1996

First Person Shooters:

| 3D Game Alchemy / Tricks of the DOOM Programming Gurus (2nd Edn) | 3D Hamster's Adventure | 3D Nightmares | Aftershock Toolbox for Quake | Alien Trilogy | Arcade Explosion | Arcade Explosion volume II | Ashes To Ashes: Feeding The Fires Of War | Assassin 2015 | Chex Quest | Chex Quest 2 | Chill Manor | Colosso Adventures, The | Continuum | Corridor 8: Galactic Wars (cancelled) | CyberDillo | Cylindrix | Death Match: The Ultimate Game Player's Kit | DeathMatch 2 for Doom II | Deus | Doom 2: Hell To Pay | Doom 2: Perdition's Gate | Duke Nukem 3D | Duke Nukem 3D Addon Total Meltdown | Duke Nukem 3D Addon: Duke!Zone 500 | Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition / Plutonium Pack | Duke Nukem 3D Level Design Handbook | Duke Nukem 3D Screensaver & Entertainment Pack | Duke Nukem 3D Strategies & Secrets | Duke Nukem 3D: Total Chaos | Duracell: Run The Bunny | Eradicator | Escape POW | Fate (cancelled) | Final Doom | Firewall: Man vs. Machine | Freedom Soldier 3D / Attack of the Genetic Bugs | GameMania for Quake #1 | H!Zone: For Hexen and Heretic | Heretic: Shadow Of The Serpent Riders | Hexen MissionPack: Deathkings Of The Dark Citadel | In Pursuit Of Greed / Assassinators | Instant Doom Levels: Level Master II For Doom, Doom II, Heretic, Hexen | Island Peril | Josephine: Portrait of an Assassin | Killing Time | Marathon 2: Durandal | Master Won Liu 3D | Maximum Death For Heretic | Maze!, The | Nuke It! v2.0 | Powerslave (Ruins: Return of the Gods) / Exhumed | Q.... Das Nachbeben | Q2 for Quake | Qua.. it! Volume 1 / Quake It! | Quake | Quake 'em | Quake Addon: Aftershock | Quake Addon: Dark Hour | Quake Deathmatch Maker | Quake: Eternal Darkness | Realms Of The Haunting | Rex Blade: The Apocalypse / Domination | RoboQuest | Rodger Ramrod | Santa Slayer | Secret Agent: The Escape | Space Hulk 2: Vengeance Of The Blood Angels | Strife: Quest For The Sigil | Super Duke Volume 1 [G] | Super Duke Volume 2 [G] | Super Duke Volume 3 [G] | Superdead | Terminator, The: SkyNet | Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri (Free Fall) | Transland | Ultimate | Vendetta | Westworld 2000 | Witchaven 2: Blood Vengeance | XS: Shield Up Fight Back | ZPC (Zero Population Count): No Flesh Shall Be Spared

Third Person Shooters:

| A.D. Cop: Overseas Mission | Amok | Archimedean Dynasty | Area 51 | Crusader: No Regret (The Next Chapter) | Cyberia 2: Resurrection | Deadly Tide | Descent 2 | Descent 2 MissionPack: The Infinite Abyss / Vertigo Series | Die Hard Trilogy | Divide: Enemies Within, The | Fire Fight | Hellbender | Hive, The | House Of The Dead | L.A. Blaster | MegaRace 2 | Necrodome | Pepsi Virtual Reality Game | Rebel Runner - Operation: Digital Code | Revolution X | Russian Roulette | Scorched Planet | Solar Crusade: Chaos Control 2 | Soultrap | Speed Rage | Strike Base / Space Visitors | SWIV 3D | T-Mek | Terra: Battle for the Outland / Terra: 2120 | ThunderGun: The Cybwar Mission | Time Commando | Tomb Raider | Tunnel B1 | Twisted Metal | Virtua Squad / Virtua Cop | Zeitgeist: Laser Fighter (Jupiter Strike)

Free Fan-Made Games:

| Chex Quest 3

Simulations:

| A-10 Cuba! | Agile Warrior F-111X | Air Power: Battle in the Skies | Assault Rigs | Back to Baghdad | Banzai Bug | Battlecruiser 3000AD | BLAM! Machinehead | CyberDome | EF2000 TACTOM | F-22 Lightning II | F!Zone for Fury³ | Flying Corps | Giants Of Steel | HIND: The Russian Combat Helicopter Simulation | Jane's Combat Simulations: Advanced Tactical Fighters | Jane's Combat Simulations: Advanced Tactical Fighters - NATO Fighters | Jane's Combat Simulations: AH-64D Longbow | Jane's Combat Simulations: AH-64D Longbow - Flash Point Korea | Krazy Ivan | MechWarrior 2 MP: NetMech | MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries | Metal Rage: Defender of the Earth | No Gravity | Privateer 2: The Darkening | Shattered Steel | Shellshock | Silent Thunder: A-10 Tank Killer II | SimCopter | SSN, Tom Clancy's | Starfighter 3000 | Strike Point: The Hex Missions | Su-27 Flanker | Super Air Combat [J] | Surface Tension | Top Gun: Fire At Will | Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom


FPS Year Summary - 1996

Duke Nukem 3D was the first commercial implementation of a new engine known as BUILD, developed by Ken Silverman. Even though it still had enemies rendered in sprites, the engine had solid technical and gameplay advantages over the games that had come before. Set in a near-future science fiction world, Duke Nukem 3D places the player into the boots of world-renowned hero and tough guy Duke Nukem. Duke is essentially a caricature of the stereotypical macho action hero, spouting one-liners throughout the game. The Build editor had a real-time What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) interface, meaning that level designers could lay out a level in two dimensions, then immediately switch into a 3D mode to see what the level would look like. The game had the ability to give the illusion of dynamically altering portions of the level, allowing effects such as buildings exploding and collapsing, ground cracking in earthquakes, and certain walls that players could destroy with rocket launchers or explosive barrels. It also added in the ability to destroy or interact with a large number of in-game objects. Fire hydrants could be smashed, urinals interacted with, coke cans exploded, and it featured smashable mirrors that reflected the architecture around them, as well as Duke. Humour is something that sets the game apart from most other FPS games. Seven months later came Quake which brought true three dimensional polygons into the development realm and explored the online play space above and beyond any other game available. It also started the graphic card add-on for the PC hardware market as well. The game featured dynamic lighting, and realistic water, and a variety of enemies that ranged from towering lightning-shooting behemoths to twisted knights to zombies that would throw hunks of their own bloody entrails at the player. Multiplayer proved to be Quake's strong suit, with the game featuring support for the TCP/IP networking protocol, allowing multiplayer games to now take place over the burgeoning internet. A later update to the game would add in a system known as QuakeWorld, which added client-side prediction to the game, greatly improving network performance on slow dial-up connections. Commercial level editors were available for games like Descent and Quake but game companies soon realised that providing fans with built-in editors or releasing free Software Development Kits (SDKs) made their games longer-lasting and more profitable so this trend ended quickly. Chex Quest was a popular and colorful free FPS advertisement for a breakfast cereal still remembered fondly by its fans and used the Doom engine. Few promotional FPS games have been made and mostly they are for movies. Some promotional mods or levels for existing games have also been made (check the Mod/TCs page). It's a quick way to expose a product to teenagers.

Duke Nukem 3D
Quake
Chex Quest

Realms Of The Haunting is an atmospheric horror FPS that utilises full-motion video (FMV) sequences filmed with professional actors to advance the very creepy story. As cd-rom drives began to be more common, games took advantage of the huge space on them compared to floppy disks and big movie files were now possible. What made this game memorable is that between the FMVs, you are actually moving and fighting in a 3d environment. Most other FMV games like the Cyberia series were rail shooters where you were set on a pre-planned course and shot at enemies as they came along. House Of The Dead was a popular arcade FPS that was this type of rail shooter. This trend didn't last for many years as it offers limited gameplay than a fully explorable 3D environment. However it was the first popular emergence of the zombie shooter which would grow in popularity in the future. Tomb Raider brought about the TPS (third-person shooter) where you saw the character you controlled from behind. It helped that your heroine was sexy and Lara Croft became one of the best known videogame characters ever in its numerous sequels. It brought a fully explorable 3D environment with gameplay elements drawn from 2D platform games. You could see how your character moved to jump, climb, swim, manipulate objects.

Video of gameplay for FPS games by Balg()rG: 1996, 1996-1997.

Realms Of The Haunting
House Of The Dead
Tomb Raider



First Person Shooters

3D Game Alchemy / Tricks of the DOOM Programming Gurus (2nd Edn) SAMS Publishing [top]

The original "Tricks of the DOOM Gurus" contained everything you needed for the creation of your own add-on scenarios for id Software's games DOOM and DOOM II. The fully revised (and retitled) second edition ("3-D Game Alchemy for DOOM, DOOM II, Heretic and Hexen") brings you even more! The technical content of the book has been extended to cover Raven Software's adaptations of the DOOM engine, Heretic and Hexen. The new edition covers everything from installing and running the games themselves, through designing and building your own add-on data files to hacking at the executable code itself. It provides the tools you need (on CD-ROM) together with full instructions for getting the most out of them. New since the first edition is a section on advanced DOOM editing and hacking techniques, providing unique insight into ways of mastering the mysteries of the greatest 3D game successes of all time.
And, as if this wasn't enough, the CD-ROM has (quite literally) been filled with the very best of the add-on game levels to be had. Here you will find the greatest collection of third party WADs ever assembled on CD, some specially prepared for this book, all readily accessible by means of a custom designed game launcher. Virtually all of the new WADs can be played straight off the CD-ROM and take up no extra space on your hard disc. In addition, the book has reviews of the greatest WADs of all time, with tips and hints on how you too can make it into the gallery of master Alchemists! (It even tells you how to distribute your masterpiece on the Internet.)
Screenshots
ISO Demo 138MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


3D Hamster's Adventure Michael Yu Chak Tin / Laser Point Shareware [top]

A kid's game where you guide a hamster through a maze while eating enough fruit to advance to the next level. Beware the giant mice which you can kick or throw strawberry bombs at. Energy biscuits give you extra power too. It was made with GCS Pie In The Sky engine.
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Shareware 1Mb ( @ CD TextFiles)
Full Demo 3.63MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


3D Nightmares CD Factory [top]

A huge collection of new great levels for some of the best 3D games ever made. It has new levels for Doom 2, Duke Nukem 3D, Descent 2, Warcraft 2 and Command & Conquer. There's also a user friendly menu system.
Full Demo ~47MB (upped by Scaryfun)


Aftershock Toolbox for Quake HeadGames / Head Games Publishing [top]

Ultimate tools for Quake. Create your own new slipgate complexes. Create new levels, maps, monsters, weapons, textures and sounds.
Reviews
ISO Demo ~77MB (upped by Scaryfun)
ISO Demo 71MB (uploaded by GigaWatt)


Alien Trilogy Probe Entertainment / Acclaim [top]

You play as Ellen Ripley in this movie-inspired game. The levels are quite dark, just like the movies. The aliens come in different well known forms like facehuggers, chestbursters and full grown aliens in various sizes and colours. But you'll also combat cyborgs, colonists and marines. Multiplayer is kind of a letdown: just deathmatch (without Ripley or alien characters) and no co-op support although this game seems to be made for it. Sounds and weapons will be familiar to those who have seen the movies. Although announced, there was never any 3d acceleration and the animations are pretty shabby. If you move, you go slightly sideways. But when you run this just becomes comical, like you have some bad spasms. Also absent is a useful save function. Fans of the movies will be very disappointed. Another game with a nice idea but bad implementation.
Screenshots
Full Demo 16MB ( @ Fajnegry.prv.pl)
Infos
Full Demo 19MB ( @ Abandonia)
Videos
ISO Demo 342MB (upped by Egon68)
Fan-Made Patched Install & Play version ISO Demo (provided by Delacroix & upped by Scaryfun) 425MB


Arcade Explosion US Dreams [top]

The ultimate CD-ROM for all Heretic, Dark Forces, Descent, X-Wing, Rise of the Triad and Hexen lovers. More than 2000 new levels, utilities and editors for use with the original games.
ISO Demo 184MB (uploaded by Shattered)


Arcade Explosion volume II US Dreams [top]

The ultimate companion CD-ROM for Duke Nukem 3D. It contents Duke Nukem 3D v1.3D (shareware version), patch, screensaver & entertainment pack, 260 maps for extra levels, cheat codes, wallpaper, 5 viewers to look at the pictures, FAQ, and help text on how to build your own levels. The original Duke Nukem 3D is required to play this add-on.


Ashes To Ashes: Feeding The Fires Of War Deep River Multimedia Studio / Corel [top]

Big application developer Corel tried their hand at games and came up with this mediocre one. The graphics engine is actually a 2.5D engine using animated sprites. You battle through 8 different large outdoor environments with rolling terrain and the chance to operate several types of vehicles, including turrets, tanks, etc. The enemy AI though is not so good and music is somewhat inappropriate at times.
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Level Demo 4MB ( @ ag.ru)
Video
Full Demo ~39MB (upped by Scaryfun)
ISO Demo ~48MB (@ 3DShootMaster.com)(See the faq page for the login account info)


Assassin 2015 BlueSky Software / Inscape [top]

After you are dishonorably discharged out of the army (for not being willing to kill innocent people) you are sent to take out a fiendish scientist. The game starts right after you've done this and you try to escape the scene of your crime. A lot of well done cutscenes make the game intruiging but dumb enemies and annoying, illogical puzzles break this game down.
Screenshots
Full Demo ~15MB (upped by Scaryfun)
Video
ISO Demo ~403MB (uploaded by otiscrusher)


Chex Quest Digital Cafe / Ralston Purina [top]

Chex Quest is a total conversion of the computer game Doom (specifically Ultimate Doom). This game, notable for being the first video game ever to be included in cereal boxes as a prize, was found in 5.7 million boxes of Chex cereal. In the game, the hero is the Chex Warrior, whose job was to fly to the planet Bazoik to save the citizens taken captive by Flemoids and use his zorcher to send those evil, flem-slinging creatures back into their own dimension. They we were giving away a custom-designed interactive game that was a $35 retail value, making it the highest-value toy ever offered in a box of cereal.
They were able to do this partly because AOL covered the cost of stamping out all of those CD-ROMs in return for including a free trial subscription on the disc.
ChexQuest was a huge success. What was intended to be a three-month promotion flew off retailer shelves in the first six weeks. The brand secured a 295 percent increase in incremental sales, a 48 percent increase in share points and 42 million free offline PR impressions.
Screenshots
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Full Demo 4Mb ( @ Caiman)
Infos
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Full Demo 4MB ( @ Juego Viejo)
Video
Full Demo ( @ Gamers.org - as a Doom 2 .wad file)
ISO Demo ~213MB (uploaded by otiscrusher)


Chex Quest 2 Digital Cafe / Ralston Purina [top]

The sequel, Chex Quest 2, starts with the Chex Warrior returning to his home planet and landing in Chex City. As he lands he notes with a little apprehension that everything is quiet... Too quiet. As he leaves his ship, it becomes apparent that the Flemoid threat has reached his homeworld. Grabbing his trusty zorcher again, he races to the rescue of his beloved home.
He battles through a spaceport, a cinema, a museum, and through the city until he reaches the sewers, where he faces The Maximus. This game was downloadable from the Chex Quest website.
Screenshots
Full Demo ~2MB (upped by bullthorn)
Video


Chill Manor Capitol Multimedia, Inc. / Simon & Schuster Interactive [top]

Chill Manor, the little known sequel to I.M. Meen (also for DOS), centers around an old woman named Ophelia Chill, who is, surprisingly, the wife of I.M. Meen, whose real name is finally revealed as "Ignatius Mortimer Meen". She has taken "The Book of Ages" and, as she states in her intro song, has "torn out all the pages" and is "making little changes on each one". In other words, she is going to literately rewrite history and make her and Ignatius the leaders of the most powerful empire in the world. You must stop her. Playing as one of four special agent kids, you must roam through the halls of Ophelia's Manor and find 5 pages of the Book of Ages. After you find them, you shall have to read info from your voucher and fix the pages by replacing the italicised words and replace them with the correct one from your voucher. But watch out. Many enemies and creatures shall try and catch you (deplete your health to 0). If this happens, you won't die; you'll never be born. Killer Rats, Persian Sorcerers, Beefeater Werewolves and Undead Pharohs await your courage and agility. Show your smarts and you'll be empowered with wicked weapon s, mysterious strengths, Diamonds of Valor and Rubies of Courage. Check out the Plasma Gauntlet that sprays gooey plasma balls. Or the Spirit Cannon, that fires blasts out of a bat-shaped head. If you need time to recover, put on the Spirit Cloak and go invisible -- but only for 10 seconds. It has challenging educational content - teacher-tested and approved, 20 action-packed levels with varied historical themes and creepy creatures to battle, and fast-paced, smooth scrolling, 3-D action.
Videos
Full Demo 37MB (uploaded by GigaWatt)
ISO Demo 44MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Colosso Adventures, The Campana Productions [top]

The Colosso Adventures are FPS made with GCS and were released as three episodes. The first one was released in April 1996 and is called Escape from Dr. Colosso. The story begins with our beautiful Red Princess being kidnapped by a mad scientist named Dr. Colosso. You must rescue her and save the world from this killer. The doctor is a hideous man who has made hundreds of men and monsters work for him and fight you with all they have. It's your life against theirs to reach our princess and destroy the mad doctor. You have friends along the way to help you and weapons to use for a good fight. If you can fight your way out from Colosso's dungeon, and follow the mad doctor through the portholes of time, you can win your princess back and make the world right.
The second episode is called Colosso Revenge, and was released in December of 1996. After the princess has been saved you learned that the mad doctor has left his monster machine on overload. You must now race to stop the machine before the world is destroyed. You had better hurry. As long as the machine is running you can still save us all, but more men and monsters are being made to fight you.
The Colosso Secret is the third and final episode of the series. The world is safe now from Dr. Colosso, but you still have all these mindless men and monsters stalking you everywhere you turn. Your only hope to end this madness is to find the Colosso Secret! Return these creatures to the other side of the time gates, and close them for good. Due to improved memory management the registered version has more graphics, more animations, and more monsters than any other episode in the series.
Later those three episodes were released together in one CD called The Colosso Value Pack.
Screenshots
Episode 1 Shareware v1.4 ~3MB ( @ cd.textfiles.com)
Videos
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Episode 2 Shareware v1.2 ~3MB ( @ cd.textfiles.com)
Episode 3 Shareware v1.0 ~3MB ( @ cd.textfiles.com)


Continuum Jordan J Wales and K Conor Welch, Intuitive Impulse Software [top]

At the AREA 51 secret research facility in Nevada, a project, code-named CONTINUUM is nearing the final stages of completion. Using technology recovered from the 1947 UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico, the secret bureau of the CIA, the elusive Section 7 has created the impossible. The aging Dr. Richard Golchan, one of the principle architects of the project, and a long-time friend of your father's, is having second thoughts. He calls you to his estate in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, to reveal to you what he fears is a project that could destroy the fabric of the space-time continuum, disrupting the universe as we know it today. It is up to you to stop this from happening. Prepare to embark on a great adventure, in a furious battle against Section 7, a battle for which the prize is the CONTINUUM itself. The game was made with the Pie In The Sky GCS (Game Creation System). It has a rich 3-D environment to explore, with ambient sound and many interactive elements. There's characters to question and gain clues from; some could turn out to be friends, while others might be working against you. It also has intro screens at each locale and movie cutscenes (full version only) that set the stage during the adventure. Beautiful outdoor scenes, and detailed indoor sets help bring the adventure to life.
Screenshot
Shareware Level Demo ~4.1MB (@ Official Site)
Reviews


Corridor 8: Galactic Wars (cancelled) Capstone / Intracorp [top]
Corridor 8: Galactic Wars was to be the sequel to Corridor 7, but never made it past a prototype stage. There aren't any screenshots here because there's nothing really to take a screenshot of, especially since many Doom graphics are used as scratch art. The game was somewhat ambitious according to its design document, with six episodes of ten maps each, divided into two campaigns of three episodes: an 'allied' and an 'axis'.
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Prototype and Source Code ~8MB ( @ KBW's Corridor 7 Page)
Videos


CyberDillo Pixel Technologies / Panasonic [top]

Guide the Cyberdillo, a disco king, through discos while collecting platform shoes, bellbottoms, 8-track players and other 70's paraphernalia. It uses an overly complex 3D Doom-clone game engine. There's a plunger gun and flushing toilets, urine, barf, and dog butts. Not much fun though due to the pixilated graphics but the 70's disco soundtrack is the best part of the game.
Review/Screenshots
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Full Demo 9MB (upped by Scaryfun)
Video


