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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).
aspargpmaster-1

Aspar GP Master

DOS19893.8/5 Dinamic Multimedia
gnome-alone-02

Gnome Alone

DOS19913.9/5
time-bandit-08

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...
knightmare-2

Knightmare

DOS19863.6/5 Konami
pacific-general-03

Pacific General

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
pinball-dreams-2-01

Pinball Dreams 2

DOS1994protected3.1/5 21st Century Entertainment
ZAngband-02

ZAngband

WindowsMacDOSLinux1999freeware4/5
Zangband is a variant of the popular roguelike game Angband. Zangband, short for Zelazny Angband, was developed by Chris Weisiger and first released in 1994. The game features a fantasy world with diverse races, classes, and monsters. Players explore dungeons, caves, and other environments in a quest to reach the bottom level of the dungeon, d...
warriors-of-legend-07

Warriors of Legend

DOS19934/5 Synergistic Software
pinballdreams-5

Pinball Dreams

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Digital Illusions
exile3-03

Exile III: Ruined World

Windows XP/98/95MacWindows 3.x1997freeware3.8/5 Spiderweb Software
sensible-golf-5

Sensible Golf

DOS19943.2/5 Sensible Software
gunsbutter-1

The Global Dilemma: Guns or Butter

DOS19903.8/5 Mindscape
rotox-06

Rotox

DOS19914.2/5 Creative Materials
conquest-of-japan-02

Conquest of Japan

DOS19924.1/5 Impressions Games
bobbyfisherteaches-4

Bobby Fisher teaches chess

DOS19944/5 Mission Studios
lords-midnight-01

Lords of Midnight: The Citadel

DOS19954.2/5 Maelstrom Games
warp-rogue-01

Warp Rogue

WindowsLinux2004freeware3.9/5
vengeance-excalibur-04

Vengeance of Excalibur

DOS19913.9/5 Synergistic Software
no-greater-glory-04

No Greater Glory

DOSMac1991protected4.1/5
scrabble-01

Scrabble

DOS19893.3/5
dogs-of-war-01

Dogs of War

Windows XP/98/951996demo4.2/5 Software Engineering
lord-of-destruction-01

Lord of Destruction

DOS19942.6/5 Rebelsoft
backgammon-green-valley-02

Backgammon

DOS19862.7/5
fleetsweep-1

Fleet Sweep

DOS19833.2/5 Mirror Images Software
sword-of-aragon-05

Sword of Aragon

DOS1989protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
amazingmaze-2

Amazing Maze

DOS19833.1/5
death-backgammon-01

Death by Backgammon

DOS19903.3/5
cloud-kingdoms-05

Cloud Kingdoms

DOS19903.6/5 Logotron