Abandonware DOS title

The best abandonware PC 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" Windows and DOS 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.

The best games of the month: February 2024

These are the top games according to the user votes of the current month only.

# game title status rating
01 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings (1999)
4.63
/ 5
02 Tornado (1993)
4.60
/ 5
03 Jagged Alliance 2 (1999)
4.44
/ 5
04 Blade Runner (1997)
4.40
/ 5
05 Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos - Yugi the Destiny (2003)
4.35
/ 5

The best old PC games

These are the top games according to user votes given since the birth of Abandonware DOS.

# game title status rating
01 Street Fighter 2 (1992)
4.32
/ 5
02 The Incredible Machine 2 (1994)
4.32
/ 5
03 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate (1992)
4.32
/ 5
04 The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)
4.32
/ 5
05 Tetris Classic (1992)
4.32
/ 5
06 Jagged Alliance 2 (1999)
4.31
/ 5
07 Operation Wolf (1989)
4.30
/ 5
08 X-COM: Ufo Defense (1994)
4.30
/ 5
09 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.30
/ 5
10 Alley Cat (1984)
4.30
/ 5
11 Whiplash (1995)
4.30
/ 5
12 Das Boot: German U-Boat Simulation (1990)
4.29
/ 5
13 Heretic (1994)
4.29
/ 5
14 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987)
4.29
/ 5
15 Dawn Patrol (1994)
4.29
/ 5
16 Skate or Die (1988)
4.29
/ 5
17 Strike Commander (1993)
4.29
/ 5
18 F-22 Lightning 2 (1996)
4.29
/ 5
19 Pipe Dream (1989)
4.29
/ 5
20 Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain (1989)
4.29
/ 5
21 Tornado (1993)
4.28
/ 5
22 Lemmings 2: The Tribes (1993)
4.28
/ 5
23 Ugh! (1992)
4.28
/ 5
24 Heroes of the 357th (1992)
4.28
/ 5
25 Chip's Challenge (1991)
4.28
/ 5
26 Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (1991)
4.28
/ 5
27 Disney's The Jungle Book (1995)
4.28
/ 5
28 Battlehawks 1942 (1988)
4.28
/ 5
29 Super Street Fighter 2 (1996)
4.28
/ 5
30 Mortal Kombat (1993)
4.28
/ 5
31 Doom 2: Hell on Earth (1994)
4.28
/ 5
32 Micro Machines (1994)
4.28
/ 5
33 Battle Arena Toshinden (1996)
4.28
/ 5
34 Volfied (1991)
4.28
/ 5
35 Overlord (1994)
4.28
/ 5
36 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings (1999)
4.28
/ 5
37 Lotus: The ultimate challenge (1993)
4.27
/ 5
38 Empire Earth (2001)
4.27
/ 5
39 Driller (1987)
4.27
/ 5
40 Knights of the Sky (1990)
4.27
/ 5
41 Panza Kick Boxing (1990)
4.27
/ 5
42 Hero's Quest: So you want to be a hero (1989)
4.27
/ 5
43 F-16 Combat Pilot (1989)
4.27
/ 5
44 Road Rash (1996)
4.27
/ 5
45 A320 Airbus (1993)
4.27
/ 5
46 Aces Over Europe (1993)
4.27
/ 5
47 Space Hulk (1993)
4.27
/ 5
48 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991)
4.27
/ 5
49 NHL 96 (1995)
4.27
/ 5
50 Star Wars: Dark Forces (1995)
4.27
/ 5