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Top-Down

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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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DOS (1991)

Samotnik is an adaptation of the Peg Solitaire board game. The action takes place on a standard 8x8 chessboard of...

Arcade (1980)

Samurai is a 2D arcade fighting game. The main character is a samurai who fights with several opponents in an...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Samurai Deeper Kyo is an overhead beat 'em up based on the popular anime of the same name. The player...

Samurai II: Vengeance Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2010), Android (2011) and iPad (2010)

Samurai II: Vengeance is the sequel to Samurai: Way of the Warrior and offers similar gameplay. It is a hack-and-slash...

Sanctum Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2012)

Sanctum is a tower defense game with first-person shooter elements. The story is rather simple: the player takes the role...

Sands of Fire DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990) and Macintosh (1989)

Sands of Fire takes you to the scorching deserts of Northern Africa, where you drive one of the available Allied...

Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

The story takes place during the month of December in 1858 in 19th century Canada. Two feuding brothers must come...

Sango 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Sango 2 is a historical wargame taking place in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms settings. Sango 2 is best...

Sangokushi 11 with Power Up Kit PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007) and Wii (2007)

This enhanced version of Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI includes several new additions over the original release: six new...

TurboGrafx CD (1991)

Sangokushi: Eiketsu Tenka ni Nozomu is a turn-based historical strategy game set in the Three Kingdoms era of the Chinese...

NES (1992)

Sangokushi II: Haō no Tairiku is a strategy game set during the Three Kingdoms era in China, very similar in...

Genesis (1991)

Sangokushi Retsuden is a turn-based strategy game set in Three Kingdoms-era China. The game takes place on one large map...

Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Dr. Joan Aiken had discovered a way to inject a special serum into the human brain, which will grant this...

NES (1987)

Sanma no Meitantei (or, Sanma the Great Detective) casts the player as the assistant to the famous Japanese comedian and...

Genesis (1994)

Sansan is a conversion of the popular board game Go, which allows the player to play online against distant opponents...

Sansara Naga 2 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

In Sansara Naga 2, you can play as either a male or a female character. Ten years ago, the elder...

NES (1986)

An educational game consisting of four different mini games. The minigames included are: Division - Players control a man in...

NES (1986)

An educational game consisting of two different mini games. The game modes included are: Decimal Multiplication - Players control a...

Saper DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1993), Atari ST (1993) and Atari 8-bit (1991)

Saper is a two-dimensional platform game with elements of puzzle-solving. The story tells of a criminal organization, which managed to...

Atari 8-bit (1992)

Saper Konstruktor is a level editor for the game Saper.

SEGA Master System (1996)

Three scientists built a underwater trash processing complex in order to produce cheap energy, at the expense of the ecosystem....

Saracen Commodore 64 Front Cover

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

A combination puzzle/action game from Datasoft. In each of the 100 levels, the player moves a crusader through an obstacle...

Sarakon DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990) and Commodore 64 (1990)

A simple variation of the classic game of Mahjongg (also known as Shanghai). Each of the 40 levels consist of...

Sarge DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989) and Arcade (1985)

Sarge is a top-down shooter. The goal is to stop the invading terrorists by controlling a tank and a helicopter....

Apple II (1979) and TRS-80 (1979)

The first great microcomputer chess dynasty began at the 1978 West Coast Computer Faire, where this chess game developed by...

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