The best classic and old school Shoot Em Up games

Doom

Doom

Doom is the legendary first-person shooter created by Id Software and released for DOS in 1993. It was Id Software’s follow-up to their genre-defining Wolfenstein 3D. This was the first game to popularize multiplayer for this genre.

Year: 1993 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: 3d fps horror science fiction shoot em up texture map

Doom II

Doom II

Doom II is Id Software's follow-up to their award winning Doom. Published by GT Interactive, it was released for DOS in 1994, just one year after its predecessor. Unlike most sequels, this one is actually good.

Year: 1994 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: 3d fps horror science fiction shoot em up texture map

Wolfenstein 3D

Wolfenstein 3D

Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter developed by Id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992 for DOS. It has since been ported for several systems including PC-98, Mac, Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

Year: 1992 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: 3d fps science fiction shoot em up texture map ww2

Contra

Contra

Contra is a run-and-gun style platformer developed by Konami and published by Erbe Software initially in 1987. It was released in arcades and on ZX Spectrum and Amstrad PC to start with.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-08-08Tags: arcade platform run and gun science fiction shoot em up south america

Quake

Quake

Quake is a first-person shooter video game, developed by id Software and published by GT Interactive in 1996. Unlike the Doom engine before it, the Quake engine offered full real-t...

Year: 1996 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: 3d aga fps multiplayer science fiction shoot em up texture map

Halo: Combat Evolved

Halo: Combat Evolved

Halo: Combat Evolved is a sci-fi first-person shooter created by Bungie Studios for Microsoft and released for the Xbox in 2001, then ported to Windows and Macintosh by GearBox in 2003.

Year: 2003 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-03-22Tags: aliens aviation first-person flight science fiction shoot em up tank war

Duke Nukem 3D

Duke Nukem 3D

Duke Nukem 3D is a sci-fi first-person shooter created by 3D Realms and published by GT Interactive Software for PC in 1996. The game is the sequel of Duke Nukem and Duke Nukem II, two shooters/platformers created by Apogee Software.

Year: 1996 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: 3d adult comedy first-person fps north america science fiction shoot em up texture map

Hexen: Beyond Heretic

Hexen: Beyond Heretic

Hexen: Beyond Heretic is a first-person shooter developed by Raven Software and released in 1995 as a sequel to Heretic, published one year before. It is the second chapter of the Serpent Riders series.

Year: 1995 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: 3d dark fantasy doom engine fantasy fps shoot em up texture map

Blood

Blood

Blood is a horror first-person shooter created by Monolith Productions and published by GT Interactive in 1997 for MS-DOS. The game was designed by Nicholas Newhard, which was also the lead programmer.

Year: 1997 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: fps horror shoot em up

Heretic

Heretic

Released in 1994 for DOS only, Heretic is the first game in the Heretic / Hexen franchise. It uses the engine from id Software's DOOM and transplants that game's first person shooter gameplay into a fantasy setting.

Year: 1994 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: 3d doom engine fantasy shoot em up texture map

Quake II

Quake II

Quake II doesn't need any introduction. The first-person shooter created by id Software was released in December 1997. The legendary John Carmack worked personally on coding this gem, that was not planned to be a sequel to Quake.

Year: 1997 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-01-03Tags: 3d first-person fps multiplayer science fiction shoot em up texture map

The Ultimate DOOM

The Ultimate DOOM

The Ultimate Doom is an updated version of the popular first-person shooter created by idSoftware and designed by Shawn Green, Sandy Petersen, and John Romero. Ultimate Doom was r...

Year: 1995 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: first-person fps horror science fiction shoot em up

No One Lives Forever

No One Lives Forever

The Operative: No One Lives Forever, also known as NOLF, is a first-person shooter/stealth game created by Monolith Productions and published by Fox Interactive for PC in 2000. If...

Year: 2000 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-01-12Tags: 3d cold war espionage first-person humour shoot em up spy stealth

Another World

Another World

Another World, also known as Out of This World, is a cinematic platformer action-adventure designed by Éric Chahi for Delphine Software and released in 1991 initially for Amiga an...

Year: 1991 Genre: Action Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: amiga original game platform puzzle-solving science fiction shoot em up