DescriptionUsed 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.
Atari 2600 (1982)
As the Pharoh's Son, it is up to the player to lift the curse of Anubis, God of the Dead,...
In Riddle of the Sphinx the player must find his way through a maze to gain access to the Sphinx'...
Commodore 64 (1994)
Riddles and Stones is a puzzle game where you look down on a grid made up of blocks that are...
Ride or Die is a top-down action game where the player takes control of a bicyclist riding against freeway traffic....
ZX Spectrum (1983)
As an MI5 agent (at one of seven skill levels, 001 to 007) you must infiltrate enemy terrain to explore...
Riding Star is an equestrian simulation where the player has to take care of a horse and ride it in...
Rikki and Mikki discover that their grandfather has been kidnapped. This great scientist was apparently abducted by forces from the...
PlayStation 2 (2001)
20 years ago, an alternate World War II occurred, where both Axis and Allies developed mecha technology, known as Armored...
Apple II (1981)
Ring Raiders is a variant of the arcade game Star Castle. The player takes control of a space ship with...
Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages combines space combat action with RPG elements of skill progression and storytelling. The player...
In this top-down perspective of a 'board' game, you have colored rings (blue, green, yellow, red and purple ones), and...
When it was first released, this addictive puzzle game was chosen by Computer Gaming World as the Best Puzzle game...
Game Boy Color (2000)
Rip-Tide Racer is a futuristic racing-game set in a flooded world. The player can choose between three armed hover bikes...
This compilation includes all the R.I.P. games: R.I.P. R.I.P.: Strike Back R.I.P.: The Last Hero
Though the title is a pun on Rise of the Robots, this is a clone of Dynablaster. Up to four...
Rise of Venice is the spiritual successor to the Patrician and Port Royale series. Like those, it focuses on trading...
Rise of Venice: Beyond the Sea is an expansion for the trade simulation Rise of Venice. Most notable is the...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 99 Chrono Trigger
- 96 Gauntlet
- 95 Radiant Silvergun
- 94 NHL '94
- 94 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- 93 Tecmo Super Bowl
- 93 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
- 93 Sid Meier's Civilization II
- 93 Shadowfire
- 93 Project Gotham Racing 2
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 3.89 Pac-Man (2007)
- 4.04 Chrono Trigger (2011)
- 4.78 Napalm: The Crimson Crisis (1998)
- 4.79 Sea Battle (1980)
- 4.75 Summer Carnival '92: Recca (1992)
- 4.67 Arc the Lad Collection (2002)
- 4.02 Starflight (1989)
- 3.97 Final Fantasy III (2011)
- 4.26 M.U.S.H.A. (2009)
- 3.90 Pinball Dreams (2009)
Games must have at least 5 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.