Abandonware DOS title

Top-down perspective sorted by release date

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).
bit-storm-03

BitStorm

DOS19993.3/5
black-moon-chronicles-09

Black Moon Chronicles

DOS1999protected4.2/5 Cryo Interactive Entertainment
capman-01

Cap Man

Windows XP/98/9519993.7/5
gta2-06

Grand Theft Auto 2

Windows XP/98/9519994.1/5 DMA Design
Grand Theft Auto 2 is the second chapter in the successful Grand Theft Auto series. GTA 2 is an abandoned top-down action-adventure / driving hybrid game developed by DMA Design and released by Rockstar Games in 1999 for various platforms, including PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, and Game Boy Color. GTA2 is set in a fictional city called "Any...
homm3-11

Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.2/5 New World Computing
birth-of-the-federation-05

Star Trek: Birth of the Federation

Windows XP/98/9519994/5 MicroProse Software
Star Trek: Birth of the Federation is a turn-based strategy video game set in the Star Trek universe. The game was developed by MicroProse Software and published by Infogrames for Windows in 1999. Players take on the role of one of five major Star Trek races: the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, the Romulan Star Empire, the Ca...
total-annihilation-kingdoms-02

Total Annihilation Kingdoms

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.1/5 Cavedog Entertainment
tyrian2000-02

Tyrian 2000

DOS1999freeware4.1/5 Eclipse Software
Tyrian 2000 is an old DOS science fiction classic shoot'em up, developed by Eclipse Software and designed by Alexander Brandon, Jason Emery, Daniel Cook. Tyrian 2000 is one of the most popular shoot'em ups ever published for DOS and it's still remembered by retro gaming fans to this day.
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...
traintown-deluxe-04

3D Ultra Lionel Traintown

Windows XP/98/9520004/5 Dynamix
arrakis-05

Arrakis

DOS20003.9/5
dark-reign-2-06

Dark Reign 2

Windows XP/98/952000protected3.9/5 Pandemic Studios
galpanix-07

Gal Pani X

Windows XP/98/952000freewareNSFW4.1/5
Gal Pani X is an action-puzzle game reminiscent of the classic arcade Qix, developed by D2 and released in 2000 for Windows. Gal Pani X is an adult-themed Doujin game: it was made by fans and wasn't for profit.
ground-control-09

Ground Control

Windows XP/98/952000protected4.1/5 Massive Entertainment
Ground Control is a strategy game developed by Massive Entertainment and released by Sierra On-Line in 2000. More precisely Ground Control is a real time tactical game with a sci-fi setting.
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 ...
outbound-02

Outbound

Windows XP/98/952001freeware3.9/5
chessmaster-9000-01

Chessmaster 9000

Windows XP/98/95Mac2002protected4.2/5 UBI Soft
decker-02

Decker

Windows2002freeware3.5/5
moo3-07

Master of Orion 3

Windows XP/98/95Mac2003protected4.2/5 Quicksilver Software
tomenet-04

TomeNET

Windows XP/98/95Linux2003freeware4.4/5
blues-brothers-rpg-02

Blues Brothers RPG

Windows XP/98/952004freeware3.9/5
warp-rogue-01

Warp Rogue

WindowsLinux2004freeware3.9/5
ascii-sector-02

Ascii Sector

WindowsLinuxDOS2007freeware3.8/5
incursion-04

Incursion

WindowsLinuxMac2007freeware4/5
witchhavenRL-01

WitchavenRL

WindowsLinux20133.8/5