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The best top-down party-based RPG games

Party-based role-playing games played in a top down perspective were perhaps the first CRPGs to get some attention by fans of pen & paper RPGs. After all, a top down view is the ideal way to convey the feeling of looking at a map, and it's the perfect way to show every member of the party in a turn-based combat. The most fondly remembered top-down CRPGs of the golden age of gaming were perhaps the ones designed by the immortal Richard Garriott: the Ultima series. Let's not forget classics such as The Magic Candle, Dark Sun, Wasteland.
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Keys to Maramon

DOS19903.9/5 Mindcraft Software
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Wasteland

DOS1988protected3.9/5 Interplay Productions
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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...
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Exile II: Crystal Souls

Windows XP/98/95MacWindows 3.x1996freeware3.9/5 Spiderweb Software
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Disciples of Steel

DOS19943.9/5
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Exile III: Ruined World

Windows XP/98/95MacWindows 3.x1997freeware3.9/5 Spiderweb Software
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Phantasie 1

DOS1987protected3.8/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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The Magic Candle 2: The Four and Forty

DOS19913.8/5 Mindcraft Software
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Demon's Winter

DOS1989protected3.8/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Challenge of the Five Realms

DOS1992protected3.7/5 MicroProse Software
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Hard Nova

DOS19903.7/5 Malibu Interactive
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MegaTraveller 2: Quest for the Ancients

DOS19913.6/5 Paragon Software
MegaTraveller 2: Quest for the Ancients is the sequel to MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy. It is a science fiction role-playing game (RPG) released in 1991, developed by Paragon Software. Like its predecessor, MegaTraveller 2 is set in the expansive Traveller universe.In MegaTraveller 2, players continue their journey in the Third Imperium, ...
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Dragonflight

DOS19913.6/5 Thalion
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Dungeons of Kairn

DOS19893.6/5
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Baldur's Gate III: The Black Hound

Windows2003canceled3.4/5 Black Isle Studios
Baldur's Gate III: The Black Hound was an unreleased role-playing video game that was intended to be the sequel to the critically acclaimed Baldur's Gate series. It was initially announced by Black Isle Studios, a division of Interplay Entertainment, back in 2002. The Black Hound was being developed using the Infinity Engine, the same engine used i...