🐳 Check out #guessing-game in our Discord to play a new game that uses our database of screenshots!

atari breakout
Not an American user?


Take the Apache, the new Longbow Apache, The Blackhawk, Comanche Scout, Comanche Gunship, or the MD-500 Defender on campaigns or missions. The updated graphics engine provides much more detailed terrain variation, with true valleys/hills and even train tunnels that you can fly through. When you are promoted to a sufficient rank you can take along multiple helicopters to accomplish your objectives. The dynamic campaign generates new missions based on multiple maps. Attack, defend, sweep, scout, rescue, drop... Lots of missions to keep you busy. The crew learns and grows in experience as they continue to survive and succeed. A full mission recorder allows you to view every member of your team as they fight or die. Plenty of weapons are available for your side from the latest Hellfire missiles and Sidearm anti-radar missiles to the old-fashioned chain gun and gun pods are available for your use. The enemy can be well-armed as well, from deadly 2S6 gun/missile combo to old-fashion ZSU-23, even the occasional MiGs.


Gunship 2000 DOS In-game map (MCGA/VGA)
Gunship 2000 DOS Title screen (MCGA/VGA)
Gunship 2000 DOS About to land in a carrier.
Gunship 2000 DOS Another objective revealed, a truck convoy.

Promo Images

Gunship 2000 Screenshot
Gunship 2000 Screenshot
Gunship 2000 Magazine Advertisement
Gunship 2000 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Gunship 2000: The Multi-Helicopter Gunship Simulation" -- Amiga CD32 tag-lined title
  • "Gunship 2000: The All-New Multi-Helicopter Combat Simulation" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Gunship 2000: Mehrere Kampfhubschrauber im Gefecht - Eine völlig neue Simulation" -- German tag-lined title
  • "GS2000" -- Official abbreviation

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Got to be the B E S T modern combat simulation around! Indra was here (20851) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
One of the most amazing simulations for its time, command AND fly/fight! Kasey Chang (4608) unrated
Microprose's Peak B Jones (14) unrated

Critic Reviews

Top Secret Sep, 1992 5 out of 5 100
Power Play Nov, 1991 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker Oct, 1991 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Format (UK) Dec, 1995 78 out of 100 78
Play Time Nov, 1991 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1993 3 out of 5 60
PC Player (Germany) May, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1991 Unscored Unscored


Topic # Posts Last Post
Problems with Briefing 3 Warmonger 696
Mar 16, 2011


Barrel roll

It is actually possible to perform a barrel roll in any of the helicopters in the game, given sufficient altitude, even the Blackhawk.

German version

There are animals in each of the theaters (camels in Persian Gulf, Penguins in Antartica, and so on), and you can shoot the animals (indeed, splatter them with rockets should you choose to) unless you're using the German version. In the German version the animals are invincible.


Gunship 2000 is the first game where you can pilot a chopper and fly through a train tunnel... Long before the final scene in the movie Mission: Impossible.

Main menu

If you click on the "monitor" in the main menu section (inside the base office), the screen will switch among three modes, one of them is pong, one is gunship, and third is some document... The electric outlet sparks when clicked.


Look for various "advertising signs" that you can destroy through the different areas. They advertise other MicroProse games, and you actually get points for destroying them.


  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1994 – #2 Best Simulation in 1993 (Readers' Vote)
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #54 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking

MajorDad (535) added Gunship 2000 (DOS) on Feb 22, 2000
Other platforms contributed by 80 (6536), Kabushi (257695) and Terok Nor (32499)
atari vcs