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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 Tetris Classic (1992)
4.38
/ 5
02 Street Fighter 2 (1992)
4.33
/ 5
03 The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)
4.31
/ 5
04 Alley Cat (1984)
4.31
/ 5
05 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate (1992)
4.30
/ 5
06 Colonization (1994)
4.29
/ 5
07 Civilization 2 (1996)
4.29
/ 5
08 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares (1996)
4.28
/ 5
09 Chip's Challenge (1991)
4.28
/ 5
10 X-COM: Ufo Defense (1994)
4.28
/ 5
11 Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf (1994)
4.28
/ 5
12 Pipe Dream (1989)
4.28
/ 5
13 Battlezone (1983)
4.28
/ 5
14 Duke Nukem (1991)
4.28
/ 5
15 Impossible Mission 2 (1988)
4.28
/ 5
16 The Oregon Trail Deluxe (1992)
4.28
/ 5
17 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991)
4.28
/ 5
18 The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall (1996)
4.28
/ 5
19 Disney's Aladdin (1994)
4.28
/ 5
20 Midtown Madness (1999)
4.28
/ 5
21 Pinball Fantasies (1994)
4.28
/ 5
22 Operation Wolf (1989)
4.27
/ 5
23 Doom 2: Hell on Earth (1994)
4.27
/ 5
24 Mortal Kombat (1993)
4.27
/ 5
25 The Duel: Test Drive 2 (1989)
4.27
/ 5
26 Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate my Baby Sitter! (1991)
4.26
/ 5
27 F-22 Lightning 2 (1996)
4.26
/ 5
28 Tetris 2.0 (1990)
4.26
/ 5
29 Alien Trilogy (1996)
4.26
/ 5
30 Skate or Die (1988)
4.26
/ 5
31 Road Rash (1996)
4.26
/ 5
32 Micro Machines (1994)
4.25
/ 5
33 The Incredible Toon Machine (1994)
4.25
/ 5
34 Police Quest: Open Season (1993)
4.25
/ 5
35 Axis and Allies: Iron Blitz (1999)
4.25
/ 5
36 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991)
4.25
/ 5
37 Outcast (1999)
4.25
/ 5
38 Uncharted Waters 2: New Horizons (1995)
4.25
/ 5
39 Rick Dangerous (1989)
4.25
/ 5
40 Cannon Fodder (1994)
4.25
/ 5
41 Might and Magic 7: For Blood and Honor (1999)
4.25
/ 5
42 Carnage (1993)
4.25
/ 5
43 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings (1999)
4.25
/ 5
44 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987)
4.25
/ 5
45 Heretic (1994)
4.25
/ 5
46 Wizardry 7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant (1992)
4.24
/ 5
47 Eye of the Beholder (1991)
4.24
/ 5
48 Spear of Destiny (1992)
4.24
/ 5
49 Golden Axe (1991)
4.24
/ 5
50 Virtua Cop 2 (1997)
4.24
/ 5