Cylindrix Hotwarez LLC / Goldtree Enterprises [top]

Cylindrix is a 3-on-3 combat game with 360 degrees of freedom that is similar to Spectre VR but with a wider variety of ships, as well as the addition of drivers. Attack and be attacked from all angles as you battle in huge orbiting arenas that are each unique in physics, atmospheric conditions, and configuration. You must build your team from 37 warriors from 10 alien races and select from 8 vehicles, each with unique maneuverability, speed, and firepower. Choose your ship, your shipmates whom will have ships of their own and command your groups to win by taking over the Cylindrix. You'll also have to face the COMPUTER'S choices of it's group and it's ships! A FAST PACED GAME in REAL TIME 3D COMBAT. You must try to outwit the computer, but usually the computer will outwit you! Game is also playable by modem; head-to-head! The developer has now released the game and source code for free.
Screenshots
Full Demo 7.5MB (uploaded by Hotud)
Reviews
Freeware Game & Source Code 7.5MB (uploaded by HardGeus)
Video


Death Match: The Ultimate Game Player's Kit Micro Star Software [top]

This compilation pack for Doom, Doom II & Doom: Thy Flesh Consumed adds over 7000 new levels, editors, as well as other utilities.
2CDs ISO Demo ~330MB (upped by Scaryfun)


DeathMatch 2 for Doom II Simitar Entertainment [top]

Deathmatch will warp you directly to your selected level or play or you may also stack up to 10 levels to play one after the other, Over 900 new levels! Connect to any of 300 Game Connection sites in the national directory. The multi player screen allows you to connect via network or modem. Easy to use graphical interface complete with On-Line help, on-off-respawn monsters and skill levels. Over 30 amazing special effects including guns, sounds, music, graphical add-ons and editing utilities!
It requires registered version of DOOM I or DOOM II 1.666.
ISO Demo ~89MB (upped by Scaryfun)


Deus Silmarils / ReadySoft [top]

The successor to Robinson's Requiem. Silmarils saw the potential of RR and released this indirect sequel. This time around you, as a bountyhunter, land on an alien planet. You'll fight the natives who are armed with spears, bows and some more advanced weaponry. Just like in Robinson's Requiem you have to keep track of your needs regarding food and water, your limited gear, temperature and need for healing. Saving can be done anytime and anywhere. The graphics offer high resolution surroundings but no hardware acceleration. Minor points are also the limited freedom of moving and a lot of clipping errors. Trees and other objects seem to pop out of the ground at random. Still, Deus is an interesting game and should be looked at by people who like a realistic world.
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Full Demo 17Mb ( @ Abandonia)
Video
Full Demo 17Mb ( @ Juego Viejo)
ISO Demo ~199MB (upped by Scaryfun)


Doom 2: Hell To Pay Wraith Corporation / WizardWorks [top]

In this commercial 32-level pwad, your character battles his way out of the Holding Cells and fights the horrors that wait in the ordeals of the Slave Quarters, Industrial Park, Space Port, space ship, Io Base, and, finally, Planet Hell itself. After playing each level, you are treated to original artwork and text which reveals important plot information about the next level. There are levels containing real-world objects you can look at and, in most, cases interact with like cranes, hologram projectors, blood processors, trucks, a spaceship, rocket launches, even a life-sized computer. As well, it has some of the most challenging tricks and traps ever devised. This addon was also later included in D!Zone Gold.
Screenshots
ISO Demo ~46MB (upped by otiscrusher)
Infos
ZDoom Port/Total Conversion
Video


Doom 2: Perdition's Gate Wraith Corporation [top]

Each of the 32 levels here makes for an extremely difficult experience in single player mode, with innovative level architecture further defining the "classic" feel of the original Doom Shareware episodes. It has been designed with deathmatch in mind. Each of the levels plays fast in deathmatch for even the most demanding players. There are several ways to reach key areas to set up ambushes or brute force attacks. This addon was also later included in D!Zone Gold.
Screenshots
Full Demo 4MB (uploaded by bullthorn)
Infos
ISO Demo ~6MB (upped by BDV)
Video
ZDoom Port/Total Conversion


Duke Nukem 3D 3DRealms / GT Interactive [top]

Angry aliens invade the earth!...and they like it here. You will find them in pornshops, stripclubs and filmstudios. Duke improved the graphics standard set by Doom with nice effects like earthquakes and hefty explosions. Also the environment was destructable, you could even play pool. It was filled with gags from beginning to end. New features like security cameras, steroids which made you faster and a 'Holo-Duke' which could fool enemies made this game fun. And there were of course lots of cool weapons like the freezer gun (turn an enemy into a frozen statue, then kick them to bits) and the shrinker (make someone little then step on him). The shotgun was as cool as in Doom and the pipebombs were a nice addition. Duke 3D really is fun because of the realistic settings and the ever-present humor. Unfortunately the puzzles still only consisted of finding the right button to press. After you cleared earth from those pesky aliens you can take the fight to the aliens spaceship. Everywhere you will find prisoners and chained women (which you can't free, but you can shoot them). The fact that you could shoot prisoners (and strippers on earth too) caused some commotion with the government and concerned parents. Duke 3D offers full 45 degree views, detailed bitmaps and top shooter gameplay. The only shame is that there aren't many different enemies in the game. With the included Build editor, the internet was soon swamped with new levels which only added to the popularity of the Duke. It set a new standard for gameplay and humor in shooter games.

See also: #3D Nightmares, #Arcade Explosion volume II, #Beyond The Meltdown, #Chartbusters 9, #Come Get Some!, #Duke Assault, #Duke It Out In DC, #Duke - It's Zero Hour, #Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition / Plutonium Pack, #Duke Nukem 3D Level Design Handbook, #Duke Nukem 3D Screensaver & Entertainment Pack, #Duke Nukem 3D Strategies & Secrets, #Duke Xtreme, #Duke!Zone 500, #Duke!Zone 2, #Nuke It! 1000, #PCZone March 1997 Coverdisk: Over 500 Quake Levels & Utilities plus Over 500 Duke Levels, #Penthouse Paradise, #Super Duke: Volume 1, #Super Duke: Volume 2, #Super Duke: Volume 3, #Superdead, #Supergames Volume 1, #Total Chaos, #Total Meltdown

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LameDuke Beta 4mb (@ Old Version) Beta Demo 5MB (@ vo-noobs.com)
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Pre-Release
Shareware Demo ~5MB ( @ Lost Treasures Fr)
How to run on WinXP
Meltdown multiplayer utility ~8MB ( @ Official Site) *supports EDuke32, xDuke, hDuke, Blood, Shadow Warrior (DOS), Shadow Warrior (SWP), and Redneck Rampage
Infos
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Total Conversions & Source Port
Reviews
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Full Demo 15MB ( @ Kmzpub)
Fan-made levels
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Full Demo 16MB ( @ Fajnegry.prv.pl)
Video
ISO Demo ~41MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
Duke Xtreme fan-made package ISO Demo ~724MB (upped by Scaryfun)
included in Duke Nukem 3D HRP 5.3 Fan-Made Compilation 871MB (uploaded by 3Spot)
Duke Nukem 3D HRP (latest rep.) Totally Maniacal Edition / Repacked Mods 2GB/10GB (uploaded by 3Spot)


Duke Nukem 3D Addon Total Meltdown Sierra Online Inc. [top]

This is Sierra's first entry into the world of expansions. "Total Meltdown" comes with 500 all-new levels for Duke Nukem 3D, new textures, animations, sounds and 35 new face-chomping characters are also included. In contrast to most other commercial add-ons each level has been carefully tested and rated. It's designed for Duke:V1.3. There is a Level Customizer. The CD contains a folder called "Anims" for animation, in there are 4 different folders for the differant actions with about 100 gif's for each of the characters in different poses. The textures are also in the gif format. There are FAQs included but they are all old versions of updated docs available on the internet today. This title shouldn't be confused with the PSX conversion of the original Duke Nukem 3D which also was "Total Meltdown".
ISO Demo ~135Mb (upload by Scaryfun)


Duke Nukem 3D Addon: Duke!Zone 500 Simply Silly Software / Wizard Works [top]

The CD contains 500 levels collected from the Internet and from BBSs (1996). It also contains some utilities (a couple of front-ends, grp utilities, EditCon), con-file replacements and tutorials on the Build editor.
Infos
Full Demo ~17MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition / Plutonium Pack 3DRealms / GT Interactive [top]

This version offers a new 11-level fourth episode with ingenious level design and 3 new enemies: the Protector Drone, the Pig Cop Tank, and a new boss known as The Alien Queen. It also includes a new weapon, the Microwave Expander, complete with its own ammo. It also has several improvements to the scripting language of the game, allowing the game's active modding community to create new enemies and items without overwriting the existing ones. A feature exclusive to the Atomic Edition is the Fake Multiplayer computer controlled bots which can be launched at the DOS prompt. These bots are capable of putting up a decent offline fight against the player to give a glimpse of what the player can find in real online games or if the player has no available connection. They can also be useful for testing DukeMatch sessions offline during the creation of a map. There are still a lot of gags but the difficulty seems a bit too easy.

The new fourth episode was also released as the plutonium pack for owners of the original Duke3D.

In 2013, a Megaton Edition by Devolver Digital used a new engine that runs natively under new operating systems with enhanced OpenGL graphics. However, the DOS version of Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition is also included (running with DOSBox).

See also: #Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach, #Duke: Nuclear Winter, #Duke Nukem: Kill-A-Ton Collection

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JFDuke3D binaries 20051009 (installer) WinXP Patch 0.8MB
Reviews
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Full Demo 19MB / Plutonium Pack Full Demo 26MB ( @ Kmzpub)
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Plutonium Pack Full Demo ~26MB (upload by Scaryfun)
Fan Collection Full Demo ~65Mb includes: Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition, Duke It Out In DC, Duke Caribbean, Duke!Zone 2, Duke Xtreme, Duke Penthouse level, Duke Nuclear Winter, Duke The Gate mod (upload by duke_link)
ISO Demo ~629MB (upload by Scaryfun)
Full Demo plus Meltdown Online Utility, source ports, a few mods and maps (@ FPS Legends) 50MB
Good Old Games Version ISO Demo 50MB (uploaded by Shattered)
Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition, Duke It Out In DC, Duke: Nuclear Winter - Fan-Made Pack 231MB (uploaded by 3Spot)
Music Pack (ogg format) 123MB (uploaded by 3Spot)
Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition, Duke It Out In DC, Duke: Nuclear Winter: Music-Enchanced eDuke32 Version 391MB (uploaded by 3Spot)


Duke Nukem 3D Level Design Handbook Matt Tagliaferri and Christen D. Klie / Sybex Inc [top]

Written in cooperation with Apogee, this official handbook includes fifty brand new Duke levels on an enclosed cd. This program includes complete instructions, tips and design secrets for using the level editing tools provided on this file. In addition, there's an exclusive, proprietary conversion utility that lets players convert all their DOOM and Heretic levels into Duke Nukem levels, thus more levels to use in Duke3D. It also contains some voice files and other sounds, Duke Nukem Screen Saver, Duke Nukem Themes, 3D Realms and APOGEE FAQs, etc.
Website with book text?
ISO Demo ~34MB (upload by Scaryfun)


Duke Nukem 3D Screensaver & Entertainment Pack GT Interactive [top]

This carries forth the very essence of the Duke Nukem 3D game: blood, gore, death, and destruction! It contains: 5 Fully animated screen saver modules, 16 electronic jigsaw puzzles based upon Duke Nukem 3D scenes, 25 ultra cool wallpaper tiles, 50 full screen wallpaper images of Duke Nukem 3D scenes, 16 music tracks from the game, in MIDI format, 25 hip and happening sound clips from the game that can be used to customize your desktop, and a still image (slide show) screen saver based upon the 50 scenes (above).
Video
Shareware Level Demo v1.1 ~1.4MB ( @ CNET France)
ISO Demo ~15MB (upload by Scaryfun)


Duke Nukem 3D Strategies & Secrets Jonathan Mendoza / Sybex Books [top]

The only officially authorized guide to the revolutionary game, Duke Nukem 3D! It features exclusive coverage of game cheats, extensive multilevel maps, hints, winning strategies, plus interviews with the developers. The companion CD offers Duke Nukem maps, video walkthroughs of every DN3D level, and 6 playable demonstration versions of other Apogee games.
Full Demo ~34MB (upload by Scaryfun)


Duke Nukem 3D: Total Chaos Multi-Tech [top]

Total Chaos is a compilation of over 700 hand picked custom levels for Duke Nukem 3D, where over 160 of them are for single-player. To ease the installation of the levels, an installer is included on the disc. The installer makes it simple to install/uninstall the exact levels the user wants via a graphical interface.
ISO Demo ~111MB (upload by Scaryfun)


Duracell: Run The Bunny Adware Interactive [top]

Definitely one of the worst promotional games ever made. Through 6 terrible levels you control the Energizer bunny, one of the most recognizable corporate mascots in the world . The goal in each level is to find the two drumsticks, a drum, and a Duracell battery to bring to the Energizer bunny so he can start drumming thereby opening the way for you to the next level. The graphics, gameplay, and even sounds are pretty awful...the only good thing is that it was freely downloadable.
Screenshots
Full Demo 1Mb ( @ Kmzpub)
Video
Full Demo 1Mb ( @ Arcades 3D)


Eradicator Accolade [top]

A mediocre shooter with a lot of jumping puzzles. It has Duke-like graphics, although they used their own engine which also allowed for a behind-view. Disable an automated fortress that has been mysteriously reactivated. It's up to you to eradicate the hordes of destructive, cunning enemies. Choose 1st- or 3rd-person player perspectives. 3rd-person perspective allows you to view enemies that sneak up from behind and lets you better control your character's movement. It has twice as many weapons as other games, including deadly ones like the agile spider bomb. 3 distinct characters let you triple the hours of gameplay and make net-play more challenging. Enhance gameplay with unique "picture-in-picture" views that let you switch your views, control your weapons and enemies, and see 2 areas at once. There's over 25 levels and over 20 rippin' weapons. Defeat 20 different types of cunning enemies and bosses. Up to 8 players can compete in deathmatch and cooperative play.
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Level Demo 8MB ( @ Download.com)
Video
Full Demo ~53MB ( @ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo ~16MB ( @ Fajnegry)
Full Demo & Movies & Music Addons ~24MB + 15MB + 12MB (upped by Scaryfun)
ISO Demo ~185MB (uploaded by otiscrusher)
ISO Demo 313MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Escape POW Sassy Software / Viper Byte [top]

Two days ago two military and two civilian personal were scanning the Northern Territory when they accedentally crossed the enemy lines and were captured. There has been no sign of them so your command center sent you to retrieve them and destroy all their fuel so they have no transportation. You jump in your jet and was quick to take the mission. You crossed the border and suddenly your engine started to fail.Your jets underside smacked into the ground hard and everything went blank. You suddenly are revived as the cold floor sends chills up your spine. Quickly you jump up and sadly see you to are now in a P.O.W. prison cell ! Your objective in this game created with Pie In The Sky 3D Game Creation System is to rescue any survivors and destroy all fuel.
Videos
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Shareware Level Demo 4MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)


Fate (cancelled) Dogbone Software / Capstone, Intracorp Entertainment (cancelled) [top]

A nice-looking game using the Build Engine (Duke Nukem 3D, Blood) for which a demo was made. Unfortunately, the full game was never completed, I guess it was "fate", but the demo is still worth a try. The beginning of the game takes place on Pymandros. You have been captured by the Lesyrgian Troops who have come to your planet to regain the All-Father. They are keeping you in a guarded area of the temple for interrogation. You can escape by breaking down the door or you can move a barrel to jump into an air duct.
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Beta Demo ~6MB (uploaded by I_AM)
Video


Final Doom ID Software / GT Interactive [top]

When the first levels and editors for Doom came out on the internet, the market was flooded with (mostly bad) compilation cd's. ID software decided to release two (user made) projects bundled with Doom 2: Evolution and The Plutonia Experiment. Work on TNT: Evilution was started by TeamTNT, a group of WAD-making hobbyists. Just days before it was to be released as a free download online, the project was noted and snapped up by id Software, and finished in November 1995. Brothers Dario and Milo Casali, who had contributed four levels to TNT: Evilution, were assigned the task of creating what became Plutonia after having sent an 8-level WAD they had created to American McGee and managing to impress him along with the rest of the id Software crew. They created 16 levels each for Plutonia in four months time, and submitted them in January 1996. There are no new enemies, only new graphics and music. These levels start out great (especially Evolution) but tend to get confusing and less spectacular (just like Doom 2 itself). Also included was Doom95 the official port for Windows 95, which is also available as a patch (see mod/addon section). A Windows 2000/XP/Vista version was released on Steam on Aug 03, 2007 which had executables modified to use a DOSBox variant (v 0.70).
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Mouse Driver 1kb (uploaded by ClassicDoom)
Review
Total Conversion
Infos
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Doom TNT [Evilution] & Plutonia Experiment ( @ doom4ever - under wads)
Video
Full Demo ~8MB (uploaded by GamesWin)
ISO Demo 41MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
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)
Full Demo v1.9 17MB (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)


Firewall: Man vs. Machine Visionary Media, Inc. / WizardWorks Software [top]

This game is a rail shooter similar to Star Wars: Rebel Assault. There are levels in the first person where the player is limited to shooting enemies with a goal somewhat awkward, but also phases played in a third person view with obstacles to avoid. More than half of the game takes place in "cyberspace". MiraCom's super computer has forcibly taken control of the multinational corporation from its human directors. Unless mankind surrenders the computer will destroy Paris. You play as the Blue Arrow, fighter pilot and computer scientist. As part of the assault force you will pilot your cybership through eleven levels of realistic 3D, from the real world to cyberspace. Follow clues from your allies and unravel twisted puzzles to reach your goal. The only way to escape from MiraCom’s strange cyber world is to fight past the Firewall protecting the evil computer and destroy it. Prepare your assault; the fate of world depends on your skill and intelligence alone.
Screenshots
ISO Demo 341MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Video


Freedom Soldier 3D / Attack of the Genetic Bugs Jim Ball [top]

This is a shareware FPS made with the Pie In The Sky engine. It is now six months passed the completion of your first mission and the termination of the Skull leaders and the Nulls. You now face the reality that something has come to pass, that has endangered the rebel army, which is located at the base in NO MAN'S LAND. The empire is making an army of GENETIC BUGS! It is guarded by many storm-troopers and other aliens, as well as the bugs themselves. You must go in and destroy the lab and all computer data on the subject of the genetic bugs for the survival of the rebel army. THIS IS ALL OUT WAR! With danger and excitement, your mission begins normally on alien world you call home, Crwand-- where your race has been taken from your home, Erthron, 100 years ago. Now the time has come for your race to attack the Skull aliens, your dreaded enemy, so that you can obtain freedom for your race from the aliens that took you from your home planet so long ago and made you all slaves. "No more!" you say. A rebel army has been formed, and you are part of that army. Your mission is to terminate the Skull leaders themselves and stop the race called Nulls, who have teamed with the aliens to try to stop your army before it gets a chance to make any headway. You are at WAR! For the survival of your race, you must WIN. Long live the rebel soldiers.
Screenshots
Shareware Level Demo 1.51MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Videos


GameMania for Quake #1 Tech Express [top]

Another unofficial and extremely rare addon from the Mania series. This Quake addon includes: level demos, new levels for single and MP, cheats and console commands, server files, and list of secrets. The CD is menu driven and completely in English.


H!Zone: For Hexen and Heretic Wizardworks [top]

This is an add-on for both Heretic and Hexen. It comes with 12 new episodes and over 250 additional levels as well as new textures, sounds, weapons and monsters. There's also a comfortable interface system which allows you to load your levels, change certain parameters and create multiplayer games.
Screenshots
Full Demo 28MB ( @ Kmzpub)
ISO Demo ~32MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Heretic: Shadow Of The Serpent Riders RavenSoftware / ID Software, GT Interactive [top]

This is just a retail version of Heretic with 2 new episodes of 20 new levels, which were available to the buyers of the original shareware version as a patch. The Ossuary episode takes the player to the shattered remains of a world conquered by the Serpent Riders many centuries ago, and The Stagnant Demesne episode has the player enter D'Sparil's birthplace.
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Addon Patch (@ FileFront) *Heretic Version 1.2 is required.
Reviews
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Full Demo v1.3 (copied from the ToD CD) ~16MB (upped by Shattered)
Video
ISO Demo ~65MB (upped by Scaryfun)
Towers of Darkness: Heretic, Hexen & Beyond ISO Demo 421MB (uploaded by Shattered) Includes: Hexen, Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel, and Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders.
Full Demo v1.3 7MB (uploaded by Maraakate)


Hexen MissionPack: Deathkings Of The Dark Citadel RavenSoftware / GT Interactive [top]

This is an expansion pack for Hexen. You have to escape from the realm of the dead and make your way to the dark Citadel. There are no new additions to the engine. Three new hubs with 20 big levels and a couple of deathmatch levels make up for a long but not very entertaining game. Up to eight players can now compete over a LAN in multiple deathmatch modes. The final level of the expansion, the Dark Citadel itself, is an arena-like level, which features teleporting waves of monsters and three bosses (Fighter, Cleric, and Mage clones). This pack did not initially include nor enable any music for the extra levels. This was later fixed with dkpatch.
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Full Demo 9MB (uploaded by GamesWin)
Video
ISO Demo 3MB (uploaded by DJ OldGames)
Full Demo ( @ kmzpub.ru)
Full Demo Hexen 1.1 original game + add-on in one 12MB ( @ kmzpub.ru)
ISO Demo ~57MB (upped by Scaryfun)
Towers of Darkness: Heretic, Hexen & Beyond ISO Demo 421MB (uploaded by Shattered) Includes: Hexen, Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel, and Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders.


