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).
berlin1948-4

Berlin 1948

DOS19893.7/5 Time Warp Software
merchantprince-1

Merchant Prince

DOS19934.1/5 Holistic Design
gremlins-1-01

Gremlins

DOS19842.8/5 Atari
sleuth-1

Sleuth: A Murder Mystery

DOS1983freeware4.2/5 Norland Software
moo3-07

Master of Orion 3

Windows XP/98/95Mac2003protected4.2/5 Quicksilver Software
tomenet-04

TomeNET

Windows XP/98/95Linux2003freeware4.4/5
wizcrown-6

Wizard's Crown

DOS1987protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
castle-adventure-04

Castle Adventure

DOS1984freeware4.2/5
keysmaramon-2

Keys to Maramon

DOS19903.9/5 Mindcraft Software
advanced-civilization-02

Advanced Civilization

DOS19954/5 Avalon Hill
empire-deluxe-07

Empire Deluxe

DOSWindows 3.x19934/5 White Wolf Productions
lords-midnight-01

Lords of Midnight: The Citadel

DOS19954.3/5 Maelstrom Games
hexxagon-1

Hexxagon

DOS19934.1/5 Argo Games
nobunaga-ambition-2-03

Nobunaga's Ambition 2

DOS19893.9/5 KOEI
starcontrol3_003

Star Control 3

DOS1996protected4/5 Legend Entertainment
minesweeper-04

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...
perfectgeneral-1

The Perfect General

DOS19914.1/5 White Wolf Productions
The Perfect General is a turn-based strategy military game developed by White Wolf Productions and released in 1991 by Quantun Quality Production. The Perfect General gameplay is quite simple compared to other wargames, but it's based on a solid set of rules and let the players progress at their own pace through missions and scenarios. The Perfect ...
axis-allies-iron-blitz-07

Axis and Allies: Iron Blitz

Windows XP/98/9519994.2/5 Wargaming West
mechwar-2

Mech War

DOS19924.1/5
battleantietam-1

Battle of Antietam

DOS1985protected3.6/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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 ...
legend-of-the-sword-03

Legend of the Sword

DOS19884/5 Silicon Software
entomorph-05

Entomorph: Plague Of The Darkfall

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.xMac1995protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
simfarm-1

SimFarm

DOS19934.1/5 Maxis
soviet-04

Soviet

DOS19904.1/5 Opera Soft
a-line-in-the-sand-03

A Line in the Sand

DOS1992protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
zzt-2

ZZT

DOS1991freeware4.2/5 Epic MegaGames
prophecy-shadow-02

Prophecy of the Shadow

DOS1992protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
pyramidsegypt-4

Pyramids of Egypt

DOS19894/5 Ideas From the Deep
tigersinsnow-4

The Battle of the Bulge: Tigers in the Snow

DOS1982protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group