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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).

Most popular top down games

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

Top down games

  • panzerl-general-2-08
    Windows XP/98/951997protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
  • 2400ad-4
    DOS19884/5 Origin Systems
  • martiandreams-9
    DOS19914/5 Origin Systems

    Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams is an abandoned science fiction RPG designed by Jeff George, developed by Origin Systems and released in 1991 for DOS. Martian Dreams uses the Ultima VI engine to depict Mars in a top down perspective.

  • galaxy-4
    DOS19814/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
  • 240racing-1
  • apb-5
    DOS19894/5 Atari
  • battle-isle-93-03
    DOS19934/5 Blue Byte Software
  • bostonbomb-1
    DOS19914/5 Silmarils
  • buckrogersmatrix-05
    DOS1992protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.

    Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed is a CRPG developed by SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. and released in 1992 for DOS only. Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed is the sequel to Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday and it's based on a campaign setting created by TSR in the late 80s. The game uses the Gold Box engine, common to much of the RPGs developed by SSI.

  • burntime-01
    DOS19934/5 Max Design
  • caesars-palace-05
    DOS19894/5 Virgin Interactive
  • capitalism-plus-01
    DOSWindows XP/98/951997protected4/5 Enlight Software
  • carrier-strike-south-pacific-04
    DOS1992protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
  • champ-ms-pacman-05
    DOS1994remake4/5 ChamProgramming corp.
  • clash-of-steel-07
    DOS1993protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
  • keen5-4
    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.

  • dawn-raiders-02
    DOS19904/5 Softstar Entertainment
  • decisive-civil-war-1-03
    DOS19884/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
  • empire-deluxe-07
    DOSWindows 3.x19934/5 White Wolf Productions
  • feud-03
    DOS19884/5 Binary Design
  • fooblitzsky-02
    DOS19864/5 Infocom
  • gapper-03
  • hillstreetblues-2
    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.

  • indenture-02
  • kingsbounty-1
    DOSMac19904/5 New World Computing
  • lawnmover-1
  • mechwar-2
  • monday-night-football-04
    DOS19894/5 Park Place Productions
  • monopoly-04
  • motor-city-1
    DOS19944/5 Max Design