360 degrees as well as up and down. When you have selected a target (by pressing joystick/mouse button 2 or ) the turret will begin tracking the enemy, and will attempt to acquire a clean shot at the target. The center display console displays a view from your turret camera, so that you will always be able to see what you are shooting at. in many cases, you will be firing behind or to the side of yourself. Using the rockets is a bit trickier, since they are launched from a hard-point under your stabilizing wings, you must have your selected target directly in front of you long enough for the rockets seeker heads to lock on.
Screenshots
Full Demo 1.3MB (uploaded by Emu Paradise)
Full Demo 1.2MB (uploaded by DopeRoms)


Virtuoso Motivetime / Elite Systems [top]

You play as a rock'n roll hero who is playing a virtual reality computer game. Wow, now that's original! At least it's in 3rd-person view which was rare for the time and has a digitized actor as your player. You can choose from three different episodes: Mars, The Haunted House, and Underwater World. Each episode has 7 or 8 maps. The game came with 7 cd hard-rock songs to accompany the gameplay.
Screenshots
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Full Demo 5Mb ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Kmzpub)
Full Demo / Mirror (uploaded by bullthorn)
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ISO Demo ~138MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Zephyr:The Ultimate Competitor New World Computing, Inc. [top]

Zephyr is a futuristic combat/racing simulator setted in outer space. The premise of the game is that on the 24th century mankind has overpopulated earth and is forced to settle on different worlds around the galaxy looking for resources and space. The world of the future however, is not a happy one, and it's ruled by rival ultra-gigantic corporations that struggle against each other for the rights to settle and exploit worlds. The battles for those right are made through organized vehicular combat at the Interplanetary Battle Circuit and the races are fought on hovercraft-like vehicles called "Zephyrs". You play a Zephyr pilot and proceed through a set of linear plot-related missions fighting for the corporation of your choice. Each offers a customized Zephyr and each has advantages and disadvantages. The game itself is a cross between Doom and Hi-Octane. you have to race around maze-like cyberpunk locations (wastelands, cities, etc.) from a first person view and shoot your opponents with an independent turret-mounted cannon and collecting power-ups such as energy, shields, etc. to win the races.
Screenshots
ISO Demo ~511MB (upped by Scaryfun)
Reviews
included in VFX1 Headgear Utilities and Bonus Software CD-ROM ISO Demo 405MB (uploaded by GigaWatt)


Simulations

1942: The Pacific Air War MicroProse Software, Inc. [top]

1942: The Pacific Air War is a flight simulation set in World War II, more specific the Pacific War between Japan and the United States. The focus is on the realistic simulation of the ten aircraft, this means for instance that there is no indicator for ammo. The game features several missions which can be either played independently from each other or in two campaigns for the United States or Japan. The goals are mostly to liberate an area, to defend an area or to destroy a specific target. The special feature of this game is that it also can be played as strategy game. On an overhead map the player gets presented with the position of all aircraft and he can order his troops around. The player can take control over every aircraft he wishes to and switch between both modes instantly. He can also record his performance and cut small movies with different camera angles out of them.

See also: #1942: The Pacific Air War Scenario

Screenshots
included in 1942: The Pacific Air War Gold ISO Demo 150MB (uploaded by Meddle)
Video
Full Demo ( @ Emu Paradise)


Aces of the Deep / Command: Aces of the Deep Dynamix, Inc. / Sierra On-Line, Inc. [top]

Take command of one of seven German U-Boats during WWII and hunt down and destroy allied convoys. This is never an easy task since their escorts and aircraft are waiting to ruin your day. The level of realism, and with it the difficulty, can be set by enabling or disabling ten options, e.g. unlimited ammo, clear sight or even invulnerability. Campaigns can be started in one of several time slots, allowing you to play for the entire war if you wish. During these campaigns you gain medals and promotions which includes the command of better submarines. You can also choose to play a single mission where you can set certain variables, e.g. number of ships or weather conditions. Specific missions aren't required because the engine "rolls up" convoys and targets, meaning every time you play the missions will change. The type and location of these missions depend on the historical time and the used submarine. The submarine consists of several rooms where you can access the functions and instruments you'll need, e.g. the logbook in the captain's room or the fuel and battery prompt in the engine room. However, the most important functions can be brought up at any time, this includes the sea map where you set waypoints. The crew can take over certain tasks, e.g. identifying ships. The later released CD-version Command: Aces of the Deep in 1995 adds additional multimedia features of video interviews with former German U-boat captains, updates the graphics to a higher resolution, and includes the Expansion Pack.

