A Complete Directory Of The Classic PC Games You Must Play

After our readers so enthusiastically took to the idea of listing the best classic PC games of all time, I wanted to pull out the alphabetical directory in order to make it easy for everyone to find their favorite games.

Updated over several weeks in September of 2013, the list has an absolutely absurd number of excellent PC games—we’ve stopped doing official updates, but there are still new PC games coming in every now and then. Thanks so much to everyone who contributed.

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2015 note: Sometime between when this article originally ran and now, Kinja decided to insert related links/images for every entry. On the one hand, it looks a little bit weird to see every game’s title listed twice. On the other hand, I really like the image thumbnails. So, for now, I’ll leave em in.

And so! Our full directory of the Classic PC Games You Must Play:

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4D Sports Boxing

The 7th Guest (Seconded)

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XIII

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Abe’s Oddysee

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Adventure

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Age of Empires II: Age of Kings (Seconded)

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Age of Mythology

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Age of Wonders

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Albion

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Aliens vs. Predator 2

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Alley Cat

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Alone in the Dark

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America’s Army

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American McGee’s Alice

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Anachronox (Seconded)

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Another World/Out of This World

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Arcanum: of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (Seconded)

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Arx Fatalis

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Axis and Allies

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B-17 Flying Fortress

Bad Mojo

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Baldur’s Gate

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Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn

Battle Bugs (Seconded)

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Battle Chess

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Battlefield 1942

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Battle Isle

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Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf

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Battlezone (Seconded) (Thirded)

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The Bard’s Tale

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Beasts & Bumpkins

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Beneath a Steel Sky

Betrayal at Krondor (Seconded)

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Black & White

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Blade Runner (seconded)

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Blake Stone

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Blood (Seconded)

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BloodNet

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Bioforge (Seconded)

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Birth of the Federation

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Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars

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Catechumen

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Caesar III (Updated)

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Carmageddon 1 & 2

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Castles II

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Chex Quest

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Chuckie Egg

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Circuit’s Edge

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Clive Barker’s Undying (Seconded)

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Close Combat II - A Bridge too Far

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The Clue!

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Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord

Commanche 4

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Command & Conquer: Generals

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Command & Conquer: Renegades

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Command & Conquer: Red Alert

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Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

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Commander Keen

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Commander Keen 4

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Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines

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Conquests of Camelot

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Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood

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Constructor

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Counter-Strike

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Crimsonland

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Crusader: No Regret

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The Curse of Monkey Island

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Cyber Gladiators

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Dark Age of Camelot

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The Dark Eye

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Darklands

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Dark Legions

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Dark Reign

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Descent (Seconded)

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Delta Force: Black Hawk Down

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Diablo I and II (Seconded) (Thirded)

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Dink Smallwood

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Dino Park Tycoon

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Dark Seed

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Day of the Tentacle (Seconded)

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DeathTrack

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Deus Ex

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Die by the Sword

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The Dig (Seconded)

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Doom Collection (Seconded)

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DROD: Deadly Rooms of Death

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Duke Nukem 3D

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Dune 2: The Building of a Dynasty

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Dungeon Keeper (Seconded)

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Dungeon Keeper 2

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Dungeon Siege

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Dust: A Tale Of The Wired West

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Ecstatica

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (Seconded) (Thirded)

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

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Emperor: Battle for Dune

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Emperor of the Fading Suns

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Epic Pinball

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Escape Velocity Nova (Seconded)

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Exile 3: The Ruined World

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Eye of the Beholder I & II

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F-117A Nighthawk

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Fatal Racing/Whiplash

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Fallout

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Fallout 2 (Seconded)

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Flashback

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Freddy Pharkas, Frontier Pharmacist

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Freedom Fighters

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Freedom Force

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FreeSpace 2 (Seconded)

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Freelancer

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Frontier Elite II

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Full Throttle

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Fury 3

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Frontier: Elite 2

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G-Nome

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Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

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Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within

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Gender Wars

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Giants: Citizen Kabuto (Seconded)

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Goblins 3

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Gothic (Seconded)

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Gorillas

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Gorky 17

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Grand Prix Legends

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Grand Theft Auto 3

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Grim Fandango (Seconded)

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Ground Control (Seconded)

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Half-Life

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Halo: Combat Evolved (Seconded)

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Hardwar

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Heavy Gear (Seconded)

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H.E.D.Z. (Head Extreme Destruction Zone)

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Hexen: Beyond Heretic

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Hexxagon

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Heroes of Might & Magic III (Seconded) (Thirded)

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Hidden and Dangerous 2

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Hocus Pocus

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Homeworld

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Hostile Waters (Seconded)

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I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream

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I-War

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Icewind Dale II

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Iji

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Imperium Galactica 2

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Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos

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Incubation: Time is Running Out

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Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (Seconded) (Thirded) (Fourthed)

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Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine

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Interstate 76 (Seconded)

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The Incredible Machine

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It Came From The Desert

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Jazz Jackrabbit 2

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Jagged Alliance 2

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Jill of the Jungle

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The Journeyman Project

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The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time

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Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death

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Jumpman

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Jurassic Park: Trespasser (Seconded)

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King of Dragon Pass

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King’s Quest V: Absence Makes The Heart Go Yonder!

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Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

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The Last Express

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Lemmings

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The Legend of Kyrandia, Book 2: Hand of Fate (Seconded)

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Lego Island

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Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards

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Lighthouse: The Dark Being

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Little Big Adventure 2 (Seconded) (Thrirded) (Fourthed!)

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The Longest Journey

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Loom

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Lords of the Realm 2

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Mafia

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Manhunter: New York

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Maniac Mansion

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Marathon Series (Seconded) (Thirded)

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Master of Magic

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Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim

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Master of Orion (s) (Seconded) (Thirded) (Fourthed) (Fifthed)

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Master of Orion 2

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Max Payne 1 & 2

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MDK (Seconded)

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MDK 2

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Mean Streets

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Medieval: Total War

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Metal Fatigue

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Metal Marines

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Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

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MegaZeux

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Mech Commander 2

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MechWarrior 2

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Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries

Meridian 59

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Microsoft’s “Best of Windows Entertainment Pack”

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Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven (Seconded)

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Might & Magic: World of Xeen

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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge

Moraff’s Dungeons of the Unforgiven

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Motocross Madness

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Myst (Seconded)

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Myth: The Fallen Lords

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Myth II: Soulblighter (Seconded) (Thirded)

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Nethack

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Neverwinter Nights

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The Neverhood

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Neuromancer

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Nitemare 3D

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Nocturne

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No One Lives Forever 1 & 2

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Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi

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Nox (Seconded)

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Omikron: The Nomad Soul

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One Must Fall: 2097

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