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).
fountain-of-dreams-01

Fountain of Dreams

DOS19904.1/5 Electronic Arts
demons-winter-2

Demon's Winter

DOS1989protected3.7/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
swap-microids-01

Swap

DOS19923.5/5 Microids
battleausterlitz-2

Austerlitz 1805

DOS19893.9/5 Cornerstone Software
gengis-khan-1-03

Gengis Khan

DOS19893.7/5 KOEI
martiandreams-9

Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams

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.
subtrade-1

Subtrade: Return to Irata

DOS19933.9/5 Century Interactive
Subtrade: Return to Irata is an abandoned science fiction business simulation game developed by Century Interactive and published by Boeder Software in 1993 for Amiga and later ported to DOS. Subtrade is an updated multiplayer clone of the classic M.U.L.E., set underwater on an oceanic world.
unnecessary-roughness-01

Unnecessary Roughness

DOS19933.4/5 Accolade
machiavelli-1

Machiavelli the Prince

DOS1995protected4.1/5 Holistic Design
7colors-1

7 colors

DOS19913.5/5 Gamos
mystical-04

Mystical

DOS1990protected3.5/5 Infogrames
lord-of-destruction-01

Lord of Destruction

DOS19942.6/5 Rebelsoft
kickoff2-8

Kick off 2

DOS19904.1/5 Anco Software
shamus-1

Shamus

DOS19843.7/5 Synapse Software
caves-of-thor-05

Caves of Thor

DOS19893.4/5 Apogee Software
rampart-3

Rampart

DOS19924/5 Atari
Rampart is an abandoned mix of strategy and shooter game designed by Dave Ralston and John Salwitz, developed by Atari and released by Electronic Arts in 1992 for DOS. Rampart was converted from the original arcade version to a number of platforms, including Amiga, Atari ST, C64, Game Boy, Genesis, Lynx, NES, SEGA Master System, SNES. Rampart is a ...
decision_desert-05

Decision in the Desert

DOS19853.8/5 MicroProse Software
free-enterprise-07

Free Enterprise

Windows XP/98/9519964.2/5 Tsunami Media
Dehumanizing offices? Check. Depressing environment? Check. No windows in the whole place? Check. Good, I'm ready to exploit my workers and become great entrepreneur. All of this thanks to Free Enterprise, a simulation for Windows by Tsunami Media, published in 1996.
buckrogersmatrix-05

Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed

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.
when2worldswar-2

When Two Worlds War

DOS19933.6/5 Impressions Games
blitz-01

Blitz Draughts

DOS19923.7/5 PC Solutions
joyous-rebel-01

Joyous Rebel

DOS1996freeware4.1/5
astro-dodge-1

Astro Dodge

DOS19823.6/5 Digital Marketing Corporation
nanotank-3x-03

Nanotank

Windows 3.x19933.7/5
trog-04

Trog

DOS19904.3/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
packman-1

Pack-Man

DOS1983remake3.4/5 Magicom Multimedia
fort-apache-02

Fort Apache

DOS19923.7/5 Impressions Games
visual-star-trek-01

Visual Star Trek

DOS19903.7/5
hack-5

Hack

DOS1984freeware3.8/5