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).
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Frontline

DOS19903/5 Cases Computer Simulations
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Omega

DOS19894/5 Origin Systems
Omega is an abandoned science fiction themed strategy game developed and released by Origin Systems in 1989 for DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, C64. Omega is a rare example of a programming game about robots.
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Crazy Nick's Parlor Games with Laura Bow

DOS19923.4/5 Sierra On-Line
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Vengeance of Excalibur

DOS19913.9/5 Synergistic Software
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The Civil War

DOS19873.3/5 Avalon Hill
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Burntime

DOS19934/5 Max Design
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The Punisher

DOS19903/5 Paragon Software
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Army Men 2

Windows XP/98/951998protected4/5 The 3DO Company
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Royal Flush Pinball

DOS19943.4/5 Amtex
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Oxyd

DOS19923.9/5 Dongleware
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Iron Cross

DOS19943.5/5 New World Computing
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Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 1

DOS19884/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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Knights of the Desert

DOS1983protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
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Dominium

DOS19924/5 Microids
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Hillsfar

DOS1989protected3.8/5 Westwood Studios
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Mech Brigade

DOS1987protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Risk

Windows 3.x19913.7/5 Azeroth
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Highway Fighter

DOS19954/5 Safari Software
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Carnage

DOS19934.1/5 Warped Minds
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Lord of Destruction

DOS19942.6/5 Rebelsoft
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7 colors

DOS19913.5/5 Gamos
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Over the Reich

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.x19963.9/5 Big Time Software
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Into the Eagle's Nest

DOS19873.9/5 Pandora
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Evets

DOS1988freeware3.5/5 SAck Enterprizes
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Dungeons of Kroz 2

DOS19893.6/5 Apogee Software
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Number Munchers

DOS19903.6/5 MECC
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Robotron 2084

DOS19833.9/5 Williams Entertainment
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Dragons of Flame

DOS1989protected3.9/5 U.S. Gold
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Xenopods

DOS19913.3/5 Softdisk Publishing
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Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 2

DOS19893.9/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group