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: 2021-04-10Tags: 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

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

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: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players aga amiga original game enhanced remakes shareware shoot em up top-down

Sid Meier's Civilization

Sid Meier's Civilization

Sid Meier's Civilization is one of the most popular strategy games of all time. It was created by Bruce Shelley and Sid Meier, alongside MicroProse. The game was released in September 1991 for MS-DOS, Amiga, and Atari ST.

Year: 1991 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 4x business simulation history management top-down turn-based

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: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players birds-eye view football multiplayer real-time soccer sport management sport sim 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. The subsequent years after its release, it was ...

Year: 1991 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2021-03-20Tags: arcade clone science fiction top-down

S.W.I.V.

S.W.I.V.

S.W.I.V. is a top-down shooter for 1 or 2 players created by Random Access and published by The Sales Curve in 1991 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and other platforms.

Year: 1991 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players 2d amiga original game co-op helicopter top-down v-scrolling shoot-em up

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 multi-scrolling shooter shoot em up 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. After its release, it was ported to multiple platforms, incl...

Year: 1989 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-10-21Tags: arcade shoot em up top-down vertical-scrolling walkabout war

Chip's Challenge

Chip's Challenge

Chip's Challenge is an arcade puzzler created by Epyx, with a team lead by Chuck Sommerville, originally for the Atari Lynx console. The game released in 1989 was one of the launch titles.

Year: 1990 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2021-07-31Tags: multi-directional sokoban 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 199...

Year: 1992 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2021-02-19Tags: board game licensed science fiction space squad management top-down turn-based

Super Cars II

Super Cars II

Super Cars 2 is the sequel to the racing game Super Cars created by Magnetic Fields. Published by Gremlin Graphics, Super Cars II was released only for Amiga and Atari St, in 1991.

Year: 1991 Genre: Racing Updated: 2020-11-21Tags: 2 players automobile competitive extra half-brite multi-directional multiplayer split-screen top-down transport