Abandonware DOS title

The most popular 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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Highway Fighter

DOS19954/5 Safari Software
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Capitalism Plus

DOSWindows XP/98/951997protected3.9/5 Enlight Software
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Trivial Pursuit Deluxe

DOS19923.8/5 Oxford Digital Enterprises
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High Command: Europe 1939-45

DOS19924.1/5 Colorado Computer Creations
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The Grandest Fleet

DOS19944.1/5 Quantum quality productions
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Nuclear War

DOS19894.1/5 New World Computing
Nuclear War is an abandoned turn-based strategy game designed by Eric Hyman and Jon Van Caneghem. Nuclear War was developed and released by New World Computing in 1989 for Amiga and, later, for DOS, and it's loosely based on a card game of the same name. Nuclear War took a satirical approach to the grim possibility of a global nuclear war and succe...
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Psion Chess

DOSMac19853.9/5 Psion Software
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Moraff's Revenge

DOS19883.7/5 Moraffware
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Dark Reign 2

Windows XP/98/952000protected4.1/5 Pandemic Studios
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Risk

Windows 3.x19913.7/5 Azeroth
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BitStorm

DOS19993.3/5
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John Madden Football

DOS19894/5 Electronic Arts
John Madden Football was the first of a series of american football sports games sponsored by the coach of the same name. The first John Madden Football is an abandoned game developed and released by Electronic Arts in 1988 for Apple II and Commodore 64 and later released for DOS (in 1989). The Madden series became extremely popular and the sequels...
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Fields of Glory

DOS1993protected4.1/5 MicroProse Software
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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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Pinball Magic

DOS19903.7/5 Loriciels
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Conflict

DOS19904.1/5 Mastertronic
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TomeNET

Windows XP/98/95Linux2003freeware4.3/5
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Heavy Barrel

DOS19894/5 Data East
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Sarakon

DOS19913.8/5 Starbyte Software
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Kurtan

DOS19903.4/5 TbiliSoft
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Battle Isle 2200

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Blue Byte Software
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Mychess

DOS19843.8/5 Software Toolworks
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Chessmaster 9000

Windows XP/98/95Mac2002protected4.2/5 UBI Soft
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Power Drive

DOS19944.2/5 Rage Games
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Hack

DOS1984freeware3.8/5
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Rack 'em

DOS19883.5/5 Artech Studios
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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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Lords of the Realm

DOSWindows XP/98/951994protected4/5 Impressions Games
Lords of the Realm is top-down kingdom simulation game set in medieval Europe (England and Germany), designed by Christopher J. Foster and David Lester, developed by Impressions Games and released 1994 for DOS, Windows and Amiga.
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Pac PC

DOS1995freewareremake4/5
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Ant Attack!

DOS1994freeware3.7/5 Dataware