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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 Tetris Classic (1992)
4.38
/ 5
02 Street Fighter 2 (1992)
4.33
/ 5
03 Micro Machines (1994)
4.33
/ 5
04 Alley Cat (1984)
4.31
/ 5
05 Primal Rage (1995)
4.30
/ 5
06 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate (1992)
4.29
/ 5
07 Colonization (1994)
4.28
/ 5
08 The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)
4.28
/ 5
09 X-COM: Ufo Defense (1994)
4.28
/ 5
10 The Duel: Test Drive 2 (1989)
4.28
/ 5
11 Chip's Challenge (1991)
4.27
/ 5
12 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991)
4.27
/ 5
13 Pipe Dream (1989)
4.27
/ 5
14 Outcast (1999)
4.27
/ 5
15 Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf (1994)
4.27
/ 5
16 The Oregon Trail Deluxe (1992)
4.26
/ 5
17 Interstate '76 (1997)
4.26
/ 5
18 Civilization 2 (1996)
4.26
/ 5
19 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.26
/ 5
20 The Lost Vikings (1993)
4.26
/ 5
21 Roller Coaster Tycoon (1999)
4.26
/ 5
22 Skate or Die (1988)
4.26
/ 5
23 The Incredible Toon Machine (1994)
4.25
/ 5
24 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991)
4.25
/ 5
25 Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter (1986)
4.25
/ 5
26 Uncharted Waters 2: New Horizons (1995)
4.25
/ 5
27 Rick Dangerous (1989)
4.25
/ 5
28 Pools of Darkness (1991)
4.25
/ 5
29 Bad Street Brawler (1987)
4.25
/ 5
30 The Need for Speed (1995)
4.25
/ 5
31 Eye of the Beholder (1991)
4.25
/ 5
32 Battlezone (1983)
4.25
/ 5
33 Tetris 2.0 (1990)
4.25
/ 5
34 Mortal Kombat (1993)
4.24
/ 5
35 Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999)
4.24
/ 5
36 Golden Axe (1991)
4.24
/ 5
37 Disney's Aladdin (1994)
4.24
/ 5
38 The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall (1996)
4.24
/ 5
39 Quake (1996)
4.24
/ 5
40 Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate my Baby Sitter! (1991)
4.24
/ 5
41 Alien Trilogy (1996)
4.24
/ 5
42 Caesar 2 (1995)
4.24
/ 5
43 Impossible Mission 2 (1988)
4.24
/ 5
44 Dark Seed (1992)
4.23
/ 5
45 Operation Wolf (1989)
4.23
/ 5
46 The Chessmaster 2000 (1986)
4.23
/ 5
47 Virtua Cop 2 (1997)
4.23
/ 5
48 Caesar 3 (1998)
4.23
/ 5
49 Axis and Allies: Iron Blitz (1999)
4.23
/ 5
50 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987)
4.23
/ 5