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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 X-COM: Ufo Defense (1994)
4.25
/ 5
02 The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)
4.23
/ 5
03 Street Fighter 2 (1992)
4.23
/ 5
04 Roller Coaster Tycoon (1999)
4.21
/ 5
05 Jagged Alliance 2 (1999)
4.21
/ 5
06 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991)
4.21
/ 5
07 Golden Axe (1991)
4.20
/ 5
08 Eye of the Beholder (1991)
4.20
/ 5
09 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991)
4.20
/ 5
10 Civilization 2 (1996)
4.19
/ 5
11 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.19
/ 5
12 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate (1992)
4.18
/ 5
13 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987)
4.17
/ 5
14 Grand Prix 2 (1995)
4.17
/ 5
15 The Lost Vikings (1993)
4.17
/ 5
16 Pipe Dream (1989)
4.17
/ 5
17 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings (1999)
4.17
/ 5
18 System Shock 2 (1999)
4.17
/ 5
19 Bubble Bobble (1989)
4.17
/ 5
20 Virtua Cop 2 (1997)
4.17
/ 5
21 The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall (1996)
4.16
/ 5
22 The Bard's Tale 3: Thief of Fate (1990)
4.16
/ 5
23 Alley Cat (1984)
4.16
/ 5
24 Age of Empires (1997)
4.16
/ 5
25 Baldur's Gate (1998)
4.16
/ 5
26 Wizardry 7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant (1992)
4.16
/ 5
27 NASCAR Racing (1994)
4.16
/ 5
28 Mega Man X3 (1998)
4.16
/ 5
29 Doom 2: Hell on Earth (1994)
4.16
/ 5
30 Test Drive (1987)
4.15
/ 5
31 Keef the Thief: A Boy and his Lockpick (1989)
4.15
/ 5
32 Chip's Challenge (1991)
4.15
/ 5
33 Civilization (1991)
4.15
/ 5
34 Hexen: Beyond Heretic (1995)
4.15
/ 5
35 Gods (1991)
4.15
/ 5
36 Tetris 2.0 (1990)
4.15
/ 5
37 Mortal Kombat (1993)
4.15
/ 5
38 Doom (1993)
4.14
/ 5
39 Castle of the Winds (1993)
4.14
/ 5
40 Driller (1987)
4.14
/ 5
41 The Incredible Toon Machine (1994)
4.14
/ 5
42 Populous 2: Trials of the Olympian Gods (1993)
4.14
/ 5
43 Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter (1986)
4.14
/ 5
44 Xenon 2: Megablast (1990)
4.14
/ 5
45 Frontier: Elite 2 (1993)
4.14
/ 5
46 The Dig (1995)
4.14
/ 5
47 Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals (1989)
4.14
/ 5
48 The Settlers (1993)
4.14
/ 5
49 Colonization (1994)
4.13
/ 5
50 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1992)
4.13
/ 5
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