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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
4.42
002 Maupiti Island 1991
4.38
003 The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
4.34
004 X-COM: Ufo defense (a.k.a. Ufo: Enemy unknown) 1994
4.32
005 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings 1999
4.31
006 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1996
4.30
007 Lode Runner: The Legend Returns 1994
4.30
008 Star Control 2 1992
4.27
009 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 1992
4.27
010 The Lost Vikings 1993
4.25
011 Civilization 2 1996
4.25
012 Patrician 2: Quest for Power 2000
4.25
013 Hercules 1997
4.24
014 Transport Tycoon 1994
4.23
015 Speedball 2 1992
4.23
016 Doom 1993
4.23
017 Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 1993
4.23
018 KGB (a.k.a. Conspiracy) 1992
4.22
019 Callahan's Crosstime Saloon 1997
4.22
020 Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders 1988
4.22
021 Warlords 2 1993
4.22
022 Magic: The Gathering 1997
4.22
023 SimCity (a.k.a. SimCity Classic) 1989
4.21
024 Diablo 1996
4.21
025 Sensible soccer 1992
4.21
026 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares 1996
4.20
027 Jane's Combat Simulations: Advanced Tactical Fighters 1996
4.20
028 Blade Runner 1997
4.20
029 Star Trek: Starfleet Command 1999
4.20
030 Boston Bomb Club 1991
4.20
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