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The best-selling (old) PC games sorted by release date

It's not easy to compile a list of the best selling PC games of all time. Why? Because the video game market changed dramatically in the past decades and if a game that sold 100000 copies 30 years ago was considered a best seller, it's not the same thing for a game that sold that many copies just a few years ago. This is an (unordered) list of the best selling games according to Wikipedia.
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StarCraft

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS1998protecteddemo4.1/5 Blizzard Entertainment
StarCraft is a classic RTS (Real-Time Strategy) game developed by Blizzard Entertainment and released in 1998 for Windows and Macintosh. StarCraft takes the Warcraft experience to a sci-fi setting with an interesting story, three very different races (the militaristic Humans, the alien Zerg and the religious Protoss) and one of the best gameplay ex...
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Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings

Windows XP/98/951999protecteddemo4.2/5 Ensemble Studios
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Roller Coaster Tycoon

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.2/5 Chris Sawyer Productions
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SimCity 3000

Windows XP/98/951999protected4/5 Maxis
SimCity 3000 is a city-building simulation game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. It was released in 1999 as the third major installment in the SimCity series, following SimCity 2000.In SimCity 3000, players take on the role of mayor and are tasked with building and managing a city from the ground up. The game offers more detaile...
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Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS2000protected4/5 BioWare
Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn is a party-based real-time with pause CRPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe that shares the same gameplay as the sequel: the much acclaimed Baldur's Gate. Shadows of Amn was developed by BioWare and released by Black Isle Studios in 2000 for PC (Windows) and Mac.
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The Sims

Windows XP/98/9520004.1/5 Maxis
The Sims, released in 2000, marked the beginning of the iconic life simulation series. Developed by Maxis and designed by Will Wright, the game quickly became a cultural phenomenon and a best-selling title.In The Sims, players create and control virtual characters known as Sims. They can customize their Sims' appearance, personality traits, and asp...
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Empire Earth

Windows XP/98/952001protected4.3/5 Stainless Steel Studios
Empire Earth is a real-time strategy (RTS) game developed by Stainless Steel Studios and released by Sierra Entertainment in 2001. It's often compared to the "Age of Empires" series due to its similar gameplay mechanics and historical setting. However, "Empire Earth" stands out with its unique concept of spanning the entire history of mankind, from...
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Windows XP/98/9520013.9/5 KnowWonder
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Zoo Tycoon

Windows XP/98/9520014.1/5 Blue Fang Games
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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Windows XP/98/952002protected4.2/5 Bethesda Softworks
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is a critically acclaimed open-world action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios. It was released in 2002 and is the third installment in the Elder Scrolls series. The game is set in the fantasy world of Tamriel, on the island of Vvardenfell in the province of Morrowind.The game offers a vast a...