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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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Evil Dead iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Evil Dead is a twin-stick, 3D hack & slash game based on the 1981 horror movie of the same name....

Commodore 64 (1984)

Based on the horror movie of the same name released a year earlier, here you take on the role of...

Apple II (1987)

You are an eyeball in outer space. You shoot at the floating objects in your quadrant until they're all gone...

Amiga (1989)

Evil Garden is a Centipede variant. As with the original, the principle is that a centipede roams around the playing...

Evil Genius Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Set in the 1960's of James Bond, master-minds and bad hair cuts; you play one of the 3 available "Evil...

Neo Geo Pocket Color (2000)

A portable version of Evolution: The World of Sacred Device. Eternal Dungeon tells the story of the young explorer Mag...

Evolution SHMUP Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

The game's intention is as its title suggests -- to randomly present a shoot-'em-up, in which a player-controlled sprite at...

Atari 8-bit (1983)

Excalibur is a strategy game in which the player takes the role of legendary King Arthur. Britain is divided between...

DOS (1993) and Windows (2000)

Excelsior is a tile-based RPG (in the vein of the early Ultima games). It places you on the planet of...

Windows (2000)

Excelsior Phase Two is a tile-based RPG (in the vein of Ultima 4-7). Sent as a "fixer" to the world...

Excessive Speed Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Excessive Speed is a top-down view 2d racing game. You can race with one of the 7 different cute little...

Excitebike Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002), NES (1984), Wii (2007), PC-88 (1985), Nintendo 3DS (2011), Sharp X1 (1985), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1987)

Race by yourself against the clock or compete with other motocross riders on 5 tracks full of long straights, large...

Exector PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1995)

The space station Spin Drift is being pulled towards a mysterious planet by a strange ruin. Piloting the super-robot Exector,...

Exed Exes NES Front Cover

NES (1985), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013), Wii (2010) and Arcade (1985)

On a planet 6000 light-years from earth, there were creatures called Exes, which resemble large insects, that were used for...

Exile Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991), TurboGrafx CD (1991), MSX (1988), PC-88 (1988), PC-98 (1988) and Sharp X1 (1989)

After Sadler defeated the Caliph, he returned to his home village, greeted by his fellow assassins. A spy of the...

Windows 3.x (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

A 'classic' RPG, featuring level-based party advancement in various skills that define the character. Features turn-based combat, lots of enemies,...

Windows 3.x (1996) and Macintosh (1995)

Exile 2 plays very similar to the first Exile, featuring skill-based characters and level advancement in a 'classic' RPG system....

Linux (1996), Windows 3.x (1997) and Macintosh (1996)

In Exile, you were cast down into the underworld by the Empire. In Exile II, you claimed the pit as...

TurboGrafx CD (1992)

Exile: Wicked Phenomenon is a sequel to Exile, following once again the adventures of the series' protagonist, the Middle Eastern...

SAM Coupé (1993)

Earth is under siege by the 'Bugs United Terrorist Team' (B.U.T.T.) led by the evil Dr. Gub who is looking...

Exodus: The Last War Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (2000)

None of the major Real Time Strategy games have been released for the Amiga, either as official releases or unofficial...

Exodus: Ultima III DOS Front Cover

DOS (1985), Amiga (1986), NES (1987), Atari ST (1986), Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), MSX (1988), Macintosh (1986), PC-88 (1985), PC-98 (1985), Sharp X1 (1989) and FM-7 (1986)

After the defeat of the evil wizard Mondain and his mistress Minax in the previous two Ultimas, peace has returned...

Browser (2011)

Exoplanet War is a browser-based MMO-RTS online game that takes place on a Planet called ‘Xenos’ light years away from...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984)

Exorcist is a Pac-Man variant. The player takes control of Sparkie, a blobby yet spikey character who is lost in...

Expedition Amazon Apple II Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1983), PC-88 (1984), PC-98 (1984) and FM-7 (1984)

Expedition Amazon puts you in control of a team of 4 explorers on an expedition to map and study (i.e.:...

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