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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
4.23
003 The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
4.21
004 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate 1992
4.20
005 Civilization 2 1996
4.18
006 Tyrian 2000 1999
4.17
007 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1987
4.16
008 Civilization 1991
4.16
009 Doom 1993
4.16
010 The Lost Vikings 1993
4.16
011 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon 1991
4.16
012 Grand Prix 2 1995
4.15
013 The Incredible Machine 1993
4.13
014 Duke Nukem 3D 1996
4.13
015 Dune 1992
4.13
016 Dungeon Master 1989
4.13
017 Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate my Baby Sitter! 1991
4.13
018 Steel Panthers 1995
4.13
019 Prince of Persia 1990
4.12
020 Star Wars 1988
4.12
021 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 1992
4.12
022 The Settlers 1993
4.12
023 Panzer General 1994
4.11
024 Alley Cat 1984
4.11
025 One Must Fall 2097 1994
4.11
026 Eye of the Beholder 1991
4.11
027 FIFA Soccer 96 1995
4.11
028 Age of Empires 1997
4.11
029 Castle of the Winds 1993
4.10
030 Wolfenstein 3D 1992
4.10
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