See also: #Aces of the Deep: Expansion Disk

Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ XTC Abandonware)
Video
Full Demo ( @ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo (@ My Abandonware)
Clone ISO Demo 347MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Full Demo ( @ Home of the Underdogs)
Floppy pid Images ISO Demo plus map + quick reference card 16MB (uploaded by Molitor)
Included in Aces: Collection Series (1997) 2CD ISO Demo 757MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Armored Fist NovaLogic, Inc. [top]

Armored Fist offers realistic armored warfare in numerous tactical theaters. The player can choose from an extensive line-up of modern-day armored vehicles utilized by U.S. forces, in addition to those commonly used by Soviet troops. The game was one of the earliest tank sims to offer a mission editor with broad capabilities. Six linear campaigns are offered in addition to a training campaign. The underrated cousin of NovaLogic's more popular Comanche: Maximum Overkill and its sequels, Armored Fist is a fun tank simulation that tries to woo both the arcade and simulation fans, and ended up attracting neither camp. Weather patterns, including nighttime and passing clouds, are depicted in breathtaking detail, and it is obvious that NovaLogic has greatly refined the Comanche engine to yield less pixellation and more detail. Drive close to the lake, and you will begin to see your tank's reflections in the rippling water. Armored Fist is a rare case of graphics that truly enhances the playing experience.
Screenshots
Full Demo 6MB ( @ The House Of Games)
Videos
Full Demo 6MB ( @ XTC Abandonware)
Full Demo 6MB ( @ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo 37MB ( @ Kmzpub)
Full Demo 36MB ( @ The Old Computer)
ISO Demo ~53MB (upped by Egon68)
Floppy Images ISO Demo 6MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Comanche CD NovaLogic, Inc. [top]

This is a compilation of Novalogic's voxel-based simulations of the helicopter RAH-66. It contains the following games: Comanche: Maximum Overkill (base game), Comanche: Global Challenge (add-on), Comanche: Over the Edge (add-on). In addition, the compilation offers ten bonus missions. It was re-released in 1997 by Softkey (The Learning Company) as Comanche CD Special Edition including a demo of America Online, and Windows 95 compatibility.
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ISO Demo 26MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


CyberStrike Simutronics Corporation / Microprose Software [top]

In this online mech shooter, it's kill or be killed. Move or die. Match wits against real players in CyberCity. Collect Power up modules to boost performance on your own personal Cyberpod. The longer you stay alive, the more powerful you become. Four teams of four players each compete for control of precious city squares. Work together or play head-to-head as you strive to blast your enemies out of their pods. Talk to your teammates or taunt your opponents. Strategy, skill and lightning reflexes are the only things that will keep you alive in this deadly world. It's multiplayer virtual reality at it's best. Weapons include lasers, bombs, missiles, etc. There's over 50 different upgradeable power modules. It was originally accessed through General Electric's internet service provider GEnie in February 1993, then later offered in retail via Microprose on November 1994. Simutronics finally moved all their games to their own domain, play.net, in 1997. "CyberStrike Classic" as this came to be known is no longer playable but the sequel CyberStrike 2 is still active.
Screenshots
Floppy Image ~1MB (uploaded by Trey)


Dawn Patrol Rowan Software Ltd. / Empire Interactive Entertainment [top]

Having simulated modern-day planes with Flight of the Intruder, and World War 2 with Overlord, Rowan brought World War 1 to life in this flight simulation. It is structured around an interactive gallery with pilot biographies, all of which modify as the game goes on and events unfold. 150 missions are featured, each with fully inter-linked briefings. There are 13 different planes to fly, both British and German.

See also: #Dawn Patrol: Head to Head

Screenshots
Clone ISO Demo 22mb (uploaded by Egon68)
Video
Full Demo & Manual 6MB (uploaded by Hotud)
Full Demo 6MB (uploaded by Abandonia)
Full Demo 5MB (uploaded by DopeRoms)


Delta V Bethesda Softworks LLC [top]

This is a futuristic flying game. The plot casts you as a captured Nethacker forced to Netrun for the mercenary Black Sun Corporation for their own greedy purposes.
Just what is Netrunning? in the year 2306 5 megacorporations control the world, each of which requires lots of data and information to mantain their position at the top of the food chain. If a certain data can't be obtained peacefully they then resort to hacking the other corporation's net with cybernetically enhanced individuals (such as yourself) that can cruise the Networks in virtual vehicles called Traces. This then means that as a Netrunner you have to "race" in futuristic trenches and several other Tron-like settings while avoiding ICEs and other countermeasures and trying to achieve mission objectives like capturing a certain data file, clearing up a Net of intruders, etc.
Screenshots
Level Demo 3MB (uploaded by AG.ru)
Videos
Full Demo ~14MB ( @ Kmzpub)
ISO Demo ~33MB (upped by Scaryfun)


