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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Bush Buck: Global Treasure Hunter

DOS19914.1/5 Pc globe
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Gauntlet

DOS19864.1/5 Mindscape
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J.R.R. Tolkien's Riders of Rohan

DOS19974.1/5 Papyrus Design Group
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King's Table: The Legend of Ragnarok

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Imagitec Design
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Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament

DOS19954.1/5 Supersonic Software
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Stone Age

DOS19924.1/5
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Tempest 2000

DOS1996remake4.1/5 Atari
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The Chaos Engine

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Bitmap Brothers
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Wild West World

DOS19914.1/5 Software 2000
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DND

DOS19844.1/5
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Gal Pani X

Windows XP/98/952000freewareNSFW4.1/5
Gal Pani X is an action-puzzle game reminiscent of the classic arcade Qix, developed by D2 and released in 2000 for Windows. Gal Pani X is an adult-themed Doujin game: it was made by fans and wasn't for profit.
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Qix

DOS19894.1/5 Taito
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UnReal World v. 3.20

Windows XP/98/95Mac1992freeware4.1/5
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Phantasie 3: The Wrath of Nikademus

DOS19874.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Railroad Tycoon Deluxe

DOS19934.1/5 MicroProse Software
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TV Sports: Basketball

DOS1990freeware4.1/5 Cinemaware
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Hexxagon

DOS19934.1/5 Argo Games
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Outbound

Windows XP/98/952001freeware4.1/5
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Ys: The Vanished Omens

DOS19894.1/5 Nihon Falcom
Ys: The Vanished Omens (also known as The Ancient Land of Ys) is an abandoned top-down open-world action RPG designed by Masaya Hashimoto, developed by Nihon Falcom and released by Kyodai Software Marketing for DOS in 1989. Ys: The Vanished Omens was published (earlier) for quite a few other home computers and console.
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Xonix

DOS1984remake4.1/5
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Battle Isle 2200

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Blue Byte Software
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Sid Meier's Pirates!

DOS1987protected4.1/5 MicroProse Software
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Command & Conquer

DOS1995freeware4.1/5 Westwood Studios
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Fields of Glory

DOS1993protected4.1/5 MicroProse Software
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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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No Greater Glory

DOSMac1991protected4.1/5
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Rodent's Revenge

Windows 3.x19914.1/5 Microsoft
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Slash'Em

Windows XP/98/95Linux1997freeware4.1/5
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Z

DOS1996protected4.1/5 Bitmap Brothers
Z is a real-time strategy game developed by The Bitmap Brothers and originally released in 1996 for MS-DOS. It's known for its fast-paced gameplay, humorous style, and distinctive art design.In Z, players control a robot army across various battlefields, aiming to conquer territories and defeat enemy forces. The game features a tongue-in-cheek narr...
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Railroad Tycoon

DOSMac1990freeware4.1/5 MicroProse Software