I never gravitated toward the flight sims @Pix, but I totally understand the appeal of them! Now the adventure games I get completely.
My top 25 just so happens to contain mostly DOS games. These are in no particular order.
If there was one game I would be stranded with for the rest of time, it would have to be DooM – the original 1993 and it’s sequel the following year.
2. Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
3. The Secret of Monkey Island
5. Prince of Persia
7. Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty
8. The Legend of Kyrandia
9. Grim Fandango
10. Lost Pig (And Place Under Ground)
11. Wolfenstein 3D
13. Bio Menace
14. Duke Nukem I
16. King ‘s Quest I: Quest for the Crown
17. Simon the Sorcerer
18. Beneath a Steel Sky
19. Diablo I
20. Quake I
21. Police Quest I: In Pursuit of the Death Angel
22. Sid Meier’s Civilization I
23. Monster Bash
24. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?