Vehicle Simulation

3D Crazy Coaster

3D Crazy Coaster

GCE Vectrex - Released - 1983

Climb aboard the Crazy Coaster and get ready for a roller coaster ride more dangerous and exciting than any you experienced before! The magic of the Vectrex 3-D makes your ride so real...you'll feel yourself leaning with the G-force! You control the movements of the passenger in the lead car as he plummets down the spectacularly steep hills and careens around the gravity-defying curves of the Crazy Coaster. Will you be able to keep his arms raised throughout the ride without sending him flying off into space?!

3D Fongus

3D Fongus

Oric Atmos - 1985

3D Fongus is a flight racing game played from a third person perspective. The player flies over a desert where flags create the race track. Controls are limited to turning left and right. The player earns points for each pair of flags he flies through and also for flying over various things such as hedgehogs and cacti. There are also obstacles to watch out for such as rocks and rhinoceros that sometimes walks across the race track. The plane can take some damage but after five hits the game ends. At some places the player will find holes in the ground that he can fly down into and enter a...

3D Grand Prix

3D Grand Prix

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1984

3D Grand Prix is a video game published by Software Invasion in 1984 for the BBC Microcomputer.

688 Attack Sub

688 Attack Sub

Commodore Amiga - 1993

The player takes command of a US Los Angeles-class or Soviet Alfa class nuclear powered attack submarine and plays 10 missions ranging from into either Cold War scenarios or combat missions in a hypothetical global conflict.

A.G.E.

MS-DOS - 1991

A.G.E. is a follow-up to Galactic Empire. Like its predecessor, it is a first-person space exploration game rendered in 3D. As you pilot your spacecraft around the planets and stars, engaging in space combat and conversation with other characters, you unravel the Conquer the Universe plot. The game is similar to Elite in that you are relatively free to travel to wherever you please.

Abrams Battle Tank

Abrams Battle Tank

MS-DOS - 1988

Take the most powerful NATO tank, the M-1 Abrams, in 8 difficult missions against the Warsaw Pact forces. The four tank stations and the other aspects of the tank are quite nicely simulated, with different types of cannon rounds, coax machine guns, and all that. There's also the independent turret and track rotation commands.

Aces of the Deep

Aces of the Deep

MS-DOS - 1994

Coming two years before the famed "Silent Hunter" Aces of the deep was a deep submarine simulation game. Coming at the tale end of Dynamix's period vehicle simulators (including "Red Barron" and "Aces of the Pacific") Aces of the Deep is a very polished simulation following in that tradition. The game starts with the player selecting a period of the Second World War to serve in. It is possible to play the game from the start of the war until the bitter end. The player takes command of a U-boat and attempts to fulfill optional missions including convey hunting and area patrols. The game gives...

Across the Rhine

Across the Rhine

MS-DOS - July 1, 1995

Across the Rhine: 1944 - 1945 Armored Combat in Western Europe is a mix between strategy and simulation game set during WWII. The game focuses on single tank battles during the Allied invasion of Normandy - this means the player can't influence the overall outcome of the war. The battles are mostly historically accurate but some of them use hypothetical situations. The basic situation however is always the same: the player is in charge of tank battalions and tries to defeat his enemy. The player is presented with several windows which show different information, e.g. a tactical map, a...

ADS: Advanced Destroyer Simulator

ADS: Advanced Destroyer Simulator

MS-DOS - 1990

Advanced Destroyer Simulator (ADS) is a naval combat simulation set in World War 2. It was the first naval simulation to use real-time filled 3D graphics. Its style and mechanics are reminiscent of Epyx's Destroyer (1986). ADS simulates the H.M.S. Onslaught, a British destroyer of the O-class fitted with three cannon turrets, four torpedo tubes on port and starboard respectively, and a sonar to detect and track submarines. In ADS, the Onslaught is not part of a flotilla. There's no campaign, gameplay is mission-based and set in three scenarios (two in the CPC version) with five mission...

ADS: Advanced Destroyer Simulator

ADS: Advanced Destroyer Simulator

Commodore Amiga - January 1, 1991

Advanced Destroyer Simulator (ADS) is a naval combat simulation set in World War 2. It was the first naval simulation to use real-time filled 3D graphics. Its style and mechanics are reminiscent of Epyx's Destroyer (1986). ADS simulates the H.M.S. Onslaught, a British destroyer of the O-class fitted with three cannon turrets, four torpedo tubes on port and starboard respectively, and a sonar to detect and track submarines. In ADS, the Onslaught is not part of a flotilla.

The Adventures of Bayou Billy

The Adventures of Bayou Billy

Nintendo Entertainment System - August 12, 1988

The player takes control of the title character, Billy West, who must fight save to his girlfriend Annabelle Lane from the gang of Godfather Gordon. There are a total of ten stages in all: six side-scrolling beat-em-up stages (or street fighting stages, as the game actually dubs them), two light gun shooting (shoot-'em-up) stages, and two action driving stages.

After Burner III

After Burner III

Sega CD - January 1, 1992

The game again has the player flying the F-14 Tomcat, with the same weapons as before. Headquarters has informed you that "the enemy" (which the game's introduction does not identify) is reported to be building airfields and bases throughout the desert. Your mission is to take out those bases, and if you get rid of a few enemy planes in the process, "so much the better".

Air/Sea Attack

Air/Sea Attack

VTech CreatiVision - 1981

You command a nuclear submarine Hours of exhilaration await you and your family and friends as you take command of your nuclear submarine deep in hostile waters. The enemy is completely ruthless and is out to destroy you with every weapon at his command. His bombers, helicopters and jet-fighters along with his destroyers cruisers, battleships and submarines are armed to the teeth and have only one mission...to find and annihilate you!

Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing

Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing

Nintendo Entertainment System - January 31, 1989

Get ready for racing action like you've never experienced it. Because Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing is so much more than just a game you drive. It's a game you design, a game where everything - from the pit crew to the power boost, from the suspension to the speed, right down to the color of the racing machine itself - is in your control. An entire racing season on the world's 16 toughest tracks lies ahead. Each demands its own strategy; Al Jr. will give you advice before every race. In the pusuit of the season's championship, you can set up and modify your own car, or climb behind the wheel of...

Apache

Apache

MS-DOS - Released - 1995

Fly the most fearsome helicopter to ever grace the skies - the AH-64 Apache. The core gameplay is simulator oriented featuring missions in 4 distinct combat theatres. Enemy threats are fully featured and include a myriad of Russian tanks, anti-aircraft systems, surface to air missiles, and aircraft. For novice users there is an 'arcade' flight model with simplified controls and flight mechanics, in addition to a training mode.

Apollo 18: Mission to the Moon

Apollo 18: Mission to the Moon

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

Apollo 18: Mission to the Moon simulates a fictional mission to the Moon in the early 1980's, following on from the last real flight (Apollo 17) before NASA cancelled the program. One of the game's key features is digitized speech, which sounds crackly like a real mission controller would. Telemetry screens provide realism, with the player having to set items and computer programs to get the crucial GO signal. The game is split into several sequences. First is launch, where pressing the button to stop a moving bar at the right point determines success. Course corrections and an orbital...

Arcticfox

Arcticfox

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

In 2005, aliens have taken over Antarctica. You are sent in to combat them with the new super tank, the Slye-Hicks MX-100, Codename: Arcticfox. Arcticfox is a futuristic-based 3D tank simulation game where your overall goal is to destroy the invading aliens' main fortress before Arcticfox is destroyed. Enemy targets come in all sorts of shapes and sizes: planes, tanks, recon sleds and other important targets such as communication towers, atmosphere converters, etc. Your state-of-the-art killing machine is equipped with a cannon, guided missiles and mines at your disposal in addition to...

Arcticfox

Arcticfox

Commodore Amiga - 1986

In 2005, aliens have taken over Antarctica. You are sent in to combat them with the new super tank, the Slye-Hicks MX-100, Codename: Arcticfox. Arcticfox is a futuristic-based 3D tank simulation game where your overall goal is to destroy the invading aliens' main fortress before Arcticfox is destroyed. Enemy targets come in all sorts of shapes and sizes: planes, tanks, recon sleds and other important targets such as communication towers, atmosphere converters, etc. Your state-of-the-art killing machine is equipped with a cannon, guided missiles and mines at your disposal in addition to...

Arcticfox

Arcticfox

Microsoft MSX - 1989

The game is set in a fictional 2005 where aliens have taken over Antarctica in an attempt to steal the Earth's oxygen. The player is sent to eradicate the intruders using a new super tank codenamed Arcticfox. The player must pilot the tank into enemy territory with the goal of knocking out the alien base. The player uses the tank's abilities to destroy the aliens' ships and equipment. The Arcticfox tank is equipped with a cannon, guided missiles and land mines, and is outfitted with radar, a GPS device, and fore and aft viewscreens. The player fights a variety of enemy units including...

Armor Battle

Armor Battle

Mattel Intellivision - September 4, 1980

It's armored conflict and you command the spearhead! Combat missions galore in this computerized tank battle! Maneuver two tanks through hundreds of different terrains! Battles are waged with a full complement of simulated sound effects to add to the realism! All-out tank combat! You and your opponent are rival commanders. Each of you must maneuver, lay mines, go for tactical surprise! A two player game...you and your opponent each have two tanks per battle. You play your tactics on over hundreds of different battlefield maps! Assess the battlefield, avoid mines, and move quickly...

Ashes of Empire

Ashes of Empire

Commodore Amiga - 1992

A-Train 2001

A-Train 2001

Sony Playstation 2 - May 8, 2001

A-Ressha de Ikou 2001 is a Strategy game, developed and published by Artdink, which was released in Japan in 2001.

Bakutoushi Patton-kun

Bakutoushi Patton-kun

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - August 5, 1988

Bakutoushi Patton-Kun is an action game developed by Soft Pro and published for the Famicom Disk System in Japan in 1988. It is an overhead tank combat game similar in style to Atari's Combat game. It was the first FDS title to allow for four players to play simultaneously. In the game, players attempt to destroy one another's tanks. If a tank is destroyed, the driver of the tank will exit the vehicle, and must try to stay alive long enough for a replacement tank to parachute down from the sky. Game play continues until only one tank is the sole survivor. Then players advance to a new stage...

Battle Command

Battle Command

MS-DOS - 1990

Battle Command is a futuristic 3D tank simulation game released by Ocean in 1990. It was written by Realtime Games and is a development of their successful title Carrier Command. The player views the battle from the forward perspective of the tank. The turret is fixed and cannot be rotated or elevated. However the playing area is flat and shells travel in long horizontal trajectories, so to aim the gun the tank is simply rotated left or right. The player may equip their tank with a variety of weapons, the choice of which will depend on the nature of the mission. The Helicarrier will then...

