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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).

Most popular top down games

Dune 2000
strategyWindows XP/98/95
Civilization 2
strategyWindows XP/98/95
CD-Man v2.0

Top down games

  • wtgolf-2
    DOS19853.7/5 Electronic Arts
  • ajax-1
    DOS19893.4/5 Konami
  • fantasy-empires-07
    DOS1993protected4/5 Silicon Knights
  • blue-angel-69-02
  • bombuzal-4
    DOS19893.5/5 Image Works
  • nobunaga-ambition-6-03
    DOS19943.7/5 KOEI
  • battletechcrescent-8
    DOS19904.1/5 Westwood Studios
  • ballistix-05
    DOS19893.8/5 Reflections Interactive
  • sarakon-02
    DOS19913.8/5 Starbyte Software
  • dungeon-crawl-dos-03
    Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1997freeware4/5

    Dungeon Crawl (also known as Linley's Dungeon Crawl from the name of the original programmer: Linley Henzell) is a classic roguelike: an RPG with permadeath, procedural generation and high replayability. Dungeon Crawl was released on 1997 but it's not maintained anymore. The spiritual successr of Crawl is DCCS (Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup).

  • settlers-of-catan-02
  • free-enterprise-07
    Windows XP/98/9519964.2/5 Tsunami Media

    Dehumanizing offices? Check. Depressing environment? Check. No windows in the whole place? Check. Good, I'm ready to exploit my workers and become great entrepreneur. All of this thanks to Free Enterprise, a simulation for Windows by Tsunami Media, published in 1996.

  • sensible-world-of-soccer-01
    DOS1996protected4/5 Sensible Software
  • football-glory-04
    DOS1995freeware3.6/5 Croteam
  • nightmissionpinball-1
    DOS19823.6/5 subLOGIC
  • buckcountdown-04
    DOS1990protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
  • lawnmover-1
  • simfarm-1
    DOS19934.1/5 Maxis
  • warmiddleearth-1
    DOS19884/5 Synergistic Software
  • spacerogue-2
    DOS19894/5 Origin Systems

    Space Rogue is a science fiction RPG developed by Richard Garriott's Origin and desined by Paul Neurath. Space Rogue combines a 3D space simulation with a top down view RPG gameplay. As a space pilot you can hunt bounties, buy and sell goods, land on starbases or outposts and talk to NPCs, do quests, etc.

  • command-hq-04
    DOS19904/5 Ozark Softscape
  • super-pacman-01
    DOS19823.6/5 Namco
  • bostonbomb-1
    DOS19914/5 Silmarils
  • champ-ms-pacman-05
    DOS1994remake4/5 ChamProgramming corp.
  • minesweeper-04
    Windows 3.x19924.1/5 Microsoft
  • battlemaster-06
    DOS19913.7/5 Personal Software Services

    Battle Master is a fantasy themed abandoned action-strategy game hybrid (with real-time tactics elements) developed by Personal Software Services. Battle Master was released by Mirrorsoft in 1991 for DOS, Amiga and Atari ST and Genesis.

  • blood-and-magic-04
    DOS19963.9/5 Tachyon Studios
  • defendercrown-16
    DOS1991protected3.9/5 Cinemaware

    Defender of the crown is a strategy game set in the middle ages, in England. You control a Saxon and must fight Normans to control the country. The player can conquest territories, lay siege to castles, join tournaments, rescue damsels.

  • chess88-1
  • bass-tour-01