The best classic and old school Space games

Space Hulk

Space Hulk

Space Hulk is a squad-management tactical videogame, released in 1993 for MS-DOS and Amiga, based on the popular board game by Games Workshop with the same title. In this horror/sc...

Year: 1993 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: aliens board game dungeon crawler licensed science fiction space spaceship tactical-rpg

Space Crusade

Space Crusade

Space Crusade is a computer adaptation of the 1990 Games Workshop boardgame set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The video game was created by Gremlin Graphics and released in 199...

Year: 1992 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2021-02-19Tags: board game licensed science fiction space squad management top-down turn-based

Outpost

Outpost

Outpost is a space colonization strategy game created by Sierra and released in 1994 for Windows 3x and Macintosh. As in many other science fiction classics, Earth will be destroy...

Year: 1994 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-10-28Tags: 4x isometric real-time science fiction space space exploration space sim

Supremacy: Your Will Be Done

Supremacy: Your Will Be Done

Supremacy (called Overlord in the US), is a real-time strategy game developed by Probe Software and released for the Amiga and Atari ST in 1990. In 1991 it was ported to MS-DOS and Commodore 64.

Year: 1990 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: amiga original game real-time science fiction space space management

Xenon

Xenon

Xenon is a vertical scrolling shooter, created by The Bitmap Brothers initially for the Atari ST in 1988 and ported to Amiga, ZX Spectrum, and MSX the same year. The game is the prequel to the much more popular Xenon 2: Megablast.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-22Tags: amiga original game shoot em up space v-scrolling shoot-em up vertical-scrolling

Captive

Captive

Captive is a sci-fi RPG created by Antony Crowther and published by Mindscape in 1990 for the Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS. The game uses a first-person perspective, with movements in the four directions in a pseudo-3D environment.

Year: 1990 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2020-06-06Tags: dungeon crawler first-person science fiction space

Super Star Trek

Super Star Trek

Super Star Trek is an old text-only game, an early example of a turn-based space strategy sim/wargame created by Robert Leedom e David Ahl. The game code was published in the 1978 book BASIC Computer Games - Microcomputer Edition.

Year: 1978 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-09-26Tags: basic language public domain science fiction space spaceship text-based wargame

Chronomaster

Chronomaster

Chronomaster is a graphic adventure developed by DreamForge and published by Capstone in 1995 for PC. The game was written by famous novelist Roger Zelazny, known for having won s...

Year: 1995 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: detective graphic adventure non-linear novel pre-rendered science fiction space

Space Rogue

Space Rogue

Space Rogue is a 3D space flight RPG developed and published by Origin Systems in 1989 for the Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, and Mac. It was ported in 1990 to the Amiga, PC-98, and a few others.

Year: 1990 Genre: Action Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: first-person rpg elements science fiction shoot em up space space flight top-down

Frenetic

Frenetic

Frenetic is a vertical shooter created by Core Design and released for Amiga and Atari ST in 1991. It's a very traditional game that perfectly fits in the space shoot-em-up genre,...

Year: 1991 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-11-05Tags: shoot em up space top-down v-scrolling shoot-em up vertical-scrolling

Starglider

Starglider

Starglider is a 3D space shooter created by the young programmer Jez San and published by Rainbird in 1986 for the Commodore 64, Atari ST, Apple II, ZX Spectrum, and other computers.

Year: 1987 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 3d atari st first-person space space flight space sim wireframe

Galaxy Force II

Galaxy Force II

Galaxy Force II is a sci-fi space shoot 'em up created by SEGA originally as a coin-up, then converted to many home platforms, including Mega Drive/Genesis, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and others, starting from 1991.

Year: 1991 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: coin-up conversion science fiction shoot em up space

Thunder Force III

Thunder Force III

Thunder Force III is a space shooter developed by Technosoft for the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive and published by SEGA in 1990. The title was adapted for the arcade in 1991 under the name Thunder Force AC and for SNES as Thunder Spirits.

Year: 1990 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-09-21Tags: arcade genesis original game science fiction shoot em up side-scrolling space

Gravity

Gravity

Gravity is an isometric action game created by Image Works for Atari ST and Amiga, and released in 1990..

Year: 1990 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-10-28Tags: action strategy coverdisk isometric multi-directional science fiction space