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.

688 Attack Sub

688 Attack Sub

Sega Genesis - Released - July 1, 1991

An early submarine game with ten missions which can be played with both American and Soviet attack submarines. The game focuses on realism with several stations the player can use (sonar, weapons, navigation, helm, radio and periscope) but most duties can be delegated to crew members. The graphics are mostly close-up views of the control panels but in some occasions they feature digitized images of surface ships and crew.

688 Attack Sub

688 Attack Sub

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

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 - Released - 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.

A.G.E.

A.G.E.

Atari ST - Released - 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 - Released - 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 - Released - 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

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.

ADS: Advanced Destroyer Simulator

ADS: Advanced Destroyer Simulator

MS-DOS - Released - 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...

AEGIS: Guardian of the Fleet

AEGIS: Guardian of the Fleet

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

AEGIS: Guardian of the Fleet is a simulation of the U.S. Navy's Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser. It features over 100 missions in seven battle sets and a training area, as well as a detailed "Warbook" full of interactive weapons/platform information. The main focus of the game is the realistic simulation of the war ship. It is set in modern times which means there are a lot of technical systems to the player's disposal. The most important ones are the tracking systems (e.g. radar, active or passive sonar) and weapon systems (e.g. torpedo, rockets or anti-aircraft). Every station...

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!

All Aboard! Microgauge Train Set

All Aboard! Microgauge Train Set

Atari ST

FUN, FUN, FUN, that's what ALL ABOARD! is. It's NOT an adventure game or a strategy game, it's not a game at all, IT'S A TOY. A wonderful toy for the young part of us all. It's endless hours of fun for every age, from the smallest child, to the adventuresome who wish to tackle designing their own trains or scenery with the ALL ABOARD! EDITOR. There is simply no end to the fun and creative adventures that ALL ABOARD! can provide all ages.

The American Challenge: A Sailing Simulation

The American Challenge: A Sailing Simulation

MS-DOS - Released - 1986

The American Challenge: A Sailing Simulation is a sailing simulation which features eight courses. The player races against computer opponents and has to steer the boat and sail the trim and centerboard position. During the race all boats are shown in wireframe 3D graphics and the player can always switch to an overhead map which shows the contestant's path up to this point. If the player doesn't want to sail against the computer anymore, he can trade the sail boat with a high-speed motorboat or start a multiplayer match.

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...

Armored Fist

Armored Fist

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

Armored Fist offers realistic armored warfare in numerous tactical theaters. The player can choose from an extensive line-up of modern-day armored vehicles utilized by U.S. forces, in addition to those commonly used by Soviet troops. The game was one of the earliest tank sims to offer a mission editor with broad capabilities. Six linear campaigns are offered in addition to a training campaign.

Armored Fist 2

Armored Fist 2

MS-DOS - Released - October 1, 1997

Based on the same engine as Comanche 3, Novalogic once again delivered a tank simulator using their VoxelSpace technology. Armored Fist 2 models the US Army's M1A2 Abrams main battle tank just like its predecessor, which also used the previous Comanche voxel engine to generate realistic terrain and models without 3D accelerator video cards. Similar to most Novalogic simulations, this product is targeted more at an action-oriented audience not seeking too much realism. Armored Fist 2 has over 50 pre-scripted missions set on campaigns in Europe, Asian, Africa, and the Middle East. The tank...

Ascii Sector

Ascii Sector

MS-DOS - Homebrew - September 13, 2007

Ascii Sector is a free-roaming, space-faring, sci-fi RPG game, focusing on combat and trading. As its early title suggest, it is a fan-made remake of Privateer, borrowing its setting (e.g. you'll face the Kilrathi), but presented in 2D graphics made of ASCII characters, roguelike style, albeit in real-time and with mouse-driven menus. Just as in Privateer, you're an aspiring freelancer who had just bought a cheap, used space ship, hoping to get rich. The player will jump between solar systems, trading goods and accepting various paid missions (ranging from transport, through escort, to...

Ashes of Empire

Ashes of Empire

Commodore Amiga - 1992

The Confederation of Syndicalist Republics is the setting for this strategy and combat game. Much like the similar looking USSR at the time, the society is crumbling, and you are an upstart aiming to take over power for yourself ….. erm, I mean, aiming to bring peace, harmony, prosperity and happiness. You start off in a small coastal province, and must progress by meeting people and negotiating to get them on your side – sometimes the sword is mightier than the pen, sometimes not. You must ensure that the more militant locals are pacified, and that ethnic minorities are looked...

