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.

The best games of the month: January 2023

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

# game title status rating
01 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987)
5.00
/ 5
02 The Manager (1991)
5.00
/ 5
03 Jones in the Fast Lane (1991)
5.00
/ 5
04 Super Street Fighter 2 (1996)
5.00
/ 5
05 Soko-Ban (1984)
5.00
/ 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 Destruction Derby (1995)
4.55
/ 5
02 Tetris Classic (1992)
4.39
/ 5
03 Warlords 3: Reign of Heroes (1997)
4.33
/ 5
04 Street Fighter 2 (1992)
4.33
/ 5
05 The Oregon Trail Deluxe (1992)
4.32
/ 5
06 The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)
4.31
/ 5
07 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate (1992)
4.31
/ 5
08 Alien Trilogy (1996)
4.30
/ 5
09 Pray for Death (1996)
4.30
/ 5
10 Battle Arena Toshinden (1996)
4.30
/ 5
11 Outcast (1999)
4.30
/ 5
12 Midtown Madness (1999)
4.30
/ 5
13 5th Fleet (1994)
4.30
/ 5
14 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.30
/ 5
15 Doom 2: Hell on Earth (1994)
4.30
/ 5
16 Operation Wolf (1989)
4.30
/ 5
17 Chip's Challenge (1991)
4.30
/ 5
18 Alley Cat (1984)
4.30
/ 5
19 The Duel: Test Drive 2 (1989)
4.30
/ 5
20 Caesar 3 (1998)
4.30
/ 5
21 Duke Nukem (1991)
4.30
/ 5
22 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987)
4.29
/ 5
23 Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate my Baby Sitter! (1991)
4.29
/ 5
24 Battlezone (1983)
4.29
/ 5
25 Wizardry 7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant (1992)
4.29
/ 5
26 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991)
4.29
/ 5
27 Tetris 2.0 (1990)
4.29
/ 5
28 Civilization 2 (1996)
4.29
/ 5
29 Disney's Aladdin (1994)
4.29
/ 5
30 Pinball Fantasies (1994)
4.29
/ 5
31 Colonization (1994)
4.29
/ 5
32 X-COM: Ufo Defense (1994)
4.28
/ 5
33 Heretic (1994)
4.28
/ 5
34 Road Rash (1996)
4.28
/ 5
35 Super Street Fighter 2 (1996)
4.28
/ 5
36 Gloriana (1996)
4.28
/ 5
37 Mortal Kombat (1993)
4.28
/ 5
38 Pipe Dream (1989)
4.27
/ 5
39 Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf (1994)
4.27
/ 5
40 Axis and Allies: Iron Blitz (1999)
4.27
/ 5
41 Jagged Alliance 2 (1999)
4.27
/ 5
42 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings (1999)
4.27
/ 5
43 The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall (1996)
4.27
/ 5
44 Carmageddon (1997)
4.26
/ 5
45 Mah Jongg Solitaire (1987)
4.26
/ 5
46 Tank Wars (1990)
4.26
/ 5
47 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991)
4.26
/ 5
48 Locomotion (1992)
4.26
/ 5
49 Empire Earth (2001)
4.26
/ 5
50 Digger (1983)
4.26
/ 5