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Top abandonware games by genre

Having a chart for the best PC games, both Windows and DOS games, ever published in the (remote) past is a must for every abandonware site. The logical next step was a chart for every video game genre: action, adventure, puzzle, racing, RPG, shooter, simulation, sports, strategy and vehicle simulation (this last one is there because I hate to mix management games with flight sims).

Here are the top 10 games for every genre available on Abandonware DOS, according to user's votes.


# action year rating
01 The Lost Vikings 1993
4.16
02 Prince of Persia 1990
4.12
03 One Must Fall 2097 1994
4.11
04 Alley Cat 1984
4.11
05 Golden Axe 1991
4.10
06 Mortal Kombat 1993
4.09
07 Disney's Aladdin 1994
4.09
08 Flashback: The Quest for Identity 1993
4.08
09 Frogger 1983
4.08
10 Street Fighter 2 1992
4.07
# action-adventure year rating
01 Another World 1991
4.10
02 Alone in the Dark 1992
4.09
03 System Shock 2 1999
4.09
04 Grand Theft Auto 1997
4.04
05 Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures 1996
4.01
06 Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk 1993
4.00
07 The Great Escape 1986
4.00
08 Cadaver 1990
4.00
09 Alone in the Dark 3 1994
3.96
10 Alone in the Dark 2 1993
3.96
# adventure year rating
01 The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
4.22
02 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1987
4.17
03 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 1992
4.13
04 Star Trek: Judgment Rites 1993
4.10
05 Maniac Mansion 1987
4.10
06 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989
4.10
07 Legend of Kyrandia 2: Hand of fate 1993
4.10
08 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge 1991
4.09
09 A mind forever voyaging 1985
4.09
10 KGB 1992
4.08
# puzzle year rating
01 The Incredible Machine 1993
4.13
02 Pipe Dream 1989
4.12
03 Tetris 1987
4.07
04 The Incredible Machine 2 1994
4.06
05 Chip's Challenge 1991
4.06
06 Super Tetris 1991
4.05
07 Lemmings 2: The Tribes 1993
4.03
08 Tetris 2.0 1990
4.03
09 The Sentinel 1989
4.02
10 Logical 1991
4.02
# racing year rating
01 Grand Prix 2 1995
4.14
02 Indianapolis 500 1989
4.10
03 Quarantine 1994
4.08
04 Screamer 1995
4.08
05 Test Drive 1987
4.07
06 The Need for Speed 1995
4.07
07 Street Rod 1989
4.06
08 NASCAR Racing 1994
4.05
09 Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament 1995
4.04
10 Autoduel 1988
4.04
# RPG year rating
01 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate 1992
4.21
02 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon 1991
4.18
03 The Bard's Tale 3: Thief of Fate 1990
4.12
04 Dungeon Master 1989
4.11
05 Castle of the Winds 1993
4.10
06 Eye of the Beholder 1991
4.09
07 Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire 1990
4.09
08 Fallout 1997
4.08
09 Dark Queen of Krynn 1992
4.07
10 Ultima 7 Part 2: Serpent Isle 1993
4.07
# shooter year rating
01 Tyrian 2000 1999
4.16
02 Doom 1993
4.16
03 Duke Nukem 3D 1996
4.12
04 Wolfenstein 3D 1992
4.10
05 Blood 1997
4.09
06 House of the Dead 1998
4.09
07 Virtua Cop 1997
4.08
08 Virtua Cop 2 1997
4.08
09 Heretic 1994
4.07
10 Quake 1996
4.06
# simulation year rating
01 Alter Ego: Female Version 1986
4.10
02 Theme Hospital 1997
4.08
03 SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony 1991
4.08
04 Jones in the Fast Lane 1991
4.08
05 Transport Tycoon 1994
4.07
06 The Oregon Trail 1990
4.06
07 SimCity 2000 1993
4.05
08 Railroad Tycoon 2 1998
4.05
09 Dope Wars 1998
4.05
10 Patrician 2: Quest for Power 2000
4.04
# sports year rating
01 Championship Manager Italia 1993
4.12
02 FIFA Soccer 96 1995
4.11
03 Sensible soccer 1992
4.11
04 Kick off 2 1990
4.10
05 Lakers vs. Celtics and the NBA Playoffs 1989
4.10
06 FIFA 97 1996
4.10
07 Speedball 2 1992
4.07
08 The Manager 1991
4.01
09 Championship Manager: Season 97/98 1997
4.01
10 WWF Wrestlemania 1992
3.95
# strategy year rating
01 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares 1996
4.24
02 X-COM: Ufo Defense 1994
4.24
03 Civilization 2 1996
4.18
04 Civilization 1991
4.16
05 Dungeon Keeper 1997
4.12
06 Steel Panthers 1995
4.12
07 Syndicate 1993
4.12
08 Panzer General 1994
4.11
09 Age of Empires 1997
4.11
10 The Settlers 1993
4.10
# vehicle simulation year rating
01 Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe 1991
4.12
02 Frontier: First Encounters 1995
4.10
03 B-17 Flying fortress 1992
4.09
04 Aces of the Pacific 1992
4.09
05 Star Wars 1988
4.09
06 Elite 1987
4.09
07 F-15 Strike Eagle II 1989
4.08
08 F29 Retaliator 1990
4.08
09 Frontier: Elite 2 1993
4.08
10 A-10 Tank Killer 1989
4.08
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