Abandonware DOS title

Top-down perspective sorted by release date

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).
conflict-korea-05

Conflict: Korea

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
conquest-of-japan-02

Conquest of Japan

DOS19924.1/5 Impressions Games
parlorbow-1

Crazy Nick's Parlor Games with Laura Bow

DOS19923.4/5 Sierra On-Line
d-zone-01

D-Zone

DOS19923.9/5
darklands-3

Darklands

DOSLinuxWindows XP/98/95Mac OS1992protected4/5 MicroProse Software
Darklands was a unique historical isometric RPG that mixed real historical data from medieval Germany during the 15th century with a touch of folklore and fantasy. Unfortunately it was also the only Microprose RPG of that kind and beauty. The original game box contained a huge manual with info on european folklore (including the live...
decisive-civil-war-3-10

Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 3

DOS19923.5/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
dominium-02

Dominium

DOS19924.2/5 Microids
dune2-7

Dune II: The building of a dynasty

DOS19924.2/5 Westwood Studios
Dune II, released in 1992, is a pioneering real-time strategy game developed by Westwood Studios. Set in the world of Frank Herbert's Dune, players command noble houses in a battle for control over the planet Arrakis. With base-building, resource management, and tactical combat, the game introduced key elements of the genre and influenced future RT...
fort-apache-02

Fort Apache

DOS19923.7/5 Impressions Games
grisby-pacific-war-03

Gary Grigsby's Pacific War

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
gemfire-03

Gemfire

DOS19924/5 KOEI
global-conquest-04

Global Conquest

DOS19924.3/5 Ozark Softscape
global-effect-05

Global Effect

DOS19924.1/5 Millennium Interactive
heirstothethrone-2

Heirs to the Throne

DOS19923.8/5 German Design Group
hi-command-03

High Command: Europe 1939-45

DOS19924.1/5 Colorado Computer Creations
lotr2b-02

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers

DOS19923.9/5 Interplay Productions
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers is an abandoned fantasy top-down DOS RPG game set in the The Lord of the Rings universe. The Lord of the Rings II was developed and released by Interplay Productions in 1992. The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers is based on the popular The Lord Of The Rings book by J.R.R. Tol...
kaiser-03

Kaiser

DOS19923.9/5
la-colmena-01

La Colmena

DOS1992NSFW3.8/5 Opera Soft
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.
liverpool-game-03

Liverpool: the Computer Game

DOS19923.3/5 Arc Developments
llamatron-01

Llamatron 2112

DOS19923.8/5 Llamasoft
locomotion-4

Locomotion

DOS19924.2/5 Prestige Softwareentwicklung
mechwar-2

Mech War

DOS19924.1/5
megalomania-4

Mega lo Mania

DOS19924.2/5 Sensible Software
Mega lo Mania, also known as Mega-Lo-Mania: The Battle for Elysium in some regions, is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game developed by Sensible Software and published by Image Works. It was originally released in 1991 for various platforms, including the Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, and later on other systems like the Sega Genesis (Mega Drive). The ...
minesweeper-04

Minesweeper

Windows 3.x19924/5 Microsoft
Microsoft Minesweeper is an iconic puzzle game that has been included with Microsoft Windows operating systems since Windows 3.1. The game's objective is to clear a rectangular board containing hidden mines without detonating any of them. The player clicks on a square to reveal what's underneath, and numbers are displayed to indicate how many mines...
monopoly-deluxe-virgin-01

Monopoly Deluxe

DOSWindows 3.x19924/5 Parker Brothers
Monopoly Deluxe is an abandoned turn-based top-down Monopoly adaptation  of the classic board game, developed by Parker Brothers and released by Virgin Interactive in 1992. Monopoly Deluxe was published for DOS, Windows 3.1, and Macintosh.
Morejongg-02

Moraff's Morejongg

Windows XP/98/9519923.7/5 Moraffware
moria-5

Moria

DOS1992freeware3.9/5