Abandonware DOS title
download 1896 DOS and Windows abandonware games

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
4.13
03 Arkanoid 1988
4.13
04 Golden Axe 1991
4.12
05 Bad Dudes VS Dragon Ninja 1988
4.11
06 Mortal Kombat 1993
4.11
07 Disney's Aladdin 1994
4.11
08 Frogger 1983
4.11
09 Street Fighter 2 1992
4.10
10 Titus the Fox 1992
4.10
# action-adventure year rating
01 Alone in the Dark 1992
4.10
02 Another World 1991
4.10
03 System Shock 2 1999
4.09
04 Tomb Raider 1996
4.05
05 Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures 1996
4.03
06 Castle master 1990
3.97
07 Ecstatica 1994
3.94
08 Veil of Darkness 1993
3.86
09 Star Wars: Yoda Stories 1997
3.82
10 System Shock 1994
3.67
# 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
4.14
03 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989
4.11
04 Legend of Kyrandia 2: Hand of fate 1993
4.11
05 Maniac Mansion 1987
4.10
06 Magnetic Scrolls Collection 1991
4.10
07 Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers get all the girls 1990
4.09
08 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 1992
4.09
09 Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templar (remake) 2009
4.09
10 A mind forever voyaging 1985
4.09
# puzzle year rating
01 The Incredible Machine 1993
4.12
02 The Incredible Machine 2 1994
4.10
03 The Sentinel 1989
4.08
04 Tetris 1987
4.07
05 Lemmings 2: The Tribes 1993
4.06
06 Super Solvers: Gizmos & Gadgets 1993
4.05
07 Chip's Challenge 1991
4.04
08 Interactive Girls Club Games 1993
4.03
09 Pipe Dream 1989
4.03
10 Lemmings 1991
4.00
# racing year rating
01 Grand Prix 2 1995
4.13
02 Ferrari Formula 1 1989
4.12
03 Indianapolis 500 1989
4.10
04 Screamer 1995
4.08
05 Quarantine 1994
4.08
06 Death Rally 1996
4.07
07 Street Rod 1989
4.06
08 Test Drive 1987
4.05
09 Grand Theft Auto 1997
4.05
10 Stunt Car Racer 1989
4.05
# RPG year rating
01 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon 1991
4.21
02 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate 1992
4.18
03 Castle of the Winds 1993
4.14
04 Dungeon Master 1989
4.14
05 Eye of the Beholder 1991
4.11
06 The Bard's Tale 3: Thief of Fate 1990
4.10
07 Ultima 7 Part 2: Serpent Isle 1993
4.10
08 The Elder Scrolls: Arena 1994
4.09
09 Albion 1996
4.09
10 Angband 1992
4.09
# shooter year rating
01 Doom 1993
4.18
02 Tyrian 2000 1999
4.14
03 Duke Nukem 3D 1996
4.14
04 Wolfenstein 3D 1992
4.13
05 Quake 1996
4.11
06 House of the Dead 1998
4.10
07 Crusader: No Regret 1996
4.10
08 Star Wars: Dark Forces 1995
4.09
09 Descent 1995
4.09
10 Virtua Cop 1997
4.07
# simulation year rating
01 SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony 1991
4.11
02 Theme Hospital 1997
4.09
03 Alter Ego: Female Version 1986
4.08
04 SimCity 2000 1993
4.07
05 Sid Meier's Covert Action 1990
4.06
06 The Oregon Trail 1990
4.06
07 SimEarth 1990
4.06
08 Dope Wars 1998
4.06
09 Railroad Tycoon 2 1998
4.05
10 Jones in the Fast Lane 1991
4.04
# sports year rating
01 Championship Manager Italia 1993
4.17
02 FIFA Soccer 96 1995
4.11
03 Kick off 2 1990
4.10
04 Lakers vs. Celtics and the NBA Playoffs 1989
4.09
05 Sensible soccer 1992
4.06
06 Championship Manager: Season 97/98 1997
4.06
07 The Manager 1991
4.05
08 Speedball 2 1992
4.04
09 Sid Meier's SimGolf 2002
4.00
10 Premier Manager 1992
3.89
# 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
4.19
04 Civilization 1991
4.17
05 Panzer General 1994
4.13
06 Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness 1995
4.13
07 Master of Magic 1994
4.12
08 Dune 1992
4.12
09 The Settlers 1993
4.11
10 Dune 2000 1998
4.11
# vehicle simulation year rating
01 Frontier: First Encounters 1995
4.12
02 F-15 Strike Eagle II 1989
4.11
03 Elite 1987
4.11
04 A-10 Tank Killer 1989
4.10
05 Aces of the Pacific 1992
4.10
06 B-17 Flying fortress 1992
4.10
07 Frontier: Elite 2 1993
4.08
08 F29 Retaliator 1990
4.08
09 Comanche: Maximum overkill 1992
4.07
10 Night Hawk: F-117A Stealth Fighter 1991
4.07
This website uses cookies to ensure we give you the best browsing experience. This includes cookies from third party websites. If you want to know more or if you wish to change cookie settings, please click here. If you continue browsing our website you're giving your consent to receive all cookies on this website and from third parties.