Abandonware DOS title

The best abandonware PC 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" Windows and DOS 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.

The best games of the month: May 2024

These are the top games according to the user votes of the current month only.

# game title status rating
01 Virtua Cop 2 (1997)
4.89
/ 5
02 Grand Theft Auto (1997)
4.83
/ 5
03 Zoo Tycoon (2001)
4.71
/ 5
04 Road Rash (1996)
4.43
/ 5
05 Command & Conquer: Red Alert (1996)
4.13
/ 5

The best old PC games

These are the top games according to user votes given since the birth of Abandonware DOS.

# game title status rating
01 Street Fighter 2 (1992)
4.32
/ 5
02 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate (1992)
4.32
/ 5
03 The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)
4.32
/ 5
04 Tetris Classic (1992)
4.32
/ 5
05 Jagged Alliance 2 (1999)
4.32
/ 5
06 Lemmings 2: The Tribes (1993)
4.31
/ 5
07 King's Quest 1: Quest for the Crown (1984)
4.30
/ 5
08 Mortal Kombat (1993)
4.30
/ 5
09 Pipe Dream (1989)
4.30
/ 5
10 F-15 Strike Eagle III (1992)
4.30
/ 5
11 Volfied (1991)
4.30
/ 5
12 Alley Cat (1984)
4.30
/ 5
13 X-COM: Ufo Defense (1994)
4.29
/ 5
14 Empire Earth (2001)
4.29
/ 5
15 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.29
/ 5
16 Skate or Die (1988)
4.29
/ 5
17 Warlords 3: Reign of Heroes (1997)
4.29
/ 5
18 Whiplash (1995)
4.29
/ 5
19 Driller (1987)
4.29
/ 5
20 The Incredible Machine 2 (1994)
4.28
/ 5
21 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987)
4.28
/ 5
22 Civilization II: Test of Time (1999)
4.28
/ 5
23 Chuck Yeager's Air Combat (1991)
4.28
/ 5
24 Operation Wolf (1989)
4.28
/ 5
25 Super Street Fighter 2 (1996)
4.27
/ 5
26 Dark Horizons Lore: Invasion (2004)
4.27
/ 5
27 Bio Menace Episode 3: Master Cain (1993)
4.27
/ 5
28 Panza Kick Boxing (1990)
4.27
/ 5
29 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991)
4.27
/ 5
30 Lode Runner (1983)
4.27
/ 5
31 Fleet Defender (1994)
4.27
/ 5
32 Maupiti Island (1991)
4.27
/ 5
33 Alien Syndrome (1989)
4.27
/ 5
34 Links 386 Pro (1992)
4.27
/ 5
35 Space Hulk (1993)
4.27
/ 5
36 Das Boot: German U-Boat Simulation (1990)
4.26
/ 5
37 Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter (1986)
4.26
/ 5
38 Interstate '76 (1997)
4.26
/ 5
39 Doom 2: Hell on Earth (1994)
4.26
/ 5
40 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991)
4.26
/ 5
41 Cisco Heat (1991)
4.26
/ 5
42 1942: The Pacific Air War (1994)
4.26
/ 5
43 Dogfight: 80 Years of Aerial Warfare (1993)
4.26
/ 5
44 Stunt Island (1992)
4.26
/ 5
45 Micro Machines (1994)
4.26
/ 5
46 ATAC: The Secret War Against Drugs (1992)
4.26
/ 5
47 Battlehawks 1942 (1988)
4.26
/ 5
48 Heretic (1994)
4.26
/ 5
49 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings (1999)
4.26
/ 5
50 Evasive Action (1993)
4.26
/ 5