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Top 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.


# 1982 genre rating
01 Zork I: The Great Underground Empire adventure
3.94
02 Paratrooper shooter
3.87
03 Microsoft Decathlon sports
3.74
04 PC-Man action
3.70
05 Executive Suite simulation
3.66
06 Deadline adventure
3.64
# 1983 genre rating
01 Frogger action
4.11
02 Rogue rpg
4.06
03 Digger action
4.05
04 Lode Runner action
4.03
05 Galaxian shooter
4.03
06 Donkey Kong action
3.91
07 The Hobbit adventure
3.91
08 Defender shooter
3.90
09 Battlezone shooter
3.87
10 Planetfall adventure
3.71
# 1984 genre rating
01 Alley Cat action
4.08
02 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy adventure
4.01
03 Soko-Ban puzzle
3.96
04 DND rpg
3.88
05 Pong v.2.1 clone action
3.79
06 Jumpman action
3.77
07 Styx action
3.74
08 Hack rpg
3.72
09 Below The Root action-adventure
3.60
10 Spy Hunter racing
3.38
# 1985 genre rating
01 A mind forever voyaging adventure
4.09
02 Rambo First Blood Part 2 adventure
4.04
03 James Bond 007: A View to a Kill adventure
4.00
04 King's Quest 2: Romancing the Throne adventure
3.94
05 Hacker simulation
3.93
06 Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar rpg
3.90
07 Spacewar shooter
3.84
08 Strip Poker: A Sizzling Game of Chance strategy
3.70
09 Ultima 3: Exodus rpg
3.48
# 1986 genre rating
01 Norton Commander 5.5 application
4.13
02 Turbo Prolog 2.0 application
4.09
03 Alter Ego: Female Version simulation
4.08
04 Gunship vehicle simulation
4.03
05 James Bond 007: Goldfinger adventure
4.03
06 Alter Ego: Male Version simulation
4.00
07 Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter adventure
3.98
08 Wordstar 4 application
3.97
09 Starflight rpg
3.96
10 Karateka action
3.88
# 1987 genre rating
01 Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards adventure
4.12
02 Maniac Mansion adventure
4.12
03 Elite vehicle simulation
4.11
04 Test Drive racing
4.09
05 Tetris puzzle
4.07
06 The Great Giana Sisters action
4.05
07 Sid Meier's Pirates! strategy
4.04
08 Police Quest 1: In Pursuit of the Death Angel adventure
4.00
09 The Bard's Tale rpg
3.97
10 Project: Space Station simulation
3.95
# 1988 genre rating
01 Bad Dudes VS Dragon Ninja action
4.11
02 Arkanoid action
4.10
03 Ultima 5: Warriors of Destiny rpg
4.08
04 2400 A.D. rpg
4.07
05 F-19 Stealth fighter vehicle simulation
4.05
06 Star Command strategy
4.01
07 Leisure Suit Larry 2: Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places) adventure
4.00
08 Life & Death simulation
4.00
09 Gold Rush! adventure
4.00
10 Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders adventure
3.97
# 1989 genre rating
01 Dungeon Master rpg
4.14
02 Bubble Bobble action
4.14
03 Ferrari Formula 1 racing
4.12
04 F-15 Strike Eagle II vehicle simulation
4.11
05 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade adventure
4.11
06 A-10 Tank Killer vehicle simulation
4.10
07 Indianapolis 500 racing
4.10
08 Lakers vs. Celtics and the NBA Playoffs sports
4.09
09 Starflight 2: Trade routes of the Cloud Nebula rpg
4.09
10 The Sentinel puzzle
4.08
# 1990 genre rating
01 The Secret of Monkey Island adventure
4.21
02 Prince of Persia action
4.13
03 F29 Retaliator vehicle simulation
4.11
04 Centurion: Defender of Rome strategy
4.11
05 The Bard's Tale 3: Thief of Fate rpg
4.10
06 Kick off 2 sports
4.10
07 North and South strategy
4.09
08 Champions of Krynn rpg
4.07
09 Operation Stealth adventure
4.07
10 Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers get all the girls adventure
4.06
# 1991 genre rating
01 Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon rpg
4.21
02 Civilization strategy
4.17
03 Golden Axe action
4.15
04 Eye of the Beholder rpg
4.12
05 SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony simulation
4.11
06 Another World action-adventure
4.10
07 Night Hawk: F-117A Stealth Fighter vehicle simulation
4.09
