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).
knights-of-the-desert-03

Knights of the Desert

DOS1983protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
wild-west-world-02

Wild West World

DOS19914.1/5 Software 2000
spyhunter-1

Spy Hunter

DOS19843.7/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
icon-ring-04

ICON: Quest for the Ring

DOS19843.6/5 Macrocom
warp-rogue-01

Warp Rogue

WindowsLinux2004freeware3.9/5
checkers-for-windows-02

Checkers for Windows

Windows 3.x19974.1/5
oxyd-3

Oxyd

DOS19923.9/5 Dongleware
tinyskweeks-1

Tiny Skweeks

DOS19923.5/5 Kalisto Entertainment
conflict-korea-05

Conflict: Korea

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

ALF: The First Adventure

DOS19873/5 Box Office
dungeons_kroz2_003

Dungeons of Kroz 2

DOS19893.6/5 Apogee Software
over-the-reich-07

Over the Reich

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.x19963.9/5 Big Time Software
risk-3x-02

Risk

Windows 3.x19913.7/5 Azeroth
mychess-1

Mychess

DOS19843.8/5 Software Toolworks
stone-age-03

Stone Age

DOS19924.1/5
bravo-romeo-delta-01

Bravo Romeo Delta

DOS19934.2/5
kasparovgambit-3

Kasparov's Gambit

DOS19933.9/5 Heuristic software
ajax-1

Ajax

DOS19893.4/5 Konami
vengeance-excalibur-04

Vengeance of Excalibur

DOS19913.9/5 Synergistic Software
total-carnage-07

Total Carnage

DOS19943.8/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
empire2-art-war-05

Empire II: The Art of War

DOSWindows XP/98/9519954.1/5 White Wolf Productions
star-general-combo-02

Star General

Windows XP/98/95DOS1996protected4/5 Catware, Inc.
uncover-it-02

Uncover It

DOS1994NSFW4.3/5
aspargpmaster-1

Aspar GP Master

DOS19893.8/5 Dinamic Multimedia
ballistix-05

Ballistix

DOS19893.8/5 Reflections Interactive
questron2-1

Questron 2

DOS1988protected3.8/5 Westwood Studios
visual-star-trek-01

Visual Star Trek

DOS19903.7/5
redhook-revenge-03

Redhook's Revenge

DOS19933.3/5 ImagiSoft
great-war-14-18-02

The Great War: 1914 - 1918

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Blue Byte Software