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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 One Must Fall 2097 1994
4.13
03 Alley Cat 1984
4.11
04 Prince of Persia 1990
4.10
05 Golden Axe 1991
4.10
06 Mortal Kombat 1993
4.09
07 Disney's Aladdin 1994
4.08
08 Flashback: The Quest for Identity 1993
4.07
09 Rick Dangerous 1989
4.07
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
4.06
04 Grand Theft Auto 1997
4.01
05 The Great Escape 1986
4.00
06 Cadaver 1990
4.00
07 Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures 1996
4.00
08 Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk 1993
4.00
09 Tomb Raider 1996
3.98
10 Alone in the Dark 3 1994
3.97
# 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
4.20
03 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 1992
4.14
04 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge 1991
4.10
05 Legend of Kyrandia 2: Hand of fate 1993
4.10
06 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989
4.09
07 Maniac Mansion 1987
4.09
08 The Dig 1995
4.08
09 Legend of Kyrandia 3: Malcolm's Revenge 1994
4.08
10 Hero's Quest: So you want to be a hero 1989
4.08
# puzzle year rating
01 The Incredible Machine 1993
4.13
02 The Incredible Machine 2 1994
4.09
03 Tetris 2.0 1990
4.07
04 Pipe Dream 1989
4.07
05 Super Tetris 1991
4.05
06 Tetris 1987
4.05
07 Lemmings 2: The Tribes 1993
4.03
08 Super Solvers: Gizmos & Gadgets 1993
4.03
09 The Sentinel 1989
4.02
10 Chip's Challenge 1991
4.02
# racing year rating
01 Grand Prix 2 1995
4.14
02 Quarantine 1994
4.08
03 Street Rod 1989
4.06
04 Screamer 1995
4.05
05 Test Drive 1987
4.05
06 Indianapolis 500 1989
4.05
07 NASCAR Racing 1994
4.05
08 Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament 1995
4.04
09 Micro Machines 1994
4.04
10 The Need for Speed 1995
4.04
# RPG year rating
01 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate 1992
4.18
02 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon 1991
4.15
03 Dungeon Master 1989
4.11
04 Castle of the Winds 1993
4.10
05 Fallout 1997
4.08
06 Dark Queen of Krynn 1992
4.07
07 Eye of the Beholder 1991
4.07
08 Ultima 7 Part 2: Serpent Isle 1993
4.07
09 Albion 1996
4.07
10 Planet's Edge 1991
4.07
# shooter year rating
01 Tyrian 2000 1999
4.18
02 Doom 1993
4.15
03 Duke Nukem 3D 1996
4.12
04 Doom 2: Hell on Earth 1994
4.11
05 Heretic 1994
4.08
06 Virtua Cop 1997
4.08
07 Wolfenstein 3D 1992
4.08
08 Virtua Cop 2 1997
4.07
09 Quake 1996
4.06
10 Blood 1997
4.05
# simulation year rating
01 Jones in the Fast Lane 1991
4.07
02 Alter Ego: Female Version 1986
4.07
03 The Oregon Trail 1990
4.06
04 Theme Hospital 1997
4.05
05 SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony 1991
4.05
06 Transport Tycoon 1994
4.05
07 Wild West World 1991
4.05
08 Zeus: Master of Olympus 2000
4.05
09 Dope Wars 1998
4.04
10 Patrician 2: Quest for Power 2000
4.04
# sports year rating
01 FIFA 97 1996
4.13
02 Sensible soccer 1992
4.12
03 Kick off 2 1990
4.10
04 Speedball 2 1992
4.07
05 Championship Manager Italia 1993
4.06
06 FIFA Soccer 96 1995
4.04
07 Lakers vs. Celtics and the NBA Playoffs 1989
4.02
08 The Manager 1991
4.01
09 WWF Wrestlemania 1992
4.00
10 Championship Manager: Season 97/98 1997
3.96
# strategy year rating
01 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares 1996
4.23
02 X-COM: Ufo Defense 1994
4.22
03 Civilization 2 1996
4.14
04 Civilization 1991
4.14
05 Panzer General 1994
4.13
06 Syndicate 1993
4.12
07 The Settlers 1993
4.12
08 Master of Magic 1994
4.10
09 Populous 2: Trials of the Olympian Gods 1993
4.10
10 Warcraft: Orcs and Humans 1994
4.10
# vehicle simulation year rating
01 Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe 1991
4.12
02 Frontier: First Encounters 1995
4.10
03 Frontier: Elite 2 1993
4.10
04 Elite 1987
4.09
05 Star Wars 1988
4.09
06 Aces of the Pacific 1992
4.09
07 F-15 Strike Eagle II 1989
4.08
08 A-10 Tank Killer 1989
4.08
09 Great Naval Battles vol. 5: Demise of the Dreadnoughts 1914-18 1996
4.08
10 Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space 1993
4.08
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