In Pursuit Of Greed / Assassinators Mind Shear Software / SoftDisk [top]


A pretty good shareware raycasting 3D shooter (a.k.a 2.5D shooter) where you are a mercenary in the future hired by one gang to take out another gang. It is the year 15432 during the third age of man. Scavenger hunts mean big money for the criminal elite. Covertly recruited by an enigmatic faction of the A.V.C. you are a member of the red hunter elite acquisition squad. Using your needling ship, the Red Hunter, it is your job to wrap through to unsuspecting fringe worlds... plummet from orbit in your drop ship, suppressing noncooperative entities (NOPs) as best you can in order to acquire your primary target items. The size and speed of the drop ship should be sufficient to drive noncooperatives from the drop zone upon impact. In short, if it's moving around, kill it... and if it's not nailed down, steal it. Don't be put off by the first few dull levels, the game gets better in quality as it progresses. It has a random item generator so ammo, health and other items appear in different places when you replay the game. It features music by reknowned demoscene musician Andrew Sega (Necros), including his famous track "Point of Departure". There was a re-release with some possible changes in 1997 as Assassinators.
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Level Demo 5Mb ( @ Ag.ru)
Video
Full Demo 38MB ( @ DopeROMS.com)
Full Demo 33MB ( @ Gamedownloads.ru)
ISO Demo ~136MB (upped by Scaryfun)
1997 Assassinators Shareware Episode 1 ISO Demo (thanks to hfric & uploaded by Scaryfun) 49MB


Instant Doom Levels: Level Master II For Doom, Doom II, Heretic, Hexen Sams Publishing / Macmillan Digital Publishing [top]

This has more than 1,000 additional game levels, and instructional sample level (.wad) files discussed in the electronic book. There's a collection of the finest level editors, tools, and utilities available, including special editions or registered versions of the main editors discussed in the electronic book. It contains the Tricks of the Doom Gurus ebook.
Full Demo (@ cd.textfiles.com)
ISO Demo (provided by Delacroix & upped by Scaryfun) 125MB


Island Peril electric fantasies / Atlantean Interactive Games [top]

Island Peril is a Doom clone of a different sort. It features a brilliant story acted out with much gusto and a flair for drama (and regular readers will be thrilled to hear that the guy who starred in Alley Cats, the best strip bowling game on the market, can still find work). You're Dick Danger, D.A., and your bikini-clad girlfriend has been captured by the Evil Boss (that's E.B. to you and me). You must kill a bunch of things and sit through the worst video ever created for a computer game until you get the final confrontation, where - you'll just have to play to find out.
Screenshots
Full Demo 2MB ( @ Juego Viejo)
Video
Full Demo 2Mb ( @ Arcades 3D)
Full Demo 2MB (uploaded by bullthorn)
ISO Demo 64MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Josephine: Portrait of an Assassin Media Age Software [top]

This is a Doom clone from the summer of 1996. Terrible textures, awful gameplay and bad controls make a really abysmal game. The 200mb of live-action cutscenes can't save this game either. There's 14 CD audio tracks with 11 bands (featuring ANTHRAX), and 11 action packed levels. It also includes Game Builder Pro/3D Lite mission editor.

When an obscure branch of the CIA hires a convicted killer to do their dirty work for them, she gets caught up in a maelstrom of intrigue and power. You control the not-so-innocent heroine as she works through the objectives set for her by her superiors. When the killings she performs move from dictators and anti-American terrorists to prominent businessmen and politicians, she begins to realize she is helping an organization bent on national domination. And she is the only one who can stand in there way.
Video
Level Demo 9MB ( @ Gamers.org)
Full Demo (upped by bullthorn)
Clone ISO Demo 580MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Level Demo + Patches 2&3 + High-Res Upgrade + Fan-Made Levels 19MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)
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Killing Time LogicWare / 3DO [top]

In the early 1930's, Tess Conway, obsessed with ancient Egypt, and her guests vanished without trace... right in the middle of a wild party on the Conway island estate. Sixty years after this events it's your mission to investigate the strange events that took place in those days. Though it's graphically a typical Doom clone, there are some differences: the game has one huge level instead of many smaller ones which allows you to return to old places at any time, i.e. to pick up health packs or ammunition. Also the spirits of Tess and her guests appear occasionally and bring the story of that evening to light helping you to find keys, to unlock doorways, to locate secret passages and to solve puzzles. You must explore the huge estate and its hundred rooms while acquiring needed objects and dispatching sixteen different types of enemies including ducks, hunters, flying heads, evil cooks, crazy clowns, ugly rats, smoking skeletons, and many others. You can check your position at any time by using a map. This is a fun game for those who like haunted mansions.
Screenshots
Full Demo ~38MB (upped by Scaryfun)
Reviews
ISO Demo 195MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Video


Marathon 2: Durandal Bungie Software [top]

This is a conversion of the popular Mac shooter. It has reached cult-status on the Mac, on the PC however it gets lost between better titles. Made by Bungie, the makers went on to later massive success with the Xbox shooter Halo series. Marathon included a strong plot, revealed through a series of computer terminals, and multiple misson types such as rescue, exploration, extermination, and retrieval, a radical change from the simplistic "blast anything that moves" style of most earlier FPSs. It is arguably the first game to use AI controlled teammates, unarmed/ambiant characters, dual wielding, secondary functions on weapons, and free look, most of which are widely used to this day. However, these games did not reach a wide audience, being released on the Apple Macintosh platform, and only Durandal (the second in the trilogy) being released on Windows. All games have since been made available, free of charge, to Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X (see Mod/Addon page).
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Level Demo 11MB ( @ CNET)
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Level Addons & Source Port
Video
Full Demo ( @ SquakeNet.Com)
Full Demo ~30MB ( @ Home Of The Underdogs)
ISO Demo ~87MB (@ Bungie.org)
Included in: Marathon Trilogy - MAC 2CD ISO Demo (uploaded by agumon) plus Marathon, Marathon 3: Infinity, Pathways Into Darkness & Extras


Master Won Liu 3D M.T. Software / New Era Software [top]

A shareware game made with the very old Pie In The Sky engine. It's a 3-D point-of-view game featuring a Martial Arts master and his enemies. Get Master Won Liu out of the Dungeons of Dr. Chang. The registered version gets all levels plus a MapMaker program and level compiler to create your own levels and games.
Video
Shareware v1.0 1MB ( @ Crying Flower)


Maximum Death For Heretic Quality Multimedia [top]

These are mostly converted levels from Doom 1 & 2. User friendly graphical interface with on-line help. Program features include skill levels, on/off/ monsters, respawn monsters and play new levels.
The "DeeP" level editor has been included so that you can make your own levels or modify the levels we have provided. Play Heretic by modem with a friend or use DWANGO directly from the interface. Additional software has been provided on the CD-ROM which allows you to challenge others on the Internet. Select from over 1,600 levels for endless game play. All levels are categorized as registered levels, deathmatch, toprated and single levels. All levels can be stacked together or played separately without going back to the menu.
ISO Demo ~101MB (upped by Scaryfun)


Maze!, The PhreAk Software [top]

This is a shareware Doom clone made with the Pie In The Sky Game Creation System. The shareware release consists of four levels while the registered version has twenty. There is no story or plot to this game. The player walks, or runs, around a maze looking for the exit and shooting and/or avoiding guards and other creatures that are encountered. Some doors open automatically while others require key cards. The default weapon is the 'Ninja Kick' but other weapons, such as a shotgun which does not kill but instead immobilizes the target in a pile of brown goo, can be found during the exploration of the maze. These weapons do not automatically get added to the players arsenal when the character passes over them however, the player must press the 'Enter' key to deploy them. The same mechanism applies to reading messages.
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Shareware Level Demo 1.4MB (uploaded by CD Textfiles)


Nuke It! v2.0 Crystal Vision Software / Micro Star [top]

The CD contains 309 maps (50 Dukematch) collected from the Internet and BBS (1996) for Duke Nukem 3D. The CD also contains 24 screenshots (bmp files), some tutorials on the Build-editor, one utility (EditCon 1.0). In 1998, 3D Realms filed a lawsuit against Micro Star over its add-on pack Nuke It and won.
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ISO Demo ~4MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
Screenshots


Powerslave (Ruins: Return of the Gods) / Exhumed Lobotomy Software / Playmates Interactive, BMG Interactive [top]


This is set in an area around the ancient Egyptian city of Karnak in the late 20th Century. The city has been seized by unknown forces, with forces sent to the valley of Karnak, to uncover the source, disappearing. You are a hardass marine sent in to the valley as the hero to save Karnak and the World. The player finds himself battling hordes of evil creatures including mummies, anubis guardians of the dead, Scorpions and Evil spirits. The chopper which brings you crashes down and from then on you make your way through lots of puzzles and enemies. The PC conversion (from the Sega Saturn) of Exhumed used the Build engine, and does not have the true 3D maps and dynamic lighting as the console version. This version shares sprites with the console versions. The level system is not hub-based in this version, but rather a linear progression, similar to Doom. A lot of gameplay mechanics from the console versions have been altered here as well. As you start the game, all you have to defend yourself is a machete, but just as in any one man war, there are plenty of weapons and pgwer-ups just waiting to be grabbed: an M-60 machine gun, hand grenades, a flamethrower, and a slew of magical items that do everything from making you invincible to replenishing your life meter. Some areas aren't accessible unless you push objects around, either revealing new doorways or providing a stepping stone to jump over a wall. Because there are several places where you have to perform some accurate leaps, the inclusion of a third-person perspective can be a big help in calculating jumps. And the magical items add depth to gameplay because you have to decide what to use and when to use it, not to mention collecting enough "magical essence" to enable to you unleash the spells. And a training mode allows you to get used to the interface and various commands without worrying about enemies. While 12 multiplayer-only levels is acceptable, it doesn't begin to approach the number of multiplayer levels in Duke or Quake. What's more, there's no option to play with monsters on, and you can't exit from one level to another - to move to a new level you have to quit and start a new game.
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Beta Demo ~4MB (@ RTCM Corvin Page)
Infos
Full Demo ~15MB ( @ Classic Trash)
Video
Full Demo ~13MB ( @ GamesWin)
Full Demo ~15MB ( @ Abandonware Utopia)
Exhumed ISO Demo 214MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Powerslave ISO Demo 216MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Q.... Das Nachbeben Ari Data [top]

This German compilation (which means The Aftershock) is of the wildest, best, and hardest addons for Quake. There's massive levels for deathmatch and single player, informative texts and new weapons, sounds, fonts, texts, icons, cursor, screensaver, a whole range of Shareware programs and editor tools. It was made for Win 3.1, Win 95. The CD has an auto-start that immediately opens up a manageable menu.
German Full Demo 18MB (uploaded by Quaddicted)


Q2 for Quake Crystal Vision Software / Micro Star [top]

Q2 is a collection of levels for Quake. The add-on contains over 100 independent single-player & multi-players maps.
Screenshots
Full Demo ~7MB (upped by Scaryfun)


Qua.. it! Volume 1 / Quake It! Unknown [top]

This is a German unofficial add-on CD for Quake. In this is located mainly additions to the multiplayer. There are: patches / mods, many new single-and multiplayer levels, new weapons with unique functions, editors, levels, textures, sounds, etc.. It has tons of new enemies, and patch to change the game mechanics.
German Full Demo 4MB (uploaded by Quaddicted)


Quake ID Software [top]

After the success of Doom, Quake was announced as the next revolutionary step in first person shooters. The expectations were extremely high, but there was some disappointment when the shareware version was released. Although the engine was completely new and quite impressive, the actual game was good but nothing near amazing. ID reduced fps-gameplay to its bare minimum: you didn't even have a use-button anymore. Enemies were made out of polygons instead of bitmaps and were well animated. The engine allowed for detailed light effects and detailed water which made the surroundings more realistic. Unfortunately almost all the action took place in brown dungeon-like levels which was a shame considering the engine was capable of much more. The few levels with castles in them were much more convincing. For all Duke 3D fans it was also a drawback that the environment was 'dead': everything was solid, not even glass could be broken. The weapons were well animated but were not very innovative, just like the use of ammo and health packs. What saved Quake were the polygon-based enemies which were quite scary and convincing, like the zombies who threw their own flesh at you. Also the control scheme was well executed. The levels aren't very big but the fact that they were real 3D for the first time (with enemies above and below) and some traps still made them entertaining. Also the fact that you couldn't duck and your jumps were quite lame didn't impress people. But then there was also the multiplayer portion which attracted more attention. The levels were just about right in size and allowed different tactics. Though it only came with deathmatch out of the box, the multiplayer was terribly fun. After the increasing popularity of Quake-Dm, ID released the source code of Quake which allowed developers to come up with innovative mods like CTF, Team Fortress and Quake Rally. After the release of a 3dfx patch players now had hardware acceleration which made the graphics even more impressive. A landmark title if only for the engine and its multiplayer fame. Quake's greatest influence was felt in network-based multiplayer gaming. Because of QuakeSpy, later known as GameSpy, Quake was the first FPS game to really break out of the LAN and gain a widespread fanbase dedicated to multiplayer Internet gaming. Quake also innovated by actively encouraging user-made modifications. These "mods" contributed to its longevity and popularity with players; in some cases (such as Team Fortress) they even developed a semi-independent existence.

See also: #Chartbusters 10, #Disposable Heroes, #GameMania for Quake #1, #PCZone March 1997 Coverdisk: Over 500 Quake Levels & Utilities plus Over 500 Duke Levels, #Q.... Das Nachbeben, #Q2 for Quake, #Qua.. it! Volume 1 / Quake It!, #Quake 'em, #Quake Addon: Aftershock, #Quake Addon: Dark Hour, #Quake Deathmatch Maker, #Quake: Eternal Darkness, #Quake MP 1: Scourge Of Armagon, #Quake MP 2: Dissolution Of Eternity, #Quake: Future vs Fantasy, #Quake TC: Malice, #Quake TC: Shrak, #Quake TC: X-Men, #Q!Zone, #Quake Level Master V, #Tremor for Quake, #Quake: Abyss Of Pandemonium, #Quake 2: Complete Gamer Add-on, #Quake: Eternal Darkness , #Quake World, #Quake World 3, #Quake World 2001, #Qoole for Quake II, Quake & Hexen II, #Superdead, #The Sword Of Ares

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v0.8 Beta Demo 13MB / Pre-Release Beta 0.91 ~16MB (both upped by Scaryfun) / Deathmatch Test 4MB ( @ Shack News)
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Pre-Release
Total Conversions & Source Port
Infos
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Full Demo 21MB ( @ Kmzpub)
Mods
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Full Demo ~40MB ( @ Fajnegry.prv.pl)
Reviews
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Full Demo ( @ ftp.chtts.ru - use Flashget)
Fan-made levels
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Included in Ultimate Quake 1 Fan-Made Compilation *plus Quake MP 1: Scourge Of Armagon, Quake MP 2: Dissolution Of Eternity, Quake TC: Malice, Quake TC: Shrak, Quake TC: X-Men, Quake: Abyss Of Pandemonium, maps, modern source ports, mods, movies 707MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
Video
ISO Demo with Audio Tracks 416MB (uploaded by Egon68)
The id Anthology 4CD ISO Demo included in CD3 : Quake v1.06 (upload by Scaryfun)
Full Demo v1.01 23MB (uploaded by Maraakate)
Quake Ready-To-Play includes many popular mods, both missions packs, and popular source ports (@ FPS Legends) 592MB
ISO Demo 416MB & Music CD-Rip ISO 338MB (@FPS Legends)
Shareware Level Demo v1.09 9MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
Quake DOS & Quake World DOS / Quakepp V2.0 Running Quake Network Games Over A Ppp Con (uploaded by Maraakate)
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v1.09 included in Quake 2000 - Russian Bootleg ISO Demo (Quake v1.09, Quake: Shrak v2.0, Quake II v3.20, Quake II: Juggernaut, Quake II Mission Pack: The Reckoning, Quake II:Zaero, Quake II Mission Pack: Ground Zero, Quake III: Arena) 687MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
Shareware CD ISO Demo (without iD stuff) / 1.06 shareware floppy ISO / Various other Shareware versions 163MB/9MB/27MB (uploaded by agumon)
Quake Plus (includes Scourge Of Armagon, Dissolution Of Eternity, Ultimate Quake Patch, Kickflip Mod, Slide Mod, Alien Mod, QuakeOne Maps Pack 182MB (uploaded by /VR/'s Gut Emporium)


Quake 'em unknown [top]

This is one of the many inofficial level collection cds. Only the readme is in German, the rest of the content is English. It contains levels, tools, graphics, cheats and so on. The games for which there is material on the cd are: C&C, Doom 1+2, Duke3d, Heretic, HeXen, MechWarrior 2, MS Flight Simulator, NBA Live, Quake, ROTT, Sim City, Sim City 2000, US Navy Fighter, WarCraft and WarCraft II.
Just as one would expect, this compilation is a mixed-bag. On the one hand the makers seem to have downloaded everything from the net that had one of the games names in its title (like a demo map for HeXen, showing off scripting for those who'd like to map themselves!). But among the tons of random stuff on this cd there's the occasional good map, too.
"Good" means "playable" in this case. However this doesn't mean that those maps are no fun as well. It simply means that you cannot judge the old material from todays standards. If you tend to do so, keep away. For those who did not grow up with these games, it's often hard to imagine what editing was like in that time. You have to bear in mind that it was often rather "hackish" and people were making fullbright square-rooms with thousands of monsters and just as much powerups as well as the most powerful weapons right in front of the player. Also many people discovered some specials, found them to be cool and used them all over the map again and again. Keeping this in mind, the fact that there are levels that do not relay on the player finding doors that have just an ordinary wall texture and also use reasonable architecture are not even half bad. Almost every map in the old days had misaligned textures, btw.
It's the same thing with the maps for the strategy games: lots of insanely stupid maps and a few acceptable to good ones. I didn't take a look at the other games, though, as I don't own them. And I also didn't bother to take a look at anything else than the levels.
ISO Demo ~311MB (upped by Scaryfun)


Quake Addon: Aftershock HeadGames / GT Interactive [top]

Aftershock contains a handful of single-player and deathmatch levels that will have you scared out of your pants such as "Descent Into Horror," "Elevator of Pain," "The Adobe," "Decarlo," "Tower of Death," "Hell Hole," "Death Walk," "Darmack," "Glensheen," "The Surface," and more. Play updated Deathmatch modes that deliver a major impact. As well, there's a Quake level editor and a selection of hints & cheats for the original version. It has DOS and Windows 95 menu programs to launch your favorite levels. The Deluxe Edition has 50 exclusive levels.
Reviews
Full Demo ~7MB (upped by Scaryfun)
Video
UK / USA / Deluxe Edition ISO Demos 18MB/18MB/15MB (uploaded by GigaWatt)
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Quake Addon: Dark Hour Microforum [top]

POWs are trapped in the world of Quake, soldier, and it's your job to go in and rescue them! This promising premise may well be the best thing about Microforum's well-intentioned, but spotty, offering. The CD is broken up into several sections. The useful and well-organized level installer lists all of the 23 new levels and gives a brief summary of each, complete with helpful hints and a recommendation for either single-player or deathmatch play. When you've decided which levels sound like they'd launch your grenade, you can simply install them with the touch of a button. When actual play time comes, just a couple of mouse clicks load the level of your choice. Unfortunately, when the actual action starts things get a little sketchy. While the levels are inventive and promise plenty of surprises and excitement for deathmatches, the graphics and sound fall far behind the quality of the original id offering. In an attempt to facilitate deathmatch play, each level is extremely crowded with passages, columns, weapons, and power-ups. In addition, the Dark Hour is aptly named. In an effort to create multiple shadowy hiding places, each level is darker than the one before it, making it virtually impossible to see anyone or anything around you. Finally, the distinctive qualities of each level don't offer the continuity necessary for single-player action, making anything played alone a mere practice session for later multiplayer confrontations. The CD also offered an extensive list of worldwide Quake servers, information sites, and gameplay hints.
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Level Demo 2MB ( @ FileFront)
Reviews
Full Demo ~7Mb (upped by bullthorn)
ISO Demo 160MB (uploaded by Trey)
ISO Demo 9MB (uploaded by GigaWatt)


