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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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The Magic Candle 3

DOS19923.9/5 Mindcraft Software
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V for victory: Velikiye Luki

DOS1992protected3.9/5 Atomic Games
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Ancient Domains of Mystery (ADOM) v1.1

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1996freeware3.9/5
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Boston Bomb Club

DOS19913.9/5 Silmarils
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Bandit Kings of Ancient China

DOS19893.9/5 KOEI
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Sito Pons 500cc Grand Prix

DOS19903.9/5 Zigurat Software
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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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Into the Eagle's Nest

DOS19873.9/5 Pandora
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Unnatural Selection

DOS19933.9/5 Maxis
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Oxyd

DOS19923.9/5 Dongleware
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The Aethra Chronicles

DOS19943.9/5
The Aethra Chronicles is not a well know fantasy RPG, but it deserves some praise. It was developed by only one person (Micheal Lawrence) and, as the title implies, was intended to be the first volume of a saga. Unfortunately, volume two and three were never made. For a shareware game, Aethra was pretty solid and is still loved by the ones who play...
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Subtrade: Return to Irata

DOS19933.9/5 Century Interactive
Subtrade: Return to Irata is an abandoned science fiction business simulation game developed by Century Interactive and published by Boeder Software in 1993 for Amiga and later ported to DOS. Subtrade is an updated multiplayer clone of the classic M.U.L.E., set underwater on an oceanic world.
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Fast Food Dizzy

DOS19893.9/5 Codemasters
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War in Middle Earth

DOS19883.9/5 Synergistic Software
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Italy 1990

DOS19903.9/5 Tiertex Design Studios
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Keys to Maramon

DOS19903.9/5 Mindcraft Software
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Super Speed

DOS19953.9/5
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V for Victory: D-day Utah Beach

DOS1991protected3.9/5 Atomic Games
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Daemonsgate

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac1993protected3.9/5 Imagitec Design
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Uridium

DOS19883.9/5 Graftgold
Uridium is a classic shoot 'em up video game that was originally developed by Andrew Braybrook and published by Hewson Consultants in 1986 for various home computer platforms (including MS-DOS). In Uridium, players control a spaceship known as the Manta, and the objective is to destroy a series of enemy spacecraft, as well as ground-based inst...
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Avalon

DOS1998freeware3.9/5 MiG Outpost
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Austerlitz 1805

DOS19893.9/5 Cornerstone Software
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Carrier Strike: South Pacific 1942-44

DOS1992protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 2

DOS19893.9/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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Goal!

DOS19933.9/5 Dini & Dini Productions
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La Grande Armee

DOS19913.9/5 SDJ Enterprises
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MacArthur's War

DOS19903.9/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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Defender of the Crown

DOS1991protected3.9/5 Cinemaware
Defender of the crown is a strategy game set in the middle ages, in England. You control a Saxon and must fight Normans to control the country. The player can conquest territories, lay siege to castles, join tournaments, rescue damsels.
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Blood & Magic

DOS19963.9/5 Tachyon Studios
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Major Stryker

DOSWindows XP/98/951993freeware3.9/5 Apogee Software