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).
roadwar2000-3

Roadwar 2000

DOS1987protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
ragnarok-2

Ragnarok

DOS1993freeware4.1/5 Gray Design Associates
dnd_text-02

DND

DOS19844.1/5
pattonvsrommel-1

Patton vs. Rommel

DOS19874/5 Electronic Arts
moo3-07

Master of Orion 3

Windows XP/98/95Mac2003protected4.2/5 Quicksilver Software
lawnmover-1

Lawn Mower

DOS19873.8/5
disciples-of-steel-04

Disciples of Steel

DOS19943.9/5
epicpinball-1

Epic Pinball

DOSMac1993protected3.7/5 Digital Extremes
monopoly-04

Monopoly

DOS19853.9/5
fastfooddizzy-2

Fast Food Dizzy

DOS19893.9/5 Codemasters
super-zzt-05

Super ZZT

DOS19923.3/5 Epic MegaGames
wizcrown-6

Wizard's Crown

DOS1987protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
robbo-02

Robbo

DOS1993freeware3.8/5 xLand Games
antix-05

Antix

DOS1985remake4.2/5
emperor-fading-suns-04

Emperor of the Fading Suns

Windows XP/98/9519964/5 Holistic Design
gremlins-1-01

Gremlins

DOS19842.8/5 Atari
highway-hunter-03

Highway Hunter

DOS19943.2/5 Safari Software
decisive-civil-war-1-03

Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 1

DOS19884/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
sargonV-1

Sargon V: World Class Chess

DOS19913.8/5 Activision
bass-tour-01

Bass Tour

DOS19923.9/5
hexxagon-1

Hexxagon

DOS19934.1/5 Argo Games
cave-quest-05

Cavequest

DOS19853.3/5
goal-07

Goal!

DOS19933.9/5 Dini & Dini Productions
telengard-2

Telengard

DOS1985freeware3.4/5 Avalon Hill
flying-tigers-2-04

Flying Tigers 2

DOS19943.3/5
trivial-pursuit-deluxe-01

Trivial Pursuit Deluxe

DOS19923.8/5 Oxford Digital Enterprises
hi-command-03

High Command: Europe 1939-45

DOS19924.1/5 Colorado Computer Creations
chess-psion-02

Psion Chess

DOSMac19853.9/5 Psion Software
caverns-of-kroz-2

Caverns of Kroz

DOS1989freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software
spacerogue-2

Space Rogue

DOS19894/5 Origin Systems
Space Rogue is a science fiction RPG developed by Richard Garriott's Origin and desined by Paul Neurath. Space Rogue combines a 3D space simulation with a top down view RPG gameplay. As a space pilot you can hunt bounties, buy and sell goods, land on starbases or outposts and talk to NPCs, do quests, etc.