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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Ms Pac PC

DOS1995remake4.2/5 Magicom Multimedia
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5th Fleet

DOS19943.9/5
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Micro Machines

DOS19944.3/5 Codemasters
Micro Machines is an abandoned racing game developed and released by Codemasters in 1994 based on the Micro Machines toy line. Micro Machines was published for DOS, but also for Amiga, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, NES, SEGA Master System and SNES. Codemasters released a sequel called Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament.
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Trog

DOS19904.3/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
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Kaiser

DOS19924/5
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Beneath Apple Manor

DOS1983freeware4.1/5
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Ogre

DOS19864.2/5 Origin Systems
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WinRisk

Windows 3.x19924.1/5
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Total Carnage

DOS19943.8/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
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Gremlins

DOS19842.8/5 Atari
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Trivial Pursuit

DOS19893.4/5
Trivial Pursuit is a popular trivia board game that was adapted into a computer game for various platforms, including DOS. In the game, players answer trivia questions from various categories in order to collect pie pieces that correspond to those categories. The goal is to collect all the pie pieces and complete a full pie before your opponents.
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Autoduel

DOS19853.8/5 Origin Systems
Autoduel is an abandoned top-down open world post apocalyptic RPG/driving game hybrid designed by Chuck Bueche and Richard Garriott of Ultima fame. Autoduel was developed by Origin Systems and was released in 1985 for DOS, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, C64, Apple II, Macintosh, Amiga. Autoduel is based on a board game designed by Steve Jackson himself.
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Rockford: The Arcade Game

DOS1987protected4.1/5 Arcadia Systems
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Donkey BAS

DOS19813.8/5 Microsoft
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Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse

DOS1994protected3.8/5 Cyberlore studios
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Bicycle Bridge

DOS19924.2/5
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Conflict: Korea

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Football Glory

DOS1995freeware3.8/5 Croteam
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APB

DOS19894/5 Atari
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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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Nobunaga's Ambition 6

DOS19943.9/5 KOEI
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Turbo Gomoku

DOS19853/5
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Pango

DOS1983remake4/5
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High Command: Europe 1939-45

DOS19924.1/5 Colorado Computer Creations
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Total Annihilation

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 Cavedog Entertainment
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Action Soccer

DOS19954.3/5 UBI Soft
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Panzer General

DOS1994protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Panger General is a turn based strategy wargame developed by SSI set in World War 2. The player can choose Axis or Allies and fight against the AI or another human player in more than 30 scenarios on a classic hex based map.
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Monopoly Deluxe

DOSWindows 3.x19924/5 Parker Brothers
Monopoly Deluxe is an abandoned turn-based top-down Monopoly adaptation  of the classic board game, developed by Parker Brothers and released by Virgin Interactive in 1992. Monopoly Deluxe was published for DOS, Windows 3.1, and Macintosh.
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Xenon 2000: Project PCF

Windows XP/98/952000remake4.1/5 Bitmap Brothers
Xenon 2000: Project PCF is a vertical-scrolling shoot 'em up video game and originally released in 2000. It is a sequel to the earlier game "Xenon 2: Megablast," which was developed by The Bitmap Brothers and released in 1989.In Xenon 2000, players control a spaceship and engage in fast-paced shooting action as they face off against waves of enemy ...