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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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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Frogger

DOS19834.1/5 Konami
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Uncharted Waters

DOS19904.1/5 KOEI
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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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Renegade Legion Interceptor

DOS1990protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Slash'Em

Windows XP/98/95Linux1997freeware4.1/5
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Slicks 'n' Slide

DOS19934.1/5
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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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Raptor: Call of the Shadows

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac1994protecteddemo4.1/5 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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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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Flying Tigers

DOS19944.1/5 Ticsoft
Flying Tigers is an abandoned vertical-scrolling sci-fi themed shoot 'em up game developed and released by Ticsoft in 1994 for MS-DOS only. Flying Tigers is the first chapter of the two parts Flying Tigers video game series.
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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).
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Knights of Xentar

DOS1994NSFW4.1/5 MegaTech Software
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Settlers of Catan

DOS19984.1/5
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SimFarm

DOS19934.1/5 Maxis
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Command & Conquer

DOS1995freeware4.1/5 Westwood Studios
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Ground Control

Windows XP/98/952000protected4.1/5 Massive Entertainment
Ground Control is a strategy game developed by Massive Entertainment and released by Sierra On-Line in 2000. More precisely Ground Control is a real time tactical game with a sci-fi setting.
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Mine Shaft

DOS19834.1/5 Sierra On-Line
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Monday Night Football

DOS19894.1/5 Park Place Productions
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Tunnels & Trolls: Crusaders of Khazan

DOS19904.1/5 New World Computing
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Bomberman

DOS19924.1/5 Hudson soft
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Lego Loco

Windows XP/98/9519984.1/5 Intelligent Games