Quake Deathmatch Maker Virtus Corporation [top]

This is a level maker utility officially authorized by id. It's an easy-to-use level building tool for the general game player. The combination of fully-stocked drag-and-drop palettes, robust object oriented drawing tools and Virtus Corporation's renowned WalkThrough technology, creates a level editor unrivaled for accessibility and ease of use. It also contains 10 new levels that can be played or modified allowing the user to change and create their own world of Quake.
Full Demo ~30Mb (upped by Scaryfun)


Quake: Eternal Darkness Actura Software [top]

This addon contains 100 free levels, and an all new custom installation manager. It adds Multiplayer Deathmatches and different mods such as bots, skins, and new gameplay modes. It also has unofficial cheats to use when all else fails.
German Full Demo 15MB (uploaded by Quaddicted)


Realms Of The Haunting Gremlin / Interplay [top]

Realms of the Haunting is a relatively unknown game due to Interplay apparently not realising they had such a potential hit on their hands and expended minimal effort in marketing ROTH. You take on the role of Adam Randall, a young American chap whose father was the pastor of a small Cornish village. Your father is recently deceased, and the opening scene finds you in the dark of night in the back of a taxi on your way to a large old house that was somehow connected with your father's mysterious death. As you enter the house the front door shuts behind you, is sealed by a magical ward, and thus the game begins. At first, most of the house is sealed off by doors that are magically warded, but as the game progresses you eventually find a way to get past each door. ROTH utilises full-motion video sequences filmed with professional actors to advance the very creepy story. Early on in the game your character meets a fetching English lass named Rebecca with whom you can discuss many aspects of the interesting reading material and people you will encounter. Unfortunately, she won't help you at all when it comes to a fight. ROTH has quite a lot of combat throughout, interspersed with some clever puzzles. Fortunately you can choose between: Easy, Normal, Hard, and Very hard for the combat difficulty. At first you will find only mundane weapons like a pistol or sword, but later on you come across some magical weapons that are much more powerful yet tricky to use as they take time to recharge. You can pause the action at any time by popping up your inventory, from which you can access health potions, change weapons, etc. Solving puzzles also have an easy or hard setting. This game is highly recommended!
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Level Demo ~162MB ( @ ag.ru)
Reviews
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Full Demo (upped by bullthorn)
Infos
Full Demo 35Mb (@ Fajnegry)
Manual key assignment in UK release
UK 4CD ISO Demo 1.74Gb (uploaded by Egon68)
US version FIX for 2K/XP/Vista/7 by K.E.
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Patch UK to US 100MB (made by capt.ahab & upped by AD)
Video


Rex Blade: The Apocalypse / Domination Xtreme Games / Simon & Schuster [top]

In the 35th century, mankind developed almost god-like technology to create Cyborg slaves - machines so shrewd they were almost human. In time, the Cyborgs waged war against man to control the earth. After emerging victorious, mankind banished the Cyborgs to a distant star system via a transdimensional teleporter. It's now 500 years later, and the Cyborgs are planning a massive offensive against mother Earth. You are Rex Blade, part human, part Cyborg, and mankind's last hope. Your mission is to teleport yourself to the Cyborg world and eradicate all life there, before they can destroy earth. A massive arsenal of powerful futuristic weapons will help you succeed. The graphics and the level design are similar to the ones seen in Rise of the Triad, however more futuristic. One really special thing about this game is REX++. This is a programming language within the game, that let's you develop your own programs and games within Rex Blade itself helping you strengthen your abilities and reflexes. Rex Blade was programmed by Xtreme games and released by Simon&Schuster. It was originally planned to release episodes at different times, but only the first episode was ever released (The Battle Begins). Two more episodes were much later released as Rex Blade: The Apocalypse. Xtreme Games even re-released this game as Domination. The game's pretty bad with worse graphics than Doom.
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Rex Blade Demo 3MB (@ Archive.org) / Domination Shareware Demo 5MB ( @ leliork.com)
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Video
Rex Blade:The Battle Begins Full Demo (upped by bullthorn)
Domination Full Demo ~28MB (upped by bullthorn)
ISO Demo ~4MB (@ 3DShootMaster.com)(See the faq page for the login account info)


RoboQuest Kidum Multimedia / Philips Interactive Media [top]

In this kids shooter, your mission is to rescue the children held captive in the witch's castle. Your assignment: build a powerful 3-D rendered robot strong enough to withstand the evil witch and her forces. Fueled up and geared with an array of strategic tools, players enter the witch's maze-like castle and defend their robots against fearsome guards, ghosts and insects in order to rescue the children. While navigating through five in-depth levels of the maze-like castle, players must pick up keys and collect spells to open secret passages and ward off the evil witch. The 3D gameplay is non-violent, "Doom"-like, and features tools such as bubble gun, de-energizer and more. Customize nine variations of game play by choosing from three levels of difficulty and three types of robots with different powers. View through the eyes of the robot or choose the full screen option giving a third person point of view. Collect and determine use of spells such as blindness and light to counteract the witch's sorcery.
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ISO Demo 139MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Video


Rodger Ramrod Nonaz inc. [top]

Rodger Ramrod is a X-rated FPS adventure with cartoon animation's hidden in the worlds. You are Rodger and must battle your way through the S&M level. While attempting to satisfy the queen. Rodger is laughed at and humiliated by her until he finds the hidden objects that promise to show her Majesty a royally good time. Our hero's weapons are masturbation, urination, and flatulation. Once he proves himself worthy, he finds himself in the FAG level, where he is constantly covering his ass!
The game includes ten climatic levels: (S&M), (FAG), (FAT), (PRINCES), (DYKE), (HOLLYWOOD), (BIKER), (HILLBILLY), (COWBOY), AND (SPACE) levels.
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Shareware Level Demo ~7MB (uploaded by Meddle)


Santa Slayer Digital Dialect [top]

Looking for a break from talking with the in-laws? Santa Slayer is a mindless, twisted game, with little if any redeeming value--but it can provide some cheap entertainment, if that's what you're in the mood for. The North Pole is inhabited by evil elves and bogus Santas, and your mission is simple: Kill them. Santa Slayer is a first-person POV game; you play it with a gun in each hand. You use the arrow keys to move around and get your enemies in your crosshairs. Meanwhile, you must dodge explosive gifts hurtled at you by the evil Santas.
Because the game is free, you shouldn't expect terribly sophisticated graphics. Also, the game behaved a bit oddly when we installed it: It gave us an error message saying we had "Insufficient hardware resources." However, we quickly clicked the "OK" button, clicked the logo, and were then presented with single-player or multi-player options. After that, the game loaded successfully. The game was made as a technology demo for the developer's 3D game engine (Cancon).
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Freeware ~2MB ( @ Official Site)
Review
Video


Secret Agent: The Escape PhreAk Software [top]

This is a shareware Doom clone made with the Pie In The Sky Game Creation System. The player takes the role of the secret agent who must shoot his / her way out of a prison complex. Initially the player starts with no weapons and has only their ninja kick to defeat the prison guards. As they progress through the maze they are able to pick up objects such as messages and weapons such as the Goo Gun.
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Shareware Level Demo 1.6MB (uploaded by CD Textfiles)


Space Hulk 2: Vengeance Of The Blood Angels Key Game / Electronic Arts [top]

This sequel to Space Hulk gives you a much-improved full-screen 3d FPS experience in addition to the tactical elements of this Warhammer franchise conversion. You start out as a lowly soldier fighting in FPS mode but as you progress through accomplishing your missions, you will gain rank and the ability to control your own troop and issue commands to them. You will then be able to take over for any of your troops and fight again in FPS mode. An entertaining game with good atmosphere and graphics and the added tactical elements make you think between the action fighting.
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Full Demo ~52MB Movie Addon ~35MB Speech Addon ~45MB (upped by Scaryfun)
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Review
Full Demo 13MB ( @ Kmzpub)
Video
ISO Demo ~456MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Strife: Quest For The Sigil Rogue / Velocity, CDV [top]

On an alien planet you fall in the hands of radical monks called 'The Order'. Their adversaries, the rebels called the 'The Force', seem to be much nicer. Strife is not a typical shooter, it has some definite RPG aspects. Experience makes your aim and fatigue a lot better. Also, the vast amount of enemies make you sneak a lot more. Information and missions are received from conversations with the townfolk. Strife is reminiscent of Cybermage and System Shock even with the Doom-inspired graphics. Annoying is the fact that although you can save anytime, there's just one place to do that. This doesn't make you tend to wander around which is a shame. Strife is an adequate game with some neat ideas but it doesn't stray far from the path set by System Shock.
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Hack Editor & Source Port
Video
Full Demo 36MB ( @ Kmzpub)
Full Demo 26MB ( @ Fajnegry) *search szukaj
Full Demo 11MB ( @ Juego Viejo)
ISO Demo 30MB (upped by bullthorn)
Browser-Playable Java Shareware Demo v1.1 5MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
ISO Demo 53MB (uploaded by agumon)


Super Duke Volume 1 [G] CDV Software [top]

This is the first CD in a series consisting of 3 addon CDs from the house of CDV. This CD is menu-driven, if the operating system will allow. The CD contains over 200 new levels for Duke 3D. However, all the extras are interesting that are on the CD. Configuration files to the opponents, other weapons and abilities to give speeds. The arsenal of tips, tricks and cheats are sometimes even illustrated. Also place the cd on a cd player and there is more media like new music and sounds. Duke Nukem 3D Screensavers, the shareware Windows version and a level editor with instructions for crafting your own levels are included. Besides, located on the CD are also a lot of advertising for all kinds of CDV Products.
German ISO Demo 45MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Super Duke Volume 2 [G] CDV Software [top]

This contains 180 new extra levels for Duke Nukem 3D. These levels are Singleplayer or Multiplayer maps. You can Travel to Atlantis, or play in a Castle and much more. There's 4 configurations which make the Game more difficult, add more blood and violence etc. Also, there's 43 sounds, new sounds for enemies & weapons, 4 updates which bring Duke Nukem 3D to the newest version, and 22 tips, tricks and cheats.
German ISO Demo 70MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Super Duke Volume 3 [G] CDV Software [top]

The 3rd and last add-on CD for Duke 3D from the house of CDV. This CD offers mainly new levels, namely 380 multiplayer and over 220 single-player maps. Again, there are some modifications for new opponents, weapons and game settings. Anyone who wants to know all the game secrets, there is a complete solution with images. As with the two other CDs before, you can get massive tips and tricks for Duke-level Editor in English and German. Of course, this CD again is full of advertisements for CDV products.
German ISO Demo 63MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Superdead MICROBOSS Inc. [top]

This is a typical level compilation CD that contains 1100 levels, mods, editors and tools for the games: Duke Nukem 3D (150 files), Quake (30 files), Hexen (100 files), Descent 1 and 2 (150 files), Warcraft 2 (700 files).
Superdead Duke Nukem & Quake 3.5MB/4.0MB (uploaded by Emu Paradise)
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Terminator, The: SkyNet Bethesda Softworks / Virgin Interactive [top]

This is a sequel to Future Shock which allowed for a resolution of 640x480. Contrary to Future Shock it uses cutscenes as mission briefings, but they don't really add much to the game. As before, the missions are quite varied and also offer flying and driving sequences. Water was added, but without much use since you can't swim. Other graphic additions include particles and daylight missions which add to the setting. Unfortunately, like its predecessor, Skynet is riddled with bugs. Also multiplayer is only available on LAN , which is a shame since it has many variations through the use of vehicles. Skynet is a fun game although it's too short. The variation and rich setting make you forget about the bugs. By the way, if SkyNET is installed as well as Terminator: Future Shock, it will give the previous game improved graphics and multiplayer capabilities among other enhancements.

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Full Demo 16MB ( @ Juego Viejo)
Reviews
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Full Demo 14MB ( @ Kmzpub)
Video
Full Demo ~16MB ( @ Oldschool computer)
Full Demo ~12MB ( @ DJ OldGames)
ISO Demo ~181MB ( @ LTF Abandonware France)
ISO Demo ~179MB (upped by otiscrusher)
Level Demo v1.00 Build 518 11MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
included in 1991-1996 Bethesda Terminator Games Fan-Made DOSBox Pack 444MB (uploaded by Molitor)


Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri (Free Fall) Looking Glass / Virgin Interactive [top]

In Terra Nova you are a member of a special unit battling against pirates. Looking Glass, who became famous with Ultima Underworld and System Shock, released this on their own label. Just like their previous efforts, this game is hard. The complicated story which is told through cutscenes has the the necessary surprises in store. You move around great distances on a planet surface. The graphics were not top-notch but the physics used were quite correct. If you see a far away sea or mountain you could actually reach it, walking uphill added to your fatigue and guns are more effective if you shoot downhill. Since you are part of an elite unit, you get some assistance from your squad mates, who have their own characteristics and behave differently to various situations. You can even order them around before you advance on an enemy position. Also usefull is a drone which will inform you of the surroundings. You can only save between missions, which is annoying because of the big and complex levels. Before a mission you choose your squadmates and their gear. Needless to say you use different settings for a scouting mission than for a battle. Another annoying fact is that at the end of a mission you get picked up by a ship - which won't land until every enemy is destroyed, so you can search for that last pesky unit. Terra Nova is more about tactics than run-and-gun shooting. Because of this and its complexity, shooter fans ignored it and tactical fans rather played Command & Conquer. And so Looking Glass had a big flop on their hands with this ambitious and certainly not bad title.
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Demo 1 (unique mission) ~8MB / Demo 2 (3 unique missions) 30MB ( @ TTLG.com)
Infos
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Full Demo 54MB ( @ kmzpub.ru)
Reviews
Full Demo ~42MB (uploaded by bullthorn) Sound Addon ~14MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
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Video
ISO Demo (French) ~521MB ( @ Lost Treasures Fr)
ISO Demo 620MB (uploaded by Egon68)
ISO Demo v1.08 plus Patch v1.09, Manual, Quick Reference Card, BradyGames Battle Guide & some photos 500MB+63MB (uploaded by GigaWatt)


Transland Origin [top]

In this game the player buys a spaceship and after a while you crash on a planet. From here on there's one mission: escape. One of Origin's best-kept secrets, Transland is a fun and wacky short 3D action / RPG designed by several Origin programmers in their spare time and released for free. The plot is made out of humorous stuff hardly seen in Origin's commercial game. Smooth graphics, sense of humor, and lots of neat gadgets to find and use makes this is a fun "light" action / RPG game. The game is plagued with difficult controls though. Now you can see the lighter side of Origin's programmers.
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Full Freeware 1MB (uploaded by bullthorn)


Ultimate Dog Software [top]

This is an FPS made with Pie In The Sky 3D's Game Creation System (GCS).
Free Game v1.1 1.3MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)


Vendetta Springsoft [top]

Springsoft was a shareware vendor and the UK publisher of the Game Creation System by Pie In The Sky Software. One of the employees created Vendetta just to demonstrate the capabilities of GCS. There are only a couple of levels there.
Free Game 854kb (uploaded by Official Site)


Westworld 2000 Brooklyn Multimedia / Byron Preiss Multimedia [top]

This is based on the Michael Crichton film Westworld where cyborgs malfunctioned in a theme park and started killing the human guests. You have to go through 3 theme parks of Samuraiworld, Spaceworld, and Westworld, while interacting with other characters, killing all the cyborgs and shutting down the park. The A.I. of the characters is really bad as are the graphics. The premise is interesting...maybe they'll make a proper game of this in a remake.
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Full Demo 12MB Sound Addon 49MB (upped by Scaryfun)
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Video
ISO Demo ~170MB (upped by Scaryfun)


Witchaven 2: Blood Vengeance Capstone / Intracorp [top]

You awaken after the festivities in which you indulged after your adventures in the first game only to find that the sister of the witch you killed is after revenge. Witchaven 2 is once again a combination of RPG and shooter. You can use melee, ranged weapons and magic spells. You gain experience through battling opponents. Compared to the first Witchaven the graphics have improved (SVGA) and so has the difficulty. If you liked the first game, this isn't a bad choice. But, don't expect something revolutionary. It had some improvements over the original game such as wielding two weapons, one in each hand. In the game you collect silver, gold, and experience points, but there does not appear to be any place that you can use these things. There are nice lava flows, shaded dark corridors of walls, outdoor locations, curved archways sloped floors, and ceilings, reflective water, stained glass, large open air arenas, spiral staircases, and elaborate rooms all beautifully done with intricate and interesting details, such as nails on bridges suspended with chains. Unlike Witchaven, it came with the Build level editor which meant that you were now able to create your own levels for the game.
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Full Demo ( @ Kmzpub)
Review
Full Demo 14MB (upped by bullthorn)
Video
Kixx Release ISO Demo 226MB (uploaded by Egon68)
included in Fanmade Dilogy DOSBox Package (Witchaven 1 & 2 & level editor) 265MB (uploaded by Molitor)


XS: Shield Up Fight Back Sales Curve Interactive / GT Interactive [top]

The game is set in the far future during a gladiator style blood sport. The main character was told about the event from an associate who is believed dead at the start of the game. You must fight through a number of rounds of Free for all deathmatch style combat, choosing a pair of weapons to use before the match begins. The battles are to the death with the corpses of the losers used as meat for fast food burgers. A game with futuristic gladiatorial fights but with weak graphics. It's very deathmatch-style oriented and just like Quake3 later on, tries to give enemies character traits so that they differ not only in appearance.
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Level Demo 8MB ( @ Download.com)
Video
Full Demo 20MB (upped by Scaryfun)
ISO Demo 457MB (upped by Egon68)


ZPC (Zero Population Count): No Flesh Shall Be Spared Zombie Entertainment / GT Interactive [top]

ZPC takes place in a futuristic first-person shooter environment where Arman must liberate the world from the Black Brethren, a crooked organization that has stripped citizens of their freedoms and littered buildings with their propaganda. Enemies include variations of foot soldiers and bureaucrats that swarm in droves, defending their evil empire. The hero is armed with Johnny 7, a weapon that evolves into a pistol, machinegun, shotgun, grenade launcher, electromagnetic rail gun and vaporizer. Where it differs from other shooters is that the main character uses chi force powers to flip switches, hit buttons, open doors, and jump. These powers make simple tasks difficult since he must look down and punch the floor to propel himself over hazards. Orbs must also be collected, and are few and far between. It runs on a modified version of Marathon 2's game engine and includes music by the industrial band the Revolting Cocks, and art by underground artist Aidan (KMFDM) Hughes.
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Level Demo 9Mb ( @ Download.com)
Reviews
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Full Demo ~59MB (@ FirstPersonShooter.net)
Video
Update Patch ~0.4MB (created for 3DSL by loki1985 & upped by Scaryfun)
ISO Demo 150MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Third Person Shooters

A.D. Cop: Overseas Mission Electronic Music and Animated Graphics, A4Tech, Union Systems, Mirage Software / Japan Software Engineering Shop [top]
This is an obscure virtual shooting game like Virtua Cop. It was made in Taiwan and features: 6 three-tier mission, and animated CG cutscenes. It's bundled with DirectX3 and GameBIOS to support joysticks, light-guns, 3D glasses and Head Mounted Displays. Also, it has support for multiplayer (hotseat, TCP/IP, IPX, modem connection, serial connection). Overseas Mission is a different version with new levels. Also, A4Tech included the game with its PC Gun Model PG-5 controller.
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Full Demo 5MB (uploaded by bullthorn)
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Polish ISO Demo 339MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Amok Scavenger / GT Interactive [top]

