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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.


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# game title status rating
01 Street Fighter 2 (1992)
4.28
/ 5
02 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991)
4.26
/ 5
03 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate (1992)
4.26
/ 5
04 Tetris Classic (1992)
4.26
/ 5
05 The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)
4.26
/ 5
06 Chip's Challenge (1991)
4.26
/ 5
07 Roller Coaster Tycoon (1999)
4.26
/ 5
08 Doom 2: Hell on Earth (1994)
4.26
/ 5
09 Golden Axe (1991)
4.25
/ 5
10 X-COM: Ufo Defense (1994)
4.25
/ 5
11 The Lost Vikings (1993)
4.24
/ 5
12 Mortal Kombat (1993)
4.24
/ 5
13 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987)
4.24
/ 5
14 Nox (2000)
4.24
/ 5
15 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.24
/ 5
16 Uncharted Waters 2: New Horizons (1995)
4.24
/ 5
17 The Bard's Tale 3: Thief of Fate (1990)
4.24
/ 5
18 Civilization 2 (1996)
4.24
/ 5
19 Alley Cat (1984)
4.23
/ 5
20 Jagged Alliance 2 (1999)
4.23
/ 5
21 Grand Prix Circuit (1988)
4.23
/ 5
22 Puzznic (1990)
4.22
/ 5
23 Whiplash (1995)
4.22
/ 5
24 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991)
4.22
/ 5
25 Eye of the Beholder (1991)
4.22
/ 5
26 Hexen: Beyond Heretic (1995)
4.22
/ 5
27 Virtua Cop 2 (1997)
4.22
/ 5
28 Tetris 2.0 (1990)
4.22
/ 5
29 Pipe Dream (1989)
4.21
/ 5
30 Bubble Bobble (1989)
4.21
/ 5
31 Rick Dangerous (1989)
4.21
/ 5
32 Gods (1991)
4.21
/ 5
33 Heretic (1994)
4.21
/ 5
34 Doom (1993)
4.20
/ 5
35 Skate or Die (1988)
4.20
/ 5
36 Heavy Metal (1989)
4.20
/ 5
37 Team Suzuki (1991)
4.20
/ 5
38 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings (1999)
4.20
/ 5
39 Civilization (1991)
4.20
/ 5
40 Road Rash (1996)
4.19
/ 5
41 The Duel: Test Drive 2 (1989)
4.19
/ 5
42 Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter (1986)
4.19
/ 5
43 Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur (1989)
4.19
/ 5
44 Castle of the Winds (1993)
4.19
/ 5
45 Pharaoh (1999)
4.19
/ 5
46 Maniac Mansion (1987)
4.19
/ 5
47 The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall (1996)
4.19
/ 5
48 Outcast (1999)
4.19
/ 5
49 Battlezone (1983)
4.19
/ 5
50 The Chessmaster 2000 (1986)
4.19
/ 5
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