Abandonware DOS title

Top-down perspective sorted by release date

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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Civilization

DOSWindows 3.xMac OS19914.2/5 MicroProse Software
Civilization is the critically acclaimed strategy game designed by Sid Meier and Bruce Campbell Shelley that became a staple in 4X turn-based strategy. Civilization was developed by MicroProse Software and released in 1991 for DOS, Windows 3.x, Amiga, Atari ST, Mac, etc. Civilization was followed by sequels, the last one being published recently. T...
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Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle

DOS1991protected4/5 id software
keen5-4

Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine

DOS1991protected4/5 id software
Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine is a science fiction action oriented platform game designed by Tom Hall, developed by id Software and released by Apogee Software in 1991 for DOS only. Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine is part of the Commander Keen game series, specifically it's the second episode of Commander Keen in Goodbye, Galaxy.
conancimmerian-3

Conan: the Cimmerian

DOS19914.2/5 Synergistic Software
daffy-duck-pi-02

Daffy Duck PI: The Case of the Missing Letters

DOS19913.2/5 Riedel Software Productions
defendercrown-16

Defender of the Crown

DOS1991protected3.8/5 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.
dragonflight-01

Dragonflight

DOS19913.6/5 Thalion
gazza2-02

Gazza 2

DOS19913.5/5 Empire Interactive
gnome-alone-02

Gnome Alone

DOS19913.9/5
great-napoleonic-battles-01

Great Napoleonic Battles

DOS19913.8/5 Impressions Games
hillstreetblues-2

Hill Street Blues

DOS19914/5 Krisalis
Hill Street Blues is an old DOS "driving" game developed by Krisalis in 1991. The gameplay it's similar to a Grand Theft Auto clone (we're talking about GTA 1 or 2) in which you are the police and you have to apprehend criminals. Hill Street Blues is a rare example of game based on a TV series.
joensfastlane-1

Jones in the Fast Lane

DOS19914/5 Sierra On-Line
Jones in the Fast Lane is the kind of game that you don't see often these days. It's a mix between a digital board game and a modern day life simulation. The goal of the game is to live the life of Jones, making choices about school, work, your home, etc. Graphics is a mix of cartonish and digitized characters, very reminishent of some of the best ...
lempereur-02

L'Empereur

DOS19914.2/5 KOEI
la-grande-armee-03

La Grande Armee

DOS19913.9/5 SDJ Enterprises
megatraveller2-1

MegaTraveller 2: Quest for the Ancients

DOS19913.7/5 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, ...
merchant-colony-07

Merchant Colony

DOS19914.2/5 Impressions Games
moraff-world-03

Moraff's World

DOS19913.5/5 Moraffware
no-greater-glory-04

No Greater Glory

DOSMac OS1991protected4.1/5
planetsedge-8

Planet's Edge

DOS1991protected4/5 New World Computing
rescue-rover-1-04

Rescue Rover

DOS1991protected3.8/5 id software
rescue-rover-2-04

Rescue Rover 2

DOS1991protected3.1/5 id software
risk-3x-02

Risk

Windows 3.x19913.8/5 Azeroth
rodent-revenge-01

Rodent's Revenge

Windows 3.x19914.1/5 Microsoft
rotox-06

Rotox

DOS19914.2/5 Creative Materials
sarakon-02

Sarakon

DOS19913.8/5 Starbyte Software
sargonV-1

Sargon V: World Class Chess

DOS19913.8/5 Activision
sherlock-1

Sherlock: The Game of Logic

DOS1991protected4.1/5 Everett Kaser Software
skifree-04

SkiFree

Windows 3.x19913.9/5
solidarnosc-03

Solidarnosc

DOS19913.4/5 P. Z. Karen Co. Development Group