This is a 3rd person shooter using Voxel graphics and based on the Mechwarrior universe. Amok is a solid conversion of an underrated FPS on the SEGA Saturn console that offers several interesting gameplay innovations that were sadly overlooked, the best of which is the blend of strategy elements. The plot is nothing special - it's just another variant of the cliché corporations-rule-the-future-world premise, but with a neat twist that explains your role in the game. Basically, two corporations who had been fighting each other for dominance over the world had decided to sign a cease fire agreement. World peace would, naturally, hurt the profits of many weapon sellers and other shady underworld merchants. You play mercenary pilot Gert Staun, who's been hired by the most powerful underworld corporation, The Bureau, to stir things up between these two corporations and, hopefully, get them back to their profitable warring ways. You do this by piloting a versatile, all-terrain vehicle called a Slambird (which looks somewhat like a walker from Star Wars, only modified), wreaking havoc in ten Mission Phases in four different environments; barren wastelands, the ocean floor, Loso City, and subterranean tunnels. While the wasteland and ocean floor look remarkably similar (the only real clues that you're underwater are the sharks, enemy Scuba Grunts, and the twin screws your Slambird sprouts for propulsion), they are nonetheless fun to roam around. Gameplay is deceptively simple: blast everything that moves, collecting power-ups before moving on to the next level. Strangely, Amok only supports the keyboard-no joystick or mouse allowed. As you trudge through each level, all manner of biomechanical beasties are out to stop you - Grunts, Missile Tanks, Droids, and minefields, to name a few. They're all relatively slow and stupid (especially the minefields), but there sure are a lot of 'em, and they're very persistent within their defined patrol areas. You can pick up various power-ups that litter around the level to boost firepower and repair the Slambird. True to its console origins, you can't save anytime you want to in the game. Instead, once every couple of missions, you'll receive a password that will allow you to restart the game at one of five midpoints. Despite its deceptive simplicity, Amok offers a significant strategic challenge as well; the guns- blazing approach will almost guarantee certain death, forcing you to be stealthy and observant to survive long enough for those elusive save passwords. Overall, it's a nice little shooter that doesn't hold up to the best of breed, but it an all-around solid game that is well worth a look.
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Full Demo 6MB ( @ Juego Viejo)
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Full Demo 7MB ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
ISO Demo ~373MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Archimedean Dynasty Massive Development / Blue Byte Software [top]

This is an action packed submarine simulation where the only thing that protects you from a cold and premature death are your wits, dogfighting skills and six inches of solid steel. In this realm of corrupt conglomerates, fanatical cults and cut-throat pirates, you'll assume the role of a mercenary who knows no fear ­ Emerald "Dead Eye" Flint. Dive into over 60 deadly missions set in a beautiful real-time 3D world. Choose from 4 different subs and equip them from over 30 unique weapon systems while interacting with over 100 diverse characters. Advanced lighting effects, stereo sound, 3Dfx support and underwater motion simulation makes this a truly immersive experience. Your life will be in constant danger with the very future of mankind at stake. This is quite an original, beautiful and exciting underwater shooter, the first game in the Aquanox series.
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Level Demo v1.1 9Mb ( @ Download.com)
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Full Demo ~35MB ( @ DopeROMS.com)
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ISO Demo ~532MB (upped by otiscrusher)
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Area 51 Midway / GT Interactive [top]

Area 51 was one of the first 3D FPS arcade shooters and immensely popular. In this PC port, the plot involves an alien infection at the famous "secret" military base. You are a soldier, a member of the Special Tactical Advanced Alien Response Team. A practice mode allows you to shoot mindlessly at the mutants. The graphics are low-res, which allows for an impressive frame rate. Your task is simply to shoot everything that moves, except for members of your team. You simply shoot at barrels, ammo crates, windows, paintings (?!?), machinery, and the occasional mutant. It has 6 levels, a variety of hidden areas, items, weapons and power-ups.

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Full Demo ~51MB (upped by Scaryfun)
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ISO Demo 305MB (uploaded by Egon68)
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Crusader: No Regret (The Next Chapter) ORIGIN Systems / Electronic Arts [top]

No Regret begins 46 hours after the events in No Remorse. A WEC freighter headed for the Moon picks up the Silencer's escape pod, and the Captain, upon moonfall, makes contact with the local Resistance. The WEC uses the moon as both a mine and prison, where most of the political dissidents and Resistance members are forced to extract a precious radioactive compound, Di-Corellium. This mineral is the basis of virtually all energy production on Earth. Approximately half of all known reserves are on the moon, and a shortage of Di-Corellium would cause serious problems for the WEC. For this reason, Chairman Draygan is on the moon to oversee the Di-Corellium production, which has been lagging recently—possibly due to incursions from the Resistance cell on moon, at the hidden Dark Side base. He is, to say the least, not happy when he learns that the Silencer appears to have survived and may well be on the moon.
Over the course of No Regret's ten missions, the Silencer works to undermine the WEC presence on the moon, culminating in a showdown with Chairman Draygan himself. The WEC's lunar headquarters are destroyed and the Resistance takes control of mining operations, with the hint of further conflicts with the WEC. The game's story is notably more simplified and straightforward than that of No Remorse.
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Full Demo ~33MB ( @ DJ OldGames)
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Full Demo ~27MB ( @ The Forgotten Roots)
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Full Demo ~30MB ( @ GamesWin)
Full Demo ~30MB ( @ Abandonia)
Full Demo ~34MB ( @ Kmzpub)
Full Demo ~34MB ( @ Abandonware Utopia)
Full Demo ~34MB ( @ JuegoViejo)
ISO Demo ~400MB ( @ LTF Abandonware France)
ISO Demo 548MB (upped by Egon68)


Cyberia 2: Resurrection Xatrix Entertainment / Virgin Interactive [top]

The original Cyberia was a rail shooter that combined adventure game elements with Rebel Assault style action sequences. Cyberia 2 is essentially the same, except the 3D rendered graphics have been improved, and the quantity of in-game movies has been increased. It continues the story of the first - after destroying FWA leader Devlin and his orbital headquarters, Zak and the Cyberia weapon crash land back to Earth, where they are picked up by an FWA team led by the maniacal Dr. Corbin who sticks Zak in cryo-storage and uses the remains of the Cyberia weapon to create a doomsday virus known as nano-toxin. His FWA employers want the nano-toxin to put down a growing rebel movement, but Corbin intends to use it to kill millions and "reshape the world as we know it". Three years later Zak is thawed out by a renegade FWA Major, and together the two of them have to find Corbin and stop his Sinister Plan. Also, it turns out that Zak's mutated tissue can now be used to recreate the ultimate weapon in unlimited supply. Zak must blast guards, ATVs, hovercraft, in some spectacular arcade sequences. Your rapid-fire aim will be put to the test as you take out enemy vehicles while coping with such obstacles as bumpy roads and barrel rolls, all created with mind-bending detail. During an especially outrageous battle while hovering above a high-rise tower, taking out a few sides of the building along with FWA jets makes for some striking scenery. When not picking off the FWA's jack-booted thugs, Zak must solve a variety of puzzles that will short-circuit the regime's plan. These logic problems range from simple to very complex and, in many cases, if they're not correctly executed you will be. Fortunately, the shooting is less difficult this time (probably Xatrix got too many complaints from gamers who blistered their knuckles or broke the joystick in frustration), although you still cannot save anytime you want.
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Full Demo ~2MB ( @ DJ OldGames)
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2CDs ISO Demo ~1GB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
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Deadly Tide Rainbow Studios / Microsoft Game Studios [top]

Deadly Tide is a pre-rendered shooter in which you get control of a deadly new undersea vehicle. The basic plot behind Deadly Tide is that the aliens have arrived on Earth, and they're not friendly. They take up residence in the oceans of earth, and begin to launch attacks on shipping. Plus, they're also slowly raising the level of the oceans, trying to flood humans from the planet. Your mission is to Stop them. The game is split up into a number of stages, taking place in various locations, the ultimate aim being to make your way through to the end of that level in once piece. There are a lot of cut-scenes that further the story. Set in 2500 A.D., this action thriller features stunning 3-D graphics and a powerful musical score. Deadly Tide's pulse-pounding action requires lightning-fast reflexes. As hydrofighter pilots, gamers destroy aquatic-based aliens while venturing into numerous underwater passageways, adding to replay value and truly challenging gamers. Using the game's 360-degree full-spherical movement at climactic moments during game play, gamers are taken from the ruins of the S.S. Ballard to a nonstop, suffocating race against time in which pilots must fend off alien gunfire as they race to escape the enemy compound. The seamless integration of cinematic sequences adds to the intensity of game play. The game features nonstop encounters with powerful biomechanical aliens, who continually challenge players to make strategic as well as combative choices. For example, the aliens' underwater defensive shield will vaporize human craft; can the shield be disabled, or is there a way around it? The wrong answer means certain death.
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4CD ISO Demo 1560MB (upped by Egon68)
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Descent 2 Parallax Software / Interplay [top]

After you dispatched a lot of robots in the original Descent, you're sent back to take out even more of them. Just like in the first game you're mission is usually to free some human captives and to destroy a reactor after which you race towards the exit. The levels are even bigger and more complicated than in the original and since a lot of people had trouble navigating the first Descent, Parallax added a guide bot. This indestructible helper will help you find keys and always returns should you lose him due to a fight. New enemies like the 'Thief' (which steals weapons) and the 'Drainer' (which well, drains energy) add to the excitement (and sometimes annoyance) of the original. The robots are quite smart and come to investigate if they hear gunfire. Descent 2 is fun to play and the guide bot is really a good innovation. The levels however seem to have become worse. They're quite repetitive and monster placement seems to be the same all around. The difficulty level has also been cranked up a few notches and the first Descent wasn't easy to begin with. Destination Quartzon was a version bundled with hardware such as the Logitech WingMan Extreme products and Diamon products featuring the Voodoo Graphics Chipset which contained the first 8 levels plus 2 secret levels.

See also: #3D Nightmares, #Beyond The Meltdown, #The Infinite Abyss / Vertigo Series, #Stellar Combat: Mission Pack, #Superdead

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Full Demo 28Mb ( @ Stare Gry.pl) use szukaj to search
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3DFx Glide Emulator & Source Port
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Full Demo ( @ Kmzpub)
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ISO Demo 455MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Descent I and II - The Definitive Collection (Descent I, II, II - Vertigo Series, Mission Builder II) 848MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Descent 2: Destination Quartzon 3DFX OEM ISO Demo 342MB (uploaded by Meddle)
Shareware Demo 4.3MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)


Descent 2 MissionPack: The Infinite Abyss / Vertigo Series Parallax Software / Interplay [top]

This addon for Descent 2 includes a mission builder, Descent 1 to D2 level converter as well as 22 new levels labelled the "Vertigo Series" full of new texturing and scenarios and 12 types of new robot enemies.
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Full Demo ~13Mb (upped by bullthorn)
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The Vertigo Series ISO Demo 195MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
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Die Hard Trilogy Probe Entertainment / Fox [top]

This is a fun combo of 3 different types of games and is based on the 3 Die Hard films. There's a 3rd-person shooter in an office building as you play Bruce Willis agains the terrorists from the first film. Then a rail-shooter set in the airport of the second film where you must avoid innocent people and again get the terrorists. And finally, there's a driving game where you have to get to certain locations or vehicles and blow them up before the timer runs out based on the third film.
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Full Demo ~19MB ( @ GamesWin)
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Full Demo ~14MB ( @ Kmzpub)
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ISO Demo 341MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Divide: Enemies Within, The Radical Entertainment / Viacom New Media [top]

In The Divide: Enemies Within, the player takes control of an explorer on an alien planet. After they land to investigate, they are attacked, where the player is frozen and their partner kidnapped. After being thawed, the player takes control of a mech and sets out to rescue their partner and destroy the alien menace.
The basic gameplay has the player explore through eight different worlds with a total of over 100 different stages in a 3-D environment. The player explores the levels, collecting new weapons and power-ups to fight out the 20 different enemies scattered throughout the level. At the end of each level, the player must fight off an enemy boss before fighting the final boss at the end of the game.
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Full Demo 101MB (uploaded by Meddle)
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Fire Fight Chaos Works / Epic MegaGames / Electronic Arts [top]

Isometric 8-way scrolling shoot 'em up. Taking control of a low flying space craft players must hunt out key objectives in each mission and take them out. Features multiple weapons, stages and enemies plus secret objectives and areas.
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Full Demo ~35MB ( @ Kmzpub)
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ISO Demo ~335MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
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Hellbender Terminal Reality / Microsoft Games [top]

A game similar to Descent and Terminal Velocity. You'll fight on the surface and in Descent-like caverns. Nothing much new has been added. The music and cutscenes however are top notch. Unfortunately you'll get easily lost in the huge levels and sometimes your objectives aren't quite clear. The ship's computer is voiced by actress Gillian Anderson, best known as Agent Dana Scully from The X-Files. It was one of the first games made especially for Win95 (not surprising since it was published by Microsoft). Not bad, but no milestone.
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Level Demo 11MB ( @ Download.com)
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Full Demo ~17MB ( @ Kmzpub)
Full Demo ~66MB Movies Addon ~101MB (upped by MasteromaN)
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ISO Demo ~465MB (upped by Scaryfun)


Hive, The Rainbow America / Trimark Interactive [top]

The Hive takes players through endless levels of heart-pounding game play and gut-wrenching excitement. The Hive is a stunningly realistic action-arcade shooter, and unlike other games, incorporates action sequences with never before seen Panoractive sequences which offers 360-degree range of freedom for real-time game play in a true-to-life, 3D environment. Guide Max, your alter ego, and his ship on courses over perilous defenses and jagged mountain ranges, while you must shoot anything that stops Max from rescuing Ginger and destroying the Hive. Don't think mowing down bad guys will be so easy! At any time, the craft could turn to the left or to the right based on where you aim. If you know what you're doing, this will be a piece of cake. But if you take the wrong turn, Max will find out what it's like to be vivisected. Unique to The Hive are the Panoractive scenes. Behind a gun turret, or just blasting away bad guys with a high-powered laser gun, you are able to turn a full 360 degrees while fighting. If you spend too long marveling at the skyline, you're liable to get hit from behind, so keep moving and watch your back.
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Level Demo included in: Windows 95 Game Sampler (1996) ISO Demo 266MB (uploaded by Old_Schooler)
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2CD ISO Demo (uploaded by Virgil)
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House Of The Dead Sega [top]

This is a port of the popular gory arcade shooting game. It's a rail shooter which means the camera view follows a pre-set pattern. You go through the branching levels and kill all the zombies, avoid killing the humans and rescue the girl. Shooting various special targets along the way or in a certain time period give you temporary health and weapon upgrades. A fun way to pass the time. ;o) Avoid the terrible movie version at all cost.
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Level Demo 15MB ( @ Download.com)
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Beta Demo 18MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
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Full Demo ~45MB (upped by Scaryfun)
ISO Demo ~354MB (upped by Scaryfun)


L.A. Blaster CDV Software GmbH / Cryo Interactive Entertainment [top]

Los Angeles is overrun with evil Nolan's mutant army! Now the player chooses one of six cars which distinguish from each other in strength and handling. Then he drives on Los Angeles' streets and shoots the mutants which attack from all directions. Every car has a machine gun with unlimited ammo. Against bigger enemies like trucks or car piles missiles are more effective but these are limited. There are six levels to beat. Before every level, the player can stock up his ammo with credits he earned by shooting mutants. When crashing against other road users the life bar gets reduced. There are two difficulty levels. The speed is controlled by the game so the player only has to drive left or right and controls the gun.
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ISO Demo 377MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
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MegaRace 2 Cryo Interactive Entertainment / Mindscape, Inc. [top]

Virtual World Broadcast TV has renewed their most popular show MegaRace for another season after last year's mind-blowing success. You know, it's that virtual racing game where no one really gets hurt and is pure and mindless entertainment for the masses. For the new season, this "show" has undergone some major changes. First of all, the name is now MegaRace 2 (this is the sequel, of course). Returning as everyone's favorite neurotic host is Lance Boyle along with his new bodacious, yet incredibly brainless, co-host. Watch them insult the drivers, and each other, and make snide comments on today's society in new and improved FMV quality. Because this show is so popular, Virtual World Broadcast TV also realized that there was a need for bigger and badder tracks. They created a whole new set of virtual tracks that have a more sophisticated look and are twice as deadly. There are also new weapons and items for you to buy to upgrade your vehicle of destruction, more on-track hazards and more shoot-'em up action. You can choose between 14 armored cars loaded with weapons of mass destruction, and race on 6 different tracks. Only the cars are rendered in real-time 3d, while the tracks are actually pre-rendered. This allows the player to have very detailed cars and tracks, but limits the interaction with the scenery.
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Full Demo 215MB (uploaded by GamesWin)
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2CD ISO Demo 850MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Necrodome RavenSoftware / S.S.I., Mindscape [top]

This underrated game involves a futuristic sport using heavily-armored vehicles playing in tournaments. Originally slated to be a sequel to CyClones, Necrodome took on new life as a wholly original game concept with a brand new in-house game engine capable of handling multiple wall angles, slopes, bridges and buildings with multiple floors. Necrodome pioneered a unique cooperative multiplayer experience that allowed players to work together in combat with one player serving as the driver while the other fired the vehicle's weapons from the turret. This type of gameplay was perhaps the first truly cooperative game mode in an action game.
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Level Demo 8MB ( @ Download.com)
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Full Demo ~8MB (upped by Scaryfun)
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ISO Demo 381MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Pepsi Virtual Reality Game Pepsi Virtual Reality Game [top]

This is a below-average 3D action game from Pepsi, the world's cola giant. Aside from the dubious merit as the first 3D promotional game ever made, there is little to recommend this obscure title. This is basically a simplistic arcade-style game where you use the mouse to avoid steering your ship into wandering asteroids and other galactic obstacles. Along the way, you can pick up Pepsi to replenish energy. You can also try to shoot the obstacles, except it is hard to do given jerky and over-sensitive mouse movements. Another annoyance is the fact that you need to sit through the 15-second introduction scene every time you start the game. Since there is no way you can abort this, and the game isn't worth waiting for the intro to end, it's just another banal promotional title that won't change anyone's opinion about how bad promotional games usually are (before the late 1990s, anyway).
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Free Game 26MB (uploaded by Hotud)


Rebel Runner - Operation: Digital Code Microforum [top]

You are the last Ranaxian rebel, and the only hope to save your planet from certain doom, but that makes YOU the most wanted guy around, and your only chance for survival is to run. Experience non-stop action as you battle an onslaught of deadly aliens. Pump out a round of fireballs and take out three of the ugliest creatures you've ever seen. Then run for your life, because there are two more uglies heading your way.
Lock on with laser targeting and blow them off the face of the planet with a devastating sonic blast! Rebel Runner-Operation: Digital Code combines the greatest elements of an arcade-style action game with simulated 3D environments that make you feel like you're caught in the middle of a deadly extraterrestrial war.
If you are like me and have a lust for arcade action games then you will like Rebel Runner. I must warn you though, the odds of you completing this game is about zero to none. I am an experienced player and had trouble making it to the fourth level - there was just too much action for my puny brain to handle. However, with some perseverance and a whole lot of skill you will find that this game will bring you hours of enjoyment or just a big headache.
Graphics: Some very nice 3D rendered Graphics. However, the main character looks a bit fuzzy. Background graphics and movie sequences are very well done. Good arcade style scrolling effect during game play. As mentioned the background and scrolling effects are cool, and the screen layout doesn't have any distracting features which is a bonus.
Sound and musics: Sound quality is poor.There are very few sound effects and the digitized voice will drive you insane.The musical score isn't bad even though it isn't stereo. I'd say that it even adds to the arcade effect.
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Full Demo ~10MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
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Custom ISO Demo ~71MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Revolution X Probe / Midway / Acclaim [top]

Operating from a first-person perspective, you must blast anything or anyone who crosses your path. Pick up your musical sonic assault weapon and get ready for the time of your life. The New Order Nation, a corrupt alliance of government and big business, is set to take over the world. Their primary mission is to subvert the power and influence of today's youth and rid the globe of anything that's fun. Lead by Headmistress Helga, their first course of action is to abduct Aerosmith, America's premier rock band. It's your job to rescue them and make life fun again. Armed with a machine gun and an auto-load multi-CD launcher, you must guide a gunsight around each scene of the six levels of play, shooting everything and anyone that moves and a lot of things that don't move. Many of the things you shoot reveal pickups that will help you along the way. These pickups include CDs, a super gun, laserdiscs (which cause more damage than CDs), shields, skull bombs, and wheat grass shakes, which give you a dose of energy. During your mission, you'll free dancing girls from Los Angeles Club X, destroy NON helicopters, shoot your way inside a chemical factory in the Amazon Jungle, travel to the Middle East to free teens from a mind-control camp, destroy a chemical warehouse in the Pacific Rim, and finally face down the Headmistress herself at a Wembley Stadium Aerosmith concert. Almost all of the graphics are digitized as are Aerosmith too. There are also lots of fmv videos. Pretty awful game.
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Full Demo ~6MB ( @ Hotud)
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ISO Demo ~451MB (upped by Scaryfun)
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Russian Roulette Logos / Buka Entertainment [top]

