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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
4.17
02 Prince of Persia 1990
4.13
03 Titus the Fox 1992
4.10
04 Disney's Aladdin 1994
4.10
05 Arkanoid 1988
4.09
06 One Must Fall 2097 1994
4.09
07 Mortal Kombat 1993
4.09
08 Street Fighter 2 1992
4.09
09 Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate my Baby Sitter! 1991
4.09
10 Alley Cat 1984
4.08
# action-adventure year rating
01 Another World 1991
4.10
02 System Shock 2 1999
4.09
03 Alone in the Dark 1992
4.08
04 The Great Escape 1986
4.00
05 Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures 1996
4.00
06 Cadaver 1990
4.00
07 Castle master 1990
3.97
08 Alone in the Dark 3 1994
3.96
09 Alone in the Dark 2 1993
3.96
10 Tomb Raider 1996
3.93
# adventure year rating
01 The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
4.21
02 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1987
4.16
03 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 1992
4.11
04 Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars 2009
4.10
05 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989
4.10
06 Magnetic Scrolls Collection 1991
4.10
07 Legend of Kyrandia 2: Hand of fate 1993
4.10
08 Maniac Mansion 1987
4.09
09 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge 1991
4.09
10 A mind forever voyaging 1985
4.09
# puzzle year rating
01 The Incredible Machine 1993
4.13
02 Pipe Dream 1989
4.10
03 Chip's Challenge 1991
4.08
04 Tetris 1987
4.08
05 The Incredible Machine 2 1994
4.06
06 Super Tetris 1991
4.05
07 Lemmings 2: The Tribes 1993
4.03
08 The Sentinel 1989
4.02
09 Logical 1991
4.02
10 Super Solvers: Gizmos & Gadgets 1993
4.01
# racing year rating
01 Grand Prix 2 1995
4.14
02 Indianapolis 500 1989
4.10
03 Screamer 1995
4.08
04 Quarantine 1994
4.08
05 The Need for Speed 1995
4.06
06 Street Rod 1989
4.06
07 Test Drive 1987
4.05
08 NASCAR Racing 1994
4.05
09 Formula 1 Grand Prix 1991
4.04
10 Grand Theft Auto 1997
4.04
# RPG year rating
01 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate 1992
4.19
02 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon 1991
4.18
03 Dungeon Master 1989
4.14
04 Castle of the Winds 1993
4.12
05 Eye of the Beholder 1991
4.11
06 Ultima 7 Part 2: Serpent Isle 1993
4.10
07 Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire 1990
4.09
08 Champions of Krynn 1990
4.09
09 Alternate Reality: The City 1988
4.09
10 Fallout 1997
4.08
# shooter year rating
01 Tyrian 2000 1999
4.17
02 Doom 1993
4.17
03 Duke Nukem 3D 1996
4.13
04 Wolfenstein 3D 1992
4.10
05 Virtua Cop 2 1997
4.08
06 House of the Dead 1998
4.08
07 Blood 1997
4.08
08 Virtua Cop 1997
4.07
09 Quake 1996
4.07
10 Heretic 1994
4.07
# simulation year rating
01 Theme Hospital 1997
4.10
02 SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony 1991
4.09
03 Jones in the Fast Lane 1991
4.08
04 Alter Ego: Female Version 1986
4.08
05 The Oregon Trail 1990
4.06
06 SimEarth 1990
4.06
07 Railroad Tycoon 2 1998
4.05
08 SimCity 2000 1993
4.05
09 Dope Wars 1998
4.05
10 Transport Tycoon 1994
4.04
# sports year rating
01 FIFA Soccer 96 1995
4.11
02 Kick off 2 1990
4.10
03 Lakers vs. Celtics and the NBA Playoffs 1989
4.10
04 Championship Manager Italia 1993
4.09
05 Eishockey Manager 1993
4.08
06 Sensible soccer 1992
4.08
07 FIFA 97 1996
4.07
08 The Manager 1991
4.05
09 Speedball 2 1992
4.05
10 Championship Manager: Season 97/98 1997
4.01
# strategy year rating
01 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares 1996
4.24
02 X-COM: Ufo Defense 1994
4.23
03 Civilization 2 1996
4.18
04 Civilization 1991
4.16
05 Dune 1992
4.13
06 Syndicate 1993
4.12
07 The Settlers 1993
4.12
08 Panzer General 1994
4.11
09 Age of Empires 1997
4.11
10 Worms 1995
4.10
# vehicle simulation year rating
01 Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe 1991
4.13
02 Star Wars 1988
4.12
03 Frontier: First Encounters 1995
4.10
04 B-17 Flying fortress 1992
4.10
05 A-10 Tank Killer 1989
4.10
06 Aces of the Pacific 1992
4.09
07 F-15 Strike Eagle II 1989
4.09
08 F-15 Strike Eagle III 1992
4.08
09 Fleet Defender 1994
4.08
10 F29 Retaliator 1990
4.08
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