Earthsiege / Metaltech: Earthsiege Dynamix / Sierra Online [top]

Command heavily-armed HERCs against relentless automated Cybrids in this MechWarrior-ish first-person sim. Customize your units, manage resources, collect salvage, research new technology, and more to beat back the Cybrid invasion. It has nice graphics and good single-player campaign mode. Due to technical limitations of the time, the terrain is mostly flat and featureless, other than occasional jutting rocks and small hills. This excellent 3D action game with an intriguing plot has many types of mechs to control and fight in furious cockpit action. Vehicle models and some buildings feature textures. This is the first game in the game series which eventually evolved into the Tribes series.

See also: #Earthsiege - Expansion Pack

Screenshots
Full Demo 8Mb ( @ Stare Gry.pl)
Infos
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Full Demo ~6MB ( @ DopeRoms)
Videos
Full Demo ~8MB ( @ Fajnegry)
Full Demo 8MB (@ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo ~8MB (uploaded by bullthorn)
ISO Demo ~30MB Mirror (thanks to Hellsgate & upped by Scaryfun)
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ISO Demo ~66MB (upped by Scaryfun)
Clone ISO Demo & scans ~87MB (upped by Egon68)


Earthsiege: Speech Pack Dynamix / Sierra Online [top]

A Speech Pack for Earthsiege was available for separate purchase from Sierra. This add-on provided audio speech for the characters in the game to accompany the standard text speech. The Speech Pack was included in later CD releases.
Screenshots
Full Demo ~5MB ( @ DopeRoms)


Fleet Defender / F14 Fleet Defender MicroProse Software, Inc. [top]

Fleet Defender is a single player F14 combat sim with many finer details represented, including the ability to switch between the pilot and rio seats. This is the type of simulation where the player is a realistic part of a mission and not necessarily a 'rambo.' The game was re-released in 1995 as F-14 Fleet Defender Gold for Windows and new additions.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ Emu Paradise)
Video
Full Demo ( @ XTC Abandonware)
F-14 Fleet Defender Gold ISO 247MB (uploaded by Egon68)
included in Power, Corruption & Lies (1995) UK Clone ISO Demo 150MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Helicopter Mission Rauser Advertainment GmbH / Bundeswehr [top]

In this game you are the pilot of a battle helicopter of the Federal Armed Forces (Deutsche Bundeswehr) to fly search and rescue (SAR) missions and supporting missions in countries abroad. The perspective and gameplay slightly resemble that of similar games from the period, such as Electronic Arts' Strike series. In the beginning the player gets to choose a copilot. You may choose between a male and female copilot. If you chose the woman, the game will tell you that women , thus essentially forcing you to go with a man. This reflects the laws of the time, when women were not able to serve in such roles in the Federal Armed Forces. This has been changed in mid-nineties and is not relevant for gameplay. The player can chose his helicopter from the BO 105, the Bell UH-1 D an the Sea King MK 4. Nearly every mission can be accomplished with each of them. After a short briefing the player is in control of his helicopter to save civilians from accidents, flood and provides them with dropping food packets and sand bags on broken dikes. There are no fighting missions in the game.
Screenshots
Full Demo 451kb (uploaded by GameFront)


Inferno: The Odyssey Continues Digital Image Design Ltd. / Ocean of America, Inc. [top]

As a sequel to DID's sci-fi space simulation Epic, Inferno continues the storyline of the Raxxon - Terran conflict that began at the time of Epic. The premise offers more plot developments than the original game: you are a Terran pilot who was ambushed by the Raxxons, who transformed you surgically into one of their own. Enraged, you killed all the Raxxons on board the station to regain your human form. With renewed vigor and thrist for revenge, you vow to eliminate their race once and for all... The game's engine is an improved version of the one in TFX.
Screenshots
Full Demo 11MB (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Full Demo & Manual 11+5MB (uploaded by Hotud)
Floppy Images ISO Demo 11MB (uploaded by DJ OldGames)
ISO Demo 415MB (uploaded by Egon68)


LineWars 2 Vektor Grafix Ltd / Image Works, Konami, Inc. [top]

