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).
diplomacy-1

Computer Diplomacy

DOS19843.5/5 Avalon Hill
dragonflight-01

Dragonflight

DOS19913.6/5 Thalion
infiltrator-2-01

Infiltrator 2

DOS19884.1/5 Chris Gray Enterprises
turbo-gomoku-02

Turbo Gomoku

DOS19853/5
dungeons_kroz2_003

Dungeons of Kroz 2

DOS19893.6/5 Apogee Software
beast-01

Beast

DOS19843.8/5
reel-fish-04

Gone Fishing

DOS19893.7/5 Interstel Corporation
rescue-rover-2-04

Rescue Rover 2

DOS1991protected3.1/5 id software
exile1-01

Exile: Escape from the Pit

Windows XP/98/95Mac OSWindows 3.x1995freeware3.9/5 Spiderweb Software
gemfire-03

Gemfire

DOS19924/5 KOEI
dragon-lord-01

Dragon Lord

DOS19904.2/5 Spotlight Software
ssn21-seawolf-02

SSN-21 Seawolf

DOS19943.7/5 Electronic Arts
monopoly-04

Monopoly

DOS19853.8/5
goal-07

Goal!

DOS19933.9/5 Dini & Dini Productions
mission-mainframe-04

Mission: Mainframe

DOS19873.9/5
roadwareuropa-1

Roadwar Europa

DOS1987protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
reaping-the-dungeon-06

Reaping The Dungeon

DOS19934/5 Frontline Software
firezone-04

Firezone

DOS19883.1/5 Arcadia Systems
panzer-battles-05

Panzer Battles

DOS19903.1/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
prophecy-shadow-02

Prophecy of the Shadow

DOS1992protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
mychess-1

Mychess

DOS19843.8/5 The Software Toolworks
icon-ring-04

ICON: Quest for the Ring

DOS19843.6/5 Macrocom
monopoly-avalon-02

Monopoly

DOS19854.1/5
checkers-for-windows-02

Checkers for Windows

Windows 3.x19974.1/5
apb-5

APB

DOS19894/5 Atari
highway-hunter-03

Highway Hunter

DOS19943.2/5 Safari Software
dungeon-explorer-03

Dungeon Explorer

DOS19903.5/5
global-conquest-04

Global Conquest

DOS19924.3/5 Ozark Softscape
slashem-vampire-03

Slash'Em

Windows XP/98/95Linux1997freeware4.1/5
blue-angel-69-02

Blue Angel 69

DOS1989NSFW3.6/5