Abandonware DOS title

False 3D viewpoint games sorted by release date

Before the first real 3D techniques started to become popular in RPGs, some developers used to "mimic" a 3D perspective without 3D technology. The RPG that popularized that kind of "false 3D" was Dungeon Master. Fake 3D environments were also widely used in SSI Goldbox RPGs and a few others.
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Xenomorph

DOS19904.1/5 Pandora
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Ancients 1: Deathwatch

DOS19913.8/5 Farr-Ware Software
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Death Knights of Krynn

DOS1991protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Elvira 2: The Jaws of Cerberus

DOS19913.9/5 Horror Soft
Elvira 2: The Jaws of Cerberus is an abandoned horror adventure/RPG hybrid game with elements of dark fantasy, developed by Horror Soft and published by Accolade for DOS in 1991. Elvira 2: The Jaws of Cerberus is also part of the Elvira series of games, each of one based on the popular movie/TV personality Elvira.
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Eye of the Beholder

DOS1991protected4.3/5 Westwood Studios
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Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon

DOS1991protecteddemo4.3/5 Westwood Studios
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon is a first-person party-based role-playing game (RPG) developed by Westwood Associates and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI). It was released in 1991 as a sequel to the successful "Eye of the Beholder" game.Set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, specifically the Forgotten Realms ...
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Eye of the beholder 3: Assault on Myth Drannor

DOS1991protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Gateway to the Savage Frontier

DOS1991protected4.1/5 Stormfront Studios
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Might and Magic 3: Isles of Terra

DOS1991protected4/5 New World Computing
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Moraff's World

DOS19913.5/5 Moraffware
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Neverwinter Nights

DOS1991protected4/5 Beyond Software
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Obitus

DOS19913.5/5 Scenerio Software
Obitus is a role-playing video game developed by Psygnosis and released in 1991 for various platforms including the Amiga, Atari ST, and DOS. It combines elements of role-playing games (RPGs) and action-adventure games and is set in a fantasy world.In the game, players control the protagonist who finds themselves transported to the realm of Obitus ...
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Pools of Darkness

DOSMac OS1991protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Pools of Darkness is a computer role-playing game (CRPG) developed and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI). It is the fourth entry in the "Gold Box" series of Dungeons & Dragons games, which are based on the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) ruleset. The game was released in 1991 for MS-DOS and later ported to other platform...
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Spirit of Adventure

DOS19914/5 Attic Entertainment Software
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Amberstar

DOS19924/5 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...
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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.
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Captive

DOS19923.9/5 Mindscape
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Dark Queen of Krynn

DOS1992protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Dungeon Master

DOS19924.1/5 FTL
Dungeon Master is a classic computer role-playing game (CRPG) developed by FTL Games and released in 1987. It's considered one of the pioneering titles in the dungeon crawler genre. In Dungeon Master, players navigate through a dungeon environment in a first-person perspective, controlling a party of up to four adventurers. The goal is to explore t...
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Ishar: Legend of the Fortress

DOS1992protected3.8/5 Silmarils
Ishar: Legend of the Fortress is a first-person grid-based RPG developed by Silmarils and released in 1992 for DOS, Amiga and Atari ST. Ishar: Legend of the Fortress is the second game, part of the Ishar game series (the first being Crystals of Arborea). Ishar is a classic RPG like Wizardry or Might & Magic and it plays the same way, but the en...
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Might and Magic 4: Clouds of Xeen

DOS1992protecteddemo3.8/5 New World Computing
Might and Magic IV: Clouds of Xeen is a role-playing video game developed and published by New World Computing in 1992. It's part of the long-running Might and Magic series. In Clouds of Xeen, players explore the world of Xeen, which is composed of four elemental realms: air, earth, fire, and water. The game features a first-person perspective and ...
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Realms of Arkania 1: Blade of destiny

DOS1992protected4/5 Attic Entertainment Software
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Treasures of the Savage Frontier

DOS1992protected4.1/5 Stormfront Studios
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WaxWorks

DOSMac OS1992protecteddemo4.2/5 Horror Soft
Waxworks was a horror-themed first-person role-playing game developed by Horror Soft, a subsidiary of Adventure Soft, published in 1992. The game is set in a wax museum where players must travel through different historical periods, each represented by a wax exhibit. Each exhibit serves as a portal to a different time and place, featuring vari...
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Wizardry 7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant

Windows XP/98/95LinuxDOS1992protected4.2/5 Sir-tech Software
Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant is a first-person perspective party-based RPG developed and released by Sir-tech Software in 1992 for Windows, Linux and DOS. Wizardry 7 is the seventh chapter in the Wizardry series and it's part of the Dark Savant trilogy, set in a world where sci-fi themes (space travel, androids) are mixed with fantasy...
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Fates of Twinion

DOS19933.6/5 Sierra On-Line
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Hired Guns

DOS19934.1/5 DMA Design
Hired Guns is an abandoned game developed by DMA Design and published by Psygnosis in 1993 for DOS and Amiga platforms. Hired Guns is a sci-fi RPG in which you control four mercenaries in four individual simultaneous first person sub-screens tasked with destroying all the bad guys from a single planet.
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Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

DOSMac OS1993protected4/5 Westwood Studios
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos is a classic role-playing video game released by Westwood Studios in 1993. It is the first installment in the Lands of Lore series and is known for its immersive gameplay, storyline, and impressive graphics for its time. Lands of Lore is an first-person party-based role-playing game (RPG) that combines elemen...
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Might and Magic 5: Darkside of Xeen

DOS1993protected4/5 New World Computing
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Moraff's Dungeon of the Unforgiven

DOS19933.9/5 Moraffware