The best classic and old school Top-down games

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...

Year: 1989 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: arcade shoot em up top-down vertical-scrolling walkabout war

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

Frogger

Frogger

Frogger is an arcade created by Konami and one of the most popular video games ever created. It was released for the first time in 1981, and it has been ported to almost all platforms since then.

Year: 1982 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2019-08-30Tags: coin-up conversion top-down

The Speris Legacy

The Speris Legacy

The Speris Legacy is an action RPG created by Binary Emotions exclusively for the Amiga and published by Team17 in 1996. Designed by Andy Jolly, and created by a team of only 6 people, the title is clearly inspired by the JRPG genre.

Year: 1996 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2021-05-19Tags: action-rpg aga amiga original game fantasy jrpg top-down wanderer

The Faery Tale Adventure

The Faery Tale Adventure

The Faery Tale Adventure is an action RPG created by MicroIllusions originally for the Amiga and published in 1986. It was one of the earliest role-playing games published for Amiga.

Year: 1987 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: action-rpg amiga original game fantasy open world sword and sorcery top-down

Dragonstone

Dragonstone

Dragonstone is an action-adventure / action-RPG created by Core Design for the Amiga and released in 1994. It's considered a sequel to Darkmere, although the two games are quite different.

Year: 1994 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: action-adventure adventure-rpg amiga original game fantasy sword and sorcery 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 v-scrolling shoot-em up vertical-scrolling war ww2

Dogs of War

Dogs of War

Dogs of War is a shooter created by Vectordean for the Atari ST and then ported to Amiga. It was published in 1989 by Elite. The game, for one or two players, is heavily inspired b...

Year: 1989 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players co-op jungle military multi-directional run and gun shoot em up top-down walkabout

Super Cars

Super Cars

Super Cars is a top-down racing game created by Magnetic Fields and published by Gremlin Graphics initially in 1990 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum. One year later it was ported to NES and Commodore 64.

Year: 1990 Genre: Racing Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: amiga original game automobile combat racing competitive driving extra half-brite top-down transport

Castle of the Winds

Castle of the Winds

Castle of the Winds is a 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 o...

Year: 1993 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2020-06-14Tags: fantasy roguelike top-down turn-based windows3x

SimLife

SimLife

SimLife: The Genetic Playground is a simulation game developed and published by Maxis in 1992. The game is part of the long list of "Sim" games created by Maxis, but Will Wright didn't have a role in this one.

Year: 1992 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: aga business simulation ecology macintosh original game management nature open world top-down

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: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players aliens multi-directional multi-scrolling shooter science fiction top-down walkabout

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

Wasted Dreams

Wasted Dreams

Wasted Dreams is a sci-fi isometric action-adventure created by Digital Dreams Entertainment for the Amiga and released in 1999. It was one of the last commercial games created for...

Year: 1999 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2021-02-26Tags: aga aliens amiga original game isometric multiplayer point and click puzzle-solving science fiction shoot em up top-down