Abandonware DOS title

The top 30 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. 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.


# best games ever status year rating
001 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares 1996
4.21
002 X-COM: Ufo Defense 1994
4.20
003 Doom 1993
4.20
004 The Incredible Machine 1993
4.18
005 The Lost Vikings 1993
4.17
006 The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
4.17
007 Civilization 2 1996
4.16
008 Maniac Mansion 1987
4.16
009 Star Control 2 1992
4.15
010 The Settlers 1993
4.15
011 SimCity 1989
4.15
012 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon 1991
4.15
013 Indianapolis 500 1989
4.15
014 Master of Orion 1993
4.15
015 Duke Nukem 3D 1996
4.15
016 Golden Axe 1991
4.15
017 Virtua Cop 2 1997
4.15
018 Dune 2000 1998
4.15
019 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1987
4.15
020 Championship Manager: Season 97/98 1997
4.14
021 FIFA Soccer 96 1995
4.14
022 Master of Magic 1994
4.14
023 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate 1992
4.14
024 Mortal Kombat 1993
4.14
025 Tyrian 2000 1999
4.14
026 Street Fighter 2 1992
4.13
027 Prince of Persia 1990
4.13
028 System Shock 2 1999
4.13
029 Dungeon Master 1989
4.13
030 Tetris 1987
4.13
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