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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. 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.


# best PC game status year rating (1-5)
001 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares 1996
4.24
002 X-COM: Ufo Defense 1994
4.23
003 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon 1991
4.21
004 The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
4.21
005 Civilization 2 1996
4.19
006 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate 1992
4.18
007 Doom 1993
4.18
008 Civilization 1991
4.17
009 Championship Manager Italia 1993
4.17
010 The Lost Vikings 1993
4.16
011 Tyrian 2000 1999
4.14
012 Castle of the Winds 1993
4.14
013 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1987
4.14
014 Dungeon Master 1989
4.14
015 Duke Nukem 3D 1996
4.14
016 Grand Prix 2 1995
4.13
017 Prince of Persia 1990
4.13
018 Panzer General 1994
4.13
019 Wolfenstein 3D 1992
4.13
020 Arkanoid 1988
4.13
021 Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness 1995
4.13
022 Frontier: First Encounters 1995
4.12
023 Golden Axe 1991
4.12
024 Master of Magic 1994
4.12
025 Ferrari Formula 1 1989
4.12
026 The Incredible Machine 1993
4.12
027 Dune 2000 1998
4.11
028 The Settlers 1993
4.11
029 Eye of the Beholder 1991
4.11
030 Street Fighter 2 1992
4.11
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