Top-Down Shooters

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#1  Edited By RoarkIndustries

With the arrival of Dead Nation my interest in top-down shooters is piqued. Can anyone point me in the direction of a list of top games in this genre? Preferably this console generation.

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#3  Edited By Informant

GTA 1 & 2 are great top down shooters, Alien Swarm also comes to mind, Star Control 2 is a spacey humourous game in which the battles occur in top down spacecraft duels.

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#4  Edited By Suicidal_SNiper

Definitely give Alien Swarm a go if you haven't already. Best of all it's free on Steam!

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#5  Edited By gamer_152  Moderator

As Suicidal said Alien Swarm is going for free on Steam. Personally I still can't get enough of Geometry Wars 2 either.

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#6  Edited By RoarkIndustries

Thanks for the great advice. Looking forward to playing more of this genre

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I feel like there should be a distinction between top down dual joystick shooters (which is to say, dual joystick shooters), and vertical scrolling top down shooters (which is to say, top down shooters).
 
I was hoping to read about some similar games to Finalizer.
 
Oh dude, Finalizer.

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#8  Edited By EVO

Super Stardust HD was made by the same guys that did Dead Nation, so you should give that a try. Everyday Shooter is also worth a look.

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#9  Edited By cjmabry

There was this one top-down online shooter that was installed with the original Everquest and it was sooooo fun, but I can't remember the name. Maybe someone can help me out, or I'll head over to the Can't remember the name of that game thread... To the internets! 
 
Not sure if it would still hold up but I remembered loving it. 
 
EDIT: Found it. It's called Infantry Online and apparently it's free now. Check it out!

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#10  Edited By MooseyMcMan

Blops has a good one in it. Plus, you get a full-ass FPS to go along with it. 

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Geometry Wars 1 and 2, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Super Stardust HD

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I used to play a ton of Raptor.

Got it on a shareware disc with Blake Stone, Duke Nukem 1 and 2, motherfucking Sango Fighter, and more.

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Outbreak (Zombie modes: Survival, Co-op, Versus) for SubVein, now called Mutant Factions just got released: http://subvein.net/?ref=yo3man

check it out!

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