Abandonware DOS title
download 2211 DOS and Windows abandonware games

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.


Abandonware DOS is made possible by displaying online advertisements to visitors.
Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.
# 1982 genre rating
01 Zork I: The Great Underground Empire adventure
4.13
02 PC-Man action
4.10
03 Paratrooper shooter
3.94
04 Microsoft Decathlon sports
3.78
05 Executive Suite simulation
3.76
06 Deadline adventure
3.69
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
3.60
10 Pac-girl action
3.58
# 1983 genre rating
01 Borland Turbo Pascal 2.0 application
4.21
02 Lode Runner action
4.12
03 Defender shooter
4.12
04 Battlezone shooter
4.11
05 Frogger action
4.10
06 Digger action
4.07
07 Donkey Kong action
4.05
08 Sleuth: A Murder Mystery simulation
4.04
09 Rogue rpg
4.00
10 Planetfall adventure
3.98
# 1984 genre rating
01 Alley Cat action
4.20
02 Archon: the Light and the Dark strategy
4.16
03 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy adventure
4.09
04 Soko-Ban puzzle
4.07
05 Montezuma's Revenge action
4.00
06 Zyll adventure
3.95
07 DND rpg
3.94
08 King's Quest 1: Quest for the Crown adventure
3.94
09 Zork III: The Dungeon Master adventure
3.93
10 Pong v.2.1 clone action
3.84
# 1985 genre rating
01 Alice: The Personal Pascal application
4.46
02 Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar rpg
4.13
03 Rambo First Blood Part 2 adventure
4.10
04 A mind forever voyaging adventure
4.07
05 9 Princes in Amber adventure
4.04
06 King's Quest 2: Romancing the Throne adventure
4.00
07 Spacewar shooter
3.98
08 The mist adventure
3.97
09 Star Trek: the Kobayashi alternative adventure
3.95
10 Perry Mason adventure
3.95
# 1986 genre rating
01 Leather Goddesses of Phobos adventure
4.20
02 Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter adventure
4.18
03 Wordstar 4 application
4.15
04 The Chessmaster 2000 strategy
4.15
05 Turbo Prolog 2.0 application
4.09
06 Conflict in Vietnam strategy
4.09
07 Starflight rpg
4.08
08 Gunship vehicle simulation
4.08
09 Alter Ego: Female Version simulation
4.05
10 AutoCAD 2.5 application
4.00
# 1987 genre rating
01 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards adventure
4.21
02 Test Drive racing
4.19
03 Driller action-adventure
4.18
04 Maniac Mansion adventure
4.18
05 Police Quest 1: In Pursuit of the Death Angel adventure
4.14
06 Borland Turbo Basic 1.0 application
4.14
07 Sid Meier's Pirates! strategy
4.12
08 Tetris puzzle
4.11
09 Elite vehicle simulation
4.11
10 Wheel of fortune puzzle
4.10
# 1988 genre rating
01 GW-BASIC 3 application
4.52
02 Deluxe Paint 2 application
4.32
03 Skate or Die sports
4.18
04 Battle Chess strategy
4.16
05 Ultima 5: Warriors of Destiny rpg
4.16
06 Police Quest 2: The Vengeance adventure
4.15
07 Grand Prix Circuit racing
4.13
08 Shadowgate adventure
4.09
09 Corruption adventure
4.09
10 World class leaderboard sports
4.09
# 1989 genre rating
01 Rick Dangerous action
4.23
02 Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals adventure
4.19
03 The Duel: Test Drive 2 racing
4.18
04 Bubble Bobble action
4.17
05 Pipe Dream puzzle
4.16
06 Dungeon Master rpg
4.14
07 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade adventure
4.14
08 Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur adventure
4.14
09 Indianapolis 500 racing
4.13
10 The Sentinel puzzle
4.13
# 1990 genre rating
01 The Secret of Monkey Island adventure
4.25
02 The Bard's Tale 3: Thief of Fate rpg
4.24
03 Xenon 2: Megablast shooter
4.20
04 Tetris 2.0 puzzle
4.19
05 Silent Service 2 vehicle simulation
4.18
06 Puzznic puzzle
4.18
07 Cadaver action-adventure
4.15
08 Prince of Persia action
4.15
09 Arj application
4.15
10 F29 Retaliator vehicle simulation
4.14
# 1991 genre rating
01 QBasic application
4.35
02 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon rpg
4.24
03 Chip's Challenge puzzle
4.23
04 Golden Axe action
4.22
05 Eye of the Beholder rpg
4.21
06 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge adventure
4.20
07 Team Suzuki racing
4.20
08 Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate my Baby Sitter! action
4.18
09 Gods action
4.18
10 Civilization strategy
4.15
# 1992 genre rating
01 Virtual Reality Studio 2.0 application
4.28
02 Street Fighter 2 action
