Abandonware DOS title

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).
beneath-apple-manor-04

Beneath Apple Manor

DOS1983freeware4.1/5
miniputt-04

Mini Putt

DOS19883.8/5 Artech Studios
trog-04

Trog

DOS19904.3/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
phm-pegasus-02

PHM Pegasus

DOS19873.3/5 LucasArts
color-buster-03

Color Buster

DOS19923.6/5
backgammon-1

Backgammon

DOS19843.1/5 IBM
egaroids-2

EGA-Roids

DOS1986freewareremake3.7/5 Designer Software
bit-storm-03

BitStorm

DOS19993.3/5
gnome-alone-02

Gnome Alone

DOS19913.9/5
ancient-art-of-war-at-sea-06

The Ancient Art of War at Sea

DOS19874.1/5 Evryware
battle-for-normandy-02

Battle for Normandy

DOS1983protected3.8/5 Tactical Design Group
global-conquest-04

Global Conquest

DOS19924.1/5 Ozark Softscape
joyous-rebel-01

Joyous Rebel

DOS1996freeware4.1/5
opong-1

O-Pong

DOS19963.1/5
empire-soccer-03

Empire Soccer 94

DOS19942.8/5 Graftgold
slicks-n-slide-02

Slicks 'n' Slide

DOS19934.2/5
storm-1

Storm

DOS19872.5/5 Mastertronic
encyclopedia-war-ancient-battles-03

Encyclopedia of War: Ancient Battles

DOS19882.8/5 Cases Computer Simulations
cosmic-crusader-01

Cosmic Crusader

DOS19823.7/5 Funatics Software
xenopods-02

Xenopods

DOS19913.3/5 Softdisk Publishing
bycicle-bridge-03

Bicycle Bridge

DOS19924.2/5
fooblitzsky-02

Fooblitzsky

DOS19864.1/5 Infocom
fort-apache-02

Fort Apache

DOS19923.7/5 Impressions Games
zoom-02

Zoom!

DOS19884.2/5
bridge7-04

Bridge 7.0

DOS19923.3/5 Artworx Software
flightmare-04

Flightmare

DOS1984freeware3.6/5
nfl-football-03

NFL Football

DOS19924.1/5 Distinctive Software
great-napoleonic-battles-01

Great Napoleonic Battles

DOS19913.8/5 Impressions Games
dragonfly-1

Dragonfly

DOS19863.2/5
scrabble-usgold-04

Scrabble

DOS19923.4/5 U.S. Gold