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The top 30 abandonware games of all time

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.


# best games ever status year rating
001 Civilization 1991
4.40
002 The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
4.36
003 X-COM: Ufo defense (a.k.a. Ufo: Enemy unknown) 1994
4.32
004 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings 1999
4.29
005 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1996
4.29
006 Star Control 2 1992
4.26
007 Civilization 2 1996
4.26
008 Callahan's Crosstime Saloon 1997
4.25
009 Diablo 1996
4.24
010 Speedball 2 1992
4.24
011 Transport Tycoon 1994
4.23
012 Boston Bomb Club 1991
4.23
013 Sensible soccer 1992
4.23
014 Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 1993
4.23
015 Lode Runner: The Legend Returns 1994
4.22
016 Doom 1993
4.22
017 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares 1996
4.22
018 SimCity 2000 1993
4.22
019 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 1992
4.22
020 Warlords 2 1993
4.21
021 Stunts (a.k.a. 4D Sports Driving) 1990
4.21
022 Blade Runner 1997
4.21
023 Castle of the Winds 1993
4.21
024 Formula 1 Grand Prix (a.k.a. World Circuit) 1991
4.20
025 The Need for Speed 1995
4.20
026 KGB (a.k.a. Conspiracy) 1992
4.20
027 Tyrian 2000 1999
4.20
028 Bomberman (a.k.a. Dyna Blaster) 1992
4.19
029 Myst 1995
4.19
030 Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders 1988
4.18
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