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DOS - 1995

Also available on: Windows - Mac

Alt names Them, Alien Abuse, Abuse Classic
Year 1995
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter
Publisher Crack dot Com
Developer Crack dot Com
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Side view
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.73
4.49 / 5 - 73 votes

Description of Abuse

The only game Crack dot Com managed to release, Abuse is a fast paced science fiction side scrolling action game with a bunch of weapons to use, excellent low resolution graphics and some challenging gameplay. Though it was never extremely well known, it's definitely worth a play.

You can find a port of AbuseSDL to recent Windows systems on ModDB.

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How to play Abuse

Abuse was fairly unique at the time of its release for combining keyboard based movement with mouse controlled aiming. Anybody who has played a first person shooter with the mouse+keyboard control scheme or similar games such as Soldat will feel right at home here. The DOS version of Abuse runs perfectly under DOSBox.


Comments and reviews

MarkTheMorose 2019-10-27 0 point

There are Linux i386 and 64 versions on moddb, alongside the Windows SDL version. I'm fine with playing it through DOSbox, but it's nice that Linux gamers are getting some love.

AssKicker47 2019-08-13 1 point Windows version

This game is such a hidden gem. I remember playing it around the year 2000, reaching level 14 and never managing to beat it. Think I'm going to give it another go (;
There's a version on ModDB that works like a charm. Played a few levels, it's like a nostalgia overload.

LRGPNS 2019-01-11 2 points

Are there still any living sites that have user addon levels to download (aside from the Frabs thing)? The title makes it kind of a pain in the ass to try to find relevant stuff on search engines.

Awesome game though.

DaveMartinezMX 2019-01-05 1 point Mac version

I see the windows version of this game has back ground music. Does anyone knows if the Mac version have back ground music too?

Space Man 100789 2018-01-04 3 points

This Game is awesome! One of the best run and gun games I have EVER SEEN!

WallyDog2149 2017-06-27 2 points

Abuse is a challenging..and fun... platformer. Hard to get it going on DOSBox and the Mac version requires either original hardware or Macintosh emulation....Someone ported it natively to Windows and it is available here:

josh j 2017-04-14 1 point

by far one of the best pc platformers actually of any.
such a cool system great level design its like metroid was when it came out!
wait where is the win32 version thats how i played it back in the day?
that sucks ill have to install on my old laptop still dos version is cool just pre genesis graphics

oplenti 2016-12-18 1 point

this game is insane.... one of my favorites

Galvanized Dreamer 2016-10-15 -1 point DOS version

"Unable to open cache file for compiled code"
Anyone else getting this issue, or know of a way to fix it? I'm using DOSBOX 0.74 on Windows 10.

bholenath 2016-07-04 -1 point Mac version

The Mac version has a virus, it totally aberrated my mac system on basiliskII... thanks god I had cloned my disks hours before

Thomas B 2016-06-22 2 points DOS version

I had Abuse for my Mac back in the mid 90s and loved it! The PC version runs exactly as the Mac version did. Amazing!
Such a simple concept for a side-scrolling platform.

duy nguyen 2015-10-12 -1 point

duy nguyen

X-TECH 2015-09-08 1 point

best platform shooter

fdisk 2015-08-30 2 points DOS version

source (DOS):

butt 2015-05-16 1 point Mac version

That pic...damn.

Pyro 2014-11-21 -3 points DOS version

XD the description sayss description of abuse!

indstr 2014-02-12 0 point DOS version

Definitely an underrated classic... Good and unique control scheme at the time which I could never really get used to. But I still want to give it another go at some point

salut 2014-02-11 -2 points DOS version

super jeu merci

Steven McFly Jr 2013-11-20 -1 point DOS version

Totally AWESOME! Had it never beat it! TYVM!

2drui 2013-08-04 0 point DOS version

Finished when i was young, great hit!

Carlsgro 2013-01-08 1 point DOS version

This game is awesome

Abuse 2011-06-04 2 points DOS version

I remember this game, glad i found it again, i will play and finish it...I was pretty scared when i was young to play this.

punktual 2008-04-05 1 point DOS version

I remember playing this when it came out, great game! you control the player with KB and the shooting direction with the mouse. Controls are interesting for a side scroller but works perfectly.

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DOS Version

DownloadEnglish version 3 MB DownloadISO Version English version 8 MB ManualEnglish version 4 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Abuse, apply patchs, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

SourcecodeEnglish version 2 MB FixLooping Music Fix
For CD version English version 118 KB
MiscLevel Editor Guide English version 76 KB

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