The best classic and old school Top-down games

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.

Year: 1991 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2020-04-21Tags: 2 players arcade competitive maze multiplayer science fiction top-down

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 ...

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

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: 2020-12-02Tags: 4x business simulation history management top-down turn-based

Commander Keen

Commander Keen

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 the series.

Year: 1990 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: platform science fiction top-down

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...

Year: 1996 Genre: Sports Updated: 2020-06-19Tags: 2 players birds-eye view football multiplayer real-time soccer sport management sport sim top-down

Deluxe Galaga

Deluxe Galaga

Deluxe Galaga is a shareware remake of the famous arcade Galaga for the Amiga. It was created in 1993 by Edgar M. Vigdal (also the author of Deluxe PacMan). The game is an enhan...

Year: 1994 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2019-12-27Tags: 2 players aga amiga original game enhanced remakes shareware shoot em up top-down

Alien Breed 2

Alien Breed 2

Alien Breed II: The Horror Continues is a sci-fi top-down shooter created by Team17 exclusively for the Amiga and released in 1993. It's the sequel to Alien Breed and Alien Breed: Special Edition 92.

Year: 1993 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-12-18Tags: 2 players aga aliens amiga original game horror multi-directional science fiction shoot em up top-down

Arsenal Taste the Power

Arsenal Taste the Power

A.R.S.E.N.A.L Taste the Power is a real-time strategy game created by Tactical Software for MS-DOS and released as shareware in 1997. The game is clearly inspired by other RTS hits, especially Command & Conquer.

Year: 1997 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-12-03Tags: real-time rts shareware 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 wa...

Year: 1991 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2020-07-25Tags: arcade clone science fiction top-down

1943: The Battle of Midway

1943: The Battle of Midway

1943: The Battle of Midway is a shoot 'em up developed and published by Capcom for arcade machines in 1987. Later on, the title was ported to several computers and consoles such as...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-07-31Tags: 2d aviation coin-up conversion flight historical battle top-down vertical-scrolling war ww2

Alien Breed

Alien Breed

Alien Breed is a sci-fi top-down shooter created by Team17 originally for the Amiga and released in 1991. The game, heavily inspired by the movie Aliens, is similar to the famous Atari arcade Gauntlet in terms of gameplay.

Year: 1991 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-10-10Tags: 2 players aliens multi-directional science fiction top-down walkabout

SimCity

SimCity

SimCity, one of the most popular videogames of all the times, is an open-ended city-building game designed by Will Wright and developed by Maxis. It was released for Amiga, Atari S...

Year: 1989 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2020-07-25Tags: business simulation city building macintosh original game top-down

Jagged Alliance

Jagged Alliance

Jagged Alliance is a turn-based tactical role-playing game developed by Sir-tech Software and released in 1994 for MS-DOS by Madlab Software. As a child, I remember watching my fa...

Year: 1995 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: isometric squad management strategy-rpg tactical-rpg top-down turn-based

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: 2019-07-17Tags: 3d amiga original game fantasy first-person non-linear open world texture map top-down unreleased wanderer