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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).
virtual-pool-02

Virtual Pool

DOS19954.2/5 Celeris
heavy-barrel-02

Heavy Barrel

DOS19894/5 Data East
taking-of-beverly-hills-02

The Taking of Beverly Hills

DOS19914/5 Off The Wall Productions
dragonfly-1

Dragonfly

DOS19863.2/5
ascii-sector-02

Ascii Sector

WindowsLinuxDOS2007freeware3.8/5
bravo-romeo-delta-01

Bravo Romeo Delta

DOS19934.2/5
froggerjr-2

Frogger Jr.

DOS19843.6/5
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Prophecy: the Fall of Trinadon

DOS19893.4/5 Activision
savageempire-6

Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire

DOS1990freeware4/5 Origin Systems
After the success of Ultima 6: The False Prophet, Origin decided to "create worlds" not part of the popular Ultima series (strictly speaking) using the same engine of Ultima 6. They came up with two games: The Savage Empire and Martian Dreams. The Savage Empire is set in a stone age-like world and features prehistoric tribes, dinosaurs, insectoid a...
cave-wars-01

Cave Wars

DOS19964.2/5
spyhunter-1

Spy Hunter

DOS19843.7/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
trafficdepartment-4

Traffic department 2192

DOS1994freeware3.7/5 P Squared
xenopods-02

Xenopods

DOS19913.3/5 Softdisk Publishing
daemonsgate-05

Daemonsgate

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac1993protected3.8/5 Imagitec Design
hillstreetblues-2

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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Soviet

DOS19904.1/5 Opera Soft
psychopinball-1

Psycho Pinball

DOS19954.2/5 Codemasters
overkill-04

OverKill

DOS1992freeware3.9/5 Tech-Noir
action-north-atlantic-02

Action in the North Atlantic

DOS19894/5 General Quarters Software
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NHL Hockey

DOS19934.1/5 Electronic Arts
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Pyramids of Egypt

DOS19894/5 Ideas From the Deep
slashem-vampire-03

Slash'Em

Windows XP/98/95Linux1997freeware4.1/5
advanced-civilization-02

Advanced Civilization

DOS19954/5 Avalon Hill
godofthunder-2

God of Thunder

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.
mahjongg-nels-01

Mah Jongg Solitaire

DOS19874.1/5 Arcanum Computing
panzerl-general-2-08

Panzer General 2

Windows XP/98/951997protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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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...
ambush-at-sorinor-02

Ambush at Sorinor

DOS19933.7/5 Mindcraft Software
xquest-03

XQuest

DOS1994remake3.5/5