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).
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
alien-olympics-01

Alien Olympics

DOS19942.7/5 Dark Technologies
antattack-1

Ant Attack!

DOS1994freeware3.7/5 Dataware
astrofire-3

Astro Fire

DOS1994freewareremake3.8/5 ORT Software
battle-isle-2-01

Battle Isle 2200

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Blue Byte Software
bobbyfisherteaches-4

Bobby Fisher teaches chess

DOS19944/5 Mission Studios
cannonfodder-4

Cannon Fodder

DOS1994protected4.2/5 Sensible Software
champ-ms-pacman-05

CHAMP Ms. Pac-man

DOS1994remake3.9/5 ChamProgramming corp.
colonization-6

Colonization

DOSWindows 3.xLinuxMac OS1994protected4.2/5 MicroProse Software
Colonization is a turn-based strategy 4x game developed and published by MicroProse in 1994 for DOS, Windows 3.1, Linux and Mac. The setting is the European Colonization of the New World. Colonization gameplay and interface are similar to Civilization, another Sid Meier game. However, there are some differences between Civilization and Colonization...
dday-beginning-02

D-Day: The Beginning of the End

DOS19943.5/5 Impressions Games
dark-legions-7

Dark Legions

DOS1994protected4/5 Silicon Knights
darksun2-3

Dark Sun 2: Wake of the Ravager

DOS1994protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
disciples-of-steel-04

Disciples of Steel

DOS19943.9/5
dreamweb-hotel1

Dreamweb

DOS1994freeware4.1/5 Creative reality
Dreamweb is a top-down point and click adventure set in a dark, cyberpunk city. You play as Ryan who has strange, violent, dreams. A top down perspective and the sheer number of items your character can pick up are just two of the peculiarities of this game. Dreamweb was developed by Creative Reality and published by Empire Interactive for DOS in 1...
empire-soccer-03

Empire Soccer 94

DOS19942.8/5 Graftgold
flying-tigers-1-03

Flying Tigers

DOS19944.1/5 Ticsoft
Flying Tigers is an abandoned vertical-scrolling sci-fi themed shoot 'em up game developed and released by Ticsoft in 1994 for MS-DOS only. Flying Tigers is the first chapter of the two parts Flying Tigers video game series.
flying-tigers-2-04

Flying Tigers 2

DOS19943.3/5
highway-hunter-03

Highway Hunter

DOS19943.2/5 Safari Software
international-soccer-06

International Soccer

DOS19944/5 Zeppelin Games
iron-cross-03

Iron Cross

DOS19943.5/5 New World Computing
king-arthur-kort-02

King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table

DOS19943.3/5 MVP Software
kingdoms-of-germany-04

Kingdoms of Germany

DOS19943.5/5 Realism Entertainment
knightsxentar-1

Knights of Xentar

DOS1994NSFW4.1/5 MegaTech Software
legions-05

Legions

Windows 3.xMac OS19944/5 Mindscape
lord-of-destruction-01

Lord of Destruction

DOS19942.9/5 Rebelsoft
lordsoftherealm-1

Lords of the Realm

DOSWindows XP/98/951994protected4/5 Impressions Games
Lords of the Realm is top-down kingdom simulation game set in medieval Europe (England and Germany), designed by Christopher J. Foster and David Lester, developed by Impressions Games and released 1994 for DOS, Windows and Amiga.
mad-paradox-03

Mad Paradox

DOS1994NSFW3.9/5 Queen Soft
marble-cooking-05

Marble Cooking

DOS1994NSFW3.5/5 Negative
masterofmagic-6

Master of Magic

DOSWindows XP/98/951994protected4.2/5 SimTex
Master of Magic is a turn based 4x strategy game developed by SimTex and published by the well know Microprose, very similar to Civilization, with a fantasy twist. You play as a wizard and your objective is to evolve your race from a small settlement to a bursting empire. To do so, you can produce military units to fight other computer controlled p...