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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Othello

DOS19864.1/5
pacpc-04

Pac PC

DOS1995freewareremake4.1/5
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Phantasie 3: The Wrath of Nikademus

DOS19874.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Soviet

DOS19904.1/5 Opera Soft
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Tyrian 2000

DOS1999freeware4.1/5 Eclipse Software
Tyrian 2000 is an old DOS science fiction classic shoot'em up, developed by Eclipse Software and designed by Alexander Brandon, Jason Emery, Daniel Cook. Tyrian 2000 is one of the most popular shoot'em ups ever published for DOS and it's still remembered by retro gaming fans to this day.
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V for victory: Gold-Juno-Sword

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Atomic Games
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Lego Loco

Windows XP/98/9519984.1/5 Intelligent Games
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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.
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Wild West World

DOS19914.1/5 Software 2000
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Frogger

DOS19834.1/5 Konami
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Starflight

DOS19864.1/5 Binary Systems
Starflight is a classic space exploration and role-playing video game released in 1986 by Binary Systems and published by Electronic Arts. It is known for its innovative gameplay, as well as its open-ended approach to space exploration and storytelling.The game is set in a massive, procedurally generated universe with thousands of star systems to e...
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Uncharted Waters

DOS19904.1/5 KOEI
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Soko-Ban

DOS19844.1/5 ASCII Corporation
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Beneath Apple Manor

DOS1983freeware4.1/5
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Empire II: The Art of War

DOSWindows XP/98/9519954.1/5 White Wolf Productions
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Epidemic!

DOS1983protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Fountain of Dreams

DOS19904.1/5 Electronic Arts
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Mech Brigade

DOS1987protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Princess Maker 2

DOS19934.1/5 Gainax
Princess Maker 2 is a life simulation anime-style game developed by Gainax in 1993. In Princess Maker 2, the player is the father of a young princess and must tutor and raise her to the age of 18 by scheduling jobs, school classes and programming other activities. The princess is defined by attributes (strength, cooking, etc.) that will change depe...
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SimFarm

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac OS19934.1/5 Maxis
SimFarm is a simulation video game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts in 1993. In SimFarm, players take on the role of a farmer and manage various aspects of running a farm, including planting crops, raising livestock, and dealing with natural disasters.Players start with a basic farm and a limited amount of resources, and they mus...
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Slash'Em

Windows XP/98/95Linux1997freeware4.1/5
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Total Annihilation

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 Cavedog Entertainment
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TV Sports: Basketball

DOS1990freeware4.1/5 Cinemaware
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Command & Conquer

DOS1995freeware4.1/5 Westwood Studios
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Raptor: Call of the Shadows

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac OS1994protecteddemo4.1/5 Cygnus Studios
Raptor: Call of the Shadows is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed by Cygnus Studios and published by Apogee Software. The game was first released in 1994 for MS-DOS and later ported to other platforms. In Raptor, players control a fighter jet through various levels filled with enemy aircraft, ground targets, power-ups and boss...
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Star Wars 2

DOS19894.1/5
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Knights of Xentar

DOS1994NSFW4.1/5 MegaTech Software
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Toobin

DOS19894.1/5 Domark Software
Toobin is an abandoned action game developed by Domark Software and released in 1989. Toobin runs on DOS but was also published for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy Color, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum. It's a conversion from a popular arcade game (at the time).