Abandonware DOS title

Top-down perspective

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
Civilization 2
strategyWindows XP/98/95
Grand Theft Auto 2
action-adventureWindows XP/98/95

Top down games

  • spacecrusade-1
    DOS19924.2/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
  • space-federation-07
    DOS19944.1/5 Interplay Productions
  • spacerogue-2
    DOS19894/5 Origin Systems

    Space Rogue is a science fiction RPG developed by Richard Garriott's Origin and desined by Paul Neurath. Space Rogue combines a 3D space simulation with a top down view RPG gameplay. As a space pilot you can hunt bounties, buy and sell goods, land on starbases or outposts and talk to NPCs, do quests, etc.

  • spacewar-1
  • speedball-1
    DOS19884.2/5 Bitmap Brothers
  • speedball2-4
    DOS19924.1/5 Bitmap Brothers
  • spiritexc-1
    DOS19903.8/5 Synergistic Software
  • spiritual-warfare-01
    DOS1993protected3.1/5 Wisdom Tree
  • spyhunter-1
    DOS19843.6/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
  • ssn21-seawolf-02
    DOS19943.6/5 Electronic Arts
  • starcommand-4
    DOS1988protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
  • starcontrol1-6
    DOS1990protected4/5 Toys for Bob
  • starcontrol2-11
    DOS1992protected4.2/5 Toys for Bob
  • starcontrol3_003
    DOS1996protected4/5 Legend Entertainment
  • star-general-combo-02
    Windows XP/98/95DOS1996protected3.8/5 Catware, Inc.
  • stargoose-1
    DOS19884/5 Logotron

    Star Goose is a classic video game developed by Logotron and released in 1988 for various home computer systems of that era, including the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and Amstrad CPC. It is a top-down, vertically scrolling shooter that combines elements of shoot 'em up gameplay with exploration and power-up mechanics.

  • star-trek-combat-arena-04
  • star-wars-2-04
  • yoda-stories-03
    Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 LucasArts
  • starflight-3
    DOS19864.2/5 Binary Systems
  • starflight2-5
  • steelpanthers-1
    DOS1995protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
  • steel-panthers-3-06
    DOS1997protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
  • stone-age-03
  • storm-1
    DOS19872.5/5 Mastertronic
  • stratego-02
    DOS19903.3/5 Accolade
  • styx-1
    DOS19843.9/5 Windmill Software
  • subtrade-1
    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.

  • super-pacman-01
    DOS19823.6/5 Namco
  • super-pinball-01
    DOS19874.4/5 Russco