08 Sherlock: the Game of Logic puzzle
4.08
09 Megafortress vehicle simulation
4.07
10 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge adventure
4.07
# 1992 genre rating
01 Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate rpg
4.18
02 Street Fighter 2 action
4.14
03 Wolfenstein 3D shooter
4.13
04 Titus the Fox action
4.11
05 Aces of the Pacific vehicle simulation
4.11
06 Alone in the Dark action-adventure
4.11
07 Dune strategy
4.11
08 B-17 Flying fortress vehicle simulation
4.10
09 Star Control 2 strategy
4.09
10 Angband rpg
4.09
# 1993 genre rating
01 Doom shooter
4.20
02 The Settlers strategy
4.16
03 The Lost Vikings action
4.16
04 Castle of the Winds rpg
4.14
05 The Incredible Machine puzzle
4.14
06 Mortal Kombat action
4.13
07 Legend of Kyrandia 2: Hand of fate adventure
4.11
08 Ultima 7 Part 2: Serpent Isle rpg
4.10
09 Syndicate strategy
4.09
10 Master of Orion strategy
4.08
# 1994 genre rating
01 X-COM: Ufo Defense strategy
4.22
02 Panzer General strategy
4.13
03 Warcraft: Orcs and Humans strategy
4.12
04 Master of Magic strategy
4.12
05 Disney's Aladdin action
4.11
06 The Incredible Machine 2 puzzle
4.10
07 The Elder Scrolls: Arena rpg
4.09
08 Quarantine racing
4.08
09 Colonization strategy
4.08
10 Knights of Xentar rpg
4.07
# 1995 genre rating
01 Grand Prix 2 racing
4.16
02 FIFA Soccer 96 sports
4.13
03 Frontier: First Encounters vehicle simulation
4.12
04 Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness strategy
4.12
05 Screamer racing
4.11
06 Steel Panthers strategy
4.10
07 Star Wars: Dark Forces shooter
4.09
08 Descent shooter
4.09
09 Heroes of Might and Magic strategy
4.09
10 True love adventure
4.09
# 1996 genre rating
01 Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares strategy
4.24
02 Civilization 2 strategy
4.19
03 Duke Nukem 3D shooter
4.15
04 Command & Conquer: Red Alert strategy
4.13
05 Discworld 2: Mortality Bytes! adventure
4.10
06 Crusader: No Regret shooter
4.10
07 Quake shooter
4.10
08 Albion rpg
4.09
09 Death Rally racing
4.07
10 Conquest of the New World (Deluxe Edition) strategy
4.07
# 1997 genre rating
01 Age of Empires strategy
4.10
02 Virtua Cop 2 strategy
4.10
03 Theme Hospital simulation
4.09
04 Dilbert's Desktop Games action
4.08
05 Fallout rpg
4.08
06 Championship Manager: Season 97/98 sports
4.08
07 Panzer General 2 strategy
4.07
08 Virtua Cop shooter
4.07
09 Season of the Sakura adventure
4.06
10 Grand Theft Auto racing
4.06
# 1998 genre rating
01 Dune 2000 strategy
4.12
02 House of the Dead shooter
4.11
03 101: The Airborne Invasion of Normandy strategy
4.09
04 Railroad Tycoon 2 simulation
4.08
05 Dope Wars simulation
4.05
06 Axis and Allies strategy
4.05
07 Sanitarium adventure
4.03
08 Mega Man X3 shooter
4.00
09 Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines strategy
3.98
10 Avalon rpg
3.98
# 1999 genre rating
01 Tyrian 2000 shooter
4.14
02 Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia strategy
4.09
03 System Shock 2 action-adventure
4.09
04 Three Sisters' Story adventure
4.07
05 Age of Wonders strategy
4.04
06 Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings strategy
4.03
07 Star Trek: Starfleet Command vehicle simulation
3.98
08 Pharaoh simulation
3.89
09 Yoot Tower simulation
3.89
10 SimCity 3000 simulation
3.84
# 2000 genre rating
01 Zeus: Master of Olympus simulation
4.03
02 Patrician 2: Quest for Power simulation
4.00
03 Arrakis strategy
3.94
04 3D Ultra Lionel Traintown puzzle
3.73
# 2001 genre rating
01 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds strategy
4.08
02 Arcanum: of Steamworks and Magick Obscura rpg
3.94
03 Mario and Luigi action
3.91
04 Empire Earth strategy
3.82
# 2002 genre rating
01 Sid Meier's SimGolf sports
4.01
02 Syberia adventure
4.00
03 Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 simulation
3.95
04 Industry Giant 2 simulation
3.84
05 Icewind Dale 2 rpg
3.78
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