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 - Released - 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 Stations

Battle Stations

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

In 1995, the political situation in the Persian Gulf is running out of control. There are confrontations between Iranian, Iraqi and US military units. As the Captain of the US Destroyer U.S.S. John Young, it's your mission to secure this area. Your operations during this conflict : Subhunter missions Seek & Destroy missions Convoy protections War patrols

Battle Zone

Battle Zone

MS-DOS - Released - 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 -...

Begin: A Tactical Starship Simulation

MS-DOS - Unlicensed - 1989

Simulating the struggle between the nations of the Star Trek universe, Begin: A Tactical Starship Simulation puts you in charge of a fleet or a single ship against adversaries of your choosing. Four nations are available for the player to choose from; Federation, Romulan, Klingon, and Orion. After selecting who you will play and who the computer will play as you will then need to select the ships involved. This step allows the player to adjust the difficulty of the game to their choosing. If you'd like you can have a one-on-one battle or if you'd rather have an all out war between nine ships...

Big Rig

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

Big Rig is a simulation that lets you experience the life of a long-distance trucker. Your task is to safely drive a 18-wheel tractor-trailer combination from coast to coast in time, trying to make a profitable trip. The gameplay and user interface are pretty basic. The game is played in text mode only, with your choice made by typing the right letter at the prompt. At the beginning of your trip, you can choose between three types of cargo (with or without time limit, perishable or not) and three routes -- each with different characteristics, like length or chances for bad weather etc....

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: -...

Burnout: Championship Drag Racing

Burnout: Championship Drag Racing

MS-DOS - Released - 1998

Burnout is racing simulation devoted to the world of drag racing. You fine-tune your car in the hopes of then being able to send it at insanely high speeds in short, linear tracks. And this is what makes the bulk of the game, a dizzing array of customization options are available for you to construct the perfect hot-rod, essentially making it a "grease monkey" simulation. Additional features include bracket racing (where you select an estimated time based on your practice runs, and try to meet it against other cars), quick race and a complete season against 64 computer controlled cars. Also...

Car and Driver

Car and Driver

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Test drive ten of the best cars on ten varying tracks, from Monterey Raceway to a mall parking lot. Game setup is in the format of the Car & Driver magazine. Race solo or against multiple cars, computer-controlled or via modem. As with most racing games, includes replay with various camera angles.

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018

Windows - Released - July 28, 2017

Build and expand your repair service empire in this incredibly detailed and highly realistic simulation game, where attention to car detail is astonishing. Find classic, unique cars in the new Barn Find module and Junkyard module. You can even add your self-made car in the Car Editor.

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...

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 Strike

Carrier Strike

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Carrier Strike simulates naval-air battles in the South Pacific during WWII. Carrier Strike can be used to recreate historical battles or random-historical battles (battles that could have happened at a particular time). The Campaign Game allows you to complete one battle and jump immediately into a new battle. Ships sunk or badly damaged in one battle will be unavailable for the next battle. The Campaign Game allows one battle per month from May 1942 to June 1944. In Carrier Strike you issue movement orders to friendly task forces (TF's) and direct the Flight Operations on your carriers....

Ceebot

Ceebot

Windows - 1999

CeeBot is a brand new concept whose aim is to lead you to programming and have fun at the same time. The language brought to you is very similar to those used by professional programmers to develop their products. CeeBot introduces many modern concepts found in today's most popular environments like C++, C# or Java.

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

Comanche CD

Comanche CD

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

This is a compilation of the voxel-based simulations of the helicopter RAH-66. It contains the following games: Comanche: Maximum Overkill (base game) Comanche: Global Challenge (add-on) Comanche: Over the Edge (add-on) In addition, the compilation offers ten bonus missions.

Computer Circus Maximus

MS-DOS - Released - 1984

A direct translation of the Avalon Hill board game of the same name, Circus Maximus. Race your chariot around the track and try to be the winner. Strategic use of your whip on your horses, another driver, or another driver's horses, lead to crashes and other fun events as you maneuver for first place.

Conqueror

Conqueror

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1988

In Conqueror, you are in command of one or more tanks on a battlefield against a set of computer-controlled opponents. Each battle level gives you greater numbers and more powerful tanks against increasingly menacing opponents with up to fifteen tanks on each side. In each game you can choose between either having American and British, German or Russian forces, against one of the other two. Each Power has four types of tank - one light, two medium and one heavy - all based on geniune Second World War machines. Conqueror is played in real time on a three-dimensional scrolling landscape with...