Russian Roulette is a 3D action game, and the first game published by Buka, formerly only a distributor in Russia. A ring of planets, connected by galactic portals has become lost in space. The planets are devastated and the portals have been disassembled. It is up to you to you to find the missing parts of the portals so they can be reactivated. Mostly you will have to fight for them, or perform services to the local authorities. You can exit and enter any vehicle you encounter at will, and many have turrets that can rotate independently. In some levels you will be accompanied by an NPC who will guide you to the next portal part. Flying on a stolen device from alien technology does not differ much from those on an F-19 aircraft or a Comanche helicopter. The game was taken into space on the Mir space station in 1997 as part of a promotion. It was one of the first full priced games developed and published in Russia, and the first to sell more than 15,000 units in the Russian market alone.
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Russian Full Demo 23MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
Russian Level Demo 4MB (uploaded by Absolute Games)
Russian ISO Demo 215MB + patches (provided by DeaDFausT and uploaded by GigaWatt)


Scorched Planet Criterion Games / Virgin Interactive [top]

You are cast as the lone protector, and your Type 16 transport has the capability of morphing between a weapon-packed fighter craft and a heavily armored assault tank. Using the Type 16, you scorch your path across unnervingly realistic 3D terrains. You have a task, a goal, and a motivation. You're here to evacuate the colony and to save lives. You'll defend your charges with strategy and cunning, and when necessary (believe me, it's always necessary), you'll stage preemptive strikes, enter vicious dogfights, light up the skies with pyrotechnic carnage, and blast paths through charging ground forces. The foe is evil, merciless, insidious, immovable, and spectacular in its strength. You have your wit, your nerve, your experience, and above all the immutable knowledge that only you can save the colonists.
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DOS Demo ~3MB Level Demo ~4MB ( @ Download.com)
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ISO Demo ~607MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
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Solar Crusade: Chaos Control 2 Infogrames Europe SA [top]

This rail shooter is a sequel to Chaos Control. It's a cartoon-movie based science-fiction action shooting game like Rebel Assault. You’re a fighter of the Orbital Defense Force (ODF). At the beginning the ODF think that they have defeated their enemies – the Kesh Rhan. But this is a mistake. In 5 (short) chapters you have to shoot everything you see on the screen. Some of the enemies leave ammunition or energy-pills on the battle field. In some cases you can choose the direction you fly or you may find a secret level.
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English ISO Demo & scans 712MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
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Soultrap Microforum [top]

A decent mixture of platform and 3d shooter genres. You play a guy who battles his inner fears in a nightmare. There is a lot of running and jumping off platforms while shooting the occasional enemy. Be careful when avoiding return fire that you don't fall off the edge of your narrow path to your death. You can have a 3rd person or 1st person view. The game does improve as it goes on so give it a try.
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Level Demo v1.06 ~6MB ( @ Download.com)
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Full Demo ~26MB ( @ Juego Viejo)
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Full Demo ~23MB (uploaded by bullthorn)
ISO Demo ~252MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Speed Rage Hexerei Games / Telstar Electronic Studios [top]

Speed Rage is a simple arcade-ish fantasy racing game with shooter elements that lets you race either a dune buggy or a boat on various tracks. The game is decent, but it doesn't really have anything to make you quit, say, Big Red Racing. Car controls are very simple, and the complete disregard to real-world physics results more in frustrating gameplay than fun. For example, rounding a corner is almost impossible without hitting curbs, because the game is far too sensitive. But on the other hand, hitting obstacles on the road result in little more than a brief slowdown of your car. All in all, a very average game that really deserves to stay unknown. Although, the game does have a nice modem and network support for those looking for a quick multiplayer game.
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ISO Demo 159MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Strike Base / Space Visitors Max Design GesMBH [top]

The earth is once again threatened by alien forces. The player controls Admiral Leighton who has to coordinate and lead the defense battles on four moons with different geographical features (lava, mountains, forest and underground). Every mission begins with the tactical map where the actual combat situation is shown. Then the player has to equip the vehicles with the appropriate weapons, defenses and other tactical items like satellites or teleports. In every mission the player has a predefined set of the four vehicle types at his disposal (two tanks, a bomber and a battle glider). After these tactical preparations begins the action part of Strike Base: The player controls the vehicles in 1st or 3rd person view and shoots at the alien troops, e.g. rocket launchers, tanks or mines. Of course the player can only use one unit at a time, so he can set waypoints for the others. The vehicles are almost completely mouse controlled, the keyboard used solely to control the speed. Destroyed enemies leave refreshments for the player's equipment, it can also be stocked up at the base. The 15 missions have varied goals, e.g. destroying all enemies, finding escape capsules or destroying specific hostile units. A mission is lost when all units are destroyed or the enemy conquers the player's base. There are four difficulty settings which affect the number and strength of the enemies but only on the two higher settings can all missions be played. It's a decent 3D space shooter that features good graphics for its time, created from an unusual mix of Voxel, 3D vector, and bitmap technologies.
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Full Demo 4MB (uploaded by Hotud)
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Pre-Installed Full Demo 107.7MB (uploaded by Abandonware France)
ISO Demo 73.9MB (uploaded by Abandonware France)


SWIV 3D SCi Games Ltd. / Interplay [top]

SWIV 3D is a 3D remake of the original SWIV. It features a voxel-based 3D engine and mission-based play, as well as a myriad of new enemies and completely new style of gameplay. It plays a lot like a typical 3D shooter: you control a helicopter which you must navigate through landscapes, all the while shooting at buildings, vehicles and other planes or helicopters and fullfilling your mission goals. There are also opportunities to use an armoured Jeep. Instead of the top down view of the original, you get a proper 3D view using voxel graphics, from behind whichever vehicle you are controlling, which looks damn good. And you're no longer stuck with flying one way, towards a fiery death. You can now roam all around a 3D landscape, in whichever direction you want. You now have a number of objectives which must be completed. These are mainly of the 'seek and destroy' variety, which have you nipping around the landscape, taking out an enemy installation, before flying off to your next objective. A compass is provided, which automatically points to the direction of the next objective, avoiding any embarrassing 'stopping and asking for directions' situations. You change modes of transport throughout the game; you start off in either the helicopter or the jeep, and there's usually a point somewhere on the level where you can change over to the other means of transport. This adds a tiny bit of strategy to the game, though not enough to deter shoot-em-up freaks. The helicopter is fast, with a wide turning circle, and can move from side to side, to avoid incoming missiles. This means you can usually get away with flying over a base, letting lose your weapons, and zooming over a hill before the enemy can retaliate. There's the obligatory selection of weapons to pick up. These include homing missiles, smart bombs, napalm, power-ups, and a smart bomb. The latter unleashes a nuclear explosion, which sends a shockwave across the ground, taking out most things in its way. Except you. It was re-released as "SWIV 3D Assault" in 1997 with 3Dfx and native Windows 95 support.
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Level Demo ~14MB ( @ Download.com)
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Full Demo ~27MB ( @ DopeRoms)
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Full Demo ~25MB ( @ Fajnegry)
UK Clone ISO Demo 443MB (uploaded by elsie3)


T-Mek Atari Games Corporation / Time Warner Interactive, WizardWorks Software [top]

T-Mek is essentially an updated Battlezone and was originally a two-player, sit-down, virtual reality fighting arcade game. You are a warrior battling in the T-Mek competition, a hugely popular event in the future. You control a hovercraft and try to blow up everyone else. The action is viewed from your perspective as you travel around the arena. You also have an overall view of where your opponents are. Terrain surfaces and characteristics vary in each battle. In most levels you need to reach a certain score to progress, however there are out-and-out one-off Deathmatch duels to deal with periodically.
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Full Demo ~47MB ( @ DopeRoms)
Infos
Full Demo ~47MB ( @ Emu Paradise)
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ISO Demo 181MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Terra: Battle for the Outland / Terra: 2120 Kaon Interactive, Jacked-In, TerraOutlands [top]

This was one of the internet's original Massively multiplayer online role-playing shooting games. Terra is a virtual world played from the first-person perspective with one of several vehicles, originally limited to a medium tank (Rhino), light scout vehicle (Goat), or a heavy long-range self-propelled howitzer (Buffalo). A light attack helicopter (Shrike) was added sometime in 1997 and several other vehicle types have been added since, including a heavy tank (Armadillo) and fast laser-armed recon vehicles both land (Scarab) and air (Phoenix). Also, stationary fort defenses which existed from the start of the game (Thugs) as AI's have been made player-usable. The game has some role-playing aspects to it as each player makes a character whose statistics are tracked continuously. Each player aligns themselves with a clan, and all players start in one of two clans called the "Desert Rats" or "AMOK". Players move from these two beginner/introductory clans by either pledging to existing primary clans or by forming their own clans. While many players do form their own clans most shortly wind up with established large clans since the Terra environment tends to not be friendly to such independent-minded players. Eventually Kaon chose to pursue other directions and allowed the game to stagnate and die. Then along came a gaming group called Jacked-In who added several variations of the Goat as well as a heavy tank (Armadillo) and the failed jet-pack (JOE). Their involvement ended less than pleasantly and Terra went off-line sometime in 2003. That wasn't the end of it however. After several months a player named "Rooster" worked out an arrangement with Kaon to bring the game back and it ran another two years. During this third incarnation, the a majority of the Jacked-In changes (second incarnation) were removed and the game took a new direction, including adding a new watercraft (Barracuda). In early 2005 this arrangement also ended rather abruptly, much to the dismay of the loyal player base. In November 2005, Terra was brought back once again by "Terminox" under a contractual arrangement with Kaon. "Jenga" and "Beast" were invited to return to the fold as developers. With help from the "JKR", "Deft" and other long time players the game was quickly brought back on-line and has been running continuously since. The game's graphics have received several significant face lifts and further development is ongoing. The player base has continued to expand. The game is run by volunteers and from donations. It is a free game to this day. Players are given rank status for the kill ratios they have attained. Higher rank means more privileges, although some of that is controlled by the clan leader for clan security reasons.
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Free Game ( @ Official Site)
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ThunderGun: The Cybwar Mission Game Empire Series / Rainbow / Microforum [top]

The year is 2880, and as alien races pillage planet Soran for its massive deposits of anti-gravitational minerals, the planet's peaceful inhabitants are forced to flee to Earth. Now orbiting the Earth in their floating Sky-City, the Soranians have begun to rebuild the foundation of their once great civilization. But now that peaceful existence is about to be shattered, because from deep within the Earth a new threat has emerged.
Fly into the heart of danger as you fight to save the Queen of Soran from a sinister Earth Scientist, Gateway, and a power-hungry faction of mercenaries who are bent on capturing the Sky-City. From your turret destroy a never ending onslaught of deadly robotic fighters. With fully rendered characters and terrain, you'll journey deep into Gateway's underground lair to defeat his robotic army, free the kidnapped Queen, and deliver Earth from the grip of this brutal Cybwar.
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ISO Demo ~340MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Time Commando Adeline / Activision [top]

This decent game involves a computer that's invented to create a time bubble where someone can go in and explore a different time. However, it's infected by a virus and starts expanding and gobbling up the surrounding area and people. You must go into 8 different time periods, gather weapons and dispatch enemies that the malfunctioning computer sends at you. Explore each screen for weapons or items of use before moving on as you won't be able to return to it. The graphics include pre-rendered backgrounds, polygonal models and even fmv scenes.
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Full Demo ~72MB (upped by Scaryfun)
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ISO Demo ~480MB (upped by Egon68)
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Tomb Raider Core Design / Eidos [top]

You play as Lara Croft, perhaps the most famous game character ever. Agile, tough and good-looking - she made gaming history. Lara is fed up with her life and looks for adventure which she'll get as she's approached to retrieve 3 old artifacts. In typical Indiana Jones fashion you'll visit Mayan temples, Egypt, Greece and even Atlantis. Lots of puzzles and traps break up the shooting. Since the action takes place in long lost cities and ruins, you'll never meet a lot of people, so the enemies consist of wolves, bears, raptors and some more mystical animals. The camera follows Lara as she climbs, jumps, and swims through detailed environs overcoming environmental obstacles and deadly fauna. Moving through levels often involves finding spots where Lara can climb, looking for spots where Lara can use her acrobatic ability, and sliding blocks and pushing levers to solve puzzles and open passageways. Lara is armed with, now trademark, twin pistols with infinite ammunition, but she can pick up higher caliber weapons to take on deadlier human opponents. Lara also comes across restorative health packs and has a compass with which she can orient herself. The graphics were really good for this time and got even better when there was a 3dfx patch released. It was one of the first games to receive a hardware acceleration patch developed by 3dfx Interactive for use with its Voodoo cards. Many jaws dropped to the floor when game players saw the new, enhanced version of Tomb Raider - a version that showcased much cleaner textures and smoother edges. Indeed, Tomb Raider helped fuel the fire of an industry that would grow at an alarming rate. It was an instant hit with many sequels and even spawned 2 movies starring Angelina Jolie, the first of which is the highest-grossing movie ever based on a videogame. It effectively translated Prince of Persia-style platformer gameplay to 3D. Lara Croft was the first game mascot to break the cutesy cartoon mold yet achieve mainstream recognition, and inspired a glut of "sexy" heroines and pandering advertisements. Soon after the release, someone found out how to replace the clothing textures and released a custom "nude patch" (DOS version only of course). It revealed everything and it became a big hype on the net. Despite the unsavory marketing and imagery that surrounded Lara, she was as popular among female gamers as male, and many women credited her with piquing their interest in gaming altogether.

See also: #Tomb Raider Gold

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City of Vilcabama Level Pt. 1&2 + 3Dfx Vodoo Demos 2+2+2MB ( @ tombraiders.net)How to run on Win XP/Vista
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Work In Progress Demo ~1MB (upped by Scaryfun)
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3DFx Glide Emulator, Graphic, and Texture Mod
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Full Demo 24MB ( @ Kmzpub)
Full Demo 25MB ( @ Fajnegry.prv.pl)
ISO Demo ~181MB (upped by MasteromaN)
Include in Tomb Raider Gold (98) ISO Demo CD1 Tomb Raider ~368MBCD2 Unfinished Business ~525MB (upped by Trey)
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Browser-Playable Java City of Vilcabama Demo Pt.1 2MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
included in Tomb Raider 1+2+3 - Good Old Games Version ISO Demo 792MB (uploaded by Shattered)


Tunnel B1 Neon / Acclaim [top]

The premise is that in the overly technological Earth of the future, mankind has seen the arms race escalate to the point where one mad dictator has developed the ultimate weapon. Enter you and your nippy little hovery-car in a last-ditch attempt to stop him using it. This involves racing through various underground tunnels, shooting every-thing in sight - and, of course, not dying in the process. Tunnel B1 is a typical Playstation conversion where you glide just above the surface with some sort of tank. It looks quite good at first sight but tends to get repetitive. The objects are highly detailed and the explosions are very satisfying. Sonically everything is top notch, right down to the cd audio musical tracks that accompany the action. Fans of Playstation action games should look into this.
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Full Demo ~3MB ( @ The Forgotten Roots)
Reviews
Full Demo ~4MB ( @ Home Of The Underdogs)
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ISO Demo ~270MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Twisted Metal SingleTrac / Sony Computer Entertainment [top]

Every year, a mysterious man named Calypso sends e-mails to renowned drivers, inviting them to compete in a tournament called Twisted Metal. The conditions of the tournament are anything but ordinary: opponents fight each other in armored vehicles with mounted weapons. The winner receives an audience with Calypso, and is granted a single wish - a wish without limits, be it money, power, or even our reality itself. In 2005, the annual tournament is held again in Los Angeles, and twelve drivers, each with his own agenda, have come to compete to death. Twisted Metal is a vehicular combat game and the pc version was only released in Japan. The player selects one of the twelve available drivers and takes part in the competition. In the one-player story mode, the player must progress through six combat stages; all the opponents must be destroyed in order to win the race. In the two-player co-op mode, players choose a battlefield and control two cars in an attempt to get rid of the competition. All the vehicles are equipped with two mounted machine guns; though relatively weak, they have unlimited ammunition. Other weapons can be picked up by driving over them during the races. These include fire and homing missiles, land mines, tire spikes, and others. Each participant has a life bar, which can be replenished by entering a specific area on the stage.
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Japanese ISO Demo 163MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
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Virtua Squad / Virtua Cop AM2 / Sega Entertainment [top]

Virtua Cop is a first-person shooting game converted from an arcade game in which you play a member of the white-clad Virtua City Police Department. You've received a hot tip about a bunch of arms dealers and are sent in to arrest them. The game wouldn't be any fun if these guys went quietly, so any time you encounter one of the mirror-shaded thugs, they're either leaping out to surprise you with a bullet or trying to snipe you from a high rooftop. You have no control over your cop's movement, and instead are moved along through each 3-D environment while attack situations are set up for you. At this point, winning the game is all a matter of reflexes and timing. On the screen, the enemy who is closest to being able to fire at you is surrounded by a timed targeting reticle. The game becomes intensely cinematic when you shoot these guys. Enemies who are up on rooftops make dramatic, several-story plummets and if your cross hairs are fixed on the enemy, you can hit him with two, three, four bullets (an easier task when you've pick up the automatic or machine gun), spinning him around in an incredible pirouette of death before he finally spills. A fun and quick game for those looking for aiming practice in a story environment.
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Level Demo ~6Mb ( @ Download.com)
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Full Demo ~12Mb ( @ Juego Viejo)
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Full Demo ~12Mb ( @ Fajnegry.pl)
ISO Demo (Nero image) ~343MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
ISO Demo (bin/cue) & manual ~358MB (provided by Basha & uploaded by Scaryfun)


Zeitgeist: Laser Fighter (Jupiter Strike) Taito Corporation, Kinesoft / GT Interactive Software [top]

Zeitgeist is a 3D rail shooter in which the player controls a futuristic fighter jet flying through space. The lone hero must battle multiple waves of aliens and asteroids, fly across planets and inside space stations, as well as combat large mother ships and other boss enemies. The game only allows limited movement of the jet, prompting the player to focus on targeting and destroying as much as he can on his path. The jet that has two main weapons, and a laser sub-weapon that homes into targets. Unlike most other shooters, this game does not have any power-ups. It's similar to Rebel Assault except with more freedom of movement. You control a spaceship from a third-person perspective, shooting everything in sight. The game's highlights are the excellent ship designs and great graphics, which features texture mapping, Gouraud shading, translucency, and other effects. The levels are also very well-designed-you will fly through an asteroid field in space, dogfight enemy ships inside a huge space station, and deal with gigantic end-level bosses that are very tough to beat.
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2000 Release ISO Demo 149MB (uploaded by Molitor)
Japanese Full Demo 3MB (uploaded by Supernova)


Free Fan-Made Games

Chex Quest 3 Digital Cafe [top]

The developer put up the beta version of Chex Quest 3 game for free download on their website (now defunct), along with a blurb about an upcoming Chex Quest 4 that was never finished. The game is complete, though, and no obvious bugs are apparent. In addition to the same wacky gameplay from the first two games, Chex Quest 3 includes new weapons, such as a clone of the super shotgun from Doom II, and several new monsters. In 2008, Charles Jacobi, a former team member of Chex Quest’s developer, Digital Cafe, completed his hobby project, Chex Quest 3. Five new maps blasting through the Chex universe plus five new flemoids and lots of great detail gives for a solid set of maps.
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1996 Beta Demo ~2MB (upped by bullthorn)
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2008 Full Demo 6MB ( @ chucktropolis.com) *includes Chex Quest 1-3


Simulations

A-10 Cuba! Parsoft Interactive / Activision, Inc. [top]

A-10 Cuba!, the sequel to A-10 Attack!, is a military air combat simulator featuring the Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft, otherwise known as the "Warthog." Like its predecessor, it is a highly realistic simulator with a fast 3D polygonal graphics engine. New features include more detailed graphics and 12 missions set in an expansive, intricate model of Cuba. Four additional multiplayer-only environments allow up to eight players to compete on a LAN. Released for both Macintosh and Windows platforms, A-10 Cuba! provides a detailed 2D cockpit with clickable buttons and switches. The Macintosh version also includes a mission editor. A wide variety of weapons are available for air-air and air-ground combat, including Sidewinder, Hellfire, Maverick and HARM missiles and free-fall, laser-guided and cluster bombs. Rockets and the Warthog's famous GAU-8 Avenger gatling gun round out the arsenal. Physics, damage and avionics are simulated in great detail, making A-10 Cuba! a challenge even for experienced flight sim enthusiasts.
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Full Demo 6MB (uploaded by GamesWin)
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MegaMedia version ISO Demo 234MB (uploaded by Egon68)
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Agile Warrior F-111X Black Ops Entertainment / Virgin Interactive [top]

