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).
hole-in-one-02

Hole in One

DOS19953.8/5 Really Interesting Software Company
indenture-02

Indenture

DOS1995remake4/5
lords-midnight-01

Lords of Midnight: The Citadel

DOS19954.2/5 Maelstrom Games
machiavelli-1

Machiavelli the Prince

DOS1995protected4.1/5 Holistic Design
micromachines2-1

Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament

DOS19954.1/5 Supersonic Software
mirror-magic-2-02

Mirror Magic

Windows XP/98/95Linux1995freeware3.6/5
mordor-dephts-dejanol-07

Mordor: The Depths of Dejenol

Windows 3.x1995protected4/5
Mordor: The Depths of Dejenol is fantasy RPG game released in 1995 for Windows 3.x, but it runs flawlessy even Windows XP (see this faq if you want to play Mordor in a virtual machine). Mordor: The Depths of Dejenol is a mix of first-person and top-down perspective dungeon crawler; the game shows the dungeon in by both perspectives at onc...
mspacpc-1

Ms Pac PC

DOS1995remake4.2/5 Magicom Multimedia
nectaris-5

Nectaris

DOS19954/5 Hudson soft
nhl_96-07

NHL 96

DOS19954.3/5 Electronic Arts
pacpc-04

Pac PC

DOS1995freewareremake4/5
pinball-illusions-02

Pinball Illusions

DOS19953.8/5 Digital Illusions
pinball-world-05

Pinball World

DOS19953.8/5 Spidersoft Limited
psychopinball-1

Psycho Pinball

DOS19954.2/5 Codemasters
steelpanthers-6

Steel Panthers

DOS19954.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Steel Panthers is the first game in the Steel Panthers series. It was released in 1995 by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI). This initial release laid the foundation for the series and introduced players to the turn-based tactical wargame experience that would be further developed in subsequent titles. The game focused on armored warfare and featur...
superspeed-04

Super Speed

DOS19953.9/5
thecivilwar-empire-02

The Civil War

DOS19953/5 Dagger Interactive Technologies
uncharted-waters-2-05

Uncharted Waters 2: New Horizons

DOS19954.2/5 KOEI
Uncharted Waters 2: New Horizons is an abandoned simulation game, sequel of Uncharted Waters, developed and released by KOEI in 1995. The Uncharted Waters series is set in the Age of Discovery and gives the player the freedom to set sail with their ship and go wherever you want exploring, fighting, trading, privateering, etc.
virtual-pool-02

Virtual Pool

DOS19954.2/5 Celeris
warcraft2tides-4

Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness

DOS1995protected4.1/5 Blizzard Entertainment
zoop-03

Zoop

DOS19953.2/5 Hookstone
adom1.1-05

Ancient Domains of Mystery (ADOM) v1.1

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinux1996freeware3.9/5
battlestar-05

Battlestar

Windows 3.x1996freeware3.6/5
birthright-win-05

Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance

Windows XP/98/9519964.2/5 Synergistic Software
blood-and-magic-04

Blood & Magic

DOS19963.9/5 Tachyon Studios
cave-wars-01

Cave Wars

DOS19964.2/5
civilization2-4

Civilization 2

Windows XP/98/9519964.2/5 MicroProse Software
Civilization 2, later renamed Sid Meier's Civilization II, is a turn based 4X strategy game developed and published by MicroProse in 1996. The gameplay is similar to the first Civilization, many aspects were improved and new features were introduced: a new isometric perspective, hit points for units, new civilizations, new wonders of the world and ...
red-alert-6

Command & Conquer: Red Alert

DOS1996freeware4.1/5 Westwood Studios
Command & Conquer: Red Alert is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Interactive in 1996. It is part of the Command & Conquer series and is set in an alternate history where World War II never occurred, leading to a different global conflict.The success of Red Alert led to several seque...
deathrally-02

Death Rally

DOS1996freeware4.1/5 Remedy Entertainment Ltd.