Abandonware DOS title

The top 30 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. 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.


# best games ever status year rating
001 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares 1996
4.22
002 X-COM: Ufo Defense 1994
4.21
003 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon 1991
4.19
004 Doom 1993
4.19
005 The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
4.18
006 The Settlers 1993
4.18
007 The Lost Vikings 1993
4.17
008 Tyrian 2000 1999
4.17
009 Grand Prix 2 1995
4.16
010 Civilization 2 1996
4.15
011 Panzer General 1994
4.15
012 Prince of Persia 1990
4.15
013 Civilization 1991
4.15
014 Duke Nukem 3D 1996
4.15
015 One Must Fall 2097 1994
4.15
016 Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness 1995
4.15
017 Golden Axe 1991
4.14
018 Castle of the Winds 1993
4.14
019 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate 1992
4.14
020 Dune 2000 1998
4.14
021 Street Fighter 2 1992
4.14
022 Master of Magic 1994
4.13
023 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1996
4.13
024 Warcraft: Orcs and Humans 1994
4.13
025 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1987
4.13
026 Frontier: First Encounters 1995
4.13
027 Alone in the Dark 1992
4.13
028 Lakers vs. Celtics and the NBA Playoffs 1989
4.13
029 FIFA Soccer 96 1995
4.13
030 House of the Dead 1998
4.13
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