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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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Mines of Titan

DOS19893.6/5 Westwood Studios
Mines of Titan (also known as Mars Saga for other platforms) is an abandoned single-player RPG with a sci-fi setting (you're going to Mars!). Mines of Titan was developed by Westwood Studios and released by Infocom in 1989 for DOS, Apple II and Commodore 64.
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Khalaan

DOS19903.6/5 Chip
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Frogger

DOS19834.1/5 Konami
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Hexxagon 2

DOS19934/5 Argo Games
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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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Mission: Mainframe

DOS19873.9/5
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Axis and Allies

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Wargaming West
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Motor City

DOS19944/5 Max Design
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Ultima 3: Exodus

DOS19854.2/5 Origin Systems
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Railroad Tycoon Deluxe

DOS19934.1/5 MicroProse Software
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Star Trek: Birth of the Federation

Windows XP/98/9519994/5 MicroProse Software
Star Trek: Birth of the Federation is a turn-based strategy video game set in the Star Trek universe. The game was developed by MicroProse Software and published by Infogrames for Windows in 1999. Players take on the role of one of five major Star Trek races: the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, the Romulan Star Empire, the Ca...
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Akalabeth: World of Doom

DOS1981freeware3.7/5 California Pacific Computer
Akalabeth is a RPG game allegedly developed in just one summer by the Ultima franchise creator Richard Garriott. It's a dungeon crawler with wire-frame black and white graphics. Akalabeth is played in both first person 3d and top down view points.
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240 Racing

DOS19984/5
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Centurion: Defender of Rome

DOS19904.1/5 Bits of magic
Centurion: Defender of Rome is a turn-based strategy game set in ancient Rome times. As a centurion of the Roman Empire, you will fight against the enemies of Rome in real time battles in every corner of Italy and Europe, you'll be a gladiator, race chariots, fight naval battles and more.
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The Magic Candle

DOS19894/5 Mindcraft Software
The Magic Candle: Volume 1 is the first chapter of a series of fantasy old school RPGs. The Magic Candle was developed and released by Mindcraft Software in 1989 for DOS but was also published for Apple II and Commodore 64. The whole Magic Candle series is very similar to some of the early Ultima games in every aspect: turn-based combat, top-down v...
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Dungeon of Shalan

DOS19883.5/5
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Color Lines

DOS19923.8/5 Gamos
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Gold of the Americas: The Conquest of the New World

DOS19893.8/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy

DOS19903.9/5 Paragon Software
MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy is a science fiction role-playing game (RPG) released in 1990. The Zhodani Conspiracy is the first installment in the MegaTraveller series and was developed by Paragon Software.MegaTraveller 1 takes place in the Traveller universe's Third Imperium, a vast interstellar empire. The plot revolves around a c...
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Soko-Ban

DOS19844.1/5 ASCII Corporation
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Pac-girl

DOS19823.6/5 Magicom Multimedia
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Keys to Maramon

DOS19903.9/5 Mindcraft Software
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Loopz

DOS19903.8/5 Audiogenic
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Iron Cross

DOS19943.5/5 New World Computing
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Sky Shark

DOS19893.5/5 Toaplan
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Mirror Magic

Windows XP/98/95Linux1995freeware3.6/5
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Scrabble

DOS19923.4/5 U.S. Gold
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Mega lo Mania

DOS19924.2/5 Sensible Software
Mega lo Mania, also known as Mega-Lo-Mania: The Battle for Elysium in some regions, is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game developed by Sensible Software and published by Image Works. It was originally released in 1991 for various platforms, including the Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, and later on other systems like the Sega Genesis (Mega Drive). The ...
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The Final Crusade of Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.7/5 Apogee Software
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Day of the Pharaoh

DOS19893/5 Chip