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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Railroad Tycoon

DOSMac OS1990freeware4.1/5 MicroProse Software
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Settlers of Catan

DOS19984.1/5
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Bomberman

DOS19924.1/5 Hudson soft
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Blades of Exile

Windows 3.xMac OSWindows XP/98/951997freeware4.1/5 Spiderweb Software
Blades of Exile is a classic role-playing video game developed by Spiderweb Software. It's the third installment in the "Exile" series. The game was released in 1997 for Mac OS, and later for Windows in 1998.In Blades of Exile, players control a party of adventurers who explore the underground world of Exile/Avernum, a vast network of caves and dun...
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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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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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UnReal World v. 3.20

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS1992freeware4.1/5
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Death Rally

DOS1996freeware4.1/5 Remedy Entertainment Ltd.
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Kick off 2

DOS19904.1/5 Anco Software
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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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WinRisk

Windows 3.x19924.1/5
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Galaxy

DOS19814.1/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
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Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament

DOS19954.1/5 Supersonic Software
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Rockford: The Arcade Game

DOS1987protected4.1/5 Arcadia Systems
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Total Annihilation Kingdoms

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.1/5 Cavedog Entertainment
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Cobra Mission

DOS1992NSFW4.1/5 MegaTech Software
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Mech War

DOS19924.1/5
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Railroad Tycoon Deluxe

DOS19934.1/5 MicroProse Software
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Hexxagon

DOS19934.1/5 Argo Games
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It Came from the Desert

DOS1990freeware4.1/5 Cinemaware
It Came from the Desert is an abandonware action-adventure game developed by Cinemaware and released in 1990 for PC (DOS) and Amiga. It Came From the Desert is an action-adventure game with a peculiar flavor: it's set in the 50s, in the USA, and it's based on those old monster movies like Them! (also involving killer ants).
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CD-Man v2.0

DOS19924.1/5 Creative Dimensions
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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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M.U.D.S. - Mean Ugly Dirty Sport

DOS19904.1/5 Golden Goblins
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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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Battle Isle 2200

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Blue Byte Software