Abandonware DOS title

The best 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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Cave Wars

DOS19964.2/5
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Dragon Lord

DOS19904.2/5 Spotlight Software
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Infiltrator

DOS19874.2/5 Chris Gray Enterprises
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Ogre

DOS19864.2/5 Origin Systems
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Power Drive

DOS19944.2/5 Rage Games
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Zoom!

DOS19884.2/5
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Sensible Soccer

DOS19924.2/5 Sensible Software
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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...
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Ultima 3: Exodus

DOS19854.2/5 Origin Systems
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Army Men

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 The 3DO Company
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Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance

Windows XP/98/9519964.2/5 Synergistic Software
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Atomic Bomberman

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 Interplay Productions
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Master of Orion 3

Windows XP/98/95Mac2003protected4.2/5 Quicksilver Software
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Bad Blood

DOS19904.2/5 Origin Systems
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Space Crusade

DOS19924.2/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
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Panzer General

DOS1994protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Panger General is a turn based strategy wargame developed by SSI set in World War 2. The player can choose Axis or Allies and fight against the AI or another human player in more than 30 scenarios on a classic hex based map.
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Ultima 5: Warriors of Destiny

DOS19884.2/5 Origin Systems
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Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness

DOS1995protected4.2/5 Blizzard Entertainment
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A-Maze

DOS19894.2/5 New Era Software
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Conflict: Europe

DOS19894.2/5 Personal Software Services
Conflict Europe is an abandoned turn-based top-down strategy game set in Europe. The game was developed by Personal Software Services and released by Mirrorsoft in 1989 for DOS, Amiga and Atari ST.
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Princess Maker 2

DOS19934.1/5 Gainax
Princess Maker 2 is a life simulation anime-style game developed by Gainax in 1993. In Princess Maker 2, the player is the father of a young princess and must tutor and raise her to the age of 18 by scheduling jobs, school classes and programming other activities. The princess is defined by attributes (strength, cooking, etc.) that will change depe...
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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.
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SimCity

DOSWindows 3.xWindows XP/98/951989protected4.1/5 Maxis
SimCity (or SimCity Classic) is a popular city building simulation in which you, the mayor of a city, have to build a metropolis from the ground up. You can build police and fire departments, assign industrial, residential or commercial areas, manage power distribution, build ports and airports. Grow your city from village to metropolis and try to ...
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Action Soccer

DOS19954.1/5 UBI Soft
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Centurion: Defender of Rome

DOS19904.1/5 Bits of magic
Centurion: Defender of Rome is a turn-based strategy game set in ancient Rome times. As a centurion of the Roman Empire, you will fight against the enemies of Rome in real time battles in every corner of Italy and Europe, you'll be a gladiator, race chariots, fight naval battles and more.
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Indenture

DOS1995remake4.1/5
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Infiltrator 2

DOS19884.1/5 Chris Gray Enterprises
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Jackal

DOS19894.1/5 Konami
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Joyous Rebel

DOS1996freeware4.1/5