Abandonware DOS title

Top-down perspective

Top down games were very popular in the 80s and the 90s, when graphic cards were not capable of supporting 3D, and even when 3D started to become popular, 2D games continued to be easier to develop, at least in the infancy of 3D gaming. 2D game offered the player a viewpoint that helped keeping things easily under control (think about top down party-based RPGs or hex-based strategy games).

Most popular top down games

Dune 2000
strategyWindows XP/98/95
PC-Man
actionDOS

Top down games

  • cave-wars-01
    DOS19964.4/5
  • cave-quest-05
    DOS19853.3/5
  • caverns-of-kroz-2
    DOS1989freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software
  • caves-of-thor-05
    DOS19893.4/5 Apogee Software
  • cdman2-1
    DOS19924.2/5 Creative Dimensions
  • centurion-7
    DOS19904.1/5 Bits of magic

    Centurion: Defender of Rome is a turn-based strategy game set in ancient Rome times. As a centurion of the Roman Empire, you will fight against the enemies of Rome in real time battles in every corner of Italy and Europe, you'll be a gladiator, race chariots, fight naval battles and more.

  • challenge-of-the-five-realms-5
    DOS1992protected3.8/5 MicroProse Software
  • champ-ms-pacman-05
    DOS1994remake4/5 ChamProgramming corp.
  • champion-of-the-raj-02
    DOS19914.1/5 Personal Software Services
  • checkers-for-windows-02
    Windows 3.x19974.1/5
  • chess-1
    DOS19813.9/5 International PC Owners
  • chess88-1
    DOS19844/5
  • chessmaster-9000-01
    Windows XP/98/95Mac2002protected4.2/5 UBI Soft
  • chips-challenge-win3-01
    DOSWindows 3.x19914.3/5 Epyx

    Chip's Challenge is an abandoned top-down puzzle game designed by Chuck Sommerville, developed and released by Epyx in 1991. Chip's Challenge was released on DOS, Windows 3.x and many other home computers such as Atari ST, Amiga, C64, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC.

  • civ1-7
    DOSWindows 3.x19914.2/5 MicroProse Software

    Civilization is the critically acclaimed strategy game designed by Sid Meier and Bruce Campbell Shelley that became a staple in 4X turn-based strategy. Civilization was developed by MicroProse Software and released in 1991 for DOS, Windows 3.x, Amiga, Atari ST, Mac, etc. Civilization was followed by sequels, the last one being published recently. T...

  • civilization2-4
    Windows XP/98/9519964.3/5 MicroProse Software

    Civilization 2, later renamed Sid Meier's Civilization II, is a turn based 4X strategy game developed and published by MicroProse in 1996. The gameplay is similar to the first Civilization, many aspects were improved and new features were introduced: a new isometric perspective, hit points for units, new civilizations, new wonders of the world and ...

  • clash-of-steel-07
    DOS1993protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
  • cloud-kingdoms-05
    DOS19903.6/5 Logotron
  • clue-master-detective-03
    DOS19894.5/5 Dalali Software

    Clue Master Detective is an abandoned strategy game developed by Dalali Software and released by Leisure Genius in 1989 for DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, C64. Clue Master Detective is based on the well known board game Clue (also known as Cluedo). Clue can be played in single player, but the best gaming experience come from the multi-player mode.

  • cobra-mission-1
    DOS19924/5 MegaTech Software
  • colonization-6
    DOSWindows 3.xLinuxMac1994protected4.3/5 MicroProse Software

    Colonization is a turn-based strategy 4x game developed and published by MicroProse in 1994 for DOS, Windows 3.1, Linux and Mac. The setting is the European Colonization of the New World. Colonization gameplay and interface are similar to Civilization, another Sid Meier game. However, there are some differences between Civilization and Colonization...

  • color-buster-03
    DOS19923.5/5
  • colorlines-3
    DOS19923.8/5 Gamos
  • command-and-conquer-06
    DOS1995freeware4.1/5 Westwood Studios
  • red-alert-6
    DOS1996freeware4.2/5 Westwood Studios

    Command and Conquer: Red Alert is a RTS developed by Westwood Studios, a sequel to Command & Conquer. Allies and the Soviet Union battle for control over Europe in an alternate history setting.

  • command-conquer-sole-survivor-04
    Windows XP/98/9519973.9/5 Westwood Studios
  • starshipinv-6
    DOS19953.5/5 Future Vision
  • command-hq-04
    DOS19904/5 Ozark Softscape
  • keen1-1
    DOS1990protected4.2/5 id software
  • keen2-1
    DOS1990protected4/5 id software