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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Tempest 2000

DOS1996remake4.2/5 Atari
Tempest 2000 is a video game developed by Llamasoft and published by Atari Corporation. It was released in 1994 for DOS, Mac, the Atari Jaguar console, etc. Tempest 2000 is an enhanced remake of the original Tempest, which was released in arcades in 1981.In Tempest 2000, players control a claw-shaped ship that moves around the edges of geometric sh...
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The Chaos Engine

DOS1994protected4.2/5 Bitmap Brothers
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Zoom!

DOS19884.2/5
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Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance

Windows XP/98/9519964.2/5 Synergistic Software
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Axis and Allies

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Wargaming West
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Ultima 5: Warriors of Destiny

DOS19884.2/5 Origin Systems
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Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars

DOS19904.2/5 id software
Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars is a platform video game developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1990 as shareware for MS-DOS. The game follows the adventures of an eight-year-old genius named Billy Blaze, who uses his homemade spaceship to travel to various alien planets to save the Earth from alien invaders known as V...
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Commander Keen 3: Keen Must Die!

DOS1990protected4.2/5 id software
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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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Jurassic Park

DOS19934.2/5 Ocean Software
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Renegade Legion Interceptor

DOS1990protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Slicks 'n' Slide

DOS19934.2/5
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Bad Blood

DOS19904.2/5 Origin Systems
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Warlords

DOS19904.2/5 SSG Strategic Studies Group
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NHL 96

DOS19954.2/5 Electronic Arts
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Machiavelli the Prince

DOS1995protected4.2/5 Holistic Design
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Space Crusade

DOS19924.2/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
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Rogue

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac OS19844.2/5 Artificial Intelligence Design
Rogue is one of the first RPGs in the history of video gaming. It's a text-based dungeon crawler in which you have to fight your way in the dungeon to recover the Amulet of Yendor. Rogue became popular around 1980 on mainframes and later ported to various platforms, including DOS in 1984. Rogue is simply the father of all the roguelike games that c...
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Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness

DOS1995protected4.2/5 Blizzard Entertainment
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The Chessmaster 2000

DOS19864.2/5 The Software Toolworks
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Army Men

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 The 3DO Company
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Heroes of Might and Magic II

DOSWindows XP/98/951996protected4.2/5 New World Computing
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A-Maze

DOS19894.2/5 New Era Software
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Heroes of Might and Magic

DOSWindows XP/98/951995protected4.2/5 New World Computing
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Uncharted Waters 2: New Horizons

DOS19954.1/5 KOEI
Uncharted Waters 2: New Horizons is an abandoned simulation game, sequel of Uncharted Waters, developed and released by KOEI in 1995. The Uncharted Waters series is set in the Age of Discovery and gives the player the freedom to set sail with their ship and go wherever you want exploring, fighting, trading, privateering, etc.
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Sensible Soccer

DOS19924.1/5 Sensible Software
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Black Moon Chronicles

DOS1999protected4.1/5 Cryo Interactive Entertainment
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Dark Reign: The Future of War

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 Auran Games
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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 ...