Battle Zone

Battle Zone

MS-DOS - 1983

Commonly considered the earliest progenitor of first-person shooters (FPS), Battlezone is a 3D tank game initially released in the arcades, and later converted officially to many systems. Earth has been invaded, and you and your tank lead the defensive effort. You drive around the battlefield from a first-person view, targeting and firing at tanks, planes and UFOs. You have a radar to help you see where the enemies are in direction and distance. Objects can be used as strategic cover. Controls simulate the tracks of a tank realistically, so the direction and speed settings are varied -...

Boku wa Plarail Untenshi: Shinkansen & Joukikikansha-Hen

Nintendo Wii - January 5, 2010

Brigador: Up-Armored Edition

Brigador: Up-Armored Edition

Windows - June 2, 2016

Brigador relaunches in 2017 with expanded introductory missions, localization, easier difficulty and revised controls, plus improved lighting effects, mechanics, and more. Here is your contract: Brigador is an isometric roguelite of intense tactical combat. Play as mercenary pilots betraying their planet, looking for the big payout and a ticket off this planet. Everything you destroy earns the pilots money that can be used to unlock even more destructive vehicles, guns, and challenges. Find the right load out for your playstyle and wreak havoc on the city of Solo Nobre. Features: -...

Bump 'n' Jump

Bump 'n' Jump

Nintendo Entertainment System - October 8, 1986

In Bump 'n' Jump, the girlfriend of the protagonist has been kidnapped by the Black Army Corps, and he must race to save her. The goal in is to drive from the beginning of a level to the end while bumping enemy vehicles into obstacles and jumping over various large obstacles such as overpasses, and large rivers.

Carrier Command

Carrier Command

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - 1989

Carrier Command was one of the first real-time strategy games. You control an advanced cybernetic aircraft carrier complete with fighters, amphibious assault vehicles, laser defenses and a fleet of decoy drones. Your mission is to build a series of resource, factory, and defensive bases spanning an island chain. The only problem? At the other end of the chain is an even more advanced carrier under control of a terrorist organization with the same mission. As you move around the islands you must decide what facilities to build and where they will best support your advance. Resource...

Carrier Command

Carrier Command

Atari ST - 1988

Carrier Command was a landmark 1980s action strategy game developed by Realtime Software. The gameplay had a mix of vehicle simulation and real-time strategy. The player controls a robotic aircraft carrier and has to colonise an archipelago by capturing each island one by one. However, a more advanced enemy aircraft carrier that has been captured by terrorists is also aiming to do the same thing. The player must use strategy to capture the islands in order to gain supplies so that the more powerful enemy carrier can be defeated. Control of an island allows you to set what type of island it...

Ceebot

Ceebot

Windows - 1999

http://www.ceebot.com/ceebot/index-e.php

Chequered Flag

Chequered Flag

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1991

A car racing game featuring 4 different locations, Italy (Monza), Hungary, Mexico and the United Kingdom (Silverstone).

Cholo

Cholo

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1986

Cholo is a classic wireframe 3D computer game with nonlinear gameplay, originally released in 1986 for the BBC Micro computer but quickly ported to a number of other 8-Bit systems, such as the Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64. Cholo's gameplay is similar to that of Paradroid, but with wireframe graphics. Following a nuclear war, humanity is trapped underground by a robot defence system that rules the irradiated surface. Your character assumes control of a robot drone, transmitting to a terminal below ground, and is given the task of freeing the trapped humans. The...

Colobot: Gold Edition

Colobot: Gold Edition

Windows - November 3, 2001

Controller

Controller

Atari 800 - 1982

A ATC (Air Traffic Control) simulator where you are responsible for the guidance and landing of up to 8 aircraft.

Crazy Cars II

Crazy Cars II

Amstrad GX4000 - 1990

Das Boot: German U-Boat Simulation

Das Boot: German U-Boat Simulation

Commodore Amiga - 1991

Based on the classic German film of the same name this is a submarine simulation set during WW2. Despite being made in 1990 and therefore primarily designed for the A500 I was surprised to find that the game not only detects and makes use of faster (020+) processors but also promotes to run on VGA monitors. Control is via the mouse and keyboard and as with all such games there are many keys to learn if you want to become proficient in the game. That said the game is quite accessible without a deep knowledge of these keys. The game menu offers 8 training modes; 4 above and 4 below the...

Densha de Go! 2

Densha de Go! 2

SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color - October 21, 1999

A train simulator. On the Neo Geo Pocket Color. Actually, a port of an arcade train sim with a dedicated train-like controller. On the Neo-Geo-Pocket Color... Recipe for disaster right? Wrong!

Densha de Go! 64

Densha de Go! 64

Nintendo 64 - July 30, 1999

Densha de Go! 64 is a train driving simulation game. It's the only game that works with the special N64 version train driving controller which simulates actual train controls, and one of two games that uses Nintendo 64’s “Voice Recognition Unit” or “VRS” as it is known in Japan. Like Hey You, Pikachu!, it is packaged with or without a microphone (called the Engineer’s Pak).

E Type

E Type

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1990

E-Type is a racing game similar to Outrun where the player gets to drive the titular sports car (although without the Jaguar license). The goal of the game is to drive as far as possible before time runs out. The game has five stages that differ in difficulty and length, from six to eighteen miles. Each stage has its own time limit. The tracks can be played separately or in one session. The stages are then unlocked by beating the time limit in the previous race. The roads are full of objects and most of them (rocks, trees and bushes) have to be avoided as crashes and collisions slow down the...

Elite

Elite

MS-DOS - September 20, 1984

Elite is a space trading video game, written and developed by David Braben and Ian Bell and originally published by Acornsoft for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers in September 1984. Elite's open-ended game model, and revolutionary 3D graphics led to it being ported to virtually every contemporary home computer system, and earned it a place as a classic and a genre maker in gaming history.[2] The game's title derives from one of the player's goals of raising their combat rating to the exalted heights of "Elite".

Evening Star

Evening Star

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1987

Evening Star is basically an enhanced Southern Belle - a steam engine simulator - with the route changed to early 1960s Somerset and Dorset line (from Bath to Bournemouth, England) and the locomotive being BR standard class 9F (2-10-0) "Evening Star" (number 92220, the last British steam engine built) hauling the "Pines Express". The game has a demonstration mode and seven scenarios of increased difficulty with the highest level allowing you full control of the train, with all the gauges to watch, more problems that arise and a random timetable to follow. You start at a standstill in...

Fighter Pilot

Fighter Pilot

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - 1983

If you have ever hesitated over buying a flight simulation program on the grounds that it will be too slow to make an interesting game, Fighter Pilot will probably change your attitude (or should that be altitude)? This simulation moves at 802 knots (at sea level, full reheat) and can create total panic at a moment's notice! The game allows one player to control a jet fighter plane in several modes, which include landing, taking-off and air-to-air combat. Your machine is a McDonnell Douglas F15 Eagle with 2 Pratt & Whitney F 100-PW-100 turbofan power plants, and the program writers...

Ford Mustang: The Legend Lives

Ford Mustang: The Legend Lives

Microsoft Xbox - April 20, 2005

Race 40 years of American Muscle — Ford Mustang • Features 40 incredibly rendered production, concept and racing models from 1964 to 2005. • Choose from a diverse set of 22 accurately modeled, life-like racing environments in 7 cities from across the USA. • Arcade-style racing physics and realistic AI, from opponents as well as from obstacle traffic. • Compete in "coin-op" style Challenges or Career Mode to unlock new cars, tracks and game modes while testing your skills to the limit. • Split screen Multiplayer support for Head-to-Head racing.

Gato

Gato

Atari 7800 - Unreleased

In Gato, you play the commander of a United States submarine in the Pacific Ocean during World War II against Japanese warships. Gato is a 3D real-time submarine simulation game. Gameplay consists of missions where the primary directive is to navigate your submarine to track and intercept (multiple) enemy warships (patrol boats, destroyers, etc.) on the randomly created map and close in for the kill with torpedoes. Combat itself consists of a direct visual of enemy ships (via periscope) and firing torpedoes at the correct angle to ultimately sink the ship. Be warned that although you have the...

GATO

GATO

Atari XEGS - 1987

GATO is a real-time submarine simulator first published in 1984 by Spectrum HoloByte for MS-DOS. It simulates combat operations aboard the Gato-class submarine USS Growler (SS-215) in the Pacific Theater of World War II. GATO was later ported to the Apple IIe, Atari ST, and Macintosh. In 1987 Atari published a version on cartridge for the Atari 8-bit family, to coincide with the launch of the Atari XEGS

Grand Prix Circuit

Grand Prix Circuit

Commodore Amiga - 1988

Formula One racing is recreated in detail in this simulation. You have the choice to drive a Ferrari 187/88C, a McLaren MP4/4 or a Williams FW12, each with different qualities. Rival drivers also have their own styles and strengths, and to win the World Championship you will have to master these. Pitstop timing and planning is crucial as well, although only tires are changed in late-1980s F1. You can choose whether to drive a single race at Brazil, Britain, Monaco, (Western) Germany [Hockenheim], Canada, Italy, Detroit and Japan [Suzuka] or to drive a full championship on every track. Every...

GTR – FIA GT Racing Game

GTR – FIA GT Racing Game

Windows - 2005

GTR – FIA GT Racing Game is a sports car racing simulator developed by SimBin Studios (later known as Sector3 Studios) for the PC.

Gunboat

Gunboat

Commodore Amiga - 1991

Gunboat is a simulation video game developed and released by Accolade in 1990 for Amiga, DOS, TurboGrafx-16 and ZX Spectrum. It is a combat simulator of a Patrol Boat, River (PBR). The game starts out in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. When the player earns a second lieutenant's bar, the game moves on to battle the drug kingpins of Colombia. After making the grade of lieutenant commander, the player may begin patrolling the Panama Canal Zone. The player uses the keyboard, the function keys, and the joystick to move through a number of stations aboard the PBR, including those for the...

Gungriffon

Gungriffon

Sega Saturn - January 1, 1996

Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?!

Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?!

Windows - February 14, 2017

Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! is a whacky space exploration game where you manage your very own spaceship, craft hundreds of weapons, and explore the vastness of a veggie-filled universe. Play as sisters Cassie and Fay as they scour dozens of planets in a dynamic universe for their beloved grandfather, Jiji! Follow them on their quest and experience an engaging and ever-changing storyline with a diverse cast of lovable, anthropomorphic vegetables, which include some familiar faces! Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! features tactical, turn-based combat and a variety of weird and wacky...

Hover Strike

Hover Strike

Atari Jaguar - 1995

Terrakian Pirates have taken over a colonized planet under Federation control. They've set up an atmospheric cannon, making invasion impossible. Your job, as a hovercraft pilot, is to launch a pre-emptive strike on the planet's surface. Hover Strike for the Jaguar is a mission-based tank game. In each mission, you will drop to the surface of the planet, destroy some targets, and then return to your ship in orbit. The hovercraft you pilot is heavily armored and includes various weapons systems to take out enemies and targets.

