Abandonware DOS title

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 Street Fighter 2 (1992)
4.33
/ 5
02 Alley Cat (1984)
4.30
/ 5
03 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate (1992)
4.29
/ 5
04 Micro Machines (1994)
4.29
/ 5
05 The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)
4.29
/ 5
06 X-COM: Ufo Defense (1994)
4.29
/ 5
07 Tetris Classic (1992)
4.29
/ 5
08 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991)
4.28
/ 5
09 Chip's Challenge (1991)
4.28
/ 5
10 Civilization 2 (1996)
4.27
/ 5
11 Colonization (1994)
4.27
/ 5
12 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.27
/ 5
13 Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf (1994)
4.27
/ 5
14 Doom 2: Hell on Earth (1994)
4.26
/ 5
15 The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall (1996)
4.26
/ 5
16 The Incredible Toon Machine (1994)
4.26
/ 5
17 The Lost Vikings (1993)
4.26
/ 5
18 The Duel: Test Drive 2 (1989)
4.26
/ 5
19 The Oregon Trail Deluxe (1992)
4.26
/ 5
20 Skate or Die (1988)
4.26
/ 5
21 Pipe Dream (1989)
4.26
/ 5
22 Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate my Baby Sitter! (1991)
4.25
/ 5
23 Battlezone (1983)
4.25
/ 5
24 Mortal Kombat (1993)
4.25
/ 5
25 Eye of the Beholder (1991)
4.25
/ 5
26 Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter (1986)
4.25
/ 5
27 Bad Street Brawler (1987)
4.25
/ 5
28 Pools of Darkness (1991)
4.25
/ 5
29 Rick Dangerous (1989)
4.25
/ 5
30 Disney's Aladdin (1994)
4.25
/ 5
31 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991)
4.25
/ 5
32 Duke Nukem (1991)
4.25
/ 5
33 Caesar 2 (1995)
4.25
/ 5
34 Tetris 2.0 (1990)
4.25
/ 5
35 Pinball Fantasies (1994)
4.24
/ 5
36 The Need for Speed (1995)
4.24
/ 5
37 Operation Wolf (1989)
4.24
/ 5
38 Caesar 3 (1998)
4.24
/ 5
39 Impossible Mission 2 (1988)
4.24
/ 5
40 Quake (1996)
4.23
/ 5
41 Digger (1983)
4.23
/ 5
42 Virtua Cop 2 (1997)
4.23
/ 5
43 Interstate '76 (1997)
4.23
/ 5
44 Uncharted Waters 2: New Horizons (1995)
4.23
/ 5
45 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987)
4.23
/ 5
46 Axis and Allies: Iron Blitz (1999)
4.23
/ 5
47 Heretic (1994)
4.23
/ 5
48 Dark Seed (1992)
4.23
/ 5
49 William Shatner's TekWar (1995)
4.23
/ 5
50 Heavy Metal (1989)
4.23
/ 5