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Original Windows 95 Game called "Descent"

09-14-2010, 12:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
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Original Windows 95 Game called "Descent"

I used to love an old Windows 95 space shooter called Descent. Just wondering if anyone knows if a similar game exists for the iPhone?

09-14-2010, 12:28 PM
There are a few 3d spaceship games like Galaxy on Fire, StarPagga, and Station Defense but they're dogfighting games without discrete levels like Descent. They're more like Descent Freespace or Wing Commander or something; you fly around in empty space for 45 minutes shooting at little radar blips with pew pew lasers and generic missiles as opposed to Descent where you go through different levels fighting all sorts of enemies and using fun weapons.

There are also lots of 2d space shooters ranging from dual stick games to scrolling shoot em ups to variants on asteroids but I'm assuming you want a 3d, 1st/3rd person spaceship game if you're looking for something like Descent. The best 2d spaceship game on the app store is Space Miner: Space Ore Bust.

Last edited by Advancedcaveman; 09-14-2010 at 12:47 PM.
09-14-2010, 12:34 PM
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Thank you. I will give them a try.
09-14-2010, 12:52 PM
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Meteor blitz is also a great dual-stick space shooter.
09-14-2010, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by ninjackid View Post
Meteor blitz is also a great dual-stick space shooter.
The original Descent was all about navigating mine shafts, I'd put Isotope or Anomaly closer to Descent than Meteor Blitz for a dual-stick shooter.

Crisis on Mars feels a lot like Descent minus the combat, but it's a fairly dull game.

Tankz is kinda generic as well, (and is a hovertank game) but has a similar combat feel to Descent (if you were in a 2D plane)

I haven't played Spectre 3D on the iPhone, but should also be similar (again a 3D game in a 2D plane)

I'd highly recommend Galaxy on Fire (and the sequel when it arrives) for a game similar to Descent Freespace.

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!
09-14-2010, 01:39 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 150
Thanks again guys. I remember, I really enjoyed that first person feeling in the old Windows game.