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).
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SimCity

DOSWindows 3.xWindows XP/98/951989protected4.1/5 Maxis
SimCity (or SimCity Classic) is a popular city building simulation in which you, the mayor of a city, have to build a metropolis from the ground up. You can build police and fire departments, assign industrial, residential or commercial areas, manage power distribution, build ports and airports. Grow your city from village to metropolis and try to ...
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SimEarth

DOSWindows 3.x19904.2/5 Maxis
SimEarth is a simulation in which you can shape and mold a planet in almost every way you can imagine. In SimEarth our planet is simulated as a whole: life, climate, atmosphere are all aspects of a single Gaia-like Earth. SimEarth can be played in two modes: game and experimental. In game mode, you have to to develop (and preserve) Earth with limit...
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SimFarm

DOS19934.1/5 Maxis
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SimLife

DOSMacWindows 3.x19924/5 Maxis
SimLife is an abandoned simulation game focused on managing a ecosystems and experimenting with genetics. SimLife was designed by Ken Karakotsios, developed and released by Maxis in 1992 for DOS and later also published for Macintosh, Amiga, Windows 3.x and Amiga.
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Sito Pons 500cc Grand Prix

DOS19903.9/5 Zigurat Software
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Skate or Die

DOS19884.3/5 Electronic Arts
Skate or Die is an abandoned sports game, developed and released by Electronic Arts in 1988 for DOS and a number of other platforms. Skate or Die is a multi-sport kind of game, including every kind of unconventional "sport" done on skateboard. A sequel, Ski or Die, was released an year later.
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Ski or Die

DOS19904/5 Electronic Arts
Ski or Die is a winter sports-themed video game that was originally released in 1990 for various platforms, including the Commodore 64, Amiga, and MS-DOS. The game was developed by Electronic Arts and was a follow-up to their earlier title, "California Games". Ski or Die features a collection of winter sports events: downhill blitz, acro aerials, s...
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SkiFree

Windows 3.x19913.9/5
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Sky Shark

DOS19893.5/5 Toaplan
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Slash'Em

Windows XP/98/95Linux1997freeware4.1/5
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Sleuth: A Murder Mystery

DOS1983freeware4.2/5 Norland Software
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Slicks 'n' Slide

DOS19934.1/5
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Snack Attack 2

DOS19823/5 Funtastic
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Socrates

DOS19934/5
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Soko-Ban

DOS19844.1/5 ASCII Corporation
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Solar hockey league

DOS19923.5/5 Bethesda Softworks
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Solar Winds 2: Galaxy

DOS19933.9/5 Stone Interactive Media
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Solidarnosc

DOS19913.4/5 P. Z. Karen Co. Development Group
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Sorcerer Lord

DOS19874/5 Personal Software Services
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Soviet

DOS19904.1/5 Opera Soft
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Space 1889

DOS19903.9/5 Paragon Software
Space 1889 is an abandoned top down RPG developed by Paragon Software and released in 1990 for DOS, Atari ST and Amiga. Space 1889 setting is classic science fiction, but is set in the Victorian. It's worth noting that Space 1889 is loosely based on the tabletop game of the same name.
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Space Crusade

DOS19924.2/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
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Space Federation

DOS19944.2/5 Interplay Productions
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Space Rogue

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.
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Spacewar

DOS19854.1/5
Spacewar is one of the earliest digital computer games and is often considered the first interactive video game. It was created in 1962 by Steve Russell, Martin Graetz, and Wayne Wiitanen at the MIT. The game was developed on the PDP-1 minicomputer; this is a DOS port, released in 1985.Spacewar! features two spaceships, controlled by players, that ...
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Speedball

DOS19884.2/5 Bitmap Brothers
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Speedball 2

DOS19924.1/5 Bitmap Brothers
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Spirit of Excalibur

DOS19903.8/5 Synergistic Software
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Spiritual Warfare

DOS1993protected3.6/5 Wisdom Tree