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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Windows (2004)

Pteroglider is a fast and hectic vertically-scrolling space shooter. The player controls a small craft through the keyboard and uses...

P.T.O.: Pacific Theater of Operations II Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), Windows 3.x (1996), PlayStation (1996), SNES (1995), SEGA Saturn (1996), PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1994)

PTO II is a KOEI game that depicts the conflict between the USA and Japan during World War II. The...

Pub Games ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Pub games is a themed compilation of seven games that have been popular in public houses (drinking establishments) in the...

J2ME (2003)

The first in iomo's series of Pub games, Pub Pool introduces the familiar setting of the player whiling away some...

ZX Spectrum (1983) and ZX81 (1982)

Puckman is a Pac-Man variant. The player controls a human who has been trapped in a maze. Scattered around the...

Pudding Monsters Android Front Cover

iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

Pudding Monsters is a casual puzzle game from the company that created Cut the Rope and it features a similar...

Browser (2009)

Pudsey Pairs is a basic picture matching game featuring Pudsey, the Children in Need bear. The player is presented with...

Puerto Rico Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Puerto Rico is the official PC translation of the eponymous board game. The basic rules: Every player (up to five)...

Puerto Rico HD iPad Front Cover

iPad (2011)

Puerto Rico is based on the popular German board game of the same name. As in the original version, the...

Nintendo DS (2009)

Puffins: Island Adventure begins by asking the player to choose their puffin eye type, beak colour and hairstyle. The game...

Puffins: Let's Fish! Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2010)

The game expands on the fishing sections of Puffins: Island Adventure, with its protagonist being a puffin looking for fish...

Puffy's Saga Atari ST Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Puffy and his fortuitously-named girlfriend Puffyn are trapped in an alien world full of threats, traps and surprises. Taking control...

ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Five pulsies were trapped in a maze (49 screens each) and the player, as a pulsator, has to rescue them....

Pulse: Fight the Night Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012)

Pulse: Fight the Night is a twin stick shooter with a twist: the player fights hordes of enemies and the...

Pulse Warrior ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988) and ZX Spectrum (1988)

Who needs weaponry when you're trying to save the earth from the invasion of the beings of Cirrus Major? Hopefully...

The Punisher DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

When his family was gunned down by gangsters, Frank Castle became The Punisher. As Judge, Jury, and Executioner, The Punisher...

Pure Chess PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2012), iPhone (2013), Android (2013), iPad (2013), Nintendo 3DS (2014), PS Vita (2012), Wii U (2014) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

Pure Chess offers digital chess games on a 3D board with a camera view that can be moved freely. Players...

Pure Pinball Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Xbox (2004)

Pure Pinball contains three different 3D tables with their own themes (Racing, War and Trains) each featuring multiple flippers and...

The Pure Wargame DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

The Pure Wargame is a quintessential turn-based wargame. The first one in a proposed series (and the only one released),...

Commodore 64 (1988)

Purple Heart is a top-down shooter à la Ikari Warriors. The player has to guide a soldier through six levels,...

Pursuit of the Graf Spee Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1982)

Pursuit of the Graf Spee is a strategic game that allows the players to recreate the historic search for the...

Pusher Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

In Pusher the player builds formations containing at least three balls of equal color aligned in a straight line. The...

DOS (2014)

A tiny implementation of the Sokoban box-pushing puzzle genre, Pusher fits it all into a paltry 512 bytes of space...

Amiga (1994)

Push 'n Pull is a non-scrolling action game which takes place on top-down playing fields. The player takes the role...

Atari ST (1992)

Push 'n' Shove is a freeware puzzle game coded in STOS. The goal of each level is to push blocks...

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