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).

Most popular top down games

Dune 2000
strategyWindows XP/98/95
  • jamesbondlicence-3
    DOS19894/5 Quixel
  • 101-invasion-normandy-05
    Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Empire Interactive
  • 18-airborne-03
  • 240racing-1
  • 2400ad-4
    DOS19884/5 Origin Systems
  • traintown-deluxe-04
    Windows XP/98/9520004/5 Dynamix
  • 4play-01
    Windows 3.x1995NSFW4/5

    4Play is a multi-player board-like strategy party-game for adults released for Windows 3.1 in 1995. 4Play is a board-game very similar to Monopoly in which players have to perform certain (adult) actions in response to events happening on the board.

  • 5th-fleet-07
  • 7colors-1
    DOS19913.5/5 Gamos
  • 8088othello-4
  • a-line-in-the-sand-03
    DOS1992protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
  • nightmareelmstreet-1
    DOS19893.9/5 Westwood Studios
  • amaze-02
    DOS19894.1/5 New Era Software
  • accordion-2
    DOS19902.7/5 Softdisk Publishing
  • acquire-1
    DOS19893.9/5 IBM
  • actionfighter-1
    DOS19893.9/5 Sega
  • action-north-atlantic-02
    DOS19893.8/5 General Quarters Software
  • action-soccer-04
    DOS19954.2/5 UBI Soft
  • advanced-civilization-02
    DOS19953.9/5 Avalon Hill
  • adventure-construction-set-1
    DOS19873.9/5 Electronic Arts

    Adventure Construction Set is an abandoned application developed by Stuart Smith and published for DOS, Amiga, Apple II and Commodore 64 by Electronic Arts in 1987. As the name suggests, ACS is a game-building system (we're talking about adventure RPGs) that lets you edit maps, items, creatures, etc. Included with ACS is a complete game called...

  • air-traffic-controller-02
    DOS19854.2/5 Cascoly Software
  • airborne-ranger-04
    DOS19884.3/5 MicroProse Software
  • ajax-1
    DOS19893.4/5 Konami
  • akalabeth-4
    DOS1981freeware3.6/5 California Pacific Computer

    Akalabeth is a RPG game allegedly developed in just one summer by the Ultima franchise creator Richard Garriott. It's a dungeon crawler with wire-frame black and white graphics. Akalabeth is played in both first person 3d and top down view points.

  • alqadim-5
    DOS1994protected3.8/5 Cyberlore studios
  • albion-4
    DOSWindows XP/98/9519954.3/5 Blue Byte Software

    Albion is a role-playing video game that was released in 1996. Developed by Blue Byte Software and published by Blue Byte in Europe and by Ubisoft in North America, the game is notable for its unique combination of science fiction and fantasy elements.Albion features a first-person perspective for exploration and turn-based combat. Players navigate...

  • aleshar-05
  • alexsnooker-1
    DOS19863.9/5 Lindensoft
  • alf-03
    DOS19873/5 Box Office
  • alienbreed-1
    DOS1993protected3.7/5 Team 17