4.25
03 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate rpg
4.24
04 Tetris Classic puzzle
4.22
05 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis adventure
4.16
06 Star Trek: 25th Anniversary adventure
4.15
07 Titus the Fox action
4.15
08 Dune II: The building of a dynasty strategy
4.15
09 Realms of Arkania 1: Blade of destiny rpg
4.14
10 Dark Queen of Krynn rpg
4.14
# 1993 genre rating
01 The Lost Vikings action
4.22
02 Mortal Kombat action
4.21
03 Clash of Steel strategy
4.20
04 Doom shooter
4.18
05 Police Quest: Open Season adventure
4.17
06 Populous 2: Trials of the Olympian Gods strategy
4.17
07 Castle of the Winds rpg
4.17
08 Flashback: The Quest for Identity action
4.17
09 Championship Manager Italia sports
4.16
10 Space Quest 5: The Next Mutation adventure
4.16
# 1994 genre rating
01 Doom 2: Hell on Earth shooter
4.26
02 X-COM: Ufo Defense strategy
4.26
03 NASCAR Racing racing
4.17
04 Warcraft: Orcs and Humans strategy
4.17
05 Colonization strategy
4.16
06 Micro Machines racing
4.16
07 Great Naval Battles vol. 2: Guadalcanal 1942 - 43 vehicle simulation
4.16
08 Disney's Aladdin action
4.14
09 Heretic shooter
4.14
10 Master of Magic strategy
4.13
# 1995 genre rating
01 Hexen: Beyond Heretic shooter
4.20
02 Grand Prix 2 racing
4.18
03 Caesar 2 simulation
4.17
04 Whiplash racing
4.16
05 Star Wars: Dark Forces shooter
4.15
06 The Need for Speed racing
4.15
07 The Dig adventure
4.14
08 Virtual Pool sports
4.14
09 Fade to Black action-adventure
4.13
10 Witchaven shooter
4.12
# 1996 genre rating
01 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares strategy
4.22
02 Civilization 2 strategy
4.20
03 Road Rash racing
4.20
04 Alien Trilogy shooter
4.18
05 Quake shooter
4.17
06 The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall rpg
4.16
07 Conquest of the New World (Deluxe Edition) strategy
4.15
08 Fantasy General strategy
4.14
09 The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Rose Tattoo adventure
4.13
10 3 Skulls of the Toltecs adventure
4.13
# 1997 genre rating
01 Virtua Cop 2 shooter
4.20
02 Dilbert's Desktop Games action
4.16
03 Age of Empires strategy
4.16
04 Virtua Cop shooter
4.14
05 An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire rpg
4.13
06 Blood shooter
4.12
07 Blade Runner adventure
4.11
08 Total Annihilation strategy
4.11
09 Slash'Em rpg
4.10
10 Atomic Bomberman action
4.10
# 1998 genre rating
01 People's General strategy
4.19
02 Caesar 3 simulation
4.18
03 Norton Commander 5.5 application
4.15
04 Army Men strategy
4.14
05 Fallout 2 rpg
4.12
06 Axis and Allies strategy
4.11
07 House of the Dead shooter
4.11
08 Dune 2000 strategy
4.11
09 Mega Man X3 shooter
4.10
10 Dope Wars simulation
4.09
# 1999 genre rating
01 Roller Coaster Tycoon simulation
4.22
02 Jagged Alliance 2 strategy
4.20
03 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings strategy
4.19
04 Pharaoh simulation
4.18
05 System Shock 2 action-adventure
4.16
06 Axis and Allies: Iron Blitz strategy
4.13
07 Age of Wonders strategy
4.13
08 Tyrian 2000 shooter
4.12
09 Three Sisters' Story adventure
4.11
10 Grand Theft Auto 2 action-adventure
4.07
# 2000 genre rating
01 Zeus: Master of Olympus simulation
4.10
02 Ground Control strategy
4.10
03 Patrician 2: Quest for Power simulation
4.07
04 Nox rpg
4.00
05 Deus Ex rpg
4.00
06 Icewind Dale rpg
3.96
07 3D Ultra Lionel Traintown puzzle
3.94
08 Cultures strategy
3.89
09 Arrakis strategy
3.76
# 2001 genre rating
01 Empire Earth strategy
4.11
02 Mario and Luigi action
4.05
03 Arcanum: of Steamworks and Magick Obscura rpg
4.01
04 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds strategy
3.98
# 2002 genre rating
01 Hooligans: Storm Over Europe strategy
4.16
02 Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 simulation
4.15
03 DOSBox application
4.13
04 Syberia adventure
4.11
05 Chessmaster 9000 strategy
4.09
06 Sid Meier's SimGolf sports
3.95
07 Industry Giant 2 simulation
3.85
08 Icewind Dale 2 rpg
3.82
This website uses cookies to ensure we give you the best browsing experience. This includes cookies from third party websites. If you want to know more or if you wish to change cookie settings, please click here. If you continue browsing our website you're giving your consent to receive all cookies on this website and from third parties.