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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Amiga (1995)

Jaktar: Der Elfenstein is a role-playing game set in a fantasy scenario. The peaceful kingdom Salar is under attack from...

JAMDAT Sudoku BREW Front Cover

BREW (2005) and J2ME (2005)

Sudoku is a puzzle game. The aim of the puzzle is to enter a number from 1 trough 9 in...

James Bond 007 Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1998)

Bond is once again in the thick of things, this time travelling the eastern hemisphere in order to stop an...

Nintendo DS (2009)

Although James Cameron's Avatar: The Game is named after the movie, the story itself doesn't follow the plot of the...

Jamestown: Gunpowder, Treason and Plot Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

Jamestown: Gunpowder, Treason and Plot is DLC (downloadable content) for Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony and requires the original...

Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony Linux Front Cover

Linux (2011), Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony is a scrolling shoot 'em up game set in an alternative 17th century on...

Atari 2600 (2002)

You want to steal your dream car. But first you must get those other clunkers out of the way.Jammed is...

Commodore 64 (1983)

You are Rankin Rodney and your task is to collect four instruments on a top view single screen and place...

Jane's Combat Simulations: 688(I) Hunter/Killer Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Command the 688(Improved)-class submarine. Operate over 12 different stations, and sail over terrain of the entire globe. Let training missions...

Jane's Combat Simulations: Fleet Command Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Take a US fleet and survive the various encounters with the former Soviet Navy, the Chinese Navy, the Indian Navy,...

MSX (1984)

A basic game of mahjong (Chinese board game) for one player. Pair up the tiles within the time limit and...

PC-98 (1992), FM Towns (1993) and Sharp X68000 (1992)

The protagonist of the game, a young Japanese male, visits a small town and witnesses two thugs assaulting a terrified...

Janshin Densetsu: Quest of Jongmaster TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

TurboGrafx CD (1995), Neo Geo CD (1995) and Arcade (1994)

Quest of Jongmaster is a mahjong game with role-playing elements. The "RPG mode" follows the story of an apprentice "mahjong...

Jaseiken Necromancer TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1988) and Wii (2006)

Long time ago, the Gods fought the Demons in a cosmic battle. To ensure victory, the Gods had to sacrifice...

Jason's Gem ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1985)

Your mission here is to guide Jason through 15 screens in order to claim a legendary gem for himself. First...

Jawbreaker Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Apple II (1981) and Atari 8-bit (1981)

A clone of Pac-Man, where you as jaws must collect all points and escape lethal heads. There are also magical...

NES (1987)

Loosely based on the fourth movie "Jaws: the Revenge", players take control of a ship to sail the ocean in...

Dragon 32/64 (1983)

Jaws is a little Pac-Man clone, distinguished by its small graphics and the wide range of options for setting up...

Dragon 32/64 (1983)

You are a helicopter pilot sent out to rescue survivors from a troop ship crashed into enemy waters. The game...

Atari ST (1995)

JAY Minesweeper is a very straight copy of Windows's famous Minesweeper. Click a square in a minefield and pray that...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Jeepers Creepers is a top view single screen game where you control a spider who has to infect seven rows...

Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and PlayStation (1999)

The game based on Jeff Wayne's musical play and the classic science fiction novel by H.G. Wells. it is the...

PC-88 (1987)

Jehard is a simple action role-playing game. The Holy Ark was stolen by a powerful demon king, and it's up...

Jelly Splash Android Front Cover

Browser (2013), iPhone (2014), Android (2013) and iPad (2014)

Jelly Splash is a tile matching puzzle (removal) game originally dedicated as a Facebook application game. The purpose of the...

Jennifer Capriati Tennis Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992)

This is a tennis game featuring the game modes Exhibition, Circuits, and Training. Exhibition allows for either singles or doubles...

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