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).
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Robot Rascals

DOS19873.8/5 Ozark Softscape
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Battle for Normandy

DOS1983protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
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DarkSpyre

DOS19903.8/5 Event Horizon
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Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor

Windows XP/98/9519973.8/5 Westwood Studios
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Football Glory

DOS1995freeware3.8/5 Croteam
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Gold of the Americas: The Conquest of the New World

DOS19893.8/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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Great Napoleonic Battles

DOS19913.8/5 Impressions Games
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Hole in One

DOS19953.8/5 Really Interesting Software Company
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Ishido: The Way of the Stones

DOSMac OS19903.8/5 Publishing International
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La Colmena

DOS1992NSFW3.8/5 Opera Soft
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Temple of Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.8/5 Apogee Software
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The Global Dilemma: Guns or Butter

DOS19903.8/5 Mindscape
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Epic Pinball

DOSMac OS1993protected3.7/5 Digital Extremes
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Ambush at Sorinor

DOS19933.7/5 Mindcraft Software
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Traffic department 2192

DOS1994freeware3.7/5 P Squared
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Challenge of the Five Realms

DOS1992protected3.7/5 MicroProse Software
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Legacy of the Ancients

DOS19893.7/5 Quest Software
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Star Trek Combat Arena

DOS19893.7/5
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Nobunaga's Ambition

DOS19883.7/5 KOEI
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Berlin 1948

DOS19893.7/5 Time Warp Software
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Bass Duel

DOS19933.7/5
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Blitz Draughts

DOS19923.7/5 PC Solutions
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Caesars Palace

DOS19893.7/5 Virgin Interactive
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Decision at Gettysburg

DOS19903.7/5 TigLon Software
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Gary Grigsby's War in Russia

DOS1993protected3.7/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Pinball Illusions

DOS19953.7/5 Digital Illusions
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Alex Higgins World Snooker

DOS19863.7/5 Lindensoft
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Operation: Inner Space

Windows 3.x1994protecteddemo3.7/5 Software Dynamics
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The Lost Patrol

DOS19913.7/5 Astros Productions
The Lost Patrol is an abandoned multi-type action game set in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam war. The Lost Patrol was developed by Astros Productions (DOS version) and released by Ocean Software in 1991 for DOS, Amiga and Atari ST.
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Battle Isle

DOS1991protected3.7/5 Blue Byte Software