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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J2ME (2005)

Aberrance is a futuristic side-scrolling shooter. You control a hero with a jet pack through three organic levels, each with...

ABM Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1980)

An early Missile Command clone which puts the player in charge of defending the US East Coast from a nuclear...

ABM Command: DEFense CONdition 1 iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

ABM Command (formerly DEFCON 1) is a missile defense game. The game is split into three phases: In the defense...

Abobo's Big Adventure Browser Front Cover

Browser (2012)

Abobo's Big Adventure is a parody tribute to well-known and loved games of the NES era. Players control Abobo, an...

Windows (2007)

Abo Hadeed is a 3D, third person shooter inspired by the Egyptian environment.The game takes place entirely in modern-day Egypt....

Absolute Blue Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Absolute Blue is a side-scrolling casual shooting game set in a sci-fi setting. The player is given the control of...

Absolute Terror Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Absolute Terror is a single player space shooter.Earth's colonies are revolting. What is worse, their forces are winning because they've...

Absolute Zero DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

In the 24th century, on the frozen Jovian moon of Europa, earth has established a colony to extract water from...

Browser (1998)

Having no connection whatsoever with the identically-titled game by Domark, this Absolute Zero is a shoot 'em up in which...

Abstracta Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Abstracta is a flash-based, semi-abstract, meditative shooter. The gameplay consists in controlling a blue blob with the mouse, collecting and...

Abuse DOS Front Cover

Linux (1995), DOS (1995), Amiga (1998), Macintosh (1996), iPhone (2009), Acorn 32-bit (1998), GP2X (2008), GP2X Wiz (2009) and BeOS (1998)

It is the unimaginably distant year 2009. You are Nick Vrenna, falsely locked inside a high security prison. The genetic...

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...

Accelerator CD-i Front Cover

CD-i (1997)

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

ZX Spectrum (1984)

The human race is in a state of decline after a 200 year war in the 25th Century against Alien...

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...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon PlayStation 3 Front Cover

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 - A-10A "Happy Holidays" PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

A-10A "Happy Holidays" is DLC for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. It includes a skin for an A-10A aircraft with a...

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - A-10A "Warthog" PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

A-10A "Warthog" is DLC for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. It adds an aircraft skin based on an A-10A "Warthog" aircraft....

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - AH-64D "Leopard Pattern" PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

AH-64D "Leopard Pattern" is DLC for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. It is a helicopter skin for the AH-64D helicopter featuring...

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