Party-based role-playing games with a first person perspective became popular after the release of Dungeon Master in 1989. Before Dungeon Master only a handful RPGs used first person, the Bard's Tale and Wizardry series among others. Dungeon Master managed to create a very neat user interface without sacrificing the gameplay. Some of the most popular first person perspective series are: Eye of the Beholder, the Wizardry series, Might and Magic.
Some of the most popular abandoned "first-person party-based RPG" games: