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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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International Truck Racing Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992) and Commodore 64 (1993)

This overhead view racing game is a serious simulation of the exciting sport of truck racing. This explains the apparently...

Interphase DOS Front Cover

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

Dreams are made by The Dreamtrack Corporation, a group of evil subliminal-messengers whose intention is to destroy the minds of...

Odyssey (1973)

One of four add-on games released for the Odyssey in 1973, Interplanetary Voyage lets players pretend they are space pilots...

Interplay's Classic Collection DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997) and Windows 3.x (1997)

A collection of games designed for Dos and Windows 3.1 The games are as listed: Crete, Fastring, Flying Pictures, Lineman,...

Windows (2003)

Interstellar Trader 2 is the sequel to the under-the-radar hit game of galactic trading. Following in the tradition of games...

DOS (1989)

This educational strategy game represents the events of Norman Conquest of England taking place in XI century. Historically, Harold the...

PC-88 (1984) and FM-7 (1984)

About ten thousand years ago, certain humans began to develop psychic powers, eventually evolving into a new race known as...

Into the Eagle's Nest DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), Apple II (1986), Atari 8-bit (1988), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Pandora's first game combines the Gauntlet style with the World War 2 setting, and specifically the Eagle's Nest building which...

Arcade (1983)

Controlling an agent, your mission is to enter an embassy, maneuver throughout each of the embassy's first four floors using...

Windows (1998)

Inucla No Classical is a freeware board game, where two players (human or computer-controlled) take turns moving pieces on an...

Invader Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Invader is a vertical scrolling shoot-em-up for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. There are 8 levels to shoot through each...

Invader Attack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Invader Attack is a 3D, top-view, one-screen shoot-them-up game. There are many different types of levels, enemies, bosses and power-ups....

DOS (1996)

Invaders 1978 is a clone of Taito's Space Invaders, modeled to closely resemble the original arcade version. The player is...

Invaders: Corruption Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

Invaders: Corruption is a single-screen arena shooter similar to Geometry Wars. Players control a space ship, with a single life,...

Windows (2009)

A space invaders tribute set in the Futurama universe. Its based off the episode "Anthology of Interest II" It is...

Invasion ZX Spectrum Front Cover

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

Strategy games with a real-time movement element didn't begin with Dune 2, and this was one early implementation of the...

Windows (2008)

Small tribes which flourished six thousand years ago farmed, traded, invaded and fought their way to become the countries of...

Odyssey (1972)

Invasion is one of the six add-on games for the Odyssey released in 1972. It requires game cards #4, #5,...

Browser (2011)

Your three planets are under attack! Can you, the Inoculator, save the day?Invasion of the Giant Planet Eating Bacteria From...

Apple II (1979), Atari 8-bit (1981), TRS-80 (1979) and Commodore PET/CBM (1979)

Invasion Orion is the sequel to Starfleet Orion. Like its predecessor, it is a turn-based science fiction strategy game, depicting...

DOS (1994)

Pentti-Antero Sillanköykäys has been severely disabled for his whole life. After his 27th birthday he starts seeing prophetic dreams which...

Ion Assault Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2009)

Ion Assault is a twinstick shooter with a space ship, set in enclosed arenas in space similar to Geometry Wars....

Apple II (1984)

I.O. Silver is a puzzle game, that comes with two modes: The Arcade Workshop, which is your basic game and...

TurboGrafx CD (1992)

IQ Panic is a quiz game with a background story. A demon has kidnapped a girl from a peaceful village,...

I.Q. Remix+: Intelligent Qube PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2000)

I.Q. Remix+ is an enhanced version of the PlayStation game "Intelligent Qube". The gameplay is essentially the same: Blocks of...

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