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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Bad Blood

DOS19904.2/5 Origin Systems
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Beast

DOS19843.8/5
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Autobots

DOS19893.2/5
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La Grande Armee

DOS19913.9/5 SDJ Enterprises
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Omega

DOS19894/5 Origin Systems
Omega is an abandoned science fiction themed strategy game developed and released by Origin Systems in 1989 for DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, C64. Omega is a rare example of a programming game about robots.
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Archon: the Light and the Dark

DOS19844.2/5 Free Fall Associates
Archon: The Light and the Dark is an abandoned DOS fantasy blend of strategy and action game, developed by Free Fall Associates and published for DOS by Electronic Arts in 1984. Archon and its sequels are a unique mix of chess-like turn-based strategy and arcade action games. Take chess and add the fact that every time two pieces land on the same s...
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Shawl

DOS19863.4/5 AcademySoft
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Superhero League of Hoboken

DOS1994protected3.9/5 Legend Entertainment
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Kingdoms of Germany

DOS19943.5/5 Realism Entertainment
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Cosmic Crusader

DOS19823.7/5 Funatics Software
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Advanced Civilization

DOS19954/5 Avalon Hill
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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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Ground Control

Windows XP/98/952000protected4/5 Massive Entertainment
Ground Control is a strategy game developed by Massive Entertainment and released by Sierra On-Line in 2000. More precisely Ground Control is a real time tactical game with a sci-fi setting.
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Conflict: Europe

DOS19894.2/5 Personal Software Services
Conflict Europe is an abandoned turn-based top-down strategy game set in Europe. The game was developed by Personal Software Services and released by Mirrorsoft in 1989 for DOS, Amiga and Atari ST.
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Castle Adventure

DOS1984freeware4.2/5
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Backgammon

DOS19862.7/5
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Sorcerer Lord

DOS19874/5 Personal Software Services
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Lost Adventures of Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.3/5 Apogee Software
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Gnome Alone

DOS19913.9/5
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Blasteroids

DOS19893.8/5 Atari
Blasteroids is a video game developed and released by Atari, Inc. in 1987. It's a sequel to the classic arcade game Asteroids, which was released in 1979. In Blasteroids, players control a spaceship tasked with destroying asteroids and enemy ships while avoiding collisions and enemy fire. The game features updated graphics and gameplay mechanics co...
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Navy Seal

DOS19894/5 Cosmi Corporation
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Star Control 3

DOS1996protected4/5 Legend Entertainment
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Daffy Duck PI: The Case of the Missing Letters

DOS19913.2/5 Riedel Software Productions
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Airborne Ranger

DOS19884.2/5 MicroProse Software
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The computer edition of Scrabble

DOS19893.2/5 Leisure Genius
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Champion of the Raj

DOS19914.1/5 Personal Software Services
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Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes

DOS1990protected4/5 id software
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Pinball Dreams

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Digital Illusions
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Alien Olympics

DOS19942.7/5 Dark Technologies
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Socrates

DOS19934/5