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).
avalon-1

Avalon

DOS1998freeware3.8/5 MiG Outpost
phantasie1-2

Phantasie 1

DOS1987protected3.8/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
daemonsgate-05

Daemonsgate

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac1993protected3.8/5 Imagitec Design
risk-3x-02

Risk

Windows 3.x19913.8/5 Azeroth
hillsfar-6

Hillsfar

DOS1989protected3.8/5 Westwood Studios
chess2100-1

Fidelity Chessmaster 2100

DOS19893.8/5 The Software Toolworks
aleshar-05

Aleshar World of Ice

DOS19973.8/5
spiritexc-1

Spirit of Excalibur

DOS19903.8/5 Synergistic Software
command-conquer-sole-survivor-04

Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor

Windows XP/98/9519973.8/5 Westwood Studios
alqadim-5

Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse

DOS1994protected3.8/5 Cyberlore studios
rescue-rover-1-04

Rescue Rover

DOS1991protected3.8/5 id software
sargonV-1

Sargon V: World Class Chess

DOS19913.8/5 Activision
ballistix-05

Ballistix

DOS19893.8/5 Reflections Interactive
knights-of-the-desert-03

Knights of the Desert

DOS1983protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
miniputt-04

Mini Putt

DOS19883.8/5 Artech Studios
mychess-1

Mychess

DOS19843.8/5 The Software Toolworks
sarakon-02

Sarakon

DOS19913.8/5 Starbyte Software
tigersinsnow-4

The Battle of the Bulge: Tigers in the Snow

DOS1982protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
magiccandle2-6

The Magic Candle 2: The Four and Forty

DOS19913.8/5 Mindcraft Software
tracon-for-win-01

Tracon for Windows

Windows 3.x19933.8/5 Wesson International
tracon1-02

Tracon: Air Traffic Control Simulator

DOS19893.8/5 Wesson International
trivial-pursuit-deluxe-01

Trivial Pursuit Deluxe

DOS19923.8/5 Oxford Digital Enterprises
witchhavenRL-01

WitchavenRL

WindowsLinux20133.8/5
demons-winter-2

Demon's Winter

DOS1989protected3.8/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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 The Software Toolworks
questron2-1

Questron 2

DOS1988protected3.8/5 Westwood Studios
aspargpmaster-1

Aspar GP Master

DOS19893.8/5 Dinamic Multimedia
beast-01

Beast

DOS19843.8/5