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: 2020-03-07Tags: arcade platform run and gun science fiction shoot em up south america

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

Quake

Quake

Quake is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by GT Interactive in 1996. With the success it had with Doom (1993), id Software decided to capitalize its m...

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

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

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

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

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

Death Rally

Death Rally

Death Rally is a top-down combat racing game developed by Remedy, published by Apogee and distributed by GT Interactive Software. It was released in 1996 for MS-DOS, but in 2009 it was re-released for Windows as freeware.

Year: 1996 Genre: Racing Updated: 2019-10-18Tags: freeware shoot em up

Raptor: Call of the Shadows

Raptor: Call of the Shadows

Raptor: Call of The Shadows is a vertical-scroller shoot 'em up developed by Cygnus Studios, published by Apogee Software in 1994. It was originally published for DOS, but has since been ported to Windows, iOS, Linux, and Mac OS.

Year: 1994 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: arcade shoot em up