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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.


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# game title status rating
01 The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)
4.25
/ 5
02 X-COM: Ufo Defense (1994)
4.25
/ 5
03 Alley Cat (1984)
4.25
/ 5
04 Street Fighter 2 (1992)
4.24
/ 5
05 Gods (1991)
4.24
/ 5
06 Doom 2: Hell on Earth (1994)
4.23
/ 5
07 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991)
4.23
/ 5
08 Populous 2: Trials of the Olympian Gods (1993)
4.23
/ 5
09 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate (1992)
4.23
/ 5
10 Golden Axe (1991)
4.22
/ 5
11 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991)
4.21
/ 5
12 The Bard's Tale 3: Thief of Fate (1990)
4.21
/ 5
13 The Lost Vikings (1993)
4.21
/ 5
14 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.21
/ 5
15 Eye of the Beholder (1991)
4.20
/ 5
16 Tetris 2.0 (1990)
4.20
/ 5
17 Chip's Challenge (1991)
4.20
/ 5
18 Mortal Kombat (1993)
4.20
/ 5
19 Test Drive (1987)
4.20
/ 5
20 Chessmaster 9000 (2002)
4.19
/ 5
21 The Duel: Test Drive 2 (1989)
4.19
/ 5
22 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987)
4.19
/ 5
23 Army Men (1998)
4.19
/ 5
24 Virtua Cop 2 (1997)
4.19
/ 5
25 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings (1999)
4.19
/ 5
26 Road Rash (1996)
4.18
/ 5
27 Civilization 2 (1996)
4.18
/ 5
28 Rick Dangerous (1989)
4.18
/ 5
29 Jagged Alliance 2 (1999)
4.18
/ 5
30 Grand Prix 2 (1995)
4.18
/ 5
31 Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals (1989)
4.18
/ 5
32 Doom (1993)
4.17
/ 5
33 Pipe Dream (1989)
4.17
/ 5
34 Three Sisters' Story (1999)
4.17
/ 5
35 Caesar 3 (1998)
4.17
/ 5
36 Maniac Mansion (1987)
4.17
/ 5
37 Castle of the Winds (1993)
4.17
/ 5
38 The Dig (1995)
4.17
/ 5
39 Bubble Bobble (1989)
4.17
/ 5
40 Xenon 2: Megablast (1990)
4.17
/ 5
41 Warcraft: Orcs and Humans (1994)
4.17
/ 5
42 Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk (1993)
4.17
/ 5
43 Wizardry 7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant (1992)
4.17
/ 5
44 Skate or Die (1988)
4.17
/ 5
45 NASCAR Racing (1994)
4.16
/ 5
46 F29 Retaliator (1990)
4.16
/ 5
47 Hexen: Beyond Heretic (1995)
4.16
/ 5
48 Hocus Pocus (1994)
4.16
/ 5
49 The Incredible Toon Machine (1994)
4.16
/ 5
50 Age of Wonders (1999)
4.16
/ 5
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