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).
sexy-droids-05

Sexy Droids

DOS1992NSFW3.9/5 Eleven Software
ancient-art-of-war-at-sea-06

The Ancient Art of War at Sea

DOS19874.1/5 Evryware
blues-brothers-rpg-02

Blues Brothers RPG

Windows XP/98/952004freeware3.9/5
ZAngband-02

ZAngband

WindowsMac OSDOSLinux1999freeware4.2/5
Zangband is a variant of the popular roguelike game Angband. Zangband, short for Zelazny Angband, was developed by Chris Weisiger and first released in 1994. The game features a fantasy world with diverse races, classes, and monsters. Players explore dungeons, caves, and other environments in a quest to reach the bottom level of the dungeon, d...
knightmare-2

Knightmare

DOS19863.6/5 Konami
battleantietam-1

Battle of Antietam

DOS1985protected3.6/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
lords-midnight-01

Lords of Midnight: The Citadel

DOS19954.3/5 Maelstrom Games
vvictoryjuno-4

V for victory: Gold-Juno-Sword

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Atomic Games
flying-tigers-1-03

Flying Tigers

DOS19944.1/5 Ticsoft
Flying Tigers is an abandoned vertical-scrolling sci-fi themed shoot 'em up game developed and released by Ticsoft in 1994 for MS-DOS only. Flying Tigers is the first chapter of the two parts Flying Tigers video game series.
entomorph-05

Entomorph: Plague Of The Darkfall

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.xMac OS1995protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
champ-ms-pacman-05

CHAMP Ms. Pac-man

DOS1994remake3.9/5 ChamProgramming corp.
battle-isle-2-01

Battle Isle 2200

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Blue Byte Software
railroad-tycoon-deluxe-07

Railroad Tycoon Deluxe

DOS19934.1/5 MicroProse Software
lempereur-02

L'Empereur

DOS19914.2/5 KOEI
fastfooddizzy-2

Fast Food Dizzy

DOS19894/5 Codemasters
18-airborne-03

18th Airborne

DOS19933.9/5
ascii-sector-02

Ascii Sector

WindowsLinuxDOS2007freeware4/5
bobbyfisherteaches-4

Bobby Fisher teaches chess

DOS19944/5 Mission Studios
airborne-ranger-04

Airborne Ranger

DOS19884.2/5 MicroProse Software
knights-legend-01

Knights of Legend

DOS19894.2/5 Origin Systems
star-wars-2-04

Star Wars 2

DOS19894.1/5
action-soccer-04

Action Soccer

DOS19954.3/5 UBI Soft
Rockford_The_Arcade-05

Rockford: The Arcade Game

DOS1987protected4.1/5 Arcadia Systems
xenon-2000-05

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 ...
ragnarok-2

Ragnarok

DOS1993freeware4.1/5 Gray Design Associates
sleuth-1

Sleuth: A Murder Mystery

DOS1983freeware4.2/5 Norland Software
phantasie1-2

Phantasie 1

DOS1987protected3.8/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
aleshar-05

Aleshar World of Ice

DOS19973.8/5
empire2-art-war-05

Empire II: The Art of War

DOSWindows XP/98/9519954.1/5 White Wolf Productions
machiavelli-1

Machiavelli the Prince

DOS1995protected4.1/5 Holistic Design