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The top 30 abandonware games of all time

Retro gamers like myself think that the best PC games were published a long time ago, in the 80s and in the 90s. Some of you may remember these titles, but some of you are going to learn just now about the best abandonware games of all time.

Actually, some of these games are not abanoned at all and you can buy them on GOG or Steam, but I decided to include them anyway.

The games are ordered according to the votes cast by the users of Abandonware DOS.


# best games ever status year rating
001 X-COM: Ufo defense (a.k.a. Ufo: Enemy unknown) 1994
4.21
002 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares 1996
4.18
003 Civilization 2 1996
4.17
004 SimCity 2000 1993
4.16
005 Doom 1993
4.16
006 Golden Axe 1991
4.13
007 Frontier: Elite 2 1993
4.13
008 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1987
4.12
009 Quake 1996
4.11
010 Magic: The Gathering 1997
4.11
011 The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
4.11
012 Prince of Persia 1990
4.10
013 House of the Dead 1998
4.10
014 Doom 2: Hell on Earth 1994
4.10
015 Sid Meier's SimGolf 2002
4.10
016 Elite 1987
4.10
017 Dune 1992
4.10
018 Dune II: The building of a dynasty 1992
4.10
019 Lemmings 1991
4.10
020 Panzer General 1 1994
4.10
021 Wolfenstein 3D 1992
4.10
022 Duke Nukem 3D 1996
4.10
023 Amberstar 1992
4.10
024 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate 1992
4.09
025 Transport Tycoon 1994
4.09
026 The Settlers 1993
4.09
027 Space Quest 1: The Sarien encounter 1986
4.09
028 Master of Magic 1994
4.09
029 Championship Manager: Season 97/98 1997
4.09
030 Alter Ego: Female Version 1986
4.09
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