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).
action-soccer-04

Action Soccer

DOS19954.3/5 UBI Soft
advanced-civilization-02

Advanced Civilization

DOS19954/5 Avalon Hill
albion-4

Albion

DOSWindows XP/98/9519954.2/5 Blue Byte Software
Albion is a science fiction role-playing game (RPG) developed and published by German studio Blue Byte Software. It was released in 1995 for MS-DOS and later for Amiga. Albion is notable for its blend of traditional RPG elements with a unique setting and storyline.The game takes place on the planet Albion, a world with a rich history and diver...
alphaman-02

AlphaMan

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

Command & Conquer

DOS1995freeware4.1/5 Westwood Studios
starshipinv-6

Command Adventures: Starship

DOS19953.6/5 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.xMac OS1995protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
exile1-01

Exile: Escape from the Pit

Windows XP/98/95Mac OSWindows 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
hole-in-one-02

Hole in One

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

Indenture

DOS1995remake4.1/5
lords-midnight-01

Lords of Midnight: The Citadel

DOS19954.3/5 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...
mortal-pong-02

Mortal Pong

DOS1995freeware3/5
mspacpc-1

Ms Pac PC

DOS1995remake4.3/5 Magicom Multimedia
nectaris-5

Nectaris

DOS19954/5 Hudson soft
nhl_96-07

NHL 96

DOS19954.2/5 Electronic Arts
pacpc-04

Pac PC

DOS1995freewareremake4.1/5
pinball-illusions-02

Pinball Illusions

DOS19953.7/5 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