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).
beyond-castle-wolfenstein-04

Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

DOS19854.2/5 Muse Software
cave-quest-05

Cavequest

DOS19853.3/5
crusade-in-europe-01

Crusade in Europe

DOS19853.9/5 MicroProse Software
cyrus-04

Cyrus

DOS19853/5
decision_desert-05

Decision in the Desert

DOS19853.8/5 MicroProse Software
monopoly-04

Monopoly

DOS19853.9/5
monopoly-avalon-02

Monopoly

DOS19854.1/5
chess-psion-02

Psion Chess

DOSMac19853.9/5 Psion Software
robot-odissey-01

Robot Odissey

DOS19853.9/5 The Learning Company
silly-master-blaster-03

Silly Master Blaster

DOS19853.6/5
spacewar-splash

Spacewar

DOS19854.1/5
Spacewar is one of the earliest digital computer games and is often considered the first interactive video game. It was created in 1962 by Steve Russell, Martin Graetz, and Wayne Wiitanen at the MIT. The game was developed on the PDP-1 minicomputer; this is a DOS port, released in 1985.Spacewar! features two spaceships, controlled by players, that ...
telengard-2

Telengard

DOS1985freeware3.4/5 Avalon Hill
templeapshai-4

Temple of Apshai Trilogy

DOS19853.4/5 Epyx
Temple of Apshai Trilogy is a compilation of three remade abandoned (very) old school RPGs. Temple of Apshai Trilogy was developed by Epyx and released in 1985 for DOS, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Atari 8-bit, C64. All the games included in Temple of Apshai Trilogy are part of the Dunjonquest game series.
turbo-gomoku-02

Turbo Gomoku

DOS19853/5
ultima3-2

Ultima 3: Exodus

DOS19854.2/5 Origin Systems
ultima4-2

Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar

DOS1985freeware4.1/5 Origin Systems
Ultima IV is remembered as one of the best Ultima games ever released, designed as usual by Richard Garriott. Garriott took the Ultima series to a whole new level by introducing the eight virtues: honesty, compassion, valor, justice, sacrifice, honor, spirituality, humility. Ultima IV started the trilogy known as "Age of Enlightenment".
wtgolf-2

World tour golf

DOS19853.7/5 Electronic Arts
alexsnooker-1

Alex Higgins World Snooker

DOS19863.8/5 Lindensoft
backgammon-green-valley-02

Backgammon

DOS19862.7/5
batalia-4

Batalia

DOS19862.8/5 The Right Brothers
conflictvietnam-4

Conflict in Vietnam

DOS19864.2/5 MicroProse Software
dragonfly-1

Dragonfly

DOS19863.2/5
egaroids-2

EGA-Roids

DOS1986freewareremake3.7/5 Designer Software
fooblitzsky-02

Fooblitzsky

DOS19864/5 Infocom
gapper-03

Gapper

DOS19864/5
gauntlet-1-02

Gauntlet

DOS19864.1/5 Mindscape
gulf-strike-04

Gulf Strike

DOS19864.1/5 Microcomputer Games Inc.
knightmare-2

Knightmare

DOS19863.6/5 Konami
ogre-03

Ogre

DOS19864.2/5 Origin Systems
othello-03

Othello

DOS19864.1/5