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).
rock-and-roll-03

Rock 'n Roll

DOS19893.3/5 Rainbow Arts
legend-of-the-sword-03

Legend of the Sword

DOS19884/5 Silicon Software
kampfgruppe-05

Kampfgruppe

DOS1987protected3.6/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
shamus-1

Shamus

DOS19843.7/5 Synapse Software
warriors-of-legend-07

Warriors of Legend

DOS19934.1/5 Synergistic Software
trivial-pursuit-03

Trivial Pursuit

DOS19893.4/5
Trivial Pursuit is a popular trivia board game that was adapted into a computer game for various platforms, including DOS. In the game, players answer trivia questions from various categories in order to collect pie pieces that correspond to those categories. The goal is to collect all the pie pieces and complete a full pie before your opponents.
astro-dodge-1

Astro Dodge

DOS19823.6/5 Digital Marketing Corporation
rescue-rover-2-04

Rescue Rover 2

DOS1991protected3.1/5 id software
la-colmena-01

La Colmena

DOS1992NSFW3.8/5 Opera Soft
mine-shaft-01

Mine Shaft

DOS19834.1/5 Sierra On-Line
backgammon-1

Backgammon

DOS19843.1/5 IBM
thecivilwar-empire-02

The Civil War

DOS19953.5/5 Dagger Interactive Technologies
war-lance-03

War of the Lance

DOS1990protected4.3/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
finalcrusadekroz-2

The Final Crusade of Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.7/5 Apogee Software
reunion-05

Reunion

DOS19943.7/5 Dinamic Multimedia
decisive-civil-war-2-08

Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 2

DOS19894/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
cave-wars-01

Cave Wars

DOS19964.2/5
darkspyre-02

DarkSpyre

DOS19903.8/5 Event Horizon
boxerrebellion-1

Boxer Rebellion

DOS19823.1/5
exile2-04

Exile II: Crystal Souls

Windows XP/98/95Mac OSWindows 3.x1996freeware3.9/5 Spiderweb Software
overkill-04

OverKill

DOS1992freeware3.9/5 Tech-Noir
ibm-nine-hole-03

IBM 9-Hole Miniature Golf

DOS19833/5 SoftSide Magazine
uncover-it-02

Uncover It

DOS1994NSFW4/5
football-glory-04

Football Glory

DOS1995freeware3.8/5 Croteam
dungeon-explorer-03

Dungeon Explorer

DOS19903.5/5
highway-hunter-03

Highway Hunter

DOS19943.2/5 Safari Software
froggerjr-2

Frogger Jr.

DOS19843.6/5
questron2-1

Questron 2

DOS1988protected3.8/5 Westwood Studios
hillsfar-6

Hillsfar

DOS1989protected3.8/5 Westwood Studios
batalia-4

Batalia

DOS19862.8/5 The Right Brothers