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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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Arcade (1973)

In Gotcha two players travel through a maze. Player 1 is the Pursued, represented by a plus sign, and player...

Gothik Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

The lands far north of Belorn are ruled by an evil lord with an iron fist . Only the powers...

G-Police Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997), PlayStation (1997), PlayStation 3 (2007) and PS Vita (2012)

After a violent interstellar resource war, mega-corporations seize power from the remnants of Earth's governments and lead humanity's way into...

Amiga (1991) and Commodore 64 (1991)

In this game you manage a tennis player, starting with $30,000 (Amiga) or $50,000 (C64) at the bottom of Top...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Grab-A-Crab is a top view single screen maze game inspired by the arcade game Pac-Man where you play the role...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Grabber is a top view single screen maze game where you move a creature around the screen collecting treasure in...

Commodore 64 (1992)

Graeme Souness International Soccer is a football game played between 1 or 2 players. Options available are length of half,...

Graham Taylor's Soccer Challenge Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992) and Atari ST (1992)

Although Graham Taylor was the England international football manager at the time this game was released, the player starts a...

Granada Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990) and Sharp X68000 (1990)

In the year 2016, war has broken out in Africa over mining rights to rare metal. Machines of destruction called...

The Grandest Fleet DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Spiritual successor to The Lost Admiral, this game has VGA graphics, more extensive resources, a "research" element to get the...

Grandia PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), SEGA Saturn (1997), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009), Android (2012) and PS Vita (2012)

The ancient Angelou civilization has ceased to exist centuries ago, and technology in the world develops rapidly. General Baal, the...

Game Boy Color (2000)

This is a Game Boy spin-off from the original Grandia game on Saturn and Playstation.It tells the tale of three...

Commodore 64 (1982) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Grandmaster is a one player chess game where you play the computer at chess with ten skill levels (0-9). As...

Grandmaster Chess DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

Grandmaster Chess is a chess game with multiple skill levels and various sets of boards and pieces. Other features include...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Grandmaster Chess was a re-release of the 1982 chess game Grandmaster by Kingsoft and also included the 1982 game Renaissance...

Grandmaster Chess (CD-ROM Edition) DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

It's chess. Grandmaster Chess. Chess in SVGA and on a CD-ROM. Multiple Skill Levels, Various different sets of boards and...

Grand Monster Slam DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989) and Commodore 64 (1989)

Every five years the various races inhabiting the fantasy world of GHoLD meet for the Grand Monster Slam tournament to...

Grand National Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989), ZX Spectrum (1985), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Every aspect of the famous horse race, held over the daunting hurdles course at Aintree in Liverpool every April, is...

ZX Spectrum (1986)

As Grandpa Joe, your target is complete the Glenlackofeagles course's 18 holes of golf within 72 shots - averaging four...

Grand Prix Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

Grand Prix is an action racing game for one player. The game is played with an overhead view of the...

Commodore 64 (1990) and ZX Spectrum (1989)

Grand Prix is a managerial game which allows you and a friend the chance to run a Formula One Grand...

Grand Prix Master ZX Spectrum Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

A motorcycle racing game recreating the now-defunct 80cc world motorcycle racing championship. It was licensed around Spanish ace Jorge Martinez...

Grand Prix Selection Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Compilation including the following 3 racing games: Championship Sprint Super Hang-On Super Sprint

Grand Prix Simulator Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), Atari 8-bit (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Calling it a 'simulator' was a stretch, as with many of Codemasters' titles. In reality it was an overhead-view Super...

Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

A sequel to the previous Grand Prix Simulator, a popular Super Sprint style racing game.As before, the action is viewed...

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