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).
adventure-construction-set-1

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...
blues-brothers-rpg-02

Blues Brothers RPG

Windows XP/98/952004freeware3.9/5
laser-squad-07

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
clash-of-steel-07

Clash of Steel

DOS1993protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
exile2-04

Exile II: Crystal Souls

Windows XP/98/95Mac OSWindows 3.x1996freeware3.9/5 Spiderweb Software
kaiser-03

Kaiser

DOS19923.9/5
kingsbounty-1

King's Bounty

DOSMac OS19903.9/5 New World Computing
solar-winds-2-02

Solar Winds 2: Galaxy

DOS19933.9/5 Stone Interactive Media
crusade-in-europe-01

Crusade in Europe

DOS19853.9/5 MicroProse Software
overkill-04

OverKill

DOS1992freeware3.9/5 Tech-Noir
sexy-droids-05

Sexy Droids

DOS1992NSFW3.9/5 Eleven Software
arrakis-05

Arrakis

DOS20003.9/5
legendsilvertalisman-1

Legend of the Silver Talisman

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

Robotron 2084

DOS19833.9/5 Williams Entertainment
fantasy-empires-03

Fantasy Empires

DOS1993protected3.9/5 Silicon Knights
atomino-1

Atomino

DOS19913.9/5 Play Byte
nightmareelmstreet-1

A Nightmare on Elm street

DOS19893.9/5 Westwood Studios
d-zone-01

D-Zone

DOS19923.9/5
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
warp-rogue-01

Warp Rogue

WindowsLinux2004freeware3.9/5
over-the-reich-07

Over the Reich

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.x19963.9/5 Big Time Software
blood-and-magic-04

Blood & Magic

DOS19963.9/5 Tachyon Studios
billy-the-kid-01

Billy The Kid

DOS19903.9/5 Level 9 Computing
disciples-of-steel-04

Disciples of Steel

DOS19943.9/5
exile3-03

Exile III: Ruined World

Windows XP/98/95Mac OSWindows 3.x1997freeware3.9/5 Spiderweb Software
full-metal-planete-05

Full Metal Planete

DOSMac OS19903.9/5 Hitech Productions
gnome-alone-02

Gnome Alone

DOS19913.9/5
mission-mainframe-04

Mission: Mainframe

DOS19873.9/5