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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).
disciples-of-steel-04

Disciples of Steel

DOS19943.9/5
gremlins-1-01

Gremlins

DOS19842.8/5 Atari
moraffrevenge-2

Moraff's Revenge

DOS19883.7/5 Moraffware
redhook-revenge-03

Redhook's Revenge

DOS19933.3/5 ImagiSoft
mine-shaft-01

Mine Shaft

DOS19834.1/5 Sierra On-Line
dnd_text-02

DND

DOS19844.1/5
roadwar2000-3

Roadwar 2000

DOS1987protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
ragnarok-2

Ragnarok

DOS1993freeware4.1/5 Gray Design Associates
sargonV-1

Sargon V: World Class Chess

DOS19913.8/5 Activision
hexxagon-1

Hexxagon

DOS19934.1/5 Argo Games
antix-05

Antix

DOS1985remake4.2/5
kurtan-1

Kurtan

DOS19903.4/5 TbiliSoft
highway-hunter-03

Highway Hunter

DOS19943.2/5 Safari Software
epicpinball-1

Epic Pinball

DOSMac1993protected3.7/5 Digital Extremes
bass-tour-01

Bass Tour

DOS19923.9/5
super-zzt-05

Super ZZT

DOS19923.3/5 Epic MegaGames
goal-07

Goal!

DOS19933.9/5 Dini & Dini Productions
mychess-1

Mychess

DOS19843.8/5 Software Toolworks
monopoly-04

Monopoly

DOS19853.9/5
wizcrown-6

Wizard's Crown

DOS1987protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
robbo-02

Robbo

DOS1993freeware3.8/5 xLand Games
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.
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
emperor-fading-suns-04

Emperor of the Fading Suns

Windows XP/98/9519964/5 Holistic Design
chess-psion-02

Psion Chess

DOSMac19853.9/5 Psion Software
cave-quest-05

Cavequest

DOS19853.3/5
warmiddleearth-1

War in Middle Earth

DOS19883.9/5 Synergistic Software
grandest-fleet-03

The Grandest Fleet

DOS19944.1/5 Quantum quality productions
decisive-civil-war-1-03

Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 1

DOS19884/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group