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).
4play-01

4Play

Windows 3.x1995NSFW3.9/5
4Play is a multi-player board-like strategy party-game for adults released for Windows 3.1 in 1995. 4Play is a board-game very similar to Monopoly in which players have to perform certain (adult) actions in response to events happening on the board.
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A Line in the Sand

DOS1992protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Adventure Construction Set

DOS19873.9/5 Electronic Arts
Adventure Construction Set is an abandoned application developed by Stuart Smith and published for DOS, Amiga, Apple II and Commodore 64 by Electronic Arts in 1987. As the name suggests, ACS is a game-building system (we're talking about adventure RPGs) that lets you edit maps, items, creatures, etc. Included with ACS is a complete game called...
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Laser Squad

DOS19923.9/5 Target Games Limited
Laser Squad is an abandoned turn-based strategy/tactical game designed by Julian Gollop (the mind behind the X-COM series). Laser Squad was developed by Target Games Limited and released by MicroLeague Multimedia in 1992 for DOS and other 8-bit systems. Laser Squad is considered as a precursor of X-COM: Ufo Defense.
18-airborne-03

18th Airborne

DOS19933.9/5
bass-tour-01

Bass Tour

DOS19923.9/5
international-soccer-06

International Soccer

DOS19943.9/5 Zeppelin Games
crusade-in-europe-01

Crusade in Europe

DOS19853.9/5 MicroProse Software
overkill-04

OverKill

DOS1992freeware3.9/5 Tech-Noir
legendsilvertalisman-1

Legend of the Silver Talisman

DOS1996freeware3.9/5 Inter-Active Arts
robotron-2084-3

Robotron 2084

DOS19833.9/5 Williams Entertainment
arrakis-05

Arrakis

DOS20003.9/5
atomino-1

Atomino

DOS19913.9/5 Play Byte
kasparovgambit-3

Kasparov's Gambit

DOS19933.9/5 Heuristic software
nightmareelmstreet-1

A Nightmare on Elm street

DOS19893.9/5 Westwood Studios
fantasy-empires-07

Fantasy Empires

DOS1993protected3.9/5 Silicon Knights
d-zone-01

D-Zone

DOS19923.9/5
exile1-01

Exile: Escape from the Pit

Windows XP/98/95MacWindows 3.x1995freeware3.9/5 Spiderweb Software
nobunaga-ambition-2-03

Nobunaga's Ambition 2

DOS19893.9/5 KOEI
robot-odissey-01

Robot Odissey

DOS19853.9/5 The Learning Company
Superhero_League_Of_Hoboken-5

Superhero League of Hoboken

DOS1994protected3.9/5 Legend Entertainment
mad-paradox-03

Mad Paradox

DOS1994NSFW3.9/5 Queen Soft
monopoly-04

Monopoly

DOS19853.9/5
mspacman-2

Ms. Pac-Man

DOS19833.9/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
solar-winds-2-02

Solar Winds 2: Galaxy

DOS19933.9/5 Stone Interactive Media
over-the-reich-07

Over the Reich

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.x19963.9/5 Big Time Software
capitalism-plus-01

Capitalism Plus

DOSWindows XP/98/951997protected3.9/5 Enlight Software
clash-of-steel-07

Clash of Steel

DOS1993protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
full-metal-planete-05

Full Metal Planete

DOSMac19903.9/5 Hitech Productions
gnome-alone-02

Gnome Alone

DOS19913.9/5