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

Crazy Valet

Crazy Valet

Atari 2600 - Homebrew - 2000

Programmed and published by one Brian Prescott, Crazy Valet is a puzzle game where the objective is to remove your car from a crowded parking lot, but in order to do so you need to first move cars that are in your way. Featuring 80 unique and challenging levels.

CRAZYBUS

CRAZYBUS

Sega Genesis - Homebrew - 2004

Crazy bus is a homebrew game from the sega genesis, The game is knowed by is bad quality, is very widely known by the bad game reviewers often called the worst car simulation game ever.

CyberStrike

CyberStrike

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

(From the back of the box): "I'ts kill or be killed. Move or die. Match wits against real players in CyberCity. Collect Power up modules to boost performance on your own personal Cyberpod. The longer you stay alive, the more powerful you become. Four teams of four players each compete for control of precious city squares. Work together or play head-to-head as you strive to blast your enemies out of their pods. Talk to your teammates or taunt your opponents. Strategy, skill and lightning reflexes are the only things that will keep you alive in this deadly world. Cyberstrike(tm)- it's...

Das Boot: German U-Boat Simulation

Das Boot: German U-Boat Simulation

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Das Boot (literally 'The Boat') simulates controlling a Type VII U-Boat for the Nazis, in an exact recreation of submarine warfare circa 1941. Both internal and external views are provided, all rendered in full 3D. Allied submarines and surface boats are attacking you from all sides - use your Hydrophone to be aware of forthcoming threads, and use the water as protection from enemy planes. You have 4 styles of torpedo on board - Contact, Acoustic, Looping and Magnetic. All orders are sent in code, to prevent sensitive information reaching Allied forces, with an Enigma code-cracking machine...

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...

D-Day

D-Day

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

This multi-genre game represents famous historical events of World War II called D-Day and related to operation "Overlord", when Allies attack Axis massively in France. The game proposes to be a general in command of Allies group and optionally perform certain actions by yourself also. Such actions include: Piloting a plane over French territory to bomb strategically important places; Landing on hostile territory as paratrooper; Breaking through enemy lines as infantry soldier; Driving a tank and fighting as a tank team with enemies in French village. All kinds of gameplay differ in...

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).

Densha De Go! EX

Densha De Go! EX

Sega Saturn - Released - October 1, 1998

The Sega Saturn conversion of the arcade train-driving simulation Densha de Go! is based on the EX edition, which includes two more routes to travel on, as well as the possibility to drive through the snow. The goal is to transport passengers along several Japanese railway lines by arriving at stations in time and stopping exactly at the marked positions, while obeying all speed limits and signals.

Depotmaster: Finsbury Park

Depotmaster: Finsbury Park

Acorn Electron - Released - September 1, 1989

Depotmaster: Old Oak Common

Depotmaster: Old Oak Common

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

Destination: Mars!

Destination: Mars!

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

As an astronaut, you go on space missions, eventually leading up to being the first man or woman on Mars. The missions consist of 3 or 4 major parts. Early on in the game, they include takeoff, an EVA to build the spacestation, pick up and deployment of cargo, a few science experiments, and reentry. These are the Low Orbit missions. Later, the missions include Space Station missions and Mars missions. In this game you are in competition with other companies to be the first to reach Mars and then, once that objective has been reached, to mine Mars the most fruitfully. To win this game, you...

Destroyer

Destroyer

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

Destroyer is a 2D naval simulation. Players take the role of a captain controlling a United States Navy Destroyer class vessel. During World War II, the player has to command several Destroyer operations: Subhunter missions Rescue missions Blockade runnings Bombardment missions Scout operations Convoy escort

Destroyer

Destroyer

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

Destroyer is a 2D naval simulation. Players take the role of a captain controlling a United States Navy Destroyer class vessel. During World War II, the player has to command several Destroyer operations: Subhunter missions Rescue missions Blockade runnings Bombardment missions Scout operations Convoy escort

Destroyer

Destroyer

Apple IIGS - Released - 1987

Destroyer

Destroyer

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Destroyer is a naval combat simulation computer game released by Epyx in 1986. It was published for the Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, and IBM PC. Players take the role of a captain controlling a United States Navy Destroyer class vessel. During World War II, the player has to command several Destroyer operations: Subhunter missions Rescue missions Blockade runnings Bombardment missions Scout operations Convoy escort

DragonStrike

DragonStrike

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

A dragon flight simulator set in the AD&D world of Dragonlance. Fly dragons through the War of the Lance. When you successfully complete a mission, you can advance in rank, gain magical items and hit points or get a better dragon. The 20 missions include intercepting enemy dragons, destroying enemy ships and protecting the forces of good.