This is a 3-D space shooter a la Wing Commander but on shareware. You are some sort of space marshal/cop, and have to complete 10 scenarios (with 10 goals each) of missions that range from asteroid blasting, to pirate elimination, patrols, escorting ships, etc. The game uses a polygon-based engine, with graphics that put the emphasis on line-drawing and very radical lightsourcing as a way to convey the lack of visibility on space thanks to pockets of darkness created by asteroids, etc. This makes for less dogfighting and more hunting-like action as the main gameplay objective. The game is now freeware.
Screenshots
Full Demo 556kb (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Video
Free Registered Game 419kb (uploaded by Official Site)


Overlord Rowan Software Ltd. / Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd. [top]

Overlord is a combat flight simulator by Rowan Software. It was released in 1994 for the Amiga and PC MS-DOS platforms. It is based on Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of continental Europe during World War II. The player is tasked with flying a series of historically accurate missions for the Royal Air Force, flying Spitfire IX, Hawker Typhoon, and Mustang III aircraft.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ Home of the Underdogs)
ISO Demo 35MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Pacific Strike ORIGIN Systems, Inc. / Electronic Arts, Inc. [top]

This is a flight simulator which uses a slightly modified version of the RealSpace engine from Strike Commander. You play a World War 2 pilot and get to fly in various historic missions such as dogfights, bombing runs and missile attacks, many of which are based on real battles. The US and Japanese planes of the time, and their weapons, are brought to life. One thing that makes Pacific Strike unique is that rather than a simple retelling of historical battles, the course of World War II is affected by the player. Failing to destroy particular targets will ensure that they remain problems in future missions, and doing extremely well will allow the allies to be more successful. Thus regardless of the actual course of the war, events unfold. For this reason it's possible to can end the war prematurely before Hiroshima was bombed or end up in a situation where American forces surrender to the Japanese.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ My Abandonware)
Video


Retribution Gremlin Interactive Ltd. / Astros Productions [top]

Decent 3D shooter from Gremlin that tries hard to enhance the immersion with Wing Commander-style "interactive screens" between missions.The plot: as the name implies, fight to avenge the fallen of your race that have been "harvested" by the evil Krellans (no relation to Star Fleet games). Cutscenes and digitized speech both add to the atmosphere. Between missions, you can wander around in the base talking to different characters (who look remarkably similar to pilots in Wing Commander 1), who often have tips or info on the backstory. The 3D landscapes in Retribution are very smooth and detailed, with good gouraud-shading effects similar to NovaLogic games. Gremlin touted their technology as logi-scape real time landscape generating technology incorporating new "Deep Horizon' format, and the results are great to look at. Retribution is a very challenging game that gets very hard very fast. With eleven major campaigns, each with 4 highly strategic missions, and 8 training missions to enhance performance, Retribution will keep the most expert of pilots occupied for some time
Screenshots
Full Demo 8MB (uploaded by Hotud)
Video
Full Demo 7MB (uploaded by DopeRoms)
ISO Demo 113MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Star Crusader Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. [top]

Star Crusader is a space combat simulation, released in 1994 by Take Two Interactive. The player assumes the role of Roman Alexandria, a crack pilot for the Gorene Empire in their conquest to assume control of the Ascalon Rift. The five races native to the Rift, previously enemies, join forces to resist the Gorene expansion and as Roman Alexandria, you are confronted with an ethical dilemma in deciding which side to fight for. As wing leader, the player assigns to pilots to primary and secondary missions. Secondary missions consist of gathering equipment, conquering/protecting territory, or rescuing pilots. Additionally, pilots can be assigned to flight school to receive new recruits. Wingmen have their own skill sets indicating how good they are at flying, shooting, and following orders. The player gives orders to wingmen to attack, disable a target, or escape from battle. Missions consist of destroying particular objectives, capturing ships, or performing reconnaissance. A special stealth ship is used for said recon missions. Fighters come in two varieties: quick and maneuverable attack fighters and slow, but heavily-armed strike fighters. During combat, pilots fight against these two types of fighters as well as capital ships and bases. All craft are armed with laser cannons, but each race developed its own special secondary weapons such as plasma torpedoes and vector cannons on Tancred fighters.
Screenshots
ISO Demo 117MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Videos
Full Demo 11MB (uploaded by Hotud)
Full Demo 11MB (uploaded by Juego Viejo)
included in Gametek 3in1 Compilation (Bureau 13, Nomad, Star Crusader) ISO Demo 175MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Star Wars: TIE Fighter Totally Games / LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC [top]

You are a member of the Imperial Navy, eager to fight the Rebel Alliance and other scum to strengthen the rule of Darth Vader and the Emperor. The follow up to X-Wing is a space combat simulation set in the Star Wars universe. There are 7 campaigns, taking in over 50 missions. You often have wingmen who can be given orders to help you out. The detailed storyline is driven by cutscenes. You will fly a variety of craft from the lowly Tie Fighter to the speedy Tie Interceptor to the high-powered Tie Advanced. On each of these, balancing engine/laser/shield ratios in real time is crucial to getting the most power and safety.

