Abandonware DOS title

Top-down perspective

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

Top down games

  • fountain-of-dreams-01
    DOS19904.3/5 Electronic Arts
  • 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.

  • frogger-2
    DOS19834.2/5 Konami
  • froggerjr-2
  • full-metal-planete-05
    DOSMac19903.6/5 Hitech Productions
  • galpanix-07
    Windows XP/98/952000freeware4.1/5

    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.

  • galaxy-4
    DOS19814/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
  • gapper-03
  • grisby-pacific-war-03
    DOS1992protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
  • gary-grisby-war-in-russia-08
    DOS1993protected3.8/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
  • gauntlet-1-02
    DOS19864.1/5 Mindscape
  • gauntlet2-1
    DOS19894.1/5 Atari
  • gazza2-02
    DOS19913.5/5 Empire Interactive
  • gemfire-03
    DOS19923.9/5 KOEI
  • gengis-khan-1-03
    DOS19893.4/5 KOEI
  • gengis-khan-2-02
  • global-conquest-04
    DOS19923.8/5 Ozark Softscape
  • global-domination-02
    DOS19933/5 Impressions Games
  • global-effect-05
    DOS19924.1/5 Millennium Interactive
  • gnome-alone-02
  • goal-07
    DOS19933.9/5 Dini & Dini Productions
  • godofthunder-2
    DOSWindows XP/98/951993freeware4/5 Adept Software

    God of Thunder is a free computer role-playing game designed by Ron Davis, developed by Adept Software and released by Software Creations in 1993 for DOS and Windows platforms. God of Thunder is an action oriented RPG (sort of...) with strong puzzle elements with a norse mythology theme.

  • gold-of-the-americas-03
    DOS19893.7/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
  • reel-fish-04
    DOS19893.4/5 Interstel Corporation
  • grandmonsterslam-2
    DOS19893.9/5 Golden Goblins
  • gta1-6
    DOSWindows XP/98/9519974.1/5 DMA Design

    In Grand Theft Auto the player takes the role of a criminal who can freely roam around the city (Liberty City) completing tasks for the local mobs: stealing cars, killing pedestrians, all of it while avoiding the police and the army. The freedom of gameplay and the "I'm the bad guy" appeal of the game made the Grand Theft Auto series very popular.

  • gta2-06
    Windows XP/98/9519994.2/5 DMA Design

    Grand Theft Auto 2 is the second chapter in the successful Grand Theft Auto series. GTA 2 is an abandoned top-down action-adventure / driving hybrid game developed by DMA Design and released by Rockstar Games in 1999 for Windows. In GTA 2 you are a wannabe criminal roaming the streets of a fictional city, stealing and driving vehicles while escapin...

  • gremlins-1-01
    DOS19842.8/5 Atari
  • ground-control-09
    Windows XP/98/952000protected4.2/5 Massive Entertainment

    Ground Control is a strategy game developed by Massive Entertainment and released by Sierra On-Line in 2000. More precisely Ground Control is a real time tactical game with a sci-fi setting.

  • guerrilla-war-01
    DOS19873.5/5 SNK Corporation