Force needed to construct a new warplane which can be uses for multiple roles like frontal attacks or stealth operations. The result: a mixture between the YF-23's (high performance airframe), the X- 31's (thrust-vectoring maneuverability), and the F-111's (superior terrain and weapon-guidance systems). In Agile Warrior: F-111X the player pilots one of these aircraft to solve the mentioned issues in about six missions. To be successful he needs to utilize all of the aircraft's features, e.g. rockets, a radar which uncovers nearby enemies or the ability to cloak. The latter is important during the stealth missions in which the player needs to avoid hostile radars.
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ISO Demo 351MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Review
Full Demo 20MB (uploaded by Juego Viejo)
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Air Power: Battle in the Skies Rowan Software / Mindscape Inc. [top]

Air Power: Battle in the Skies is set in a fantasy world in which humanity lives on one big continent. This means there has never been naval warfare and all action concentrates on aircraft. Unfortunately the king dies without leaving a heir and four factions want to rise to power - of course this means war. At the beginning of the game the player chooses one faction and which aircraft he wants to use (basically a choice between light and heavy hunter). This is an action-oriented flight simulation with strategy elements. The goal is to get the majority of the population behind the player so he can become king. This can be achieved by conquering their cities. On an overhead map the next target settlement is chosen. Now there are three options to chose from: diplomacy (to gather the trust peacefully), besiegement or attacking. Depending on the city's importance the player has to solve several missions in optional order - the goals range from escort missions over liberating the area to destroying ground targets. Every conquered city produces reinforcements for the fleet. This is important because the fleet sets the prospect of success for diplomacy attempts and gets diminished when the player fails a mission. Another option is to attack another faction with the whole fleet - the defeated party gets eliminated.
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Full Demo 8MB (uploaded by Hotud)
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Full Demo 8MB (uploaded by DopeRoms)
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included in Golden Collection vol.1 (1996) ISO 338MB (uploaded by Egon68)
ISO Demo 198MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Assault Rigs Psygnosis Limited [top]

In the future, physical sports will be replaced by a violent virtual contest, where a lot of gambling and corporate cash is involved. Such is the setting for this action-packed game, where you act as a jockey for a virtual tank of massive firepower, called a Rig. Navigate through the maze-like arenas with jumps, elevators and movable blocks. Pick up power-ups to overcome other Rigs, or Gems to advance through more than 40 levels. Graphics and ambiance are inspired, it seems, by Tron, and place the player in a "wire framed" virtual environment. The focus here, though, is not racing, but rather blowing your opponent to oblivion. For that purpose the game gives the player progressively more power and versatility. Mini guns, laser cannons and heat seeking missiles are pretty much standard gear, but it also has a couple of twists of its own: feed your guns bouncing or shattering ammo rounds for added firepower, or experiment with the fly-by-wire missiles, where you remote control it to your target of preference. Shields and turrets are also at your disposal. Also, as the game progresses, you can choose different tanks (Rigs) to use in your struggle to survive the clash. The game features 3-D graphics with light sourcing and multiplayer features.
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Full Demo ~15MB ( @ Games Win)
Reviews
Full Demo ~15MB ( @ Hotud)
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Full Demo ~30MB ( @ Dope Roms)
ISO Demo ~354MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Back to Baghdad Military Simulations Inc. [top]

Back to Baghdad is a simulation of the air war over Iraq a few years after the end of the Gulf War, with you taking the place of a F-16 pilot in a series of "one off" missions. The game included a fairly detailed rendering of the F-16, it's cockpit and systems. The terrain engine mapped most of southern Iraq using satellite imagery, and did all of this with a software renderer.
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Full Demo ( @ Old-Games)
ISO Demo 77MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Banzai Bug Gravity, Inc. / Grolier Interactive Inc. [top]

Banzai Bug is a flight simulator with a twist – you don’t fly a plane, you fly a bug! Banzai Bug is a wise-cracking insect with an attitude that belies his small size. Banzai finds himself trapped in the exterminator’s house, and the only way to get out is to help the resident bugs in their quest to rid the home of the evil Biggies (humans). Banzai is a top-notch pilot and the only one that can destroy the Robobugs and collect the disgusting ingredients for the Stinkulator, the ultimate weapon to eradicate the Biggies. The playing screen shows Banzai from a third-person view slightly behind him in flight. There are three modes of flight: Plane Mode is regular flight mode, Helicopter Mode allows you to hover and move vertically for precise maneuvers, and Look Around Mode allows you to look around without actually moving from your current location. Each enemy has three levels of expertise, with each being quicker and more difficult to destroy than the last. The most-encountered enemy is the Robobug. These are robotic insects that the Biggie exterminator has created to patrol his house and destroy any “real” bugs. There are also Static Spitters, which are ground-based gun installations. Attack Spitters are your rival robot flying aces. The Zappers are helicopter-like machines that emit lightning bolts to fry you. They’re very difficult to destroy and are best avoided. Last, but not least, are the Biggies. These Humans can’t be destroyed, but you can drive them away. Banzai only has a few weapons at his disposal to deal with the many enemies he encounters. The basic weapon is the spitball – unlimited ammo and moderate damage, you’ll use this 95% of the time. Banzai can also acquire up to nine Buzz power-ups. These give Banzai the ability to emit a quick, powerful lightning burst that will destroy an enemy in one shot. Banzai can also Punch enemies if they are very close. The Punch is also used to perform certain tasks, like punching the box of matches to knock a match out.
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Level Demo 4MB (uploaded by CNET Download.com)
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ISO Demo 232MB (uploaded by Old-Games.ru)


Battlecruiser 3000AD 3000AD, Inc. / Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. [top]

This is the original release of Battlecruiser 3000AD. An updated version was released in 1998 as Battlecruiser 3000AD v2.0. In this space simulation game, the player takes the role of a Galactic Command officer and has command over a giant space ship, a Battlecruiser, and can control everything that happens on this ship. The year is 3000AD and Gammulan Empire is on its way to conquer the galaxy. This isn't seen lightly by the Galcom who sends out their best commander (the player) to stop the threatening empire. The game is mostly played from the bridge, where the player has access to all the ship's functions. There is three modes in the game: Free Flight, Advanced Campaign Mode and Xtreme Carnage Combat Simulator. The Free Flight mode lets new player explore the world and learn the game without having to fear being attacked. The Advanced Campaign Mode is dynamic and features a number of alien civilizations that influences what happens in the world. The Xtreme Carnage Combat Simulator mode allows players to train their combat performance.
Review
Full Demo 48MB (uploaded by Emu Paradise)
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ISO Demo 122MB (uploaded by Egon68)


BLAM! Machinehead Core Design / EIDOS Interactive [top]

BLAM! Machinehead is a 3D shoot-'em-up, not too dissimilar to Doom etc, whereby the player controls a character riding on a flying bomb! Equipped with a vast amount of weaponary, the basic aim of the game is to progress to the end of a level, by destroying as many objects as possible. You shoot enemies and explore the futuristic, barren wastelands and abandoned factories and such as you try to save the world. The player controls Kimberly Stride, who is a scientist. She has to save the world from bad DNA that is slowly "eating" everything away. As a player, you control the flying bomb which was designed to be a safe vehicle to be in while travelling through this infested world. The game has nice 3D graphics and a very unique mood to it that separates it from the more common shooters.
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Full Demo 10Mb (@ Fajnegry)
Reviews
ISO Demo 404MB (upped by Egon68)
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CyberDome Above the Garage Productions / MicroLeague Multimedia, Inc. [top]

This is a single player shoot 'em up that was originally released as shareware but has since been made available as freeware. All the action in the game takes place inside a dome in cyber-space, hence the name. The player takes on the role of a trainee cyber assassin for an unnamed mega corporation. The task is to survive the eight training missions and play through the subsequent sixty-four levels. The player starts with five lives/ships and additional ones can be awarded as the score increases, power-ups left behind when enemy ships are destroyed can be collected. You will battle 7 different enemies, each with an individually tweaked AI. Although this is primarily a a shoot 'em up game there is a strategy element as the order in which the enemy ships are destroyed can be important. The game is entirely keyboard controlled, it uses the space bar to fire and the numeric keypad to steer the ship. It has an auto-targetting feature which not only locates the nearest / next enemy but points the ship towards it. There are first, second, third and overhead points of view. The game can be played full screen or in a window, it has sound effects and a soundtrack, and a high score table. It sports a very complex 3D engine for its time, patented under the name ?SuperSet? engine.
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Full Demo 10MB (uploaded by Old-Games.com)
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EF2000 TACTOM Digital Image Design Ltd. / Ocean Software Ltd. [top]

This is an expansion pack to DID's EF2000 flight simulator. It includes a new mission and scenario editor, enhanced multiplayer options for LAN and internet play and many other additional features not included in the main program. Other improvements over the original release include an enhanced camera AI control, new flight regions, new instrumentals (e.g. for fuel control, airspeed and altitude) and more detailed after flight summaries.
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Clone ISO Demo 20MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Full Demo ( @ Emu Paradise)
Included in: EF2000 v2.0 ISO Demo 669MB (uploaded by Egon68)
included in Super EF2000 Clone ISO Demo 322MB (uploaded by Egon68)


F-22 Lightning II NovaLogic, Inc. [top]

Yet another simulation of the yet to enter service F-22, probably the most advanced fighter of the world. As with most Novalogic games, however, the emphasis here is on action and graphics, rather than in simulating the real thing. The game offers a standard series of campaigns as well as a quick mission mode and multiplayer support for deathmatch and cooperative games using a feature similar to the "spawn" feature found on WarCraft 2. It's much more detailed in comparison to contemporary combat flight simulators like Jane's US Navy Fighters. Rule the skies in this action-packed jet fighter simulation. Nothing else looks , sounds or feels more like the real F-22. Fast and furious gameplay over the best looking 3d terrains created to date. Day and night missions include desert, jungle, mountain and coastline landscapes. MULTIPLAYER via network modem or serial connect. Multi-Panning camera modes allow players to view the action at every angle. One of the best examples of a game that sank without a trace in the market due to misleading marketing, F-22 Raptor is another of Novalogic's "sim-lite" entries, similar to the famous Comanche series. It's a very enjoyable arcade-style sim that offers excellent multiplayer option.
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Level Demo ~7MB ( @ Download.com)
Reviews
Full Demo ~17MB ( @ Kmzpub)
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Full Demo ~18MB ( @ DopeRoms)
Full Demo ~18MB ( @ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo ~16MB ( @ Fajnegry)
ISO Demo 154MB (uploaded by Old_Schooler)


F!Zone for Fury³ Terminal Reality / WizardWorks [top]

This is the official expansion for Microsoft Fury 3. The add-on adds 3 new planets, with 3 levels each, for a total of 9 new levels, as well as level creation utilities.
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Full Demo ~13MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
ISO Demo ~117MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Flying Corps Rowan Software Ltd. / Empire Interactive Entertainment [top]

Flying Corps is a 1996 World War I flight simulator developed by Rowan Software and published by Empire Interactive. It was one of the most popular flight simulators of its time due to its accurate flight models and graphics, and also the novelty factor of a First World War dog fight simulator. Flying Corps is one of the few flight simulators to have dealt with the First World War - Red Baron, Knights of the Sky and the more arcade-oriented Wings have attempted to do the same, but most companies focus on modern air combat and World War II (usually the Battle of Britain). The game is split in four campaigns: The Flying Circus (1917), Battle of Cambrai 1917, Spring Offensive (1918) and Hat In The Ring (1918). Several airplanes are available, including the Sopwith Camel, the Nieuport 28 and the Fokker Dr.I.

See also: #Flying Corps Gold

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Full ISO Demo 310mb (uploaded by Old_Schooler)
Review
Video


Giants Of Steel Ulrich Haar / DIGITAL Nightmares [top]

This is a fun 3D giant robot action game from a small Germany-based developer who released the game into the public domain after selling it for a number of months as shareware. Although the player does take command of a Mech, this game is more akin to an arcade shoot'em up that to a real Mech simulation since there appears to be no support for giving commands to other allied mechs (or the existence of other allied mechs for that matter). The game uses a 3D engine which allows looking in all directions and uses simple shading to render the objects (no texture mapping or lighting effects). The game offers two modes of play, "1 Player" mode in which the player has to complete missions and is pitted against the computer, and a one on one "2 Player" mode. In this (the second) mode the screen is divided in half and the speed of the game drops dramatically. The difficulty is not too high but it is easy to get in a crossfire between a mech, a helicopter and a patrol boat, overheat and get blown to pieces if not careful. It is also quite fun if you're not a graphics freak and can cope with the relatively dull scenery. There are a variety of enemies to combat, tanks, helicopters, boats and Mechs among others, the enemy Mechs being the only real threat.
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Full Demo 1.1MB (uploaded by Hotud)


HIND: The Russian Combat Helicopter Simulation Digital Integration Ltd. / Interactive Magic Ltd. [top]

Hind is a simulation of the Soviet Mi-24 helicopter (codenamed "Hind" by NATO and nicknamed "Flying Tank" by Soviet troops), and the followup to Apache. It features the most of the same options, including the ability to change between realistic or more arcade-ish controls by reducing roll, adding unlimited ammo or make the Hind indestructible. Gameplay was changed to fit the differences between the fast and maneuverable Apache and the slow and rock-solid Hind - Instead of relying on speed, Hind pilots must be prepared to take all openings possible to attack and focus on avoiding missile fire (as the hull can take machine gun and even cannon rounds happily). Several viewpoints are available, from pilot or gunner to several external views. There are three campaigns, Kazakhstan (where you face a similarly-equipped enemy, pro-independence rebels), Afghanistan (the Mujaheddin, mostly foot soldiers armed with machine guns, rockets and the odd AAA but in a very hilly terrain) and Korea, where you can skirmish against American equipment. Campaign missions range from fixed target destruction (such as a bunker or a fuel depot), troop deployment (or evacuation), attack enemy positions or even lasing a target for the MiGs. There are day, night and foggy missions, where you have to rely just on instruments for navigation, making pre-mission planning (you can edit the flight plan to include more waypoints, or move them to go round or over a mountain, for instance) more important. Each campaign include 10 scenarios that can be played by their own, along several training missions (which are crucial to get the most of the helicopter). Netplay is included, and given the similarities between Hind and Apache, owners of each game can go head to head together.
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Full Demo ( @ Abandonia)
Video
ISO Demo 310MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Jane's Combat Simulations: Advanced Tactical Fighters Electronic Arts, Inc. [top]

The sequel to U.S. Navy Fighters, ATF was the first game made by Jane's Combat Simulations (part of EA). The game used the same engine as USNF, with updated aircraft shapes and terrain. Every aircraft from USNF was kept, with lots of new planes and some new weapons. One of the new features was a comprehensive Jane's research suite on all the game's aircraft, weapons, vehicles, ships, etc. There are 2 full campaigns, lots of single missions, an in-game mission creator, and a quick mission creator. Replay value was further increased by Duosoft's toolkit, which allowed players to greatly modify the game with custom add-on libraries. The game focus is on futuristic aircraft and campaigns, with many of the flyable aircraft still in development at the time of the game's development. Flyable aircraft were: F-117 Nighthawk (Stealth Fighter), F-22 Rapter, XF-29 FSW, XF-31 EFM, ASTOVL (JSF), B-2 Spirit (probably the first and only game with a flyable B-2), and Rafale C. NATO Fighters added for campaigns the EF-2000 Eurofighter, Saab Gripen, Su-35 Flanker, and F-16C Fighting Falcon, and made every aircraft in the game flyable in missions. The campaigns were Egypt 1998 and Vladivostok Russia 2002, with another map of France. Multiplayer Cooperative or Competitive dogfighting with up to 8 people on a network, or two player via a modem. Jane's All the Worlds Aircraft multimedia reference guide - packed with photos, technical specs, and over 30 minutes of rare, in-flight footage. Enhanced effects include new explosions, enhanced terrain, and over 90 distinct shapes for damaged aircraft - watch enemy airplanes lose wings and break in half.
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Level Demo ~6MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)
Reviews
Full Demo ~26MB ( @ DopeRoms)
Infos
Full Demo ~26MB ( @ Hotud)
Advanced Tactical Fighter Gold Full Demo ~62MB ( @ Kmzpub) * also includes Nato Fighters add-on
DOS ISO Demo 506MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Windows version included in Jane's Combat Simulations: Fighters Anthology (1997) 2CD ISO Demo 989MB (uploaded by Egon68)
1.03F ISO Demo 324MB (uploaded by Meddle)
contained in Jane's Combat Simulations: Advanced Tactical Fighters (Gold Edition) 1997 ISO Demo 598MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Jane's Combat Simulations: Advanced Tactical Fighters - NATO Fighters Electronic Arts, Inc. [top]

Add-on disk for Jane's popular flight sim Advanced Tactical Fighters. Includes an all new Baltic campaign with 40 missions, 4 new planes including the EuroFighter 2000 and the F-16, new weapons like cluster bombs and backfiring missiles and an expanded Jane's Reference Guide. These missions complement a campaign set in the Baltics and deal with the political (and therefore military) fallout from Estonian independence. Campaign missions manage to put you in all four airplanes for missions running the entire gamut of modern air combat. Jane's participation is notable in fleshing out the politics behind all this action, offering a deep military and political context for the progression of events. The numerous fixes made to the ATF engine since its release have also been included in NATO Fighters. The core program is updated automatically to add enhancements to the Pro Mission creator, flight and weapons performance, and several other important areas.
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DOS ISO Demo 454MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Reviews
Windows version included in Jane's Combat Simulations: Fighters Anthology (1997) 2CD ISO Demo 989MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Infos
v1.00F ISO Demo 383MB (uploaded by Meddle)
Video
contained in Jane's Combat Simulations: Advanced Tactical Fighters (Gold Edition) 1997 ISO Demo 598MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Jane's Combat Simulations: AH-64D Longbow ORIGIN Systems, Inc. / Electronic Arts, Inc. [top]

Take the world's most advanced attack helicopter: the AH-64D Longbow, and annihilate your enemies! With the most authentic helicopter flight model up to date, detailed simulation of the milimeter wave radar on the Longbow, along with plenty of other weapon systems including your chain gun, FFAR rocket pods, Stinger missiles, anti-radar missiles, and more. Excellent terrain graphics. Command a wingman to assist you, and take on the Soviet-block equipment in multiple campaigns and historical missions including Panama and Desert Storm! If you're nostalgic, you can also fly the AH-64A version without the radar. It had the most authentic flight model for a helicopter (for its time), and every aspect of the electronics systems were meticulously detailed. The weapons had realistic operational ranges and limits, and all friendly and enemy units were strictly based on their real-life counterparts. A wingman helps the player, and the player takes on Russian equipment in multiple single missions and campaigns, as well as a handful of historically-accurate missions in which it is possible to 're-live' memorable battles. Longbow Gold came out in March 1997, and is a compilation pack of the AH-64D Longbow and Flash Point: Korea add-on. It is also fully patched and updated to include a Windows executable, so you are no longer limited to MS-DOS use. Also included is the 3DFX update, which converts the whole sim to Glide mode.
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Full Demo ~68MB ( @ DopeRoms)
Reviews
Full Demo ~67MB ( @ Kmzpub)
Infos
Full Demo ~49MB ( @ Old-Games.ru)
DOS 2CD ISO Demo 1.01GB (uploaded by Egon68)
Windows version included in Jane's Combat Simulations: Longbow Gold (1997) 2CD ISO Demo 1.12GB (uploaded by Egon68)
Included in: Jane's Longbow Anthology 4CD ISO Demo 1.66GB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Jane's Combat Simulations: AH-64D Longbow - Flash Point Korea ORIGIN Systems, Inc. / Electronic Arts, Inc. [top]

Flashpoint: Korea is more than just an expansion pack for AH-64D Longbow! It adds 100 more missions, the ability to sit in the gunner/weapons station, a new campaign in the hypothetical Second Korean War, plenty of bug fixes, improved wingman command, and more! You can now use the camera unit on the front of the Apache's nose. Various avionics upgrades have been added to make them the most realistic yet, as well as weapon recoil, more weapon options, and even more realistic rotor physics. The AI wingman has been made better, with additional commands not seen in the original game. In fact, the whole game has been revised and tweaked, making it the most satisfying combat helicopter experience of its time.
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DOS ISO Demo 458MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Reviews
Windows version included in Jane's Combat Simulations: Longbow Gold (1997) 2CD ISO Demo 1.12GB (uploaded by Egon68)
Included in: Jane's Longbow Anthology 4CD ISO demo 1.66GB (uploaded by Scaryfun)


Krazy Ivan Tantalus Ent. / Psygnosis [top]

