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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 The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)
4.21
/ 5
02 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987)
4.21
/ 5
03 X-COM: Ufo Defense (1994)
4.21
/ 5
04 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.20
/ 5
05 Tyrian 2000 (1999)
4.20
/ 5
06 Super Street Fighter 2 (1996)
4.17
/ 5
07 The Incredible Machine (1993)
4.15
/ 5
08 Dungeon Master (1989)
4.15
/ 5
09 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate (1992)
4.15
/ 5
10 The Lost Vikings (1993)
4.15
/ 5
11 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991)
4.14
/ 5
12 Golden Axe (1991)
4.14
/ 5
13 Grand Prix 2 (1995)
4.12
/ 5
14 Mortal Kombat (1993)
4.12
/ 5
15 Grand Prix Circuit (1988)
4.12
/ 5
16 Frontier: Elite 2 (1993)
4.11
/ 5
17 Doom (1993)
4.11
/ 5
18 Civilization 2 (1996)
4.11
/ 5
19 Civilization (1991)
4.11
/ 5
20 Rick Dangerous (1989)
4.11
/ 5
21 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1992)
4.11
/ 5
22 Doom 2: Hell on Earth (1994)
4.11
/ 5
23 Master of Magic (1994)
4.10
/ 5
24 Dune II: The building of a dynasty (1992)
4.10
/ 5
25 The Cycles (1989)
4.10
/ 5
26 Chip's Challenge (1991)
4.10
/ 5
27 Alter Ego: Female Version (1986)
4.10
/ 5
28 Eye of the Beholder (1991)
4.10
/ 5
29 Street Fighter 2 (1992)
4.10
/ 5
30 System Shock 2 (1999)
4.10
/ 5
31 Warcraft: Orcs and Humans (1994)
4.09
/ 5
32 Leisure Suit Larry 2: Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places) (1988)
4.09
/ 5
33 Age of Empires (1997)
4.09
/ 5
34 Three Sisters' Story (1999)
4.09
/ 5
35 Pipe Dream (1989)
4.09
/ 5
36 Lords of the Realm (1994)
4.09
/ 5
37 SimCity 2000 (1993)
4.09
/ 5
38 Alley Cat (1984)
4.09
/ 5
39 Maniac Mansion (1987)
4.09
/ 5
40 Caesar 2 (1995)
4.09
/ 5
41 Elite (1987)
4.08
/ 5
42 Conquest of the New World (Deluxe Edition) (1996)
4.08
/ 5
43 The Bard's Tale 3: Thief of Fate (1990)
4.08
/ 5
44 Zeus: Master of Olympus (2000)
4.08
/ 5
45 Fantasy General (1996)
4.08
/ 5
46 Syndicate (1993)
4.08
/ 5
47 Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers get all the girls (1990)
4.08
/ 5
48 Loom (1990)
4.08
/ 5
49 Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (1993)
4.08
/ 5
50 Space Hulk (1993)
4.08
/ 5
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