Abandonware DOS title

Top-down perspective

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).

Most popular top down games

Grand Theft Auto
action-adventureDOS, Windows XP/98/95
Grand Theft Auto 2
action-adventureWindows XP/98/95
  • darkspyre-02
    DOS19903.8/5 Event Horizon
  • dawn-raiders-02
    DOS19904/5 Softstar Entertainment
  • pharaoh-3
    DOS19893/5 Chip
  • death-backgammon-01
  • deathrally-02
    DOS1996freeware4.1/5 Remedy Entertainment Ltd.
  • decision_gettysburg-02
    DOS19903.7/5 TigLon Software
  • decision_desert-05
    DOS19853.8/5 MicroProse Software
  • decisive-civil-war-1-03
    DOS19884/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
  • decisive-civil-war-2-08
    DOS19893.9/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
  • decisive-civil-war-3-10
    DOS19923.5/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
  • defendercrown-16
    DOS1991protected3.9/5 Cinemaware

    Defender of the crown is a strategy game set in the middle ages, in England. You control a Saxon and must fight Normans to control the country. The player can conquest territories, lay siege to castles, join tournaments, rescue damsels.

  • demon-stalkers-04
    DOS19893.6/5 Micro Forté
  • demons-winter-2
    DOS1989protected3.7/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
  • disciples-of-steel-04
  • dnd_text-02
  • dogs-of-war-01
    Windows XP/98/951996demo4.2/5 Software Engineering
  • dolplhinboat-1
    DOS19882.9/5 Dolphine marine systems
  • dominium-02
    DOS19924.2/5 Microids
  • donkey-bas-02
    DOS19813.7/5 Microsoft
  • dragon-lord-01
    DOS19904.2/5 Spotlight Software
  • dragonflight-01
    DOS19913.6/5 Thalion
  • dragonfly-1
  • dragonsofflame-2
    DOS1989protected3.9/5 U.S. Gold
  • dreamweb-hotel1
    DOS1994freeware4/5 Creative reality

    Dreamweb is a top-down point and click adventure set in a dark, cyberpunk city. You play as Ryan who has strange, violent, dreams. A top down perspective and the sheer number of items your character can pick up are just two of the peculiarities of this game. Dreamweb was developed by Creative Reality and published by Empire Interactive for DOS in 1...

  • dune2000-splash
    Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Westwood Studios

    Dune 2000 is an abandoned science fiction classic real-time strategy game based on the popular Dune franchise. The Dune "universe" took form in the books of science fiction writer Frank Herbert and went on to include movies, TV series, comics, and of course video games. Dune 2000 is one of the finest RTS of its era; it was developed by We...

  • dune2-7
    DOS19924.2/5 Westwood Studios

    Dune II, released in 1992, is a pioneering real-time strategy game developed by Westwood Studios. Set in the world of Frank Herbert's Dune, players command noble houses in a battle for control over the planet Arrakis. With base-building, resource management, and tactical combat, the game introduced key elements of the genre and influenced future RT...

  • dungeon-crawl-dos-03
    Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1997freeware4/5

    Dungeon Crawl (also known as Linley's Dungeon Crawl from the name of the original programmer: Linley Henzell) is a classic roguelike: an RPG with permadeath, procedural generation and high replayability. Dungeon Crawl was released on 1997 but it's not maintained anymore. The spiritual successr of Crawl is DCCS (Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup).

  • dungeon-explorer-03
  • dungshalan-2
  • dungeons-of-kairn-02