The Best Top-down Games

Update : Asteroids added at rank #37.
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Unsighted (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 Android

UNSIGHTED invites you into a post-apocalyptic world where you have a ticking clock before your own expiration. With Metroidvania-like gameplay, fully interconnected world, and an interesting story that allows for tough choices, the game provides a balanced mix of exploration, combat, and character progression. With additional modes like co-op and rogue-lite, UNSIGHTED guarantees a high replay value. A game that creatively brings several game designs together to make a fun and polished game.


What we like:
  • Balanced mix of gameplay elements
  • Interesting story with tough choices
  • High replayability with additional modes
  • Polished sound and graphics
  • Responsive controls
What could be improved:
  • Writing could be better
  • Characters feel one-dimensional
  • Dialogue interrupts gameplay

  • pixel
  • exploration
  • boss
  • top-down
  • robots
  • metroidvania
  • dungeon
  • combat
  • puzzle
  • war
  • post-apocalyptic
  • souls
  • platform
  • rpg
  • crafting

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Chicory: A Colorful Tale (2021)

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Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo Switch Mac OS Xbox Series X Xbox Series X/s

Chicory: A Colorful Tale is a whimsical adventure game that lets you color your way through a black-and-white world as a plucky dog-character. With simple controls, fun puzzles, and no enemies in the main game, Chicory encourages exploration and creativity. Its beautiful art style and emotionally resonant story about self-discovery and overcoming self-doubt make it a work of art that everyone should experience.


What we like:
  • Fun puzzles
  • Simple controls
  • Beautiful art style
  • Emotionally resonant story
  • Encourages creative exploration
What could be improved:
  • Boss battles can be challenging

  • puzzle
  • zelda
  • boss-fight
  • adventure
  • top-down
  • cooperative
  • platform
  • boss
  • combat
  • cute
  • battle
  • controller-support
  • exploration
  • dungeon
  • narrative

3

Die Again (2024)

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PC Windows Xbox One

Die Again is an innovative top-down shooter game filled with action and strategy. If you die, you can possess the closest enemy's body to keep playing. But be careful: if no one is near you, game over!


  • top-down
  • shooter
  • blood
  • violent
  • post-apocalyptic
  • twin-stick
  • linear
  • military
  • fast-paced
  • stealth
  • gore
  • story
  • realistic
  • innovative

4

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story (2023)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X/s PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X

Join the rebellion in The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story! As Sylas, a spell-stealing mage, you'll liberate your homeland, command powerful magic, and uncover secrets of the past. With fast-paced action, intriguing story, and stunning visuals, you'll be immersed in a world of strategic combat and political intrigue. Whether you're a League of Legends fan or a newcomer, this game will captivate you!


What we like:
  • Captivating universe and story
  • Engaging and strategic combat
  • Variety of spells to steal and use
  • Beautiful pixel art style
  • Fun boss fights
What could be improved:
  • Game length is short
  • Environments can feel repetitive

  • rpg
  • pixel
  • combat
  • action
  • rogue-like
  • top-down
  • moba
  • battle
  • hack-and-slash
  • boss-fight
  • boss
  • story
  • fight
  • 2d
  • magic

5

Blaster Master Zero 3 (2021)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Blaster Master Zero 3 is the ultimate mutant blasting action game that will leave you on the edge of your seat! This hybrid side-scrolling and top-down action game will take you on an epic journey through various dimensions. With a variety of new abilities and weapons at your disposal, you can travel through super-dimensional space and reverse the situation with the VRV system. Don't miss the epic conclusion of the Jason Saga!


What we like:
  • Continuation of the storyline from the first 2 games
  • Compatible with controllers
  • Retro graphics style
  • Retro music
  • Multiple endings
What could be improved:
  • High difficulty curve
  • Confusing storyline if the first 2 games are not played
  • PC version has weird technical issues

  • platform
  • top-down
  • retro
  • metroidvania
  • boss
  • dungeon
  • side-scrolling
  • pixel
  • boss-fight
  • classic
  • anime
  • 2d
  • old-school
  • action
  • futuristic

6

Raiden III x MIKADO MANIAX (2023)

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Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox One

Soar sky-high in Raiden III x MIKADO MANIAX, an electrifying entry in the classic arcade shoot-‘em-up series! Customize your music, wallpapers, game mode, and more before launching into high-octane aerial action!


  • top-down
  • jet
  • bullet-hell
  • arcade
  • shoot-em-up
  • shooter
  • space
  • aliens
  • flight
  • cooperative
  • shoot
  • pixel
  • local
  • boss
  • 2d

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Pocky & Rocky Reshrined (2022)

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Nintendo Switch l Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One

The original cute and hardcore shrine maiden shooter is now available on Steam! Completely new game, a sequel to the home original "Pocky&Rocky" (Super Nintendo Entertainment System)! The adventures of Pocky&Rocky begin once again.

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  • shooter
  • top-down
  • classic
  • multi-directional
  • cooperative
  • pixel
  • run-and-gun
  • boss
  • retro
  • remake
  • local
  • multiplayer
  • high-paced
  • scrolling

8

FixFox (2022)

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PC Windows

Arriving on a curious planet, Vix and her toolbox Tin explore space, fixing machines with unconventional tools and eating cozy meals with kind robot locals. On an epic adventure, the duo repairs an interstellar beacon, constructs giant mechs, and unravels a cosmic mystery that transcends existence.


  • top-down
  • transhumanism
  • lore
  • puzzle
  • exploration
  • colourful
  • point-and-click
  • relaxing
  • space
  • sci-fi
  • crafting
  • cute
  • repair
  • story
  • atmospheric

9

Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince (2022)

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Xbox Series X/s Xbox One PC Windows Linux Nintendo Switch

The Minotaur King has returned...and it's all your fault! Lily's back for a new "classic" action-adventure set hundreds of years after The Sleeping King!


  • top-down
  • dungeon
  • action-adventure
  • adventure
  • zelda
  • hack-and-slash
  • narrates
  • puzzle
  • exploration
  • instrument
  • pixel
  • remake
  • retro
  • colourful
  • pirates

10

Bloodroots (2020)

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Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One

In Bloodroots, you're Mr. Wolf, a man betrayed and left for dead, seeking vengeance. Use everything around you to choreograph ultra-violent combos in a twisted Western revenge tale. Experiment with different objects as weapons, enjoy the smooth gameplay and amazing music, and compete for fame on worldwide leaderboards.

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What we like:
  • Satisfying and fluid gameplay
  • Unique use of objects as weapons
  • Compelling story with deranged characters
  • Great music and visuals
  • Encourages creative problem-solving
What could be improved:
  • Limited player freedom
  • Can become repetitive towards the end

  • violent
  • western
  • top-down
  • fast-paced
  • action
  • platform
  • combo
  • isometric
  • blood
  • beat-em-up
  • gore
  • cartoony
  • hack-and-slash
  • animal
  • difficult

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