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. 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

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a side-scrolling beat-em-up created by Konami for the Nintendo NES and released in 1989 in the US. It was released in Europe one year later, togethe...

Year: 1989 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2021-04-10Tags: licensed nes original game ninja platform side-scrolling 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

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.

Year: 1994 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-07-28Tags: 2 players aga aliens amiga original game multi-scrolling shooter multiplayer science fiction shoot em up top-down walkabout

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

Warlords III: Reign of Heroes

Warlords III: Reign of Heroes

Warlords III: Reign of Heroes is the third chapter of the saga of fantasy turn-based strategy games created by Strategic Studies Group. The game was released in 1997, exclusively for Windows.

Year: 1997 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2021-06-23Tags: rpg elements tactics top-down turn-based wargame

Alien Syndrome

Alien Syndrome

Alien Syndrome is a coin-up released by SEGA in 1986 and then ported to several home platforms including Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum. The Amiga version, developed by Softek, was published in 1988.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2022-03-25Tags: 2 players co-op coin-up conversion multi-directional top-down

Arcade Pool

Arcade Pool

Arcade Pool is a pool simulation/arcade game developed by Antitesi and published by Team 17 in 1994 for Amiga and MS-DOS. Ofter considered the best pool game ever created for the A...

Year: 1994 Genre: Sports Updated: 2020-08-07Tags: arcade pool sport sim top-down

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

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 designed for the Amiga and one of the few released on CD only.

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

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

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. I remember watching my father play Jag...

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

ATR: All Terrain Racing

ATR: All Terrain Racing

ATR: All Terrain Racing is an isometric racing game created by Team17 and published in 1995 for the Amiga and Amiga CD32. With a top down view and small cars, the game is somehow similar to Supercars and Micromachines.

Year: 1995 Genre: Racing Updated: 2021-02-19Tags: 2 players amiga original game automobile driving multiplayer top-down transport

Roadkill

Roadkill

Roadkill is a violent racing sim with a top-down view created by Vision and released by Acid Software in 1994 for the Amiga CD32 and Amiga 1200. The game, written in blitz basic, ...

Year: 1994 Genre: Racing Updated: 2020-09-14Tags: aga amiga cd32 amiga original game blitz basic driving multi-directional top-down vehicular combat simulator