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Shooter

Description

Shooters are action games in which the player character shoots enemies.

The shooting is usually performed with firearms in these games; however, any weapon that dispatches projectiles qualifies, which makes many games (e.g. Heretic) that rely on medieval ranged weaponry or even magical projectiles shooters as well.

There are many shooter sub-genres, including fixed-screen shooters, scrolling shooters, rail shooters, and others.

Since the emergence of 3D graphics, 3D shooters, popularized by Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, have become the leading representatives of the genre. This sub-genre is sometimes referred to as first-person shooter, though this definition is not very precise, since the genre's distinguishing feature are 3D environments, not the perspective; some 3D shooters allow players to switch between perspectives, while others enforce a third-person view.

3D shooters may incorporate elements of other genres, most commonly role-playing (e.g. System Shock games and Deus Ex).
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Windows (2013)

Abyss is a shooter taking place in the ocean where the player has to battle wave after wave of mechanical...

The Abyss: Incident at Europa Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

The Abyss: Incident at Europa is a science fiction game which builds upon events that took place in James Cameron's...

Abyss of Pandemonium DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998)

An unofficial add-on for Quake (like Shrak for Quake), Abyss of Pandemonium cheekily positions itself as the next part of...

AC-130: Operation Devastation Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

AC-130: Operation Devastation is a first person shooting game where the player is the gunner of a Lockheed AC-130 gunship....

Accele Brid SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

This is a very basic, linear "shoot'em'up" game in which the robot of your choice, rigged with a variety of...

Acceleration of SUGURI X Edition PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

Far in the future, an Earth destroyed by war is abandoned by humanity. In order to revive the planet a...

CD-i (1997)

Accelerator is a 2D top down action racing game. The cars in the game feature weapons so while racing the...

Commodore 64 (1989) and ZX Spectrum (1989)

After defeating the enemy in ACE and ACE 2, it's now to time to travel into the future and into...

Ace Combat Advance Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

The Air Strike Force (A.S.F.) is the most advanced aircraft squadron on the planet. Not held by any nation, they...

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Unlike many previous Ace Combat titles, Assault Horizon does not set the story in the fictional world, but on a...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Enhanced Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Enhanced Edition is the PC version of Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. Besides the main game,...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (Limited Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

This limited edition contains: Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Soundtrack disc Downloadable F4-E Phantom II aircraft Signed notebook

Atari ST (1988)

Ace Invaders is a Space Invaders clone written in 68000 assembler. You control your ship with the joystick and your...

Jupiter Ace (1982)

Ace Invaders is a single screen side view shooter based on the arcade game Space Invaders where you control a...

Jupiter Ace (1983)

ACE Invaders is a side view single screen shooter where you control a spacecraft at the bottom of the screen,...

Jupiter Ace (1983)

On a fact-finding tour of Jupiter in the 23rd century you have discovered the planet being invaded by aliens and...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

This GBA version of Ace Lightning is based on the BBC TV show of the same name which is a...

Ace of Spades Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2013)

Ace of Spades is a voxel based shooter, with fully destroyable environment similar to Fortress Wars. Since the game supports...

Aces of the Galaxy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Xbox 360 (2008)

Aces of the Galaxy is a third-person, futuristic space shooter where the player needs to take on the entire Skurgian...

Aces of War PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Aces of War is a historical flight combat sim set in the Pacific Theater of World War II which presents...

Windows (2002)

Acid Arena Turbo is a first-person shooter and the second version of the game originally released as Acid Arena. It...

DOS (1995) and Palm OS (2005)

A game where the object is to shoot down enemy paratroopers as they drop from planes. The player takes control...

Windows (1997)

ACM 1918 is an arcade shooter that plays at the end of World War I. You can choose between four...

iPhone (2012)

Zombocalypse has come, and as one of the last survivors, the president of the USA, the player must try to...

SNES (1992) and Arcade (1991)

Years ago humanity abandoned the over-polluted Earth to make a new home on Mars. Now, without warning, a mechanical moon...

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