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Top-Down

Description

Used to describe any game where the main setting of gameplay is represented by a top-down (also known as overhead) view of the playfield. Top-down perspective may be used for a wide variety of genres; among the most common ones are vertically scrolling shooters and most 2D role-playing games.
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Atari 2600 (2002)

A Better Pac-Man in an alteration of the official Atari 2600 Atari release of Ms. Pac-Man. The music and graphics...

Windows (2001)

The action of A Blurred Line takes place in a futuristic world, in which all natural resources have been used...

DOS (1991)

ABM is an EGA graphic remake of Missile Command. In this game you must stop missiles from coming down to...

Browser (2012)

Abobo's Big Adventure is a parody tribute to well-known and loved games of the NES era. Players control Abobo, an...

ABPA Backgammon Intellivision Front Cover

Intellivision (1979)

ABPA Backgammon is identical with the board game. Backgammon is a game played by two players (the computer can be...

Atari 8-bit (1983)

Abracadabra is a simple arcade game starring a young wizard who has to collect keys in the maze-filled wizard’s castle...

DOS (1992)

This was supposed to be Fruitsoft's groundbreaking strategy game. It's a complex future war strategy game which uses many "time-travel"...

Abronium Party Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Abronium Party puts the player in control of a spinning disc, shown from a top-down view, that shoots around the...

Windows (2000)

Absolute Patience is a single-player, shareware collection of solitaire games. There are over four hundred solitaire card games in the...

Absolute Pinball DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

Absolute Pinball is a pinball game which features four tables with different themes: Desert Run (car tour from Paris to...

Browser (1998)

Having no connection whatsoever with the identically-titled game by Domark, this Absolute Zero is a shoot 'em up in which...

ZX Spectrum (1984), BBC Micro (1984) and Electron (1984)

In this game you play the role of an adventurer who must make his way across the perilous abyss which...

CD-i (1997)

Accelerator is a 2D top down action racing game. The cars in the game feature weapons so while racing the...

TurboGrafx CD (1993)

Acchi Kocchi Docchi (There Here Where) is a simple educational game for preschoolers designed to teach basic shapes.There are two...

Aceball Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

Aceball is a pong variant that puts the player in control of a paddle on one side of the screen,...

Ace Combat Advance Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

The Air Strike Force (A.S.F.) is the most advanced aircraft squadron on the planet. Not held by any nation, they...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

This GBA version of Ace Lightning is based on the BBC TV show of the same name which is a...

DOS (1995)

This is a curious game that plays like a multi player version of the well known game Snake, which looks...

Commodore 64 (1989)

In Acia you control a vehicle from a top-down perspective and must destroy all blocks in order to reach the...

Acid Rain Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Acid Rain puts the player in the role of a hiker hiking near a volcano coincidentally just as it explodes,...

Acid Rain Heroes Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Acid Rain Heroes is a sequel to the XBLA Indie game Acid Rain and features similar gameplay. Once again a...

SNES (1992) and Arcade (1991)

Years ago humanity abandoned the over-polluted Earth to make a new home on Mars. Now, without warning, a mechanical moon...

Across Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

In Across you have a playfield which is divided into a red side, a blue side and a movable wall...

Across the Rhine DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Across the Rhine: 1944 - 1945 Armored Combat in Western Europe is a mix between strategy and simulation game set...

Action 52 Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

Action 52 features 52 different games in a single cartridge. Some of them are the same as those included with...

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