Imagine: Champion Rider

Imagine: Champion Rider

Sony PSP - September 18, 2009

Jet Moto

Jet Moto

Sony Playstation - October 31, 1996

Gameplay in the Jet Moto series differs traditional racing games, as players instead control hoverbikes which hover close above the ground and can be driven over both land and water. Most of the courses in the games are designed to take advantage of this ability. The game has a its variant of the traditional road course, but also introduces a new course type, known as a suicide course. Instead of being a continuous loop, these tracks have checkpoints at either end of the course, and the starting grid in the center. Characters race to one end, then turn around to head for the other checkpoint,...

Jikkyou Keiba Simulation: Stable Star

Jikkyou Keiba Simulation: Stable Star

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - March 22, 1996

Jikkyou Keiba Simulation: Stable Star ("Play-by-Play Horse Racing Simulation: Stable Star") is a horse racing simulation game from Konami that has players managing a stable of racehorses with the intent to breed money-making champions. It follows the likes of other horse racing simulation series like Derby Stallion (Derby Stallion 96 was released the previous week), Classic Road and Thoroughbred Breeder.As a male or female avatar, the player acquires horses and manages their training, entering them into races when they're ready and breeding them post-career to produce even faster horses. The...

The Killing Cloud

The Killing Cloud

Commodore Amiga - 1991

Killing Cloud is set in a San Francisco ravaged by an opaque orange death smog layer known as the Killing Cloud. This hovers around the middle of the skyscrapers, creating a claustrophobic low level experience (and a different feel to the many other flight simulations set in the city, such as F/A-18 Interceptor). In this maelstrom, the Black Angel gang is terrorising the public. The player is a member of the SFPD Police force, charged with bringing them down throughout ten missions. Some are out-and-out action while others are more strategic. You can only survive for 20 minutes in the...

The Long Journey Home

The Long Journey Home

Windows - May 30, 2017

There are a million worlds in the galaxy. Only one of them is Home. It was supposed to be a short test run - a quick flight to Alpha Centauri and back. But when mankind’s first experimental jump drive goes wrong, a misfit crew finds itself trapped on the wrong side of the universe - alone, injured, falling apart. The only way back… is through. Explore an endlessly shifting universe. Form alliances with strange aliens, from the noble Wolphax Knights to cruel-minded Ilitza slaver empire. Harness your crew’s skills in everything from research to archeology to diplomacy. Learn the laws of an...

M1 Tank Platoon

M1 Tank Platoon

Commodore Amiga - 1990

Magic Fly

Magic Fly

Commodore Amiga - 1990

MechWarrior

MechWarrior

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - May 1, 1993

MechWarrior is based on the table-top wargaming franchise Battletech (which is where the Japanese Super Famicom port received its name) and acts as a true simulation of the experience of mech-on-mech combat rather than as an abstraction. The game focuses around managing a team of MechWarriors and outfitting a lance (group of 4) mechs to take into paid mercenary missions. Not only does the player have to manage the economic aspects of the fighting in order to earn enough money to cover repairs and purchase newer and better equipment, but they also have to pilot the lead mech into combat...

MechWarrior

MechWarrior

MS-DOS - 1989

You are Gideon Braver Vandenburg, heir to the planet. While you were away, unknown attackers destroyed your home, killed your entire family, and stole the Chalice that you need to win the throne. When you are implicated in your own family's death, you are forced into exile. With a help of an old friend who contributed an old Jenner and some credits, you must become a mercenary. Within five years, you must travel the Inner Sphere in search of clues to who set you up, and eventually avenge your family and recover the Chalice. MechWarrior is the first 3D BattleTech game. The player travels to...

MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat

MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat

MS-DOS - July 24, 1995

MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat is a vehicle simulation game developed and released by Activision in 1995, as part of the MechWarrior series of video games in the BattleTech franchise. Originally developed for DOS, it was ported to a variety of platforms including Windows, Apple Macintosh, and the game consoles Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation (as MechWarrior 2: Arcade Combat Edition).

MechWarrior 2: Ghost Bear's Legacy

MechWarrior 2: Ghost Bear's Legacy

MS-DOS - 1995

MechWarrior 2: Ghost Bear's Legacy is the follow-up expansion pack for MechWarrior 2, which gives the player a chance to play as Clan Ghost Bear. This expansion pack gives players access to fourteen new BattleMechs and a number of new weapons, plus seventeen new missions in a number of new environments, such as outer space and underwater. The game also featured a soundtrack by Jeehun Hwang, the composer of MechWarrior 2. The soundtrack features 8 new tracks and 11 reused tracks from MechWarrior 2.

MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries

MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries

MS-DOS - September 30, 1996

MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries was released in September 1996 as a stand-alone expansion to MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat and the last BattleTech game made by Activision. In this game, the player takes control of an Inner Sphere mercenary squad, with control over finances and free choice of missions.

MechWarrior 3

MechWarrior 3

Windows - September 28, 1999

Mechwarrior 3 is a first-person mecha simulation game, where the player pilots a Mech in over 20 missions, with access to 18 different mechs. Mechs are giant armored robots and fitted with various projectile and energy weapons. Mechs engage in combat with other mechs as well as traditional military vehicles such as tanks, helicopters, and occasional weapon emplacements. It featured a new 3D accelerated graphics engine at the time of its release.

MechWarrior 4: Black Knight

MechWarrior 4: Black Knight

Windows - October 31, 2001

Kentares IV has been in political turmoil since Ian Dresari took possession of the Ducal throne. Details of his succession are sketchy, but many feel that his sister Johanna was the heir apparent. Since her untimely death, civil unrest has grown into open rebellion. Karl Sonntag, a staunch loyalist to the Dresari family, turned his back on the fledgling sovereign and was recently arrested for sedition when he publicly condemned the new regime. His fate - as well as those of other political prisoners - is uncertain, but we do know that his leadership could prove invaluable if a resistance is to...

MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries

MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries

Windows - November 7, 2002

The sequel to Mechwarrior 4: Vengeance. When you're a 'Mech Mercenary, you call the shots. You don't fight for honor - you fight for cold hard cash, a fierce reputation, and the heart-pounding thrill of the kill. Your allegiance goes to the highest bidder. You answer only to the call of fortune. Your fate is in your hands alone. Select from 4 of the most notorious mercenary units, Kell Hounds, Wolf's Dragoons, Northwind Highlanders, and Gray Death Legion, to alter your missions, with different outcomes based on your victories. Choose from over 35 different 'Mechs, including 10 new ones. And...

MechWarrior 4: Vengeance

MechWarrior 4: Vengeance

Windows - November 23, 2000

The game takes place on the Inner Sphere planet Kentares IV and its moon. Players take control of Ian Dresari, son of famed Clan War hero Duke Eric Dresari and heir to the throne of Kentares. A civil war erupts on the planet after William Dresari, Ian's cousin, betrays the family and seizes the throne for himself under the banner of Katherine "Katrina" Steiner, ruler of the Lyran Alliance and responsible for annihilation of loyalists to Victor Steiner-Davion, brother of Katrina. After a surprise attack by Steiner forces on the Dresari royal palace, leaving Eric Dresari and the majority of...

Metal Wolf Chaos

Metal Wolf Chaos

Microsoft Xbox - December 22, 2004

Michael Wilson, veteran of the Arizona Conflict and 47th President of the United States has been deposed in a military coup by his running mate, Richard Hawk. Now, he must take up the guise of Metal Wolf and take back America city by city, armed only with his Mini-Mecha and the power of burning American freedom.

Metaltech: Earthsiege

Metaltech: Earthsiege

MS-DOS - 1994

Metaltech: Earthsiege is a mecha simulation video game developed by Dynamix and released in 1994. In Earthsiege, players are placed in the cockpit of various massive bipedal war machines known as HERCULANs (Humaniform-Emulation Roboticized Combat Unit with Leg-Articulated Navigation) (or 'HERCs' for short). Set in the 25th or 26th century, the universe of Earthsiege is a technologically advanced setting with many futuristic weapons and vehicles.

Need For Speed: Most Wanted

Need For Speed: Most Wanted

Nintendo DS - November 15, 2005

Wake up to the smell of burnt asphalt as the thrill of illicit street racing permeates the air. From the makers of the hit Need for Speed Underground series, Need for Speed Most Wanted challenges players to become the most notorious and elusive street racer. Combining illicit street racing and tuner customization with the intensity of strategic police pursuit that surpasses any Hollywood-style chase scene, Need for Speed Most Wanted will be on every gamer’s must-have list. Out-race rivals, evade cops, and exploit hundreds of miles of open road as gamers make their way up the Blacklist. To...

Need for Speed: Undercover

Need for Speed: Undercover

Windows - November 18, 2008

Undercover features a new open world map consisting of 109 miles (175 km) of road and a large highway system, making it the largest Need for Speed "world" EA has created so far. The game's environment consists of four boroughs: Palm Harbor, Port Crescent, Gold Coast Mountains, and Sunset Hills. In the Wii and PS2 versions two boroughs are copied off Need for Speed Most Wanted and put into different positions. These four boroughs make up the city, Tri-City (referring to the real-life city in Tri-City, Oregon), presumably a city located on the Gulf Coast or on the California Coast although the...

OmniBus

OmniBus

Windows - May 26, 2016

OmniBus is next-to-last gen physics game about the most powerful bus in the universe that can’t stop or even slow down for reasons incomprehensible to the simple human mind. OmniBus must complete missions at the behest of citizens as its speed increases to unsafe speeds and without landing on its head or sides. OmniBus drivers will choose from the bizarre mission mode, thrilling trick mode and versus multiplayer mode for up to four players to achieve goals, set high scores, and receive total enlightenment. Deep Emotional Narrative: Throughout history man has looked to the noble bus in...

Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands

Commodore Amiga - 1992

Pacific Islands is the follow-up to Team Yankee and as its name suggests is set in the Pacific Islands, where conflicts demand the intervention of the USA and you, as a crack tank commander. You are in complete control of 16 modern American tanks which are divided into 4 squads. The objective in each mission is usually to take control of key areas, destroy enemy communications, escort support groups, etc. In a nice touch, missions may be undertaken at any time of the day; night missions surprisingly being the easiest, as the enemy has inferior Infrared imaging to your tanks. The graphics...

Paperboy

Paperboy

Atari ST - 1989

The object of Paperboy is to deliver papers to your customers while inflicting as much damage as possible to the houses of your non-customers. To make things more difficult, numerous obstacles get in your way including construction workers, rogue tires, skateboarders, dogs and cats, cars, and even the occasional tornado.

Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors

Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors

3DO Interactive Multiplayer - Unreleased

Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors is an unreleased video game that was planned for release initially on the Sega CD in April 1995 and to be followed by PC and 3DO versions later that year. The game stars the comedy-magician duo Penn & Teller. The game is composed of several minigames and an adventure/platform game starring Penn & Teller. All the minigames, with one exception, were made for the sole purpose of enabling the owner of the game to fool their friends by many different means, designating the games "scam minigames" and virtual tricks. Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors is unofficially...

