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).
raptor-1

Raptor: Call of the Shadows

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac1994protecteddemo4.1/5 Cygnus Studios
Raptor: Call of the Shadows is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed by Cygnus Studios and published by Apogee Software. The game was first released in 1994 for MS-DOS and later ported to other platforms. In Raptor, players control a fighter jet through various levels filled with enemy aircraft, ground targets, power-ups and boss...
reunion-05

Reunion

DOS19943.7/5 Dinamic Multimedia
royal-flush-pinball-02

Royal Flush Pinball

DOS19943.4/5 Amtex
sensible-golf-5

Sensible Golf

DOS19943.2/5 Sensible Software
space-federation-07

Space Federation

DOS19944.2/5 Interplay Productions
ssn21-seawolf-02

SSN-21 Seawolf

DOS19943.7/5 Electronic Arts
Superhero_League_Of_Hoboken-5

Superhero League of Hoboken

DOS1994protected3.9/5 Legend Entertainment
aethra_game_006

The Aethra Chronicles

DOS19943.9/5
The Aethra Chronicles is not a well know fantasy RPG, but it deserves some praise. It was developed by only one person (Micheal Lawrence) and, as the title implies, was intended to be the first volume of a saga. Unfortunately, volume two and three were never made. For a shareware game, Aethra was pretty solid and is still loved by the ones who play...
chaos-engine-05

The Chaos Engine

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Bitmap Brothers
grandest-fleet-03

The Grandest Fleet

DOS19944.1/5 Quantum quality productions
total-carnage-07

Total Carnage

DOS19943.8/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
trafficdepartment-4

Traffic department 2192

DOS1994freeware3.8/5 P Squared
tubular-worlds-04

Tubular Worlds

DOS19943.5/5
uncover-it-02

Uncover It

DOS1994NSFW4.3/5
warcraft-1

Warcraft: Orcs and Humans

DOS1994protecteddemo4.2/5 Blizzard Entertainment
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans is the first real-time fantasy strategy game from Blizzard Entertainment. Two separate story lines (Orcs and Humans) evolve with 12 scenarios per side telling the tale of the battle for the Kingdom of Azeroth. Players must mine gold and chop wood in order to construct buildings and create units. Each side tries to destro...
xquest-03

XQuest

DOS1994remake3.5/5
4play-01

4Play

Windows 3.x1995NSFW3.9/5
4Play is a multi-player board-like strategy party-game for adults released for Windows 3.1 in 1995. 4Play is a board-game very similar to Monopoly in which players have to perform certain (adult) actions in response to events happening on the board.
action-soccer-04

Action Soccer

DOS19954.1/5 UBI Soft
advanced-civilization-02

Advanced Civilization

DOS19954/5 Avalon Hill
albion-4

Albion

DOSWindows XP/98/9519954.3/5 Blue Byte Software
Albion is a role-playing video game that was released in 1996. Developed by Blue Byte Software and published by Blue Byte in Europe and by Ubisoft in North America, the game is notable for its unique combination of science fiction and fantasy elements.Albion features a first-person perspective for exploration and turn-based combat. Players navigate...
alphaman-02

AlphaMan

DOS19953.6/5
command-and-conquer-06

Command & Conquer

DOS1995freeware4.1/5 Westwood Studios
starshipinv-6

Command Adventures: Starship

DOS19953.5/5 Future Vision
empire2-art-war-05

Empire II: The Art of War

DOSWindows XP/98/9519954.1/5 White Wolf Productions
entomorph-05

Entomorph: Plague Of The Darkfall

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.xMac1995protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
exile1-01

Exile: Escape from the Pit

Windows XP/98/95MacWindows 3.x1995freeware3.9/5 Spiderweb Software
extremepinball-5

Extreme Pinball

DOS19954.2/5 Epic MegaGames
football-glory-04

Football Glory

DOS1995freeware3.8/5 Croteam
heroesmightmagic1-6

Heroes of Might and Magic

DOSWindows XP/98/951995protected4.2/5 New World Computing
highwayfighter-2

Highway Fighter

DOS19954/5 Safari Software