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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).
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Mission: Mainframe

DOS19873.9/5
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Xenon

DOS19883.9/5 Bitmap Brothers
Xenon, released in 1988, was a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed by The Bitmap Brothers. Xenon was initially released for the Commodore 64, and later, it was ported to other platforms, including DOS, the ZX Spectrum and Amiga.In Xenon, players control a futuristic tank-like craft and navigate through levels filled with enemy ve...
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Styx

DOS19843.9/5 Windmill Software
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Mad Paradox

DOS1994NSFW3.9/5 Queen Soft
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Dragons of Flame

DOS1989protected3.9/5 U.S. Gold
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War in Middle Earth

DOS19893.9/5 Synergistic Software
War in Middle-earth is a real-time strategy game developed by Synergistic Software and published by Melbourne House. It was released in 1988 for various platforms including the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, and Amstrad CPC.The game is based on J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy world of Middle-earth, specifically focusing on the events depicted in "The Lor...
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Bandit Kings of Ancient China

DOS19893.9/5 KOEI
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Donkey BAS

DOS19813.8/5 Microsoft
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Hillsfar

DOS1989protected3.8/5 Westwood Studios
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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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Carrier Strike: South Pacific 1942-44

DOS1992protected3.8/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Defender of the Crown

DOS1991protected3.8/5 Cinemaware
Defender of the crown is a strategy game set in the middle ages, in England. You control a Saxon and must fight Normans to control the country. The player can conquest territories, lay siege to castles, join tournaments, rescue damsels.
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Color Lines

DOS19923.8/5 Gamos
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Annals of Rome

DOS19883.8/5 Personal Software Services
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Loopz

DOS19903.8/5 Audiogenic
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Total Carnage

DOS19943.8/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
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Hack

DOS1984freeware3.8/5
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Risk: the World Conquest Game

DOS19893.8/5 Mastertronic
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Billy The Kid

DOS19903.8/5 Level 9 Computing
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Decision in the Desert

DOS19853.8/5 MicroProse Software
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Heirs to the Throne

DOS19923.8/5 German Design Group
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Llamatron 2112

DOS19923.8/5 Llamasoft
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Logo

DOS1990NSFW3.8/5 Starbyte Software
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Omega

DOSLinux1988freeware3.8/5
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Robbo

DOS1993freeware3.8/5 xLand Games
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Vulcan: The Tunisian Campaign

DOS19883.8/5 Cases Computer Simulations
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Autoduel

DOS19853.8/5 Origin Systems
Autoduel is an abandoned top-down open world post apocalyptic RPG/driving game hybrid designed by Chuck Bueche and Richard Garriott of Ultima fame. Autoduel was developed by Origin Systems and was released in 1985 for DOS, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, C64, Apple II, Macintosh, Amiga. Autoduel is based on a board game designed by Steve Jackson himself.
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Lawn Mower

DOS19873.8/5
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Avalon

DOS1998freeware3.8/5 MiG Outpost