Abandonware DOS title

The best 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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007: License to Kill

DOS19894/5 Quixel
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Action in the North Atlantic

DOS19894/5 General Quarters Software
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Advanced Civilization

DOS19954/5 Avalon Hill
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APB

DOS19894/5 Atari
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Army Men 2

Windows XP/98/951998protected4/5 The 3DO Company
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Bass Tour

DOS19924/5
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Bobby Fisher teaches chess

DOS19944/5 Mission Studios
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Bravo Romeo Delta

DOS19934/5
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Command HQ

DOS19904/5 Ozark Softscape
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Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes

DOS1990protected4/5 id software
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Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine

DOS1991protected4/5 id software
Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine is a science fiction action oriented platform game designed by Tom Hall, developed by id Software and released by Apogee Software in 1991 for DOS only. Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine is part of the Commander Keen game series, specifically it's the second episode of Commander Keen in Goodbye, Galaxy.
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Dark Legions

DOS1994protected4/5 Silicon Knights
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Dawn Raider

DOS19904/5 Softstar Entertainment
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Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 1

DOS19884/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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Felony!

DOS19844/5 BrainBank
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Feud

DOS19884/5 Binary Design
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Fooblitzsky

DOS19864/5 Infocom
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Gapper

DOS19864/5
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Gemfire

DOS19924/5 KOEI
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Global Conquest

DOS19924/5 Ozark Softscape
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Grand Monster Slam

DOS19894/5 Golden Goblins
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Hill Street Blues

DOS19914/5 Krisalis
Hill Street Blues is an old DOS "driving" game developed by Krisalis in 1991. The gameplay it's similar to a Grand Theft Auto clone (we're talking about GTA 1 or 2) in which you are the police and you have to apprehend criminals. Hill Street Blues is a rare example of game based on a TV series.
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Incursion

WindowsLinuxMac2007freeware4/5
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Joan of Arc

DOS19894/5 Chip
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Legend of the Sword

DOS19884/5 Silicon Software
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Minesweeper

Windows 3.x19924/5 Microsoft
Microsoft Minesweeper is an iconic puzzle game that has been included with Microsoft Windows operating systems since Windows 3.1. The game's objective is to clear a rectangular board containing hidden mines without detonating any of them. The player clicks on a square to reveal what's underneath, and numbers are displayed to indicate how many mines...
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Motor City

DOS19944/5 Max Design
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Navy Seal

DOS19894/5 Cosmi Corporation
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Pango

DOS1983remake4/5