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Best 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.


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# action year rating
01 Street Fighter 2 1992
4.28
02 Golden Axe 1991
4.25
03 The Lost Vikings 1993
4.24
04 Mortal Kombat 1993
4.24
05 Alley Cat 1984
4.23
06 Bubble Bobble 1989
4.21
07 Rick Dangerous 1989
4.21
08 Gods 1991
4.21
09 Super Street Fighter 2 1996
4.18
10 Disney's Aladdin 1994
4.17
# action-adventure year rating
01 Outcast 1999
4.19
02 Driller 1987
4.17
03 Impossible Mission 2 1988
4.16
04 Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk 1993
4.15
05 System Shock 2 1999
4.14
06 Cadaver 1990
4.12
07 Batman: the Caped Crusader 1988
4.12
08 Grand Theft Auto 2 1999
4.11
09 Another World 1991
4.10
10 Metal Gear 1990
4.10
# adventure year rating
01 The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
4.26
02 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1987
4.24
03 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge 1991
4.22
04 Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter 1986
4.19
05 Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur 1989
4.19
06 Maniac Mansion 1987
4.19
07 Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals 1989
4.18
08 Police Quest: Open Season 1993
4.17
09 Star Trek: 25th Anniversary 1992
4.17
10 Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist 1993
4.17
# puzzle year rating
01 Tetris Classic 1992
4.26
02 Chip's Challenge 1991
4.26
03 Puzznic 1990
4.22
04 Tetris 2.0 1990
4.22
05 Pipe Dream 1989
4.21
06 Lemmings 2: The Tribes 1993
4.17
07 Locomotion 1992
4.15
08 Wheel of fortune 1987
4.14
09 The Incredible Toon Machine 1994
4.12
10 Tetris 1987
4.11
# racing year rating
01 Grand Prix Circuit 1988
4.23
02 Whiplash 1995
4.22
03 Team Suzuki 1991
4.20
04 Road Rash 1996
4.19
05 The Duel: Test Drive 2 1989
4.19
06 Micro Machines 1994
4.19
07 Grand Prix 2 1995
4.19
08 The Need for Speed 1995
4.17
09 Midtown Madness 1999
4.16
10 Test Drive 1987
4.15
# RPG year rating
01 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon 1991
4.26
02 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate 1992
4.26
03 Nox 2000
4.24
04 The Bard's Tale 3: Thief of Fate 1990
4.24
05 Eye of the Beholder 1991
4.22
06 Castle of the Winds 1993
4.19
07 The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall 1996
4.19
08 An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire 1997
4.18
09 Dungeon Hack 1993
4.16
10 Ultima 5: Warriors of Destiny 1988
4.16
# shooter year rating
01 Doom 2: Hell on Earth 1994
4.26
02 Hexen: Beyond Heretic 1995
4.22
03 Virtua Cop 2 1997
4.22
04 Heretic 1994
4.21
05 Doom 1993
4.20
06 Battlezone 1983
4.19
07 Xenon 2: Megablast 1990
4.17
08 Quake 1996
4.17
09 Star Wars: Dark Forces 1995
4.17
10 Witchaven 1995
4.15
# simulation year rating
01 Roller Coaster Tycoon 1999
4.26
02 Uncharted Waters 2: New Horizons 1995
4.24
03 Pharaoh 1999
4.19
04 Caesar 2 1995
4.18
05 Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 2002
4.16
06 Transport Tycoon 1994
4.15
07 Murders in Space 1990
4.15
08 SimCity 2000 1993
4.15
09 SimEarth 1990
4.15
10 Gloriana 1996
4.14
# sports year rating
01 Skate or Die 1988
4.20
02 Virtual Pool 1995
4.17
03 MicroProse Soccer 1988
4.17
04 TV Sports: Basketball 1990
4.15
05 World class leaderboard 1988
4.14
06 Championship Manager 1992
4.13
07 Lakers vs. Celtics and the NBA Playoffs 1989
4.13
08 MicroLeague wrestling 1989
4.12
09 Sensible Soccer 1992
4.11
10 Premier Manager 1992
4.11
# strategy year rating
01 X-COM: Ufo Defense 1994
4.25
02 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares 1996
4.24
03 Civilization 2 1996
4.24
04 Jagged Alliance 2 1999
4.23
05 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings 1999
4.20
06 Civilization 1991
4.20
07 The Chessmaster 2000 1986
4.19
08 Army Men 1998
4.19
09 People's General 1998
4.18
10 Battle Chess 1988
4.18
# vehicle simulation year rating
01 Heavy Metal 1989
4.20
02 Silent Service 2 1990
4.18
03 Frontier: Elite 2 1993
4.15
04 F29 Retaliator 1990
4.14
05 Strike Commander 1993
4.14
06 Great Naval Battles vol. 2: Guadalcanal 1942 - 43 1994
4.12
07 Megafortress 1991
4.11
08 Pacific Islands 1992
4.10
09 Frontier: First Encounters 1995
4.10
10 Elite Plus 1991
4.10
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