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).
sexy-droids-05

Sexy Droids

DOS1992NSFW4/5 Eleven Software
siege-06

Siege

DOS19924/5 Mindcraft Software
simlife-2

SimLife

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

Solar hockey league

DOS19923.5/5 Bethesda Softworks
spacecrusade-1

Space Crusade

DOS19924.2/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
speedball2-4

Speedball 2

DOS19924.1/5 Bitmap Brothers
starcontrol2-11

Star Control 2

DOS1992protected4.2/5 Toys for Bob
stone-age-03

Stone Age

DOS19924.1/5
super-zzt-05

Super ZZT

DOS19923.3/5 Epic MegaGames
swap-microids-01

Swap

DOS19923.5/5 Microids
ancient-art-war-skies-01

The Ancient Art of War in the Skies

DOS19923.7/5 Evryware
magiccandle3-5

The Magic Candle 3

DOS19923.9/5 Mindcraft Software
tinyskweeks-1

Tiny Skweeks

DOS19923.5/5 Kalisto Entertainment
traders-02

Traders

DOS19924/5 Linel
trivial-pursuit-deluxe-01

Trivial Pursuit Deluxe

DOS19923.8/5 Oxford Digital Enterprises
ultima7-2

Ultima 7 Part 1: The Black Gate

DOS19924.3/5 Origin Systems
Ultima VII: The Black Gate is a top-down RPG where you, the Avatar, have to find out what's happening in Britannia by solving quests, meeting interesting NPCs and fight hordes of headleass monsters. The land of Britannia is shaken by mysterious earthquakes, a new religion (the Fellowship) is spreading and is replacing the old virtues, and who is th...
unreal-world-roguelike-09

UnReal World v. 3.20

Windows XP/98/95Mac1992freeware4.1/5
v4vvelikiye_005

V for victory: Velikiye Luki

DOS1992protected3.9/5 Atomic Games
winrisk-01

WinRisk

Windows 3.x19924.1/5
18-airborne-03

18th Airborne

DOS19933.9/5
alienbreed-1

Alien Breed

DOS1993protected3.6/5 Team 17
allan-border-cricket-01

Allan Border's Cricket

DOS19934.2/5 Audiogenic
ambush-at-sorinor-02

Ambush at Sorinor

DOS19933.7/5 Mindcraft Software
bassduel-1

Bass Duel

DOS19933.7/5
battle-isle-93-03

Battle Isle 93: The Moon of Chromos

DOS19934/5 Blue Byte Software
bloodstone-3

Bloodstone: an Epic Dwarven Tale

DOS19934/5 Mindcraft Software
bravo-romeo-delta-01

Bravo Romeo Delta

DOS19934.2/5
burntime-01

Burntime

DOS19934/5 Max Design
capture-the-flag-01

Capture the Flag

DOS19933/5