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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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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...

ZX81 (1982)

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

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...

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...

Windows (2009)

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

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...

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 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 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 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,...

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...

Acorn 32-bit (1990)

Alien Invasion is a fixed screen shoot 'em up based on Space Invaders but with some additions to the gameplay....

Browser (1999)

Alien Invasion is an arcade shooter similar in most aspects to Space Invaders and its myriad of variants. The player...

Alien Legacy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

After an alien attack in 2043, great technological leaps were made and space travel was significantly improved upon. In 2119,...

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