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False 3D viewpoint games sorted by release date

Before the first real 3D techniques started to become popular in RPGs, some developers used to "mimic" a 3D perspective without 3D technology. The RPG that popularized that kind of "false 3D" was Dungeon Master. Fake 3D environments were also widely used in SSI Goldbox RPGs and a few others.

Most popular false 3D games

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Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

DOS19813.9/5 Sir-tech Software
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord is a role-playing video game that was first released in 1981. It's one of the pioneering titles in the dungeon-crawling genre and one of the first computer role-playing games (CRPGs).Developed by Andrew C. Greenberg and Robert Woodhead, and published by Sir-Tech, Wizardry was initially released for the ...
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Wizardry 2: The knight of diamonds

DOS19823.8/5 Sir-tech Software
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Ultima 2: Revenge of the Enchantress

DOS19834/5 Origin Systems
The second chapter of the Ultima saga is much similar to the first one (same top down visual, same dungeon 3d visual, same gameplay), although there are many small improvements. The series begins to take the shape of the detailed, deep, rpg saga that gamers will always remember.
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Wizardry 3: Legacy of Llylgamyn

DOS19833.8/5 Sir-tech Software
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Le Maitre Des Ames

DOS19873.6/5 UBI Soft
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Might and Magic Book One: Secret of the Inner Sanctum

DOS19873.9/5 New World Computing
Might and Magic Book One: The Secret of the Inner Sanctum is a classic first-person role-playing video game (RPG) released in 1986 for DOS and other platforms. It was developed and published by New World Computing and designed by Jon Van Caneghem. This game is considered one of the pioneers of the RPG genre.
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The Bard's Tale

DOS19874/5 Interplay Productions
The Bard's Tale 1 is the first chapter of a popular first person RPG series by Interplay. You control a group of six adventurers with the task of defeating the evil wizard Mangar the Dark. You will fight monters, explore the city of Skara Brae, solve riddles and guide your party into earning levels, gold and glory.
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Alternate Reality: The City

DOSMac OS19884.1/5 Paradise Programming
Alternate Reality: The City is a role-playing video game developed by Paradise Programming for various platforms including Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, and Commodore 64. It was released in 1985. In Alternate Reality: The City, players find themselves in a mysterious and surreal city known as simply "The City". The game takes place in a fantasy setti...
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Galdregon's Domain

DOS19883.8/5 Pandora
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Might and Magic 2: Gates to Another World

DOS19884/5 New World Computing
Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World is a classic role-playing video game developed and published by New World Computing. It was originally released in 1988 for various home computer platforms, including the Apple II, MS-DOS, and Commodore 64. The game is part of the long-running Might and Magic series and is known for its deep gameplay, and ...
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Pool of Radiance

DOSMac OS1988protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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The Bard's Tale 2: The Destiny Knight

DOS19884/5 Interplay Productions
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Wizardry 4: The Return of Werdna

DOS19883.6/5 Sir-tech Software
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Wizardry 5: Heart of the Maelstrom

DOS19883.5/5 Sir-tech Software
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Bloodwych

DOS19893.8/5
Bloodwych is an abandoned RPG set in the fantasy world of Trazere. Two players can play at the same time in split screen mode, a feature that was unusual at the time, especially for an RPG. Bloodwych was released in 1989 by Image Works for DOS, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64, ZX Spectrum.
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Curse of the Azure Bonds

DOS1989protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Mines of Titan

DOS19893.6/5 Westwood Studios
Mines of Titan (also known as Mars Saga for other platforms) is an abandoned single-player RPG with a sci-fi setting (you're going to Mars!). Mines of Titan was developed by Westwood Studios and released by Infocom in 1989 for DOS, Apple II and Commodore 64.
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The Third Courier

DOS19893.9/5 Manley Associates
The Third Courier is an abandoned (atypical) adventure / role playing game set in Berlin during the cold war era and, of course, it's a spy game. The Third Courier was developed by Manley Associates and released by Accolade in 1989 for DOS, but it was also published for Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST platforms.
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Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

DOS1990protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Champions of Krynn

DOS1990protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Circuit's Edge

DOS19904.1/5 Westwood Studios
Circuit's Edge is a cyberpunk-themed role-playing game developed by Westwood Associates and published by Infocom. It was released in 1990 for various platforms including DOS, Amiga, and Commodore 64.Set in a dystopian future, Circuit's Edge takes place in the fictional city of Rhoes Island, a dark and gritty urban landscape filled with crime, corru...
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Crystals of Arborea

DOS19904.2/5 Silmarils
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Dark Designs 1: Grelminar's Staff

DOS19903.8/5 Softdisk Publishing
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Dark Designs 2: Closing the Gate

DOS19904/5 Softdisk Publishing
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Dragon Wars

DOS1990protected3.7/5 Interplay Productions
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Legend of Faerghail

DOS19904/5 Electronic Design Hannover
Legend of Faerghail is a role-playing video game developed by Electronic Design Hannover and published by Rainbow Arts. It was released in 1990 for the Commodore 64, Amiga, and MS-DOS platforms. The game is set in the fantasy world of Faerghail, where the player controls a party of adventurers on a quest to defeat the evil sorcerer Daldras.The game...
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Lords of Doom

DOS19904.1/5 Attic Entertainment Software
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Secret of the Silver Blades

DOSMac OS1990protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Secret of the Silver Blades is a fantasy RPG set in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons universe, developed and released by SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. in 1990 for DOS, Macintosh, Amiga and Commodore 64 systems. Secret of the Silver Blades is part of the Pool of Radiance series and uses the same "GoldBox" engine with isometric turn-based combat ...
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The Bard's Tale 3: Thief of Fate

DOS19904.2/5 Interplay Productions
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Wizardry 6: Bane of the Cosmic Forge

DOSLinuxMac OS1990protected4.1/5 Sir-tech Software