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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Chess

DOS19813.9/5 International PC Owners
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Demon Stalkers

DOS19893.6/5 Micro Forté
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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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Rollo and the Brush Brothers

DOS19833.6/5 Windmill Software
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Monopoly

DOS19854.1/5
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King's Table: The Legend of Ragnarok

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Imagitec Design
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Tubular Worlds

DOS19943.5/5
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Bicycle Bridge

DOS19924.2/5
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Sarge

DOS19893.3/5
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Decision at Gettysburg

DOS19903.7/5 TigLon Software
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Bridge 7.0

DOS19923.3/5 Artworx Software
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Allan Border's Cricket

DOS19934.2/5 Audiogenic
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ICON: Quest for the Ring

DOS19843.6/5 Macrocom
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Guerrilla War

DOS19873.4/5 SNK Corporation
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B-24 Combat Simulator

DOS1987protected3.5/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Pango

DOS1983remake4/5
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The Chaos Engine

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Bitmap Brothers
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Bush Buck: Global Treasure Hunter

DOS19914.1/5 Pc globe
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M.U.D.S. - Mean Ugly Dirty Sport

DOS19904/5 Golden Goblins