Dreadnoughts

Dreadnoughts

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Dreadnoughts is a turn-based surface fleet battle simulator. It accurately recreates the looks, specifications and tactics of fleets of major naval engagements in the 'Great War' of 1914 to 1918. The game starts by promoting the player to Admiral, placing them on the bridge of a great flagship, and then resets the clock to start from the critical hour. The game offers isometric battlefield engine used in Waterloo, including weather effects and fog of war system. Game calculations are based on complex mathematics. There are seven historical scenarios included (battle of Jutland which...

Dreadnoughts

Dreadnoughts

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1992

Dreadnoughts is a turn-based surface fleet battle simulator. It accurately recreates the looks, specifications and tactics of fleets of major naval engagements in the 'Great War' of 1914 to 1918. The game starts by promoting the player to Admiral, placing them on the bridge of a great flagship, and then resets the clock to start from the critical hour. The game offers isometric battlefield engine used in Waterloo, including weather effects and fog of war system. Game calculations are based on complex mathematics. There are seven historical scenarios included (battle of Jutland which...

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...

E.S.S. Mega

E.S.S. Mega

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

E.S.S. Mega (European Space Simulator Mega) is a space shuttle simulation using 3D-modelled graphics. The game features one long campaign that emphasizes micro-level decisions (e.g. how much fuel to carry) over macro-level space program policies. You will first equip the space shuttle with cargo, crew, and energy. Then you will launch, pilot, and land it on a “shuttle carrier”. When your shuttle is safely orbiting Earth, you will send up and maintain satellites, build and manage a space station. The in-game space database provides information.

Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge

Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1985

Licensed around stunt legend Eddie Kidd, this game gives you the chance to recreate his death-defying feats. You start off attempting to jump oil barrels on a bicycle, with the bigger feats of jumping a motorbike over cars coming later. You get no speedometer to help you judge speeds, but you can learn to gauge exactly how the bike handles and what it can do. You can position the start of your run-up, with wind needing to be factored in as an affect on the distance. Wheelies can be practised on the approach ramp. The further on you land, the better the score.

Elite

Elite

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

Elite

Elite

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

Elite is a free-form space trading and combat simulation, commonly considered the progenitor of this sub-genre. The player initially controls a character referred to as "Commander Jameson", starting at Lave Station with 100 credits and a lightly armed trading ship called Cobra Mark III. Most of the game consists of traveling to various star systems, trading with their inhabitants, gaining money and reputation. Money can also be gained by other means beside trading; these include undertaking military missions, bounty hunting, asteroid mining, and even piracy. As the player character earns...

Endgame

Endgame

MS-DOS - Released - August 19, 2004

A Captain's life is a hard one. After nine months of deployment first in Operation Iraqi Freedom and then running drug interdiction along the coasts of South America, your ship and crew need a break. USS Las Vegas calls at the Navy base in Sigonella, Sicily for ship replenishment and crew R&R (that's rest and relaxation for all you landlubbers). before official attachment to the US Sixth Fleet. Your one week of desperately needed shore leave at a private villa in Tuscany is canceled the night you arrive. Before you get the chance to unpack your suitcase you're speeding back to your...

Epic

Epic

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

The sun is about to go supernova and humanity must find a new home. All the population is packed into a huge fleet of ships and they set off for a suitable planet. Unfortunately the route goes straight through the territory of a hostile alien race, the Rexxons. The game is a space shooter but you also get surface missions on different planets. The main emphasis on the game is the graphics which were excellent when the game was released but this meant that the game was very short with just 7 levels. There are loads of cutscenes all with music from Holst's planet suite.

E-Type 2

E-Type 2

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1994

The objective of this game is the same as in the original E-Type, each track has a time limit and you have to reach the end before the time runs out. There are 5 tracks as before, each with varying levels of difficulty. Although the objective is the same, you will encounter a number of differences which weren't present in the original game. There is now a 'Fire' button. This is so that you can use the various new bonuses that appear along the way, things like oil slicks and laser fire, which can be used to get cars and obstacles out of the way. Other new features include weather effects...

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...

