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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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Civilization

DOSWindows 3.xMac19914.2/5 MicroProse Software
Civilization is the critically acclaimed strategy game designed by Sid Meier and Bruce Campbell Shelley that became a staple in 4X turn-based strategy. Civilization was developed by MicroProse Software and released in 1991 for DOS, Windows 3.x, Amiga, Atari ST, Mac, etc. Civilization was followed by sequels, the last one being published recently. T...
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Allan Border's Cricket

DOS19934.2/5 Audiogenic
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Antix

DOS1985remake4.2/5
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Ms Pac PC

DOS1995remake4.2/5 Magicom Multimedia
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Virtual Pool

DOS19954.2/5 Celeris
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Psycho Pinball

DOS19954.2/5 Codemasters
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Heroes of Might and Magic II

DOSWindows XP/98/951996protected4.2/5 New World Computing
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Bravo Romeo Delta

DOS19934.2/5
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Star Control 2

DOS1992protected4.2/5 Toys for Bob
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Puzznic

DOS19904.2/5 Taito
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Alien Breed: Tower Assault

DOS1994protected4.2/5 Team 17
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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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Castle Adventure

DOS1984freeware4.2/5
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Steel Panthers

DOS19954.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Steel Panthers is the first game in the Steel Panthers series. It was released in 1995 by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI). This initial release laid the foundation for the series and introduced players to the turn-based tactical wargame experience that would be further developed in subsequent titles. The game focused on armored warfare and featur...
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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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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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Dogs of War

Windows XP/98/951996demo4.2/5 Software Engineering
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Locomotion

DOS19924.2/5 Prestige Softwareentwicklung
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Uncharted Waters 2: New Horizons

DOS19954.2/5 KOEI
Uncharted Waters 2: New Horizons is an abandoned simulation game, sequel of Uncharted Waters, developed and released by KOEI in 1995. The Uncharted Waters series is set in the Age of Discovery and gives the player the freedom to set sail with their ship and go wherever you want exploring, fighting, trading, privateering, etc.
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Air Traffic Controller

DOS19854.2/5 Cascoly Software
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Conflict: Korea

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Gary Grigsby's Pacific War

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Lords of Midnight: The Citadel

DOS19954.2/5 Maelstrom Games
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Rotox

DOS19914.2/5 Creative Materials
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Seek and Destroy

DOS19964.2/5 Safari Software
Seek and Destroy was a shoot'em up published by the well known Epic Megagames in 1996 that tried to change the usual shoot'em up gameplay for the better. Instead of wave after wave of enemies to shoot down, you are given short missions to accomplish with your helicopter or your tank (yes, you can choose). At first, missions could seem a bit repetit...
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Speedball

DOS19884.2/5 Bitmap Brothers
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Super Stardust

DOS19964.2/5 Housemarque
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Total Annihilation

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.2/5 Cavedog Entertainment
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Rogue

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac19844.2/5 Artificial Intelligence Design
Rogue is one of the first RPGs in the history of video gaming. It's a text-based dungeon crawler in which you have to fight your way in the dungeon to recover the Amulet of Yendor. Rogue became popular around 1980 on mainframes and later ported to various platforms, including DOS in 1984. Rogue is simply the father of all the roguelike games that c...
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MicroProse Soccer

DOS1988protected4.2/5 Sensible Software
MicroProse Soccer is an abandoned action-oriented soccer game, developed by Sensible Software and released by MicroProse Software in 1988. The appeal of MicroProse Soccer was its simplicity and the smooth controls. In the United States it was known as Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer.