Abandonware DOS title

Top-down perspective sorted by release date

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).
ishido-way-stones-03

Ishido: The Way of the Stones

DOSMac OS19903.8/5 Publishing International
it-came-from-the-desert-06

It Came from the Desert

DOS1990freeware4.1/5 Cinemaware
It Came from the Desert is an abandonware action-adventure game developed by Cinemaware and released in 1990 for PC (DOS) and Amiga. It Came From the Desert is an action-adventure game with a peculiar flavor: it's set in the 50s, in the USA, and it's based on those old monster movies like Them! (also involving killer ants).
wcs_italy90-1

Italy 1990

DOS19903.9/5 Tiertex Design Studios
ironmanoffroad-6

Ivan 'Iron Man' Stewart's Super Off Road

DOS19904.2/5 Leland
Ivan 'Iron Man' Stewart's Super Off Road is an abandoned diagonal-down off-road racing game developed by Leland and released by Virgin Interactive in 1990 for DOS, but also published for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64, ZX Spectrum and a lot of 8-bit and 16-bit consoles. Super Off Road is a classic fixed-screen track-racing similar to S...
lordrings1-2

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I

DOS19904/5 Interplay Productions
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I is an abandoned fantasy top-down DOS RPG game set in the The Lord of the Rings universe. The Lord of the Rings I was developed and released by Interplay Productions in 1990. The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I is based on the popular The Lord Of The Rings book by J.R.R. Tolkien and it's focused on the f...
keysmaramon-2

Keys to Maramon

DOS19903.9/5 Mindcraft Software
khalaan-04

Khalaan

DOS19903.6/5 Chip
kickoff2-8

Kick off 2

DOS19904.1/5 Anco Software
kingsbounty-1

King's Bounty

DOSMac OS19903.9/5 New World Computing
kingdom-of-kroz-2-1

Kingdom of Kroz 2

DOS19903.2/5 Apogee Software
kurtan-1

Kurtan

DOS19903.4/5 TbiliSoft
logo-1

Logo

DOS1990NSFW3.8/5 Starbyte Software
loopz-3

Loopz

DOS19903.8/5 Audiogenic
lost-adventures-kroz-1

Lost Adventures of Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.3/5 Apogee Software
muds-6

M.U.D.S. - Mean Ugly Dirty Sport

DOS19904.1/5 Golden Goblins
mcarthur-war-02

MacArthur's War

DOS19903.9/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
megatraveller1-4

MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy

DOS19903.9/5 Paragon Software
MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy is a science fiction role-playing game (RPG) released in 1990. The Zhodani Conspiracy is the first installment in the MegaTraveller series and was developed by Paragon Software.MegaTraveller 1 takes place in the Traveller universe's Third Imperium, a vast interstellar empire. The plot revolves around a c...
mystical-04

Mystical

DOS1990protected3.5/5 Infogrames
northandsouth-2

North and South

DOS19904.2/5 Infogrames
number-munchers-04

Number Munchers

DOS19903.6/5 MECC
panzer-battles-05

Panzer Battles

DOS19903.1/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
pinball-magic-02

Pinball Magic

DOS19903.7/5 Loriciels
puzznic-2

Puzznic

DOS19904.2/5 Taito
railroadtycoon1-6

Railroad Tycoon

DOSMac OS1990freeware4.1/5 MicroProse Software
renegade-legion-interceptor-01

Renegade Legion Interceptor

DOS1990protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
castlekroz-3

Return to Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.1/5 Apogee Software
rings-of-medusa-01

Rings of Medusa

DOS19904/5 Starbyte Software
Rings of Medusa is a strategy / RPG developed by the German studio Starbyte Software. It was released in 1989 for various platforms including the Commodore 64, Amiga, and MS-DOS. In Rings of Medusa, players assume the role of a hero tasked with defeating the evil sorceress Medusa who has taken control of the city of Olympus. The game world is ...
romancethree2-2

Romance of the Three Kingdoms 2

DOS19903.9/5 KOEI
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II is a turn-based strategy game developed and published by Koei. It was released in 1989 for various platforms, including the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), MS-DOS.In Romance of the Three Kingdoms II, players take on the role of a ruler during this period, and their objective is to unify China under their rule. ...
shangai2-01

Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye

Windows 3.xMac OS19903/5 Activision
sim-earth-3

SimEarth

DOSWindows 3.x19904.2/5 Maxis
SimEarth is a simulation in which you can shape and mold a planet in almost every way you can imagine. In SimEarth our planet is simulated as a whole: life, climate, atmosphere are all aspects of a single Gaia-like Earth. SimEarth can be played in two modes: game and experimental. In game mode, you have to to develop (and preserve) Earth with limit...