Pimp My Ride

Pimp My Ride

Sony Playstation 2 - November 21, 2006

In the game, players are challenged to pimp out their friends' cars by rapper Xzibit, transforming something old and rusty into something worthy of displaying on the streets. Cars can be redesigned from bumper to bumper and it will be players’ responsibilities to capture the styles, likes and interests of their clients. The game is considered unfavorable by most, and perhaps is the worst licensed video game of all time. (Including the Atari 2600's ET). The license is from the MTV program by the same name.

Pit Crew Panic!

Pit Crew Panic!

Nintendo Wii - December 1, 2008

Help your all-female pit crew fix the most bizarre things, like giant toilets! A frantic, action-packed game that unfolds on the racing circuit. During the game, the pit crew is not only faced with repairing vehicles, but various WHATSITs as well! Handling the WHATSIT repairs is a pit crew made up of legendary beauties! Simple controls! Just grab a member of the crew with the Wii Remote controller's A Button, release the button when the Pointer is over the damaged PART, and that crew member will begin repairs. Assign repairs to the members of your team, and provide support using the Wii...

Project CARS

Project CARS

Windows - May 7, 2015

Project CARS is the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet. Created by gamers, tested by real racing drivers, and the preferred choice of Esports pros Featuring world-class graphics and handling, a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system, and deep tuning & pit stop functionality, players can create a driver, pick from a variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals in a quest to enter the Hall Of Fame. Test your skills online either in competitive fully-loaded race weekends, leaderboard-based...

Quarantine II: Road Warrior

Quarantine II: Road Warrior

MS-DOS - 1996

Quarantine II: Road Warrior is the sequel to Quarantine the driving game. As in the original, you still play the role of Drake Edgewater, a cab driver whose only goal is to escape the hell of futuristic Kemo City. Using his cab as the only way to survive, Drake accepts a series of special missions against OmniCorp. The money is used to repair and upgrade his vehicle with new weapons, as each ride into the city is risky business. Thus, from mission to mission through different parts of the town, he finally reaches the exit way to freedom.

Rad Racer

Rad Racer

Nintendo Entertainment System - August 17, 1987

This is no ordinary game pak. This is Rad Racer. Nintendo's thrilling 3-D video game Rad Racer comes action-packed with revolutionary 3-D technology and 3-D glasses (they're free inside) that will have you really believing you're in the middle of a cross-country rally race - cruising along at 200 miles per hour! Rad Racer takes you through 8 treacherous race courses including the Los Angeles Nightway, the San Francisco Highway and the Grand Canyon. Choose the Ferrari and you'll enter a Super Machine competition where you'll race against Corvettes and Lamborghinis. Select the F-1 Machine and...

Retribution

Retribution

MS-DOS - 1994

You lower yourself into your cockpit knowing that the annihilation of Krellan life is little reward for the millions of your race that have been "harvested." You have hatred in your heart and become driven by one compulsion … RETRIBUTION!

Retro City Rampage

Retro City Rampage

Nintendo Entertainment System - 2013

Return Fire 2

Return Fire 2

Windows - 1998

Multiplayer madness continues in the souped-up sequel to Return Fire. The basic premise is the same: get your enemy's flag at all costs. This involves destroying their flag towers until you find the one which contains it, then blowing up defences so that your jeep can get in to grab it. There are 30 different scenarios to take the AI on at. These encompass ground, air and sea action, with tanks, jeeps and helicopters among the hardware on show. New technical features include hardware acceleration and force feedback support, new viewing perspectives, and Internet/LAN games for up to 16...

Revs

Revs

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1984

Revs is a 1984 Formula Three simulation written initially for the BBC Micro by Geoff Crammond and published by Acornsoft that is notable for its realistic simulation of the sport and as a precursor to its author's later work on Formula One Grand Prix and its sequels. It was ported to the Commodore 64 in 1986.

Revs plus Revs 4 Tracks

Revs plus Revs 4 Tracks

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1986

Revs plus Revs 4 Tracks was released by Superior Software / Acornsoft in 1986. This enhanced edition included all 5 tracks: the original Silverstone plus the 4 tracks from the expansion pack, Brand's Hatch, Donnington Park, Oulton Park and Snetterton. The enhanced edition also included a 'steering assist' driving aid "designed to improve control of the car when using keys or a digital joystick"

Road Rash 64

Road Rash 64

Nintendo 64 - August 31, 1999

Presented in a third-person view similar to Hang-On, the player competes in illegal road races and must finish in the top 3 places in every race in order to proceed to the next level. As levels progress, the opponents ride faster, fight harder and the tracks are longer and more dangerous. Placing in each race gives a certain amount of money which increases considerably as levels progress. This money allows the player to buy faster bikes which are needed to stay competitive. The game is over if the player can't pay for the repairs when their motorcycle is wrecked, or can't pay the fine for...

Rocket League

Rocket League

Windows - July 7, 2015

Soccer meets driving once again in the long-awaited, physics-based multiplayer-focused sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars! Choose a variety of high-flying vehicles equipped with huge rocket boosters to score amazing aerial goals and pull-off incredible game-changing saves!

Rocket League

Rocket League

Microsoft Xbox One - February 17, 2016

Soccer meets driving once again in the long-awaited, physics-based multiplayer-focused sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars! Choose a variety of high-flying vehicles equipped with huge rocket boosters to score amazing aerial goals and pull-off incredible game-changing saves!

