The best classic and old school Shoot Em Up games

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: 2020-12-02Tags: freeware shoot em up

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: 2021-02-19Tags: amiga original game platform puzzle-solving 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

Shadow Warrior

Shadow Warrior

Shadow Warrior is an action shooter game developed by 3D Realms Entertainment and published by GT Interactive Software in 1997 for DOS and Mac. In 2013 it made its way to Windows and was also formatted for iPhone and iPad.

Year: 1997 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: comedy freeware shoot em up

Rise of the Triad: Dark War

Rise of the Triad: Dark War

Rise of the Triad: Dark War is a first-person shooter developed and published by Apogee Software in 1994 for DOS. It was initially designed to be the follow-up to Wolfenstein 3D,...

Year: 1994 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-01-25Tags: 3d first-person fps shareware shoot em up texture map wolfenstein 3d engine

Deluxe Galaga

Deluxe Galaga

Deluxe Galaga is a shareware remake of the famous arcade Galaga for the Amiga. It was created in 1993 by Edgar M. Vigdal (also the author of Deluxe PacMan). The game is an enhan...

Year: 1994 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players aga amiga original game enhanced remakes shareware shoot em up top-down

Quake Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon

Quake Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon

Scourge of Armagon is the first official mission pack for Quake. It was developed by Developed by Hipnotic Interactive and released in 1997. It contains 17 new single-player leve...

Year: 1997 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-01-24Tags: mission science fiction shoot em up

Flashback: The Quest for Identity

Flashback: The Quest for Identity

Flashback: The Quest For Identity is a sci-fi platformer/action-adventure published by U.S. Gold, and developed by Delphine Software. The game is the brainchild of Paul Cuisset, cr...

Year: 1993 Genre: Action Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: amiga original game cinematic cyberpunk platform puzzle-solving science fiction shoot em up

Cannon Fodder

Cannon Fodder

Cannon Fodder: war has never been so much fun, is an action-strategy shoot 'em up game developed by Sensible Software and published by Virgin Interactive for the Amiga in 1993. The...

Year: 1993 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: amiga original game humour military real-time shoot em up squad management walkabout war

Frontier: Elite II

Frontier: Elite II

The 350th game on GamesNostalgia is our favourite game ever: Frontier: Elite II. You can download here the PC version, which had a more advanced graphics engine, featuring texture mapping, compared to the Amiga version.

Year: 1993 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2020-12-17Tags: 3d amiga original game polygons science fiction shoot em up space flight space sim texture map trading

R-Type

R-Type

R-Type is a side-scrolling shoot-em-up arcade created by Irem in 1987. The graphics design was inspired by H. R. Giger's artwork for the Alien movies. It was ported to several home...

Year: 1989 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-04-14Tags: arcade h-scrolling shoot-em up science fiction shoot em up

Descent

Descent

Descent is a 3D sci-fi first-person shooter notable for the "six axis" movement, developed by Parallax Software and released by Interplay in 1995. The game was originally released to MS-DOS, but was ported to Mac OS and Playstation.

Year: 1995 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: 3d arcade science fiction shoot em up space flight texture map

Mega Man X

Mega Man X

Mega Man X is a popular platform game developed by Capcom, released for the SNES in 1993 and ported to PC in 1995. It holds the distinction of being the first Mega Man game for ...

Year: 1995 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: anime arcade platform-shooter science fiction shoot em up

Duke Nukem II

Duke Nukem II

Duke Nukem II is the second game in the Duke Nukem franchise and was developed and published by Apogee Software for DOS in 1993. It has since been ported to multiple other platforms.

Year: 1993 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: platform-shooter run and gun science fiction shoot em up