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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).
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The Chaos Engine

DOS1994protected4.2/5 Bitmap Brothers
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ZZT

DOS1991freeware4.2/5 Epic MegaGames
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Puzznic

DOS19904.2/5 Taito
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Locomotion

DOS19924.2/5 Prestige Softwareentwicklung
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Mega lo Mania

DOS19924.2/5 Sensible Software
Mega lo Mania, also known as Mega-Lo-Mania: The Battle for Elysium in some regions, is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game developed by Sensible Software and published by Image Works. It was originally released in 1991 for various platforms, including the Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, and later on other systems like the Sega Genesis (Mega Drive). The ...
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Civilization 2

Windows XP/98/9519964.2/5 MicroProse Software
Civilization II is a turn-based strategy game developed by MicroProse and released in 1996. It's the second installment in the "Civilization" series, created by Sid Meier. The game builds upon the concept of its predecessor, Civilization, and expands on its gameplay mechanics, graphics, and depth.In Civilization II, players take on the role of a le...
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Allan Border's Cricket

DOS19934.2/5 Audiogenic
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Dogs of War

Windows XP/98/951996demo4.2/5 Software Engineering
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Extreme Pinball

DOS19954.2/5 Epic MegaGames
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People's General

Windows XP/98/951998protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Virtual Pool

DOS19954.2/5 Celeris
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Conan: the Cimmerian

DOS19914.2/5 Synergistic Software
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Alien Syndrome

DOS19894.2/5 Sega
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Pinball Fantasies

DOS19944.2/5 Digital Illusions
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Sleuth: A Murder Mystery

DOS1983freeware4.2/5 Norland Software
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Cave Wars

DOS19964.2/5
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Dominium

DOS19924.2/5 Microids
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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...
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Ultima 6: The False Prophet

DOS1990protected4.2/5 Origin Systems
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X-Men 2: The Fall of the Mutants

DOS19914.2/5 Paragon Software
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Alien Breed: Tower Assault

DOS1994protected4.2/5 Team 17
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NHL 96

DOS19954.2/5 Electronic Arts
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Dune 2000

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Westwood Studios
Dune 2000 is an abandoned science fiction classic real-time strategy game based on the popular Dune franchise. The Dune "universe" took form in the books of science fiction writer Frank Herbert and went on to include movies, TV series, comics, and of course video games. Dune 2000 is one of the finest RTS of its era; it was developed by We...
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Star Control 2

DOS1992protected4.2/5 Toys for Bob
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Air Traffic Controller

DOS19854.2/5 Cascoly Software
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Castle Adventure

DOS1984freeware4.2/5
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Clue Master Detective

DOS19894.2/5 Dalali Software
Clue Master Detective is an abandoned strategy game developed by Dalali Software and released by Leisure Genius in 1989 for DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, C64. Clue Master Detective is based on the well known board game Clue (also known as Cluedo). Clue can be played in single player, but the best gaming experience come from the multi-player mode.
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Conflict: Korea

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Gulf Strike

DOS19864.2/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
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Knights of Legend

DOS19894.2/5 Origin Systems