User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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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NES (1990), Sharp X68000 (1991) and Arcade (1988)

There's a cross-country motorcycle rally going from San Francisco to New York. In Rally Bike, the player has but one...

Rallycross Simulator Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1989) and ZX Spectrum (1990)

Rallycross Simulator is a top down racing game for one or two players.The player(s) race around a number of tracks,...

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Rally Simulator is a driving game where you compete against three other drivers to complete three laps over three different...

Rally-X MSX Front Cover

VIC-20 (1981), MSX (1984) and Arcade (1980)

You control a small car running around in a maze. What you have to is to pick up the ten...

Commodore PET/CBM (1981)

Ram is a two-player board game in which both players must try to cross the board with one of their...

DOS (1985)

RAM! is a simulation of combat using Triremes. Triremes were the war ships used in ancient Greece. The game takes...

Rambo: First Blood Part II SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1986) and Wii (2008)

A vertical-scrolling shooter in the tradition of Commando, Ikari Warriors, and Guerrilla War. Rambo and his buddy Zane (who didn't...

Rambo: First Blood Part II Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Tough Vietnam veteran John Rambo is called back into action after some soldiers are taken hostage in a PoW camp....

Rambo III DOS Front Cover

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

Rambo's mission is set deep in Afghanistan, in the days when the Soviets occupied it, and America was putting this...

Rambo III Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1989)

Based on the film of the same name, this game puts you in John Rambo's shoes as he travels to...

Rampart DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Game Boy (1992), Game Boy Color (1999), SNES (1992), Genesis (1991), Lynx (1991), Amiga (1992), NES (1991), Atari ST (1992), SEGA Master System (1993), Commodore 64 (1992) and Arcade (1990)

Tetris meets shoot-'em-up, Rampart is a game combining strategy and artillery action. Build your castle from Tetris-style pieces, place your...

ZX81 (1982)

Ram Runner is a snake style game where you move around the screen leaving behind a trail as you search...

DOS (1982)

RAMSAK is a game similar to Pac-Man, but completely rendered in ASCII art. The player (a white smiling face) travels...

Rana Rama Commodore 64 Front Cover

Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

The purpose of apprentice courses is for young people to learn a trade gradually, without putting yourself or your employers...

Windows 3.x (1991), PC-98 (1991), FM Towns (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1991)

The money our hero Rance got in Custom City as payment for his latest detective work has been long gone....

Windows 3.x (1993), PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1994)

Hundreds of years ago, the Master of Magic decided to use his immense power to bring peace to mankind and...

Windows (2004)

This is the eighth installment of the longest-running hentai RPG series (since there were three Rance IV games). The protagonist...

Ranch Rush Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2009), Browser (2009) and iPhone (2009)

In this time-management game, you play Sara, a worker at a greenhouse. Unfortunately, the greenhouse is failing, and the owner...

MSX (1989)

This is the second role-playing adventure of the little round creature Randar. This time, the adventure takes place not in...

MSX (1989)

The little blue egg-shaped creature Randar, who was the healer in Golvellius and appeared as a mascot in other Compile's...

MSX (1990)

In this game, you don't play the cute little round creature Randar any more, but a human hero (whom you...

Windows (2008)

Randy Balma: Municipal Abortionist is a disturbing game in which very few clues are given about the goals and the...

Ranma 1/2: Akanekodan-teki Hihō SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

The game is based on the animé series Ranma 1/2. It tells the story of the young martial artist Ranma...

ZX Spectrum (1984)

Rapscallion the Rogue has captured the ownership rights to your castle, and imprisoned you out in the wilderness. Fortunately, your...

Raptor: Call of the Shadows DOS Front Cover

Linux (1994), DOS (1994), Windows (1997) and Macintosh (2011)

Raptor is a vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up. It features smooth scrolling VGA graphics, a variety of enemies on ground, air...

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