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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
4.37
002 Civilization 1991
4.37
003 Star Control 2 1992
4.33
004 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1996
4.31
005 Tyrian 2000 1999
4.30
006 Civilization 2 1996
4.30
007 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings 1999
4.29
008 X-COM: Ufo defense (a.k.a. Ufo: Enemy unknown) 1994
4.28
009 Transport Tycoon 1994
4.26
010 Warlords 2 1993
4.25
011 Forgotten Realms: Unlimited Adventures 1993
4.25
012 Sensible soccer 1992
4.24
013 The Need for Speed 1995
4.24
014 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 1992
4.24
015 Axis and Allies 1998
4.24
016 Speedball 2 1992
4.24
017 Doom 1993
4.23
018 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares 1996
4.23
019 Lode Runner: The Legend Returns 1994
4.22
020 Heroes of Might and Magic II 1996
4.22
021 Golden Axe 1991
4.22
022 California Games 2 1990
4.22
023 Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 1993
4.22
024 SimCity (a.k.a. SimCity Classic) 1989
4.22
025 Boston Bomb Club 1991
4.21
026 Callahan's Crosstime Saloon 1997
4.21
027 Warcraft: Orcs and Humans 1994
4.21
028 Myst 1995
4.21
029 Ultima Underworld 2: Labyrinth of Worlds 1993
4.21
030 SimCity 2000 1993
4.21
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