Top-down Classic Games and Abandonware

Dyna Blaster

Dyna Blaster

Bomberman, or as it's known in Europe, Dyna Blaster, is one of my all-time favorites games. Originally created in 1983 for the PC, it was later ported to the Atari ST and the Amiga. The Amiga version...

Year: 1991 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2019-02-15Tags: arcade maze competitive 2 players top-down

Gauntlet II

Gauntlet II

Gauntlet II is the sequel to the popular hack and slash fantasy arcade created by Atari Games. Released in 1986, one year after the original game, Gauntlet II was ported to the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari...

Year: 1989 Genre: Action Updated: 2019-01-16Tags: top-down maze fantasy co-op

Sid Meier's Civilization

Sid Meier's Civilization

Sid Meier's Civilization is a turn-based "4X"-type strategy video game created by Sid Meier and Bruce Shelley for MicroProse in 1991. The game's objective is to "Build an empire to stand the test of time"...

Year: 1991 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2018-07-01Tags: managerial turn-based top-down historical

Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain

Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain

Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain was developed by Silicon Knights and published by Crystal Dynamics. It was first released for the PlayStation in 1996. The Windows port was made by Semi Logic Entertainments...

Year: 1997 Genre: Action Updated: 2018-06-05Tags: vampires top-down fantasy horror adult rpg elements action-rpg dark fantasy

Sensible World of Soccer 96/97

Sensible World of Soccer 96/97

Sensible World of Soccer '96/'97 is the fourth and final release of the popular soccer game created by Sensible Software. Released in 1996 for PC and Amiga, it's mostly an updated version of Sensible...

Year: 1996 Genre: Sports Updated: 2018-05-17Tags: soccer top-down birds-eye view

Ambermoon

Ambermoon

Ambermoon is the second game of the never finished Amber trilogy created by the German studio Thalion and started with Amberstar. Designed by Karsten Köper and Erik Simon, the game was published in 1993....

Year: 1993 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2018-12-01Tags: fantasy unreleased 1st-person top-down 3d

Alien Breed: Tower Assault

Alien Breed: Tower Assault

Alien Breed: Tower Assault is the third entry into the Alien Breed sci-fi shooter series and was developed and published by Team17 Software in 1994 for the Amiga, Amiga CD32, and DOS. After receiving...

Year: 1994 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2017-12-22Tags: sci-fi/futuristic aliens top-down

Commando

Commando

Commando is a 2D action shooter arcade created by Capcom in 1985. It was ported first to the BBC Micro and ZX Spectrum. In the years following its release it was ported to multiple platforms including...

Year: 1989 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2017-04-17Tags: arcade walkabout vertical-scrolling top-down

Space Crusade

Space Crusade

Space Crusade is a computer adaptation of the 1990 Games Workshop boardgame set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The video game was created by Gremlin Graphics and released in 1992 for the Amiga, Atari...

Year: 1992 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2018-11-13Tags: board game sci-fi/futuristic licensed top-down squad management

Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars

Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars

Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars is the first in the franchise of side scrollers of the same name, developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1990 for DOS. There are 5 entries into...

Year: 1990 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2015-04-17Tags: sci-fi/futuristic side view top-down

Volfied

Volfied

Volfied is an action puzzle game developed and published by Taito Corporation in 1989 initially in the arcade and on TurboGrafx-16. In the subsequent years after its release, it was ported to multiple...

Year: 1991 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2017-12-29Tags: arcade clone sci-fi/futuristic top-down

Speedball

Speedball

Speedball is a video game created by The Bitmap Brothers based on a violent futuristic sport and probably inspired by the 1975 sci-fi movie Rollerball. Initially developed for Amiga and published in 1988,...

Year: 1988 Genre: Sports Updated: 2018-09-16Tags: sci-fi/futuristic top-down cyberpunk amiga original game brutal sports

Castle of the Winds

Castle of the Winds

Castle of the Winds is roguelike fantasy RPG developed by Rick Saada for Windows 3.1 and released by Epic MegaGames in 1993. It's the first episode of a quite famous series and one of the most successful...

Year: 1993 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2018-01-20Tags: turn-based top-down roguelike fantasy windows3x

Goal!

Goal!

Dino Dini's Goal (also know as Goal!) is a soccer game created by the famous British game designer and programmer Dino Dini, author of Kick Off and Kick Off 2. The game was sponsored by Adidas and it...

Year: 1993 Genre: Sports Updated: 2017-11-12Tags: soccer football top-down birds-eye view