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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. 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.


# best PC game status year rating (1-5)
001 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares 1996
4.24
002 X-COM: Ufo Defense 1994
4.22
003 The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
4.21
004 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon 1991
4.21
005 Doom 1993
4.20
006 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate 1992
4.18
007 Civilization 2 1996
4.18
008 Civilization 1991
4.17
009 The Settlers 1993
4.16
010 Grand Prix 2 1995
4.16
011 The Lost Vikings 1993
4.16
012 Duke Nukem 3D 1996
4.15
013 Golden Axe 1991
4.15
014 Tyrian 2000 1999
4.14
015 Castle of the Winds 1993
4.14
016 Dungeon Master 1989
4.14
017 Street Fighter 2 1992
4.14
018 Bubble Bobble 1989
4.14
019 The Incredible Machine 1993
4.14
020 Mortal Kombat 1993
4.13
021 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1996
4.13
022 Prince of Persia 1990
4.13
023 Panzer General 1994
4.13
024 Wolfenstein 3D 1992
4.13
025 FIFA Soccer 96 1995
4.13
026 Dune 2000 1998
4.12
027 Frontier: First Encounters 1995
4.12
028 Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness 1995
4.12
029 Warcraft: Orcs and Humans 1994
4.12
030 Eye of the Beholder 1991
4.12
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