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Best abandonware games by year

Abandonware DOS hosts games from the early age of Personal Computer videogaming. I'm referring to a time when some of you weren't even born: the 80s.

The golden age of PC games came in the 90s, with classic games still remembered today. In the new millennium, many small developers struggled to stay afloat in the gaming sea now dominated by leviathan companies that ate one software house after another. The golden age ended and "abandonware" started to be a thing.

Here are the top 10 games for every year of that golden age, according to user's votes.


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# 1982 genre rating
01 PC-Man action
4.13
02 Zork I: The Great Underground Empire adventure
4.08
03 Paratrooper shooter
3.94
04 Microsoft Decathlon sports
3.88
05 Executive Suite simulation
3.76
06 Deadline adventure
3.76
07 Adventure in Serenia adventure
3.68
08 Wizardry 2: The knight of diamonds rpg
3.67
09 The Battle of the Bulge: Tigers in the Snow strategy
3.65
10 Pac-girl action
3.58
# 1983 genre rating
01 Borland Turbo Pascal 2.0 application
4.27
02 Battlezone shooter
4.19
03 Digger action
4.15
04 Lode Runner action
4.15
05 Defender shooter
4.10
06 Donkey Kong action
4.05
07 Planetfall adventure
4.05
08 Sleuth: A Murder Mystery simulation
4.04
09 Frogger action
4.04
10 Midway Campaign strategy
3.95
# 1984 genre rating
01 Alley Cat action
4.23
02 Archon: the Light and the Dark strategy
4.15
03 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy adventure
4.11
04 Soko-Ban puzzle
4.09
05 Rogue rpg
4.08
06 Montezuma's Revenge action
4.06
07 King's Quest 1: Quest for the Crown adventure
4.00
08 DND rpg
3.97
09 Zyll adventure
3.95
10 Zork III: The Dungeon Master adventure
3.93
# 1985 genre rating
01 Alice: The Personal Pascal application
4.48
02 Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar rpg
4.12
03 A mind forever voyaging adventure
4.11
04 Rambo First Blood Part 2 adventure
4.11
05 9 Princes in Amber adventure
4.08
06 The mist adventure
4.00
07 Star Trek: the Kobayashi alternative adventure
4.00
08 King's Quest 2: Romancing the Throne adventure
4.00
09 Spacewar shooter
3.98
10 Perry Mason adventure
3.95
# 1986 genre rating
01 Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter adventure
4.19
02 The Chessmaster 2000 strategy
4.19
03 Leather Goddesses of Phobos adventure
4.15
04 Wordstar 4 application
4.15
05 Starflight rpg
4.11
06 Turbo Prolog 2.0 application
4.10
07 Conflict in Vietnam strategy
4.09
08 Gunship vehicle simulation
4.08
09 Alter Ego: Female Version simulation
4.06
10 Psi 5 Trading Company vehicle simulation
4.05
# 1987 genre rating
01 Borland Turbo C v1 application
4.38
02 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards adventure
4.24
03 Maniac Mansion adventure
4.19
04 Driller action-adventure
4.17
05 Borland Turbo Basic 1.0 application
4.17
06 Test Drive racing
4.15
07 Sid Meier's Pirates! strategy
4.15
08 Wheel of fortune puzzle
4.14
09 Tetris puzzle
4.11
10 Rockford: The Arcade Game puzzle
4.11
# 1988 genre rating
01 GW-BASIC 3 application
4.52
02 Deluxe Paint 2 application
4.39
03 Grand Prix Circuit racing
4.23
04 Skate or Die sports
4.20
05 Battle Chess strategy
4.18
06 MicroProse Soccer sports
4.17
07 Impossible Mission 2 action-adventure
4.16
08 Ultima 5: Warriors of Destiny rpg
4.16
09 World class leaderboard sports
4.14
10 Corruption adventure
4.13
# 1989 genre rating
01 Pipe Dream puzzle
4.21
02 Bubble Bobble action
4.21
03 Rick Dangerous action
4.21
04 Heavy Metal vehicle simulation
4.20
05 The Duel: Test Drive 2 racing
4.19
06 Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur adventure
4.19
07 Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals adventure
4.18
08 Dungeon Master rpg
4.15
09 Ys: The Vanished Omens rpg
4.14
10 The Cycles racing
4.14
# 1990 genre rating
01 The Secret of Monkey Island adventure
4.26
02 The Bard's Tale 3: Thief of Fate rpg
4.24
03 Norton Editor 2 application
4.23
04 Puzznic puzzle
4.22
05 Tetris 2.0 puzzle
4.22
06 Silent Service 2 vehicle simulation
4.18
07 Prince of Persia action
4.17
08 Xenon 2: Megablast shooter
4.17
09 Lady Love action
4.17
10 Arj application
4.17
# 1991 genre rating
01 QBasic application
4.41
02 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon rpg
4.26
03 Chip's Challenge puzzle
4.26
04 Golden Axe action
4.25
