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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 The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
4.36
002 Civilization 2 1996
4.29
003 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 1992
4.29
004 X-COM: Ufo defense (a.k.a. Ufo: Enemy unknown) 1994
4.28
005 Forgotten Realms: Unlimited Adventures 1993
4.27
006 Civilization 1991
4.27
007 Falcon 3.0 1991
4.26
008 Golden Axe 1991
4.26
009 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares 1996
4.25
010 Frontier: First Encounters 1995
4.24
011 Doom 1993
4.23
012 Mechwarrior 2: 31st Century Combat 1995
4.23
013 Sensible soccer 1992
4.23
014 Age of Empires 1 1997
4.23
015 Star Control 2 1992
4.23
016 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1996
4.23
017 Aces of the Pacific 1992
4.23
018 Silent Service 2 1990
4.22
019 Lode Runner: The Legend Returns 1994
4.22
020 Prince of Persia 1990
4.22
021 The Lost Vikings 1993
4.22
022 SimCity 2000 1993
4.22
023 Formula 1 Grand Prix (a.k.a. World Circuit) 1991
4.21
024 Speedball 2 1992
4.21
025 Tyrian 2000 1999
4.21
026 Transport Tycoon 1994
4.21
027 Star Trek: 25th Anniversary 1992
4.20
028 Noctropolis 1994
4.20
029 Castle of the Winds 1993
4.20
030 Dune II: The building of a dynasty 1992
4.20
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