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).

Most popular top down games

Dune 2000
strategyWindows XP/98/95
Civilization 2
strategyWindows XP/98/95
Grand Theft Auto 2
action-adventureWindows XP/98/95

Top down games

  • kaiser-03
  • laser-squad-07
    DOS19924/5 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
    DOS19923.3/5 Arc Developments
  • llamatron-01
    DOS19923.8/5 Llamasoft
  • locomotion-4
    DOS19924.2/5 Prestige Softwareentwicklung
  • mechwar-2
  • megalomania-1
    DOS19924.2/5 Sensible Software
  • minesweeper-04
    Windows 3.x19924.1/5 Microsoft
  • monopoly-deluxe-virgin-01
    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.

  • moria-5
  • nfl-football-03
    DOS19924/5 Distinctive Software
  • overkill-04
    DOS1992freeware3.9/5 Tech-Noir
  • oxyd-3
    DOS19924/5 Dongleware
  • prophecy-shadow-02
    DOS1992protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
  • rampart-3
    DOS19924/5 Atari

    Rampart is an abandoned mix of strategy and shooter game designed by Dave Ralston and John Salwitz, developed by Atari and released by Electronic Arts in 1992 for DOS. Rampart was converted from the original arcade version to a number of platforms, including Amiga, Atari ST, C64, Game Boy, Genesis, Lynx, NES, SEGA Master System, SNES. Rampart is a ...

  • scrabble-usgold-04
    DOS19923.2/5 U.S. Gold
  • sensiblesoccer-2
    DOS19924.2/5 Sensible Software
  • sexy-droids-05
    DOS1992NSFW3.9/5 Eleven Software
  • siege-06
    DOS19923.9/5 Mindcraft Software
  • simlife-2
    DOSMacWindows 3.x19924/5 Maxis

    SimLife is an abandoned simulation game focused on managing a ecosystems and experimenting with genetics. SimLife was designed by Ken Karakotsios, developed and released by Maxis in 1992 for DOS and later also published for Macintosh, Amiga, Windows 3.x and Amiga.

  • solarhockey-1
    DOS19923.5/5 Bethesda Softworks
  • spacecrusade-1
    DOS19924.2/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
  • speedball2-4
    DOS19924.1/5 Bitmap Brothers
  • starcontrol2-11
    DOS1992protected4.2/5 Toys for Bob
  • stone-age-03
  • super-zzt-05
    DOS19923.3/5 Epic MegaGames
  • swap-microids-01
    DOS19923.5/5 Microids
  • sword-quest-1-01
  • ancient-art-war-skies-01
    DOS19923.7/5 Evryware
  • magiccandle3-5
    DOS19924/5 Mindcraft Software