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).
riders-of-rohan-09

J.R.R. Tolkien's Riders of Rohan

DOS19974.1/5 Papyrus Design Group
antattack-1

Ant Attack!

DOS1994freeware3.7/5 Dataware
moo3-07

Master of Orion 3

Windows XP/98/95Mac2003protected4.2/5 Quicksilver Software
skifree-04

SkiFree

Windows 3.x19913.9/5
castle-adventure-04

Castle Adventure

DOS1984freeware4.2/5
flightmare-04

Flightmare

DOS1984freeware3.6/5
fastfooddizzy-2

Fast Food Dizzy

DOS19893.9/5 Codemasters
blasteroids-1

Blasteroids

DOS19893.8/5 Atari
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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.
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Gold of the Americas: The Conquest of the New World

DOS19893.8/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
gremlins-1-01

Gremlins

DOS19842.8/5 Atari
redhook-revenge-03

Redhook's Revenge

DOS19933.3/5 ImagiSoft
black-moon-chronicles-09

Black Moon Chronicles

DOS1999protected4.1/5 Cryo Interactive Entertainment
blues-brothers-rpg-02

Blues Brothers RPG

Windows XP/98/952004freeware4/5
sargonV-1

Sargon V: World Class Chess

DOS19913.8/5 Activision
hexxagon-1

Hexxagon

DOS19934.1/5 Argo Games
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Dreamweb

DOS1994freeware4.1/5 Creative reality
Dreamweb is a top-down point and click adventure set in a dark, cyberpunk city. You play as Ryan who has strange, violent, dreams. A top down perspective and the sheer number of items your character can pick up are just two of the peculiarities of this game. Dreamweb was developed by Creative Reality and published by Empire Interactive for DOS in 1...
alexsnooker-1

Alex Higgins World Snooker

DOS19863.8/5 Lindensoft
iron-cross-03

Iron Cross

DOS19943.5/5 New World Computing
planetsedge-8

Planet's Edge

DOS1991protected4/5 New World Computing
skyshark-04

Sky Shark

DOS19893.5/5 Toaplan
bassduel-1

Bass Duel

DOS19933.7/5
pinball-magic-02

Pinball Magic

DOS19903.7/5 Loriciels
fort-apache-02

Fort Apache

DOS19923.7/5 Impressions Games
spacerogue-2

Space Rogue

DOS19894/5 Origin Systems
Space Rogue is a science fiction RPG developed by Richard Garriott's Origin and desined by Paul Neurath. Space Rogue combines a 3D space simulation with a top down view RPG gameplay. As a space pilot you can hunt bounties, buy and sell goods, land on starbases or outposts and talk to NPCs, do quests, etc.
micromachines2-1

Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament

DOS19954.1/5 Supersonic Software
blades-exile-02

Blades of Exile

Windows 3.xMacWindows XP/98/951997freeware4.1/5 Spiderweb Software
sarakon-02

Sarakon

DOS19913.8/5 Starbyte Software
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Lords of Conquest

DOS19873.6/5 Eon Software