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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).
tv-sports-basketball-3

TV Sports: Basketball

DOS1990freeware4.1/5 Cinemaware
kampfgruppe-05

Kampfgruppe

DOS1987protected3.6/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
dawn-raiders-02

Dawn Raider

DOS19904/5 Softstar Entertainment
rescuerigel-1

Rescue at Rigel

DOS19833.3/5 Epyx
solarhockey-1

Solar hockey league

DOS19923.5/5 Bethesda Softworks
reaping-the-dungeon-06

Reaping The Dungeon

DOS19934/5 Frontline Software
templeofkroz-4

Temple of Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.8/5 Apogee Software
dungeons-of-kairn-02

Dungeons of Kairn

DOS19893.6/5
v4vmarket_007

V for victory: Market-Garden

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Atomic Games
miniputt-04

Mini Putt

DOS19883.8/5 Artech Studios
tigersinsnow-4

The Battle of the Bulge: Tigers in the Snow

DOS1982protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
xenon-2000-05

Xenon 2000: Project PCF

Windows XP/98/952000remake3.8/5 Bitmap Brothers
Xenon 2000: Project PCF is a vertical-scrolling shoot 'em up video game and originally released in 2000. It is a sequel to the earlier game "Xenon 2: Megablast," which was developed by The Bitmap Brothers and released in 1989.In Xenon 2000, players control a spaceship and engage in fast-paced shooting action as they face off against waves of enemy ...
zoop-03

Zoop

DOS19953.2/5 Hookstone
kasparovgambit-3

Kasparov's Gambit

DOS19933.9/5 Heuristic software
chess2100-1

Fidelity Chessmaster 2100

DOS19893.9/5 Software Toolworks
tracon1-02

Tracon: Air Traffic Control Simulator

DOS19893.8/5 Wesson International
beyond-black-hole-01

Beyond the Black Hole

DOS19893.8/5 Software Toolworks
capture-the-flag-01

Capture the Flag

DOS19933/5
star-wars-2-04

Star Wars 2

DOS19894.1/5
perfectgeneral-1

The Perfect General

DOS19914.2/5 White Wolf Productions
The Perfect General is a turn-based strategy military game developed by White Wolf Productions and released in 1991 by Quantun Quality Production. The Perfect General gameplay is quite simple compared to other wargames, but it's based on a solid set of rules and let the players progress at their own pace through missions and scenarios. The Perfect ...
fantasy-empires-07

Fantasy Empires

DOS1993protected3.9/5 Silicon Knights
darkspyre-02

DarkSpyre

DOS19903.8/5 Event Horizon
international-soccer-06

International Soccer

DOS19943.9/5 Zeppelin Games
chess-psion-02

Psion Chess

DOSMac19853.9/5 Psion Software
alien-syndrome-07

Alien Syndrome

DOS19894.3/5 Sega
dark-reign-2-06

Dark Reign 2

Windows XP/98/952000protected4.1/5 Pandemic Studios
decision_desert-05

Decision in the Desert

DOS19853.8/5 MicroProse Software
stratego-02

Stratego

DOS19903.5/5 Accolade