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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)
4.22
/ 5
02 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987)
4.22
/ 5
03 X-COM: Ufo Defense (1994)
4.22
/ 5
04 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.21
/ 5
05 Tyrian 2000 (1999)
4.19
/ 5
06 The Lost Vikings (1993)
4.16
/ 5
07 The Incredible Machine (1993)
4.14
/ 5
08 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate (1992)
4.14
/ 5
09 Dungeon Master (1989)
4.13
/ 5
10 Syndicate (1993)
4.13
/ 5
11 Populous 2: Trials of the Olympian Gods (1993)
4.13
/ 5
12 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991)
4.13
/ 5
13 Golden Axe (1991)
4.13
/ 5
14 Doom 2: Hell on Earth (1994)
4.13
/ 5
15 Civilization (1991)
4.13
/ 5
16 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1992)
4.12
/ 5
17 Grand Prix 2 (1995)
4.12
/ 5
18 Frontier: Elite 2 (1993)
4.11
/ 5
19 Doom (1993)
4.11
/ 5
20 Rick Dangerous (1989)
4.11
/ 5
21 Mortal Kombat (1993)
4.11
/ 5
22 Master of Magic (1994)
4.10
/ 5
23 Volfied (1991)
4.10
/ 5
24 Dune II: The building of a dynasty (1992)
4.10
/ 5
25 Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999)
4.10
/ 5
26 Elite (1987)
4.10
/ 5
27 Alter Ego: Female Version (1986)
4.10
/ 5
28 Civilization 2 (1996)
4.10
/ 5
29 Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter (1986)
4.10
/ 5
30 Castle of the Winds (1993)
4.09
/ 5
31 Pipe Dream (1989)
4.09
/ 5
32 Alley Cat (1984)
4.09
/ 5
33 Grand Prix Circuit (1988)
4.09
/ 5
34 Rick Dangerous 2 (1990)
4.08
/ 5
35 Conquest of the New World (Deluxe Edition) (1996)
4.08
/ 5
36 Police Quest: Open Season (1993)
4.08
/ 5
37 Eye of the Beholder (1991)
4.08
/ 5
38 Zeus: Master of Olympus (2000)
4.08
/ 5
39 F-15 Strike Eagle II (1989)
4.08
/ 5
40 Fantasy General (1996)
4.08
/ 5
41 Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (1993)
4.08
/ 5
42 Maniac Mansion (1987)
4.08
/ 5
43 Steel Panthers (1995)
4.08
/ 5
44 Transport Tycoon (1994)
4.08
/ 5
45 Gobliiins (1992)
4.07
/ 5
46 Space Quest 5: The Next Mutation (1993)
4.07
/ 5
47 Warcraft: Orcs and Humans (1994)
4.07
/ 5
48 Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space (1993)
4.07
/ 5
49 The Incredible Toon Machine (1994)
4.07
/ 5
50 Night Hawk: F-117A Stealth Fighter (1991)
4.07
/ 5
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