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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Battlestar

Windows 3.x1996freeware3.7/5
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Ant Attack!

DOS1994freeware3.7/5 Dataware
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EGA-Roids

DOS1986freewareremake3.7/5 Designer Software
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Spy Hunter

DOS19843.7/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
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Cosmic Crusader

DOS19823.7/5 Funatics Software
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Hard Nova

DOS19903.7/5 Malibu Interactive
Hard Nova is a sci-fi role-playing game (RPG) developed by Malibu Interactive and published by Electronic Arts. Released in 1990, it is available on platforms such as the DOS, Amiga, Atari ST. Hard Nova is set in a distant future where players navigate through various star systems. The player takes on the role of a mercenary leader in charge of a s...
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The Final Crusade of Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.7/5 Apogee Software
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Crossfire

DOS19823.7/5 Sierra On-Line
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Pinball Magic

DOS19903.7/5 Loriciels
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MegaTraveller 2: Quest for the Ancients

DOS19913.7/5 Paragon Software
MegaTraveller 2: Quest for the Ancients is the sequel to MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy. It is a science fiction role-playing game (RPG) released in 1991, developed by Paragon Software. Like its predecessor, MegaTraveller 2 is set in the expansive Traveller universe.In MegaTraveller 2, players continue their journey in the Third Imperium, ...
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Cap Man

Windows XP/98/9519993.7/5
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Caves of Thor

DOS19893.7/5 Apogee Software
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Fire Power

DOS19883.7/5 Silent Software
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Fort Apache

DOS19923.7/5 Impressions Games
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Gone Fishing

DOS19893.7/5 Interstel Corporation
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Kingdom of Kroz

DOS1988freeware3.7/5 Apogee Software
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Legions

Windows 3.xMac OS19943.7/5 Mindscape
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Moraff's Morejongg

Windows XP/98/9519923.7/5 Moraffware
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Nanotank

Windows 3.x19933.7/5
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Operation Market Garden

DOS1985protected3.7/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Reunion

DOS19943.7/5 Dinamic Multimedia
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Sensible World of Soccer 96/97

DOS1996protected3.7/5 Sensible Software
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Shamus

DOS19843.7/5 Synapse Software
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SSN-21 Seawolf

DOS19943.7/5 Electronic Arts
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The Ancient Art of War in the Skies

DOS19923.7/5 Evryware
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Visual Star Trek

DOS19903.7/5
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Pac-girl

DOS19823.7/5 Magicom Multimedia
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Moraff's Revenge

DOS19883.7/5 Moraffware
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Akalabeth: World of Doom

DOS1981freeware3.6/5 California Pacific Computer
Akalabeth is a RPG game allegedly developed in just one summer by the Ultima franchise creator Richard Garriott. It's a dungeon crawler with wire-frame black and white graphics. Akalabeth is played in both first person 3d and top down view points.