Abandonware DOS title

Top-down perspective sorted by release date

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).
pinballdreams-5

Pinball Dreams

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Digital Illusions
piratesg_006

Pirates! Gold

DOSWindows 3.xMac1993protectedremakedemo4/5 MicroProse Software
Pirates! Gold is an open world game designed by Paul Murphy, developed and released by MicroProse Software in 1993 for DOS, Windows 3.x, Mac and also Sega Genesis and Amiga CD32. Pirates! Gold is a remake of the game Pirates, created by Sid Meier in 1987. Pirates! Gold gameplay is a unique mix of action, strategy, pirate life simulation, ...
princessmaker2-3

Princess Maker 2

DOS19934.1/5 Gainax
Princess Maker 2 is a life simulation anime-style game developed by Gainax in 1993. In Princess Maker 2, the player is the father of a young princess and must tutor and raise her to the age of 18 by scheduling jobs, school classes and programming other activities. The princess is defined by attributes (strength, cooking, etc.) that will change depe...
ragnarok-2

Ragnarok

DOS1993freeware4.1/5 Gray Design Associates
railroad-tycoon-deluxe-07

Railroad Tycoon Deluxe

DOS19934.1/5 MicroProse Software
reaping-the-dungeon-06

Reaping The Dungeon

DOS19934/5 Frontline Software
redhook-revenge-03

Redhook's Revenge

DOS19933.3/5 ImagiSoft
robbo-02

Robbo

DOS1993freeware3.8/5 xLand Games
simfarm-1

SimFarm

DOS19934.1/5 Maxis
slicks-n-slide-02

Slicks 'n' Slide

DOS19934.1/5
socrates-chess-03

Socrates

DOS19934/5
solar-winds-2-02

Solar Winds 2: Galaxy

DOS19933.9/5 Stone Interactive Media
spiritual-warfare-01

Spiritual Warfare

DOS1993protected3.6/5 Wisdom Tree
subtrade-1

Subtrade: Return to Irata

DOS19933.9/5 Century Interactive
Subtrade: Return to Irata is an abandoned science fiction business simulation game developed by Century Interactive and published by Boeder Software in 1993 for Amiga and later ported to DOS. Subtrade is an updated multiplayer clone of the classic M.U.L.E., set underwater on an oceanic world.
great-war-14-18-02

The Great War: 1914 - 1918

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Blue Byte Software
tracon-for-win-01

Tracon for Windows

Windows 3.x19933.8/5 Wesson International
ultima7part2-9

Ultima 7 Part 2: Serpent Isle

DOS19934/5 Origin Systems
After the well received Ultima 7 The Black Gate, Origin decided that their Ultima engine could be used for one more game. Ultima 7 Part 2: Serpent Isle begins right after The Black Gate ends. This time the Avatar travels to a whole new land, far away from the usual Britannia. Serpent Isle brings its own charm to the series; exploring new lands...
unnaturalselection-2

Unnatural Selection

DOS19933.9/5 Maxis
unnecessary-roughness-01

Unnecessary Roughness

DOS19933.4/5 Accolade
vvictoryjuno-4

V for victory: Gold-Juno-Sword

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Atomic Games
v4vmarket_007

V for victory: Market-Garden

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Atomic Games
warriors-of-legend-07

Warriors of Legend

DOS19934/5 Synergistic Software
when2worldswar-2

When Two Worlds War

DOS19933.6/5 Impressions Games
5th-fleet-07

5th Fleet

DOS19943.9/5
alqadim-5

Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse

DOS1994protected3.8/5 Cyberlore studios
tower-assault-03

Alien Breed: Tower Assault

DOS1994protected4.2/5 Team 17
antattack-1

Ant Attack!

DOS1994freeware3.7/5 Dataware
astrofire-3

Astro Fire

DOS1994freewareremake3.8/5 ORT Software