Abandonware DOS title

Top-down perspective

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).
wayne-gretzky-hockey-1

Wayne Gretzky Hockey

DOS19893.9/5 Bethesda Softworks
wembley-rugby-league-03

Wembley Rugby League

DOS19963/5 Denton Designs
when2worldswar-2

When Two Worlds War

DOS19933.6/5 Impressions Games
wild-west-world-02

Wild West World

DOS19914.1/5 Software 2000
windwalker-1

Windwalker (Moebius 2)

DOS19892.8/5 Origin Systems
winrisk-01

WinRisk

Windows 3.x19924.1/5
witchhavenRL-01

WitchavenRL

WindowsLinux20133.8/5
wizcrown-6

Wizard's Crown

DOS1987protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
wtgolf-2

World tour golf

DOS19853.6/5 Electronic Arts
savageempire-6

Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire

DOS1990freeware4/5 Origin Systems
After the success of Ultima 6: The False Prophet, Origin decided to "create worlds" not part of the popular Ultima series (strictly speaking) using the same engine of Ultima 6. They came up with two games: The Savage Empire and Martian Dreams. The Savage Empire is set in a stone age-like world and features prehistoric tribes, dinosaurs, insectoid a...
xfighter-1

X-Fighter

DOS19873.1/5 Wordworks Software
xmen2-fall-of-the-mutants-03

X-Men 2: The Fall of the Mutants

DOS19914.2/5 Paragon Software
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Xenon

DOS19883.9/5 Bitmap Brothers
Xenon, released in 1988, was a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed by The Bitmap Brothers. Xenon was initially released for the Commodore 64, and later, it was ported to other platforms, including DOS, the ZX Spectrum and Amiga.In Xenon, players control a futuristic tank-like craft and navigate through levels filled with enemy ve...
xenon-2000-05

Xenon 2000: Project PCF

Windows XP/98/952000remake4/5 Bitmap Brothers
Xenon 2000: Project PCF is a vertical-scrolling shoot 'em up video game and originally released in 2000. It is a sequel to the earlier game "Xenon 2: Megablast," which was developed by The Bitmap Brothers and released in 1989.In Xenon 2000, players control a spaceship and engage in fast-paced shooting action as they face off against waves of enemy ...
xenon2-4

Xenon 2: Megablast

DOS19904.2/5 Bitmap Brothers
Xenon 2: Megablast is a classic shoot'em up developed by Bitmap Brothers and released by Image Works in 1990 for DOS and for a plethora of other systems. Xenon was good, Xenon 2 was far better. Compared to today standards Xenon 2 is perhaps a mediocre shoot 'em up, but at the time every shooter fan loved it. Plus, it was developed by Bitmap Brother...
xenopods-02

Xenopods

DOS19913.3/5 Softdisk Publishing
xonix-1

Xonix

DOS1984remake4.1/5
xquest-03

XQuest

DOS1994remake3.5/5
yatch-racing-simulator-02

Yacht Racing Simulator

DOS19863.4/5
ancient-land-of-ys-03

Ys: The Vanished Omens

DOS19894.1/5 Nihon Falcom
Ys: The Vanished Omens (also known as The Ancient Land of Ys) is an abandoned top-down open-world action RPG designed by Masaya Hashimoto, developed by Nihon Falcom and released by Kyodai Software Marketing for DOS in 1989. Ys: The Vanished Omens was published (earlier) for quite a few other home computers and console.
z-03

Z

DOS1996protected4.1/5 Bitmap Brothers
Z is a real-time strategy game developed by The Bitmap Brothers and originally released in 1996 for MS-DOS. It's known for its fast-paced gameplay, humorous style, and distinctive art design.In Z, players control a robot army across various battlefields, aiming to conquer territories and defeat enemy forces. The game features a tongue-in-cheek narr...
ZAngband-02

ZAngband

WindowsMacDOSLinux1999freeware4/5
Zangband is a variant of the popular roguelike game Angband. Zangband, short for Zelazny Angband, was developed by Chris Weisiger and first released in 1994. The game features a fantasy world with diverse races, classes, and monsters. Players explore dungeons, caves, and other environments in a quest to reach the bottom level of the dungeon, d...
zoom-02

Zoom!

DOS19884.2/5
zoop-03

Zoop

DOS19953.2/5 Hookstone
zzt-2

ZZT

DOS1991freeware4.2/5 Epic MegaGames