Abandonware DOS title

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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Aleshar World of Ice

DOS19973.8/5
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Spirit of Excalibur

DOS19903.8/5 Synergistic Software
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Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse

DOS1994protected3.8/5 Cyberlore studios
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Power Dolls

DOS19943.8/5 Kogado Software Products
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Rescue Rover

DOS1991protected3.8/5 id software
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Sargon V: World Class Chess

DOS19913.8/5 Activision
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Alex Higgins World Snooker

DOS19863.8/5 Lindensoft
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Ballistix

DOS19893.8/5 Reflections Interactive
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Felony!

DOS19843.8/5 BrainBank
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Knights of the Desert

DOS1983protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
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Mini Putt

DOS19883.8/5 Artech Studios
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Mychess

DOS19843.8/5 Software Toolworks
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Sarakon

DOS19913.8/5 Starbyte Software
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The Magic Candle 2: The Four and Forty

DOS19913.8/5 Mindcraft Software
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The Taking of Beverly Hills

DOS19913.8/5 Off The Wall Productions
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Tracon: Air Traffic Control Simulator

DOS19893.8/5 Wesson International
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Trivial Pursuit Deluxe

DOS19923.8/5 Oxford Digital Enterprises
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WitchavenRL

WindowsLinux20133.8/5
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Xenon 2000: Project PCF

Windows XP/98/952000remake3.8/5 Bitmap Brothers
Xenon 2000: Project PCF is a vertical-scrolling shoot 'em up video game and originally released in 2000. It is a sequel to the earlier game "Xenon 2: Megablast," which was developed by The Bitmap Brothers and released in 1989.In Xenon 2000, players control a spaceship and engage in fast-paced shooting action as they face off against waves of enemy ...
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Astro Fire

DOS1994freewareremake3.8/5 ORT Software
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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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Pinball Illusions

DOS19953.8/5 Digital Illusions
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The Battle of the Bulge: Tigers in the Snow

DOS1982protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
pinball-world-05

Pinball World

DOS19953.8/5 Spidersoft Limited
battle-for-atlantis-02

Battle for Atlantis

DOS19903.8/5
beyond-black-hole-01

Beyond the Black Hole

DOS19893.8/5 Software Toolworks
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Cosmic Crusader

DOS19823.8/5 Funatics Software
questron2-1

Questron 2

DOS1988protected3.8/5 Westwood Studios
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Aspar GP Master

DOS19893.8/5 Dinamic Multimedia
beast-01

Beast

DOS19843.8/5