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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The Ancient Art of War

DOS19843.9/5 Evryware
The Ancient Art of War is a classic video game that was released in the late 1980s. Developed by Evryware and published by Broderbund, it was available on various platforms, including Apple II, Atari ST, Amiga, and MS-DOS. The Ancient Art of War is a strategy game that takes place in various historical settings, such as ancient China, Greece, and t...
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The Ancient Art of War at Sea

DOS19874.1/5 Evryware
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The Ancient Art of War in the Skies

DOS19923.7/5 Evryware
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The Basket Manager

DOS19913.4/5 Simulmondo
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The Battle of the Bulge: Tigers in the Snow

DOS1982protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
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The Chaos Engine

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Bitmap Brothers
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The Chessmaster 2000

DOS19864.1/5 Software Toolworks
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The Civil War

DOS19873.3/5 Avalon Hill
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The Civil War

DOS19953/5 Dagger Interactive Technologies
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The computer edition of Scrabble

DOS19893.2/5 Leisure Genius
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The Final Crusade of Kroz

DOS1990freeware3.7/5 Apogee Software
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The Global Dilemma: Guns or Butter

DOS19903.8/5 Mindscape
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The Grandest Fleet

DOS19944.1/5 Quantum quality productions
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The Great War: 1914 - 1918

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Blue Byte Software
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The Hunt for Red October

DOSMac19874.1/5 Oxford Digital Enterprises
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The Lost Patrol

DOS19913.7/5 Astros Productions
The Lost Patrol is an abandoned multi-type action game set in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam war. The Lost Patrol was developed by Astros Productions (DOS version) and released by Ocean Software in 1991 for DOS, Amiga and Atari ST.
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The Magic Candle

DOS19894/5 Mindcraft Software
The Magic Candle: Volume 1 is the first chapter of a series of fantasy old school RPGs. The Magic Candle was developed and released by Mindcraft Software in 1989 for DOS but was also published for Apple II and Commodore 64. The whole Magic Candle series is very similar to some of the early Ultima games in every aspect: turn-based combat, top-down v...
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The Magic Candle 2: The Four and Forty

DOS19913.8/5 Mindcraft Software
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The Magic Candle 3

DOS19923.9/5 Mindcraft Software
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The Perfect General

DOS19914.2/5 White Wolf Productions
The Perfect General is a turn-based strategy military game developed by White Wolf Productions and released in 1991 by Quantun Quality Production. The Perfect General gameplay is quite simple compared to other wargames, but it's based on a solid set of rules and let the players progress at their own pace through missions and scenarios. The Perfect ...
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The Punisher

DOS19903/5 Paragon Software
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The Taking of Beverly Hills

DOS19913.8/5 Off The Wall Productions
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Thunderblade

DOS19893.4/5 Sega
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Time Bandit

DOS19894.3/5 MichTron
Time Bandit is a classic top-down arcade-style video game that was released in 1982 for various home computer systems, such as the Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, and others. It was developed by MichTron. In Time Bandit, players control a character who must navigate through a series of maze-like levels, battling various enemies and collecting treasure a...
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Times of Lore

DOS19894.1/5 Origin Systems
Times of Lore is an abandoned action RPG designed by Chris Roberts, developed and released by Origin Systems in 1989 for DOS and many more 8 bit and 16 bit platforms. Compared to Ultima (the much more popular franchise also by Origin) Times of Lore is a washed down RPG, more similar to a NES game. In fact, Roberts was inspired by The Legend of Zelda.
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Tiny Skweeks

DOS19923.5/5 Kalisto Entertainment
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Titan

DOS19893.5/5 Titus Interactive
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TomeNET

Windows XP/98/95Linux2003freeware4.3/5
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Toobin

DOS19894.2/5 Domark Software
Toobin is an abandoned action game developed by Domark Software and released in 1989. Toobin runs on DOS but was also published for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy Color, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum. It's a conversion from a popular arcade game (at the time).
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Total Annihilation

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.2/5 Cavedog Entertainment