You control a nutty Russian guy encased in a 40-ton, armed-to-the-teeth robot in a battle to save the Earth from aliens. Krazy Ivan has taken the mech suite theme and altered it slightly. Instead of fighting in open terrain against an army of mechs, you're placed in an arena for single combat, which makes it something of a mech brawler. In between the combat arenas, you get harassed by other war machines en route to your next battle. Once all the enemies in each stage have been vanquished, you destroy the enemy generator and free the sector. The game is incredibly well animated, and every stage is half blanketed in fog, which initially looks cool, but really only serves to hide the graphics limitations. And while the stages are set all over the world, they're all laid out relatively the same. The one-player mode is easily beat in just a few hours, but the two-player mode can be very entertaining. In the end, Krazy Ivan is a good, solid game. It's just a little too short.
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Full Demo 6MB (uploaded by Abandonia)
Reviews
Full Demo 5MB (@ Fajnegry)
Video
ISO Demo 380MB (uploaded by Egon68)


MechWarrior 2 MP: NetMech Activision [top]

With NetMech you can now have up to eight MechWarriors battle for ultimate domination. You can play via IPX, null modem, modem or Dwango. The package includes more than 12 multiplayer maps. Originally, MechWarrior 2 was to have shipped with multi-player capabilities via a program called NetMech. Development of this application was behind schedule and was not shipped until about eight months after MechWarrior 2 was released. NetMech was made available to the public via a free download or in a low-cost boxed CD-ROM set. The add-on featured various types of gameplay, with support for up to eight players. Later versions of MechWarrior 2 included NetMech. Many copies of the MechWarrior 2 and NetMech CDs came with an online gaming client known as Kali. Kali allowed games that supported only the IPX protocol to communicate over TCP/IP, the protocol used by the then-emerging Internet. Players using Kali had two major leagues/ladders to choose from: the Grand Council (GC) or the Killing Zone League (TKZ). Both offered scenario-based battles with TKZ offering more of a strategist's view of the overall concept[citation needed]. After a year or so, Mplayer.com introduced chat/multiplayer with tcp/ip capabilities. Leagues formed on these client, such as MechWarrior League (MWL) and Planet War League (PWL). The Planet War League offered clans the ability to fight for planets in a drawn up universe.
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Full Demo ~10MB (upped by Scaryfun)
DOS ISO Demo 218MB (uploaded by agumon)


MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries Activision [top]

This standalone game's story is a prequel to MW2, as the leader of a crack squad of mercenaries in the year 3039, you must accept enough important missions, collect enough cash, and avoid political situations. Players are required to keep track of new factors like salvage - if you don't shoot everything you see into small pieces, you can even get ahold of some Clan mechs - and repair costs that add an entirely new spin to an already challenging game. An instant action option lets you bypass all of the new intellectual requirements and jump right into battle at the helm of over 30 classic era 'mechs. Thanks to cool visual effects like the Thermal Sensors and an amazing particle physics system, laser blasts and missile trails really add to the overall realism. It also has all new AI, an amazing network play system that allows players to host their own multiplayer games over the Internet. There's 50 missions covering numerous worlds, including missions pertaining to the Clan invasion. Mercenaries also features MercNet (a redesign of NetMech) for multiplayer. A special 3DFX Edition was also released.
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The Titanium Trilogy ISO Demo ~332MB (upped by MasteromaN) NOTE: Uses an updated engine
Reviews
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The Titanium Trilogy ISO Demo (3CDs) 1.22GB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
WinXP Patch
ISO Demo 481MB (uploaded by agumon)
Video


Metal Rage: Defender of the Earth Titus Interactive [top]

Metal Rage is a lackluster 3D shooter from Titus. It remains probably Titus' least known game, but you will discover why very soon after you start playing: this is a sub-par game that is not fun to play, let alone introducing anything new. You basically go through poorly designed levels, shooting anything that moves, then find the exit to do the same thing all over again. The city levels are semi-interesting and look half decent in SVGA, but their dull, repetitive design cannot capture even 1/10th of my interest compared to Bethesda's oldie The Terminator.
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Full Demo ~3MB ( @ Home Of The Underdogs)
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ISO Demo ~205MB ( @ LTF Abandonware France)


No Gravity Realtech VR [top]

This cool 3D space shooter is formerly a commercial game, but the source code and later the data files were released into the public domain in 2005. Similar to Wing Commander, you control a spaceship from the first-person perspective. Your job is to accomplish missions, with diverse objectives ranging from destroying enemy ships or base, escorting allied ships, clearing the mine field, etc. In some missions, you are accompanied by wingmen, whom you can control by giving them basic orders such as "attack enemy," "retreat," "protect the base," and so on. In contrast to most arcade-based 3D space shooters, it's quite large. Each mission comprises of different sectors, each of which usually contains different objectives. When all objectives of the current sector is complete, you need to go to the nearest NAV point in order to warp to the next sector. Once you complete all objectives in all the sectors (i.e. once a mission is complete), a warp gate appears to take you to the next mission. The game contains 5 episodes, each of which contains 10 missions. The graphics are more than adequate, the controls easy to use, and the action is nonstop, with plenty of enemy types.
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Freeware Game v2.0 28MB (uploaded by Source Forge)
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Privateer 2: The Darkening ORIGIN Systems, Inc. / Electronic Arts, Inc. [top]

You are Ser Lev Arris in this "sequel" to the original Privateer. Go on a search to regain your identity and memory in this interactive movie/space combat game. Along the way, you can trade commodities, go on missions, attack strange mutants, rescue damsels in distress, meet weird characters, and visit unusual planets. You can hire wingmen and cargo ships, upgrade your ship or buy new ones, and watch lots of live-action movies. It stars Clive Owen, John Hurt, Jürgen Prochnow (of Das Boot and the Wing Commander movie), David Warner, Amanda Pays, Mathilda May, David McCallum, Brian Blessed, and Christopher Walken as Hassan. The adventure element played a bigger role and expanded on the adventure portion of the first (and featured FMV sequences with all sorts of famous actors) and placed a bit more emphasis on story and how your interactions during the adventure game mode on planets played out. In fact, if you wanted to continue the story, you had to go to certain planets and meet contacts and acquire information.
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Full Demo 60MB (@ Dope Roms)
Reviews
Full Demo 51MB (@ Hotud)
Video
3CD ISO Demo1.8GB (uploaded by Meddle)


Shattered Steel BioWare / Interplay [top]

In this Mech shooter, a post-apocalyptic planet Earth in complete ruins, is controlled by greedy, superlegal corporations who have expanded into the surrounding solar systems to strip mine them and to feed their voracious appetite for power. Strangely belligerent aliens react none too kindly to the territorial infringements of human colonists and massacre them, prompting the corporations to hire warriors with really big, noisy guns to do the dirty work. You take the role of a mercenary planet runner, pilot of a vehicle by the same name. The small models look something like a charging, fire-breathing ostridge all wrapped in aluminum foil. Your job is to fly around enemy-held areas in your corvette spacecraft, protect the life of the fragile settlers, blow up the big, bad, indiginous critters, and protect the corporation's investments. With 11 different planet runner chassis, over 25 weapons in either primary or secondary configuraitons, different kinds of power plants and shield generators to choose from, and the ability to vary power outputs to different parts of your machine on the fly, the planet runner supports a performance envelope any pilot can like. It has some nice graphics, enriching sound effects, not to mention above average background music. It is more of an action-oriented sim than MechWarrior especially the early levels are unreleting shoot-em ups but the missions become a little more interesting and absorbing as you advance through the levels.
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Level Demo ~16MB (uploaded by Download.com)
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Full Demo ~12MB ( @ Kmzpub)
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ISO Demo ~434MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Shellshock Core Design / Eidos Interactive [top]

Da Wardenz, an anti-terrorist tank force, is called in whenever there is trouble somewhere in the world. You are a rookie hired by the tank force and must prove yourself in 25 increasingly difficult missions.
'The Pen' is Da Wardenz' headquarters. It has all sorts of locations including the main hangar, basketball court, simulation room, workshop area, briefing room and various lockers (used for loading and saving missions). Before a mission, you can explore the headquarters and interact with each member of the team; you may learn something.
When you start a mission, the action is viewed from a first-person perspective. It has you controlling the M-13 Predator, a highly sophisticated and upgradable tank. The game is arcade-oriented and has much more in common with 'Quarantine' and 'Doom' than serious counterparts like 'M1 Tank Platoon'. Your tank has unlimited bullets, can sustain heavy damage and can destroy enemies but also trees and buildings.
When a mission is successfully completed you earn cash which you can spend on repairing your tank and extra upgrades.
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ISO Demo 370MB (upped by Egon68)
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Silent Thunder: A-10 Tank Killer II Dynamix, Inc. / Sierra On-Line, Inc. [top]

Silent Thunder: A-10 Tank Killer II is a flight simulation computer game and the sequel to A-10 Tank Killer, which was directed by Frank Evers (CEO). Both games were made by Dynamix and Sierra produced Silent Thunder. It was made for Amiga and DOS platforms. In the game, the player takes the role of an American A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft pilot who fights in various campaigns across the world in order to keep the peace. The player character is Jack "Loudmouth" Haggart, a hotshot American pilot trying to make a name for himself in the U.S. Air Force. He starts off as a rookie pilot who steadily rises through the ranks with each military campaign he successfully completes. He takes orders from Commander Garrett, an unseen American officer who informs Haggart of his primary mission objectives. If Haggart completes a mission successfully, Garrett will praise Haggart for his efforts. However, if Haggart fails a mission, Garrett will lose his temper and either criticize or threaten Haggart. Battlefield intelligence is relayed to Haggart by an unnamed intelligence officer. Finally, there is Nightflight, another A-10 pilot who is a good friend of Haggart's. He plays a vital role in the first campaign of the game. There are few other Allied or enemy characters described in great detail throughout the game.
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Included in Aces: Collection Series (1997) 2CD ISO 757MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Review
Video


SimCopter Maxis Software Inc. / Electronic Arts, Inc. [top]

SimCopter is a light helicopter flying simulator closely related to Sim City 2000. The player is a rookie helicopter pilot that must make his living by transporting passengers and help the city authority in several tasks, including rescuing sims from fires and boat accidents, divert cars from traffic jams, aid on putting out fires and arresting criminals, controlling riots and MEDEVAC injured sims to nearby hospitals. The player starts with a basic helicopter, and by completing missions, earn money that can be used to buy larger and faster helicopters and equipment required to deal with more advanced problems (such as a water cannon to put out fires without having to fly directly over the fire and disperse a crowd, tear gas or a megaphone), as well as points to advance to the next level in career mode. The opposite also happens: if a player takes too long to solve a traffic jam, he gets penalized in points. There are two game modes: Career makes the player jump from city to city, while the Free mode allows to play on any city, as well as any city created in Sim City 2000.
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Clone ISO Demo 487MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Review
ISO Demo 465mb (uploaded by Old_Schooler)
Video
Full Demo 23MB (uploaded by GamesWin)
Official Patches (uploaded by Official Site)


SSN, Tom Clancy's Clancy Interactive Entertainment, Virtus Corporation / Simon & Schuster Interactive [top]

Tom Clancy's SSN is a simulation of the 688i (i.e. Los Angeles-class) nuclear hunter/killer submarine. The player commands the USS Cheyenne in a limited war against China over the Spratly Islands in a 15-mission campaign where they'll perform a wide variety of missions from patrol to escort, from boomer hunt to convoy attack. The game uses a large number of video briefings and "news" reports to enhance the atmosphere both before and after the missions. During the mission, the player can see their submarine in a 3rd-person view with a rotate-able camera (only horizontally though). The player is limited to only torpedoes (no Harpoon anti-ship missiles). While VLS (vertical launch system) is included, it has no real effect in the missions. Sonar is vastly simplified, leaving the player only with command decisions such as where to turn, what depth to go to, when to shoot, when to use active sonar, when to deploy decoys, and so on. Thermal layers (large difference in water temperature, affects sonar performance) is simulated.
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ISO Demo 482MB (uploaded by Old-Games.ru)
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Starfighter 3000 Krisalis Software Ltd. / Telstar Electronic Studios Ltd. [top]

3037. FedNet is now in control of the federation, and at an attempt to gain trust of the population following decades of corruption and warfare, the FedNet Space Corps were sent to the outermost planets to crush the small-time warlords still running the show there. After being "convinced" to join them in a tour of duty, he is assigned to an elite flight group with the only purpose of testing the most cutting edge technology. A remake of the original game of the same title released a few years before for the Acorn Archimedes platform, Starfighter 3000 features more detailed graphics (now all surfaces are texture-mapped and a fogging filter reduces clipping). Featuring 15 levels in 4 worlds, the player controls the Predator Mark-IV, a fighter ship capable of space and atmospheric flight. However, other than the handy boost button, the player has no control over the throttle, and must keep moving at all times. Two points of view are available: behind (better for acrobatics and general flying) and cockpit (accurate aiming and NOE flight). By picking up crystals the player is able to upgrade his craft and obtain more ammo, and by combining colours, get more powerful weapons, some also obtainable from parachute drops sent by FedNet. One of the defining features of the game is using the laser (basic weapon) to terraform the map. As the game map is composed by tiles, some with higher or lower vertexes, can be leveled by simply firing repeatedly at the same area. This allows players to strategically avoid heavy defense turrets by simply collapsing a hill, or destroy an heavier turret by simply burrowing the ground beneath it. The player starts the game with three lives, and earns one every 250k points. Losing all lives means a game over, but as there isn't a profile for each pilot (like in Tie Fighter), the game can be resumed freely from the last savegame.
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Full Demo ( @ Emu Paradise)
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ISO Demo 533MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Strike Point: The Hex Missions Motivetime Ltd. / Project Two Interactive BV [top]

The terrorist organization named Hex has placed deadly ShockWave devices worldwide. If triggered, they will cause total destruction of the ecosystem. You must lead the newly formed StrikePoint helicopter team against the forces of Hex, destroying their strongholds and defusing their tectonic threats. The game contains 10 global hotspots that you can attempt in any order you choose. Each hotspot contains its own set of missions. Some of the missions you will be sent on will involve destruction of enemy aircraft and artillery, ambushing and elimination of enemy convoys, rescuing of ally scientists, and most importantly collecting and defusing all untriggered ShockWave devices. You can choose to fly one of three different types of helicopters to accomplish your goals.
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Full Demo ( @ Home of the Underdogs)
ISO Demo 63MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Su-27 Flanker Flying Legends / Strategic Simulations, Inc. [top]

SU-27 is a deep, challenging and extremely accurate sim starring one of Russia's premiere fighters in a variety of missions setted on Crimea (just below Ukraine). Disregarding graphics and presentation, the game puts the emphasis on a very solid flying model and the possibility to create your own missions or edit the existing ones using a simple yet powerful scenario creator. Squadron Commander's Edition was a 1997 special edition/compilation of the groundbreaking air combat simulator v1.5 and its add-on mission pack which includes 150+ additional missions, plus an improved mission editor, enhanced AI, a new strategic AWACS view function, and a freeware random mission generator.

See also: #Su-27 Flanker Mission Disk

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Full Demo 5MB (uploaded by Juego Viejo)
Review
Full Demo 5MB (uploaded by DopeRoms)
Patch to run on Modern o/s & Utilities
ISO Demo v1.1 164MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Video
v1.5 included in Su-27 Flanker Squadron Commander's Edition (1997) ISO Demo 273MB (uploaded by scaryfun)


Super Air Combat [J] SystemSoft Alpha / SourceNext [top]

The first entry in SystemSoft's Air Combat series to be available for Windows, this is an arcade flight simulator featuring experimental and even fictional futuristic jet fighters. Contents are similar to AirCombat II, but a replay mode is not included. The package contains a 30 page manual and one CD-ROM. The opening is CG movie. The player can select any mission from 8 different type, and each type has 3 different level. Missions include air superiority, interception, bombing, attack ship, etc.. MISSION SELECT and each name of mission is same as AirCombat II. Player and wingman can select any aircraft from F-14, F-15, F-16, F/A-18, F-117, F-22, YF-23, F-4, RAFALE, TORNADO IDS, JAS39, MiG-21, MiG-29, MiG-31, Su-27. The cockpit consits of a HUD and three MFDs, the left MFD for automatic tracking camera for dogfight, the center MFD for RADAR and map, the right MFD for system status. All aircraft use same cockpit. Screen resolution is 640x480 pixels, 8bit colors. There is no dynamics as a predecessor. It seem to fly by miracle force from another universe. the shape of level flight envelope is far different from real aircraft.
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Download: None currently available


Surface Tension Compro Games Ltd. / GameTek, Inc. [top]

In the far future, a seemingly incurable virus known as PMA struck humanity with devastating results. Eventually a cure is found based on an other-worldly element known as Glomavine which is mined by the Lynx corporation. As the game starts the Lynx corp. is exploiting the supply of Glomavine and tries to control a monopoly at the expense of everyone's lives. You are a fighter pilot who gets convinced by a Professor Rawlin to stand up and start a Robin Hood-like campaign against Lynx. Gameplay consists of earth-based Wing Commander-like space combat and you proceed through the game accomplishing missions made up of (usually) several objectives involving some level of strategic thinking. Available weapons include standard missiles, beam weapons and a deployable remote controlled tank-like probe that changes the pace of the game a little. The graphics engine uses voxel technology to render landscapes a la Comanche, and uses pre-rendered bitmaps to display enemies and objects.
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Full Demo ~49MB ( @ DopeRoms)
Reviews
Full Demo ~50MB ( @ Emu Paradise)
ISO Demo 349MB (uploaded by Egon68)


Top Gun: Fire At Will Spectrum Holobyte, Inc. / MicroProse Software, Inc. [top]

This is a flight simulator based on the movie of the same name. You take the role of Maverick and must pilot your F-14 Tomcat with your RIO Merlin in the backseat through a series of missions that begin with the Top Gun School in San Diego and continue with conflict zones in Cuba, Korea and Libya. Full motion video cutscenes with live actors play between many of the game's fifty or so missions, with James Tolkan being the only actor to return from the original movie. The action begins at Top Gun School, where you will compete for the coveted Top Gun Trophy. This competition is set against a backdrop of a burgeoning global crisis, which is reflected in the urgency of your missions that escalates in importance the more you play. You will get to choose characters from the movie as your wingmen. Many FMV cut-scenes are very well done, with a convincing cast that rival their counterparts in the movie. The downside of this plot-based approach is that you need to keep important wingmen alive to play the next mission and see the plot progress, and the game doesn't offer any plot branches. The nuisance is minor, though, because the game is quite forgiving to beginners. The graphics in TGFAW was cutting-edge for its time, and still looks very good today. The missions in the grand canyon, which give you the whole view of Top Gun school, are especially fun to play. Because the game doesn't focus on realism, the virtual cockpit is virtually useless - you can't interact with it. The invisible cockpit mode is much more satisfying. Although the game isn't complex, the enemy planes behave quite reasonably: they gang up on you, trick you into an ambush, and check their airspace constantly for any enemy activity.
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Full Demo 11MB (@ GamesWin)
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Full Demo 14MB (@ Hotud)
ISO Demo (uploaded by Egon68)


Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom ORIGIN Systems, Inc. / Electronic Arts, Inc. [top]

This is a mix of interactive movie and space sim. The game has a dynamic mission tree, which means the player's behaviour will determine the next mission. The videos feature real actors, like Mark Hamill, Tom Wilson, John Rhys-Davies and Malcolm McDowell. Before the start of each mission, the space craft can be equipped with different weapons. Sometimes the mission objectives change during flight, and the player has to make decisions what he wants to do next: e.g. help out his friend or destroy an enemy fighter. The first game set after the end of the Terran-Kilrathi War, WC4 depicted a galaxy in the midst of a chaotic transition, with human civilians, Kilrathi survivors and former soldiers on both sides attempting to restabilize their lives. The game includes a large number of branching conversations in which the player must choose what response his character, Christopher Blair, will give; the choice may affect the other person's attitude toward your character, the morale of the entire crew, the player's next assignment and even the game's ending. As the man giving the orders, Blair often gets to choose what ship he will fly, what missiles it will carry, and what wingman (or wingmen) he will take with him. WC4 was also the first Wing Commander game to have "redshirt" wingmen, who had minimal character development and were not important to the plot (as opposed to the flight groups of the previous three games, which contained at most ten pilots with distinct personalities). These redshirts can be killed permanently in combat, while main-character pilots always eject unless their death is mandated by the game's plot. WC4 when released held the record for most expensive video game ever made. Dissatisfied with the blue-screened video of #3, Chris Roberts decided he wanted to build full-sized sets for the game. The end result was around $10 million dollars spent. By comparison, that's roughly what the original Star Wars cost. Creative Labs included a special double-sided DVD version of this game with their original DVD drives that included higher quality recompressed video.
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