Abandonware DOS title

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 Tetris Classic (1992)
4.42
/ 5
02 The Oregon Trail Deluxe (1992)
4.33
/ 5
03 Street Fighter 2 (1992)
4.33
/ 5
04 The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)
4.32
/ 5
05 Alley Cat (1984)
4.31
/ 5
06 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate (1992)
4.30
/ 5
07 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.29
/ 5
08 Midtown Madness (1999)
4.29
/ 5
09 Alien Trilogy (1996)
4.29
/ 5
10 Chip's Challenge (1991)
4.29
/ 5
11 Outcast (1999)
4.29
/ 5
12 Civilization 2 (1996)
4.29
/ 5
13 Disney's Aladdin (1994)
4.29
/ 5
14 The Duel: Test Drive 2 (1989)
4.29
/ 5
15 Colonization (1994)
4.29
/ 5
16 Warlords 3: Reign of Heroes (1997)
4.29
/ 5
17 Duke Nukem (1991)
4.29
/ 5
18 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991)
4.29
/ 5
19 Operation Wolf (1989)
4.28
/ 5
20 Doom 2: Hell on Earth (1994)
4.28
/ 5
21 Tetris 2.0 (1990)
4.28
/ 5
22 Battlezone (1983)
4.28
/ 5
23 X-COM: Ufo Defense (1994)
4.28
/ 5
24 Impossible Mission 2 (1988)
4.28
/ 5
25 The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall (1996)
4.28
/ 5
26 Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf (1994)
4.28
/ 5
27 Pipe Dream (1989)
4.27
/ 5
28 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987)
4.27
/ 5
29 Axis and Allies: Iron Blitz (1999)
4.27
/ 5
30 Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate my Baby Sitter! (1991)
4.27
/ 5
31 Mortal Kombat (1993)
4.27
/ 5
32 Micro Machines (1994)
4.27
/ 5
33 Road Rash (1996)
4.27
/ 5
34 Cannon Fodder (1994)
4.26
/ 5
35 Police Quest: Open Season (1993)
4.26
/ 5
36 Wizardry 7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant (1992)
4.26
/ 5
37 Mah Jongg Solitaire (1987)
4.26
/ 5
38 Ultima 8: The Lost Vale (1994)
4.26
/ 5
39 Master of Orion 3 (2003)
4.26
/ 5
40 Phantasmagoria (1995)
4.26
/ 5
41 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings (1999)
4.26
/ 5
42 Heretic (1994)
4.26
/ 5
43 Super Street Fighter 2 (1996)
4.26
/ 5
44 Army Men (1998)
4.26
/ 5
45 Skate or Die (1988)
4.26
/ 5
46 Caesar 3 (1998)
4.26
/ 5
47 Eye of the Beholder (1991)
4.25
/ 5
48 Carmageddon (1997)
4.25
/ 5
49 Golden Axe (1991)
4.25
/ 5
50 Carnage (1993)
4.25
/ 5