Abandonware DOS title

Top-down perspective sorted by title, from Z to A

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).

Most popular top down games

Dune 2000
strategyWindows XP/98/95

Top down games

  • champion-of-the-raj-02
    DOS19914.1/5 Personal Software Services
  • champ-ms-pacman-05
    DOS1994remake4/5 ChamProgramming corp.
  • challenge-of-the-five-realms-5
    DOS1992protected3.8/5 MicroProse Software
  • centurion-7
    DOS19904.1/5 Bits of magic

    Centurion: Defender of Rome is a turn-based strategy game set in ancient Rome times. As a centurion of the Roman Empire, you will fight against the enemies of Rome in real time battles in every corner of Italy and Europe, you'll be a gladiator, race chariots, fight naval battles and more.

  • cdman2-1
    DOS19924.2/5 Creative Dimensions
  • caves-of-thor-05
    DOS19893.4/5 Apogee Software
  • caverns-of-kroz-2
    DOS1989freeware3.6/5 Apogee Software
  • cave-quest-05
  • cave-wars-01
  • castle-wolfenstein-04
    DOS19844.2/5 Muse Software
  • castleofthewinds-3
    Windows 3.x1993freeware4.2/5 SaadaSoft

    Castle of the Winds (1993, by Saadasoft) is a perfect example of an atypical roguelike (no ASCII, runs in Windows) turned into a liberated game. Surprisingly Castle of the Winds is still very playable to this day, if you can make it run under a recent version of Windows.

  • castle-adventure-04
  • carser-06
    DOS2023freeware3.6/5 Rodisoft

    Carser is a top-down view single player retro racing game. The goal is to go through all checkpoints and get the fastest time possible rewarded by silver, gold and diamond badges. Nitro boosts, jump ramps, ferry boats, rail level crossings, road blocks, cows, oil spills, gates and traffic will make this challenging. 

  • carrier-strike-south-pacific-04
    DOS1992protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
  • carnage-04
    DOS19934.3/5 Warped Minds
  • capman-01
    Windows XP/98/9519993.3/5
  • cannonfodder-4
    DOS1994protected4.3/5 Sensible Software
  • caesars-palace-05
    DOS19894/5 Virgin Interactive
  • bushbuck-04
    DOS19914.1/5 Pc globe
  • burntime-01
    DOS19934/5 Max Design
  • buffalo-bill-rodeo-02
    DOS19893/5 Tynesoft Computer Software
  • buckrogersmatrix-05
    DOS1992protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.

    Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed is a CRPG developed by SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. and released in 1992 for DOS only. Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed is the sequel to Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday and it's based on a campaign setting created by TSR in the late 80s. The game uses the Gold Box engine, common to much of the RPGs developed by SSI.

  • buckcountdown-04
    DOS1990protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
  • bridge7-04
    DOS19923.3/5 Artworx Software
  • bravo-romeo-delta-01
  • boxerrebellion-1
  • bostonbomb-1
    DOS19914/5 Silmarils
  • bombuzal-4
    DOS19893.6/5 Image Works
  • dynablaster-01
    DOS19924.1/5 Hudson soft
  • bobbyfisherteaches-4
    DOS19943.9/5 Mission Studios