Abandonware DOS title

The best top down games

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).
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Jackal

DOS19894.1/5 Konami
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Joyous Rebel

DOS1996freeware4.1/5
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Knights of Legend

DOS19894.1/5 Origin Systems
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Monopoly

DOS19854.1/5
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V for victory: Market-Garden

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Atomic Games
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Mah Jongg Solitaire

DOS19874.1/5 Arcanum Computing
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Raiden

DOS19944.1/5 Seibu Kaihatsu Inc.
Raiden is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up game developed by Seibu Kaihatsu and first released in arcades in 1990 and later for many home computers and consoles. Raiden follows the classic vertical scrolling shoot 'em up format. Players control a spaceship known as the R-9C "Red-Ray" and navigate vertically scrolling levels filled with wave...
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Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar

DOS1985freeware4.1/5 Origin Systems
Ultima IV is remembered as one of the best Ultima games ever released, designed as usual by Richard Garriott. Garriott took the Ultima series to a whole new level by introducing the eight virtues: honesty, compassion, valor, justice, sacrifice, honor, spirituality, humility. Ultima IV started the trilogy known as "Age of Enlightenment".
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Carnage

DOS19934.1/5 Warped Minds
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Hexxagon 2

DOS19934.1/5 Argo Games
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Machiavelli the Prince

DOS1995protected4.1/5 Holistic Design
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Block O Mania

DOS19894.1/5 Crystal Shard
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Lego Loco

Windows XP/98/9519984.1/5 Intelligent Games
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Gauntlet 2

DOS19894.1/5 Atari
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Pacific General

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Pinball Dreams

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Digital Illusions
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Black Moon Chronicles

DOS1999protected4.1/5 Cryo Interactive Entertainment
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Champion of the Raj

DOS19914.1/5 Personal Software Services
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Commander Keen 3: Keen Must Die!

DOS1990protected4.1/5 id software
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Fountain of Dreams

DOS19904.1/5 Electronic Arts
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Global Effect

DOS19924.1/5 Millennium Interactive
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NHL Hockey

DOS19934.1/5 Electronic Arts
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Othello

DOS19864.1/5
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Sherlock: The Game of Logic

DOS1991protected4.1/5 Everett Kaser Software
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Soviet

DOS19904.1/5 Opera Soft
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Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures

Windows 3.xMac1996demo4.1/5 LucasArts
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Blades of Exile

Windows 3.xMacWindows XP/98/951997freeware4.1/5 Spiderweb Software
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High Command: Europe 1939-45

DOS19924.1/5 Colorado Computer Creations
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Prophecy of the Shadow

DOS1992protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.