Abandonware DOS title

The most popular top down games

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).
grisby-pacific-war-03

Gary Grigsby's Pacific War

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
indenture-02

Indenture

DOS1995remake4.1/5
beneath-apple-manor-04

Beneath Apple Manor

DOS1983freeware4.1/5
mad-mix-02

Mad Mix

DOS19884.3/5 Topo Soft
trog-04

Trog

DOS19904.3/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
punisher-01

The Punisher

DOS19903/5 Paragon Software
dragonflight-01

Dragonflight

DOS19913.6/5 Thalion
alf-03

ALF: The First Adventure

DOS19873/5 Box Office
capture-the-flag-01

Capture the Flag

DOS19932.5/5
slicks-n-slide-02

Slicks 'n' Slide

DOS19934.1/5
antix-05

Antix

DOS1985remake4.2/5
moebius-1

Moebius

DOS19873.4/5 Origin Systems
chess88-1

Chess88

DOS19844/5
egaroids-2

EGA-Roids

DOS1986freewareremake3.7/5 Designer Software
dungeon-explorer-03

Dungeon Explorer

DOS19903.5/5
global-conquest-04

Global Conquest

DOS19924/5 Ozark Softscape
firezone-04

Firezone

DOS19883.1/5 Arcadia Systems
dungeons-of-kairn-02

Dungeons of Kairn

DOS19893.6/5
backgammon-1

Backgammon

DOS19843.1/5 IBM
lord-of-destruction-01

Lord of Destruction

DOS19942.6/5 Rebelsoft
last-duel-03

Last Duel: Inter Planet War 2012

DOS19893.5/5 Capcom
rescue-rover-2-04

Rescue Rover 2

DOS1991protected3.1/5 id software
nobunaga-ambition-6-03

Nobunaga's Ambition 6

DOS19943.9/5 KOEI
first-expedition-01

First Expedition

DOS19883/5 Interstel Corporation
kingdoms-of-germany-04

Kingdoms of Germany

DOS19943.5/5 Realism Entertainment
royal-flush-pinball-02

Royal Flush Pinball

DOS19943.5/5 Amtex
solarhockey-1

Solar hockey league

DOS19923.5/5 Bethesda Softworks
traders-02

Traders

DOS19924/5 Linel
great-napoleonic-battles-01

Great Napoleonic Battles

DOS19913.8/5 Impressions Games
heavy-barrel-02

Heavy Barrel

DOS19893.4/5 Data East