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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ZX Spectrum (1984)

Alcatraz Harry is a maze game. The player takes on the role of a prisoner named Harry, who must escape...

Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), ColecoVision (1985), Apple II (1985) and MSX (1985)

In this adventure game you control an explorer who's on his way to fortress Alcazar. To reach Alcazar you are...

Alchemist Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Alchemist is a puzzle game similar to Bejeweled. In Alchemist, two players attempt to form rows of three or more...

Windows (1999)

Alchemist is a real-time strategy game in which you take control over one of five different races and lead your...

Alchemy Deluxe Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2002)

The object of this puzzle game is to turn all squares on the board from lead to gold. You do...

A.L.C.O.N. Atari ST Front Cover

Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), Thomson TO (1987) and Arcade (1986)

A.L.C.O.N. is a forward-scrolling spaceship shooting game taking place over the planet Orac. Alien enemies have occupied the planet in...

DOS (1997)

Since the beginning your parents knew you were somehow different from the others. You have the spark of Elemental Powers...

Aleste 2 MSX Front Cover

MSX (1989)

20 years after the last fight with DIA51 an unidentified space fortress appeared and started an massive attack. Ray Waizen,...

MSX (1989)

The main difference of this vertical shoot 'em up with its predecessors Aleste and Aleste 2 is that in this...

DOS (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Presented by the name of snooker's World Champion Alex Higgins, the game is a snooker simulator with top-down view of...

Alex Kidd: BMX Trial SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1987)

As young Alex, your job is to go through an obstacle course and get to the main exit without other...

Alex Rider: Stormbreaker Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006)

Ian Rider is a spy for the British government, investigating Herod Sayle. Herod Sayle has offered to give every schoolchild...

DOS (2003) and Windows (2001)

Alex the Allegator 2 is a simple board game that can be played against the computer or a friend. At...

CD-i (1993)

Alfapet is a Swedish word puzzle similar to Scrabble. Like in Scrabble players make words from randomly received letters and...

Windows 3.x (1994)

Educational game. Includes many mini-games that teach a full year of Algebra 1.

MSX (1984) and Arcade (1982)

Alibaba and 40 Thieves is a Pac-Man style game. Your goal is to catch the thieves... while being chased by...

J2ME (2003)

One day, Alibaba discovers a thieves' treasure stash hidden in a cave and brings it home. He leads a Gatsby...

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1981), PC-88 (1985) and FM-7 (1985)

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is an overhead dungeon crawler with strong RPG elements that sends you on a...

Alice Greenfingers Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

Alice Greenfingers is a light sim garden growing game. You start the game on an empty field with just a...

Alice Greenfingers 2 Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Alice Greenfingers 2 is the second game in the Alice Greenfingers series of light sim games. As in the first...

PC-88 (1989), PC-98 (1989) and Sharp X68000 (1989)

The plot of this game is very simple: there is a big Expo in Japan, and the protagonist - working...

PC-88 (1989), PC-98 (1989) and Sharp X68000 (1989)

As the name implies, this is the continuation of Alice-tachi no Gogo Vol. 1. The two volumes were released as...

Alien Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

"In space no-one can hear you scream." That tagline from the movie is apt for this strategy adaptation that follows...

ZX81 (1982)

Alien is a game inspired by the movie with the same name but without a license. The game takes place...

Game Boy (1993)

The Game Boy version of AlienĀ³ differs significantly from the console games based on the third Alien film. Unlike the...

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