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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 The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
4.21
004 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate 1992
4.19
005 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon 1991
4.18
006 Civilization 2 1996
4.18
007 Tyrian 2000 1999
4.17
008 The Lost Vikings 1993
4.17
009 Doom 1993
4.17
010 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1987
4.16
011 Civilization 1991
4.16
012 Grand Prix 2 1995
4.14
013 Dungeon Master 1989
4.14
014 Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe 1991
4.13
015 Prince of Persia 1990
4.13
016 The Incredible Machine 1993
4.13
017 Duke Nukem 3D 1996
4.13
018 Dune 1992
4.13
019 Syndicate 1993
4.12
020 Star Wars 1988
4.12
021 Castle of the Winds 1993
4.12
022 The Settlers 1993
4.12
023 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 1992
4.11
024 Panzer General 1994
4.11
025 Eye of the Beholder 1991
4.11
026 FIFA Soccer 96 1995
4.11
027 Age of Empires 1997
4.11
028 Worms 1995
4.10
029 Wolfenstein 3D 1992
4.10
030 Dune 2000 1998
4.10
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