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Top-Down

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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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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...

Windows (2006)

Travel to other worlds and beam up aliens for scientific experimentation! Offering a slight twist on the alien abduction cliche,...

Alien Ambush Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Apple II (1982) and Atari 8-bit (1982)

A rather simple, yet original, vertical space shooter. You control a small space fighter tasked with extermination of hordes of...

Alien Assault Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Alien Assault is a fast-paced and easy to pick up top-down shooter with retro graphics and music. Players control the...

Windows (2009)

Alien Assault is a turn-based, top-down strategy game taking place on abandoned space ships infested with the deadly aliens who...

Amiga (1996)

Alien Bash II is a top-down shooter similar to The Chaos Engine (in contrast to the predecessor which is more...

Alien Breed DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1991) and BlackBerry (2013)

Alien Breed is a top-down science fiction shooter somewhat inspired by the movie Alien in terms of plot and atmosphere....

Alien Breed PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2013), iPhone (2012), Android (2013), iPad (2012) and PS Vita (2013)

This is the re-imagining of Team 17's top-down science-fiction shooter Alien Breed originally released more than 20 years ago. As...

Alien Breed II: The Horror Continues Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1993) and BlackBerry (2013)

Alien Breed II: The Horror Continues has Gauntlet-influenced gameplay, similar to the original Alien Breed (and the Alien Breed Special...

Windows (2005)

A continuation of the classic Alien Breed top-down series introducing new levels and various improvements on the original concept. In...

Alien Breed: Special Edition 92 Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992) and BlackBerry (2013)

An interrim between Alien Breed and its sequel. Gameplay is the same as its predecessor - each level is a...

Alien Breed Special Edition & Qwak Amiga CD32 Front Cover

Amiga CD32 (1994)

Alien Breed Special Edition & Qwak is a compilation which includes the following games on one CD:Alien Breed: Special Edition...

Alien Breed: Tower Assault DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Amiga (1994), Amiga CD32 (1994) and BlackBerry (2013)

A scientific outpost on a far off planet has been attacked. Nothing is known about the attackers, since all communications...

Alien Crush TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1988), PSP (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011), Wii (2006) and Nintendo 3DS (2014)

Alien Crush is an alien-themed video pinball game. The graphics feature strong similarities to the art from the Alien movies,...

Alien Crush Returns Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

Alien Crush Returns is a modern-day update to the classic TurboGrafx-16 title Alien Crush. It is a downloadable WiiWare-exclusive title,...

Jupiter Ace (1984)

Alien Defender is a single screen shooter where the idea is to move around the screen in your spacecraft blasting...

Windows 3.x (1990)

Alien Force places you in control of a space ship on a mission to destroy all enemy ships. Destroy every...

Atari 8-bit (1982)

One of the earliest 'Software Toys', Alien Garden is set on a scrolling planet consisting mainly of 24 clusters of...

Alien Gate CD-i Front Cover

CD-i (1993)

Alien Gate is a vertical scrolling shoot 'em up in which you fly a spacecraft over alien terrain while shooting...

Atari 8-bit (1981)

You are making your way through the murky depths of the mine shaft when you hear a disturbing sound. Paying...

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