Abandonware DOS title

Top-down perspective sorted by release date

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).
aspargpmaster-1

Aspar GP Master

DOS19893.8/5 Dinamic Multimedia
battleausterlitz-2

Austerlitz 1805

DOS19893.9/5 Cornerstone Software
autobots-1

Autobots

DOS19893.2/5
ballistix-05

Ballistix

DOS19893.8/5 Reflections Interactive
bandit-kings-ancient-china-03

Bandit Kings of Ancient China

DOS19893.9/5 KOEI
berlin1948-4

Berlin 1948

DOS19893.7/5 Time Warp Software
beyond-black-hole-01

Beyond the Black Hole

DOS19893.8/5 Software Toolworks
blasteroids-1

Blasteroids

DOS19893.8/5 Atari
block-o-mania-02

Block O Mania

DOS19894.1/5 Crystal Shard
blue-angel-69-02

Blue Angel 69

DOS1989NSFW3.6/5
bombuzal-4

Bombuzal

DOS19893.5/5 Image Works
buffalo-bill-rodeo-02

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

DOS19893/5 Tynesoft Computer Software
caesars-palace-05

Caesars Palace

DOS19893.7/5 Virgin Interactive
caverns-of-kroz-2

Caverns of Kroz

DOS1989freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software
caves-of-thor-05

Caves of Thor

DOS19893.4/5 Apogee Software
clue-master-detective-03

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.
conflict-europe-07

Conflict: Europe

DOS19894.2/5 Personal Software Services
Conflict Europe is an abandoned turn-based top-down strategy game set in Europe. The game was developed by Personal Software Services and released by Mirrorsoft in 1989 for DOS, Amiga and Atari ST.
pharaoh-3

Day of the Pharaoh

DOS19893/5 Chip
decisive-civil-war-2-08

Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 2

DOS19893.9/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
demon-stalkers-04

Demon Stalkers

DOS19893.6/5 Micro Forté
demons-winter-2

Demon's Winter

DOS1989protected3.7/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
dragonsofflame-2

Dragons of Flame

DOS1989protected3.9/5 U.S. Gold
dungeons-of-kairn-02

Dungeons of Kairn

DOS19893.7/5
dungeonkroz-1

Dungeons of Kroz

DOS1989freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software
dungeons_kroz2_003

Dungeons of Kroz 2

DOS19893.6/5 Apogee Software
faceoff-3

Face Off!

DOS19894.1/5 MindSpan
Face Off! is an abandoned hockey sports game developed by MindSpan (known for their Hardball series) and released by Gamestar in 1989 for DOS and also for Commodore 64. Face Off supports multiplayer in competitive or cooperative modes.
fastfooddizzy-2

Fast Food Dizzy

DOS19893.9/5 Codemasters
chess2100-1

Fidelity Chessmaster 2100

DOS19893.9/5 Software Toolworks
final-frontier-03

Final Frontier

DOS19892.8/5 Bubble Bus Software
gauntlet2-1

Gauntlet 2

DOS19894.1/5 Atari