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The most popular 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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The Magic Candle 2: The Four and Forty

DOS19913.8/5 Mindcraft Software
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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: Escape from the Pit

Windows XP/98/95MacWindows 3.x1995freeware3.9/5 Spiderweb Software
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Disciples of Steel

DOS19943.9/5
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Dark Sun 2: Wake of the Ravager

DOS1994protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Fountain of Dreams

DOS19904.1/5 Electronic Arts
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Space 1889

DOS19903.9/5 Paragon Software
Space 1889 is an abandoned top down RPG developed by Paragon Software and released in 1990 for DOS, Atari ST and Amiga. Space 1889 setting is classic science fiction, but is set in the Victorian. It's worth noting that Space 1889 is loosely based on the tabletop game of the same name.
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Phantasie 1

DOS1987protected3.8/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Demon's Winter

DOS1989protected3.8/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Exile II: Crystal Souls

Windows XP/98/95MacWindows 3.x1996freeware3.9/5 Spiderweb Software
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Exile III: Ruined World

Windows XP/98/95MacWindows 3.x1997freeware3.9/5 Spiderweb Software
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Tunnels & Trolls: Crusaders of Khazan

DOS19904.1/5 New World Computing
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Dungeons of Kairn

DOS19893.6/5
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Dragonflight

DOS19913.6/5 Thalion