Also see: #Defender of the Empire, #Star Wars: Tie Fighter Collector's CD-ROM, #Stellar Combat: Mission Pack

Screenshots
Browser-Playable Pre-Release Level Demo (uploaded by NaClBox)
Infos
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Pre-Release Level Demo 1.6MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
Videos
Full Demo 7MB (uploaded by GamesWin)
Full Demo including Defender of the Empire 9MB (uploaded by DJ OldGames)
Improved "Talkie" version included in Star Wars: Tie Fighter Collector's CD-ROM (1995) ISO Demo 213MB (uploaded by Old_Schooler)
Enhanced Version included in Star Wars X-Wing Collector Series (1998) 2CD ISO Demo 617MB (uploaded by GigaWatt)
Floppy Images ISO Demo 6.81MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Star Wars: TIE Fighter - Defender of the Empire LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC [top]

This is a campaign disk for Star Wars: TIE Fighter. Emperor Palpatine has ordered Vice Admiral Thrawn to stop the traitor Admiral Zaarin who controls the TIE Defender research platform. The disk contains 22 missions for titular vehicle, a new spacecraft, and allows players to fly the new TIE Defender.

Also see: #Star Wars: Tie Fighter Collector's CD-ROM

Screenshots
Full Demo 2MB (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
Full Demo Tie Fighter + Defender of the Empire 9MB (uploaded by DJ OldGames)
Improved version included in Star Wars: Tie Fighter Collector's CD-ROM (1995) ISO Demo 213MB (uploaded by Old_Schooler)
Enhanced Version included in Star Wars X-Wing Collector Series (1998) 2CD ISO Demo 617MB (uploaded by GigaWatt)


Star Wars: X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC [top]

The enhanced CD-ROM version of Star Wars: X-Wing features 6 new missions, various tweaks, bugfixes, easier versions of some old missions, improved graphics, redesigned cutscenes, bonus missions, and voice-overs for the mission briefings and the in-game radio messages. The in-flight engine is also upgraded to the one used in TIE Fighter, which is, in fact, an improved version of the original X-Wing engine, modified to support Gouraud shading and other rendering enhancements. In addition, the two Tour of Duty extensions are included: Imperial Pursuit and B-Wing. X-Wing (1993) begins, seemingly, a few months prior to A New Hope and involves helping the Rebel Alliance with salvage, gathering intelligence, and ambushing Imperial forces. However, the second tour is driven mostly by the interception of the Death Star plans by secretly modified Imperial communication satellites, which prompts the player to help deliver the plans to Princess Leia Organa and eventually stop the Death Star at the Battle of Yavin. The third tour shows the Rebel Alliance desperate to discover the location of the Death Star while the plans are en route to the Rebel Alliance High Command. The expansion packs – Imperial Pursuit and B-Wing – focus on helping the Rebel fleet evacuate Yavin IV after the destruction of the Death Star, along with protecting the Rebel fleet while searching for a new base. The game concludes with the rebels moving into the Hoth System and setting the stage for The Empire Strikes Back. In 1998, Star Wars: X-Wing Collector Series included an enhanced version to run optimally under Windows 95/98, and now 3D accelerated graphics. But it omits many of the small movies and animations found in the Collector's CD-ROM and original floppy disk editions. It does not use the iMUSE interactive MIDI soundtrack from the original game release and the Collector's CD-ROM edition, which is instead replaced by the static Red Book audio-based John Williams movie soundtrack. Furthermore, while previous versions could be played satisfactorily with only a mouse and keyboard, the Collector Series required a joystick to run the game.
Screenshots
ISO Demo ~32MB (upped by Old_Schooler)
Reviews
Enhanced Version included in Star Wars X-Wing Collector Series (1998) 2CD ISO Demo 617MB (uploaded by GigaWatt)
Infos
WinXP Patch


Subwar 2050: The Plot Deepens Particle Systems Ltd. / MicroProse Ltd. [top]

An expansion disk for Subwar 2050, this features a few new subs and weapons across three new campaigns: The Bermuda Triangle, The Mediterranean and The North Cape. In each of these campaigns, you'll be launching your attack sub from it's home carrier to protect the interests of multinational corporations engaged in mining, research and development under the sea.
Screenshots
contained in Subwar 2050 CD (1994) ISO Demo plus Manuals & Scans 41MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Tornado: Operation Desert Storm Digital Integration Ltd. [top]

Tornado: Operation Desert Storm is an add-on for Digital Integration's Tornado flight simulator. The disk includes 20 pre-programmed missions for the Tornado IDS and ADV variant. The new warzone also supports campaign play like the original programme. New aircraft, vehicles and ground objects were added and the colour schemes of the 3D objects are updated for the new desert scenario.
Screenshots
included in Tornado & Operation Desert Storm ISO 20MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Full Demo 4MB (uploaded by Old-Games.ru)
Level Demo 412kb (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)


U.S. Navy Fighters Electronic Arts, Inc. [top]

U.S. Navy Fighters allows players to fly US naval aircraft over Ukraine in a war against Russia. The game features a campaign, single missions, an in-game single mission creator, and a quick mission creator.

See also: #Marine Fighters, #Quake 'em

Screenshots
Full ISO Demo 126mb (uploaded by Old_Schooler)
Video
Full Demo 33MB (uploaded by Juego Viejo)
Included in 1995 Gold ISO Demo 166MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger ORIGIN Systems, Inc. / Electronic Arts, Inc. [top]

At the time, this was the most expensive video game ever made, at approximately $3 million. The war against the Kilrathi is going badly for the Confederation. Its flagship, the Concordia, has been destroyed, battles are lost on all fronts. War hero Colonel Christopher Blair is transferred to the old carrier Victory. Take the role of Blair and ensure the success of the Confederation's last-ditch attempt for victory: the destruction of the Kilrathi homeworld. It has the usual mix of space battles and cinematic storytelling. Changes from the first two games include SVGA graphics, the use of texture-mapped polygons instead of bitmaps for spaceflight sequences and real Hollywood actors appearing in the cinematic scenes. The game made the transition from animated cut-scenes to full motion video, one of the first computer games to do so; it was frequently marketed as the world's first interactive movie. It pioneered the use of CGI backgrounds and greenscreen work; all sets were added digitally during post-production.
Screenshots
4CD ISO Demo 2.29GB (uploaded by Egon68)
Infos
included in Wing Commander: The Kilrathi Saga (1996) 5CD ISO Demo 2.52GB (uploaded by Molitor)
Videos


Wing Commander: Armada ORIGIN Systems, Inc. [top]

Set in the popular Wing Commander Universe, this game sees you in command of either the Terran or Kilrathi empires in a bid to conquer a sector of space. This game provided 2 distinct modes of play with Armada being entirely tactically based and a far easier quick play method much like the mission creation facilities of Chuck Yegar's Air Combat of 5 years previous. This game also featured multi-player support both in Quick play and Armada modes. The game could be played either in split-screen, network, serial or modem modes and was one of the first multi-player 3D space sims.
Screenshots
Full Demo ( @ My Abandonware)
Videos
Full Demo ( @ Home of the Underdogs)
ISO Demo 33MB (uploaded by Egon68)


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

A little-seen add-on disk for the original Wing Commander: Privateer, it added a new plot line with the religious zealot "Retros" out for conquest, along with more weapons and goodies to buy for your ship. While Burrows is docked, the Steltek weapon is stolen from his ship. He travels to Oxford, where he meets someone who help him in return for flying missions against the Retros, a homicidal band of religious extremists lead by a man named Mordecai Jones. The informant adds that Governor Menesch, who sells weapons and ships to the Retros and pirates, was probably behind the theft of Burrows' weapon. A Retro defector tells Burrows the location of the Retros' headquarters and warns they have made copies of the Steltek gun. Burrows realises he must defeat the Retro leader Jones and destroy all copies of the powerful weapon. It differs from the original Privateer in that there is no way to "lose" by failing a mission. If the player does not successfully complete a mission, he is offered the chance to try again. It was also included in the full talkie Privateer CD-ROM. See also: #Wing Commander: Privateer - Gemini Gold
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Full Demo 2MB (@ Dope Roms)
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Full Demo 2MB (@ DJ Games)
Full Demo + Speech Pack + Righteous Fire + DOSBox 13MB (@ DJ Games)
Included in: 1994 CD-ROM ISO Demo (uploaded by Old_Schooler)


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