IBM PC Games

The following SSI games were available for IBM and compatible computers. (By modern conventions nearly all of SSI's output, and certainly all of its output as an independent publisher, are classified as DOS games, because they ran under MS-DOS.  However, because MS-DOS was the basically default OS for PC compatibles throughout the 1980s (CP/M, OS/2, and early Windows notwithstanding), the company referred to its games as for IBM or IBM PC.  While IBM compatibles (i.e. today's Windows-based machines for the most part) have appropriated the name PC, it stands for personal computer and all of the computers SSI supported whether from Apple, Atari, Commodore, or IBM were PCs.  As such, this site will follow SSI's conventions of its era, and refer to games released for the MS-DOS/PC-compatible world as for IBM PC.)

 

First Releases:

Wargame

Tigers in the Snow

$39.95

64K, CGA

Science Fiction (first classified as Wargame)

The Warp Factor

$39.95

64K, CGA/B&W

not PCjr. compatible

 

1982 Releases

RapidFire

Epidemic!

$34.95

64K, CGA

 

1983 Releases

RapidFire

Galactic Gladiators

$39.95

64K, CGA

not PCjr. compatible

Wargame

Battle for Normandy

64K, CGA/B&W

 

1984 Releases

Educational Entertainment

Cartels & Cutthroats

$39.95

128K, CGA/B&W

 

1985 Releases

Sports

Computer Baseball

June, $39.95 (previous version vaporware, canceled in 1984)

128K, CGA/B&W

Wargame

50 Mission Crush (originally classified Fantasy/Role-Playing)

$39.95

128K, CGA/B&W

Knights of the Desert

March, $39.95

128K, CGA/B&W

Operation Market Garden

$49.95

128K, CGA/B&W

 

1986 Releases

Fantasy/Role-Playing

Rings of Zilfin

December, $39.95 (delayed to April 1987, then August 1987)

256K, CGA

Wargame

Battle of Antietam

$49.95

128K, CGA

Gettysburg: The Turning Point

$59.95

128K, CGA

 

1987 Releases

Fantasy/Role-Playing & Fantasy/Adventure

Phantasie

January, $39.95 (delayed to May)

256K, CGA

Shard of Spring 

January, $39.95 (delayed to August)

384K, CGA

Wizard's Crown

May, $39.95 (delayed to July)

256K, CGA

Flight Simulator (category renamed Flight Emulator, B-24 later moved to Wargame)

B-24

September, $34.95 (delayed to November)

384K, CGA

Politics

President Elect: 1988 Edition

by summer, $24.95

256K, CGA

Science Fiction

Roadwar 2000

by spring, $39.95

256K, CGA

not compatible with PCjr.

Roadwar Europa

November, $39.95

265, CGA

Wargame

Kampfgruppe

March, $59.95

256K, CGA

not compatible with PCjr.

Mech Brigade

by fall, $59.95

256K, CGA

Rebel Charge at Chickamauga

July, $49.95

256K, CGA

Shiloh: Grant's Trial in the West

by fall, $39.95

256K, CGA

 

1988 Releases

AD&D Computer Products

Dungeon Masters Assistant, Volume 1: Encounters

October, $29.95 (delayed to December)

256K, CGA/B&W

Heroes of the Lance

July, $39.95 (delayed to November)

384K, C/E

Pool of Radiance

August, $49.95 (delayed to November)

384K, C/E/T

 

Fantasy/Adventure

Questron II

April, $44.95

256K, C/E/T

Science Fiction

Star Command

March, $49.95

256K, C/E

Stellar Crusade

by summer, $49.95

256K, C/E/V/H

Wargame

Battles of Napoleon

September, $49.95 (delayed to January 1989, then winter '89/'90)

384K, C/E

Sons of Liberty

January, $39.95

256K, C/E

Wargame Construction Set

April, $39.95

256K, C/E/T

Warship

June $59.95

384K, CGA

 

1989 Releases

AD&D Computer Products

Curse of the Azure Bonds

by summer, $49.95

512K, C/E/T

Dragons of Flame

fall, $39.95

512K, C/E/T

Dungeon Masters Assistant, Volume II: Characters & Treasures

fall/winter, $29.95

384K, CGA/B&W

Hillsfar

January, $49.95

384K, C/E/T

Fantasy/Adventure

Demon's Winter

by fall, $34.95

384K, C/E

Sword of Aragon

August, $39.95

384K, C/E/T

Wargame

Red Lightning

by summer, $59.95

512K, C/E

Second Front

winter, $59.95

512K, C/E

Storm Across Europe

winter, $59.95 (delayed to spring 1990)

512K, C/E

Typhoon of Steel

by winter, $59.95 (delayed to summer 1991)

512K, C/E

1990 Releases

AD&D Computer Products

Champions of Krynn

by summer, $49.95

512K, C/E/T

DragonStrike

by summer, $49.95

512K, C/E/T/V

Secret of the Silver Blades

by summer, $49.95

640K, C/E/T

War of the Lance

summer, $49.95

512K, C/E

Science Fiction

Renegade Legion: Interceptor

summer, $59.95

512K, C/E

Wargame

Waterloo

by summer, $59.95

512K, C/E

 

