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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Gyrodine NES Front Cover

NES (1986), MSX (1986), PC-88 (1986), Sharp X1 (1986) and Arcade (1984)

Gyrodine is a basic vertical scrolling shooter. You pilot a helicopter and have to shoot as many enemies as you...

DOS (1984), Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1986) and Sinclair QL (1987)

Hack is the precursor to NetHack, both members of the family of text-based Rogue-like games. Like other roguelikes, Hack is...

Amiga (1989)

With the slogan of "Plays great, less killing", Hack Lite is part of the Hack lineage, the result of a...

Hack, Slash, Loot Linux Front Cover

Linux (2012), Windows (2012), Macintosh (2012), Android (2014) and iPad (2014)

Hack, Slash, Loot is a turn-based, dungeon crawling RPG with a retro pixel art style. It offers six scenarios (Tower...

Hades Nebula Commodore 64 Front Cover

Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987) and ZX Spectrum (1987)

Hades Nebular is set in 2124: humanity needs to find new planets to settle on because energy reserves grow thin....

Windows (2004)

Hail to the Chief is a top-down shooter fangame based on the Halo universe. The player controls the series' iconic...

Hail to the Chimp Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

Hail to the Chimp is a political satire/party game in the vein of the Mario Party series. In the "Animal...

MSX (1989)

Hai no Majutsushi is an implementation of Mahjong tile game. The opponents in the game are characters from Konami's popular...

Windows (2006)

Hakaiman is a top-down shooter where the player controls a commando, a lone wolf who must execute special missions. There...

PSP (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and Arcade (1985)

HAL 21 is an arcade shooter from 1985 that is mechanically similar to Xevious. The player shoots flying enemies and...

ZX Spectrum (1985)

Halaga is a Galaga clone. A player controls a spaceship at the bottom of the screen, and must destroy all...

Half-Minute Hero PSP Front Cover

PSP (2009)

An evil dark lord threatens the peace of the kingdom. He has cast a spell that will destroy the world...

Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax is an updated re-release of the 2009 PSP title Half-Minute Hero. As in the...

Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy is the third version of Half-Minute Hero, following the 2009 PSP title...

PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1995)

The game is based on the manga Half Moon ni Kawaru made by Ryo Ramiya. It contains four separate stories/games,...

PC-98 (1993)

In the year 199X, a huge meteorite collided with the Earth. The consequences exceeded every disaster seen before. Even long...

Halley Wars Game Gear Front Cover

NES (1989) and Game Gear (1991)

It’s the middle of the 21st century. The armies of Lord Halley are launching attacks on planet Earth. You are...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Halls of Death is an adventure game where you play the role of one of many explorers who have entered...

Halls of Montezuma: A Battle History of the United States Marine Corps Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Commodore 64 (1987) and Apple II (1987)

The military is often painted in terms of precision. Orders are expected to be followed exactly. But what happens when...

Halls of the Things Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1983) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Using the gaming engine and graphical style that would be seen again in The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain, Halls Of...

Halo: Spartan Assault Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2014), iPhone (2015), iPad (2015), Windows Phone (2013), Windows Apps (2013) and Xbox One (2013)

Halo: Spartan Assault is a spin-off from the main games in the Halo series. The game brings the familiar Halo...

Halo: Spartan Strike Windows Front Cover

Windows (2015), iPhone (2015), iPad (2015), Windows Phone (2015) and Windows Apps (2015)

Halo: Spartan Strike is the sequel to Halo: Spartan Assault. Once again the player takes on the role of a...

Halo Wars Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Halo Wars is a prequel to the the Halo trilogy, set 21 years before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved....

Halo Wars: Historical Battle Map Pack Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

The Historical Battle Map Pack is a downloadable content pack (DLC) for the 2009 game Halo Wars. It includes: Four...

Halo Wars (Limited Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover Transparent Slipcase

Xbox 360 (2009)

Halo Wars (Limited Edition) is a special version of Halo Wars. The game comes in a transparent plastic case, with...

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