05 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge adventure
4.22
06 Eye of the Beholder rpg
4.22
07 Gods action
4.21
08 Team Suzuki racing
4.20
09 Civilization strategy
4.20
10 Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate my Baby Sitter! action
4.17
# 1992 genre rating
01 Virtual Reality Studio 2.0 application
4.33
02 Street Fighter 2 action
4.28
03 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate rpg
4.26
04 Tetris Classic puzzle
4.26
05 Star Trek: 25th Anniversary adventure
4.17
06 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis adventure
4.16
07 Legends of Valour rpg
4.15
08 Locomotion puzzle
4.15
09 Wizardry 7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant rpg
4.15
10 Titus the Fox action
4.14
# 1993 genre rating
01 The Lost Vikings action
4.24
02 Mortal Kombat action
4.24
03 Doom shooter
4.20
04 Castle of the Winds rpg
4.19
05 Populous 2: Trials of the Olympian Gods strategy
4.17
06 Police Quest: Open Season adventure
4.17
07 Lemmings 2: The Tribes puzzle
4.17
08 Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist adventure
4.17
09 Flashback: The Quest for Identity action
4.16
10 Dungeon Hack rpg
4.16
# 1994 genre rating
01 Doom 2: Hell on Earth shooter
4.26
02 X-COM: Ufo Defense strategy
4.25
03 Heretic shooter
4.21
04 Micro Machines racing
4.19
05 Disney's Aladdin action
4.17
06 Warcraft: Orcs and Humans strategy
4.16
07 One Must Fall 2097 action
4.15
08 Colonization strategy
4.15
09 Pinball Fantasies action
4.15
10 Transport Tycoon simulation
4.15
# 1995 genre rating
01 Uncharted Waters 2: New Horizons simulation
4.24
02 Whiplash racing
4.22
03 Hexen: Beyond Heretic shooter
4.22
04 Grand Prix 2 racing
4.19
05 Caesar 2 simulation
4.18
06 The Need for Speed racing
4.17
07 Virtual Pool sports
4.17
08 Star Wars: Dark Forces shooter
4.17
09 Witchaven shooter
4.15
10 Extreme Pinball action
4.14
# 1996 genre rating
01 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares strategy
4.24
02 Civilization 2 strategy
4.24
03 Road Rash racing
4.19
04 The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall rpg
4.19
05 Super Street Fighter 2 action
4.18
06 Quake shooter
4.17
07 Conquest of the New World (Deluxe Edition) strategy
4.16
08 Gloriana simulation
4.14
09 Crusader: No Regret shooter
4.14
10 Duke Nukem 3D shooter
4.13
# 1997 genre rating
01 Virtua Cop 2 shooter
4.22
02 An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire rpg
4.18
03 Lucky Luke action
4.17
04 Age of Empires strategy
4.17
05 Atomic Bomberman action
4.14
06 Virtua Cop shooter
4.14
07 Dilbert's Desktop Games action
4.13
08 Carmageddon racing
4.13
09 Total Annihilation strategy
4.13
10 Entrepreneur simulation
4.13
# 1998 genre rating
01 Army Men strategy
4.19
02 People's General strategy
4.18
03 Norton Commander 5.5 application
4.15
04 Mega Man X3 shooter
4.14
05 Fallout 2 rpg
4.14
06 Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines strategy
4.14
07 Dune 2000 strategy
4.13
08 Dink Smallwood rpg
4.13
09 SimSafari simulation
4.13
10 Axis and Allies strategy
4.12
# 1999 genre rating
01 Roller Coaster Tycoon simulation
4.26
02 Jagged Alliance 2 strategy
4.23
03 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings strategy
4.20
04 Pharaoh simulation
4.19
05 Outcast action-adventure
4.19
06 Axis and Allies: Iron Blitz strategy
4.16
07 Midtown Madness racing
4.16
08 Age of Wonders strategy
4.16
09 System Shock 2 action-adventure
4.14
10 Tyrian 2000 shooter
4.14
# 2000 genre rating
01 Nox rpg
4.24
02 Ground Control strategy
4.13
03 Zeus: Master of Olympus simulation
4.08
04 Patrician 2: Quest for Power simulation
4.05
05 Deus Ex rpg
4.00
06 3D Ultra Lionel Traintown puzzle
3.99
07 Cultures strategy
3.92
08 Icewind Dale rpg
3.86
09 Arrakis strategy
3.79
# 2001 genre rating
01 Empire Earth strategy
4.11
02 Mario and Luigi action
4.05
03 Capitalism 2 simulation
4.05
04 Arcanum: of Steamworks and Magick Obscura rpg
4.02
05 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds strategy
3.99
06 NetHack - Falcon's Eye rpg
3.90
# 2002 genre rating
01 Hooligans: Storm Over Europe strategy
4.18
02 Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 simulation
4.16
03 DOSBox application
4.13
04 Syberia adventure
4.13
05 Chessmaster 9000 strategy
4.08
06 Sid Meier's SimGolf sports
3.98
07 Industry Giant 2 simulation
3.85
08 Icewind Dale 2 rpg
3.82
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