Scrap Mechanic

Windows - January 19, 2016

Scrap Mechanic is an all-new creative multiplayer sandbox game where you explore, scavenge and collect objects from all over a wide-open interactive world. With these gathered objects you can build shelters (cozy!), impressive moving Vehicles (vroom!), and machines (aw yes!) that will help you survive all the treacherous adventures ahead of you.

Sewer Shark

Sewer Shark

Sega CD - October 15, 1992

Sewer Shark takes place sometime in the future, where environmental destruction has forced most of humanity to live underground. The player takes the role of a rookie pilot in a band of "sewer jockies", whose job is to exterminate dangerous mutated creatures to keep a vast network of sewers clean for the resort area "Solar City", an island paradise ruled by the evil Commissioner Stenchler (Robert Costanzo). The player's co-pilot, Ghost (David Underwood), evaluates the player's performance throughout the game, while a small robot named Catfish scouts ahead and gives directions. The player is...

Shattered Steel

Shattered Steel

MS-DOS - September 30, 1996

Shattered Steel is a first-person 3D action game similar in concept to MechWarrior series. The player takes control of bipedal machines (mechs) known as Planet Runners, trying to protect humanity against alien menace. The single player campaign takes place on five different planets, with about twenty missions available for each. The missions mostly involve direct assaults, infiltration of enemy strongholds, defending own bases, or escorting important figures. The player can pilot up to seven different Runners in different sizes and shapes, having their own strengths and weaknesses. Each...

Silent Service II

Silent Service II

Commodore Amiga - 1991

Silent Service II is a submarine simulation based in the Pacific theatre. World War II is raging. The US has suffered an attack at Pearl Harbor, and most of its battleships are lost. The few remaining US carriers are fighting a desperate war against the Japanese surface fleets. But the US has a secret weapon: sleek, silent, deadly... you are a Submarine Commander! The action is viewed from within the submarine. Watch out for your speed, direction and depth. This game features 9 types of submarines to choose from, 10 types of torpedoes to fire, 14 Japanese surface ships (9 warships, 5...

Söldner: Secret Wars

Söldner: Secret Wars

Windows - June 21, 2004

Soldner: Secret Wars is similar to the recent online FPS combat games involving infantry and vehicular warfare. But it also has a few features that separate it from the rest. The Advanced Destruction System means you're no longer restricted to how a map should look. You can knock down trees to block a road or destroy a bridge to prevent armour from crossing. Damage remains until the end of the round instead of being just a decal that does not affect game play. Unit are able to be customized. You can choose your look, headgear, uniform and add extras like sunglasses and backpacks....

Starship Command

Starship Command

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1983

The player assumes the role of captain of a battle starship, charged with defending the frontiers of space from hostile alien ships, which come in two sizes — large and small. The larger ships have cloaking devices which make them invisible. Damage is inflicted on ships when they are shot or rammed by other ships. Uniquely for the time, the player vessel remains locked in the centre of the screen and the world rotates and moves around it. Player shots also have limited range and are subject to the same rotation as everything else, which means the player needs to predict where shots will need...

Tachyon: The Fringe

Tachyon: The Fringe

Windows - March 31, 2000

Caught in the middle of a violent conflict on the fringe of the galaxy — your ability to survive will depend on your piloting skills and combat savvy as a mercenary space fighter. But, as you explore the vastly detailed world of Tachyon: The Fringe, you will often find that the most powerful weapon on your ship is in your head. Features Single Player Features — Decide where you want to go and what missions you will fly as you explore the vast and richly inhabited universe. Fight in furious space combat battles around the most massive ships and stations ever created in a space...

Tank Attack

Tank Attack

VTech CreatiVision - 1981

You are a tank commander! You are engaged in a battle to the death with another Tank commander who has the same weapons as you have, so only your superior skill can win the day! More dangers than the eye can see! Besides enemy tanks, there are many dangers to contend with. There may be hidden minefields that you will never see until it is too late. The terrain itself can prove deadly. A fall in the deep water of the river could be the end of you. In addition, your treacherous enemy can switch tanks, and attack from a completely different direction with no warning.

Team Yankee

Team Yankee

Commodore Amiga - 1990

Yankee can’t compare with M-1 for realism, but it’s an extremely playable and enjoyable sim. The essence of the game is a mix of tactics – critical in positioning your forces and timing artillery strikes – and arcade action. Swiveling the turret, finding the enemy, getting a laser lock-on, waiting for a round to be loaded then knocking a tank out all requires good reactions. Then as soon as the first shot hits, the rest of the platoon will know your position and return fire, so it’s critical to take them all out quickly. This is great fun, helped along by great graphics. Up close things are...

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X

Windows - March 3, 2009

The story of the game takes place during the time of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. H.A.W.X is set in the near future where private military companies have essentially replaced government-run military in many countries. The player is placed in the shoes of David Crenshaw — an ex-military elite pilot who was recruited by one of these corporations to work for them as one of their pilots, fighting whomever and whenever he is told to. Crenshaw later returns to the US Air Force together with his team, trying to prevent a full scale terrorist attack on the United States which was...

Tom Clancy's SSN

Tom Clancy's SSN

Windows - November 12, 1996

Tom Clancy's SSN is a simulation of the 688i (Improved Los Angeles-class nuclear hunter/killer submarine). The game player is in command of USS Cheyenne (SSN-773) in a limited war against China over the Spratly Islands. Gameplay is limited to a 15 mission single-player campaign in which the player carries out anti-submarine, anti-surface ship roles, intelligence gathering activities, and the launch of submarine based cruise missiles. Tom Clancy also wrote a book by the same name, based on this storyline.

Scroll to Top