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The top 30 abandonware games of all time

Retro gamers like myself think that the best PC games were published a long time ago, in the 80s and in the 90s. Some of you may remember these titles, but some of you are going to learn just now about the best abandonware games of all time.

Actually, some of these games are not abanoned at all and you can buy them on GOG or Steam, but I decided to include them anyway.

The games are ordered according to the votes cast by the users of Abandonware DOS.


# best games ever status year rating
001 X-COM: Ufo Defense 1994
4.25
002 Civilization 2 1996
4.21
003 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares 1996
4.19
004 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1987
4.17
005 The Lost Vikings 1993
4.16
006 SimCity 1989
4.15
007 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate 1992
4.15
008 Tetris 1987
4.14
009 Warcraft: Orcs and Humans 1994
4.14
010 Virtua Cop 2 1997
4.14
011 Prince of Persia 1990
4.14
012 Eye of the Beholder 1991
4.14
013 Heroes of Might and Magic 1995
4.14
014 Master of Magic 1994
4.14
015 Lode Runner 1983
4.14
016 Castle of the Winds 1993
4.13
017 House of the Dead 1998
4.13
018 Lemmings 1991
4.13
019 Magic: The Gathering 1997
4.13
020 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 1984
4.13
021 Grand Prix 2 1995
4.13
022 The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
4.12
023 Doom 1993
4.12
024 The Settlers 1993
4.12
025 1942: The Pacific air war 1994
4.12
026 Blade Runner 1997
4.11
027 Dune II: The building of a dynasty 1992
4.11
028 The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall 1996
4.11
029 Battle Chess 1988
4.11
030 Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders 1988
4.11
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