2 Best Places To Find Abandonware i.e. Abandoned Softwares, Games, Tools, etc!


Few months back I wrote about how to find old version of your favorite softwares. This time its about abandoned softwares, games, tools, etc collectively called abandonware.

As per wikipedia"Abandonware refers to computer software that is no longer current…."

So lets find out where to find out abandonwares…


#1. Vetusware abandonware_vetusware

This site claims to be the biggest free abandonware downloads collection in the universe. Large number of softwares and on top of it they are well organized by…

  • category (e.g. Games, Multimedia, System, etc)
  • manufacturer (e.g. Adobe, Microsoft, Novell, etc)
  • operating system (e.g. Dos, Windows XP, etc)

They also maintains list of popular downloads, search engine, blog, forum, request form, etc.

The site is completely free where to download more you have to contribute more.  Smallest you can contribute is finding a spelling error on any of its page! Yep they don’t ask for money honey! 😉


abandonia_logo  #2. Abandonia

This site is dedicated to classic (read abandoned) DOS games. So if you are not a gamer skip this site.

But for gamers the site maintains games into 12 categories.


#3. Directory

I also noticed following too sites which maintains information about other abandonwares sites. So these are like directories holding meta information.


It you fins something great missing out here, please let us know!


Related Links: 3 Free Sites for Downloading Old Versions of your favorite Software!

One Comment

Old Games May 30, 2011

Also Old Games is fine – over 5000 games, including Doom, Mortal Kombat 3, LSL 1-6 etc.