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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 The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)
4.23
/ 5
02 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.23
/ 5
03 X-COM: Ufo Defense (1994)
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 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991)
4.16
/ 5
07 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate (1992)
4.15
/ 5
08 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1992)
4.15
/ 5
09 The Incredible Machine (1993)
4.15
/ 5
10 Civilization 2 (1996)
4.14
/ 5
11 The Lost Vikings (1993)
4.14
/ 5
12 Syndicate (1993)
4.14
/ 5
13 Golden Axe (1991)
4.14
/ 5
14 Civilization (1991)
4.13
/ 5
15 Doom 2: Hell on Earth (1994)
4.13
/ 5
16 Doom (1993)
4.13
/ 5
17 One Must Fall 2097 (1994)
4.13
/ 5
18 Dungeon Master (1989)
4.12
/ 5
19 Quarantine (1994)
4.12
/ 5
20 Grand Prix 2 (1995)
4.12
/ 5
21 Steel Panthers (1995)
4.11
/ 5
22 Frontier: Elite 2 (1993)
4.11
/ 5
23 Mortal Kombat (1993)
4.11
/ 5
24 Populous 2: Trials of the Olympian Gods (1993)
4.10
/ 5
25 Master of Magic (1994)
4.10
/ 5
26 Volfied (1991)
4.10
/ 5
27 Kick off 2 (1990)
4.10
/ 5
28 Fantasy General (1996)
4.10
/ 5
29 Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter (1986)
4.10
/ 5
30 Panzer General (1994)
4.10
/ 5
31 Castle of the Winds (1993)
4.09
/ 5
32 The Incredible Machine 2 (1994)
4.09
/ 5
33 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
4.09
/ 5
34 Elite (1987)
4.09
/ 5
35 Alone in the Dark (1992)
4.09
/ 5
36 Bloodstone: an Epic Dwarven Tale (1993)
4.09
/ 5
37 Bubble Bobble (1989)
4.09
/ 5
38 A mind forever voyaging (1985)
4.08
/ 5
39 F-15 Strike Eagle II (1989)
4.08
/ 5
40 Dune II: The building of a dynasty (1992)
4.08
/ 5
41 Test Drive (1987)
4.08
/ 5
42 Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight (1992)
4.08
/ 5
43 Maniac Mansion (1987)
4.08
/ 5
44 Duke Nukem 3D (1996)
4.08
/ 5
45 Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space (1993)
4.08
/ 5
46 Alley Cat (1984)
4.08
/ 5
47 A-10 Tank Killer (1989)
4.08
/ 5
48 Space Quest 5: The Next Mutation (1993)
4.07
/ 5
49 Rick Dangerous (1989)
4.07
/ 5
50 Jones in the Fast Lane (1991)
4.07
/ 5
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