Fast Attack: High Tech Submarine Warfare

Fast Attack: High Tech Submarine Warfare

MS-DOS - Released - 1996

Command the Los Angeles nuclear powered attack submarine in missions around the world. Complete the missions objectives and preserve your command, or rest forever in Davy Jones' Locker. The entire arsenal of the 688i sub is at your command, from missiles to torpedoes, sonars to radars. You're up against mines, ships, subs, and more.

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...

First Expedition

First Expedition

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

First Expedition is a naval simulation game. The player navigates the seas of an alien world in search of ancient artifacts. Gameplay involves navigation, interaction with natives, and fighting. Many aspects of seafaring have been modeled, including weather effects.

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.

Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport 7

Windows - Released - October 3, 2017

Experience the thrill of motorsport at the limit with the most comprehensive, beautiful and authentic racing game ever made. Enjoy gorgeous graphics at 60fps and native 4K resolution in HDR. Collect and race more than 700 cars, including the largest collection of Ferraris, Porsches, and Lamborghinis ever. Challenge yourself across 30 famous destinations and 200 ribbons, where race conditions change every time you return to the track.

Freelancer

Freelancer

Windows - Released - March 4, 2003

The war between the Coalition and the Alliance depicted in Starlancer had raged on and the Alliance forces were losing. A final plan was organized to punch through the Coalition attackers and send five colony ships across space to the Sirius Sector. 900 years have passed since then and the Sirius sector has been colonized by the surviving ships, dividing the area between four major nations: Liberty, Rheinland, Kusari and Bretonia. The fifth sleeper ship, Hispania, suffered a malfunction in flight, and is thought lost. In the spacelanes between these nations borders and outside of any specific...

Frigate

MS-DOS - Released - January 31, 1988

1,000,000 square miles of open sea, your nuclear powered frigate and a fleet of Russian ships circling you. This is the set-up of Frigate a strategy battle game taking place near the end of the Cold War. Your mission is straight-forward. Destroy as many enemy ships as you can and try not to die. Points will be awarded for your evasive skills as your enemies are very well armed and for your hunting skills. Luckily your weapons are far stronger but there's strength in numbers. At your disposal are the following tools; radar, sonar, anti-missile weapons, radio jammers, and of course your...

Galactic Empire

Galactic Empire

Commodore Amiga - 1990

In this game you have to roam the space with your spaceship to conquer the universe. Progressing from one star system to another you'll discover new planets (friendly or hostile), engaging in space combat or conversation with other characters to further the plot. You are free to travel to wherever you please, but here the plot is much more linear, and you can't do much without running into the next event that triggers a plot advance.

Garry Kitchen's Super Battletank: War in the Gulf

Garry Kitchen's Super Battletank: War in the Gulf

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1992

Brace yourself for one of the most realistic, authentic military gameplaying experiences ever! In Super Battletank: War in the Gulf, you are an Allied Forces tank commander in charge of the awesome M1A1 battletank, armored warfare champion of Operation Desert Storm. At your disposal is all of the state-of-the-art weaponry that gives the M1A1 its fearsome reputation. Smoke grenades, 7.62mm machine guns, 120mm armor-piercing shells controlled by a laser range-finder. Add to that power a first-person out-of-tank view, blistering sound effects, and spectacular graphics, and you'll feel you're...

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

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...

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...

Gunboat: River Combat Simulation

Gunboat: River Combat Simulation

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1990

Gungriffon

Gungriffon

Sega Saturn - January 1, 1996

Pilot an enormous walking mech to complete missions set all over the world in late 21st century warfare fighting other mechs, trucks and helicopters. The missions, set in different weathers and at different times of day, usually have specific objectives, be they search and destroy, protecting allies or killing everything. Four weapons are available: the main cannon; a weak machine gun that overheats with prolonged use; clusters of grenades and limited supplies of homing missiles. Damage repair and extra ammo is available from supply helicopters, but these are vulnerable to attack. Ally mechs...

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.

The Hunt for Red October

Atari ST - Released - 1987

An adaptation of Tom Clancy's popular novel, you play the part of Captain Marko Ramius attempting to defect to the US. Not to be confused with the later action game that was based on the movie.

Imagine: Champion Rider

Imagine: Champion Rider

Sony PSP - September 18, 2009

Another game in the Ubisoft's Imagine series of games that show female children and early teenagers the basics of some of the professions culturally assigned to women. This time, the player plays Sue, a girl raising and riding competition horses at her uncle's ranch in Utah. The goal is to raise foals or to train wild horses in order to ride them in competitions until meeting a powerful black horse and defeating him.

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