Abandonware DOS title

Top-down perspective

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).

Most popular top down games

Dune 2000
strategyWindows XP/98/95
  • tower-assault-03
    DOS1994protected4.2/5 Team 17
  • alien-syndrome-07
    DOS19894.2/5 Sega
  • allan-border-cricket-01
    DOS19934/5 Audiogenic
  • alphaman-02
  • amazingmaze-2
  • amberstar-08
    DOS19923.9/5 Thalion

    Amberstar is a fantasy old school RPG very similar to Ultima 6 that uses a top-down view for interiors and small locations and a first person pseudo 3D view for everything else. Unfortunately, the sequel (called Ambermoon) was available for Amiga only and no version existed for DOS or Windows. Amberstar was developed and published by Thalion for DO...

  • ambush-at-sorinor-02
    DOS19933.7/5 Mindcraft Software
  • adom1.1-05
    Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1996freeware4/5
  • angband-03
    Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1992freeware4/5
  • annalsofrome-1
    DOS19883.8/5 Personal Software Services
  • antattack-1
    DOS1994freeware3.7/5 Dataware
  • ante-up-02
  • antix-05
  • apb-5
    DOS19894/5 Atari
  • archon-3
    DOS19844.2/5 Free Fall Associates

    Archon: The Light and the Dark is an abandoned DOS fantasy blend of strategy and action game, developed by Free Fall Associates and published for DOS by Electronic Arts in 1984. Archon and its sequels are a unique mix of chess-like turn-based strategy and arcade action games. Take chess and add the fact that every time two pieces land on the same s...

  • army-men-1-01
    Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 The 3DO Company
  • army-men-2-01
    Windows XP/98/951998protected3.9/5 The 3DO Company
  • arnhem-01
    DOS19882.8/5 Cases Computer Simulations
  • arrakis-05
  • ascii-sector-02
  • aspargpmaster-1
    DOS19893.8/5 Dinamic Multimedia
  • astro-dodge-1
    DOS19823.6/5 Digital Marketing Corporation
  • astrofire-3
    DOS1994freewareremake3.9/5 ORT Software
  • atomic-bomberman-03
    Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 Interplay Productions
  • atomino-1
    DOS19913.9/5 Play Byte
  • atomix-1
    DOS19904.1/5 Softtouch
  • battleausterlitz-2
    DOS19893.9/5 Cornerstone Software
  • autobots-1
  • auto-duel-05
    DOS19853.8/5 Origin Systems

    Autoduel is an abandoned top-down open world post apocalyptic RPG/driving game hybrid designed by Chuck Bueche and Richard Garriott of Ultima fame. Autoduel was developed by Origin Systems and was released in 1985 for DOS, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, C64, Apple II, Macintosh, Amiga. Autoduel is based on a board game designed by Steve Jackson himself.

  • avalon-1
    DOS1998freeware3.9/5 MiG Outpost