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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 NHL 96 (1995)
4.50
/ 5
02 Tetris Classic (1992)
4.33
/ 5
03 Street Fighter 2 (1992)
4.33
/ 5
04 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate (1992)
4.30
/ 5
05 The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)
4.30
/ 5
06 Alley Cat (1984)
4.29
/ 5
07 Interstate '76 (1997)
4.28
/ 5
08 Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate my Baby Sitter! (1991)
4.28
/ 5
09 X-COM: Ufo Defense (1994)
4.28
/ 5
10 Civilization 2 (1996)
4.28
/ 5
11 Colonization (1994)
4.28
/ 5
12 The Oregon Trail Deluxe (1992)
4.28
/ 5
13 The Incredible Toon Machine (1994)
4.28
/ 5
14 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.28
/ 5
15 Chip's Challenge (1991)
4.27
/ 5
16 X-Men 2: The Fall of the Mutants (1991)
4.27
/ 5
17 Disney's Aladdin (1994)
4.27
/ 5
18 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991)
4.27
/ 5
19 Doom 2: Hell on Earth (1994)
4.27
/ 5
20 The Duel: Test Drive 2 (1989)
4.27
/ 5
21 Skate or Die (1988)
4.27
/ 5
22 The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall (1996)
4.27
/ 5
23 Battlezone (1983)
4.27
/ 5
24 Pipe Dream (1989)
4.27
/ 5
25 Operation Wolf (1989)
4.26
/ 5
26 Uncharted Waters 2: New Horizons (1995)
4.26
/ 5
27 Mortal Kombat (1993)
4.26
/ 5
28 Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf (1994)
4.26
/ 5
29 Dark Seed (1992)
4.26
/ 5
30 Duke Nukem (1991)
4.26
/ 5
31 Jungle Strike (1995)
4.26
/ 5
32 Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror (1997)
4.26
/ 5
33 Locomotion (1992)
4.26
/ 5
34 Pinball Fantasies (1994)
4.26
/ 5
35 Tetris 2.0 (1990)
4.26
/ 5
36 Impossible Mission 2 (1988)
4.26
/ 5
37 Micro Machines (1994)
4.25
/ 5
38 Mick's Strip Poker (1999)
4.25
/ 5
39 Eye of the Beholder (1991)
4.25
/ 5
40 Jill of the Jungle 2: Jill Goes Underground (1992)
4.25
/ 5
41 Cannon Fodder (1994)
4.25
/ 5
42 Outcast (1999)
4.25
/ 5
43 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991)
4.25
/ 5
44 Ultima 8: Pagan (1994)
4.25
/ 5
45 Wizardry 7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant (1992)
4.24
/ 5
46 Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter (1986)
4.24
/ 5
47 Heretic (1994)
4.24
/ 5
48 The Bard's Tale 3: Thief of Fate (1990)
4.24
/ 5
49 Rick Dangerous (1989)
4.24
/ 5
50 Alien Trilogy (1996)
4.24
/ 5