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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 X-COM: Ufo Defense (1994)
4.24
/ 5
02 The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)
4.20
/ 5
03 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.18
/ 5
04 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987)
4.17
/ 5
05 Tyrian 2000 (1999)
4.17
/ 5
06 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate (1992)
4.17
/ 5
07 Civilization 2 (1996)
4.17
/ 5
08 Street Fighter 2 (1992)
4.17
/ 5
09 The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall (1996)
4.16
/ 5
10 Pipe Dream (1989)
4.16
/ 5
11 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991)
4.16
/ 5
12 Grand Prix Circuit (1988)
4.16
/ 5
13 Eye of the Beholder (1991)
4.16
/ 5
14 Golden Axe (1991)
4.15
/ 5
15 The Lost Vikings (1993)
4.15
/ 5
16 Alley Cat (1984)
4.15
/ 5
17 Chip's Challenge (1991)
4.15
/ 5
18 Age of Empires (1997)
4.15
/ 5
19 Grand Prix 2 (1995)
4.15
/ 5
20 Doom (1993)
4.14
/ 5
21 Wizardry 7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant (1992)
4.14
/ 5
22 System Shock 2 (1999)
4.14
/ 5
23 Hexen: Beyond Heretic (1995)
4.13
/ 5
24 Bubble Bobble (1989)
4.13
/ 5
25 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings (1999)
4.13
/ 5
26 Qix (1989)
4.13
/ 5
27 NASCAR Racing (1994)
4.13
/ 5
28 Mortal Kombat (1993)
4.13
/ 5
29 Roller Coaster Tycoon (1999)
4.13
/ 5
30 The Bard's Tale 3: Thief of Fate (1990)
4.13
/ 5
31 Doom 2: Hell on Earth (1994)
4.13
/ 5
32 Volfied (1991)
4.12
/ 5
33 Maniac Mansion (1987)
4.12
/ 5
34 Frontier: Elite 2 (1993)
4.12
/ 5
35 F29 Retaliator (1990)
4.12
/ 5
36 Road Rash (1996)
4.12
/ 5
37 Virtua Cop 2 (1997)
4.12
/ 5
38 1000 Miglia (1992)
4.12
/ 5
39 Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals (1989)
4.11
/ 5
40 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1992)
4.11
/ 5
41 Castle of the Winds (1993)
4.11
/ 5
42 Dungeon Hack (1993)
4.11
/ 5
43 Dungeon Master (1989)
4.11
/ 5
44 Master of Magic (1994)
4.11
/ 5
45 Space Hulk (1993)
4.11
/ 5
46 Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter (1986)
4.11
/ 5
47 Test Drive (1987)
4.11
/ 5
48 Rick Dangerous (1989)
4.11
/ 5
49 Civilization (1991)
4.11
/ 5
50 Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (1993)
4.11
/ 5
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