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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 (2008)

Christmasdius is a retro-style side-scrolling shooter score attack game created for Christmas 2008. The player controls Santa Claus, flying on...

Chrome Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

As a freelance mercenary, Bolt Logan has been to some tough planets and had some tough jobs. In fact, one...

Chrome SpecForce Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

In the sequel to Chrome, you once again take on the role of Bolt Logan. He is now part of...

Linux (2000) and Windows (2001)

In chromium B.S.U. the player takes the role of a cargo ship which needs to bring supplies to the front...

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Xbox 360 (2009), Macintosh (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena includes two single player campaigns. One is a graphically enhanced version of...

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Xbox (2004)

You are Richard B. Riddick, a convicted criminal with a record as long as War and Peace. You are the...

ZX Spectrum (1987)

This shoot 'em up resembles many others, but was released at budget price. You're in control of space craft Chronos,...

Chuck Norris: Bring on the Pain J2ME Front Cover

BREW (2009), J2ME (2008), iPhone (2009) and BlackBerry (2009)

Capitalizing on the internet hype surrounding the American martial artists actor Chuck Norris, though two years late, Bring on the...

CIA Operative: Solo Missions Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

You are Jack Noel, CIA Operative. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to stop a major terrorist...

Commodore 64 (1985)

Earth is about to be attacked and destroyed by an alien force and it's up to you to blast and...

Circus Games Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

Treat yourself to hours of circus fun without leaving the comfort of your home. With Circus Games you get to...

Amiga (1995)

A revolt on a distant prison island must be foiled by you in this first-person shoot ‘em up. Reaching the...

City Centurian Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1988)

Your job is to patrol Earth's first moon colony. As you push through the thin artificial atmosphere, a spacecraft suddenly...

City Defence Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1987)

City Defence is an early Missile Command clone. Your job is to defend several cities against deadly rays (instructions) from...

Dragon 32/64 (1983)

City Defence is a variant of Missile Command. You have a laser turret on the ground, as the sole line...

City Fighter Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984)

In City Fighter, a simple crosshair-shoot-em-up, you have to protect the city of London against an alien invasion. The alien...

TurboGrafx-16 (1990)

City Hunter is based on the eponymous manga by Tsukasa Hojo. The story focuses on Ryo Saeba, a young man...

Commodore 64 (1987)

In this crosshair game you are attending the Shooting Range with City backgrounds. In first-person view you should move the...

ZX81 (1982)

Evil Xon and his forces are on a ridgetop encircling a valley full of his subjects. In this isometric shooter...

Commodore 64 (1988)

In the game made with SEUCK (Shoot 'Em Up Construction Kit) you control Ciuffy the dog on his way out...

Civil War: Secret Missions Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), PlayStation 2 (2008), Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

During the Civil War, small and irregular pockets of men were called upon to perform spectacular raids, disrupt enemy supply...

Clash Force iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Clash Force is a retro-inspired run and gun action game inspired by similar games on the NES such as Contra...

Classic Arcadia ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Classic Arcadia is a compilation of three budget release clones of coin-op arcade games. The games in this compilation areClassic...

ZX Spectrum (1992)

The second of Alternative's Classic Arcadia compilations consisting of three unofficial clones of old arcade machine games. The games in...

Commodore 64 (1992) and ZX Spectrum (1992)

The third of Alternative's Classic Arcadia compilations. While the previous two compiled unofficial clones of old arcade machines, this one...

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