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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.


# game title status rating
01 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.24
/ 5
02 X-COM: Ufo Defense (1994)
4.22
/ 5
03 The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)
4.21
/ 5
04 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987)
4.20
/ 5
05 Tyrian 2000 (1999)
4.18
/ 5
06 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate (1992)
4.18
/ 5
07 The Lost Vikings (1993)
4.16
/ 5
08 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991)
4.15
/ 5
09 Syndicate (1993)
4.15
/ 5
10 Doom (1993)
4.15
/ 5
11 Civilization (1991)
4.14
/ 5
12 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1992)
4.14
/ 5
13 Civilization 2 (1996)
4.14
/ 5
14 Grand Prix 2 (1995)
4.14
/ 5
15 Panzer General (1994)
4.13
/ 5
16 The Incredible Machine (1993)
4.13
/ 5
17 Duke Nukem 3D (1996)
4.13
/ 5
18 FIFA 97 (1996)
4.13
/ 5
19 One Must Fall 2097 (1994)
4.13
/ 5
20 Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (1991)
4.12
/ 5
21 The Settlers (1993)
4.12
/ 5
22 Flashback: The Quest for Identity (1993)
4.12
/ 5
23 Master of Magic (1994)
4.11
/ 5
24 Dungeon Master (1989)
4.11
/ 5
25 Screamer (1995)
4.11
/ 5
26 Alley Cat (1984)
4.11
/ 5
27 Sensible soccer (1992)
4.11
/ 5
28 Prince of Persia (1990)
4.11
/ 5
29 Doom 2: Hell on Earth (1994)
4.10
/ 5
30 Populous 2: Trials of the Olympian Gods (1993)
4.10
/ 5
31 Alter Ego: Female Version (1986)
4.10
/ 5
32 Castle of the Winds (1993)
4.10
/ 5
33 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991)
4.10
/ 5
34 Kick off 2 (1990)
4.10
/ 5
35 Frontier: First Encounters (1995)
4.10
/ 5
36 Golden Axe (1991)
4.10
/ 5
37 Another World (1991)
4.10
/ 5
38 Legend of Kyrandia 2: Hand of fate (1993)
4.10
/ 5
39 Sid Meier's Pirates! (1987)
4.09
/ 5
40 Dune II: The building of a dynasty (1992)
4.09
/ 5
41 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
4.09
/ 5
42 Warcraft: Orcs and Humans (1994)
4.09
/ 5
43 The Incredible Machine 2 (1994)
4.09
/ 5
44 Sanitarium (1998)
4.09
/ 5
45 Maniac Mansion (1987)
4.09
/ 5
46 Mortal Kombat (1993)
4.09
/ 5
47 Frontier: Elite 2 (1993)
4.09
/ 5
48 Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire (1990)
4.09
/ 5
49 Colonization (1994)
4.09
/ 5
50 Elite (1987)
4.09
/ 5
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