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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 Jagged Alliance 2 (1999)
4.26
/ 5
02 X-COM: Ufo Defense (1994)
4.24
/ 5
03 Street Fighter 2 (1992)
4.19
/ 5
04 The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)
4.19
/ 5
05 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.18
/ 5
06 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate (1992)
4.17
/ 5
07 Civilization 2 (1996)
4.17
/ 5
08 Tyrian 2000 (1999)
4.17
/ 5
09 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991)
4.16
/ 5
10 Pipe Dream (1989)
4.16
/ 5
11 The Lost Vikings (1993)
4.16
/ 5
12 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987)
4.15
/ 5
13 Golden Axe (1991)
4.15
/ 5
14 Eye of the Beholder (1991)
4.15
/ 5
15 Grand Prix Circuit (1988)
4.15
/ 5
16 Grand Prix 2 (1995)
4.15
/ 5
17 The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall (1996)
4.14
/ 5
18 Chip's Challenge (1991)
4.14
/ 5
19 Age of Empires (1997)
4.14
/ 5
20 Hexen: Beyond Heretic (1995)
4.14
/ 5
21 Doom (1993)
4.14
/ 5
22 Wizardry 7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant (1992)
4.14
/ 5
23 System Shock 2 (1999)
4.14
/ 5
24 Bubble Bobble (1989)
4.13
/ 5
25 Qix (1989)
4.13
/ 5
26 NASCAR Racing (1994)
4.13
/ 5
27 Alley Cat (1984)
4.13
/ 5
28 Mortal Kombat (1993)
4.13
/ 5
29 Roller Coaster Tycoon (1999)
4.13
/ 5
30 Space Quest 5: The Next Mutation (1993)
4.13
/ 5
31 Gobliiins (1992)
4.13
/ 5
32 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings (1999)
4.13
/ 5
33 Doom 2: Hell on Earth (1994)
4.13
/ 5
34 Volfied (1991)
4.12
/ 5
35 Maniac Mansion (1987)
4.12
/ 5
36 Virtua Cop 2 (1997)
4.12
/ 5
37 Loom (1990)
4.12
/ 5
38 Frontier: Elite 2 (1993)
4.12
/ 5
39 Road Rash (1996)
4.12
/ 5
40 F29 Retaliator (1990)
4.12
/ 5
41 Warcraft: Orcs and Humans (1994)
4.12
/ 5
42 Caesar 3 (1998)
4.12
/ 5
43 Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals (1989)
4.11
/ 5
44 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1992)
4.11
/ 5
45 Castle of the Winds (1993)
4.11
/ 5
46 1000 Miglia (1992)
4.11
/ 5
47 Master of Magic (1994)
4.11
/ 5
48 Space Hulk (1993)
4.11
/ 5
49 Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter (1986)
4.11
/ 5
50 Test Drive (1987)
4.11
/ 5
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