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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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DOS (1992)

You play the role of a magician, who is called upon by the townspeople to defeat his ancient archrival Nemesis...

DOS (1991)

Petton Everhail, the most powerful magician in the world is hired to recover an enormous treasure buried deep beneath the...

Commodore 64 (1992)

Catalypse is a horizontally-scrolling shoot'em up where you guide your ship against the alien CLIO civilization through five big levels,...

Catechumen Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

A Christian-themed first-person-shooter, you are a Christian-in-training in the Ancient Roman times. You are battling the hordes of demons sent...

Cauldron Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Playing a witch, you must assemble the six ingredients required to kill off your arch-rival, an evil pumpkin. The ingredients...

Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

An evil witch has brought evil and darkness to the enchanted wood, wiping out all but 1 of the innocent...

Dragon 32/64 (1983)

Just like Cavern Fighter, Cave Fighter is a Scramble clone.Your objective is to fly your little spaceship unscathed through a...

ZX Spectrum (1984) and VIC-20 (1982)

Are you willing to plow through six levels of asteroids, alien ships and defense installations, and finally a Dicator's Lair,...

Caverns of Callisto Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Apple II (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

You are an astronaut on the moon of Callisto and mutants have stolen the panels from your spaceship along with...

Commodore 64 (1985) and Atari 8-bit (1986)

You are the pilot of a mine supply ship and it is your task to deliver supplies to various amount...

DOS (1989)

Caverns of Kroz is a continuation of Kingdom of Kroz, and the third game in the original Kroz trilogy. The...

Caverns of Mars Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 2600 (2006) and Atari 8-bit (1981)

Martian galactic fleets surround the planet and are demanding its surrender! The Terra IV High Command knows that your space...

Windows (2012)

You steer a spaceship trapped on the moon Mimas and need to find your way to the exit of each...

Commodore 64 (1984)

The Torms and the invading Humans don't like each other. Spotting a quick buck you have decided to take both...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Caves of 64 is a side view horizontal shooter where the screen scrolls from right to left constantly, and you...

Cave Story Windows Front Cover

Linux (2007), Windows (2005), Dreamcast (2013), Amiga (2008), Macintosh (2005), Nintendo DSi (2010), GP2X (2007) and GP2X Wiz (2011)

Cave Story is a metroidvania platformer with the amnesiac soldier Quote finding a city of rabbits called Mimigas. The Mimigas...

Cave Story Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Cave Story is a re-release of the original Cave Story and meant to replace the 2010 DSi version. As technical...

Cave Story Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

The WiiWare version of Cave Story is an updated version of the original game. The visuals have been updated to...

Cave Story+ Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

Cave Story+ is an enhanced version of the original Cave Story. Compared to other versions it is the most complete...

Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Cave Story 3D is an enhanced remake of Cave Story and the first version for the 3DS platform. The most...

Windows (2001)

In Cavity Crusader the player has to protect teeth from bacteria. To do so he shoots at them while they...

DOS (1998)

The sequel to Cyberdogs, C-Dogs improves the original Cyberdogs gameplay formula. The game involves you taking your character on missions...

Cecco Collection Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

This collection is named after the famous designer and programmer Raffaele Cecco. It contains 4 of his best known games:...

Apple II (1981)

Ceiling Zero is a fixed screen shoot 'em up. It features an alien mothership that is protected by the titular...

CellFactor: Psychokinetic Wars Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

CellFactor: Psychokinetic Wars is an arena-based shooter featuring three classes with varying psyonic powers. The game features ten single-player challenges...

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