Abandonware DOS title

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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Vengeance of Excalibur

DOS19913.9/5 Synergistic Software
actionfighter-1

Action Fighter

DOS19893.9/5 Sega
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Scavengers of the Mutant World

DOS19883.9/5 Interstel Corporation
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The Magic Candle 3

DOS19923.9/5 Mindcraft Software
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Donkey BAS

DOS19813.9/5 Microsoft
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Nobunaga's Ambition 6

DOS19943.9/5 KOEI
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Outbound

Windows XP/98/952001freeware3.9/5
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V for victory: Velikiye Luki

DOS1992protected3.9/5 Atomic Games
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Boston Bomb Club

DOS19913.9/5 Silmarils
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Kasparov's Gambit

DOS19933.9/5 Heuristic software
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Sito Pons 500cc Grand Prix

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

DOS19873.9/5 Pandora
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Unnatural Selection

DOS19933.9/5 Maxis
overkill-04

OverKill

DOS1992freeware3.9/5 Tech-Noir
oxyd-3

Oxyd

DOS19923.9/5 Dongleware
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Italy 1990

DOS19903.9/5 Tiertex Design Studios
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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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Keys to Maramon

DOS19903.9/5 Mindcraft Software
capman-01

Cap Man

Windows XP/98/9519993.9/5
chess-1

Chess

DOS19813.9/5 International PC Owners
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King's Bounty

DOSMac OS19903.9/5 New World Computing
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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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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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Goal!

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

DOS19913.9/5 SDJ Enterprises
mcarthur-war-02

MacArthur's War

DOS19903.9/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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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...