Collecting Retrogames

Collecting old boxed videogames from the '80s and '90s is becoming quite a pupolar hobby. And, unfortunately, a rather expensive one.
Why collect vintage videogames? Well, nostalgia plays a big role, no doubt about that. Nothing more than looking at a Commodore 64 reminds me of carefree afternoons spent playing Bubble Bobble (hence my nickname) in my youth.
There's also a historical reason. Videogmes industry today is a big deal. An AAA game production costs are comparable to those of a Hollywood Blockbuster movie. But it hasn't always been like that. There was a time when a videogame could be programmed (graphics and music included) by a single person.
As a software developer by trade, I find it quite appealing to follow the development of the videogame industry across the years, since I was lucky enough to experience it since its birth (yes, I'm that old).
I've got a soft spot for Commodore 64 and MS-DOS titles, particularly RPGs and graphic adventures. Unfortunatley, those are also the most expensive titles.

Here's my actual collection:

Title Year Genre Platform Developer/Publisher
Alone in the Dark 1992 Survival DOS Infogrames
Alpha Centauri 1999 Strategy Windows Firaxis
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura 2001 RPG Windows Troika Games
Baldur's Gate 1998 RPG Windows Black Isle
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn + Throne of Bhaal 2000 RPG Windows Bioware
Blade Runner 1997 Adventure Windows Westwood
Civilization 1991 Strategy DOS MicroProse
Comanche: Maximum Overkill 1992 Simulation DOS NovaLogic
Day of the Tentacle 1993 Adventure DOS Lucas Arts
Dreamweb 1994 Adventure Amiga Creative Reality
Dune 1992 Adventure/Strategy DOS Cryo Interactive
Dune II: Battle for Arrakis 1992 RTS Windows Westwood
Dunjonquest: Temple of Apshai 1979 RPG C64 Epyx
Elite 1984 Simulation C64 Firebird
Eye of the Beholder 1990 RPG Amiga SSI
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon 1991 RPG Amiga SSI
Final Fight 1989 Beat'em Up Arcade Capcom
Gunship 2000 1991 Simulation DOS MicroProse
Hacker 1985 Text Adventure DOS Activision
Heroes of the Lance 1988 RPG C64 SSI
Icewind Dale 2000 RPG Windows Black Isle
Joust 1982 Platform Atari 2600 Williams Electronics
Loom 1990 Adventure Amiga Lucas Arts
Lord of the Rings vol. 1 1990 RPG DOS Interplay
Maniac Mansion 1987 Adventure Atari ST Lucas Arts
Might and Magic Book One: The Secret of the Inner Sanctum 1986 RPG C64 New World Computing
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge 1991 Adventure DOS Lucas Arts
Myth II: Soulblighter 1998 RTS Windows Bungie
Neuromancer 1988 Adventure/RPG DOS Interplay
Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors 2009 Adventure Nintendo DS Chunsoft
Pac-Man 1980 Arcade Atari 2600 Namco
Planescape: Torment 1999 RPG Windows Black Isle
Pool of Radiance 1988 RPG DOS SSI
Rise of the Dragon 1990 Adventure DOS Dynamix
Sim City 1989 Simulation Amiga Maxis
Space Invaders 1978 Arcade Atari 2600 Taito
Star Flight 1986 RPG Amiga Binary Systems
The Bard's Tale 1985 RPG C64 Interplay
The Chaos Engine 1993 Shooter Atari ST The Bitmap Brothers
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 1984 Text Adventure Atari ST Infocom
The Magic Candle II: The Four and Forty 1991 RPG DOS Mindcraft
Thimbleweed Park 2017 Adventure Windows Terrible Toybox
Total Eclipse 1988 Adventure C64 Incentive Software
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985 RPG Atari ST Origin
Ultima Trilogy I, II, III 1989 RPG DOS Origin
Ultima Trilogy IV, V, VI 1992 RPG DOS Origin
Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds 1993 RPG DOS Origin
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss 1992 RPG DOS Origin
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny 1988 RPG C64 Origin
Ultima VI: the false prophet 1990 RPG DOS Origin
Ultima VII: the Black Gate 1992 RPG DOS Origin
Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams 1991 RPG DOS Origin
War in Middle Earth 1988 Strategy Amstrad CPC Krome Studios
Wasteland 1988 RPG C64 Interplay
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord 1981 RPG Apple II Sir-Tech
Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire 1990 RPG DOS Origin
X-Wing 1993 Simulation DOS Lucas Arts
Zork 1980 Text Adventure Commodore Plus/4 Infocom
Zork Grand Inquisitor 1997 Adventure Windows Activision
Zork II 1981 Text Adventure Commodore Plus/4 Infocom
Zork III 1982 Text Adventure Commodore Plus/4 Infocom
Zork Nemesis 1996 Adventure Windows Activision
Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World 1988 RPG Amiga New World Computing
Betrayal at Krondor 1993 RPG DOS Dynamix
Dungeon Master 1987 RPG Atari ST FTL games
Dungeon Master: Chaos Strikes Back 1989 RPG Atari ST FTL games
Gabriel Knight: sins of the fathers 1993 Adventure DOS Sierra On-Line