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The top 50 abandonware games of all time

Retro gamers like myself are convinced that the best PC games ever published were developed in a golden age of PC gaming, a long time ago, during the 80s and the 90s. I collected quite a few of those PC games and I own a small big box PC game collection. Some of you may remember most of these titles, a few of you probably remember all of them and played every single "abandoned" game that made it into the chart.

Actually, some of the games listed below are not abanoned at all and you can buy them on GOG or Steam, but they definitely deserve to be included anyway.

I'm aware that every "best games" chart is far from perfect, there's always a couple of games that you think are missing. That's why this abandonware games list is exclusively based on votes cast by users.


# game title status rating
01 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.24
/ 5
02 X-COM: Ufo Defense (1994)
4.24
/ 5
03 The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)
4.22
/ 5
04 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate (1992)
4.21
/ 5
05 Tyrian 2000 (1999)
4.17
/ 5
06 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991)
4.17
/ 5
07 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987)
4.17
/ 5
08 Civilization 2 (1996)
4.17
/ 5
09 Doom (1993)
4.16
/ 5
10 The Lost Vikings (1993)
4.16
/ 5
11 Civilization (1991)
4.14
/ 5
12 Grand Prix 2 (1995)
4.14
/ 5
13 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1992)
4.13
/ 5
14 The Incredible Machine (1993)
4.13
/ 5
15 FIFA 97 (1996)
4.13
/ 5
16 Duke Nukem 3D (1996)
4.12
/ 5
17 Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (1991)
4.12
/ 5
18 Steel Panthers (1995)
4.12
/ 5
19 Syndicate (1993)
4.12
/ 5
20 Pipe Dream (1989)
4.12
/ 5
21 Prince of Persia (1990)
4.12
/ 5
22 Championship Manager Italia (1993)
4.11
/ 5
23 The Settlers (1993)
4.11
/ 5
24 Panzer General (1994)
4.11
/ 5
25 Dungeon Master (1989)
4.11
/ 5
26 One Must Fall 2097 (1994)
4.11
/ 5
27 FIFA Soccer 96 (1995)
4.11
/ 5
28 Alley Cat (1984)
4.11
/ 5
29 Sensible soccer (1992)
4.11
/ 5
30 Age of Empires (1997)
4.11
/ 5
31 Populous 2: Trials of the Olympian Gods (1993)
4.11
/ 5
32 System Shock 2 (1999)
4.10
/ 5
33 Golden Axe (1991)
4.10
/ 5
34 Alter Ego: Female Version (1986)
4.10
/ 5
35 Wolfenstein 3D (1992)
4.10
/ 5
36 Castle of the Winds (1993)
4.10
/ 5
37 Frontier: First Encounters (1995)
4.10
/ 5
38 Kick off 2 (1990)
4.10
/ 5
39 Master of Magic (1994)
4.10
/ 5
40 Indianapolis 500 (1989)
4.10
/ 5
41 Legend of Kyrandia 2: Hand of fate (1993)
4.10
/ 5
42 B-17 Flying fortress (1992)
4.09
/ 5
43 Warcraft: Orcs and Humans (1994)
4.09
/ 5
44 Aces of the Pacific (1992)
4.09
/ 5
45 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
4.09
/ 5
46 The Incredible Machine 2 (1994)
4.09
/ 5
47 Maniac Mansion (1987)
4.09
/ 5
48 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991)
4.09
/ 5
49 Mortal Kombat (1993)
4.09
/ 5
50 Dune 2000 (1998)
4.09
/ 5
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