Abandonware DOS title

Top-down perspective

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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People's General

Windows XP/98/951998protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Phantasie 1

DOS1987protected3.8/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Phantasie 3: The Wrath of Nikademus

DOS19874.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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PHM Pegasus

DOS19873.3/5 LucasArts
pictionary-01

Pictionary: The Game of Quick Draw

DOS19893/5 Oxford Mobius
pinballdreams-5

Pinball Dreams

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Digital Illusions
pinball-dreams-2-01

Pinball Dreams 2

DOS1994protected3.1/5 21st Century Entertainment
pinball-fantasies-03

Pinball Fantasies

DOS19944.2/5 Digital Illusions
pinball-illusions-02

Pinball Illusions

DOS19953.7/5 Digital Illusions
pinball-magic-02

Pinball Magic

DOS19903.7/5 Loriciels
pinball-world-05

Pinball World

DOS19953.8/5 Spidersoft Limited
pipedreams-2

Pipe Dream

DOSWindows 3.x19894.3/5 The Assembly Line
Pipe Mania (also known as Pipe Dream is a tile-matching (sort of) puzzle game about flowing liquids developed by The Assembly Line in 1989. You must build a path made of pipe pieces to let a green liquid (sewer goo?) flow. It's simple, original and addicting, that's why Pipe Mania was cloned a number of times.
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Pirates! Gold

DOSWindows 3.xMac1993protectedremakedemo4/5 MicroProse Software
Pirates! Gold is an open world game designed by Paul Murphy, developed and released by MicroProse Software in 1993 for DOS, Windows 3.x, Mac and also Sega Genesis and Amiga CD32. Pirates! Gold is a remake of the game Pirates, created by Sid Meier in 1987. Pirates! Gold gameplay is a unique mix of action, strategy, pirate life simulation, ...
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Pizza Tycoon

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac1994protected4/5 Software 2000
planetsedge-8

Planet's Edge

DOS1991protected4/5 New World Computing
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Poko Memorial: 18 Hole Miniature Golf

DOS19872.3/5 Gold Hill Software
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Populous: The Beginning

Windows XP/98/951998protected4.2/5 Bullfrog
postman-pat-3-02

Postman Pat 3: To the Rescue

DOS19923.5/5 Alternative Software
power-doll-01

Power Dolls

DOS19943.8/5 Kogado Software Products
power-drive-03

Power Drive

DOS19944.2/5 Rage Games
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Princess Maker 2

DOS19934.1/5 Gainax
Princess Maker 2 is a life simulation anime-style game developed by Gainax in 1993. In Princess Maker 2, the player is the father of a young princess and must tutor and raise her to the age of 18 by scheduling jobs, school classes and programming other activities. The princess is defined by attributes (strength, cooking, etc.) that will change depe...
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Prophecy of the Shadow

DOS1992protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Prophecy: the Fall of Trinadon

DOS19893.4/5 Activision
chess-psion-02

Psion Chess

DOSMac19853.9/5 Psion Software
psychopinball-1

Psycho Pinball

DOS19954.2/5 Codemasters
puzznic-2

Puzznic

DOS19904.2/5 Taito
pyramidsegypt-4

Pyramids of Egypt

DOS19894/5 Ideas From the Deep
qixtaito-2

Qix

DOS19894.1/5 Taito
questron2-1

Questron 2

DOS1988protected3.8/5 Westwood Studios
rackem-2

Rack 'em

DOS19883.5/5 Artech Studios