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).
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Donkey BAS

DOS19813.7/5 Microsoft
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Tubular Worlds

DOS19943.5/5
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Decision at Gettysburg

DOS19903.7/5 TigLon Software
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The Basket Manager

DOS19913.4/5 Simulmondo
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Nobunaga's Ambition

DOS19883.7/5 KOEI
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Royal Flush Pinball

DOS19943.4/5 Amtex
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Guerrilla War

DOS19873.4/5 SNK Corporation
traders-02

Traders

DOS19924/5 Linel
pango-02

Pango

DOS1983remake4/5
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18th Airborne

DOS19933.9/5
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Meteors

DOS19893.6/5 Apogee Software
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Bandit Kings of Ancient China

DOS19893.9/5 KOEI
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The Hunt for Red October

DOSMac19874.1/5 Oxford Digital Enterprises
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Conan: the Cimmerian

DOS19914.2/5 Synergistic Software
empire-soccer-03

Empire Soccer 94

DOS19943.3/5 Graftgold
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People's General

Windows XP/98/951998protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
socrates-chess-03

Socrates

DOS19934/5
demon-stalkers-04

Demon Stalkers

DOS19893.6/5 Micro Forté
chess-1

Chess

DOS19813.9/5 International PC Owners
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Super Speed

DOS19953.9/5
turbo-gomoku-02

Turbo Gomoku

DOS19853/5
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Extreme Pinball

DOS19954.2/5 Epic MegaGames
sarge-02

Sarge

DOS19893.3/5
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Rollo and the Brush Brothers

DOS19833.6/5 Windmill Software
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Times of Lore

DOS19894.1/5 Origin Systems
Times of Lore is an abandoned action RPG designed by Chris Roberts, developed and released by Origin Systems in 1989 for DOS and many more 8 bit and 16 bit platforms. Compared to Ultima (the much more popular franchise also by Origin) Times of Lore is a washed down RPG, more similar to a NES game. In fact, Roberts was inspired by The Legend of Zelda.
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Bicycle Bridge

DOS19924.2/5
bridge7-04

Bridge 7.0

DOS19923.3/5 Artworx Software
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King's Table: The Legend of Ragnarok

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Imagitec Design
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Great Napoleonic Battles

DOS19913.8/5 Impressions Games
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Allan Border's Cricket

DOS19934.2/5 Audiogenic