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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. 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
4.22
003 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon 1991
4.22
004 The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
4.20
005 Doom 1993
4.18
006 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate 1992
4.17
007 Civilization 2 1996
4.17
008 Tyrian 2000 1999
4.16
009 Golden Axe 1991
4.16
010 The Lost Vikings 1993
4.16
011 Grand Prix 2 1995
4.16
012 Civilization 1991
4.16
013 The Settlers 1993
4.16
014 Panzer General 1994
4.15
015 Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness 1995
4.14
016 Dungeon Master 1989
4.14
017 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1987
4.14
018 Castle of the Winds 1993
4.14
019 Duke Nukem 3D 1996
4.14
020 Warcraft: Orcs and Humans 1994
4.13
021 Prince of Persia 1990
4.13
022 The Sentinel 1989
4.13
023 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1996
4.13
024 Bubble Bobble 1989
4.13
025 Dune 2000 1998
4.13
026 Wolfenstein 3D 1992
4.13
027 FIFA Soccer 96 1995
4.13
028 Street Fighter 2 1992
4.12
029 The Incredible Machine 1993
4.12
030 Heroes of Might and Magic II 1996
4.12
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