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The most popular 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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Hill Street Blues

DOS19914/5 Krisalis
Hill Street Blues is an old DOS "driving" game developed by Krisalis in 1991. The gameplay it's similar to a Grand Theft Auto clone (we're talking about GTA 1 or 2) in which you are the police and you have to apprehend criminals. Hill Street Blues is a rare example of game based on a TV series.
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Roadwar 2000

DOS1987protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Crossfire

DOS19823.7/5 Sierra On-Line
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Wizard's Crown

DOS1987protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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X-Men 2: The Fall of the Mutants

DOS19914.2/5 Paragon Software
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Tristan Pinball

DOS19914/5 Littlewing
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Moraff's Revenge

DOS19883.7/5 Moraffware
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D-Zone

DOS19923.9/5
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Nebulus

DOS19884.1/5 Hewson Consultants
Nebulus, also known as Tower Toppler in some regions, is a classic video game released in the 1980s. It was developed by John M. Phillips and published by Hewson Consultants. The game was initially released for various home computer systems, including the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, and others. It later saw ports to different platforms. Neb...
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Seek and Destroy

DOS19964.2/5 Safari Software
Seek and Destroy was a shoot'em up published by the well known Epic Megagames in 1996 that tried to change the usual shoot'em up gameplay for the better. Instead of wave after wave of enemies to shoot down, you are given short missions to accomplish with your helicopter or your tank (yes, you can choose). At first, missions could seem a bit repetit...
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Scavengers of the Mutant World

DOS19883.9/5 Interstel Corporation
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Operation: Inner Space

Windows 3.x1994protecteddemo3.7/5 Software Dynamics
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Mine Shaft

DOS19834.1/5 Sierra On-Line
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Mech War

DOS19924.1/5
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V for victory: Velikiye Luki

DOS1992protected3.9/5 Atomic Games
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Tiny Skweeks

DOS19923.5/5 Kalisto Entertainment
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Football Glory

DOS1995freeware3.8/5 Croteam
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Rockford: The Arcade Game

DOS1987protected4.1/5 Arcadia Systems
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Commander Keen 3: Keen Must Die!

DOS1990protected4.2/5 id software
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UnReal World v. 3.20

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS1992freeware4.1/5
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Wild West World

DOS19914.1/5 Software 2000
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Logo

DOS1990NSFW3.8/5 Starbyte Software
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Gary Grigsby's Pacific War

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Trog

DOS19904.3/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
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The Perfect General

DOS19914.1/5 White Wolf Productions
The Perfect General is a turn-based strategy military game developed by White Wolf Productions and released in 1991 by Quantun Quality Production. The Perfect General gameplay is quite simple compared to other wargames, but it's based on a solid set of rules and let the players progress at their own pace through missions and scenarios. The Perfect ...
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Monopoly Deluxe

DOSWindows 3.x19924/5 Parker Brothers
Monopoly Deluxe is an abandoned turn-based top-down Monopoly adaptation  of the classic board game, developed by Parker Brothers and released by Virgin Interactive in 1992. Monopoly Deluxe was published for DOS, Windows 3.1, and Macintosh.
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Unnatural Selection

DOS19933.9/5 Maxis
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Carrier Strike: South Pacific 1942-44

DOS1992protected3.8/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Computer Diplomacy

DOS19843.5/5 Avalon Hill