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Genre: Tactical shooter

Group Description

Tactical shooters is a sub-genre of shooters where the emphasis lies on realism. This applies in the usage of weapons, the control over the protagonist as well as usable combat tactics. In this type of game the player usually has control of a squad of characters. The player can only control only one character directly at a time, but can issue commands to let the AI take over the other characters. Usually tactical shooters feature some of the following elements:
  • Weapon drop
  • Realistic crosshairs or iron sights
  • Weapon degradation
  • Emphasis on stealth
  • Realistic movement speeds and types (i.e. no "bunny-hopping")
  • Locational damage
  • Fatigue
  • The ability to issue orders to and maybe even switch between squad members
  • Absence of a radar indicating unit positions

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Spec Ops: Airborne Commando2002PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSPGotham Games4.00
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear - Black Thorn2001WindowsUbi Soft Entertainment Software3.34
SWAT 3: Tactical Game of the Year Edition2001WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.4.00
Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis2001WindowsCodemasters Software Company Limited, The3.94
Spec Ops: Ranger Elite2001PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSPSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.2.67
Operation Flashpoint: Gold Edition2001WindowsCodemasters Software Company Limited, The4.04
Deadly Dozen2001WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.71
Spec Ops: Covert Assault2001PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSPSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.1.71
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear2001DreamcastRed Storm Entertainment, Inc.2.87
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear (Platinum Pack)2001WindowsRed Storm Entertainment, Inc.4.30
Operation Flashpoint: Gold Upgrade2001WindowsCodemasters Software Company Limited, The4.00
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon2001GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxAspyr Media, Inc.3.61
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six2000DreamcastMajesco Sales, Inc.3.62
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six2000Game Boy ColorRed Storm Entertainment, Inc.3.13
Hidden & Dangerous: Devil's Bridge2000WindowsTalonSoft, Inc.1.92
Project IGI: I'm Going In2000WindowsEidos Interactive, Inc.3.50
Delta Force: Land Warrior2000WindowsNovaLogic, Inc.2.77
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Covert Ops Essentials2000WindowsRed Storm Entertainment, Inc.3.91
Rainbow Six (Collector's Edition)2000WindowsRed Storm Entertainment, Inc.3.53
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle: Elite Edition2000WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.94
Spec Ops II: Omega Squad2000DreamcastRipcord Games2.14
Hidden & Dangerous Action Pack2000WindowsTalonSoft, Inc....
Spec Ops: Platinum Collection2000WindowsRipcord Games5.00
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear Mission Pack - Urban Operations2000WindowsRed Storm Entertainment, Inc.3.71
Delta Force 21999WindowsNovaLogic, Inc.3.10
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Selected Covers

Spec Ops: Covert Assault PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Spec Ops: Covert Assault
Deadly Dozen Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Deadly Dozen

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Deadly Dozen
Title screen / Main menu.
Screenshot from Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six