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The best abandonware action games

Retro gamers like myself think that the best PC games were published a long time ago, in the 80s and in the 90s. Some of you may remember these titles, but some of you are going to learn just now about the best abandonware games of all time.

Actually, some of these games are not abanoned at all and you can buy them on GOG or Steam, but I decided to include them anyway.

The games are ordered according to the votes cast by the users of Abandonware DOS.


Action

Action video games are all about speed, fast moves and dexterity. The main action varies according to the kind of game, which can include jumping from platforms (platform games), beating other players or computer controlled adversaries (beat'em up, fighting games) or simply exploring a maze.
# top 20 action games status year rating
01 Golden Axe 1991
4.27
02 Bomberman (a.k.a. Dyna Blaster) 1992
4.24
03 Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame 1993
4.22
04 Lode Runner: The Legend Returns 1994
4.22
05 Prince of Persia 1990
4.22
06 The Lost Vikings 1993
4.20
07 Blackthorne 1994
4.16
08 Prehistorik 2 1993
4.15
09 Jazz Jackrabbit 1994
4.15
10 Titus the Fox 1992
4.15
11 Alpha Waves (a.k.a. Continuum) 1990
4.14
12 Commander Keen: Keen Dreams 1992
4.13
13 Hercules 1997
4.12
14 Pong v.2.1 clone 1984
4.12
15 Montezuma's Revenge 1984
4.11
16 Street Fighter 2 1992
4.11
17 Mortal Kombat 2 1994
4.10
18 Lode Runner 1983
4.09
19 Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine 1991
4.08
20 Gal Pani X 2005
4.08
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