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).
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Micro Machines

DOS19944.3/5 Codemasters
Micro Machines is an abandoned racing game developed and released by Codemasters in 1994 based on the Micro Machines toy line. Micro Machines was published for DOS, but also for Amiga, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, NES, SEGA Master System and SNES. Codemasters released a sequel called Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament.
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Motor City

DOS19944/5 Max Design
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Nobunaga's Ambition 6

DOS19943.9/5 KOEI
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Operation: Inner Space

Windows 3.x1994protecteddemo3.8/5 Software Dynamics
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Panzer General

DOS1994protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Panger General is a turn based strategy wargame developed by SSI set in World War 2. The player can choose Axis or Allies and fight against the AI or another human player in more than 30 scenarios on a classic hex based map.
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Pinball Dreams 2

DOS1994protected3.2/5 21st Century Entertainment
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Pinball Fantasies

DOS19944.2/5 Digital Illusions
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Pizza Tycoon

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac OS1994protected4/5 Software 2000
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Pong Kombat

DOS1994freeware3/5
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Power Dolls

DOS19944/5 Kogado Software Products
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Power Drive

DOS19944.3/5 Rage Games
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Raiden

DOS19944.1/5 Seibu Kaihatsu Inc.
Raiden is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up game developed by Seibu Kaihatsu and first released in arcades in 1990 and later for many home computers and consoles. Raiden follows the classic vertical scrolling shoot 'em up format. Players control a spaceship known as the R-9C "Red-Ray" and navigate vertically scrolling levels filled with wave...
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Raptor: Call of the Shadows

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac OS1994protecteddemo4.1/5 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...
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Reunion

DOS19943.7/5 Dinamic Multimedia
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Royal Flush Pinball

DOS19943.5/5 Amtex
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Sensible Golf

DOS19943.2/5 Sensible Software
Sensible Golf is a golf video game developed by Sensible Software and published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment. It was released in 1994 for Amiga and MS-DOS.Unlike traditional golf simulations of its time, "Sensible Golf" featured a more arcade-style gameplay with simple controls and colorful graphics. Players could choose from a variety of fi...
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Space Federation

DOS19944.1/5 Interplay Productions
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SSN-21 Seawolf

DOS19943.7/5 Electronic Arts
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Superhero League of Hoboken

DOS1994protected3.9/5 Legend Entertainment
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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...
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The Chaos Engine

DOS1994protected4.2/5 Bitmap Brothers
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The Grandest Fleet

DOS19944.1/5 Quantum quality productions
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Total Carnage

DOS19943.8/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
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Traffic department 2192

DOS1994freeware3.7/5 P Squared
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Tubular Worlds

DOS19943.5/5
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Uncover It

DOS1994NSFW4/5
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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...
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XQuest

DOS1994remake3.5/5
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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.