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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).
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007: License to Kill

DOS19894/5 Quixel
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Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament

DOS19954.1/5 Supersonic Software
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Liverpool: the Computer Game

DOS19923.3/5 Arc Developments
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Bad Blood

DOS19904.2/5 Origin Systems
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Robot Rascals

DOS19873.8/5 Ozark Softscape
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Demon Stalkers

DOS19893.6/5 Micro Forté
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Titan

DOS19893.5/5 Titus Interactive
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The Civil War

DOS19953.5/5 Dagger Interactive Technologies
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Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed

DOS1992protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed is a CRPG developed by SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. and released in 1992 for DOS only. Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed is the sequel to Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday and it's based on a campaign setting created by TSR in the late 80s. The game uses the Gold Box engine, common to much of the RPGs developed by SSI.
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Kingdoms of Germany

DOS19943.5/5 Realism Entertainment
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Backgammon

DOS19862.7/5
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Kurtan

DOS19903.4/5 TbiliSoft
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Super Battleship

DOS19883.3/5
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Tempest 2000

DOS1996remake4.2/5 Atari
Tempest 2000 is a video game developed by Llamasoft and published by Atari Corporation. It was released in 1994 for DOS, Mac, the Atari Jaguar console, etc. Tempest 2000 is an enhanced remake of the original Tempest, which was released in arcades in 1981.In Tempest 2000, players control a claw-shaped ship that moves around the edges of geometric sh...
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Swap

DOS19923.5/5 Microids
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Bandit Kings of Ancient China

DOS19893.9/5 KOEI
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Gary Grigsby's War in Russia

DOS1993protected3.7/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Time Bandit

DOS19894.4/5 MichTron
Time Bandit is a classic top-down arcade-style video game that was released in 1982 for various home computer systems, such as the Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, and others. It was developed by MichTron. In Time Bandit, players control a character who must navigate through a series of maze-like levels, battling various enemies and collecting treasure a...
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Merchant Prince

DOS19934/5 Holistic Design
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Legend of the Silver Talisman

DOS1996freeware3.9/5 Inter-Active Arts
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Mini Putt

DOS19883.8/5 Artech Studios
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Hannibal

DOS19933.5/5 Starbyte Software
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Beyond the Black Hole

DOS19893.8/5 The Software Toolworks
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Conan: the Cimmerian

DOS19914.2/5 Synergistic Software
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Battle for Normandy

DOS1983protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
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Aleshar World of Ice

DOS19973.8/5
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Beverly Hills Cop

DOS19903.2/5 Tynesoft Computer Software
The Beverly Hills Cop video game by Tynesoft is an action-adventure game based on the popular film franchise starring Eddie Murphy. It was released in 1990 for various home computer platforms, including the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, and Amstrad CPC.In the game, players take on the role of Axel Foley, the wise-cracking detective played by Murphy in...
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Airborne Ranger

DOS19884.2/5 MicroProse Software
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Lords of Midnight: The Citadel

DOS19954.3/5 Maelstrom Games
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MegaTraveller 2: Quest for the Ancients

DOS19913.7/5 Paragon Software
MegaTraveller 2: Quest for the Ancients is the sequel to MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy. It is a science fiction role-playing game (RPG) released in 1991, developed by Paragon Software. Like its predecessor, MegaTraveller 2 is set in the expansive Traveller universe.In MegaTraveller 2, players continue their journey in the Third Imperium, ...