1991 Releases

AD&D Computer Products

Death Knights of Krynn

by summer, $49.95

640K, C/E/T

Eye of the Beholder

by spring, $49.95

640K, C/E/T/V

Gateway to the Savage Frontier

by summer, $49.95

640K, C/E/T/V

Pools of Darkness

September, $59.95

640K, E/V

Fantasy/Science Fiction

BUCK ROGERS: Countdown to Doomsday

by spring, $49.95

640K, C/E/T/V

Sports

Tony La Russa's Ultimate Baseball

July, $49.95

640K, E/V

Wargame

Conflict: Middle East

by summer, $59.95

512K, C/E

Medieval Lords

by summer, $59.95

 

1992 Releases

AD&D Computer Products

The Dark Queen of Krynn

spring, $49.95

640K, E/T/V

Dark Sun

September, $79.95 (massive delays)

2MB, VGA

Eye of the Beholder II

$59.95

640K, E/V

Shadow Sorcerer

$49.95

640K, C/E/T/V

Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace

September, $59.95

640K, VGA

Treasures of the Savage Frontier

spring, $49.95

640K, E/T/V

Fantasy Role-Playing

Prophecy of the Shadow

$59.95

640K, VGA

The Summoning

September, $59.95

640K, VGA

Science Fiction

Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed

$49.95

640K, E/T/V

Cyber Empires

September, $49.95

640K, VGA

Simulator

Great Naval Battles

August, $69.95

640K, VGA

Wargame

A Line in the Sand

September, $39.95

640K, VGA

Carrier Strike

$69.95

640K, C/E/V

Conflict: Korea

$59.95

640K, C/E/V

No Greater Glory

winter, $69.95

640K, CGA

Western Front

$59.95

640K, EGA

 

1993 Releases

AD&D Computer Products

Eye of the Beholder III

$69.95

640K, VGA

Fantasy Empires

September, $59.95

2MB, VGA

Stronghold

July, $59.95

2MB, VGA

Unlimited Adventures

$59.95

1MB, VGA

Fantasy/Action/Adventure

Archon Ultra

September, $49.95

2MB, VGA

Flashback

$49.95

2MB, VGA

Legends of Valour

$59.95

640K, VGA

Veil of Darkness

$59.95

640K, VGA

Wargame

Clash of Steel

June, $69.95

640K, E/V

The Great War: 1914-1918

September, $59.95

640K, VGA

Gary Grigsby's Pacific War

$79.95

640K, E/V

Gary Grigsby's War in Russia

August, $79.95

640K, E/V

 

1994 Releases

AD&D Computer Products

Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse

$55.00

4MB, VGA

Dark Sun: Wake of the Ravager

September, $60.00

4MB, VGA

Dungeon Hack

$45.00

2MB, VGA

Menzoberranzan

4MB, VGA

October, $60.00

4MB, VGA

Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession

$60.00

4MB, VGA

Fantasy/Action/Adventure

CyClones

September, $55.00

4MB, VGA

Dark Legions

$45.00

4MB, VGA

Renegade: Battle for Jacob's Star

November, $60.00

4MB, SVGA

Serf City: Life is Feudal

$45.00

4MB, VGA

Skyrealms of Jorune: Alien Logic

August, $50.00

4MB, SVGA

Simulator

Great Naval Battles II

$50.00

4MB, SVGA

Wargame

Panzer General

October, $55.00

4MB, SVGA

Wargame Construction Set II: TANKS!

$55.00

2MB, VGA

 

1995 Releases

AD&D Computer Products

Deathkeep

Ravenloft: Stone Prophet

Fantasy/Action/Adventure

Renegade: Return to Jacob's Star (vaporware, although reviewed by PC Gamer)

Simulator

Great Naval Battles III: Fury in the Pacific

Silent Hunter

Sports

Tony La Russa Baseball II

Wargame

Steel Panthers

Great Battles of Alexander (vaporware, relased by Interactive Magic)

World of Aden Computer Products

Entomorph

Thunderscape

 

1996 Releases

Fantasy/Action/Adventure

Necrodome (vaporware, released by Mindscape)

Silencer (vaporware, released by Mindscape)

Simulator

Great Naval Battles IV: Burning Steel

SU-27 Flanker

Wargame

Allied General

Fantasy General

 

1997 Releases

Fantasy/Action/Adventure

War Wind

Wargame

Steel Panthers II

Wargame Construction Set III: The Age of Rifles


Later Releases

Buccaneer

Dark Colony

Destroyer Command (SSI branding on box, UbiSoft published)

Fighting Steel

Final Liberation (Warhammer 40K)

Flanker 2.0

Imperialism

Imperialism II

Pacific General

Panzer Command

Panzer General II

Panzer General 3D Assault

Panzer General III: Scorched Earth

People's General

Rites of War (Warhammer 40K)

Silent Hunter II (SSI branding on box, UbiSoft published)

Silent Hunter III (Strategic Simulations branding on Box, UbiSoft published)

Soldiers at War

Steel Panthers III

War Wind II

Warlords Battlecry

Requirement Abbreviations:

C=CGA, E=EGA, T=Tandy (TGA), V=VGA, H=Hercules

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