Abandonware DOS title

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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Railroad Tycoon Deluxe

DOS19934.1/5 MicroProse Software
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Rambo 3

DOS19883.6/5 Ocean Software
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Major Stryker

DOSWindows XP/98/951993freeware3.9/5 Apogee Software
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NFL Football

DOS19924.1/5 Distinctive Software
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Commander Keen 3: Keen Must Die!

DOS1990protected4.1/5 id software
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A Line in the Sand

DOS1992protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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The Magic Candle 2: The Four and Forty

DOS19913.8/5 Mindcraft Software
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Crusade in Europe

DOS19853.9/5 MicroProse Software
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Rogue

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac19844.2/5 Artificial Intelligence Design
Rogue is one of the first RPGs in the history of video gaming. It's a text-based dungeon crawler in which you have to fight your way in the dungeon to recover the Amulet of Yendor. Rogue became popular around 1980 on mainframes and later ported to various platforms, including DOS in 1984. Rogue is simply the father of all the roguelike games that c...
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Temple of Apshai Trilogy

DOS19853.4/5 Epyx
Temple of Apshai Trilogy is a compilation of three remade abandoned (very) old school RPGs. Temple of Apshai Trilogy was developed by Epyx and released in 1985 for DOS, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Atari 8-bit, C64. All the games included in Temple of Apshai Trilogy are part of the Dunjonquest game series.
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Zoom!

DOS19884.2/5
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Rockford: The Arcade Game

DOS1987protected4.1/5 Arcadia Systems
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Clash of Steel

DOS1993protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Tempest 2000

DOS1996remake4.1/5 Atari
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FlixMix

DOS19933.5/5 Celeris
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Adventure Construction Set

DOS19873.9/5 Electronic Arts
Adventure Construction Set is an abandoned application developed by Stuart Smith and published for DOS, Amiga, Apple II and Commodore 64 by Electronic Arts in 1987. As the name suggests, ACS is a game-building system (we're talking about adventure RPGs) that lets you edit maps, items, creatures, etc. Included with ACS is a complete game called...
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Knights of Xentar

DOS1994NSFW4.1/5 MegaTech Software
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Xonix

DOS1984remake4.1/5
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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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Jones in the Fast Lane

DOS19914/5 Sierra On-Line
Jones in the Fast Lane is the kind of game that you don't see often these days. It's a mix between a digital board game and a modern day life simulation. The goal of the game is to live the life of Jones, making choices about school, work, your home, etc. Graphics is a mix of cartonish and digitized characters, very reminishent of some of the best ...
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Feud

DOS19884/5 Binary Design
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Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine

DOS1991protected4/5 id software
Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine is a science fiction action oriented platform game designed by Tom Hall, developed by id Software and released by Apogee Software in 1991 for DOS only. Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine is part of the Commander Keen game series, specifically it's the second episode of Commander Keen in Goodbye, Galaxy.
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Legend of the Sword

DOS19884.1/5 Silicon Software
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SimEarth

DOSWindows 3.x19904.2/5 Maxis
SimEarth is a simulation in which you can shape and mold a planet in almost every way you can imagine. In SimEarth our planet is simulated as a whole: life, climate, atmosphere are all aspects of a single Gaia-like Earth. SimEarth can be played in two modes: game and experimental. In game mode, you have to to develop (and preserve) Earth with limit...
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Puzznic

DOS19904.2/5 Taito
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Clue Master Detective

DOS19894.3/5 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.
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Action Soccer

DOS19954.1/5 UBI Soft
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First Expedition

DOS19883/5 Interstel Corporation