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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Phantasy Star IV Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Genesis (1993) and Wii (2008)

The Algol star system is in troubled times. Many thousands of years ago, it was a peaceful world. Three planets...

Atari 8-bit (1987), BBC Micro (1987), Electron (1987) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1987)

Inspired by the game Gauntlet, Phantom is a top view maze game where the screen scrolls left or right when...

Windows (2003)

Two years have passed since the mysterious Phantom Labyrinth emerged in the desert. One day, a young adventurer seeking for...

Windows (2000)

The sudden emergence of twisted labyrinths in the midst of the desert was called the "Phantom Phenomenon". Adventurers and researchers...

Windows (2005)

This Platinum Edition is an enhanced version of Phantom Knight: Mugen no Meikyū Trilogy DVD. It contains visual scenes that...

Windows (2004)

This compilation contains: Desert Time: Mugen no Meikyū Phantom Knight: Mugen no Meikyū II Phantom Knight: Mugen no Meikyū 3...

J2ME (2004)

Hector the Specter Detector is back. Thanks to a mix up in the space-time continuum, Hector has entered an alternate...

Atari 2600 (1983)

In Phantom-Panzer, the player takes control of an assault vehicle in order to defend their "energy base" at the bottom...

Apple II (1980)

Phantoms Five is a vertically scrolling action game where the player controls a plane and has to bomb various targets...

VIC-20 (1982)

In Pharaoh's Tomb players take the role of an unnamed adventurer, whose objective is to find the four parts of...

Windows (2005)

PhatPong 05 tries to bring new life to the old Pong formula by offering four different game modes: Deathmatch An...

Phelios Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990), Wii (2008) and Arcade (1988)

Set in the world of Greek mythology, Phelios tells the story of a young prince called Apollo, who sets out...

Phileas Fogg's Balloon Battles Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

On the way trying to get round the world in 80 days, Mr Phileas Fogg has stopped to help the...

Phobia II Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

The follower of the original Alien Phobia, this game is all about brainless shoot'em'up. You are up against the endless...

Phobia III: Edge of Humanity Linux Front Cover

Linux (2002) and Windows (2002)

Phobia III: Edge of Humanity is the third and final game in the top-down shooter series. The player controls a...

ZX81 (1982)

Phoenix Adventure is an arcade adventure where you must find and kill a Black Phoenix over four parts with an...

DOS (1993)

Like DaSi before it (and in a similar vein to Taboo before both), PF simulates a spirit board (or Ouija...

Photon Storm Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

As with all Jeff Minter games, this has a definite distinctive look and feel (although no Llamas or lawnmowers this...

Commodore PET/CBM (1979)

In Pick-Up a laboratory accident has caused four different chemicals to spill all over the floor. It is up to...

Pico Pico Puzzle Android Front Cover

Android (2014)

Pico Pico Puzzle is a puzzle game where, on each level, the player needs to help several soldiers escape a...

Picross DS Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Picross DS is a touch screen-based puzzle game for the Nintendo DS. By following the numbers on the left and...

Atari ST (2008)

PicrossST is a nonogramme puzzle game for the Atari ST, similar to Nintendo's Picross series.The player is presented with a...

Atari ST (2008)

PSTAC2k8E is a special tournament edition of PicrossST released on the Atari Convention 2008 in France.Like the ”real” PicrossST, it...

Pictionary: The Game of Quick Draw DOS Front Cover

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

Based on the board game, the object is guess a word or phrase based on a drawing. There are five...

Windows 3.x (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

PicturePuzzle is a jigsaw puzzle game where the puzzles are made out of photographs from National Geographic. There are ten...

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