The most popular top down games
DOS19903.7/5 TigLon Software
DOS19873.4/5 SNK Corporation
DOS19893.6/5 Apogee Software
DOSMac19874.1/5 Oxford Digital Enterprises
DOS19914.2/5 Synergistic Software
Windows XP/98/951998protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
DOS19893.6/5 Micro Forté
DOS19813.9/5 International PC Owners
DOS19954.2/5 Epic MegaGames
DOS19833.6/5 Windmill Software
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.
DOS19923.3/5 Artworx Software
DOS1993protected4.1/5 Imagitec Design
DOS19913.8/5 Impressions Games